Class of 1948

Charles "Chuck" Spelman
Mar 9, 1930 - August 13, 1998

Chuck died of Cancer.

Gunter Joachim "Johnny" Kossyk
May 17, 1930 - September 23, 2003

John died of an aneurysm during surgery.

Gunter Joachim Kossyk, 73, of Pinehurst died on Tuesday (Sept. 23, 2003) at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst with the Rev. James Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Southern Pines.

The family will receive friends on Saturday evening, Sept. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst.

Mr. Kossyk was born in Big Spring, Texas, of German descent, to Gunter and Sophie Neumann Kossyk.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in mechanical engineering.  Mr. Kossyk was an avid tennis player and collector of vintage cars.

Surviving are: his brothers Helmut Kossyk of Wilhelmshaven, Germany; and Wolfgang Kossyk of Hohenschaflarn, Germany; his ex-wife and mother of his three children Barbara Elaine (Bean) Kossyk of Piscataway, NJ;  his son Steven Guy Kossyk of Piscataway, NJ;  his daughter Robin Lee Kossyk-Woolley and her husband Vinnie Woolley of Piscataway, NJ; his son Jerry Gunter Kossyk and his wife Cynthia Ann (Miceli) Kossyk, of Kunkletown, PA; his grandchildren Amy Marie Kossyk and Jason Thomas Kossyk, also of Kunkletown, PA and his wife Lee Baker-Kossyk of Pinehurst.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3131 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.

Boles Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Pinehurst is handling arrangements for the family

Wallace "Wally” Leatham
June 16, 1931 - July 25, 2005

Paul "Rusty" Richhart
Oct. 22, 1930 - July 1, 2005

Paul F. (Rusty) Richhart was survived by his wife Sarah, two daughters Joy Lyn Ballew
of San Antonio and Susan Foley and husband James of Seattle, Washington;
three granddaughters Shawna Ballew, Courtney Ballew and Annie May Foley;
brother Ron Richhart of Dallas and a very dear friend Ella Mae Chambers.
He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force.
He had a life long passion for sports and bridge.
Services were Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the
St. Andews Episcopal Church.

Teddy E. Rowe
22 Jul 1930 - 2 Oct 1999

(From wife, Alice).  Ted passed away October 2, 1999.  He had been very sick for years
before he died.  First he had heart bypass surgery, then mouth and throat and later
prostate cancer, and then COPD and pneumonia.  He is buried in Aurora, MO. 

Jeanne (Werrell) Brady
Nov. 9, 1929 - May 28, 2002

Jeanne died of lung cancer.

Class of 1949

Nancy (Rastbach) Bristow
Born on August 6, 1931 and died of brain cancer on April 16,1997 at College Station, Texas.

Donald "Fuzzy" Hoopert
Born on January 26, 1931 and died of lung cancer on December 11, 1994.

Class of 1950

Albert "Sonny" Ferree
Born July 28, 1931 and died July 10, 1998, after a short illness.

Allen Montgomery Gunn
Died in February of 1958.  He was a Navy flyer, crashed into the Chesapeake Bay off of Patuxent
Naval Air Station.

Fitzhugh T. Lee
22 Oct 22, 1931 - June 23, 2005

Fitzhugh died at his home in Gig Harbor, WA. In his one year at HHS, he was manager
of the football team. He went on to study at Lehigh University and graduated from the
University of Virginia. He spent most of his career with the US Geological Survey in Golden, CO.
He is survived by his wife Peggy, one son and two daughters.

Fred M. Owens
Sergeant First Class, United States Army, killed in Vietnam, December 1968.  He was the
Lions football quarterback in the fall of 1948.  He later attended Frankfurt High School.
According to the Vietnam War Memorial Site:  FRED MONROE OWENS was born on
December 3, 1933 and joined the Armed Forces while in PICHER, OK. He served as
a 11F4H in the Army.  In 12 years of service, he attained the rank of SFC/E7. He began a tour
of duty on June 10, 1965. FRED MONROE OWENS is listed as Missing in Action.  You can find
FRED MONROE OWENS honored on the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial on Panel 2E, Row 3.

