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  Jim Falconer
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Still alive and well in Seattle. Hope to see you in B'ham next Fall. Jim
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  Kim Bateman
Friday, April 7, 2017
DuCOMB, WILLIAM F. JR. Born: April 17, 1945. Passed: January 9, 2015. Dedicated his life to running the W.C. DuComb Co. and in service to the March of Dimes. He is survived by wife Karla, sons Keven and Steven. Memorial service to be held February 6th from 3-7pm at the Detroit Golf Club. Donations may also be made to the March of Dimes in his honor.W.C. DuComb Company, Inc was founded in 1915 by William C. DuComb. His grandson, William F. DuComb became President in 1985 and continues to run the company today. W.C. DuComb Company is a stocking industrial distributor specializing in Bearings, Power Transmission Products, Electric Motors & Drives, Linear Motion Products and other various industrial machinery parts. Major industries served include Conveyor and Machine Tool Manufacturers, Industrial Processors, Sand & Gravel, and Machine Rebuilders.
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  Kim Bateman
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Bob Williams died december 10, 2016
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  Kim Bateman
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Averil Mary Allen Darlinton of Deming , New Mexico died on September 28, 2015 at a medical center in El Paso Texas
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  Al Robertson
Thursday, May 12, 2016

I've been trying to loxcate Patty Wyatt and Marilyn "Marni" Mitchell

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  Jim Falconer
Friday, December 4, 2015
Made or kept in contact with Julie Frank, Lillian Jackson, John Mouw, Ed Stanesa, Mike (Miles) King and Tom Brooks.All doing well.  Living in Seattle and San Juan Islands. Jim
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  Kim Bateman
Friday, January 16, 2015

Robert J. “Bob” LaMarre, 69, of North Wales passed away Saturday September 6, 2014 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Peterson LaMarre for 42 years.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Bob was the son of the late Virgil and Katherine (Dunlavey) LaMarre.

Bob was a proud graduate of The University of Michigan where he played football and was a brother of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He went on to work for Bethlehem Steel for 34 years, then Evraz / Claymont Steel, until his retirement two years ago. As an avid golfer, Bob enjoyed his membership of the Manufacturers County Club immensely.

In addition to his wife, Bob leaves behind two daughters, Kristin Snyder and her husband, Trent, of Philadelphia, and Megan LaMarre and her companion, Jerry Grantland, of Philadelphia; as well as two sisters, Linda L. Meadors and her husband, Ted, of Clarkston, MI, and Carol LaMarre of Oakland Twp., MI.

Relatives and friends may greet the family, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale. The Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at St. Rose of Lima Church, 428 South Main Street, North Wales, followed by a burial at George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Bldg. 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor, PA 19087, or online at www.theaftd.org.

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  Kim Bateman
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Jack,
 
I am writing regarding Bob. Sadly, he passed away Sept. 6, 2014. I found Birmingham Seaholm reunion information in his files and wanted to let you know so you could update your records. Happily we were able to attend the 50th reunion---the committee did a wonderful job!
 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need further information.
 
Sincerely,
Barbara LaMarre
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  Kim Bateman
Sunday, September 29, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
E. Lawrence Barcella, Prosecutor of Terrorism Cases, Dies at 65
E. Lawrence Barcella, a former federal prosecutor who handled major terrorism investigations in the 1970s and ’80s, including one in which he organized an elaborate trap that lured a C.I.A. turncoat out of exile in Libya, died Nov. 4 at a hospital near his home in Washington. He was 65.
The cause was bladder cancer, his friend Jennefer Hirshberg said.
Ernest Lawrence Barcella Jr. was born in Washington on May 23, 1945, to Ernest and Louise Berniere Barcella. His father was a reporter and news executive for United Press International. Mr. Barcella graduated from Dartmouth in 1967 and received his law degree from Vanderbilt in 1970. Soon after, he was hired as a clerk in the United States attorney’s office in Washington.
Mr. Barcella left federal service in 1986. In private practice, he handled internal investigations for corporations and defended people charged with securities fraud, antitrust violations, tax evasion and money laundering.
In 1988, his client Lyn Nofziger, one of President Ronald Reagan’s close advisers, was found guilty of illegal lobbying stemming from his attempts to influence White House officials on behalf of several corporations. A federal appeals court overturned the conviction the following year.
Mr. Barcella is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Lashley, from whom he was separated; his daughter, Laura Barcella; and his sister, Andrea Kelleher.
November 23, 2010
 
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  Kim Bateman
Sunday, August 25, 2013
SPENCER, Donald Edward (Age 68) Donald Edward Spencer, 68, of Spokane, died peacefully at home with his family on Sunday, August 18, 2013, ending a courageous 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Don was born in 1945 to James and Alliene Spencer in Birmingham, MI. He graduated from Seaholm High School and continued on to receive his B.S. from the University of Minnesota, M.A. from the University of Iowa, Ed.D. from Western Michigan U., and his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Lasater Institute. Academic and athletic, Don excelled in swimming, competing in the Olympic Trials and playing for the US Water Polo Team. He met his wife Nancy in Iowa City in the summer of 1970 while in graduate school and coaching the local AAU and the University of Iowa swimming teams. After an adventurous motorcycle trip through northern Michigan, Don proposed in the back of her parent's car and they married two months later. Three kids, two dogs, three cats, and several coaching and teaching positions later, they decided to move to Spokane, Washington in 1982 where Don became a Dean and Associate Professor at Whitworth College. Don's organizational leadership led him to serve in many roles in Spokane including CEO of Hospice of Spokane. Don is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Nancy; his three children: Stefanie Smith, Jenifer Gunn, and Whitman Spencer and their spouses (his favorite "outlaws"): Douglas Smith, James Gunn, and Elysia Spencer; his nine grandchildren: Douglas, Rebecca, Eleanor, and Nathan Smith; James, Katherine, and Sarah Gunn; - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/Spokesman/obituary.aspx?n=Donald-Edward-SPENCER&pid=166541823#fbLoggedOut
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  Kim Bateman
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I´ve been searching so many years, to find news from my class of ´63, I couldn´t believe when I found we have a web. I´ve been many times at Birmingham, with my loved Bell family, in the last 50 years but nothing about my classmates.
I´ll be with you the week of September 21. I´ll be happy if anyone contacts me before.My love to all.
Jose Jaime
(PS we have Jose's e-mail address and snail mail address if you would like to contact him-use the Contact Us section of this website to make inquiries for that information-Kim bateman)
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  Kim Bateman
Friday, June 21, 2013
Diane Elyse Case Trent
I began attending Birmingham in my junior year. I had gone to Marion High for 9th & 10th grades. I met Bob Pisaneschi and the rest is history. He moved away for our senior year and changed his last name to Trent. We were married in 1964. I did not go to college until after all my children graduated from college. At age 45 I graduated with my RN from Henry Ford School of Nursing. I worked in the OR at Willaim Beaumont in Royal Oak until we retired. Bob work for GM for 35 years and we retired in 1999 to play golf. We live in a gated golf community in southwest Florida. Life is good!
(We had erroneously listed Diane as expired-she is alive and Well-Kim)
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  Kim Bateman
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Inge Hensler Kraimer died on April 15, 2013
Her husband Walter wrote: "Inge passed away April 15, 2013, I an sure she is attending another Reunion-Good Luck and God Bless Everyone-Walter"
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  becky hubbard hale
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hi Seaholmites from Oregon.  Anyone else end up here?  I have been in Southern OR since 1983, raised 3 sons, got a masters in Art therapy at U of O in '92, and have been a practicing psychotherapist ever since.  Happy to be healthy and living the best years of freedom and spontaneity.  Martha McKenzie is here too, so grateful.  Anyone remember me?  Would love to here from old friends.  Love and health to you, becky hubbard hale
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  Ron Rowe
Thursday, January 17, 2013

OH LORD !!   BARNUM 8th Grade pictures are great.   I've looked @ the SHS Yearbook from time-to-time, but not Barnum.   As a Personal Test, I tried to NAME as many as possible, without looking @ names.   GOT about 2/3.  MEMORY is an wonderful thing & that's how I remember the many I've not seen since the '60's.   NOW, HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU AGAIN, In September.  Watch for SIGN-UP OPTIONS & send that check.

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  Kim Bateman
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
BUTLER JAMES M. December 27, 2012, age 67. Beloved husband of Vicki (nee Kyte) for 45 years. Dear father of Jane Butler (fiancé Ryan Anderson) and Pete Butler (Elyse). Special grandfather of Blair. Brother of Meghan Kuhlman (Gary), R.H. "Tod" Jr. (Sharon) and Harry Price (Debbie). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Monday 12 Noon until Celebration of Life ceremony at 3 p.m. Memorial tributes to the Boys & Girls Club of Troy, 3670 John R., Troy, Michigan 48083. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
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  Peter Millington
Saturday, June 23, 2012
I've had such fun seeing my classmates from Adams, Pembroke, [no Derbyites?  Did you all go to Barnum?].
Some I remember from the neighborhood between East Maple and Pembroke and Adams Rd, and others from Youth Group at First Presbyterian.  My mother graduated from Baldwin High School in 1929, my sister Ann from Birmingham High School in 1959.  I was in Birmingham in 2000 for burying my parents in the Crooks Rd. Cemetary.  I got lost so many times! All the old stores have gone to Somerset or into the ether.  I stayed at the Kingsley Inn, now the Radisson.  Great location!  Our Groves 50th begins on 9/21/13 and will overlap with yours.  I just hope the font size is big enough on our name tags!  Can't wait to reconnect with so many longtime friends.
Go Falcons!  Peter  p.s. I'm on Facebook as several of you know.

