|28 April 2017||
DOROTHY SCHMIEDELER (Faculty): A memorial will also be held at the
Little Flower Parish in Bethesda, Maryland on May 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Dorothy Ann SchmiedelerJune
20, 1931 - April 23, 2017
After graduating from Tipton High School in 1949, Dolly, as she was known, attended Marymount College in Salina, majoring in English and graduating in 1953.
Dorothy began her teaching career in 1953 at Junction City High School, then at Keating Jr. High in Pueblo, Colo. In 1958 she moved to Orleans, France, to teach English to Army dependents at Orleans American High School. In 1962, Dorothy moved to Montgomery County, Md., and taught at Northwood High School in Silver Springs and later at Thomas S. Wooton High School in Rockville for 22 years before retiring in 1992. Dorothy was a member of the Church of the Holy Flower and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, The Phillips Collection, and the National Museum of the Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. In 2013, Dorothy moved to Salina.
Survivors include numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Francis and John Schmiedeler; and sisters, Leona Leeding and Helena Perry.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, with Fr. John Wolesky as celebrant. Internment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Tipton.
Memorials may be made to Tipton Christian School and are in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, KS 67401.
|28 April 2017||
ROSALYN RICH Dacey (Faculty)
Rosalyn Rich Dacey, 82, of Springfield, Missouri, a retired school teacher and homemaker, died peacefully at her home in Potomac, MD on November 14, 2013 from multisystem organ failure. She is survived by her son, MAJ (USA, Ret.) John Dacey and daughter, Martha (Dee) Dacey Emory, John's wife, Mrs. Yvonne Dacey of Fort Hunt, VA with grandchildren Rachel and Max, and Martha Dacey Emory's husband, Mr. Jeff Emory of Alexandria, VA and step-grandchildren Kristen Emory, Lauren Emory and Jennifer Flynn. Mrs. Dacey's surviving sibling is Dr. John Rich of Denver, CO. Mrs. Dacey and her husband, MG (USA, Ret.) Robert Dacey (d. January 2011) had lived in the Washington, DC area off and on for many years since 1961 due to military assignments, but settled in the area permanently in 1985. Mrs. Dacey was born in Springfield, MO on September 30, 1931, the daughter of John E. and Alma Rich. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Southwest Missouri State University in 1953. She taught high school Business in Tulsa, OK and in 1958 volunteered to teach overseas with the Department of Defense school system. She was assigned to Orleans, France, where she taught high school English and met then-Lieutenant Dacey. She returned to the United States in 1961 and she and Lieutenant Dacey married at Fort Belvoir, VA in 1962. She was a substitute school teacher at many locations over the years, and also served in a number of volunteer positions. She served for many years on the Avenel Homeowners Association board, many of them as the standards chairman, and was a member of the board of the Church Point (Oak Grove, VA) homeowners association. Funeral and burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery but arrangements have not been set at this time; please contact Demaine Funeral Home for all information (703-549-0074),
|28 April 2017|
|27 MAR 2017||
NANCY MALOY Bozenhard ('66) on March 9, 2017 in Limington, Maine.
|11 FEB 2017||
JANE CRASE Carlton ('59) on 30 December 2916 in Meadowlakes, Texas.
Her obituary from Legacy.com follows:
|13 JAN 2017||ANDREW J. HOSPODAR, JR ('60) on 7 April 2016 in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. I was told of Andy's passing at that time by Dianna Vaughan Rolleg ('58), but was waiting for a confirming obituary before posting notice of his death. None has appeared, and yesterday Gudrun Clem Blackmon ('58) asked about him, So I did a little more digging. Still no obituary, but I did find that he was a founding member of the Cloudcroft Light Opera Company, and I've contacted them about an obituary they might have posted in a local paper. If anything materializes, I'll post it here.|
|4 January 2017||
FRANCIS LEE GOOLEY Martin ('65) on 10 October 2009, in Monterey, California.
The following obituary was obtained from Legacy.Com:
February 17, 1947 ~ October 10, 2009
CARMEL - Frances "Lee" Martin, age 62, passed away on October 10, 2009 at her home from pancreatic cancer. Lee was born on February 17, 1947 in Erie, PA, the daughter of William D. and Frances M. Gooley. She spent her childhood traveling the world with her military family, and instilled a love of travel in her children as well. She graduated from East Tennessee State University.
Lee lived on the Monterey Peninsula for 25 years, and made friends with most everyone she met in the area. Lee's zest for life was contagious and her positive attitude and boundless energy touched many people. Lee will be remembered as a caring and fun-loving friend and family member, with an adventurous spirit. She was passionate about her work as a realtor with Alain Pinel Realtors, working tirelessly to help many people find their perfect homes. She also enjoyed spending time at her house in Camden, Maine, and traveling with friends and family around the U.S., Europe, and Africa. Lee was overjoyed at the recent birth of her first granddaughter.
Lee is survived by her three children, Stephanie Lee and husband, Jonathan Kaplan of Arlington, VA; Derek of Monterey; and Jason of London, England; granddaughter, Mira Lee Kaplan; mother, Frances of Salt Lake City; brother, William D. Gooley, Jr. and his wife, Jessica of Shrewsbury, MA and their three children. She was preceded in death by her husband and father.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Main Post Chapel at Fort Ord on Gen. Jim Moore, south of Gigling Road on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Oct. 13, 2009
|26 December 2016||
ARNOLD GOLDSTEIN (Faculty 64-67) on 25 August 2016 in Olympia, Washington.
The following obituary was obtained from Legacy.Com:
Arnold "Arnie" Goldstein Arnie died August 25, 2016 in Olympia at age 85 from an aortic dissection. He was surrounded by family and friends the last 10 days of his life. The first of three sons, Arnie was born in The Bronx, NY to Adolph and Ida Schuman Goldstein. He was a proud graduate of Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY. and received a BA from Brooklyn College and an MA from New York University. Postgraduate studies were at Boston University and USC. After teaching social studies and science in NY, Arnie accepted a counseling position with DODDS (Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe) and spent the next 37 years as a high school counselor, elementary and high school principal, and Superintendent of DODDS schools in Northern Italy. In 1962 his career took him to an American military base in Verdun, France where he met and later married Betty Clanton, his wife of 51 years. Further assignments were in England, Germany, Greece and Italy. With his boundless energy, wit and zest for life, Arnie had tremendous impacts upon his students, family and friends. He was an active participant and leader in many organizations including Phi Delta Kappa, NARFE, Gyro and Temple Beth Hatfiloh. In retirement he and Betty continued to explore the world and share their experiences with all who would listen. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jonathan (Gayle), Andrew (Julie) and Matthew (Yara); daughter, Ellen Convissar (Bob) by his first wife, Barbara Esrig Gharemani; nine grandchildren; brother, Jerry Goldstein (Ruth); sister-in-law, Barbara Clanton Ackerman (Charlie); brother-in-law, Tim Clanton (Lucy). Remembrances may be made to Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501.
|14 November 2016||WILFRED P. "BUDDY" DEPAOLA ('59) on 6 September 2016 in Santa Rosa, California from lung cancer. Notified by family friend, Betty Rice, OHS '70. No obituary available.|
|29 October 2016||
KAREN IRWIN Hook ('67) on 25 October 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina.
