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Lawrence Talotta ’79 and Former IUP Roommates Reunite

Lawrence Talotta and former roommates with wives in Oak Grove

In the IUP Oak Grove, from left: Rebecca and Lawrence Talotta, Joe Holko, Kim and Bruce Stephens, and Dave and Cherryn Ross. Joe’s wife, Ginger, was taking the photo.

Inspired by a photograph of Pizza House that ran in IUP Magazine two years ago, Lawrence Talotta ’79 and some of his former IUP roommates and their spouses got together in Indiana last September. The group also included Joe Holko ’79, Bruce Stephens ’79, Dave Ross ’80, and Paul Bucher ’81.

Dave Ross as Bub 1

The friends called themselves the Bubs, and they each had a number. Dave Ross displayed his “Bubs 1” t-shirt.

Lawrence Talotta and roommates at Blue Spruce Park

At Blue Spruce Park, from left: Lawrence Talotta, Bruce Stephens, Joe Holko, and Dave Ross

Lawrence Talotta and roommates 40 years ago

At IUP in 1976-77. Front: Cheryl Loeffler, Anne Ridilla, and Mary Kay Pillion. Middle row: Dave Ross, Joe Holko, and Bruce Stephens. Back row: Tim Johnson, Paul Stilwell, Lawrence Talotta, and Ed Ritenour.

Wives in front of IUP Libraries

The spouses, in front of the University Libraries: Kim Stephens, Ginger Holko, Rebecca Talotta, and Cherryn Ross