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  Paulie (Schnackel) Moilanen
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I just found this site!  What can I say but WOW!!! So many people in the class have gone to great things...however, one thing seems to remain constant and that is family! And that can be husband wife/w or w/o children or friends or constant close dear friends.  My life has taken many paths, but one thing is true again...family...I have 6 children, 11 grandchildren and looking forward to my first great grand child!!!  Feeling old??? Not me!!! I also have a kennel of show dogs...they are shiba inu..akc registered since 1992.  I ring steward, judge and groom and slave for my dogs!!! My youngest son has been my constant partner in this venture...he is a professional all breed handler and this year he was priveleged to win Best of Breed at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club with our shiba...it was a thrill to see my son on tv!!!  We also have had 6 of our shiba puppies appear in the movie Hachi starring richard gere (they played akita puppies)...we were on set a few times and yes ladies...richard is VERY handsome, and a calming influence! He also smells great!!! (HAHA)...we have had the honor to have multiple group winning dogs and specialty winning dogs...so as my children have gone, I still am busy with the dogs and their care and their travel and mine!!! The last reunion I was obligated to a dog show, however, this time, I am hoping to get to the 50th!  May you have a great Christmas and holiday season...and may the New Year Bless everyone!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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  John Bishop
Friday, September 2, 2011

Nice group of old photos. One had kids from at least two year classes.  Unfortunately I could not find any photos with me.  I was in Seaholm '64. Anyhow, it was fun to look at many of my old classmates.
Thanks to the people who submitted the photos.

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  Kim Bateman
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
James Charles Nunnelley,, age 66, died August 8, 2011 of Troy formerly Birmingham. Dear son of C.G."Dick" Nunnelley and the late Jean (Blackwell) Nunnelley. Dear father of David (Robin) Nunnelley and Laura (Benno) Guggenheimer. Grandfather of Grant and Eva. Brother of Ruth Nunnelley and Stewart (Beth) Nunnelley. Mr. Nunnelley retired in 2009 as a HVAC maintenance technician with the City of Troy. He was a graduate of Seaholm High School in 1963, a member of St Augustine Lutheran Church in Troy and a member of the Birmingham Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr Nunnelley was also a retired Battalion Chief for the Troy Fire Department at Station #3. Visitation Friday 1-8 pm at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads) Troy. 248-689-0700. Fire Fighters Memorial Friday 7:00 pm at funeral home. In state Saturday 10 am until funeral service 11 am at St. Augustine Lutheran Church, 5475 Livernois Road (between Square Lake and Long Lake Roads), Troy. Inurnment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Memorials to the Troy Police & Fire Benevolent Association. Share memories at www.pricefuneralhome.net.
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  Kim Batemna
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sad news...Jim Nunnelley died yesterday, August 9...Jim and I grew up next door to each other and continued to be friends...my husband is welcoming Jim into Heaven with big smiles and suggestions to go work on cars!! Rest in peace, my dear friend...Love, Pam Farlow
 
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  Kim Bateman
Saturday, August 7, 2010
BARBAR VASS hARWOOD Died at her home on August 24, 2008 at the age of 63, in the loving company of family and friends. She is survived by her spouse and best friend, Jean Maltby; her son Maury... More
Published in the Press Democrat from September 12 to September 15, 2008
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  Kim Bateman
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
My wife, Aija, and I live in The Villages, FL.  We've been here for nearly 5 years, but I've only been retired for a little over a year.
 
After college at Central Michigan I enlisted in the Army (1968), went to Ft Leonard, MO, then OCS at Ft Belvoir, VA and got my commission(1969), then spent some time at Ft Ben Harrison in Indianapolis, then Ft Benning, GA(1969-70) and a year in Vietnam(1970-71).
 
Worked for a short time in Grand Rapids, then moved to Sanford, NC where I worked for Texfi Industries for 2 years.  Joined Eaton Corporation in 1974 and lived and worked in Sanford, NC; Gallatin, TN; Henderson, KY; Galesburg, MI; Charlotte, NC; and The Villages, FL for the next 35 years.  Traveled all over the US and Canada and some Latin America with them as a sales manager for truck components (transmissions, axles, clutches, drive lines, and electronic equipment). 
 
Now I play golf, drive my golf cart, go to movies, travel some, go to concerts and just enjoy life.  We have 2 married sons, but no grandchildren yet.
 
My current cell number should be XXXXXavailable on class directory, and my e-mail address is XXXXXavailable on class directory.  I no longer have a work e-mail.
 
Thanks for the directory and link.  It's fun to see how people have changed.
 
Dennis
"Dennis Baltzersen"
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  Kim Bateman
Friday, March 26, 2010
Mustang cocreator Donald Frey dies
Source: autoweek.com

Donald Frey, a senior product planning manager at Ford Motor Co. in the 1960s who along with Hal Sperlich and Lee Iacocca developed the iconic Ford
Information from Steve Lockhart about the late Judy Frey's father
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  Ron Rowe
Friday, February 26, 2010

When a long lost classmate comes back to town to help his son re-hab an older home, there HAS to be a lunch involved.  It took lots of calls, schedule shuffles etc. but I got Gary Groh to meet with Kim Bateman, Jack Trumble & myself for EATS on 2-25-10.  Well worth the efforts & time, we ALL laughed for hours.  Lots of years melted away quickly, it had been decades.  See our pictures in the Current Album.     Ron Rowe

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  Kim Bateman
Thursday, November 12, 2009
August 14, 2009
Rashied Ali, Free-Jazz Drummer, Dies at 76
Rashied Ali, whose expressionistic, free-jazz drumming helped define the experimental style of John Coltrane’s final years, died Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 76.
The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Patricia Wyatt Ali.
Mr. Ali, who first encountered Coltrane in their Philadelphia neighborhood in the late 1950s, made the leap from admiration to collaboration in the mid-1960s, when he joined Elvin Jones as a second drummer with Coltrane’s ensemble at the Village Gate in November 1965.
Mr. Ali recorded with Coltrane and Jones on the 1965 album “Meditations” and, after replacing Jones as Coltrane’s drummer, on the duet album “Interstellar Space” (1967), one of the purest expressions of the free-jazz movement.
“I didn’t know what it was, but he called it multidirectional rhythms,” Mr. Ali said of his drumming in an interview for the documentary “The World According to John Coltrane” (1990). On Mr. Ali’s Web site, rashiedali.org, Rashid Ali's Web site his playing is described as “a multirhythmic, polytonal propellant, helping fuel Coltrane’s flights of free-jazz fancy.”
Mr. Ali was born Robert Patterson into a musical family in Philadelphia. He started out on piano and dabbled with trombone and trumpet before finding his way to the drums, which he began to play seriously while serving with Army bands during the Korean War. Perhaps thanks to his military experience, he always executed drumrolls with crisp precision.
On returning to Philadelphia, Mr. Ali played in local rhythm-and-blues and rock ’n’ roll groups before moving on to jazz. He studied with Philly Joe Jones and paid close attention to heroes like Max Roach and Art Blakey, but a turning point came when he listened to Coltrane’s recordings with Jones. “Instead of being a timekeeper drummer, I wanted to play more,” he recalled for the Coltrane documentary.
Mr. Ali moved to New York in 1963 and began playing with progressive jazz musicians like Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and Albert Ayler. His first important recording was with Shepp on the album “On This Night.”
After pestering Coltrane to be allowed to sit in with his group at the Half Note jazz club and eventually getting a chance one evening, Mr. Ali passed up the golden opportunity to perform as a second drummer with Jones on the album “Ascension,” the seminal record of the free-jazz movement. He later realized his mistake and accepted second-drummer status at the Village Gate and on “Meditations.”
After Coltrane’s death in 1967, Mr. Ali performed with Alice Coltrane and then toured Europe. Returning to New York, he opened a club, Ali’s Alley, in a building he bought in SoHo, then in its early bohemian phase. The club, a showcase for free-jazz musicians, was at the center of the loft jazz scene of the 1970s. It operated until 1979, and Mr. Ali lived in the building for the rest of his life.
From the 1980s until his death, Mr. Ali performed and recorded with several avant-garde groups, including Phalanx, By Any Means and Prima Materia, an ensemble devoted to interpreting the music of Coltrane and Ayler. Most recently he appeared with the Rashied Ali Quintet, which he formed in 2003, and performed as a duo with the saxophonist Sonny Fortune.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two brothers, the jazz drummer Muhammad Ali and Theodore Patterson, both of Philadelphia, and nine children.
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  Doug Hamilton
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I found Joyce Blake in Tennessee but I can't get her to respond! Frustrating.
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  Kim Bateman
Monday, October 12, 2009
Nancy Putz Busch (Mrs. Charles Busch) has been located in North Carolina-only snail mail address available so far.
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  Kim for Dave Kennedy
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Hey Classmates of 1963,
 
Meril Penn Yu was nice enough to send me copies of the yearbook photos I was in, since I lost my yearbook decades ago.  What a blast from the past!  One of the photos shows Lou Turf, Randy Nordyke and me having an ice cream soda at Cranbrook Drugs.  At Meril's suggestion, I'm posting the amazing story that the Cranbrook Drugs shot caused me to remember.  Hope you enjoy it……..