Her obituary, obtained from legacy.com is as follows:
|17 October 2016||
JUDITH HOLDSWORTH SCOTT ('60) on 15 October 2016 in Mint Hill, North
Carolina. Her obituary, obtained from the Charlotte Observer, is
|8 September 2016||
NANCY O'BRIEN Lawton ('65) on 2 September 2016 in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Her obituary, obtained from The Times, is as
Nancy Lawton LAMBERTVILLE Nancy Lawton, 68, died Friday at the Hunterdon Care Center. Born in Orange, NJ, Nancy had lived in Lambertville since 1978. An avid trap shooter, she belonged to the Black Rock Ladies Gun Club, the Amateur Trap Shooting Association, and won an award in the Eastern Zone Open Ladies Trap Shooting Tournament. For many years, Nancy worked at Phillips Barber Family Health Center as a medical transcriptionist, at the Hunterdon Medical Center and then was self-employed in the same capacity. Daughter of the late John and Eleanor O'Brien, Nancy is survived by her husband, Nelson B. Lawton; one son, Brian Lawton and his wife, Crystal; her grandsons, Nathan and Travis, and one sister, Patricia O'Brien. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, 2100 Wescott Dr., Flemington, NJ 08822,firstname.lastname@example.org Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Garefino Funeral Home, Lambertville. Garefino Funeral Home 12 North Franklin Street - Route 179 Lambertville, NJ 08530 (609) 397-2763
|31 July 2016||
JOSEPH D. HINESLEY ('64) on 15 April 2016 in Portland, Oregon. The
following obituary was obtained from The Huntsville Times:
July 16, 1946-April 14, 2016 Joe Hinesley, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away suddenly while in Portland, Oregon. Joe was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Lena Grace and Joseph Hinesley. He was a career elementary school teacher and retired in 2001. Joe is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eve; daughter Cristin (Patrick); son Jacot (Michelle); grandsons Aubrey, Jamie, and Aidan; sister Norma Laughmiller; sister-in-law Mary Claire Sefton; brothers-in-law Michael (Nicole)Sefton and Joe (Susan)Sefton; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joe's name to The Nature Conservancy.
|13 July 2016||
LIBBY ANN GRAVES Fairchild ('67) on 19 April 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The following eulogy was provided by her sister, Janice:
Libby Ann Fairchild entered heavenly paradise on April 19th,
2016. As her sister, I will
share some of her life events.Libby Ann Fairchild nee’ Graves was born
January 13, 1949 in Claremore, Oklahoma at the Franklin hospital. Her proud
parents were T. Jack and Norma Catherwood Graves.
Libby lived on 9th street with her mother while her father
was stationed in the US Army in Linz, Austria.
When Libby was about 9 months old, she and her mother were able to
join her father in Linz. Living in a foreign country with a baby was a
challenge for her parents but it was an adventure.
Upon returning to Claremore, I was born.
Libby, Mom, and I and lived in the Bell Apartments across from the
Claremore city library while our father was stationed in Korea. As a
military family, we enjoyed traveling and living abroad. We moved around
about every 3 years residing in Orleans, France, Washington DC, Aberdeen,
Maryland, Falls Church, Virginia, Indianapolis, Indiana, San Antonia, Texas,
to name just a few. As a family, we made many friends and had the
opportunity to visit many countries.
For Libby and I as teenagers, it was difficult at times, leaving
friends, and moving so often, and not establishing permanent roots.
Libby graduated from Aberdeen High School, Aberdeen,
Maryland in 1967. After
graduation, she attended Oklahoma State University.
While on summer vacation in Claremore, Libby met and married Ronald
Wallis. Ron was finishing up
Pharmacy school so they moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Ron decided to pursue another career in Veterinary medicine so they
moved to Stillwater where Libby worked as a legal secretary.
Libby and Ron were blessed with a baby boy, Clinton Graves Wallis.
They divorced in 1972.
She returned to Tulsa and worked as a legal secretary where she
eventually met Michael Fairchild who was a law student at the University of
Tulsa. Upon Michael’s graduation, Libby and Michael were married.
They established their homes in two of Tulsa’s historic
neighborhoods. Eventually, they were blessed with two children, Edward and
Libby began her 35-year career at CITGO Petroleum
soon after her marriage to Michael. Libby and Michael were later divorced
yet remained friends and co-parents.
The last few years of her career with CITGO was spent in Katy, Texas.
She retired in 2011.
Libby returned to Claremore upon retirement and found
a home in Bixby, Oklahoma. She
referred to it as her dream home.
She lived in the same neighborhood as Steve and I.
She said that was her favorite part of living in that addition, the
close proximity to us, and the amazing view of sunrises from her patio.
Libby loved her home, decorating it in French décor reminiscent of
things from our years living in France. She also had a green thumb and grew
Libby, Steve and I were pals, shopping together,
eating out together, and making plans to visit museums, new towns, antique
shops, and just hanging out.
We planned to revisit San Diego, see Crystal Bridges in Bentonville,
and see the Ocean again.
Despite the challenges that Libby faced from her Cancer, she was not bitter. She remained positive and hopeful until the end. She referred to her plight as the circle of life.
We will grieve and mourn for our beloved sister,
mother, grandmother and friend.
She was beautiful, kind and compassionate.
She loved gardening, antiques, cooking, tiny houses, collecting art
and pottery, airstreams and Pinterest.
She loved her children and grandchildren, and adored her French
bulldogs Daisy and Lily, who were great companions.
Libby was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Miranda and Bebe
Joy Fairchild, Matt Anderson, Edward Fairchild, Clinton, Kaisa, Ian, Camden,
Elle, and Thatcher Wallis, sister and brother in law Janice and Steven
Bennett, nephews and nieces Jason, Tiffany, Jacob, and Avery Bennett, Jared,
Stephanie, Kamryn, Dylan, and Max Bennett, Aaron Bennett, Rachel and Braden
Delaney, brother Billy Jack Graves, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles,
Lastly, remember Libby with this beautiful Native
I give you this one thought to keep-
God bless all who had the honor of knowing Libby Ann
|23 June 2016||
PETER VAN CLEVE ('70) on 27 May 2016 in Overland Park, Kansas. The
following obituary was obtained from Legacy.com:
PETER VAN CLEVE(1951 - 2016)
Peter Van Cleve, 64, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on May 27, 2016, after a long illness. Born October 12, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Ruth Mary Shaughnessy and Joseph C. Van Cleve Jr. (Col., Ret.), Peter spent his formative years traveling to such places as Puerto Rico and Orleans, France. He graduated from Parkway Central HS in St. Louis, MO, and from the University of Missouri in 1976. He was a member of SAE Fraternity. He worked in the commodities market for the majority of his career, was the President of TW Energy for more than a decade, and retired in 2012. Peter is survived by son, Cliff Van Cleve and Lee E. Tucker, a longtime devoted "second son" to Peter; his brothers, Joe III of Alexandria, Va.; David of Strasburg, Pa., and Cris of Smyrna, Ga.; his nephew, Joseph IV, and nieces, Jennifer and Melissa. Peter's last wishes were to be cremated and to have held a Celebration of Life. Services are scheduled for June 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in KC. All of Peter's SAE brothers and his long list of other lifelong friends are invited to reminisce over the colorful character that was Peter and whose sense of humor was renowned. In lieu of flowers, donations to a (TBD) Charity are most welcome.
|4 May 2016||
ALLEN HANKAL ('65) on 27 April 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The following
obituary was obtained from:
|4 May 2016||
MAUDE S. MCKINNEY Fain ('57) on 16 December 2013 in Orlando, Florida.
The following obituary was obtained from the tributes.com website: http://www.tributes.com/show/Maude-Stuart-Fain-97372171
|6 April 2016||
PAULA KRUYER New ('66) on 3 April 2016 in Duluth, Minnesota. The
following obituary was obtained from the Lake County News Chronicle:
|6 April 2016||
PEGGY KRUYER ('69) on 9 August 2008 in Duluth, Minnesota. The
following obituary was obtained from the Lake County News Chronicle:
|2 April 2016||
FLIP THOMSEN ('62) on 20 April 2007 in Dallas, Oregon.
This past week, Mike Magnan discovered Flip's obituary from the Bollman Funeral Home (Dallas, Oregon) on the OBITSFORLIFE.COM website. It read as follows:
Philip "Flip" Allen Thomsen, resident of Dallas, died on Friday, April 20th. He was 62 years of age.
Flip was born on November 3, 1944, the son of Frank and Nancy Mooney Thomsen in Seattle, Washington. He traveled the world as an Army Brat. Flip was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in Europe. Upon discharge he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he lived for 27 years and began his career in the marine paints with International Paint in the early 70s, and moving to Awlgrip Yacht Coatings in 1975. He married Kathy in 1985, and his career took them to Europe where they lived for a number of years. On February 8, 2006, Flip moved to Dallas to be closer to his father, Frank, sister & brother-in-law, Shone and Nick Stagg, along with his niece, Zoe, and nephew, Tristan. At the time of his death, Flip was a marine paint consultant to various marine companies.
