Rod Knecht leads off:
My daughter Kelly got married on May 28th. My Sea Partner and great friend Bobby Grimaldi was there to help me celebrate.
Rex Gundle has been getting around and posted a couple photos to our Facebook Group, including a visit to Mike Booth in Minnesota.
Mark Suter contributes:
We spent a wonderful day with Craig Ellixson and Sherry Ulsh last month in Andover, MA. Craig and Sherry joined a wedding/graduation party hosted by the Colby’s to celebrate Jeanann and my son Gregory’s wedding to Moorea as well as Moorea’s siblings graduations from high school and college.
Gregory and Moorea got married last November and due to covid, only the two immediate families attended. Moorea’s parents hosted a wonderful Mediterranean barbecue on a beautiful day in July.
Craig and Sherry look great and made the drive up from Harrisburg, PA. Craig is working for Cargill and not missing the terrible hours at the port of Miami. Sherry is working for Hershey as Director of Procurement.
Dan Rohde is working on potentially having a boat available during next year’s reunion for some cocktail cruises, so he’s been in touch with our Homecoming coordinator Mickey Cunningham, who retired June 30. Mickey and Mary Kay are in Jupiter along with Mike Keane and John Carbone.
Dan says: I am retiring next July 1, Carrie and I will stay in Savannah but spend summers up North and winters down South in the sailboat – with Jupiter, FL as an “absolute must” stopping point when sailing South.
Mark Smith has been spending time on the field:
Had a busy summer of Little League Softball and Baseball. I got to umpire at the LL Southeast Region Softball Tournament and worked the plate for the semi-final and 3rd base for the Championship. I got my recommendation to work the Softball World Series sometime in the next few years. We then went to work at the LL Softball World Series, where I was the Time Out Coordinator, which means I worked with ESPN to make sure the players got back on the field at the right time and got the game re-started to support ESPN commercial timing, and helped with replay. See attached photo during one of the replay reviews. We then went up to Williamsport, PA to watch the Little League Baseball World Series for about a week. Had a great time and saw some great baseball. We head out to Alaska on 1 Sept for 18 day land/cruise tour. Retirement is awesome and highly recommended to those that haven’t done it yet!
Send a couple lines of news if your name hasn’t appeared in this column lately or if you know the whereabouts of Jeff Ciampa, Lisa (Taylor) Cripps, Eric Duepen or John Green. I want to see lots of classmates at Homecoming next year! To get in touch with Mickey Cunningham regarding 40th Reunion, email me at and I’ll pass your message to him.