I've told this story many times and I don't think most people believe me.  The three of us are the only protagonists.  Randy got a 1961 Corvette convertible for his 16th birthday from his dad who worked in the design department at GM, red with a white top.  On his 17th and 18th birthdays his dad gave him the newest Corvette.  There were no trade in, since they were gifts.  At Christmas his senior year Randy got a 1963 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, red with a white top!!  Randy had a four car garage full of red and white cars:
 
    1.  1961 Corvette convertible
    2.  1962 Corvette convertible
    3.  1963 Corvette Sting Ray 
    4.  1963 Pontiac Bonneville convertible
 
Needless to say, nobody believes this, a  typical Birmingham story!  Lou and I were poor boys, but we sat next to Randy in senior English.  (Incidentally Turf and I bought our first guitars at the same time and learned out first song, "Rumble" by Link Ray and The Raymen together.)  That's another story but one that also has a Randy Nordyke connection.
 
Turf came up with a plan for us to get to drive Randy's Corvettes.  We rigged a bet for money we didn't have against the chance to drive the 'vettes.  Naturally Randy lost, but was a good sport about it and one night in the spring of 1963, 3 Corvettes rolled out of Randy's garage and set off for a night of racing on Woodward Avenue by Long Lake Road.  Hot Rod Magazine called that stretch the best illegal dragstrip in the US, four lanes in each direction with a light every mile and very little traffic.  I had the '62.  What a blast and it really did happen.
 
Now they have a classic car cruise every year on that stretch of Woodward, but I got to live it at Seaholm High School in 1963.
 
Dave Kennedy
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  Kim Bateman
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Deligent detective work has resulted in the finding of James Copeland.  Contact us for information on communicating with Jim or any of your classmates.  Our Class Directory is constantly being updated.  Let us know if you can locate any of those still left on the Missing Maples page.
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  Kim Bateman
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jerry Dooley has been found-alive and well in Ann Arbor.  Another good piece of detective work by Doug Hamilton (Husband of our Sue Irish) ,  contact us if you want to get ahold of Jerry. Thanks Doug

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  Kim Bateman
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Larry Noe passed away Oct 5, 2008 (Cancer) per his wife Suzanne Noe. Larry was married at one time to Nancy Whitson from Seaholm Class of ‘64. Larry and Nancy had no children while they were married according to Suzanne Noe.
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  Doug Hamilton
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I was looking at mylife.com and saw a Joyce Carpenter (Blake) from Seaholm class of '63. The last information we had for Joyce Blake was a phone number in the Los Angeles area. Does anyone know where Joyce Carpenter is?
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  Liza Greig Bryant
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Oops!  I obviously can't type!  My married name is Bryant, not Bryant!
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  Liza Greig Bryan
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Well this is just an incredible blast from the past!  I just jumped on Facebook a couple of weeks ago at the urging of both my daughters and one of my sisters (although my oldest daughter's husband suggests that there should be a "wrinkledfacebook" for their parents and friends' parents!).  That's how Sue Irish Hamilton found me.  Anyway, I guess I kind of dropped out of sight after Seaholm...I went to the University of Florida (Go Gators!) where I got a BS in radio and tv broadcasting and a double major in English, and met my husband, Mickey Bryant (a native Floridian). He was with the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection for 36 years. We've been married almost 42 years, have three wonderful grown children (two married daughters and a son who is still single), and three adorable grandchildren. We've lived in Tallahassee, Florida, since we got married.  It has been a wonderful place to raise a family.

Since the radio and tv world was still a little closed to women in 1967, I battled briefly at one of our local tv stations, then ended up teaching English in high school and middle school for 34 years...just hung it up two years ago and love not teaching.  I got my master's and did my doctoral work at FSU here in Tallahassee.  Besides teaching middle school English to gifted kids, I coached cheerleading for eleven years and was the yearbook adviser at my last middle school for six years.  Getting the message from Sue Irish sent me scrambling for my senior year Seaholm yearbook to match up long-forgotten faces with names.

I would definitely have been at the 45th SHS reunion had I any idea it was happening.  I already told Mickey we will be at the 50th!  The idea of catching up with people I haven't seen since way back when is exciting! 

All three of our kids our through college..two of them have continued the huge family Gator tradition and graduated from UF.  We all know there's nothing like SEC football!  Both our daughters are married and have given us three grandsons.  I'm still hoping for a granddaughter eventually.

Not that Mickey and I are both retired, we've been doing lots of traveling.  Our kids pretty much grew up on skis at Steamboat Springs, and we continue to have family ski vacations. We go to Alaska every summer, where I have family...we love getting away from the deep South heat and humidity.

I would love to hear from other members of the class of '63.  I'll plan to see y'all in 2013.

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  Sue (Irish) Hamilton
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The class of '63 is experiencing another big hole in our hearts. 
We will miss you, Gary!
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  Kim Bateman
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gary Webster, 1945-2009: Former Glen Ellyn village manager

Official got village, parks and schools to work together

 

During almost 22 years as Glen Ellyn's village manager, Gary Webster guided the town through scores of capital improvements, residential developments and commercial projects.

He also ushered the village into a period of greater professional management of its community services.

But his greatest professional achievement was bringing the village together with various units of local government to create world-class community facilities, said a close friend, Cory Atwell, executive director of the Glen Ellyn Park District. These units included the Park District and the village's three school districts.

Mr. Webster, 64, died Friday, Aug. 14, in Tucson, Ariz., after a long battle with sarcoma. He retired as village manager slightly more than three years ago.

Born in Detroit and raised in Birmingham, Mich., Mr. Webster earned an undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College in 1967. At Kalamazoo, he met his future wife, Karen, whom he married in 1968.

"Kalamazoo was big on foreign study, and we met while we were both studying" in Spain, she said. "It helped shape Gary's worldview and my worldview, to have to live in another culture and speak another language. It always made Gary more sensitive to his own culture."

Mr. Webster started his career in 1968 as an intern for the City of Pontiac, Mich., and remained at Pontiac's City Hall until 1979, eventually becoming deputy city manager. In 1979, he took a job as city manager in Wood River, Ill., where he worked until becoming Glen Ellyn's village manager in 1984, his wife said.

Over the two decades, Mr. Webster would work with six village presidents and 43 trustees. With each election, Mr. Webster was pleased to educate newly elected trustees on the intricacies of village government.

"Gary was an outstanding village manager," said Joe Wark, Glen Ellyn's village president from 1997 to 2001 and a village trustee from 1990 to 1995. "He was less concerned about his own image and more interested in whether a certain project would give the village a good image."

Atwell, a Glen Ellyn Park District veteran who became its executive director in 1997, called Mr. Webster "a steady guy" who "really respected loyalty and friendship most."

"It was never about him being the man upfront taking bows -- he cared about working together, and he cared about his team as well," Atwell said. "Gary and I must have overseen eight projects together between the village and the Park District, like improving Lake Ellyn's water quality, the Wingate Basin sewer-improvements project, and buying the former Maryknoll Seminary for open space."

Atwell credited Mr. Webster's managerial skills and service-oriented nature for his ability to bring different groups together to improve the community.

"His biggest achievement was making all these groups work together," Atwell said. "He cared so much about this community."

Karen Webster said her husband "lived and breathed" his job.

"He's the only person I knew in college who actually did the thing they said they were going to do," she said. "He went to college expecting to ... become a city manager, and that's what he did."

In 2006, shortly after retiring and moving to Arizona, Mr. Webster was diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer of the connective tissue, his wife said.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Webster is survived by a son, Adam; a daughter, Jordan; a brother, Roger; and two sisters, Ellen Goff and Barbara Coombs.

No services have been held. Mr. Webster's family is planning a memorial event this fall in the Midwest, his wife said.