A celebration of life will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 16, 2007. Memorial contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 287 SW Washington Street; Dallas, Oregon 97338. To leave an online condolence go to www.dallastribute.com.
|21 March 2016||
MARJORIE GOETTE Rabickow ('69) on 14 March 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
|13 February 2016||
DIANE RUFF Doherty ('63) on February 6, 2016, in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Her obituary was provided by fellow classmate, Karen (Rawlins) Kurimcak, and
reads as follows:
Diane (Ruff) Doherty, of Weymouth, died February 6, 2016. Diane always enjoyed going shopping. The cornerstone of her life was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. Beloved wife of Joseph M. Doherty. Loving mother of Theresa Doherty of Weymouth, Michael Doherty and his wife Peggy of Hanson, Joseph and his wife Tammy, of Weymouth, and Steven Doherty and his wife Heather, of Plymouth. Sister of the late Steven Ruff. Cherished Grammy to Andre, Michael, Abby, Robert, James, Caroline, Matthew, Laurel, and Mac. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited Diane's funeral Mass on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:30am at Saint Albert the Great Church, 1130 Weymouth and also to the Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1-5pm at the Weymouth Elks Hall, 1197 Washington Street, Weymouth. Arrangements by the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, Weymouth. See http://www.keohane.com/ for directions online condolences.
|2 February 2016||
KAY LEAGUE (wife of MIKE LEAGUE, OHS '56) on 31 January 2016 in Lakeland,
Florida, of complications from a shoulder surgery. They were married for 52
|23 January 2016||
HELEN MARTHA (CONLEY) RALSTON (mother of Chuck '62, Mike '64, William '65,
James '67, Cindy '69, Maxine '70 and Paul) on 29 December 2015 in Waterloo,
New York. The following obituary was obtained from the Fingerlake
WATERLOO - Helen Ralston passed away Tues day evening, December 29, 2015, at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic.
Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, January 5, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Mull Funeral Home, 113 Virginia Street. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Helen was born in Romulus, on August 22, 1921, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Carrie Marie Dunn-Conley.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Ralston; sons, Charles (Michele), William and James Ralston; a brother, Ike Conley; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Charles; daughter, Maxine Owens; sons, Paul and Michael; brothers, Ben and Frank; sisters, Maud, Viola, Mildred and Dorothy.
|28 December 2015||
ANGEL JIMENEZ ('64) on 22 December 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. The following
obituary was obtained from the Tobias Funeral Home website:
In Memory of
Angel Manuel Jimenez
December 23, 1942 - December 22, 2015
JIMENEZ, Angel Manuel, of Centerville passed away December 22, 2015 at Hospice of Dayton. He was 72. Angel ended his battle with Alzheimer's peacefully with family at his side. Angel was born to Justina and Angel Jimenez Sr. on December 23, 1942 in Manatee, Puerto Rico. Growing up, Angel traveled the world with his military father. He went to high school in Orleans, France where he ran track and played other sports. He loved baseball, and played softball well into his 50's. Angel spent over 20 years in the Air Force and retired with honor. He is also retired from Civil Service after 25 years. Angel was always known as being the life of the party. Everyone knew he was in the room because of his boisterous presence, amazing sense of humor, and distinguished laugh. Angel is preceded in death by his parents, Justina and Angel Sr; as well as his brother, Edgar. He is survived by his wife, Melissa; his children, Angel (Julie) Maria (Armando Sr.), Amy (Stu), Anthony (Lauren) and Andrew (Laura). He was a brother to Luis and Norma. Angel was also a grandfather to Emma, Abby, Savanah, Armando Jr., Joseph, Adam, Annalicia, Felicity, Chris, and Jesse. A visitation will take place from 6-8pm on December 28, 2015 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BELMONT CHAPEL. Funeral services will be held at 12pm on December 29, 2015 at the funeral home followed by burial at Woodland Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.
|8 November 2015||
JOHN H. "JACK" MITTON, JR , husband of GLORIA PORTER Mitton ('64), on 26
October 2015 in Gulfport, MIssissippi. The following obituary was
obtained from the SunHerald newspaper:
John Herbert Mitton, Jr.
1939 ~ 2015
John Herbert Mitton, Jr., age 76, of Gulfport, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015.
Mr. Mitton was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated from John Carroll High School and Benjamin Franklin University. He served in the United States Army, and prior to his retiring and moving to Gulfport, he was a CPA and formerly worked for ADP, Buchanan and Company, and Guardian Federal Savings and Loan. His community service included being a dedicated member of the Takoma Park Lion's Club and Parade Director of the Takoma Park Independence Day Parade, both in Takoma Park, MD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Mitton, Sr. and Josephine Locraft Mitton; and his brother-in-law, John Van der Vossen.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gloria Porter Mitton, of Gulfport; his son, John Allen Mitton (Carol Jean), of Slidell, LA; his grandchildren, John William Mitton, St. Louis University, and Rebecca Rose Mitton, University of Dallas; his siblings, Josephine Mitton Kowynia (Ted), of Leesburg, FL, Joanne Mitton Mohindra (Madan), of Silver Spring, MD, Jeanne Mitton Van der Vossen, of Lusby, MD, and Judith Mitton Martucci (John), of Leesburg, FL; and his extended family.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Three Rivers Road, Gulfport.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 10:00 AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12290 Depew Road, Gulfport, with a visitation one hour prior.
Interment will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery on Monday, November 2, 2015, at 10 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Wilmer Eye Institute, Wilmer Development Office, Wilmer 112, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287-9015.
An online guestbook may be signed and tributes offered at www.RiemannFamily.com.
|8 November 2015||
MARGARET E. "BUNNY" ROGERS McPhee ('61) on 28 November 2010 in Crete, Greece
Bunny's passing was brought to my attention by her classmate, Rica Polumbo MacDonough. The following obituary was obtained from the Horan & McConaty Funeral Home website:
Bunny was a gentle spirit with a heart as big as the mountains she loved. She died suddenly and unexpectedly while on vacation in the Mediterranean, on the island of Crete in Greece. She will be missed by many people whose lives she touched over the years. She leaves behind a family that loved her very much: Mick, her husband and best friend of nearly 47 years; Don, their eldest; Eric, their second, his wife, Stephanie and their three boys, Stephen - 15, Kenton - 12, and Camden - 10; Diana, their eldest daughter, and her daughter Sage - 10; and Kate, their youngest, her husband, Matthieu, and their two children, Mara - 10, and Kai - 8.
The great love of her life was the senior population and she worked with that group of people in every place where she worked and prayed. She was a leader in the Active Older Adult program both locally and nationally during her 20+ years with the YMCA. She started a senior camping experience at the YMCA of the Rockies in Granby, CO and dedicated it to her mother. She worked with the senior program at the city of Lakewood for a brief period and then devoted herself to the same population for several years with the city of Aurora at the Aurora Senior Center. She was in charge of a dynamic and wonderful program for seniors at her church, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Denver. She will be missed by all who met her and worked with her in all of these capacities, as well as all those with whom she worked or played.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to either St. John's Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street, Denver, CO 80203, in her name, or to her favorite charity, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Colorado, 5353 W. Dartmouth Ave., Suite 400, Denver, CO 80227, also in her name.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 11, at St. John's Cathedral, 1350 Washington St., Denver, CO. Interment wil be at the church in All Souls Walk immediately following Mass. A memorial reception will follow in Dagwell Hall at the church after the services conclude.
|18 April 2015||
HELEN R. RODGERS (mother of Cathy Rodgers '62) on 4 April 2015, in
Alexandria, Virginia. Her obituary in the Washington Post
reads as follows:
HELEN R. RODGERS an Army wife, associate in the silver buyer's office at
Woodward and Lothrop, Red Cross aide, and White House volunteer, died April
4, 2015 at Goodwin House in Alexandria, VA. She was a longtime resident of
Alexandria and Arlington and maintained a second home in Lilly,
Pennsylvania. Born Helen Bosko in Gallitzin, PA, to Mary Sabados and Paul
Bosko, she married the late Col. Thomas R. Rodgers during World War II and
traveled with him to numerous overseas and stateside posts throughout his
Army career. She lived in Frankfurt, Germany, Orleans, France, Yokohama,
Japan and Korat, Thailand. In her retirement, she continued to travel
extensively overseas. She attended college in California, and pursued her
interest in Asian culture graduating from the Benedictine School of Chinese
Cooking in Tokyo and the Kofu School of Ikebana Floral Design, also in
Tokyo. She and her husband settled in Northern Virginia in 1966, where they
had also living during his Army career. She began her career at Woodward and
Lothrop's Alexandria store, moving to the silver buyer's office at Woodie's
flagship F. Street store downtown, where she retired after 20 years. She was
a long-time volunteer for the Red Cross overseas. For many years she awarded
scholarships to aspiring nurses and helped fund training for first
responders in her hometown. She was a volunteer in the White House
Correspondence Office during the administrations of President Ronald Reagan
and George W. H. Bush. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R.