Dr. Raymond E. White, Jr.
Died Oct. 12, 2004

UA astronomy professor dies
By Eric Swedlund

Raymond E. White Jr., a University of Arizona distinguished astronomy professor known
for his creative teaching and unique way of blending of science and art, died Tuesday (Oct. 12, 2004). He was 71.

White, who started teaching at the UA as an instructor in 1964, was popular among students,
teaching both advanced courses for astronomy students and general education courses that
brought together poetry, art and astronomy, said associate professor Richard Poss, a longtime colleague and friend.

"He was interested in the arts. He would talk to artists about astronomy in such a way that they
would get into it and do works of art about astronomy," Poss said.

Students remember White's courses as some of the best they ever took, Poss said. White taught
about astronomy and much more, trying to get students to understand about what the science
means for us as human beings.

"He had a really magical connect with students," said Poss, who team-taught with White. "He
could get them interested and he really cared about their welfare and their learning."

White traveled the world in search of astronomical references in archeological sites and
organized a series of international conferences titled "The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena."

The first of the conferences, which brought together astronomers, artists, art historians and
literary scholars, took place at the Vatican observatory in 1994.

White is survived by Ruby, his wife of nearly 48 years; children Raymond White III, Kevin White
and Kathleen Wade; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service has been scheduled for Wednesday at the UA Museum of Art, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Here is the bio that Raymond White sent me in June 2003 to add to the web site:
Ruby and I met when we were Juniors ('48-49), but her father rotated in the Summer of '49 to
Dover, DL; Ruby graduated from P. S. Dupont HS in Wilmington, DL, and went to the University
of Delaware, graduating with a BS in Medical Technology in '54.
I graduated with the Class of '50 from HHS; Jack Keim was our class president. From HHS,
together with Claggett Wood, I went to school in Switzerland for, roughly, two years, taking --
and both of us passed -- the "Maturity Exam" of the Canton Zug. That certificate got us into
universities in the USA: Claggett went to MIT, and I went to the University of Illinois (I was able
to get residency there because my father was a recipient of the WW II Illinois War Veterans'
bonus). I graduated from UI in Augusta '55, with a BS in Mathematics.
I volunteered for the draft immediately, entering the U.S. Army on 29 September '55. I went
to the Field Artillery OCS at Ft. Sill, OK, in May '56, and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. (in the
Corps of Engineers, thanks to a branch transfer, which came through in time) at 9 AM on the
morning of 16 October '56. Six hours later, I'd married Ruby Elaine Fisk in the Old Post Chapel
at Ft. Sill. After a tour of duty (and our first child born at Landstuhl AMC in August '57) with
the 24th Engineer Group at Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, I returned to the US. 
I was stationed at Ft. Dix, NJ, with the 86th Engineer Battalion, and separated eight weeks early,
at Ft. Dix, in order to enroll in graduate school back at the Univ. of Illinois.
I studied Astronomy, finally completely my Ph.D. (in absentia) while on the Faculty at the University
of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ, in February '67. Ruby and I collaborated in producing two more kids
while in Champaign, IL: one girl and another boy. I've been at U/AZ since July '64, retiring on
10 July '99 as Full Professor of Astronomy and one of the first University Distinguished
You'll find more details about my career on my own web page: page/
I'll be back to you from time to time with updates ...
All best ... and thanks for the Web site!
Ray White
(Raymond E. White, Jr., Ph.D.)

From: William L. (Buzz) Schwinghamer
Ray had many significant achievements in his academic and scientific career, but I will
always remember a very small but unique accomplishment that I shared with him back in 1948. 
We were the founders of Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 1, in Heidelberg, Germany.  Ray
was the Senior Patrol Leader, and I was the Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.
I believe this was the first time the BSA chartered a troop outside the United States. 
Ray was very proud of that, and I was proud that he brought it up at our last meeting.

