1963: Winter 2017

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Dottie Snyder Engle

Dear classmates. Sorry for such brief news, but I have heard from very few of you. Joanne Cissel Doyle says that she and Jim paid their annual visit to their son’s family in Texas. She also informed me that Jo Ann Twilley Plichta, M.A.’86 has moved to West Chester, PA, and that Jo’s husband, Dave, died recently. While we are speaking of deaths, in case you haven’t heard, my dear Ronnie has also left us. He hadn’t been feeling well, but felt well enough to go to a football game at the University of Maryland on Oct. 15 with several friends. He enjoyed lunch and camaraderie but fell over as he passed through security and could not be revived. I am being philosophical because we had frequently talked about what a great life we had; he wanted to go first and quickly. Oddly enough, I was not totally surprised. (He just didn’t want to do all this paperwork.) We had an amazing “Celebration of Life” for him with more than 500 people in attendance. This was going to be his last year of coaching, at least as a head coach. At least that’s what he said! The good news is that the deck has been repainted, and although the host will not be here for the next reunion, the deck is ready for you, so plan on being here!

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