Rodgers and her four brothers. She is survived by her two daughters, Cathy
Rodgers and Tricia Rodgers, both of Alexandria, VA. A memorial service will
be held at Goodwin House Alexandria on Sunday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m. in the
chapel. Valet parking will be available. Services at Arlington National
Cemetery will be held at a later date.
|5 April 2015||
JANE COGGINS Zibelin ('60) on 1 April 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The following obituary came from the "Knoxville Sentinel":
|29 January 2015||
THOMAS VERNON BLACKBURN, JR ('62) on 29 December 2011 in Poland, Indiana.
The following was obtained from the FINDAGRAVE.COM website:
|29 January 2015||
DAVID LEIGH DEPAUW ('65) on 29 September 2014 in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
The following was extracted from the Sierra Vista Herald:
David Leigh DePauw, 67, a three-year resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in his home.
David was born Nov. 15, 1947, in Japan to Lt.Col. Wilbur and Virginia DePauw.
As the son of an Army officer, David spent his childhood in the U.S. and overseas. Enjoying places such as Orleans, France, Boston and Fort Huachuca. He was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer Scout and never lost his sense of adventure or his love of the outdoors.
|29 January 2015||JUDITH DEEGAN Archard ('60) on 29 September 2013 in Naples, Florida|
|21 January 2015||MICHAEL J. RALSTON ('64) on 20 January 2015 in Ithaca, New York.|
|19 January 2015||CARMELITA SAN LUIS Perry ('60) on August 10, 2014 in Woodbridge, Virginia. She is buried at the Quantico National Cemetery.|
|15 January 2015||
PHYLLIS PLAFORD KIng ('56) on 7 January 2015, in Bend, Oregon. From
her Facebook account, the following was obtained:
Phyllis KIng passed away peacefully at 5:05 this evening, with her daughter,
son in law, and granddaughter at her side, after a fast and aggressive
lymphoma diagnosis 6 weeks ago. She leaves behind a legacy of love in her
children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and will be forever
|14 January 2015||
JANICE CHIOCCA Harlee ('69) on 12 January 2015, in Dunwoody, Georgia.
From her brother, Steve:
It is with sad news that I need to let you know that our sister, Janice passed away on 1/12/15 at 8:50 pm. She fought a courageous battle with cancer … and ultimately surrendered pain free … and is now with our Lord.
We know she’s without pain now … and that makes her passing easier.
Take care, Steve Chiocca
|12 January 2015||DAVID I. DODENHOFF JR. ('61) on 4 January 2014 in Harahan, Louisiana.|
|4 January 2015||
SUE ELLEN DAY, wife of BILL DAY ('58). on 29 December 2014, in
Bill writes: I'm still in shock, but Sue passed away this past Monday after a short (2 day) illness, She really enjoyed all the OHS folks & reunions, particularly the Alaska cruise. We had 30 wonderful years together & it's going to take me awhile to get over this. I had the memorial celebration this morning at West Houston Church of Christ.
|8 October 2014||
CARMEN ZAVALA ('63) on 24 July 2014 in Tampa, Florida. Her younger
sister, Ana, notified me of Carmen's passing.
|20 May 2014||
BARBARA ROSE Spencer Moore ('59): from cancer on May 14, 2014 in San Diego,
California. Services will be held at Miramar National Cemetery at 9:00
am on May 24th. A celebration of life will be held at the Musicians
Union Hall, 1717 West Morena Blvd from 12:30 to 3:30 pm on May 24th.
Barbara was a co-leader of the San Diego Banjo Band, and a longtime
volunteer for the San Diego Dixieland Jazz Society. She also played
banjo in several bands at most every Thanksgiving Jazz Fest since 1979.
She played a lot of tennis and was active in the Presbyterian choir and
Her brother, Mike, writes: She is survived by her husband, Doug Moore, and her son, Greg Spencer. Barbara really enjoyed the OHS reunions. She was the oldest of five children, and is survived by them: Bette Lou Morris of Lampasas, Texas; Mike Rose of Dripping Springs, Texas; Patty Rose of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and John Rose of Houston, Texas.
Click on this link to view her obituary, and leave a message in her guest book:
|17 February 2014||
BARBARA DAVIS Kizer ('66) on 12 February 2014 in Gloucester, Virginia
|22 August 2013||ELIZABETH A. FARMER Knatz ('62) on 24 April 2013 in Tucson, Arizona|
|22 August 2013||STEVE ALEXANDER ('69) on 20 August 2013|
|6 August 2013||ERWIN McDAVID ('66) on 13 February 2013, in Sylmar, California. Erwin was a member of the Sylmar Hang Gliding Club, and in March, 2013, they held an Irish Wake in his honor. You'll find photos of the event by clicking here.|
|6 August 2013||
JUDY GROSSWILER Roybal ('63) on 5 August 2013, in Colorado Springs,
Blanca resident Judith Jean Roybal, 68, passed away August 5, 2013 at the
Penrose St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Judith
was born on September 11, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Ralph E.
Grosswiler and Margaret C. Woods Grosswiler. She was united in marriage to
Orlando Roybal on October 1, 1966. Judith was a wonderful wife, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who enjoyed fine arts, stained
glass, painting, being in the outdoors and spending time with her family and
|7 May 2013||
PEGGY CORBETT Hards ('69) on 26 September 2012 in Midland, Texas.
Peggy Joan Corbett, the youngest daughter of Bill and Helen Corbett, was born July 30, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Her father served honorably in both the US Navy and Army, so, before her 18th birthday, Peggy's family had been stationed in Minnesota (Minneapolis), Japan (Yokohama), Washington State (Lynnwood, Seattle, and Fort Lewis), Georgia (Columbus), Virginia (Hampton), and France (Orleans) before making their permanent home in Lynnwood in 1968.
She graduated from Meadowdale High School in 1969 and earned a two-year degree at Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle. While at LBI, she met Bob Hards, and the two were married on August 2, 1981, in Seattle.
True to her nature, Peggy willingly worked a number of jobs as the couple moved from Washington to Oregon and Texas (in 1991), each stop following Bob's broadcasting career. Before marriage, she had been employed at the US Attorney's Office in Seattle, and most of her subsequent jobs were in the public service and health fields, including St. Peter Hospital (Olympia, WA), St. Charles Medical Center (Bend, OR), Valley West Health Care (Eugene, OR), the Texas Department of Health, Prevent Blindness Texas, Texas Health Steps, and United Blood Services.
Most recently, she had been a bus driver for Snohomish County's Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) and for Washington Oakes Retirement Community. While the words "Peggy" and "bus driver" might seem to be a strange combination, she loved the job and the people (passengers and co-workers alike).
During that time (2007 through early 2012), she had returned to Lynnwood to care for her mother, Helen, who had undergone heart surgery. Their time together would be one of the great blessings of Peggy's life.
A card accompanying flowers she received shortly before her passing is, perhaps, the most fitting tribute to the person she was. It read: "You will never know how much you touched our lives to make us better people. Thank you for all your love. You are truly a special person. We love you."
Peggy is survived by her husband, Bob, of Midland, Texas; sisters, Donna (Mike) Clark of Warren, Michigan, and Carol Westover of Montclair, Virginia; nephews, Bob, David, Michael, and Matthew; nieces, Beth and Stephanie; and twelve grandnieces; and grandnephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th Street SW, Lynnwood with a reception to follow.