Here is another Memorial to Ray:
In Memoriam: Raymond E. White Jr.

By UA News Services
October 14, 2004

Raymond E. White Jr., an astronomer whose teaching theatrics touched thousands of students
at the University of Arizona, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Tucson. He was 71.

White was among the first group of UA faculty named University Distinguished Professor in 1995,
a title reserved for the University's best teachers.

A memorial service for will be held for White at the UA Museum of Art on the University campus,
on Wednesday Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. Pay parking is available at the Park Avenue garage just
north of Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue.

"Ray was an astronomer who inspired great creative activity among people who were inside and
outside the world of astronomy," said Richard Poss a faculty member at Steward Observatory.
"He stimulated artists to incorporate astronomical ideas into their works of art. He was a
legendary teacher who cared about students and mentored generations of the University of
Arizona's finest."

A native of Freeport, Ill., White graduated with a bachelor's and a doctorate from the University of
Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, and joined the Steward Observatory in 1964. He retired from the UA
as professor emeritus in 1999, although he remained professionally active.

White's early research in astronomy centered on globular clusters. He taught introductory
astronomy courses, was involved in the Honors College, guest-lectured frequently in classes
of UA colleagues and served as a Faculty Fellow in Graham-Greenlee Hall. With friends and
colleagues, White pursued the fledgling field of archaeoastronomy, searching out the
astronomical activities of early cultures from Machu Picchu in Peru to Casa Grande in Arizona.
Together with Professor Donna Swaim, he led several summer tours of Europe for UA

He was the organizational and guiding force behind a series of international conferences that
brought together astronomers, artists, art historians and literary scholars. These remarkable
meetings took place in such venues as the Vatican Observatory, Malta, Palermo and Oxford
University, and he was actively planning for the next meeting at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
These weeklong meetings influenced the careers of many scholars from around the world.

White was among the first to campaign to preserve the dark skies, which are important to
astronomers in southern Arizona, and resurrected the Public Evenings lecture series that
highlights UA's noted faculty and their research.

He also was not above dressing up in period costume to talk about astronomers and scientists
from other centuries to help drive home lessons in his classroom. In 1979 he sleuthed the
whereabouts of a missing 240-pound meteorite, taken from a display inside Steward more
than a decade earlier, and negotiated its return.

"Arizona astronomy has indeed lost a long-term pillar of its program," said Peter A. Strittmatter, Regents' Professor and head of the astronomy department and Steward Observatory.

White is survived by his wife, Ruby; three children, Raymond III, Kathleen and Kevin; and two grandchildren.

Virginia (White) Wasinger Boldt
Sep. 21, 1932 - Jan. 8, 2000
At the time of her death, she lived in Mt. Hope, Wisconsin. 

Thomas Claggett Wood
Died around 1967 of a heart attack.

Class of 1951

Mitzi (Knapp) Brummett
25 Jul 1933 - 18 Sep 2005

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of our beloved classmate, Mitzi, or “Mike” as we often called her.

A talented, brainy, and probably the most energetic and best-liked girl in our class.  The yearbook is full of her accomplishments (I am sure everyone will remember her exuberant cheerleading efforts at football and basketball games and her abundant vitality in everything she did).

After graduation, she came back stateside with my parents and we continued our wonderful time on board ship. She went to the University of Minnesota and graduated with BS and RN degrees. Her Army brat experience prepared her well for her nomadic life with Jack, Lt.Col. USAF, with whom she celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 2, 2005. They raised four children wherever the Air Force took them, the last in Austin, TX where they lived in retirement. Mitzi was a nurse at the Brown Schools’ Oaks Treatment Center for 10 years before retiring and taking up (again) traveling, crafts, and being a devoted grandmother to 15 grandchildren! She loved her church and was active in many Bible studies throughout Austin. 

