Germantown High School * Philadelphia, PA. * Class of 1957


Nancy Colvin

Memories of GHS

---I remember GHS fondly. I remember the pep rallies in the park in Germantown the night before the football games and the games themselves. I can still hear Nick Zecca's laughter; Betty Isphording and Linda Damerjian's pep and enthusiasm as cheer leaders.

---I can still remember Miss Hoh telling me that if I wanted to pass gym class I would have to pick one thing that I COULD do and leam to do it well and be a leader. I was definitely not gym material. She was such a kind and understanding person and proved to be a wonderful help to me in many other areas.

---Coincidentally, at my husband's 50th class reunion we sat with a couple, George Hinson and wife, and his father taught English a GHS and I had been in his class - not one of my favorite teachers.

Life After GHS

---After graduation I worked at Gimbels in Cheltenham for the summer. In the fall of 1957, I went to Drexel Institute of Technology to study medical technology. I continued my studies in medical technology at Germantown Hospital. It was during this time that I met my first husband. Upon completion, I worked at Sun Oil Company as head of their laboratory.

---In November 1960,1 married Leonard Cinberg, M.D. and raised three children - Kimberle, Robert and Margaret. Kim, a legal assistant, and her husband have 2 girls, ages 6 and 11. Kim is now retired from her legal work and is a full time mother. Rob, a CPA and financial planner, and his wife have triplets, 2 girls and a boy, now 41/2 years old. Meg is an attorney with a firm in Norristown after working as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.

---I returned to the work force in 1978 as a medical assistant and office administrator in an OB/GYN office. After my husband passed away in 1990, I worked as a medical assistant in a nephrology office where I met and subsequently married my present husband, William Siegfried in 1998. Bill has one son.

---I retired shortly after we were married and spend much of my time with the 5 grandchildren, whom I adore. I discovered that it is quite a challenge to feed 3 babies at the same time at 2 a.m. in the morning. I keep busy with church work, bowling, and a small homemade candy business. I still, enjoy watching basketball and football.

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Special Thanks to Lois Addison for Scanning Yearbook Photos &
Special Thanks to Katherina Kripl Bonner for sending Lois Her Copy of the June 1957 Yearbook
& to George Palmer for sending Lois His Copy of the January 1957 Yearbook.

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