Class Notes - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)

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Doreen (Barrows '81) Perry

Resides in Ambridge, PA.

Sandra Pittenturf '74

Has retired from her management position at DFIN Solutions Inc. She plans on spending most of her time with her three grandchildren.

Sarah (Zwinger '98) Gibbs

Is pursuing a technical career after 19 years of working in higher education. She is an Implementation Consultant for TargetX, working remotely from home. She is excited to use the knowledge of the past 19 years to help colleges and universities better facilitate the use of their CRM.

John McBurney '91

And wife Alisha welcomed their third daughter, Makayla Ansley, on November 20, 2018. She joins sisters Abigail and Jasmine.

Tyler Clewell '15

Was hired in July 2018 at his high school Alma Mater as the 4th band director. Tyler is working with students in grades 5-12 and directs the marching band, Jr/Sr high concert bands, 5th grade band, jazz and pep bands. He is happy to be in his hometown and loves making music with his students.

Adam Jones '10 MAHE

Is the Associate Director, Office of Student Conduct at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He and wife Melissa have four children and reside in Indiana, PA.

Daniel '15 and Becky (Dimidik '16) Keys

Welcomed their first child Seth Daniel in July 2018.

Kyle '09 and Chelsea (Yarger '09) Harrington

Welcomed son Jace Harrington in May 2018. He joins big sister Sadie, born in 2016.

John Manzetti '69

Officially retired in 2018. He also published a book, "Small Bites of the Elephant" in 2018, to share his broad business knowledge and experiences with entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Ian '14 and Sarah (Abbott '15) MacKenzie

Welcomed their second child, Charlotte Grace MacKenzie, on September 6th, 2018.

Mitchell Steffy '18

Spent time working with Reach Global doing hurrican relief in North Carolina and met a fellow Geneva alumnus, Jacob Bruker '13, who was working with another church.

Rev. Rebecca (Mahr '77) Cartus

Participated in the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions Conference in Toronto, Ontario, from November 1-7, 2018. She presented a workshop, "Hands Across the World: Building Bridges of Peace to Become the Beloved Community".

Jon O'Data '82

Has been named Location Manager with the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania in charge of the Pittsburgh region with an office in Wexford, PA. The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania is a division of Service Corporation International (SCI). Jon is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and also holds an MBA from Robert Morris University. Jon is married to Judy Moore O'Data and has two children, Aaron and Lauren, and one granddaughter, Riley Ann.

Anna (Foust '09) Wall

And her husband Justin welcomed their first child, a son named Knox, in January 2018.

Jean (Mitchel '58) McFarland

And husband Rev. Glenn McFarland '58 moved from Southern California 12 years ago to Florida where they retired. Glenn is a retired minister, school principal and teacher. Jean is a retired RN, having worked in the ICU and ER as well as an instructor and administrator.

Jamie Kensinger '11, '13 MAHE

Accepted a new position at CLI/Sheetz as an HR Generalist.

Caleb '17 and Jill (Leatherman '16) Metzler

And were married on June 10, 2017. The couple resides in Herndon, VA.

Shawn Caldwell '90

Released his second CD, "It's Christmas Time", November 2018. It is a collection of original, contemporary, and traditional Christmas songs. For more information or to order, visit

Scott Sweatman '05

And wife Katie live in Lynchburg, VA and are expecting their third son in November 2018. He will join big brothers Jack and David.

Becky (Douthitt '87) Saymansky

And husband Gary reside in Darlington, PA.

Adam Gray '11

And his wife have two sons, Henry and Oliver.

Sgt. Tom Carver

Has retired from the Delaware State Police after 23 years of service. Tom has accepted a position as a safety compliance officer with Krapf Transportation, working in the company's Rover commuter bus and para-transit division in Downingtown, PA.

Michael Matvey

Retired in 2010. He and wife Lura reside in Orlando, FL.

Rev. John Foester '53

Was named a Distinguished Alumni from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for his service to the church.

Robert O'Neill '05 MSOL

Was recently named the chief of Butler police.

Brendan Hamilton '18

Started a new job at Nephron Pharmaceuticals as a Research and Development Chemist.

Kati (Campbell '14) Dey

Married Dylan Dey on May 19, 2018. Kati is the Marketing and Events Specialist for the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The couple resides in Darlington, PA.

Dr. Jeanne (Dill '72) Svobodny

Is an Elementary Principal at Dover-Eyota Public School. She recently wrote the book "It's Too Soon To Quit, A Story of Hope". Jeanne and her husband Mike reside in Winona, MN.


Name Graduation Year Date of Death
Richard S. Lapishka '71 1971 January 13, 2019
Ray E. Coakley '57 1957 January 11, 2019
Ellen L. (Cunningham '77) Fleming 1977 May 22, 2018
Jean (Elder '65) Bash 1965 September 11, 2018
Scott A. Eckert '85 1985 January 5, 2019
Gloria Giovannini '48 1948 December 29, 2018
Margaret J. (Irvin '65) Dishong 1965 December 30, 2018
Marilyn E. Datt '65 1965 December 23, 2018
Robert E. Sterrett '54 1954 December 18, 2018
Rebecca (Harrington '80) Forest 1980 June 29, 2018
Christopher R. Yinkey MA '07 2007 December 8, 2018
Elizabeth F. (Kramer '62) Bodensky 1962 December 13, 2018
Betty R. (Holt '45) Trout 1945 December 6, 2018
Carroll B. Skinner '79 1979 November 19, 2018
Martha A. (White '49) Beard 1949 December 1, 2018
Guy P. Demaio '61 1961 November 24, 2018
Glola G. (Caskey '63) Basler 1963 November 19, 2018
Robert J. Stefan '67 1967 June 30, 2018
Mary M. (Boal '68) Batchelor 1968 November 20, 2018
Eugene "EK" Hassan '56 1956 November 19, 2018
Vincent W. Piccola '58 1958 November 16, 2018
Jovan Vukmaravich '53 1953 November 22, 2018
Marian Jean (McClain '52) Clapie Krivoski 1952 November 10, 2018
Nancy K. Starr-Brickner '90 1990 November 13, 2018
Carrie A. (Rorabaugh '95) Balas 1995 November 9, 2018
Richard L. Evans '12, '14 MA 2012 October 31, 2018
Michael H. Thompson '66 1966 November 2, 2018
Dr. John Robert Sapp '57 1957 October 27, 2018
Wesley K. Lewis '68 1968 November 9, 2018
Bruce A. Hawk '71 1971 November 6, 2018
Harold J. Wissner Jr. '77 1977 November 6, 2018
Louis J. Koutoulakis '54 1954 November 1, 2018
Paul D. Brockett Jr. '54 1954 October 31, 2018
Frank V. Pishioneri '56 1956 October 28, 2018
Marilois (McFarland '47) George 1947 October 22, 2018
Clark S. Duncan '70 1970 October 20, 2018
Samuel C. Mullin '59 1959 March 22, 2018
Donald O. Tarazano '57 1957 April 27, 2018
Emil "Lenny" Luongo '63 1963 October 16, 2018
C. Dean Strosnider '51 1951 October 13, 2018
Dr. John J. Fassinger '55 1955 October 7, 2018

Friends of Geneva - Memoriam

Name Date of Death
Elda V. Perz *Heritage Society* November 10, 2018
Karl L. Boak October 22, 2018
Donna M. Douglas September 28, 2018