Diagnosed with lung cancer in March, she “handled it beautifully” according to her son, Don. Husband, Jack, said she slipped away, peacefully, September 18. Survived also by 2 sons, 2 daughters. Preceded in death by her brother, Lt. Larry Knapp (HHS ’50). - from Joanne Hardick Wise

Major William “Bill” Katsarsky
8 May 1933 - 28 Aug 2007

Major of Infantry William "Bill" "Katz" Katsarsky; United States Army,
Retired (HHS51) died Tuesday August 28 of overwhelmness.

Bill had a huge list of ailments so he decided to let nature take its
course by discontinuing dialysis.

We had many interesting phone conversations.  I will miss him.
Bob Hager

James A. Lollis
21 Nov 1933 - 13 Feb 2008

James died after a long and difficult illness.  He is survived by his wife, Pauline.

Henry "Pete" Perrine
September 13, 1934 - April 8, 2007

Pete Perrine of Oak Bluffs died at his home on April 8. He was the loving husband of Joan Perrine. A memorial service for Pete will be held in early summer on a date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Pete Perrine Memorial Theatrical Scholarship c/o Edgartown National Bank. PO Box 96, Edgartown, MA 02539. Arrangements are under the care of Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs.

Class of 1952

Shirley (Archibald) Grossi
June 16, 1934 - January 11, 2009

Shirley died from a sudden illness.  She and her husband were married 54 years.

Jim Gunther
Died in 1995.

Donna (Johnson) Melland
Donna was born Dec. 30 1934 and died March 26, 2002 in Bellingham, WA.  She retired after
19 years at Western Washington University.  She was survived by three daughters, two sisters,
and seven grandchildren.

David Kendall
"David was a much loved and respected member of our class." - Bill Phillips

Morgan Mayson
Elford Morgan Mayson was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on November 3, 1934 and
died on August 3, 1982.  He graduated from West Point in 1956.  He  went back to teach after
getting his Master's Degree from Purdue in Nuclear Physics.
"Morgan was our class's most outstanding student--the only applicant accepted to West Point
without having to take a competative exam. He was all Eucom in basketball and baseball,
and a straight A student.  He did graduate from West Point and was off to a wonderful service
record.  He died prematurely of cancer." - Bill Phillips

Dorothy “Dottie” (Nelson) Simpson
Dorothy died on June 14, 2007 after a short battle with acute leukemia. 

Dottie was a senior at HAHS in 1951.  Her transcripts from the States arrived a week before
graduation.  She was 1/4 a point shy of being able to graduate.  Miss Link made her repeat
her senior year in 1952.  In 1953, she worked in the office for the principal, Dr. Carl Ahee.

I am lucky to have a large list of favorite people.  Dottie would tie with many others for #1.

We would talk a couple of times a month.
I would feel 100% good and feel better afterwards.

She would tool around Goliad (Population 1995) with her purple walker.
She took up bridge about a year ago and was pretty good.

She was always adventurous.  No one ever told her she was no longer 18.

To know her was to love her.  She was a realist with a optimistic
attitude. - Bob Hager

Joan (Muschamp) Brossman
Died July 3, 2004 of a stroke. 

Here is her obituary:
Feb. 21, 1935 - July 3, 2004

Joan Margaret Brossman, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on July 3, 2004, at the Casa de la Paz Hospice in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, but was a proud citizen of the United States since her youth.

She is survived by her mother, Agnes W.H. Muschamp of Manassas, Va.; her husband, M. Philip Brossman of Sierra Vista; daughter, Nan Rudolph, presently employed with the U.S. Forces in Germany; son, Christopher, of Galt, Calif.; grandchildren, Andrea Jon, Nicole Marie and Philip Christopher Brossman; sister, Marie-Louise Hollenbaugh; brothers, Robert, George, Peter, Laurence and Percy Muschamp; and her daughter Nan's stepchild, Katylia Ernst, and her daughter, Elisabeth.

Joan was a skilled cook and loved cooking for her family and friends.

She wrote food columns for the Herald Dispatch and other newspapers, and collected cookbooks and recipes from around the world.

