If you were a member of the Class of 1955 and would like to be added to this page, please e-mail me, Cindy. You did not have to graduate from HAHS to be listed! * * Denotes that the student attended HAHS, but left Heidelberg and graduated elsewhere. *Note: E-mail addresses on this web page are displayed in this way to thwart spammers' harvesting software. Instead of putting the @ sign, I have spelled out "at". If you want to e-mail someone, replace "at" with @ and don't use any spaces.
This page was last updated on: March 10, 2011
Click on the pictures to view larger photos of the Class of 1955's tankard/stein. - Photos are courtesy of Leigh DuPre'.
Marlene (Anderson) English - pbemae at juno.com - I now live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Just want to let people know that I'm here. Happy to receive E-mail * * George F. Beasley [dng] - gfbeasley at earthlink.net - I was a member of the class of '55, attending HHS 51-53. I left Heidelberg after my sophomore year and graduated with the class of '55 New Brunswick (NJ) Senior High School. I retired from the United States Foreign Service and now live at 33 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine 04861. I have always had fond memories of HHS. Gene Bippus - gepegg at aol.com - Attended 1954-1955 Home phone: 918-272-2304 - Owasso, Oklahoma * * Robert " Bob" Blandford - robertb at his.com - I was in Heidelberg for 7th and 8th grade only. Then I was a Freshman at Carlisle, Pa while my dad was at the Army War College. I finished up the last three years at Frankfurt. I'd be glad to get back in touch with any old friends. * * Jack Bunn - jackbunn at post.harvard.edu - I graduated from Bethesda- Chevy Chase High School in '55, then Duke undergrad, and Harvard medical school. Many fond memories of HHS and of the U.S. Scout troop in Heidelberg, with summer camps and one World Jamboree. I notice troop-mates Blandford, Keating, Mott and Zierdt on the alumni page. I read elsewhere that "der Zierdtl", our troop's first Eagle Scout, followed through on his West Point career ambition. My career has been in medicine - Ophthalmic Surgery in Seattle for 28 years, sandwiched between two sojourns in Public Health: the world smallpox eradication program at CDC (Atlanta and West Africa) in the 60's, and since leaving private practice I've been working in public health emergency preparedness (Bioterrorism and epidemic preparedness with the Washington State Health Department). In spare time I've been heavily engaged in pleasure boating in US and Canadian Pacific waters, and continue to do international health program consulting as an independent sideline that has taken me primarily to Central America and India. Cancelled an eyecare-related trip to China because of a mysterious incipient epidemic brewing there which then emerged as SARS. Married, the two of us have 6 children from previous marriages, dispersed in Washington state, New York, Costa Rica, Prague and Helsinki, and we travel a lot on our vacations! Was in touch with Joe Keating not long ago. He mentioned that Laurie Roman (also '55) has a flat in Paris that he rents for short stays - hope to try it out some time soon. Best regards -- Jack Bunn Oakley W. Cheney, Jr. - Och36 at aol.com Mary Anne (Curtis) Curray - macurray at ucsd.edu Norma (Dotson) Doston-Sales - Norma_Dotson at hotmail.com * * Carol Edwards - needamtg at msn.com - I didn't graduate from Heidelberg, however my father was stationed in Heidelberg for four years and I was at the dependent's school from 1950 through 1954. I returned to the States and graduated from T. Jefferson in '55. But when I remember my high school life, I always remember Heidelberg High as my real high school. I feel very connected to the whole town and so fortunate that I got to live there all those years ago. Mannheim was almost totally destroyed in WWII, but Heidelberg was untouched. My boyfriend took me to the prom that was held in the castle. It was a great time in my life! Don Erlenkotter - derlenko at anderson.ucla.edu - I attended HAHS as a dorm student from Karlsruhe in Spring 1954 and all of 1954-55, and graduated in 1955. Was class valedictorian in spite of being suspended for two weeks following the class trip, a four day tour of five countries. The "mug shots" are great - many thanks to Leigh. Stephen Johnson - Stajohnson at aol.com - At HHS 53-55 and graduated. Dorm student from Prague. * * Harold "Hal" Jones - joneslga at bellsouth.net - dorm student from Stuttgart * * Joseph W. Keating, Jr. - JW4dK at aol.com - In Frankfurt a/m 1947 - 1948; in Heidelberg 1949 - 1953. Thomas "Tom" Keyes - NRKEYES at aol.com - Attended HAHS his senior year Marjorie Ann “Jan” Leidenheimer - marajan at earthlink.net - I graduated from HHS in 1955. Married Robert E. Deardorff, JR. a graduate of the USMA, Class of 1955, in August 1958. We had two children-Lezle Renee Deardorff Pfleger is married to Stephen Pfleger and they have 3 boys and a little girl- they reside in Virginia; and Karl E. (Deardorff) Derrah is an architect and resides in Phoenix, Arizona. I am now working at Fort Huachuca, Arizona at the Electronic Proving Ground - reside in Sierra Vista, Arizona. William "Bill" Meder - meanhun at yahoo.com * * Carl Mott - carlmott at comcast.net - Attended 1950-1952 LaVonne (Newman) Nowlin - LaVonneN at msn.com * * Kevin O'Neill - apokjo at suddenlink.net - added 11.30.08 - I was in Heidelberg for grades 8-10, left after six weeks of my junior year. I entered West Point in '55, graduated in '59, married Anne Parsons, HAHS Class of '56, in '60, spent 30 years in the Army (16 years overseas), retired in '89 as a Colonel. After retirement I became a special ed teacher in Texas, then went to Texas A&M to get an advanced degree, and worked for A&M for five years. Retired fully in '05. Anne was in Heidelberg in '52-'54 and in Stuttgart on both sides of her time in Heidelberg, graduated from high school in Virginia in '56 , graduated from nursing training as an RN in '60, worked as the Embassy nurse on our two tours in Lisbon, Portugal, and in the Army clinic on our tour at Camp Zama, Japan. She retired as a school nurse in Texas in '05. We now travel a lot. We have four grown kids, three of whom were in the Army and two of whom are still in. Six grandkids. My brother Brian graduated with the Class of '53, and my sister Judy was in the Class of '57 for part of her freshman year before we went back to the States. * * Donald Parsons - cuchi66 at suddenlink.net - updated 8.30.09 - I did not graduate from HHS but attended during the years 1952-54. Am living in Bryan, Texas and am retired from the Army and teaching. Eleanor "Ellie" (Smith) Fox - ellie at cyberstreet.com - I have lived in Fort Myers, Florida since July 1973. After graduating from Heidelberg High School in 1955, I attended City College of San Francisco and then the University of Oklahoma where I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. In September 1960, I married Edward L. Fox, who was also graduated from OU with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. We spent 16 years moving up and around with the General Electric Company. Our only child, Edward L. Fox, Jr., was born in 1962. Then in 1979, Ed started FOX ELECTRONICS here in Fort Myers. We manufacture and market crystals and oscillators world-wide. You can check us out at started my own business in 1980. In December 1992 I retired as Broker/Owner of Fox Real Estate Company. Now I'm very involved with Duplicate Bridge and have made Life Master rank. Other interests and passions are travel, patron of the Southwest Florida Symphony and Chorus and the Florida Repertory Theatre, Alpha Chi Omega sorority alum chapter, Gulf Coast Investment Club (Stock Options), reading, movies -- and last but not least -- a collector of foxes and fine art. My ultimate goal is to travel the world and play bridge everywhere I go. * * Charles "Chick" Williams - Gauchowilliams at cs.com - I was in Fussen Bavaria for the seventh grade, the only student in my class. Wiesbaden for the beginning of the 8th grade and then to Stuttgart for the rest of the 8th and all the 9th grade. I rode the train to Heidelberg for my sophomore year. I eventually finish high school at Richmand academy in Augusta, Ga. After some USAF time and an airline career, I retired and now I do some instructing for B-727 pilots. I am still in contact with several old friends from those wonderful days in Germany. * * Bill Zierdt - billzierdt at hotmail.com
Below, is a list of the rest of the Class of 1955. I don't have any further information on these people.
Click on the graphic above to go to Bob Richmond's web site for the classes of 1953-1959 from Kaiserslautern American High School. I've included Bob's site since some of the students from HAHS transferred to that school and vice versa.
the entire 1955 yearbook online!