Arrangements are through Ellis Funeral Home in Texas and condolences may be left at Ellis' web site (www.ellisfunerals.com).
Peggy's final resting place will be Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood, Washington, next to her parents, who preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Scott Seator Foundation (honoring a dear friend who also passed after a battle with cancer), c/o 5514 Champions Drive, Midland, TX, 79706.
|6 March 2013||DALE V. HOLLAND, husband of BEBEE JACOBY Holland (OHS '55) died from cancer on February 14, 2013 in Tequesta, Florida. They had been married for 55 years.|
|5 January 2013||
JUMI S. BUTLER ('67) on 27 December 2012 in Paso Robles, California.
His wife, Shirley Williams (OHS '67) sent the following:
Hi Dave, Shirley (Williams) Butler here. I think you're aware that Jumi
Butler was so sick that in the end he wasn't able to attend the Florida
reunion. He almost made it but the drs put the kibosh on it one week before
he was to go.
After that Jumi was in and out of the hospital about
five times. We had to take him in on Christmas afternoon and his system just
couldn't take any more. He finally let go at 12:55a.m. on the 27th of
December - - the next day he would have been 64! I think it's just setting
in. We were kind of expecting it but when it came it was so fast!! Thank
heavens for that for him, but I'm finding it a little hard to breathe right
The copy of the obituary is below. Could you just post it and put out a
notice so that people can read it?
Thanks Dave - I wanted him to go to that reunion so
badly! I think it would have given him an infusion of energy!
Jumi Butler left this life for his next in the early morning hrs of December 27, 2012, one day before his 64th birthday. His passions included photography, auto racing, particularly Formula 1, and wine - - especially the great ones from Paso Robles ~ ~ the study of it, the procurement of it and last but not least, the enjoyment of it! And he loved Paso Robles, to where he and his wife Shirley moved in January of 1999.
Although his earlier career had been in international transportation, the last 15 years had been in the computer industry and a job he loved in San Jose, to which he commuted weekly. He loved his job, the company and the people with whom he worked, but commented frequently that ‘too many things happened in Paso Robles Monday thru Friday’ that he missed.
Jumi was a proud, good man with a gigantic heart, fiercely loyal to family and friends. In the end it took a three-year illness to finally stop that heart.
He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 37 years, his mother Rebecca of Fullerton, California, his uncle John Costarella of Paso Robles, cousin Johnny Costarella and wife Wendy of Atascadero and nephew and niece, Shawn and Peggy Crumpler in Alabama. The remainder of the family, including his uncle Richard Butler, are too numerous to mention.
He is predeceased by his father, Bert Byron (Jack) Butler.
A memorial gathering is being planned for January19.
In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made to
Hospice Partners of the Central Coast.
|23 December 2012||
CLARK R. GRUNDLER ('62)
Clark Richard Grundler, aged 68, died at his home in Durham on December 18, 2012.
He was born March 26, 1944 in Springfield, Illinois and was preceded in death by his parents, Genevieve and Richard Grundler, his sister, Linda Grundler, and his twin brother, Mark Grundler.
Clark is survived by his children, Megan Barclay-Grundler and Curtis Barclay-Grundler, his step-daughter, Andrea Kittelson and his five grandchildren Jacques, William and Andrew Barclay-Grundler and Ken and Arcadia Kittelson.
Clark graduated from Penn State University in 1966 with a degree in Theater Management and was in the Army Medical Service Corps from 1966 through 1971.
Over the years, Clark continued his interest in and support of theater arts, directing and performing in many productions.
Clark moved to Durham in 2008 and has been an active member of the St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, where he was loved by all.
Our dad will be dearly missed.
His memorial service will be officiated by Michael Jonah Kendall and held on January 5, 2012 at 11AM at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 403 East Main Street, Durham 27701.
Anyone interested can make a donation in Clark’s name at www.movember.com a website whose proceeds go to support men’s health issues.
|20 December 2012||
RONALIE E. "RONNI" Kelly ('70)
26, 1952 - December 15, 2012
|26 October 2012||LEROY E. LAMB, JR., AUS (Ret) and LILLIAN LAMB (parents of James Lamb '62): Lillian in February 2007, and Roy in May 2007|
|4 August 2012||
DR. CRAIG L. HIMES (Faculty 1959-1961) on 4 April 2012 in Bloomsburg,
Pennsylvania. I got the following email from his wife, Belle:
This is a sad message to inform you that Dr. Craig L. Himes passed away 4 April, 2012. He so enjoyed the reunions he attended and he was proud to have been a Biology teacher at Orleans from !959-1961. Please relay this information to those who knew him. Thank you. H. Belle Himes
|3 July 2012||CHARLES CRALLE ('58) on 30 June 2012 at Duke Medical Center from complications caused by chemo he received for leukemia.|
|27 June 2012||
SHELLY DEMKO Wilikinson ('66) on 3 September 2008. The following was
provided by her fellow classmate, Jeff Williams:
Shelly Demko (Wilkinson) attended OAHS in 1961 and 1962. She died September 3, 2008. I didn't know Shelly when she was a student. We met years later when the two of us worked together in the National Security Law Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC. I mentioned that I'd graduated from high school in France, and that's how we learned that we'd both attended Orleans American High School. I sincerely apologize to all who knew her for taking so long to determine when Shelly was a student at OAHS, but I know she really enjoyed her years there, and I believe her friends would want to learn of her passing. (From Jeff Williams, OHS '64)
The following comments were written by her colleagues for publication in local newspapers at the time of her death.
"Shelly Demko Wilkinson, 60, of Woodbridge, Virginia, formerly of Fort
Myers, Florida, passed away on September 3, 2008 in Richmond,
|3 June 2012||
BARBARA MEDLEN Dodds ('55) on 2 June 2012 in Dunwoody, Georgia.
Notification of Barbara's death came from classmate Nancy Pafford Reynolds
('55) who wrote:
It's with shock and sadness that I pass on the news of Barb's death
yesterday, June 2. She went in for a routine endoscope (am not sure of the
date), suffered cardiac arrest, was revived but suffered cardiac arrest
twice more. She was on life support to give time for all three children and
Ralph to see her in the hospital. She never regained consciousness. The
family decided to take her off life support yesterday.
|28 March 2012||
Lt Col Elmer E Shaner, USA (Ret)
husband of Odette Shaner, father of Robert ('67), Michelle ('68) and
Jean-Pierre (deceased), U.S. Army Engineer and
Senior Aviator passed away quietly in his sleep at the age of 90. He was
stationed in Orleans, France from 1963 to 1965, when he retired and moved
the family to St Louis, Missouri. He served during WWII and Korea and
was knighted by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands for heroic rescue actions
as an Army helicopter pilot during the Holland Flood of 1953. He was placed
to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, with full military honors,
on 8 March 2012.