 
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  Kim Bateman
Sunday, August 23, 2009
It is with much saddness that we pass along the news that long-time friend and classmate Gary Webster died on August 14,2009 after a three year battle with cancer.  Gary is survived by his twin sister Ellen Webster Goff, and older brother Rodger Webster, his wife Karen and his children.  Gary had retired to Tucson , Arizona after working as the city manager of Glen Ellyn , Illinois.
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  David Lewis
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I moved from Birmingham in December of 1962 to Tempe, Arizona and graduated from Tempe Union High School. I went to Arizona State University for two years and transferred to The University Of Minnesota where I obtained a BA in mathematics. I moved from Minneapolis to San Diego, California in 1975. Started my own business in the computer industry, got married had some children, the home, the dog and several cars. We are empty nesters! I am now retired, my wife is still working part time and we live most of the time in a in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
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  Ron Rowe
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kim:      Just a brief note to add to your list of contacts.   Based on limited info of RENO NV, I decided to pursue further for my next door neighbor & partner in, shall we say, "Adventures".   Gary Groh.   By USA -people-search.com, I narrowed the window & made a cold call.    Left a 'memory-message', that if he eventually heard, there would be no doubt I was not a telemarketer.   Well, not his current number, but the message DID get passed to him within 48 hrs.   He called me on 4 Jan 09 & we did our best over 2 hrs, to fill-in the blanks for about the last 30 years.   I had been skiing within 15 miles of him in '02 during a trip to Lake Tahoe.   With his son still in the Troy area, our plan is to do dinner or Lunch whenever he comes to Michigan again.  I have communicated with Jack Trumble & I think he wants in on the get-together.  I'm buying the first couple rounds.   
     He was doing well & planning a move soon within the greater Reno area.  I hope to use the directory info a again in coming months, to touch base with some foks that may be near where we may be traveling in '09 & '10.  Thanks to you & Doug Hamilton for all the hard work.     
       I have it in writing, from not "ONE", but a Panel of Doctors @ Henry Ford-that say: 'I'm Stable now".   Never was nor ever expect to be NORMAL, but it's good to get a 'Stable"  rating--at least till next evaluation in Fall.  Local friends find this humorous, I find it encouraging.  Also enjoy checking the guestbook periodically.   Take Care, Ron

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  Kim Bateman
Monday, March 30, 2009

The Reunion Committee is aware of only a few of the contacts our classmates have made using the Class Directory or contacts at the Reunion.

 

Kim,

I got your recent letter and was pleased to see Mike Davis name and address on the page and I wrote to him to hopefully reconnect, we haven't seen each other since college. I thought I should give you some details of where I am and what I have been doing in a very brief way.

Graduate from Central Michigan University in 1967 got my Masters Degree in History from Central

Taught History and coached football for twenty years

Been in educational sales for the last twenty years (10 with Grolier leaving as a regional Vice President and 10+ with World Book as Vice President of Online). Traveled around the world as part of business and pleasure (49 states 26 countries).

Married for 39 years with two children and four grandchildren.

Have lived in Metamora for 14 years (we have a small 7 acre place with a few horses) and my wife Sue is a nurse in cardiac research at Beaumont Hospital in Royal

Thank you for organizing these names.

Bob Buck

Sue,

Great hearing from you and I'm sorry I missed the reunion, I was out of country. Of course I remember Randy (Sims), please send her my best. I worked one summer at Jim's dad's business along with Mike Davis and visited Jack when he was a student at UM. I coached football twenty years ago and it seems that time has flown away. I have lost track of so many people from high school and I will do everything possible to be at the 50th reunion.

I spend a lot of time on planes and speaking before large groups, but I am a far cry from famous. I will tell you one quick story. I was in Mauritius (an island nation off the coast of Madagascar in the middle of the Indian Ocean, we have 100 sales people there) speaking to large groups and doing some TV, when a tall handsome man with gray hair and a cowboy hat came up and said, "Great job Bob, wonderful that you came all this way." I knew I knew him, but couldn't remember how or why. My mind was racing trying to think was it someone from college, high school, business or was he famous and I knew him from TV. Then the press started to take pictures and I knew they weren't interested in my face. It then dawned on me it was Larry Hagman from Dallas. The US Ambassador was having a Texas Bar-B-Que the next day and flew in 5,000 pounds of Texas steaks and Larry Hagman. I have the picture on my office wall with us shaking hands with a look on my face that I know says "Who is this guy and I better figure it out quick". I am so glad to hear from people from high school.

All the Best,

Bob

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  Kim Bateman
Monday, March 30, 2009

The Reunion Committee is aware of only a few of the contacts our classmates have made using the Class Directory or contacts at the Reunion.

 

Hi Kim --thought you would enjoying knowing that I got a letter back 
from M. Giovanna Savonuzzi.  Unfortunately she hates computers, but 
she did say that she has a grown son (marriage #1) and two 
granddaughters -- ages 3 and 8.  My husband seems quite willing to go to France and meet her. 
Thanks again for the contact info.  Meril Penn Yu

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  Kim Bateman
Monday, March 30, 2009

The Reunion Committee is aware of only a few of the contacts our classmates have made using the Class Directory or contacts at the Reunion.

 

Here is one of the stories of two friends who got together after the 45th Reunion:

 

Inge Hensler/Kraimer on the death of Patti Needels

 

After Patti's visit to Traverse City and our reunion, we spoke every Saturday for about an hour.  Other than having been good friends way back when, she also felt comfortable with me since I had been a Hospice volunteer since 1992. 

 

 Patti spent the last 3-4 weeks at the Odyssee House (hospice facility) in Southfield.  I went down to see her after her first week and was fortunate enough to be with her when she died on March 19th.

 

Jack (Trumble), thank you again for giving Patti and I that gift of reuniting.

 

Blessings to you and your family.  Inge

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  Kim Bateman
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    John Radtke
Died December 14, 2008
John's sister called to advise us of his death.  He was living in Royal Oak, Michigan at the time of his death.
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  Kim Bateman
Monday, February 9, 2009

Carleen S. (Schmidt) Campbell

5 May, 1945 - died 16 Nov, 1996 (Florida)

 

Carleen Schmidt Campbell passed away at age 50 of lupus.  Her daughter, Catherine (Kit) Campbell Grabowski,  lives in Dryden with her husband and three sons.  Carleen's husband, Mac, still lives in Florida, near Orlando.

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  Cindy Roberts
Saturday, February 7, 2009
It's the first time that I have had since the fall to say "thank you" for all of your work, time and efforts.  A special thanks to all who made it back home.  Come again- we didn't have enough time this time. Cindy
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  ron rowe
Monday, December 29, 2008
45 Years Later: How did that much time pass while I'm still feeling so young.

GREAT REUNION WEEK-END!!  THANKS!!

    Friends got together, past friendships were renewed & lost friends found.  For some, it was like making new friends all over with people who ran in different circles--Back When.

    Many have had health challenges recently or in the past.  To meet, greet & share--was uplifting.  The multitude of activities (Meals, Football, Cider Mill, Dinner Dance) gave several venues to interact casually & circulate freely.  Perhaps next reunion: a walking tour & lunch 'Uptown B'ham'.   I'd come earlier for that, anyone else??  

    It's been a good year &/or rough for many.  Health, Economy, politics, family/friends lost & some new Grandbabies.  The circle & cycles continue for all of us.

    MY YEAR END GREETING TO ALL SHS ALUMNI VISITORS HERE:  Thanks for a VERY HIGHPOINT in my personal year.  I plan to keep several reconnections active & nourished.  A few are far away, some still in S.E.Michigan & one I shared E-mails with (re: a shared College memory) lives close by.

    The older we get, Friends & Memories GAIN More Meaning.  I leave you with my new mantra:              "I'm not a Geezer!!  I'm an ANTIQUE CHILD!!  A Collector's Item."                  I've always collected friendships, trying to nourish & retain those who 'try back'
!!

 HAPPY NEW YEAR-GOOD HEALTH & 
TRY FOR YOUR FRIENDS TOO!!
                                                 Ron Rowe
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  Barbara Wichman Strong
Thursday, October 16, 2008

I have been living in southern California for the past 25 years with

my husband of 45 years.  We were married in December of '63 and lived in Bad

Kreuznach Germany for two years while my husband served in the army.  We have

three children and seven grandchildren.  I just retired six weeks ago after

working as the urology residency coordinator for the Loma Linda University

School of Medicine for 24 years. 

 

I would love to receive information regarding the 2013 reunion
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  Kim Bateman
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sadly, today I received a copy of the obit I sent for last week.  The Betty in the obit was our Betty. I typed the obit text for your records.This is from the Pittsburgh Kansas Morning Sun (Cherokee County), which explains why it was hard to find…not NC or Ohio. Dawn Martin

Columbus, Ohio – Elizabeth Schwab Carpenter, 36, died Monday, June 1, 1981 at a Columbus, Ohio hospital.She was born April 20, 1945, in Terre Haute, Ind., to John Lewis and Ruth Schwab. John Schwab is a former Cherokee resident.Mrs. Carpenter was a graduate of Ohio State University and worked for an  adoption agency for several years. In 1969 she married David Carpenter. He survives.Survivors are three daughters; a son; a brother, William Schwab, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schwab, now of Columbus, Ohio.

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  jay bonk
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Does anyone know how to find Dick Laula?
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  Steve Riley
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hello,
I just found out about the reunion a little late from Rich Gibson, sorry we missed it. I currently like in northern MI during the summer and FL in the cold months. Hopefully and God willing I will be able to make the '13 reunion. Its been a long time but I'll never forget the great times and friends at Seaholm.
God Bless
Steve

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  Rick Lotero -class of '64
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Hi class of '63,

I was looking at this website I got from Ron and I can answer some questions from the photo albums of unknown classmates.  In the "Old Photos of Us" album 2nd photo from bottom, Adams School 6th grade , Roger SMITH is sitting next to Mike Pricer.  The last photo of Adams 6th grade, Kathy Quinn ('64) is back row, far right.  Front row are all class of '64 kids I went to school with.  From L to R are: Pete Booth, Mary Kate Doherty, Craig Johnson, John Kindley, Connie Jacobs, and Kim Kelso (who moved before we all went to Derby).

