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1970s Alumni Hold Second Informal Reunion

Ralph Barone and friends

Front row, from left: Jim Griffith, Mickey Fazio, Bob Young, George Bender, Ralph Barone, Paul Beam. Second row: John Kostka, Fred Gagliardi, Gary Cleaver, Bob Davic, Charlie Morgan, John Shafer, Tom Listwak, Charlie Parke. (Photo courtesy of Ralph Barone)

Members of the IUP Classes of 1973, 1974, and 1975 and friends enjoyed their second annual informal reunion in Indiana during the weekend of September 18-20, 2015. The group included Ralph Barone ’73, George Bender ’73, Gary Cleaver ’73, Bob Davic ’73, M’77, Mickey Fazio ’73, Jim Griffith ’73, John Kostka ’73, Tom Listwak ’73, John Shaffer ’73, Bob Young ’73, Paul Beam ’74, Charlie Morgan ’75, Fred Gagliardi, and Charlie Parke.

The weekend started Friday morning with golf at Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort in Blairsville. Participating were George, Gary, Paul, Charlie, John, Tom, and Ralph. Paul and John shot the low scores for the day with 86s.

A little larger group gathered for dinner Friday night followed by socializing at several sites including The Coney. Saturday, the group gathered at the football stadium and took in IUP’s victory over Lock Haven. As in 2014, the group, now 14 strong, gathered at Bruno’s for dinner and reminiscing and ended the evening at Benjamin’s.  Members gathered on Sunday morning for breakfast at the host hotel, Quality Inn, before departing for home.

Plans are already under way for 2016 and the group is hoping more alumni and friends will join us.  Please feel free to contact George Bender, benderg@zoominternet.net or Paul Beam, pbeam1417@comcast.net for details.