Class Notes - Geneva College, Christian College in Pennsylvania

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Conor Dawley ’04, MS, LPC, CT and Josie Badger ’07, PhD, CRC, DHCE

Presented at the Virtual Disability & Mental Health Summit in April 2021. The sessions focused on issues related to the effects of the pandemic on the lives of children and adults with disabilities and mental health concerns.

Matthew '20 and Sierra (Dunfee) '20 Munford

Were united in marriage on December 19, 2020. The Munfords reside in Maryland.

Jacque (Good) Voorhis '83

Retired from IBM after 37 years in business partner sales. She welcomed her first grandchild, Oliver William Voorhis, born September 25, 2020 to Stephen and Keri Voorhis. Jacque resides in Pennsylvania.

Franki (Whritenour) Kilmer '19

Is employed be Grace Christian School as a high school STEM teacher. She and her husband, Ryan '18 currently reside in Virginia.

Robert H. McFarland '55

The FAITHFUL SERVANT AWARD (2021) of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary has been presented to Robert H. McFarland of Topeka, Kansas. For the 14th consecutive year, RPTS honors one of their alumni who has labored faithfully in ministry throughout a lifetime of service for Christ and His kingdom. McFarland is a 1958 graduate of RPTS. Mr. McFarland was ordained to the ministry in 1959 and has served as pastor in Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America congregations in Pennsylvania and Kansas and as interim pastor of nine different appointments in Northern Ireland, Australia, Japan, and the United States. He served five years as Director of Educational Services and Youth Ministry for the RPCNA and for 13 years as Regional Home Missionary of the Midwest Presbytery. Mr. McFarland and his wife, Georgia, have been married for nearly 63 years. They have three children: Rick (Ruth) McFarland, Allison McFarland, and Nancy (Norman) McCollum. He is a grandfather to seven and great grandfather to six. They have lived in Topeka since 1983. Mr. McFarland has published two books: Papa Got It Right! (recording events in his grandfather’s early life as a cattleman and rancher in the American West), and Reaching Children in the Church – 10 minutes at a time (a collection of the children’s talks given over a 60 year ministry for Christ) The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1810 making it the fifth oldest seminary in the United States.

Melissa Smathers '94

Became a small business owner of an established print shop located here in Beaver Falls, PA called InkStar in February of 2020. Even though it was a rough first year with the pandemic, she was able to stay open and is looking forward to a healthy, prosperous 2021.

Mark Sweesy '77

Has been awarded one of the two Heart Rhythm Society Distinguished Teacher Awards. The award ceremony will take place in July in Boston. Mark is a professor emeritus at Arrhythmia Technologies, Institute. He and his wife, Cece reside in North Carolina. Congratulations, Mark!

Tim '00 and Denise (Kuhn) '02 Baird

Welcomed baby number 6 to their family in May of 2020. Simeon Thomas joins sisters, Rachel, Katie, Megan, Lydia and brother Jesse at the Baird home. The Bairds reside in Pennsylvania.

Melissa (Raab) Held '13

And husband, Andy welcomed daughter, Ainsley Ruth in May of 2020. The Helds currently reside in Kansas.

Kayla (VanderZee) Middel '15

And husband, Nathan welcomed their first child, daughter, Madeline Rae in June of 2020. the Middels reside in Illinois.

Mikayla Covington '16

Is currently pursuing a PhD in Rhetoric from Duquesne University, where she also serves as an Adjunct Professor. Mikayla is employed by Promise of Life Network as the Director of International Operations and resides in Pennsylvania.

Scott McBurney '85

After teaching 34 years in regular and special education Scott retired from public education. He taught at various levels from 1st through 8th grade. He is now in his second year teaching 6th grade at Cair Paravel Latin School, a classical Christian school in Topeka, Kansas. Scott and his wife, Donna reside in Kansas.

Vince Charming '16

Married Elena Gowdy on October 17, 2020. Vince is employed as a Software Engineer for Capital One. The Charmings reside in Virginia.

Shaila (Costanza) '14, MA '16 and Jeff '13 Clingan

Welcomed daughter, Cesina Jolee in November of 2020. She joins big brother, Maverick at the Clingan house. The Clingans currently reside in Pennsylvania.

Zach '16 and Abigail (Wenger) '17 Ackerman

Welcomed twins Jameson William and Elliana Marie on December 19. The Ackermans currently reside in Ohio.

J.C. '16 and Rebekah (Rupert) '17 Ackerman

Welcomed their first child, Christian Evan in August. The Ackermans reside in Ohio.

Heidi (Mann) '16 and Joshua '15 Bechtold

Welcomed son, Jackson in April of 2020. The Bechtolds currently reside in Colorado.

Jordan (Blythe) Sweeney '11

Is a Client Service Associate with Jumet Financial. Jumet Financial with offices in Darlington, PA and Scottsdale, AZ, announces the opening of an office in Canton, OH. Jumet Financial has a team of 6 who service over 450 clients in 30 different states. Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC.

Amanda Carcaise '17

And Robert Pedaline were married on December 12th, 2020. Amanda is currently employed as an accountant for Beaver County Transit Authority. The Pedalines reside in Pennsylvania.