She loved classical music, and she loved to travel and was looking forward to an extended cruise around South America. She has left friends and or relatives in many parts of the United States and in England, Germany and Australia.

A memorial gathering with her family will be held at her home, 3636 Kalispell Ave., in Sierra Vista on July 10 from approximately noon to 3 p.m.

Please, no flowers. A donation in her name to KUAT would be appropriate.

"Joan and Phil did the things that all of us would love to do upon retirement.  After Phil retired from the Army, they went Space Available on military aircraft everywhere the could.  They went to Australia and New Zealand many times and stayed for months driving an camping all over the countryside.  Since they have children assigned in Germany, thee were many trips there, too.  It was always difficult to know just where they were and they were reluctant to buy a home and settle down, but they did settle in Sierra Vista, AZ.  I started corresponding with Joan only about five or six years ago.  They stayed with I.J. and me when they came to this area to see Houston's museums."  - Shirley (Valentine) Irvin

Willis Teale
July 2, 1934 - April 4, 2001

Willie passed away in Palm Harbor, FL on 4 April 2001 as a result of choking. He is survived
by his wife, Betsy; a daughter, Robin K. Teale of Alexandria, VA; two sons, Robert Travis and
William Spencer, both of Woodbridge, VA; and a sister, Katherine Teale Miller, Vero Beach. 
He was a retired Lt. Col. in the Army.

Class of 1953

Larry Burchell

Colonel, United States Army - Retired.  Graduated from West Point, Class of 59, and received
his MBA at Syracuse University.  Colonel Burchell served two tours in Vietnam and later retired
from the Army in 1988 making his final tour of duty at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  He had multiple bypass and then a stroke.
"Larry was a star player on Heidelberg's championship teams in football and basketball in
l95l and 52.  Larry is survived by his wife, Mary Peyton Burchell.  Mary was also a graduate
of Heidelberg High and currently lives in Blanco, Texas." - Bill Phillips

Leon "Buzz" Buyze
Died in Oct. 2000
Lee played both baseball and basketball for HHS in the early 50s. 
He was from Oosberg, WI

Costella "Connie" Maria (Dotson) Gwin
Costella died of cancer in 1985

Robert "Bob" L. Hager
March 12, 1936 - April 22, 2011

Bob Hager, 75 years young, died at home on April 22, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Meryle; his son Robert Hager; daughter Cynthia Hager and her husband Jeff Bernel; his grandchildren Zachary Bernel (19) and Alexis Bernel (16); his brother Jack Hager and wife Jane; his nephews Jacob Estes (28), Josiah Hager (27), Joel Hager (24), Jacob Hager (9) and his nieces Angelique Estes (31), Dominique Estes (28), and Janelle Hager (16).

Bob was born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Harry and Esther Hager. After graduating from high school in Heidelberg, Germany where his Dad was stationed, he joined the Army Counter Intelligence Corps. He was honorably discharged from active duty for service connected medical reasons. Bob then took his family to Covina where he started his career in sales. For 17 years he worked for Radio Shack, with the last five being District Manager for Central California. He started his own Sales Training Group with a few good friends and continued, after a few years, on his own as a Sales Trainer and Public Speaker until his death. A love for computers enabled him to touch base with old friends, make new ones and give him other ways to express himself from blogs to, when not frustrated with it, Facebook. For the past few years, he belonged to the Clovis Vets discussion group where he was usually the one called upon to end the meeting on a lighter note with one of his infamously famous drawn out jokes. He calculated the success of his jokes by how many groans they received. He also hosted a discussion group at his home every other week for over 20 years.

Bob was an avid reader and a conservative who had no qualms voicing his political views. He even achieved a touch of fame as "Computer Bob" on the radio where he often voiced those opinions. He loved to travel and meet new people. He believed in family and loved his own unequivocally. His grandchildren were his joy. He followed no specific faith. As his son, Robert often explains, "My dad didn't believe in any religion but risked his life to ensure that you could practice yours". Bob was a disabled veteran who faced loss of limb, sight, and touch. He fought the good fight with courage and his own unique sense of humor. He was loved.

