Fare Thee Well Brother Steve Sandler
With heavy hearts, we share the news of the untimely departure of our beloved brother, Steve Sandler (link to Steve’s obituary). Steve leaves behind a legacy that transcends mere words; he was a remarkable individual, cherished for his friendship, intellect, dry sense of humor, athletic prowess, and fierceness as a competitor. In honoring Steve’s memory, we reflect on the impact he had on all who were fortunate enough to know him.
Pictured left to right: Steve, Mike Hatler, Peter Cary, and Charlie Landis, at Steve’s wedding.
2016 TKE and Friends Gathering
Saturday, September 24, 2016
7:00 to 11:00 PM
The Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ, On The Water
TKE Once, TKE Twice … join us! We’ve been holding these events every so often beginning in 1993, so here we are. Excited to bring everyone together … for a real good time. We’re all a little older, a touch of grey here or there. But so much wiser. New jobs, more kids, new marriages, new addresses. Life goes on. We look forward to seeing everyone on September 24, 2016! Friends, Memories, Laughter, Tunes, Lots of Food, Beer, Wine, Soda
TKE Brothers Attend Inaugural Andrew Jarzyk Memorial Foundation Golf Outing
TKE brothers young and older attended the Inaugural Andrew Jarzyk Memorial Golf Outing on Monday, September 28, 2015 to celebrate the life and legacy of Iota-Beta Chapter TKE brother Andrew Jarzyk, who tragically passed away at age 27 in spring 2014. Andrew served as president and recruitment chairman for Tau Kappa Epsilon and graduated in 2009 as Magna Cum Laude. The Inaugural Andrew Jarzyk Memorial Golf Outing was held at Mercer Oaks Golf Course in Princeton Junction, NJ and was a total sell out with more than 225 people. Attending the event were Mark Beck, Bill Bryson, Ben Bugbee, Peter Cary, Bob Crider, John Lafferty, Nick Miele and Steve Patterson. The 2016 event will be held on Monday, September 26, 2016.
Van Riemsdyk Brothers Excel in the NHL
Both James van Riemsdyk and Trevor van Riemsdyk, sons of TKE brother Frans van Riemsdyk and S.U. alumnus Allison (Camps) van Riemsdyk, are excelling in the National Hockey League. James was selected second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, playing with the Flyers for parts of three seasons. He last year finished his fourth season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Trevor has been a member of the Chicago Blackhawks for parts of two seasons, including the 2015 Stanley Cup Championship season.
Fare Thee Well TKE Brother Nelson Young
TKE brother Allan Nelson Young, III passed away unexpectedly, August 26, 2015, at his home in York, PA. After graduating from S.U. and serving three years in the United States Army, Nelson settled in York where he began a successful career teaching History, English, and coaching golf and swimming for the Eastern York School District. Fare Thee Well Brother Nelson.
Fear The Stache! TKEs and Friends Turn Out For Iowa Univ. – Rutgers Wrestling Match
TKE and Friends and many former S.U. wrestlers turned out for the January 2, 2015 wrestling match between ranked teams Iowa University and Rutgers University, to see Mike Evans (“The Stache”), son of TKE brother Rick Evans ’81, wrestle. But first, everyone gathered at John Osborn’s favorite haunt – The Dunellen Inn – for dinner and beverages, before heading to Rutgers to see Mike Evans wrestle. Mike graduated in 2015 from Iowa University as a 3-Time All America in wrestling, ending his honored career at Iowa with 107 wins, one of only roughly 40 wrestlers in Iowa’s storied history to reach 100 victories.
The TKE and Friends website dedicated to the memories and goings on of TKEs, TKE little sisters, and friends of TKE from Iota-Beta Chapter, Susquehanna University, during the years 1978-1984. TKE and Friends began as an idea back in 1991-1992 to establish a periodic gathering to bring together TKEs, TKE little sisters and friends of TKE from that timeframe to reconnect, share memories and have fun.
The sole purpose of the TKE and Friends gathering and this Website is social – to provide an opportunity to bring together friends from bygone days. The TKE and Friends gatherings were and are in no way designed to raise money nor is it an alumni or Susquehanna University sponsored event.
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