Since mailing out the Post Card with the webpage information I have received the following emails:
Long time no see!
If you or my classmates are not aware, I married a 1954 graduate of Manheim Township, (Sandy) and we have three adult children who live in Atlanta, San Francisco and Talking Rock, Georgia. Sandy and I are happily retired and have been living in Sarasota, Florida for the last fifteen years. It would be my great pleasure to touch base with any of our McCaskey classmates via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they are so inclined.
Thanks, Allen, for acting as Class Contact and for the post card. Many people no longer get the daily newspapers and miss obits, etc., so hopefully this will fill in some of the gaps. You probably know that Mike Miller passed away on the 13th of August. His service will be held this coming Sunday, August 27, at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Landisville. More details can be found at Lancaster Online. Mike and Arlene (Zimmerman) were at the picnic in June. Also, did you know that Steve Reinhart passed away just before our picnic. Thanks to you and all the committee for a fun get-together in June. John and I are looking forward to the 65th.
Barbara (Bushong) Graeter.
Is breakfast on for this Wednesday, August 30th?
By the way, good website - I hope you get some of the info you are seeking about missing class members, etc.
Is there a list of known living members available in some form,
See you this coming Wednesday assuming breakfast at George's is still on.
While I have your attention, the Reunion Committee would like to hear from everyone regarding your choice in regards to a Noontime Gathering or an Evening Gathering. We will be looking at several venues over the next year. Local preference seems to be for the Noontime Gathering. That said, please, share your preference with us.
Thanks for your card. The website is neat.
Most of my adult life I lived in Northern Virginia working for the Navy and Air Force.
For 25 years, 1971-1996, I was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Logistics, Communications and Computers with my
office in the Pentagon.
From 1997-2007 I worked for a “Beltway Bandit” – a company that works for various federal government agencies as a contractor.
We moved back to Lancaster in 2007.
We are blessed to have 4 children, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren (provided by
the three oldest grandsons). [I tell folks that they are not Catholic, not Mormon; rather, they are
Our oldest daughter, who lives in Northern Virginia, has 7 sons, three of whom have provided
the great grandchildren. We have a son, Lloyd III, who has 4 children (including Lloyd IV); he
lives in Massachusetts. We have a son with two children who lives in Fresno, California, and
our youngest daughter (unmarried) is a missionary with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) who
currently lives in Huntington Beach, California.
Interestingly, when we came back to Lancaster and contracted for a phone, I asked if my
mother’s number was available. Turns out that it was. So we have the same phone number
that I had as a child and student at McCaskey – EXpress 38386.
This picture was taken 10 years ago in San Diego at our 50th Wedding Anniversary. The 60th
will be next week.
If you would like to see a complete listing of all the Class Members' status - Living, Deceased or Missing you can view it by clicking on the "W" icon to the left. Then click the "OPEN" box at the bottom of the page. I hope this works for you.
From: Chuck Lower
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:57 PM
Subject: Class of 1954
I was able to download the “About” info but the column headings are missing—so I have a bunch of unidentified Xs. Can you kindly fill in the blanks?
Thanks for a very informative and enjoyable site. Sorry that I’ve missed reunion activities (since 1959!) but who knows, I may make another one in the coming years.
Chuck Lower (1954EX)
A thumb nail sketch of ALLEN ESHLEMAN
After graduation I went to work at High Welding, now High Steel, as a Draftsman. In October 1955 I entered the U. S. Marine Corps as a Private, served in Viet Nam as a member of the 7th Counter-intelligence Team and received a commission to a 2nd Lieutenant. I left the USMC in 1969 and opened "CamTech of Lititz" in Lititz. It was the only photographic repair facility between New York and Washington, D.C.
I was recruited by Lancaster General Hospital to be an Ophthalmic Photographer and subsequently was in charge of the "Eye Diagnostic and LASER Center" at their Health Campus.
Upon retiring from LGH my wife, Harriet Radfliffe, Class of 1956, and I purchased and operated the "1857 Antique Barn" in Brickerville. It was a 40 dealer antique mall.
We have four children, four grandchildren and three great-grand children.
Always an electronics enthusiast,
I bought my first computer in 1980 and
have been addicted to them ever since.
I do volunteer work for the Ephrata
Cloister and the Occupational
Development Center in Lancaster.