In lieu of flowers, please send tax deductable donation to Cougar Foundation – Clovis High DI (in "honor of Bob Hager" on note line), 1055 Fowler Ave. Clovis, CA 93611.

After six weeks, please send tax deductable donation to Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements under the direction of Boice Funeral Home, Clovis, CA.

Andrew "Andy" Johnson

William E. Murphy III

Hugh Robie
Hugh died on Oct. 7, 2009

Hugh went to HAHS for 1/2 of his 10th and 11th grade years.  He retired from the Texas Highway Patrol as a Sergeant after 42 years.  He had a place in the country with a few head of cattle.


Hubert Dean Robie (75) of Beeville died quietly at home surrounded by his family October 7, 2009. A celebration of his life is scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Beeville.

Mr. Robie was born September 19, 1934 in Clemons, Iowa to the Reverend Evertt and Mildred (Friel) Robie. He was the eldest of three children including James Robie who predeceased him. His father was an Army Chaplain and the family moved frequently with their last post in Germany. Upon returning to the states Mr. Robie graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio. He was also a graduate of Bee County Junior College.

Sgt. Robie was a member of the Department of Public Safety Recruit School of 1956 and remained with the DPS for 42 years with 37 of those served in the Beeville area. Following his retirement, he was designated a Special Texas Ranger for the remainder of his life. Mr. Robie was a Master Mason in Good Standing for 50+ years. Additionally he taught at BCC, served on numerous community committees and enjoyed many hours of fellowship with his motorcycle buddies, coffee group, and fellow photography buffs.

Mr. Robie is survived by his wife Aurora (Trigo) and two daughters Debbie (Mike) Bernard of Chandler Tx and Bonnie Smith of Rowlett Tx., three step children Michael (Zaira) Dawson, Michelle Dawson and Carol Sanchez, as well as sister Margaret Kelso of Canyon Tx. Grandchildren include Dakota Smith and Weston Smith and nieces and nephews which include Molly Lutes of Austin, Scarlett Taylor of Houston, Dan Kelso of Waxahachie and Paul Kelso of Orlando Fl.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Beeville under the direction of Rev. Bill Duke at 2pm Saturday, October 10th with a Gathering following the service in the Church Parlor.

Honorary pallbearers will be all troopers that have served under Sgt. Robie.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the M.D. Anderson Hospital Children’s Care Unit or a charity of choice.

Major General William Arnoux Roosma
April 18, 1935 - April 29, 2011

Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.) 

On Friday, April 29, 2011. Loving husband of Sandra; loving father of Tracey Meeks, Kelsey and Mike Tsompanas; devoted grandfather of Kellyn, Tanner, Dimitri and Devon; brother of John and Garry Roosma. The family will receive friends at FAIRFAX MEMROIAL FUNERAL HOME, 9902 Braddock Rd. on Tuesday, May 10 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A full honors funeral will be scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Young Life, 231-A West Timonium Rd., Timonium, MD 21093 or Heartland Hospice, 3900 Jermantown Rd., Suite 460, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Here is a link to an oral history interview with MG Roosma:

Charles "Chuck" Usnick
12 Aug 1936 - 27 Aug 2001

Charles Edward Usnick, 65, died Monday, August 27, at a Las Vegas hospital. He was born August 12, 1936, in Reno to Edward Usnick and Margaret Richards Usnick.
An Army veteran, he worked in the banking and casino industries. A former resident of Fernley, he had lived for one year in Las Vegas. He was a member of the Fallon Elks Lodge, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served as post commander of Reno Post 407.

