News Updates from Phelps Alumni
- Class of 1959
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- Class of 2011
Joseph D. Bell (Duffy)
Duffy wrote to tell us he is doing well. He turned 70 on January 5th and was given a lovely surprise party by friends and family.
Charles R. White Jr.
Peter Hussing (6/8/2009)
Am married and living in Hermitage, PA 16148-3548. Have one dog (Tommy) and one cat (Christy). Enjoy swimming, golf, horseback riding (English of course). Would like to hear from John Reed, my roommate at the time. And other classmates of 1970s. So send me some news about them. Would like to attend alumni weekend in May. I’m 60 now and my wife is 62.
Email – [email protected]
Everything fine here on the eastern shore of Maryland. Just became a grandfather 11 days ago, little girl born to my oldest son and his wife Janine. My son Jon just turned 31.
Scott writes, “Everything’s good. Going to be a grandfather in about 8 weeks. Who would have thought! I am on Facebook…”
Congratulations to Panop Phadranavik on his wedding.
Christopher States 3/4/2011
Chris writes “I am still working in a hospital ICU as an RN. Have 3 grandkids now. Would love to reconnect with ex-classmates.”
Jay Somers 6/22/2009
Jay writes, “Best wishes to all and to the Phelps family. Doing well at 52 here in Florida. Alive and still plowing right along with the best of them! Having a good year, and the memories of my time at Phelps still were some of the best. Best to T. Phelps and our class with Bill Senning and Murray Fisher! It was a good class of guys back then. With warmest wishes, J. Somers, Jr”
John Warner would love to hear from his classmates. You can call his cell 717.752.7320 or send him a letter at
214 Chambersburg St., Apt. 4
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Robert H. Walsh
Robert would like to share his contact information:
14803 Lindsey Lane #228 A
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Doug Harrington 12/13/2008
Scott Dunn 7/28/08
Jim Dunn, the father of Phelps alumnus, Scott Dunn, has published a book about Scott’s death in 1991: Trail of Blood, by James Dunn and Wanda Evans
Additionally, the documentary is now being shown on Tru TV, previously Court TV. The title of the documentary is “The Empty Grave.” He wrote the book as to help others in a similar situation. Mr. Dunn donates all proceeds from the book to Parents of Murdered Children or to The Missing Persons Center (CUE) in Wilmington, NC.
Scott loved The Phelps School and his teachers, especially Mr. Phelps. He learned a lot when he lived in the dorm and from Mr. Parney in particular.
Hugh Fenwick 7/18/2008
Hugh is living in Lake Tahoe and flying the Boeing 767 from JFK for American Airlines.
Kevin Duggan 5/30/2009
Todd Snider 2/16/2009
Andrew Wilmerding 6/30/2008
Andrew recently served as a crewmember on board a 157 foot sailboat. Andrew began his trip by flying from Boston to San Juan, and then to Grenada where the boat (pictured above) was harbored. From Grenada, the crew set sail to St. Maarten for a restocking of food and supplies. They also planned a stop in Bermuda for a few days before proceeding on the final leg to Newport, RI. Andrew estimated that the trip would take approximately two weeks, and we look forward to hearing from him once they reach Newport!
The trip was great! Andrew and crew did not end up stopping after they left St. Maarten. They were able to sail more than they were planning since the winds were good. They only hit one storm off NC with 45+ mph winds and lots of rain and lighting. The boat was like a tank… with three reefs in the main, they still moved along at 12 knots!!
They saw huge marlin fish, whales and lots of dolphins who like to play in the wake of the bow. The baby dolphins were super cute – Andrew enjoyed watching them learn to jump in the waves.
Gregg D. Kashuck 4/12/2008
Gregg writes, “I have been married for five wonderful years to my wife, Danielle. We have two amazing sons: Jacob, who is 2, and Ryan, who is 1. I am currently enjoying working as a special education teacher, and I work with autistic students.”
Michael Emig February 2012
Congratulations to Michael – he proudly announced the arrival of his new baby girl, Miller Bowe Emig, born 1/21/12 @ 12:37 a.m. 6.5 oz 20 inches long. She came a little early at 35 weeks. Mom and baby are healthy and happy!
Lance Helms 9/11/2010
Rob Caden 9/26/2011
Paul C. Williams 3/15/2009
Permatex/Follow A Dream Kicks Off 2012 Season in Gainesville
Marstons Mills, MA – March 8, 2012-Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team makes its 2012 debut this weekend at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., where the team won the Top Alcohol Funny Car title in 2006.
“The first race of the year is always exciting,” said Blake. “Tuner Tommy Howell is back from working overseas all winter, and every single member of the team is back with us for another season. Permatex returns as our major sponsor, and that kind of continuity really strengthens a team. It’s a little nerve-racking because it’s the first race of the season, and we all need to knock the cobwebs off, but we’re ready to get back to the racetrack.”
“Jay and the team did a lot of work over the winter to make the car lighter, which should make it faster,” said driver Todd Veney. “They went from one end of the car to the other preparing everything, and the car should be about 40 pounds lighter than it was last year. The air in Gainesville is always good this time of the year, and the track is one of the best in the country and one of my favorites. Even though it’s the first race of the year, we’re shooting for a career best right out of the gate.”
Qualifying sessions are scheduled for 10:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10:00 a.m. Saturday, and the first round of eliminations goes off Saturday afternoon at 4:15.
Following the Gatornationals, the Permatex/Follow A Dream crew will stay in Gainesville for a full day of testing. From there, the team will hit the national events in Charlotte, Houston, Chicago, Norwalk, Indy, and Reading.
For more information, go to the official team website, followadream.org
Glenn Kewley 8/24/2011
Glenn was discharged from the Navy on August 26, 2011 after serving for six years as a Nuclear Reactor Operator on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. In September he will begin classes to finish his undergraduate degree at Columbia University.
Glenn writes – “I am really enjoying my time at Columbia, and in New York City. I came here intending to major in Economics, but I had a some really inspiring professors my first semester that led me to branch out. I’m still considering majoring in Econ, but I am also considering continuing my previous study of physics with some courses this semester. In my US History class I discovered Columbia has an extensive history in physics research, most notably: Einstein was a professor here, as well as the development of the Manhattan, A-Bomb, project. I hope all is well at The Phelps School, and please pass on warmest regards to the faculty.”
Class of 2007
Jimmy Ancel 7/19/2008
Peter Castelli 12/21/2010
Austin Rand 4/15/2009
Kyle Vinales 12/8/2011
Kyle Vinales is living the dream – ranked the #1 scoring freshman in the country! We congratulate him and wish him much continued success in school and on the court!