I also want to say you all look great and perhaps the next reunion could be a '63/'64 combo? Heck, we all know each other! 

Great website and memorable photos.  Congrats on a reunion well done!

Rick Lotero - '64
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  Cheryl (Howson) LeClerc
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I regret not being able to attend tonight's reunion. Seaholm gave me the educational foundation to attend the University of Michigan, where I met my husband on my first day of classes as a freshman in Ann Arbor. We married during his freshman year of medical school, and I taught high school during those years. We travelled the United States looking for a pediatric internship and residency, settling in San Francisco during revolutionary "flower power" years.
 
We are proud parents of two sons, and tonight there is an engagement party for our eldest. The youngest married this past July.They couldn't have chosen more wonderful women. We have waited a long time for these "Happy Days"!

Apart from our involvement with family and  friends, and an interest in food and wine, we enjoy a passion for travel. The Spanish and French languages I began to study at Seaholm opened countless doors. Blizzards in Antarctica, charging elephants in Africa, driving the Outback, French school in the Cote d'Azur, bull ranches in Spain, rope ladder walkways in the Amazon--- life has been an amazing ride.

Have fun tonight at the reunion, and we hope to join you for the next one.
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  jay bonk
Friday, September 19, 2008
Does anyone have contact info for:
Mike Davis
Jim Guest
Nancy (Walls) Lamotte
Terry Schaeffer
??
Much appreciated, Jay
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  Jan (Boughner) Sanborn
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Hi Everyone!
I just read all your messages, and loved hearing where life has taken you!  My very best to you all, especially the lively crew that put together the reunion.  Kermit Ambrose  was mentioned in a few messages, and one of my fondest high school memories was taking driver training with Janet Brookman.  I was at the wheel and stalled a giant stick shift land yacht five times in the intersection of Lasher and Maple, trying to make a left turn.  Kermit called me a "damned blob of protoplasm," and I cried all the way back to the school. Later I went on to crash Janet's car after pleading to drive it at the ripe old age of fifteen.  Sorry about that, Janet!
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  jay bonk
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Maybe this is a good idea.  It could make it easier for some of us to communicate our status.  Try using our websites. For me it is: www.sksconsulting.us
You can even see a picture of how well (or poorly) I've weathered the years.
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  jay bonk
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This turns out to be quite fun!
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  john slater
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I been enlightened about the members of the reunion committee who have made this upcoming even happen....many thanks to doug hamilton (sue irish's husband), mary lou bunyon, kathy keitzer, elaine bishop, jim berridge, jeff and mary pardee as well as jack trumble, kim bateman, and sue irish hamilton.  kudos to all of you!
john
 
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  Dawn Martin
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hello everyone,

It's down to the wire, but we just can't make this reunion! So close, yet so far...we (husband Frank and I) are still in East Lansing.  A large "thank you"  toast should be raised at dinner for Sue and everyone else who put in many hours organizing the events and doing the web...the site was great fun to view. None of us have changed a bit! Since I am the camera person in our house, there don't seem to be any of me to post....what a surprise.

A bit of nostalgia to share-
Kermit Ambrose was an old friend of my grandfather, and when Mr. Ambrose had me trapped in driver training he took us to learn to parallel park on Merrill, right in front of my grandfather's house. All was prearranged so that my grandfather would be sitting on the front porch and could enjoy watching me park the big, stick shift sedan in the tiny little space. Over and over. The Community House wing, where I think the reunion dinner will be, is built on a part of the block that was my grandparent's huge yard for a generation or three or five...the Community House bought it all from my grandfather in the 70s...and then tore down his house, garage,  etc., and - as Joni Mitchell sweetly sang - "Put up a parking lot!" 

If anyone writes, a reply is promised. Have a great time ...maybe we can do this again.

- Dawn

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  john slater
Saturday, September 13, 2008
thanks so much to sue, jack, kim and the rest of the reunion committee for making this happen!  45 years!  hard to believe.
   update on me:  I am still doing orthopedic surgery in little rock, AR.  I went to college and medical school at vanderbilt university in nashville, TN.  I did my internship in grand rapids and my residency at henry ford hospital where I and my second son were born.
   I married in 1970 and my wife and I had three sons.  she died in an accident in 1985. I hired a nanny so I could keep working and raised our sons.  I remarried in 1993 to cathy who has two daughters. our five children are scattered around the country. we have four grandchildren (adorable, of course).
  hobbies:  tennis, bicycling, backpacking, swimming, guitar.  I'm also into whitewater rafting and have rowed a raft through the grand canyon twice along with numerous other rivers, mostly out west.
   I am looking forward to seeing everyone!...what a trip through memory lane this will be.  my wife won't be coming with me because we'll both be back to birmingham two weeks later to attend my niece's wedding!  two visits to bham within two weeks after one visit in the last 15 years!
  see you soon.
john
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  Dory (Alexander) Hulse
Friday, September 12, 2008
Since we're all at that stage of life when there's more behind us than in front, I guess it's only natural that we'd be re-processing our pasts through the prism of this event.  Who among us could have drawn the portrait of our future selves back when we were those 18-year-old innocents?  Certainly not I.  Still, it's sometimes funny the way things evolve around the clues from that era.

Once upon that former life, I wanted to be a writer (only as a fall back after chemistry realities quashed the fantasy of going into medicine) and my parents wanted me to be a teacher.  Today, I find myself happy to be the Director of Communications for the University of Virginia School of Nursing - doing a lot of writing and other projects in an academic healthcare environment.  Retirement is something I suppose I should think about, but I'm having too much fun doing this.  Every day is different and I get to hang around a lot of younger people.

As a kid, I dreamed of world travel, but never expected to actually do it.  Before I took the job at UVA, I started my own consulting firm in public relations and marketing communications.  That, and a stint as an active Rotarian (first woman president of my club), took me to Asia, South America, Europe, and hopefully more to come.  I still do some moonlighting - mostly with international trade shows, mostly aviation.  One of these days when I have more time, I'd like to approximate the wonderful experience I had in 2001 when I served as photojournalist for a Rotary surgical mission in Patagonia.  It was a life-altering event.  It was also momentous to work at the Paris Air Show - especially the day the Russians crashed their Sukhoi within the hour of my special press event in my client's flightline chalet.  

After Seaholm, family finances dictated commuting to college at Oakland University - academically satisfying, but hardly the same as going away to college.  The numerous adventures with my used Renaults didn't quite compensate, but might yet make it into a memoir.  That entertainment included a gas line that insisted on coming unclamped with a certain regularity, spraying gasoline over the engine block; an electric clutch that required being at a full stop to enter first gear (sadly, the cars behind me in traffic were unaware of that requirement); windows that froze shut in the winter because the heater took 20 minutes to warm the car - during which time breath condensation required a handy ice scraper for the INSIDE of the windshield.  You get the picture.

Now, every day I marvel at working at a World Heritage site, catching a glimpse of Mr. Jefferson's Rotunda and occasionally walking on the Lawn or visiting the Pavilion gardens, and, on certain fall Saturdays, cheering for the Cavalier football team.  (After our recent 52-7 loss to USC, it takes a lot of cheering.) Sort of makes up for that missed experience at Oakland.  As a bonus, at football games here in Virginia, one is often more concerned with remembering to bring sun screen than with hunkering under a heavy blanket.  

I did Oakland in under three years (trimester plan), married and taught high school English for one semester before leaving to have my first son.  The ensuing years brought two more sons - 3 within 4.5 years - occasional work and at last a divorce after 10 difficult years.  

Happily, I have now been married for 30 years to the love of my life.  We met in church choir, believe it or not.  Murray is in his second career as a custom cabinetmaker - after a number of corporate years as an employee benefits consultant.  He's truly an artist - my challenge is to get to the top of his project list.  When we married, we left Michigan for Acton, Massachusetts, where we lived for just a couple of years before settling in Ridgewood, NJ, and sinking deep roots over 22 years.  

In 2002, we fled the ever rising real estate taxes and growing congestion of the NYC area for Charlottesville, VA.  We built on a wonderful lot with a great view of the Blue Ridge Mountains - 8 times the property, double the house size and about 25% the property taxes in NJ.  Local folks complain about the taxes and traffic, but we just laugh to ourselves.  Happily, I've only encountered one copperhead (dead in the driveway where I unknowingly ran over it - yuck), only a few Black Widow spiders, just the occasional coyote and the bears have not yet succeeded in getting into the house, though we have muddy paw prints and snout rubs on two of our doors.  Down here, we clueless Yankees were duly warned not to put our hands or other bits into any area we cannot see (wood stacks, rock piles, underbrush, etc.).  We've learned to mostly understand the lingo of the local hill people and my sons swear I do too say "y'all" on occasion. Not possible, although I've learned to "bless their hearts" when people do annoying things.... 