He is survived by his sister, Virginia Usnick of Las Vegas; and numerous cousins.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m., September 14, 2001, at the chapel at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery, Reno.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Veterans Administration Southern Nevada Health Care System Voluntary Services, 1700 Vegas Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

Roger Van Horn

Roger Van Horn passed away in October 2006 in Bella Vista, Arkansas.  After graduation from HAHS, Roger served in the US Army from 1953 through 1956.  He declined an appointment to West Point after completing West Point Prep to get married.  Later, Roger graduated from Georgia Tech as a Civil Engineer (PE) and retired in 1996 from May Design and Construction of St Louis, MO.  He is survived by his wife, Diana, sons Douglas and Gregory (St Louis & Bentonville, AR) and daughter Linda of Hobbs, New Mexico.  Roger was an avid Bridge player, golfer and computer buff, and  taught computers and bridge at the senior center in Bella Vista. - Robert. J. Van Horn, HAHS, 1954

Roger Van Horn, 70, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006. He was born Jan. 5, 1936, in Lehighton, Pa., to Wilbur Van Horn and Marjorie Hess Van Horn. He had formerly lived in of St. Louis, Mo. He served in the U. S. Army and attended Georgia Technical College. He retired from May Design and Construction. He enjoyed computers, bridge, golf and tennis. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Diana Van Horn; two sons, Douglas Van Horn and Gregory Van Horn; a daughter, Linda Van Horn-Otteson; a brother, Robert Van Horn; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 p. m. to 3 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Van Horn home in Bella Vista. Arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Home of Bentonville, Ark. Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice Palliative Care, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762.

Ronald "Rock" Walden

Class of 1954

Arthur Babb

LeGay "Gay" Sue Burkett
July 31, 2006

Dr. LeGay Sue Burkett, 70, passed from this world Monday at Glenwood Rehabilitation Center in Florence, Ala. She was the daughter of the late Col. Raymond and Julia Burkett of Huntsville.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala.

Graveside services and interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Coy Hallmark officiating; featuring Margaret Ann Whitsett as the soloist.

Pallbearers will be Mike Hanback of Killen, Ala., Cody Hanback of Florence, Ala., Kim Burkett of Florence, Ala., Jim Walker of Mobile, Ala., Will Little of Killen, Ala., and Wally Hargrove of Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Burkett was born in Milledgeville, Georgia to military parents whose travels exposed her to many wonderful opportunities. She and her younger sister, Ann, attended high school in Germany. During this time LeGay studied art under a well known German art master. She later attended Pratt and Hunter Art Institutes in New York thereby becoming an accomplished artist.

After returning to Georgia she began her studies in psychology. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia, she went to the University of Alabama and completed the work for her PhD in Clinical Psychology. In 1963, she moved to Chicago and completed her internship at Northwestern Medical School. She then returned to the University of Alabama and completed her dissertation for the PhD in clinical psychology.

In 1965, Dr. Burkett began her lifelong work at the Muscle Shoals Mental Health Center. It was there that she began to reach her heart-felt goals. After thirteen years, due to some very innovative staff of the Muscle Shoals City School System, she was employed as one of the first school psychologists in the state of Alabama. It was here that she became affectionately known as “Dr. B” by students and friends.

Dr. Burkett was a member of Killen Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Walter and Julia Butts Burkett, her sister, Ann Burkett Hurst of Huntsville, grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. A.I. Butts of Milledgeville, Georgia and Mr. & Mrs. Walter Burkett of Glenville, Georgia.

She is survived by three nephews, Raymond Richard Hurst and wife, Melba, David Richard Hurst and wife, Gina, and Scott Richard Hurst and wife, Sharon, all of Huntsville, AL; great-nephew, Logan Hurst of Huntsville, Ala.; aunts, Katharyn Jordan of Macon, Georgia and Martha Burkett of Anniston; uncle, Fermor Hargrove of Milledgeville, Georgia; special friend, Beth Glover of Killen, Ala.; two very special caregivers; niece, Freda Cooper; cousin, Diane Burkett-Andrews of Florence, AL and Nicholas Richard Hurst of Huntsville, AL.

