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1960s Friends Stay Close, Share Bethany Beach Photo

Fieldses and Friends

A group made up of friends and couples who met on campus in the late ’50s and early ’60s has remained close.

They are, from left, Dave Dahlin ’63 and Marla Specht Dahlin ’63, Paul Welch ’62 and Patty Petrak Welch ’62, Jim Patton ’62 and Marian Myers Patton ’62, Pat Lanning Kripowicz ’62, Al Thomas ’64 and Sally Stewart Thomas ’62, Jim Fields ’62 and Diane Baker Fields ’62, and Jim Hawk ’62 and Susie Wright Hawk ’62. The photo, provided by Jim and Diane Fields, was taken last year at Bethany Beach, Delaware.

Two of the couples still live in the area—the Dahlins in Ebensburg and the Fieldses in Murrysville—but the others moved to Maryland soon after graduation. Careers represented include education and coaching, government, accounting, and pharmaceuticals. Each couple has celebrated over 50 years of marriage.