Chapter Eternal Updates

John Charles Bradley '69
September 17, 2014
Birdsboro, PA
Lawyer, wife Barbara '69

Robert K. Franks '56
July 7, 2014
Ocean View, DE
US Navy, Electrical Engineer, Wife Dorothy Stone Franks

John A. Cox Jr '55
State College, PA

Richard R Conseur '64
January 18, 2014
H&HD, Stamford, CT

Robert A Mase '66
December 1, 2013
MBA Business, AROTC, Glee Club, Livonia, MI.

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Singer, David, Posted 2/16/14, 8:28:13 AM
Class of 1977

I retired in May of 2013. I have not found anything about retirement I don't love. We are spending lots of time at our home in Kiawah Island (near Charleston, S.C.). I am serving on several public company boards and a small university board to stay engaged. But primarily screwing off and enjoying life. Lots of golf and travel. Any fraters coming down this way looking to play golf on some great courses or just have a beer and check out the great views - send me a note, and we'll get together!

 

Ellrich, Frederick "Scoop" Posted: 6/2/2010 1:52:02 PM
Class of 1971  
 
Finally (after 8 1/2 years) completed a doctorate in adult learning & leadership. so now it's "Dr. Scoop" to all.
 
Miller, Richard Posted: 11/7/2009 6:50:20 PM
Class of 1971  
 
Rick Miller '71 aka ABE LINCOLN...was at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh and was featured in an article in the Center Daily Times September 25,2009.
 
Kline, Michael Posted: 12/7/2008 10:26:32 AM
Class of 1980  
 
My new book, "The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln," has just been released by Westholme Publishing. The book is a true crime thriller that attempts to prove that a criminal conspiracy existed, and even posits that John Wilkes Booth may have been complicit-- four years before he ultimately succeeded in killing Lincoln. The book is a must read for any Lincoln fan and those who enjoy legal thrillers. Cities like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg, all visited by Lincoln during his 12-day journey to Washington for his first inauguration, play key roles in the story. The book is available at Borders and on Amazon.com.
 
Miller, Richard Modified: 12/6/2008 5:39:11 PM
Class of 1971 Posted by an administrator
 
Rick Miller -

Geological Sciences '71 has retired from the industrial world and is pursuing dual careers as a yoga teacher and actor. I am a Lincoln look alike and made my national TV debut this year on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 

I recall from the pledge manual that TKE was founded in central Illinois so the Lincoln/TKE connection is legit. Look for me at the Illinois game...Lincoln roots for the Lions.

Trivia for pledges: Who authored the inscription above the entrance to Old Main?

If you want ABE to attend your event - shoot me an email. .... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Go to youtube and enter 'rick miller lincoln' into the search engine

For the Glory - honestly - Rick as ABE

 
Breen, Patrick Modified: 12/3/2008 9:55:23 PM
Class of 1979 Posted by an administrator
 
After 4 years in the tropics and 13 years in the desert, I now find myself in northwestern New Jersey, still surprisingly happy after 10 years. I have only ventured back to State College a few times, but hope that the projected change to the terms of my probation will allow for limited interstate travel. Although my wife of 23 years has yet to accept the subtle joys (jug handles & full service gas stations) of living in NJ, my three children have flourished. I hope to have the opportunity to share a few beers with any brothers from the 77 - 79 time period, especially if they know whereabouts of Al Harris, or better yet, the black & white television that disappeared along with Al under the cloak of darkness. I can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. YITB, Pledge Breen
 
Kline, Michael Posted: 10/22/2008 5:10:06 AM
Class of 1980  
 
My new book, "The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln," will be published in November. The story is an exciting, true crime thriller about a little-known incident involving Lincoln's train ride to Washington in 1861. Pennsylvania cities, including Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia play prominent roles in the story. Check it out on Amazon.com and at Borders.
 
Deysher, Bryon Posted: 8/26/2008 9:01:06 AM
Class of 1977 Posted by an administrator
 
After 30 years , I am through all the aforementioned things. Now it time to see the world, and enjoy friends as much as possible. Many of those friends are 70's TKES and we are all very close, and in some cases closer that when we were in school.
 
Binney, Jerrold "Jerry" Posted: 8/26/2008 9:01:06 AM
Class of 1978 Posted by an administrator
 
I have been trying to grow up but always ""BAPPING""!!!(some folks from '76-'79 will understand)
 
O'Malley, Jim Posted: 5/21/2008 9:19:12 AM
Class of 1978  
 
Moving to Dubai U.A.E. very soon to start-up an operation for Continental Alloys & Services. If anyone travels through, give me a call.
 