|1 February 2012||The father of Aubrey ('60) and Abel ('61) White, SSG (Ret) Clark K. White, Medical Corps, U.S. Army, passed away quietly from congestive heart failure at the age of 89. He served during WWII, Korea, and a final tour in Vietnam when Aubrey was a young 2nd Lieutenant returning from Viet Nam. He was placed to rest with their Mom, Blanche Guillemette White, and Grandparents at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetary this past July, 2011.|
|19 January 2012||TOM MCKEOWN ('57) December, 1994, in Pensacola, Florida|
|30 December 2011||RICHARD C. RANDOLPH, Phys Ed teacher from 1960-1961, died at age 86 in 2010 in Bella Vista, Arkansas|
|17 Decembeer 2011||KENNETH LEE CANNON ('58) on 3 December 2007. He is buried at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.|
|16 December 2011||PAUL ALAIN CHEVALIER ('63) in Jun 2010 in Presidio, Texas|
|16 December 2011||BERTHA "NICKI" CHEVALIER, mother of Paul ('63) and Janet ('68) in Feb 2008 in Johnson City, Texas|
|16 December 2011||ALAIN A. CHEVALIER (Ltc, USA retired), father of Paul ('63) and Janet ('68) in Aug 2006 in San Antonio, Texas|
|30 November 2011||SHEDRICK LEROY WILLIS ('59) Found him on PEOPLESMART.COM, and that he had died in 1996. Last know to live in Aberdeen, Maryland.|
|18 November 2011||CHARLES E. SMITH
('59) from cancer
SMITH Charles E. Smith, age 70, of Gahanna, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 with his loving family by his side. Retired Manager and Computer Specialist for the U.S. Department of Defense. Member of the Columbus Police Reserve, Porsche Club of America, Mountaineers BMW Club and Yin Yue Lunch Bunch. Volunteer with Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue. Preceded in death by parents Dale and Peg Smith, brother Alan Dale Smith, son Mark Edmund Smith, son-in-law Dave Huffman. Survived by wife and companion, Betty; daughters, Gabrielle (Philip) Schroeder of Clintonville, Virginia Huffman of Upper Arlington, Ann Margaret "Peggy" Heiser of the Short North; daughter-in-law, Denise Smith; brother-in-law, Charles Shonebarger; sister-in-law, Kathy (Keith) Green; grandchildren, Alex, Angelica, Amanda, Joshua, Mark and Briana; great-grandchildren, Skylar and Conrad; many extended family members. Friends may call 1-4 and 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington, OH, where Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue, 11567 State Route 774, Bethel, OH 45103 in Charlie's memory. Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com to send on-line condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from November 18 to November 19, 2011
|12 October 2011||JOHN P. O'BRIEN,
JR., father of Pat O'Brien ('62) and Nancy O'Brien ('65)
Lt. Colonel (Retired) John P. O'Brien Jr., 94, of Lakewood, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at home. Colonel O'Brien was born in New York City and graduated from the Textile High School there in 1933. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1936 and ultimately was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant after completing Officer Candidate School at Ft. Monmouth in 1942. Colonel O'Brien served during WWII in Central Europe, in Korea and in Taiwan during the time of the Vietnam War. During his career, he was posted to various U.S. Bases in California, Utah, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as three years in Orleans, France and one year in Poitiers, France. Upon retirement from the U.S. Army, he entered Federal Civil Service as an Inspector General at Ft. Monmouth.
Colonel O'Brien is predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Eleanor E. O'Brien (nee Lowden), in 2006. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Russ of Hendersonville, N.C.; two daughters, Patricia O'Brien of Brick, Nancy Lawton of Lambertville and her husband Bud Lawton; a grandson, Brian Lawton of Ewing and his wife Crystal Lawton; as well as two great-grandsons, Nathan and Travis Lawton of Ewing.
Internment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Colonel O'Brien's name to the USO.
Published in Asbury Park Press from October 8 to October 10, 2011
|20 September 2011||SUZANNE G. SHAFFER ('62) died in the 1980s from cancer.|
|14 June 2011||PETER FRANCIS DONNELL ('59): Killed in Vietnam 26 April 1968. His Unit's webpage: http://b2501airborne.com/Donnell.htm|
|22 March 2011||NANCY POLLARD
Espinosa ('66) on 16 March 2011, in Walkersville, Maryland. Nancy
passed away peacefully from congestive heart failure after a lengthy
Nancy Jean Espinosa, 62, of Frederick, Maryland, died March 16, 2011. Nancy was the wife of the late Ernest Espinosa. Nancy is survived by her son, Jharad Espinosa, of Frederick; her sister, Virginia Pilzer, of Odenton; and her beloved cat, Sandy.
Born June 29, 1948, at Fort Monroe, Virginia, Nancy was the daughter of the late Richard Pollard and Katharine Keenan. As an "Army brat" she traveled extensively in the United States and Europe. Nancy served in the U.S. Department of Defense, entering as a secretary and ascending in the Office of Naval Research to become the first woman to hold the position of Administrative Contracting Officer. Nancy retired from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Nancy's passion was horseback riding, needle craft, reading, and collecting Christmas ornaments and Southwest American Indian crafts. Nancy was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Red Hat Society.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 7:00 p.m., at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Highway, Frederick, MD.
Contributions in Nancy's memory may be made to the Frederick Memorial Hospital Cardiology Department, 400 West 7th Street, Frederick, MD 21701, ATTN: Ken Coffey.
|20 March 2011||TODD, WILL "MOE" ('64) in February, 2002, from complications of Post Polio Syndrome. He was living in Round Rock, Texas at the time. Details of his death were provided by his younger brother, Tim.|
|24 February 2011||MEREDITH
KIELY Roberts ('71) on 21 May 2010 in Tucson, Arizona
Meredith Kiely Roberts 7/16/53 - 5/21/10 After fighting a nine-month battle with cancer, Meredith passed away peacefully leaving behind her husband of 29 years, Dr. Charles Roberts; her beloved dog, Balou; her sister, Tricia White (Ken) of Santa Clara, CA; two step-daughters, Wendy Martin (Brooks) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Lorie Roberts of Sierra Vista, AZ; three grandchildren, Aidan and Lily (Wendy) and Jack (Lorie); her sister-in-law, Toni Phillips (Jim) of Westminster, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Meredith grew up in a military family and spent much of her childhood in Europe. That experience had tremendous effect on the years that followed. She was a gifted gardener and gourmet cook. In addition to being a Tucson Realtor, Meredith had worked as an actress and model. Her love was not limited to her family and friends, but also to the many animals that she brought into her life. Her beauty was remarkable both inside and out. She lived in Sedona in the years before she met and married her husband the love of her life to settle down in Tucson. Meredith had a wonderful understanding and love of people, animals, and nature. Her generous heart and kindness touched numerous lives. Being her friend meant being special as she held those friendships so close to her heart. She'll be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Memorial services to celebrate her life will be Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at ADAIR AVALON CHAPEL, 8090 N. Northern Avenue. Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to the Hermitage Cat Shelter or the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
|16 January 2011||BRUCE R. MEISER
(Col, USA Ret) ('58): on 13 January 2011, at the Georgetown University
Hospital in Washington, DC.
From Kent Price, his friend at the University of Maryland in Munich:
I am saddened to share with you the news that Bruce "Buzz" Meiser passed away this morning in Washington, DC. He was there undergoing treatments for pancreatic cancer at the Georgetown University Hospital. The cancer had been diagnosed several months ago, and he had been in quite a bit of pain before and during his treatments, so in some ways his passing was a release. All of their children and grandchildren had been together at their "Eagles Nest" home at Christmas time, which Linda described as a great blessing.
Arrangements and formal announcements are pending but Linda asked me to let all of our mutual friends know right away what has happened. Some of you will already have heard so this may be redundant. Linda also asked me to pass along the note that Bruce had always had an intense concern for the problem of hunger in our communities and had expressed the wish that, in lieu of flowers, individuals could donate to their local food banks.
From Tish Britt Douglas (OHS '57):Buzz's wife, Linda, called me this morning. Laughter and tears.
Dave, I told her that you were going to put something on the web site, and asked her if there was a phrase, a detail, a thought that she wanted us to know. She said: Buzz loved the OHS reunions. Some of his fondest memories were of Orleans and his friends from those years.
When I asked about his work: Air Force Colonel. Retirement in 1991. He served in Vietnam (Bronze Star). He spent most of his career in the Pentagon (two Superior Service Medals from the Secretary of Defense), with 7 years in Brussels at NATO. His specialty was "international political military affairs." (I verified the phrase with Linda and wrote it down to be sure I got it right.)
When I asked about family: Married nearly 49 years. Family meant everything to Buzz. He was a wonderful father to five children.
When I asked about a funeral service: No service. Buzz disliked funerals but he loved parties, and to honor his wishes there will be a family party on 22 January from 1 to 4. OHSers are welcome. Instead of flowers, Buzz asked that we make a donation to a food bank in our home towns. It was something he believed in.
I hope some of this is useful when you write for your web site. I did ask Linda if she would forward a link to Buzz's obituary (either to you or to me) when it is published. She said it won't be published until after the party on 1/22 for reasons of privacy.
I was scribbling on scraps of paper, clutching the phone, laughing when she told old funny stories of Buzz, wishing I could sit beside her and help her to bear it when she cried. He was a good and gentle man, wasn't he. As Rusty said, "Another good guy gone."
