Anne Wilson Heuisler
Eleanor Brown Wheeler and Phil have purchased property adjacent to the property of their son and his family. They are in the process of building their “forever” home – one story instead of three.
Tarun Comegys Johns enjoyed visiting many friends and cousins as far south as Ft. Myers, then house-sat in Aiken, SC, for three weeks. In September Tarun is going on a mission to Ghana, Africa, with the AMENYO foundation which focuses on education and medical care for the village of Kepenoe. Her boat is in the water at Belfast, ME, and summer sailing has begun, though it has been very cold, “44 degrees as I write.”
Mary Ann Guild Simmons is happy that we had our class had our 50th anniversary party in her daughter’s party barn. Mary Ann still goes to the concerts at Hood and the Pergola party.
Edith Howard Hogan stays active, engaged, and adventurous “because I have a severe case of FOMO…fear of missing out!” “Don’t slow down,” she advises. “Nature does that to us anyway, so stay determined and disciplined. Be determined to age well, which is different from aging.”
Edee walks, swims, and practices yoga. Edee shows the single men and women in her neighborhood how to look ahead, cook ahead, and plan ahead. Edee’s favorite charitable organization is So Others Might Eat (or SOME), an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the more than 8,000 men, women, and children who are homeless in the nation’s capital.
Carole Jones Rogers and her family celebrated all of their birthdays by gathering in Columbus over Memorial Day. A weekend highlight was seeing The Book of Mormon, which they all loved. Carole spent three nights with me in Baltimore, during which we visited Mary-Lou Trout Haddad in Boyertown, PA. Then she headed to daughter Caroline’s Eastern Shore retreat for a respite in sun and sand.
Judy Moreland Granger helped Bob recover from February knee surgery. In May her family celebrated her 80th birthday. The Grangers are looking forward to a family reunion near Lake Michigan in July.
Jeannette Phelps had a fall in the spring which sent her to the ER and has been in Health Care at Roland Park Place for three months. She is hoping to return to her apartment soon.
Margarita Sabater del Toro daughter, Marita del Toro-Sabater ’83, wrote to tell us about her mother’s later years. After a successful career of working in business management, Margie was buffeted by health problems until she was bedridden. Her children and grandchildren remember her as a great mother, wife, and grandmother. Marita says, “She was a woman who would be at home in today’s generation, as she was continually breaking career barriers and expecting (and getting) equal treatment. She was modern, fun, irreverent, and brilliant. Her legacy also included many of her children’s friends whom she ‘adopted’; these were kids with not-so-great home lives who would stay over for a night, a month, or even years. She treated everyone as hers, with chores and scolding’s and hugs. She died young, in her early 70s, the day before her birthday. She really was ready to go by then, and we were heartsick at seeing her suffer.”
Myra Silberstein Goldgeier continues to be happy with her choice to live in The Forest at Duke retirement community. She traveled back to Easton, MD, in June for the dedication of a new temple, a new space for the B’nai Israel congregation Myra and Sheldon joined when they moved there in 2001. Myra also was preparing to attend her grand-niece’s wedding on Nantucket in mid-June. On the way from Nantucket, Myra and Eileen planned to visit Hood classmate Nancy Smith Grissino.
Mary Lou Trout Haddad and Charles are in the process of putting their beautiful historic house in Boyertown, PA, on the market and renovating a duplex. They have planned a spacious one-floor apartment with an additional apartment on the second floor for son Phillip. Gayle Hamilton Blakeslee drove Carole Rogers and me from Cockeysville, MD, to Boyertown for a visit and lunch with Mary-Lou. Charles had ordered a special cake for the Hood girls
Carol Wick Ericksen is putting their house on the market, to move in October to Maris Grove, an Erickson community in Concordville, PA. She recently moved Leif to a skilled nursing facility nearby.
FRIEDA CRONHARDT, 81, resident of the Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, Maryland, died peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2018. Born April 22, 1937, in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Henry A. Cronhardt Sr. and Frieda Sauter Cronhardt. Frieda graduated from Hood College with a master’s degree in social work and worked for most of her career as a social worker in Carroll County for the State of Maryland. She was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and served as a First Lieutenant. She was an avid reader and a cat lover. She is survived by her brother, Henry A. Cronhardt Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Cockeysville, Maryland, and their children and grandchildren. Graveside services were planned for June 29 in Westminster Cemetery.
Memorial donations were designated for
Carroll Lutheran Village Resident Assistance Fund
300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, MD 21158
292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157
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