1964–Fall ’18 Class Letter


Pat Ostrom Kohnen

925-201-7377 / [email protected]

Class of 1964,

As I write his message to you it is very hot here in California, but my suitcase is packed for the cooler weather of Alaska. I will enjoy a cruise for 14 days on Crystal with a woman from Stoneridge Creek who still works part time as a travel agent. She has been on 100 cruises.

Life at Stoneridge Creek is great. The final phase is almost complete and then we will have about 825 residents in independent living plus residents at Creekview who need more care. Water exercise, book club and excursions continue to be my favorite activities. I am still giving the book Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen to people who need it. A friend shared it with me four years ago and I have been sharing it ever since.

I was pleased to see my oldest granddaughter graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her major was Criminal Justice and she will be attending the police academy in Nevada.

I have some news from classmates to share. RICHARD MOSCHEL ’64 of Sun City West, Arizona writes, “Enjoying retirement spending October-May in Arizona and May-October in Ely, Minnesota at our log home. We have one son living in Los Angeles looking for job behind the scenes in film. Our second son is bartending in Scottsdale and our third son is in New Orleans.”

DAVID SCHENCK ’64 of Tampa Florida writes, “I am very happy to report on the publication of a new book entitled Communication and Bioethics at The End of Life: Real Cases, Real Dilemmas, by Lori Roscoe and David Schenck. The book is intended for advanced undergraduates interested in careers in healthcare, medical and nursing students, persons in allied healthcare, as well as physicians and educators.” David is Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida.

DANIEL SICULAN ’64 of Columbia, South Carolina, writes, “We celebrated the birth of our latest grandchild, Rylan Mae on March 8th. My daughter’s other two children are aged 15 and 17!”

Is anyone thinking of returning to Ripon next June for our 55 year reunion? Please contact me at (925)201-7377 or [email protected] if you are in San Francisco so we could meet for a visit.

Join me in donating to Ripon. I’m grateful for the wonderful education and experience I had at Ripon.