Murray also loves to travel, so if the stock market doesn't totally tank, we look forward to more adventures abroad.  One of my yet unfulfilled dreams is to rent a house in France near the old stomping grounds of two branches of my family.  From that base, I'd love to do some genealogy, touring the countryside and indulging in great wine and fois gras.

Between us, we have 6 kids.  Five are married and we're blessed with 15 grandkids.  Christmas puts me on my knees - all that shopping, wrapping and shipping. Nobody lives really close.  Thanksgiving is when we have the largest gathering.  The logistics are formidable.  It's not Thanksgiving, the dinner, but Thanksgiving the weekend since whoever comes is driving from a distance.  We figure we could manage a B&B any time we were crazy enough to want to.  

My youngest son is the only one near us - he's in the Navy and stationed in Norfolk.  One of our most memorable trips was to Spain when he and Carmen were married in a 15th Century parish church in the heart of old Jerez.  Today, they have 5-year-old daughter and almost 2-year-old twins.  Busy household!  My middle son lives in Ohio with his wife, their 7-year-old daughter and her young teen daughter.  His two older girls are back in Michigan with their mom.  Oldest son is retired from the submarine service and lives on the west coast with his wife and 8-year-old son.  The only time they were more scattered was when Chris was stationed in Spain.

It doesn't seem possible that that young woman inside this head could possibly be a grandmother, but that surprise image in the mirror is a reality check.  Sound familiar?

It's been great fun to read the accounts of classmates and I'm looking forward to our reunion festivities.  There are some old friends who won't be there, some I'm excited to see again, and a lot more that I probably didn't really know in high school who will be fun to "meet."  

Many thanks to our dedicated organizers who have put so much thought and effort into this! 



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  Fred Post
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Welcome old classmates (old, means both a long, long time ago, and old as it's normally used).  It is truly amazing that almost all of our lives have passed since we were together in high school.  I left the Birmingham area after high school and never returned so I have kept contact with nobody.  Looking at the old high school yearbooks for the first time in 45 years, I am impressed with the accomplishments of many of the old classmates.  I slept through high school and undergraduate school so did nothing of any distinction until after that.

The Vietnam mess forced me to grow up as I ended up in the U.S. Army Special Forces which was a life changing experience in numerous ways.  Having finally grown up, I immediately entered graduate school and got an MBA in 1971.  I then went to law school and got a law degree in 1974.  I then became the token gentile in a small aggressive Jewish law firm in Toledo, Ohio and practiced labor and employment law.  I got caught up in the running craze, ultimately became a marathoner and then a triathlete, culminating with 4 successful completions of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii ('83, '84, '85 and '86).  In '85 (at 40) I got married and changed careers shortly thereafter becoming a college professor.  During this time I continued doing triathlons and also played ice hockey in the Toledo older player beer leagues.  I continued my practice of law in an of counsel capacity in a larger law firm in Toledo.

In 1992, the first marriage ended and I ventured into some new areas.  I purchased a Harley Davidson, joined the local HOG club, went to Sturgis and attended the 95th anniversary celebration in Milwaukee.  Soon after I found a new girlfriend who was nuts about English horse riding.  I quit doing triathlons and started competing in hunter jumper competitions with my newly purchased retired thoroughbred race horse.  I married my horse riding wife in 1998 and we just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.

My professional role as a college professor has evolved from being a business law professor to a business ethics professor and I have achieved some distinctions in the field of business ethics and absolutely love what I do and believe that I do make a difference in an area where business schools have not done a very good job in teaching ethics to business students.  I hope to die at the chalkboard having no interest in retirement but recognize that at some point that may happen.  I retired from the practice of law after 30 years and I am now in my 23rd year at the University of Toledo.

Having fallen off too many times in hunter jumper competitions, I have transitioned to the sport of Dressage.  This, for those of you that know nothing about English horse riding, is the Olympic sport of complex lateral movements on the flat with no jumping.  It is a much more cerebral, challeng and much safer.  Both my wife and I are working on first level but sitting trot is a bitch.  I still play hockey in an "over 50" beer league and still ride my Harley on Sundays.

Helen Keller is purported to have said "Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all", and that has always been my motto and has kept me going ever since the Army Special Forces.  I am really looking forward to seeing many of you whom I have not seen for 45 years and laughing and reminiscing about those long ago days at Seaholm High School.  Its quite remarkable to me that since we last saw each other, we have gone from being young high school students, passed through almost our entire lives and now meet again.  I have enjoyed reading the stories that many of you have taken the time to write.  I hope you found this tale amusing/entertaining.

Fred Post

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  Marilyn Dick Nelson
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sorry we won't be able to make it but I will certainly be thinking of you all! We still live in Massachusetts, with kids and grandkids nearby in Boston and in the Lexington/Concord area, both among our favorite New England spots. My husband is still working but I am no longer teaching. 
 
Sounds as if a number of you are still enjoying the beautiful state of Michigan. I'm envious. This reunion, and all the posts, have really got me reminiscing over the innocent fun of the early 60's in Birmingham. Really, the worst thing I can remember was t-p-ing the teachers' bathroom at Seaholm and being called on the carpet for a mock campaign to elect Annette Funicello student council president of Barnum. How quaint!
 
This site is great- thank you Sue, Kathy, Jeff and the entire committee. Wish I could be there. For all of you who are attending, please be sure to post tons of pictures afterwards.
 
take care, Marilyn
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  Ron Rowe
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Jack, Kim, Sue, Jeff et/al:  Try this on for size!!  

Sorting today & exactly where I knew, I uncovered Seaholm Memerobilia.
a- Orig student I.D.  Who is that young fella?
b- Reflectorized bumper stickers we in Cicerone Club sold (see pg 132 of '63 PIPER). 
c- Tons of NYC/Wash DC Senior Trip stuff, including full roll-out group pict @ Mt Vernon w/ Groves.
d- Dance Cards for '62 Andalusia & '63 OPAION KYMA proms & Song of India prom (Groves-same day 18 May '63). Many of us went to both due to cross-school dating.
e- (get the kleenex, Jack): words to SENIOR SONG/Field day Sr yr, to the tune of God Bless America.  Also CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN.
f- Seaholm Maples pennant. (small megaphone bit the dust in my boat 2 yrs ago).
g- Seaholm sweatshirt, gym shorts & "T" that still fit.
h- Lots more, too much to mention.  Does the term Packrat come to mind.  Oh, Yeah!

Doing VERY well after recent issues & bringing my Dancing Shoes.  Let's rock the Community House, Stadium, Pasquale's, & wherever else.  
This guy from '63 does not FEEL '63' yet. Party On!!
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  Jack Trumble
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Hi everyone.  My son, Gabe, and I submit the following scouting report of Seaholm's1st football game, August 28th.  

Before the kickoff we entered the school and, as Kathy Kietzer had told me, we promply got lost.    

Entering the renovated stadium we found it packed with students, young kids, and adults.   It reminded me of a small town football game.  The band was 80-100 strong with a large Brass section and sounded great!  Gabe laughed at me when they played "Forever Birmingham"....I'd better bring a large box of Kleenex on the 19th!  And the Fight Song always sounds good after a touchdown!   At halftime the "Maple Motion" dance team performed.  

Coach Chris Fahr runs the Maples with a "No Huddle" offense .  Some of the key players remind me of the Class of '63.  On the 2nd play of the 2nd half #7, quarterback Jack Quigley (think Jim Foster) connected with #80, Mitch Kessel (John Slater) for an 80 yard gain.  Linebacker Jeremy Altman, #62 (think Jack Harvey) was player of the game with 9 tackles and a fumble recovery.  

September 19th is Homecoming (We never had that!) and we hope the Maples will play their best game against a tough Farmington Hills Harrison team.  As Jim Berridge said to me, "See you at Scotty's Schack on the19th!"
                                                
             GO MAPLES, BEAT THE HAWKS!!!
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  Meril Penn Yu
Friday, September 5, 2008
Sorry to miss the gathering!  We still live in Denver and I enjoy cycling, scuba, dance, swimming, gardening and travel.  I retired from the public school Speech/Language gig four years ago; but my Mom moved to Denver, so I feel like I just started a part time job as her assistant.  Fred still practices law.  Our kids are growing up-- Michael lives works and studies Public Administration in Norman, Oklahoma. Lauren is working on her MSW at Columbia in NYC.  It's great to see all your faces and updates in this terrific album!  Thanks, Meril
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  Jim Falconer
Friday, September 5, 2008
I have made my reservations and look forward to  getting together Friday and Saturday.  Thanks to the volunteers for putting the events together. Jim Falconer
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  Jean Frizelle McAdoo
Thursday, September 4, 2008

Although I only attended Seaholm for two months, I appreciate being invited to the 45th class reunion.  Many names and faces are familiar from the three years I attended Barnum.  I’ve enjoyed reading the messages from so many of you.  After leaving Seaholm, my family moved to Dallas, TX and then to Minneapolis, MN while I was still in high school.  Birmingham always felt more like my “home town” since my parents moved back two more times and I returned for visits.  The moves in high school prepared me for the 14 moves my husband and I made during his Navy career and three additional moves as an airline executive.  He has retired from both of those jobs and is now working as an aviation safety consultant in Washington, D.C., but he returns to Georgia every week-end.  We have lived in our home, south of Atlanta, since 2000, which is the longest I have lived any where in my life.  With our frequent moves, I have worked in numerous states as a speech therapist / special education teacher.  I finally stayed in one place long enough to become vested and eligible to “retire” which I did in June.  I am adjusting well to my new found freedom.  I am now able to spend more time in D.C. and travel with my husband on business trips.  Since Dick’s father moved to Georgia five years ago in order to be close to us, we have decided to keep our home here.  My husband and I enjoy travelling, boating, and “social golfing”.  We have one son who lives and works near Annapolis, MD.