From Bruce's obituary
Col. Bruce “Buzz” Meiser,
U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 71, of Orlean, VA died on Thursday, January 13,
|23 December 2010||ELEANOR GONSETH
(mother of Jane ('63), Anne ('66) and Stuart ('67)) on 12 December 2010
in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her obituary reads:
Eleanor ‘Lolly’ Bevans Gonseth, 87, died on
After Ken retired from the Army in 1970, they moved
A greater joy was being the mother of four children,
Jane, Anne, Stuart and Sally; the grandmother of 10; and great-grandmother
of seven. The annual ‘week at the beach’ gave her the opportunity to
spend quality time with her family. You
could always count on Grandmother to play a game, put together a jigsaw
puzzle, or head to the ocean to play in the waves.
Her heart was one that continually gave to others.
Eleanor is survived by two sisters, Marjorie B. Kent and Jean L. Bevans, her three daughters and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, son, Stuart and grandson, David.
A memorial service will be held at the
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to
Friends may send condolences to the family at: www.hillandwood.com
|26 October 2010||ALVIN R. HILLEBRAND (Col, USA Ret), father of Judy ('61) and Jim ('65), in August, 2010. He will be interred with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery on December 1, 2010.|
|26 October 2010||ELSIE CHAMPAGNE, mother of Sigrid ('62) and Rose ('69), on August 25, 2004.|
|26 October 2010||SIGRID CHAMPAGNE Todd ('62) killed in an auto accident in Texas on March 22, 2002.|
|26 May 2010||CAROLYN ROBINSON Wright ('57). Notified by classmate, Mary Lou Kayse Carter, that Carolyn passed away o/a 2008 in Hilton, New York.|
|15 May 2010||PATRICIA FELCH Frank ('71). Notified by classmate, Jeanne Centracchio DaDamio, that Patty passed away from pancreatic cancer in the 1990s. She had been one of 5 survivors of the Air Florida plane crash on the 14th Street Bridge in Washington, DC in the early 1980s. Her illness and death were not related to the accident.|
|24 March 2010||NADINE SMITH Thomas ('70) on 12 November 2005 in Medford, New Jersey from an auto accident. She is survived by two children, her mother, and a younger sister.|
|12 March 2010||JEAN BROOKINGS ('57) o/a 2007 in Springfield, Missouri|
|5 March 2010||WILLIAM DUDLEY
ROGERS (Faculty, Phys Ed 1963-1965) (see photo on Faculty photo page)
SAN ANTONIO - William "Dudley" "Coach" Rogers, 74,
of Kerrville, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, in a San Antonio
hospital. He was born on Sept. 13, 1935, in Austin, Texas. He was a
teacher, athletic director and coach at Schreiner University and also
coached at Boerne Middle School in Boerne, Texas. He also was a coach and
athletic director at Harper Independent School District. He was treasurer
of Greenwood Forest Golf Club. He attended the First Christian Churches in
Center Point and Kerrville.
A memorial service for Mr. Rogers will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 1,
2010, at Grimes Funeral Chapels with Jonathan Park officiating. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests memorial remembrances to the First Christian
Church in Center Point.
|4 February 2010||PETER ROMYN ('60)
|25 January 2010||BG (Ret) KENNETH M. GONSETH
(father of Jane ('63), Anne ('66) and Stuart ('67)) on 10 January 2010
in Palmyra, Virginia. His obituary reads:
General Kenneth Mace Gonseth
General Kenneth Mace
as he liked to be called, was born on March 8, 1918 in
married Eleanor May “Lolly” Bevans of Washington D. C. on June 16,
1942. They had four children, Jane, Anne, Stuart and Sally.
1939, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant serving in the U.S. Army Air
Force assigned to the 6th Bomber Command Canal Zone and the 20th Bomber
Command China-Burma-India Theater. As Communications Officer for the 58th
Bomber Wing he was involved in the first B-29 mission to strike
part of Ken's career, the family lived in Europe,
is survived by his wife, Eleanor; daughters, Jane, Anne and Sally; nine
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his
parents; his brother, Col. Jules E. Gonseth, Jr.; a son, Stuart; and a
grandson, David Hobson.
all he was committed to wife, family and country.
funeral service will be held on Monday March 8, 2010 at 9:00AM in the Ft.
Myers Post Chapel in
|12 November 2009||BILL MCCLAIN ('64)
William (Bill) Joseph McClain, 63, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away on
November 9, 2009, after a valiant yet futile fight with numerous longtime
health issues. Bill was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 12, 1946. He is
survived by his loving wife, Michele, daughter, Shelly and son, Ryan. He
is preceded in death by his sister, brother, mother, and father. Coming
from a military family, he had the opportunity to live and travel the
world. He attended Orleans American High School in Orleans, France and
after moving back to the States he attended and graduated from Falls
Church High School, Falls Church, VA. He went on to attend and graduate
from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he also played
football for the Mountaineers. Bill and his family lived in the VA/MD/DC
area until 1979 when his job took him to Atlanta. Bill had a very
successful career with a major food corporation, retiring in 2001. His
hobbies included traveling, reading and enjoying his fine cigar
collection. Bill was noted for his tremendous sense of humor and his
practical jokes. He played Santa for hospitals and schools, and he
particularly liked going through his neighborhood giving out gifts each
year. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November
14th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. The
family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the
funeral home. From us, your loving family, we thank you for making our
lives so wonderful! In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to:
National Kidney Foundation , 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016,
(800) 622-9010 or Asera Care Hospice, 30 Perimeter Park Dr., Ste 201,
Atlanta, GA 30341, in memory of Bill McClain. Online condolences may be
expressed at www.crowellbrothers. com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers
Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA
30092, (770) 448-5757.
William (Bill) Joseph McClain, 63, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away on November 9, 2009, after a valiant yet futile fight with numerous longtime health issues. Bill was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 12, 1946. He is survived by his loving wife, Michele, daughter, Shelly and son, Ryan. He is preceded in death by his sister, brother, mother, and father. Coming from a military family, he had the opportunity to live and travel the world. He attended Orleans American High School in Orleans, France and after moving back to the States he attended and graduated from Falls Church High School, Falls Church, VA. He went on to attend and graduate from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he also played football for the Mountaineers. Bill and his family lived in the VA/MD/DC area until 1979 when his job took him to Atlanta. Bill had a very successful career with a major food corporation, retiring in 2001. His hobbies included traveling, reading and enjoying his fine cigar collection. Bill was noted for his tremendous sense of humor and his practical jokes. He played Santa for hospitals and schools, and he particularly liked going through his neighborhood giving out gifts each year. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 14th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. From us, your loving family, we thank you for making our lives so wonderful! In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: National Kidney Foundation , 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, (800) 622-9010 or Asera Care Hospice, 30 Perimeter Park Dr., Ste 201, Atlanta, GA 30341, in memory of Bill McClain. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers. com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.
|5 August 2009||HARVIE BUTLER ('59) from a heart attack on 22 July 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|22 July 2009||WILLIAM "BILL" HARRINGTON ('65) from a brain tumor on April 11, 2009 in Malvern, Arkansas.|
|16 June 2009||STUART GONSETH ('67) from cancer on June 11, 2009.|
|21 April 2009||ANNIE DALE, mother of Warren and Opehlia Dale, passed away April 13, 2009 at home in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 87 years old, and was preceded in death by her husband, Major James A. Dale (USA, Retired) who died January 31, 2009, also of Memphis, Tennessee.|
|21 April 2009||VIRGINIA BARNES (faculty, Art) on December 5, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.|
|21 April 2009||DAVID TWOHY (faculty, English/Social Studies) on February 9, 2002 in Ohio.|
|6 April 2009||DR. MARVIN L. PERRY (faculty member extraordinaire) on 31 March 2009, in Fayette, Missouri. Word of his
death came from his niece, Monica Perry, who said that he had suffered a
stroke in December 2008, and never fully recovered. Charlie Smith
('59) had also stayed in touch with his situation thru Marvin's sister,
Martha, and says that Marvin did not want a funeral service. Any
information on a memorial service or an obituary in the local paper will be
posted when it becomes available. Marvin's niece can be reached at MONICA@MONICAPERRY.COM
The Fayette Advertiser newspaper, dated: 6 April 2009, ran the following obituary:
Marvin Lee Perry of Fayette died March 31, 2009, at
the Fayette Caring Center. He was 83.