Memoriams

Name Graduation Year Date of Death
Frank E. "Gene" Beall '72 1972 March 3, 2021
Dr. John H. White '58 *Tower / Heritage Societies* 1958 March 11, 2021
Martin R. Yoyvodich '48 1948 March 8, 2021
Michael S. Krick '79 *Heritage Society* 1979 March 11, 2021
Edward B. Gardner '60 1960 March 6, 2021
Sally A. (Dishler) Marich '56 1956 March 14, 2021
Angelo Tomeo Jr. '58 1958 March 19, 2021
Virginia L. (Tutwiler) Williams '67 1967 March 13, 2021
Stephen J. Ragula Jr. '54 1954 March 20, 2021
Thomas M. Yancy '60 *Tower Society* 1960 March 31, 2021
Dunbar K. Abston III '83 1983 March 19, 2021
William A. Jones '72 1972 March 22, 2021
Donald J. Caputo '57 1957 March 12, 2021
Vada M. (McClain) Damaska '57 1957 March 26, 2021
Grace W. (Wilson) Turek '38 *Tower Society* 1938 March 27, 2021
Bruno A. Campese '49 1949 March 29, 2021
Gary J. Zalenski '92 1992 February 15, 2021
Mark W. Engle '79 1979 February 17, 2021
Leonard J. Tepsic '67 1967 February 28, 2021
Beverly (Watson) Schmidt '54 1954 February 25, 2021
Phyllis L. (Tench) Thompson '51 1951 February 15, 2021
Adelaide I. (Sternquist) Burry '52 1952 February 28, 2021
Katherine C. (Cleary) Stevens '52 1952 February 23, 2021
R. Caroline (Veith) Wheaton '51 1951 February 25, 2021
Ruth C. (Harden) Collins MSOL '01 2001 February 22, 2021
Patricia J. (Fox) Fellows '63 1963 February 22, 2021
Stephen A. Bryant '71 1971 February 22, 2021
John H. Hood '97 1997 February 1, 2021
Shirley R. (Lathom) Woods '56 1956 May 6, 2019
Warren E. Carr '50 1950 February 9, 2021
William H Fogg '50 1950 February 12, 2021
Robert H. Miksch Sr. '52 1952 February 14, 2021
Arthur T. Miller '66 1966 December 16, 2020
Augustus W. Myers '61 1961 January 27, 2021
Edwin C. Kester '52 1952 March 7, 2019
James D. Bigley '56 1956 January 9, 2021
David Buano '73 1973 December 16, 2021
Melville H. Little II '69 1969 January 15, 2021
Helen R. (Light) Wardeh '59 1959 January 14, 2021
Pamela E. (Stahl) Brown '96 1996 November 30, 2020
Dr. Allan Gastfriend '49 1949 January 22, 2021
Marjorie W. (Muldoon) Griffin '45 1945 February 3, 2021
Audrey M. (Zirat) Humerick '48 1948 January 26, 2021
Patricia A. (Livingston) Pivovar '58 1958 January 23 2021
Cindie (Clinton) Cropsie '73 1973 December 13, 2020
Rev. James F. Hux III '88 1988 March 24, 2019
Norvan O. Drugmand '50 1950 December 22, 2020
Ronnie J. White '71 1971 December 28, 2020
Mary J. (Eckhart) Bollinger '50 1950 January 2, 2021
Bruce A. Davis '96 1996 December 25, 2020
Joel R. Davis '99 1999 January 2, 2021
Paul G. Dici '57 1957 January 5, 2021
Denise R. (Pickens) McCarriher '88 1988 December 31, 2020
Dr. Gregory J. Schoeneweis '71 1971 December 29, 2020
Kali C. Stamaton '74 1974 January 2, 2021
Dana E. Elicker '70 1970 December 14, 2020
Donald Hoffman '57 1957 November 29, 2020
Kathy C. (Cornelius) Kemerer '95 1995 November 28, 2020
Dr. Charles W. Marion '54 1954 December 6, 2020
Rosamond M. (Muder-Smith) Landry '41 1941 October 3, 2019
Emily M. Barnes '09 2009 December 16, 2020
Cecilia A. Martini '95 1995 December 14, 2020

Friends of Geneva - Memoriam

Name Date of Death
Larry E. Derringer March 1, 2021
John F. Kline December 2, 2020
James F. Stussy March 17, 2021
Joseph C. Keaney *Heritage Society* February 18, 2021
Dunbar Abston, Jr July 9, 2019
Charles R. Shaffer March 25, 2021
Maria S. (Schwartz) Cirbus February 23, 2021
David M. Rowe December 23, 2020
Paul L. Bischoff January 5, 2021
Frank W. Gordon, Jr. January 8, 2021
R.K. "Bud" Reinhart January 8, 2021
David P. Ward January 15, 2021
Violet G. Hayes January 24, 2021
Andrew J. Marcinko December 28, 2020
James G. Rudolph Jr. December 25, 2020
Mary Halama December 29, 2020
Billie Riggins December 29, 2020
Frank H. Why December 15, 2020
Lou E. Adrian, Jr. December 12, 2020