Jepsen, Robert "P.B." Posted: 1/3/2008 6:20:38 PM
Class of 1978  
 
Recently named a 2008 Penn State College of Engineering Outstanding Engineering Alumnus
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Miller, Richard Posted: 1/3/2008 2:08:18 PM
Class of 1971  
 
Rick Miller (1971) has been featured on a youtube video by Elvis Wilson. Go to the youtube website and enter "rick miller bongo" into the search engine....you will see a unique depiction of Abraham Lincoln. Abe is dear to Penn Staters as evidenced by the inscription above the entrance to Old Main...
 
Ellrich, Frederick "Scoop" Posted: 3/7/2007 5:22:29 AM
Class of 1971  
 
Retired From International Paper in October, 2005 & started my own consulting business. Currently under contract back with IP doing change management on their SAP implementation. Youngest child is a sophomore at Ole Miss, so we're enjoying the "empty nest" along with the "empty wallet".

Anyone passing through the MidSouth, give me a call and we'll go out looking for Elvis (but not too hard).

 
Van Gorder, John Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1979 Posted by an administrator
 
I visited TEKE and State College for the first time in 23 years, coming back to the States for Homecoming '04 and the Iowa game. Saw the old (and new)sites with Chris Dyckman and was lucky enough to run into a few other brothers from the classes of '78 and '79, even though they were masquerading as middle aged men. I'm still living with my family in England, about 35 miles north of London, so get in touch if you're in the hemisphere.
 
Van Gorder, John Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1979 Posted by an administrator
 
Would like to hear from any brothers visiting the U.K.
 
Torok, Frank Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1979 Posted by an administrator
 
Still hanging out here in Kansas!
 
Deysher, Bryon Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1977 Posted by an administrator
 
After donating an undergraduate classroom at the new business building on campus, I was asked to host a Boston area alumni event at my home with Coach Paterno as the special guest. It was a great evening. Frater Don Jones (76) also attended and added to the evenings festivities. What a blast....
 
Treher, James Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1978 Posted by an administrator
 
Im enjoying being back in Pittsburgh, finally. My wife (Mary Slegowski Pi chapter, Order of Diana 78) and I just hosted a gala Thanksgiving bash at my Wildwood, N.J. shore house with fellow TKEs Keith Disco Dean 78, Emery Gunsmoke Udvari 80 and former house cook, Al The Man Harris. Mary and I have two boys, Keith and Duane.
 
Adams, Gary Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1976 Posted by an administrator
 
I recently talked to Jeff Peck 01, and Jerome Staverosky 81, two of my pledge brothers. We will be getting together soon. I am still anxious to hear from the rest of you guys. I am now doing custom embroidery and screen printing for corporations, sports teams and various other organizations.
 
Adams, Gary Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1976 Posted by an administrator
 
I would love to get together with my pledge brothers (spring '75). It's been 27 years, but it seems like yesterday! Contact me and I will set something up.
 
Rummel, James Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1976 Posted by an administrator
 
I ran into Pat McCormick 78 at the PSU-OSU game and sat behind him for three quarters before we recognized each other. Its been 28 years since Rummels Rats were initiated. I was honored at the Pa. Veterinary Medical Association banquet as Pennsylvanias 2003 Veterinarian of the Year. Greg Ingram 77 stopped by our tail gate and says for everyone to stop in at The Whistle Stop in Altoona
 
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Luther, Robert "Luke" Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
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What an unbelievable Orange Bowl experience. Best 3 day mini-vacation I ever had!! Took in South Beach, Coconut Grove, and a few bars I probably ought to forget...Go Penn State!!
 
Ulrich, Scott Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1974 Posted by an administrator
 
I think the last time I commented in Pieces of Pi my daughter Kate was born. She is now a junior at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and is a Chi Omega. My wife, Louise, and I enjoy spending weekends on our sailboat. We sail out of Rock Hall, Md. that is located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake.
 
Hampton, Keith Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1975 Posted by an administrator
 
I just celebrated my 5 year wedding anniversary with Wendy whom I met at a Doctor's office! Along with my brother, I produce a newsletter about hearing loss (Eh?) for audiologists around the country to send to their patients. I'm back in my home town in Cos Cob Ct. My last contact with TEKE was when I visited my big Brother, Richard ""Crazy"" Kaufman in Philadelphia. I miss you guys!
 
Rishel, William Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1975 Posted by an administrator
 
Hi to all my old pals, and I hope they remember me a bit. Times are sort of tough as a physician; the insurance companies are making things tough on us. My best wishes to all.
 