|28 March 2009||MARGARET HOSPODAR Grant ('69) on March 20, 2009 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She is survived by her husband, daughter, three grandchildren, and brother Andy, OHS Class of '60|
|11 February 2009||DON DEAGLE ('63) on February 3, 2009. He is survived by two sons and a grandson.|
|11 February 2009||JAMES D. DALE (Major, USA retired) on January 31, 2009, at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. He retired from the Army in 1963, and was 89 years old. He was the father of Warren Dale ('57), and Ann Ophelia Dale ('61)|
|9 February 2009||DOROTHY "MRS. DE" FAULKNER, mother of Jan DeGarmo '57, Bill DeGarmo '59, and DeDe DeGarmo '67, on January 29, 2009.|
|31 December 2008||PATRICK LUCIER (faculty member in 1955) in August 2006. He is buried at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, California. I never found Patrick, but on 24 Dec 08, I got an email from his daughter, Tamara Lucier Green, who informed me of his death. She attended French schools while in Orleans, and said she would like to hear from anyone who remembers her father. Her email is TAMARAGREEN1@MAC.COM|
|15 December 2008||JUDSON C. SPENCE, SR, father of Judson
"Jud" Jr ('63), Patrick ('64), Lee ('66) and Merrily ('66), on 6
December 2008. His obituary follows:
Judson Cauthen Spence Sr., U.S. Army (ABN) (retired), passed away on
|31 October 2008||ANNA L. TOMAN (parent and teacher) on 26 October 2008 in Staunton, Virginia at the age of 87. Anna was the mother of Rusty Ralston ('65), John Ralston ('66) and Carolyn Toman Murray ('70). She also taught elementary school in Orleans from 1962 to 1965.|
|30 October 2008||MARGUERITE ECAULT (French teacher) on 6 July 2008 at her home in Parthenay, France. She died in her sleep. She was 81.|
|26 May 2008||
DECEASED: VIRGINIA ADEN ('58) on April 8, 2008
in Silverton, Oregon. Her obituary from the Statesman Journal reads as
Virginia "Ginny" Rae Aden
Copyright 2008 Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon.
|23 April 2008||TRUDY BARR Fitzpatrick ('65) on 5 June 2006 in Syracuse, New York|
|23 April 2008||JOYCE BLOOM, mother of Sherra Rayfield '65. Joyce died from cancer on 27 April 2006 in Wells, Texas|
|23 April 2008||FRED ST JOHN ('64). According to Mark Londner ('65), Fred died in a car accident over 20 years ago.|
|18 April 2008||WILBUR PHILLIPS (Chateauroux '54) on September 18, 2005 in Anniston, Alabama. Wilbur was a close friend of the OHS Class of '55, since Chateauroux is where they began their high school experience in France, before Orleans was ready to take them on.|
|19 January 2008||MARK GRUNDLER ('62) on January 11,
2008 in Portsmouth, Ohio. His brother, Clark, writes:
Dave, I apologize for omitting you on my original notification that Mark died last Friday (Jan.11). The whole obit was published in the "Portsmouth Daily Times" on Sunday, January 13th. It has two glaring inaccuracies : Christopher is in Grinnell, Iowa (not Texas). and my sister's middle name was Kay not Marie. Also, omitted was that Mark was active in the local community theatre. He had done "Man of La Mancha", another show which escapes me and directed a play. The services were fine. I stayed with Amalia my oldest niece at her apartment. Most of the rest of out-of-towners stayed at the Ramada as guests of Bev's son-in-law, the owner -- really nice man. Curtis, my son, came from California and Megan, my daughter, was very frustrated that she couldn't come from China. (She will return to the states in June). They both developed close relationships with Mark and family while Curtis and Megan were at Univ. of South Alabama and Mark and family were in Jackson, Miss.-- close enough for frequent weekend visits. Please use as much of this as you can on the Orleans web site.
I am doing OK. It was a shock and I think I was in denial until I saw him "layed out" in the funeral home. He and Bev had planned to get married in the next 3 weeks. They were then going to pack Bev's motor coach and head off across country to visit family and friends. I am sure there were a lot of OHS people on their list. I know they had planned to visit me here in Texas. Bev is a lovely lady and very gracious. Her family came to love Mark and it was nice to see that my nieces genuinely loved Bev too. They will have each other for comfort which the girls really need. Their mother lives in Cincinnati and has her own life.
I am going along with plans to move to Fremont, California. I have basically been approved but there are no vacancies at this time -- a waiting game.
ILY, Clark Mark's obituary can be found here.
|24 December 2007||GAIL SCHERMERHORN Wah (faculty) on
November 1, 2007, in Lansing, MIchigan. She was 76. An extract
from her obituary follows: A recent photo of she and her late
husband can be found on the faculty photo page.
|31 October 2007||CHARLENE CLARK Favreau ('68) on September 23, 2007, in Fayetteville, North Carolina|
|30 September 2007||Dr William Wah (faculty) on
September 26, 2007, in Lansing, Michigan. He was 81 years old. Dr Wah was married to the
former Gail Schermerhorn, another faculty member in Orleans. The
following obituary was provided by their friend and fellow faculty member,
will be sorely missed. Bill surely did not deserve the suffering he
went through for the last several years. Gail was so good with him.
|20 August 2007||JEROME C. URICH (Faculty) from cancer, on 1 December 1963, in Houston, Texas. Notice of his death was provided by his son, Mike, who recently stumbled onto the OHS website.|
|1 June 2007||GEORGE ASHBAUGH ('66) on May 16, 2007 in Biloxi, Mississippi from a heart attack. George was retired Air Force, and was buried at the veterans cemetery in Biloxi with full military honors.|
|22 February 2007||DANNY LE MOYNE SMITH ('62): KILLED IN VIETNAM ON 30
JUNE 1966. Rumor of Danny's death was recently brought to my
attention by Bud Flette, while he was visiting here in Cambridge for a
week. A little Internet research into some of the Vietnam Memorial
websites, and a couple emails to some war veterans revealed information
and a photo that brought the search for Danny to a sad ending.
You'll find a photo of Danny on the Class of '62 photo page, and what
follows is a tribute that was posted to Danny's profile on WWW.THEWALL-USA.COM
Jim Mc Graw
Friend of the family
1152 N. Briar Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901 USA
The world should know Danny's story. He and his brother Darrell were Army Brats. Their father, Gerald L. Smith was a career soldier who saw service in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam over a span of more than thirty years service. Danny was on his second enlistment when he was killed. Dad wanted him to go to flight school and become a Warrant Officer. Danny wanted to get a Viet Nam tour out of the way before he went to Flight School. Dad, of course we called him Smitty, (what else) and Danny were in Viet Nam at the same time although they were not assigned together. Younger brother Darrell was in basic training at the time. My wife and I were thrilled at the prospect of seeing Darrell again after not having contact with the family for nearly ten years. He was coming to Fort Eustis, Virginia where I was assigned. Then one morning I read a headline in the newspaper. One I shall never forget. "Soldier escorts GI son's body home from Viet Nam". I didn't take time then to read the story. I found out later that day that the "Soldier" was Smitty and the "Son" was Danny. I know I could never feel the loss that Smitty and his wife felt at the loss of their son but there is still an emptyness when I think of the 12 year old boy I once knew who gave his life in that long ago war. Jim Mc Graw, Major, US Army Retired
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Note: Danny's is listed on Panel 08E, Line 113 on The Wall. When searching THEWALLUSA.COM, if you enter the name of Danny Smith, and check the 08E entry, it will take you right to his record. Note again: You'll also find information about Danny at http://www.virtualwall.org/istates.htm. Dannny was from Alamogordo, New Mexico.
|22 February 2007||TOM SULLIVAN (faculty): on 15 February 2007 in Babylon, New York. Tom taught elementary school in Orleans from 1960-1963.|
|4 January 2007||DECEASED: "BUNNY" TUDDER,
mother of Dale, John and David, on 19 November 2006, in Newport News,
Virginia. Mark Jones ('67) notified me of her death, and asked that I
share his eulogy of her with you.