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  Stan Cutter
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Wonderful to read these messages and I'd like to add that I am looking forward to seeing many old friends at the reunion. As near as I can recall, I have not seen anyone from our class since the late 60's, maybe early 70's. During the intervening years, excluding military bases, I've lived in Boston, New York, Hong Kong and for the past 20 or so years, in the suburbs of Chicago. My mother moved to Concord MA after Dad died in 1970 and my career took me elsewhere. I have two children, a son and step son, both launched into their own careers. Our oldest is married and living in Raleigh NC while the youngest is engaged and living here in Chicago. Nancy and I both are still working and generally enjoying having an empty nest, traveling and an occasional round of golf. I look forward to seeing all and will miss many who cannot attend. Stan Cutter
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  Ron Lotero
Monday, September 1, 2008
I just spent time reading all the Guest Book messages...      There a a couple of things my classmates should know.  One, if I can ever get my compter to function (which has NOT been the case for a while) then I fill emails and messages , without thought.  Two, it is not wise to allow me time with a micrphone in my hand, (HA)

To add a bit, I am married to Cindi, who works  at our local Military installation, Fort Huachuca-Home of Military Intelligence and Signal & Interglobal Networks.  She is a Nationally Board Certified Pharmacy Technician and the Pharmacutical Buyer and Supply Officer. she has a daughter, Jennifer, living in Tucson.   My four are Rick, 43 in  San Mateo, CA (a partner in the ORACLE computer co., Randy 42, in Wixom, in Advertising and a free-lance writer, Amy, 42  (yes, Twins)  working in her sisters Salon & Spa and living in Farmington Hills and Laurie 41, Commerce Twnship, Owner of V Salon & Spa, Livonia.  We have two grandchildren and Two Great-Grandchildren.

My mother, Ruth the cashier in the B'ham HS Cafeteria died of Cancer in CA in 1972. (Age 50)  Dad (Ray) died this past Nov 07 of Cancer at age 89.

I have worked since age 9 (with a Soc Sec #) and am thinking about retiring, especially since this tired old body doesn't  seem to bounce back these days.
For all of you who remember my siblings, since each of them followed Class 63, Rick 64, Ruthie 65 and Rob 66.  Add a 20 years younger brother ,Reed age 43. Reed is an Engineer (soon to be Captain) on the LA Fire Dept,  Rob is an attorney inSanta Rosa, CA, Ruthie is retired and living in Rome (Sezza) Italy, Rick is a Retired Engineer from Long Beach,CA and lives in Green Valley, AZ.

So now, one is able to read both manuscripts I submitted and try to remember, don't hand me the microphone  :>)

                             RON  LOTERO
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  Ronald J. Lotero (RON)
Monday, September 1, 2008
This is really exciting.  I attended our 5th year Reuion (in my Army Uniform..Very unpopular then!) and have not attended again since,so this is new for me.  (I spent 6 1/2 years in Southeast Asia, and in 1979 left for a tour in Europe.  Other than visiting my kids, I stayed in Europe until 1993.

I returned to the US and after 16 months of intensive schooling and training, became a Certified, Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist. I have owned and operated "Muscle Kneads Therapeutic Massage, by Ron Lotero in Sierra Vista, Arizona since 1995.  I am now entering a "Semi-retirement" phase in my practice, where I am "attempting" to work only three and a half days per week, rather than the 8 - 12 hour days six days.

I may miss the Football Game as I plan to have dinner,etc. with my Michigan Kids on Friday night.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, knowing its beeen 40 years and I assume you may have changed as much as I.  Until then, I am honestly very excited about this reunion.

              Ron Lotero
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  Lenora Bennett Jennnings
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Where has the time gone?? I have lived in Delaware since 1967 after graduating from Michigan State. My husband Randy and I have two daughters; Jennifer is 30 and Jessica is 27. They are both married and also live in Delaware. We have three grandkittens, but no grandchildren yet. I retired in 2003 after teaching elementary school for 36 years. We have done some traveling since retiring. One of the benefits of retirement is being able to travel during the school year. My favorite trip was to Kenya and seeing all the animals in their natural habitats. Another highlight was visiting the Taj Mahal in India. We won't be attending the reunion, but I hope everyone has a great time.
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  Brenda Drumm Kidd
Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thanks to the committee and its leadership for organizing a 45th Class Reunion for all of us.  What a wonderful and generous commitment!  I am sorry that my husband and I are unable to make it this time.  We look forward to attending a 50th reunion in 2013.

I have lived in California since 1973 after completing a BA and MA from the University of Michigan and teaching for five years in Birmingham.    I spent most of my career as an elementary school principal. .  I completed my 39 ½ years in education in January primarily to spend more time with my husband, family and friends.  My husband and I have three sons and three grandsons living in Dallas, Elizabeth City, N.C. and Boston. The grandsons are 4, 6 and 16.  My family is still in Michigan…Mom is 91 and still at home.  My brother is the President of the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum.  My niece graduated from UMichigan in April and works in Lansing. .

Although I am by now probably officially a Californian,  Birmingham and Michigan are still my home.  I have fond memories of both my time at Seaholm and Derby as well as at UMichigan.  I wish the best to all of you and hope that despite the expected challenges we all have your lives have been good thus far and will continue to be so.  Have a great reunion and thank you for the wonderful times and memories.

 

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  Linda Scott Cook
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Yikes, am I 63 already?? The years getting here have been full, fun and challenging. My husband Joe and I have 3 grown children and 4 grandchild the latter who are a lot more fun then ours ever were. We're still working, but discuss retirement almost daily. Sorry we can't attend. Hi to all.
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  Sue (Irish) Hamilton
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

One minute Doug and I were cruising through life in a '56 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible....then, Ka-Pow!!  Someone hit the fast forward button and we're old and gray....Well, not me.  Not when   L'oréal is available!

We never expected to grow old together....we thought we'd stay forever young.  Yet here we are....shuffling along together, peddling as fast as we can.

It seems like yesterday that our kids were the ages of our grandchildren.  We have been most fortunate, hitting only a couple speed bumps along the way.

I'm not surprised to learn that so many of you achieved greatness while I'm just lucky to find the car keys in the morning.  Everyone's story has been heartwarming, inspirational, fascinating and even amusing.

So I decided to stop worrying about growing old and concentrate on growing up.  However I still don't know what I want to be when I  get there.

If only Doug could find a '56 Starfire convertible again, he would feel that the stars aligned and order had been restored to the universe and possibly feel young again too.

The Reunion will do the same for me....reminiscing with friends will rejuvenate long forgotten  memories magically transporting us back in time allowing us to recapture a glimpse of the "good old days"....if only for a weekend.

So if you haven't decided to join us, dust off your party muumuu, throw on some spackle and war paint and have a fun evening.  Who knows what tomorrow brings??!

The Spirit of '63 lives on!!

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  Bob Cruickshank
Friday, August 15, 2008
What happened?  I fell like Field Day was yesterday.  Unfortunately the mirror suggests otherwise but thank goodness for failing eyesight.  The organizers have done a great job!  I nominate all of you for the 50th.  I wish I could be there but the best I can muster is vicarious participation.  I've lived in New Canaan, CT for almost 40 years and we now divide our time between CT and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.  We have kids scattered about the country---a married daughter in Scottsdale, AZ, a son in St. Paul, MN, a step-daughter in LA and a step-daughter in DE.  No grandchildren yet.  I'm still active in business and probably will continue to be.  I enjoy it and it keeps me out of Susan's hair.  So far Advil solves most of my health issues and so we play a fair amount of golf.  The pets have passed on and we have resisted new ones so that we can visit the kids and travel.  Best wishes to all and enjoy the 45th.
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  patti allbright (cyran)
Monday, August 11, 2008

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  Margie Woolson Hubacker
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Good grief!!!45 years already.  That's how old I think I am!!!  Can't wrap my mind around 60++.  Anyway, life is good.  Fred and I have been married 41 years in Aug., have 2 sons and 4 grandboys.  We live in town but do spend time at Walloon Lake and Florida.  I retired from teaching my HS dropouts but Fred continues to keep us here with his work.  Look forward to seeing everyone in Sept.