Miller, Barry Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1972 Posted by an administrator
 
Who authored the inscription above the entrance to Old Main? That's a question that I pose when I'm working as Lincoln in costume. I have worked as a professional actor and Lincoln Presenter for the last 4 years. This job gives me opportunities to work with celebrities(The Daily Show),politicians (Republicans and Democrats), sports figures(Franco Harris, Bill Mazeroski, Tunch Ilkin) as well as meeting thousands of students. I look forward to addressing the PA State Senate in 2009. Two good books: Lincoln on Leadership by Phillips and Why Lincoln Matters by Cuomo.
 
Strickler, Gregory "Greg" Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1972 Posted by an administrator
 
I have been living in Virginia since 1976, and Reston in particular since 1985. Most of my waking hours are spent as a consultant to colleges and universities on real estate planning, primarily in student housing. Although divorced after a 25-year marriage, the partnership produced two beautiful children ages 22 and 19, both of whom were accepted at Penn State but chose to attend Virginia Tech (what were they thinking?). In 2000 I reunited with my high school girlfriend, who I last saw in the AC in 1972 when she made a surprise visit to TKE. Since Rita lives and works near Trenton, NJ we are enduring an Interstate 95 relationship (retirement can't come soon enough).
 
Luther, Robert "Luke" Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
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After 18 years of living in the South (9 in Florida and 9 in Texas), I moved back to the great state of Pennsylvania. I accepted an offer from White Publishing as the new Directory Manager for The Talking Phonebook offices in Erie, Pa.
 
Davies, David Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1972 Posted by an administrator
 
Things are going well. I nixed a move to Oregon to say in Baltimore to see my two kids graduate college; one down and one to go. My next project is to put together a rendezvous with James Mansfield 72, Carl Black 732 and Ronald Gazze 72 on the links in Myrtle Beach, spring or fall 2004. Anyone else interested, email me.
 
McCoy, James Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1971 Posted by an administrator
 
2004 brings still another change. I have taken a position as a ""Marketing Associate"" with Sysco Foodservice of Philadelphia. That's our name for Sales Representative. I'm again doing what I did longest and best; selling food, equipment & supplies to fortunate Food Service operators in the Chester County, PA area. I have come full circle to the industry and area I first sold in over 30 years ago. My spare time & cash is spent on a 1976 Pearson 36' sailboat that I keep on the Chesapeake Bay. As for my ""relationships;"" as the headline says, ""Change is constant, change is good."" Two ex-wives, no kids. Anyone from the late 60's, early 70's near Philadelphia, send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. YITB, McCoy
 
McCoy, James Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1971 Posted by an administrator
 
2 Season tickets for all but Ohio State available at face value. Contact Jim McCoy@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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Ellrich, Frederick "Scoop" Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1971 Posted by an administrator
 
I just returned from Kabul, Afghanistan where I was part of a team providing leadership training for employees of the central government. It is part of the Leadership Afghanistan initiative sponsored by the Memphis Afghan Friendship Summit - www.mafsummit.org. This work coincides with my graduate work in the doctoral program in Adult Eductation and Leadership Development at the University of Memphis. I completed the coursework last month. Comprehesive exams and dissertation yet to be completed.
 
Lukehart, Dean Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1971 Posted by an administrator
 
Having lived in Atlanta for 25 years, my wife, Rita (PSU '71) and I are what Southerners call ""damn Yankees"", those who moved South and stayed! All the best to Pi Chapter Tekes, past and present. I recently enjoyed a visit from John Backenstose '71.
 
Lukehart, Dean Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1971 Posted by an administrator
 
My wife, Rita 71, and I have been in Atlanta since 1978. We have a son, Ben, who is a great guy, with the exception that he pledged SAE! I am a partner in an advertising agency and Rita will retire from teaching at the end of this upcoming school year. I recently saw Carl Black 72 and John Backenstose 71. Would love to hear form any fraters.
 
Forys, Ronald Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1970 Posted by an administrator
 
Living outside of Pittsburgh with three boys -- one graduated from Penn State, one still there at Happy Valley and one attending nursing school locally. Married to Donna, speech pathologist. Working for Siemens in their medical division -- software and systems. Have a lakehouse at Indian Lake (Somerset County, Pa.) and ran into a former TKE from Penn State last year (Mr. Neel) while watching a PSU football game. He graduated in the '40s and shared the happenings of the TKE house during the WW II years.
 
Knapp, Arthur Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1970 Posted by an administrator
 
Took time off summer/fall 2001 to travel and work on golf game. Italy was great but the game still needs work!
 
DeNelle, James Posted: 12/21/2006 9:13:54 AM
Class of 1971 Posted by an administrator
 
Married, 4 children, 3 grandchildren. Enjoy camping, hunting and fishing but don't get to do a lot because my hobby (soccer referee) has turned into a second job (referee, instructor and assignor!), and keeps me too busy!