Fifty Years from ’59

Last summer, four members of the Class of 1963 got together to celebrate the fiftieth year of their friendship, initially formed at Grant House when they were ISTC freshmen. The two photos here are mirror images of each other—the black-and-white one taken in 1959 and the other taken last summer.

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     In the fifties photo, left to right: Kathy Kightlinger McBride, Marge Lebedda Butzler, Janet Neigh, and Andrea Matola Lauer.

In the 2009 photo (below), the order is reversed. When Andrea sent the photos to IUP Magazine, she noted, “Sadly, three months after the fiftieth reunion, Janet Neigh passed away unexpectedly.”

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(November 2009)