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  Kathy Torrence Birch
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Its great hearing about everyone!I just sent a picture and an update in the mail. Wont be there but, didspend last weekend with Lynne Wilde McCurdy and Audrey McMinn Barone.We had a great time! My husband and I are traveling the World>All seven continents and107 countries. Everyone take care and be well! Kathy
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  Claudia Kesler Scarber
Saturday, July 26, 2008
My husband, Ken, and I are coming from Massachusetts where I have lived for 36 years!  He has a web design and education franchise and I am doing part time office work while keeping up with my longtime compuer consulting.  Went skydiving twice in 2006!  It was a ball!  I recently talked to Jere Stone and Marnie Mitchell and Patti Wyatt.  Look forward to seeing everyone!!

Claudia
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  Judy Cloutier
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Looking forward to visiting Birmingham after all these years.  I'll be driving in from Chicago, where I've lived for the last ten years.  It seems I've spent most of my life moving back to Chicago.  See everyone soon.
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  Ken Pool
Friday, July 18, 2008
Hello All,
I'm doing well and still living in the Detroit area. Though I'm working on a fourth career, just love Michigan too much to leave. And after becoming a grandfather of twin girls here four years ago, nothing could leverage me away now. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this year's 45th reunion, because my wife Betti and I will be in the Upper Penninsula at our cottage at that time. But I wish you all well and maybe I'll catch you at the 50th!
Respectfully,
Ken Pool
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  sandi strom wolf
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just an update on Bob Wolf.  On Memorial Weekend, he didn't feel well and  I drove him to the hospital in Petoskey MI (We were at our home on Burt Lake)Within 2 minutes, he had a heartattack. (We just made it) After CPR, Difiberlation and catherization, he had a 6 way bypass the next day. He is doing great now and we'll be at the reunion.
Corey VanFleet, Seaholm swimming coach, visited Bob . He is doing well and lives near Cadillac. MI. What a great resource on people.  Fun to see him again.
See you in Sept. 
Sandi Strom Wolf and Bob Wolf

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  John Miller
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Now that I've been "found" by the Class of '63 I'm sorry I can't attend the reunion...leaving for a long planned trip to Europe the 20th.

I live in Lake Forest, IL with my wife Jackie.  I've a son who's 28 and two step-daughters, 28 and 25.

I worked here in Chicago advertising for 26 years after graduating from Michigan State in  '67 and '69.  I retired 13 years ago.

Today, too much travel  and golf.  I'm so sorry I  won't be there...I am enjoying all the "old" names and the memories that go with them.
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  Linda Ruiz
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Best wishes for your reunion.  I was swept far away from Michigan by the '60's.  Greenwich Village, Europe, North Africa, Quebec and finally the rainforest here in British Columbia.

Saddened to see how many of us have passed on.

I haven't  kept in touch so I hope there will be some stories posted on this site.  (if anyone remembers me)

Am a boring Community Health Nurse out here in gorgeous BC

Cheers!

Linda
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  Janet Brookman
Friday, July 11, 2008
I am so sorry to have to miss our 45 (!)  I have to be on the west coast that week.  I will miss seeing everyone and getting caught up.  I live in downtown Chicago and would love to hear when anyone comes to Chi-town for a visit.  I am working as an independent contractor doing mostly qualitative research.  I love working out of my home.  I will look forward to seeing you all at our 50th!
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  Tom Van Doren
Friday, July 11, 2008

I will be attending the reunion.  My wife, Elaine, and I live in rural Barry County about 15 miles NE of Kalamazoo.  I continue to work as a Psychiatrist in my own practice.  Recently, John Beechler visited our log home and land-"puddingstone".  We are looking forward to the reunion and the embarassment of "who is this person?"--hopefully there will be name tags. 

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  Carol Goddard Price
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
How terrific our class is having a 45th!!  At least we'll all know how old everyone is!  Does anyone know Lillian Jackson's contact #?  Hope all is well with everyone and I look foward to seeing some 'old' faces.(I hate that word)  Kudos to all of you who are putting this together.  Carol Goddard Price
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  Joyce Lindley Purdy
Thursday, May 29, 2008
How fun!  I will be there for sure.  It will be great to see old friends and remember others.  Am living in Chicago still flying for United.  Enjoying the single life, travel, and four Grandchildren.  Has anyone kept in touch with Bob Lamarre and his wife Barb?

Joyce
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  dennis larson (bean-larson)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Pretty cool that some of you folk took the initiative to put this together.  I didn't attend any of the other reunions, but I'll give this one a rip.

I'm curious of one thing tho, how the heck did you find me anyway?
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  Stuart Forrest
Monday, May 19, 2008
Why do people write messages like this for people they probably have not seen or heard from in 45 years? I should know the answer because I am the one who is writing this... right?  My answer is simple ... life is a journey, not a destination, and to attend this class reunion I think would be another great journey ... this time down "memeory lane" to see and talk with old friends and classmates and see where their JOURNEY has taken them thus far?
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  John Weston
Friday, May 16, 2008
At first I thought this was a marketing ploy perpetrated by some insurance company to sell us all long-term care insurance.  But reading the list of "'63 Remembers" brought back memories of Ron Lotero, Bill Wolfram, and Jim Hartkopf, all of whom I can see in my mind's eye, ever age 17.  Tomorrow I'm having lunch in eastern Connecticut with Jere Stone, who played guitar and reeds (as I played drums) in The Lancers.  Anybody remember The Lancers?  Anybody heard from Ken Poole and John Swayzee and Russ Foster?
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  Linda Efaw Williams
Monday, May 12, 2008

I can't believe it has been 45 years.  I have been married for 43 years and have lived in Lexington, KY,  Jenison, MI,  and now in Marion, OH.  I am still working strong in a bank doing bookkeeping.  My husband has been a minister for 45 years and still going strong.  We have 1 son who is 38 and still single.  I don't think we will have grandchildren to look forward to.  Would love to hear from friends.  Found some that I had lost a long time ago.

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  Kathy Kietzer Kamp
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Can you believe it's been 45 years and our reunion committee is on time for once! Have enjoyed working on the reunion and seeing so many wonderful people. Hope we will see even more of our class in the fall. Dick and I have been married for 41 happy years and are enjoying our retirement and senior discounts! I have had so much fun redecorating, reading, gardening and finally having time to do the daily crossword puzzle! Sold my yarn store but still enjoy knitting for our 3 beautiful grandchildren-the best!!
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  Elaine (Bishop) Evans
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Our lives have taken so many different paths over these 45 years. It will be great to meet and see each other again. My husband, Richard, and myself have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. They have been the center of my life. I still fly and I am actively involved with the Michigan Ninety-Nines. In 2004 we built a home on an airpark in Edgewood, New Mexico, and share time between Michigan and New Mexico. Rich and I run a family-owned mechanical contracting company in Michigan. I hope you can make the 45th!
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  Sue Irish-Hamilton & Doug
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hi all,
Doug and I are compiling classmates addresses and other info for the reunion. We have sent out one post card mailing so far.

If you know where any classmates are, we would appreciate the info. We have a lot but have a ways to go.

Please help if you can.

Thanks,
Sue

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  Sandi Strom Wolf
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bob and I are excited to come to this reunion. Where has the time gone.? We live in Bingham Farms MI and the Sarasota FL area.
Bob is still working, owner of  an insurance agency in Bingham Farms.
We have 2 children and 5 grands. The oldest grandson is in 1st grade,at Quarton, where Grandpa Bob went to school.
We are in touch with John Beechler alot.

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  Molly (DuBois) Brining
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
It's great that someone has taken charge and planned another reunion!  Hopefully, Dave and I can come.  We are still in Tiburon, CA - empty nesters with one daughter and two granddaughters in Raleigh, NC, one son finishing law school in San Francisco, and one daughter in her first year of medical school in L.A.  Susie (Wollenberg) Boles also lives in Tiburon - maybe we can drag  our husbands back to Birmingham!
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  Roxanne (Dameron) Hill
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Hey everyone!  I retired from Oakland County Personnel Dept. in 2003 and moved to a small town near Huntsville AL in 2004.  I love the warm weather and not having to shovel snow.  It's just my dog and me now so if I can find a "baby sitter" and can afford the gas I'll plan to make the trip.  Look forward to seeing y'all again.  :)  I'll post pictures later. 
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  Hank Shuster
Monday, April 21, 2008
Looking forward to attending.  Its been a long time!  Married 43 years this year. I have 4 kids, 2 sets of twins.  Now have 10 grandkids.  I will look for new and old pics to send.
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  Ronald W Rowe
Monday, April 21, 2008

Interested in attending.  Plans a bit on hold for a couple months.  JUST was back to B'ham 4-20-8 & saw MASSIVE new house being built on site of my old Bates St. homestead, we cleaned out & sold in 2006 after mother passed.  Retired GM-35 years & this week tests show I'll face my 2nd Brain Surgery in 13 months.   Who knew I was sick-in-the-head?  OK< ZIP IT YOU GUYS!  Actually doing well,  & skiing Colorado in Feb & kayaking on Lake Lansing already, where I live.  Please keep me informed & when I am sure of recovery process THIS time--check will be in the mail.   Current address is correct with ph # 517-339-8429.  Are you doing a directory this year?  Ok to add mine to it. 

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