Four Beta Sigmas Reunite

Lucille Consolaro Braun ’63 recently invited three Beta Sigma sorority sisters to her house for a reunion—Barbara Klemencic Bly ’78, Karen Fisher Krenitsky ’62, and Nancy Matthews Patton ’63.

“I decided in the Spring, after having lunch with Nancy, that I would try to have a few of the “Sisters” for lunch at my place in June,” Lucille said. “We had such an enjoyable afternoon that we are planning another get together in September. We also are trying to find a few more sisters to join us for lunch at that time. Anyone reading this who would be interested in joining us, please contact me at epbraun@comcast.net or 724-265-2838.”

Four Beta Sigmas

From left: Lucille Consolaro Braun ’63, Nancy Matthews Patton ’63, Karen Fisher Krenitsky ’62, Barbara Klemencic Bly ’78

“A friend that I worked with for twenty-one years invited my husband and me for dinner. Barbara ‘Bunny’ Bly and her husband were also invited,” Lucille said. “We both recognized each other almost immediately. We hadn’t seen each other for over forty-nine years!”

Barbara lives in Sarver, and her interests include belonging to a Model T club. She discontinued her college education and married Cliff Bly ’62, M’68. She returned to IUP many years later and graduated in 1978.

Lucille and Karen, a retired elementary teacher, reunited at another mutual friend’s house for lunch about five years ago. “Karen’s sister, Amy, was also a Beta and an IUP graduate, and was also at lunch at this friend's house. Hopefully she can join us at our next together,” Lucille said.

“Nancy and I have exchanged Christmas greeting for many years. After graduation, we met again when our daughters were attending art classes at Carnegie Museum in the mid-70s. In April 2010, we got together for lunch—thirty years after the art classes.”

Nancy lives in the South Hills near Pittsburgh. She is a retired elementary teacher and still volunteers during the school year at the same school where she taught before retiring.

“I’m also a retired teacher,” Lucille said. “I taught for many different school districts over many years, and retired from Shaler School District in 1999. My husband and I both love to travel. We have been to at least fifty different countries and have seen the entire USA many times over.”