We want to thank Dr. Felix Morris and Dr. Robert Webb for the care and concern they have given to Dr. Burkett. We also wish to express our sincere appreciation to the entire staff of Glenwood, Mitchell-Hollingsworth and ECM 6th Floor. You were outstanding.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

Glenda (Casey) Petrini
1937 - 2007

Glenda was born in Porum, Oklahoma, May 16, 1937. She died peacefully on August 3, 2007 in her home with her husband of 49 years, Bill, and daughter, Linda, holding her hands. They were playing a recording of love songs from the 50’s and 60’s which were favorites of Glenda and Bill.

           The funeral was at Money & King Funeral Home in Vienna VA on August 8, 2007. It was followed by a short service at the National Memorial Park Cemetery where her brother is also buried. Afterwards there was an open house at Bill and Glenda’s home, which was well attended by their many, many friends. Several Heidelbergers were there.

           She had fought and won the first round of breast cancer a few years back. The breast cancer appeared again a year ago in her liver. She fought with courage. She continued teaching until the end of the 2006-2007 school year in June. However, this time they were unable to stop the cancer. No one realized how quickly it was gaining this summer until just a short time before her death.

           Many of us saw her June 23, 2007 at the picnic at Mark and June Smith’s. She was unsteady on her feet but otherwise cheerful and gracious to all. We will miss her terribly. We offer sympathy and caring to Bill and to all her family. Bill will remain one of us as long as he wants to. We recognize what he has done for our alumni association, and we love him.

           We will remember Glenda for her sweet disposition and her faithful loyalty to her friends. Her intelligence showed in her conversations. She was a tremendous support to Joan Dickson in getting out the newsletter for many years. She worked on and attended most of the Heidelberg  reunions. She recently became President of the newly incorporated HHS Early Years Alumni Association.

           She was always a hard worker no matter what she did – as wife, mother, grandmother, friend, teacher, or supporter. I wrote in her 1954 Year Book, the year she graduated, “I’m proud to be one of your classmates and friends.” Fifty-three years later, it is still true.  - Rita Wycoff Zener ’54

From Jan McLin Clayberg ’59:  When Joan Dickson died, Glenda, her husband Bill, and Bob Hines ’54 did heroic work, recovering what they could of Joan’s computer files, updating addresses, organizing our alumni association legally, and putting out two more newsletters.  Glenda knew she was ill and worked to assure the future of the newsletter.  She faced her situation with courage and good cheer and was a very good friend of HHS.

Frank M. Chilton, Ph.D.
Nov. 12, 1936 - June 17, 2002
Frank was a retired Prof. of Physical and Biological Sciences

John "Jack" Raymond Ferrick, Sr.
November 30, 1935 - May 28, 2007

I was deeply saddened to hear of Jack's death.  Jack was a lot of help to me when I started this web site.  He scanned eight entire yearbooks for me (1948-1955), removed what autographs he could from the pictures, and sent them to me to post on this site.  He gave me a history of HAHS, and sent old photos for me to post on the site.  Jack let me know whenever he knew of a fellow alumni/alumnae  dying, an e-mail address change, etc.  I never met him in person, but I really enjoyed his e-mails and phone conversations. - Cindy (Blackburn) Hardy


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our family mentor, husband and father, Chief John R. Ferrick, 71, of Panama City, Fla. He passed away Monday, May 28, 2007.

He was born in Governors Island, N.Y., and was preceded in death by his parents, Capt. John V. Ferrick, retired, and Doris C. Ferrick. Growing up as a proud military dependent, he attended Heidelberg High School in Heidelberg, Germany, and enjoyed reminiscing of life abroad. He served in the United States Air Force and retired from Tyndall Air Force Base, after dedicating 20 years of service. After his career with the Air Force, he served as a police officer and later city administrator for the City of Springfield. In 1979, he served as investigator and joint liaison for Government Relations in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. After returning home in 1983, he joined the Cedar Grove Police Department, where he proudly served 20 years before retiring as chief of police. He took great pride in being a part of law enforcement in Bay County.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2007. Condolences may be viewed or submitted at

Kent-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32405
2403 Harrison Ave. 763-4694

Here is the mini bio that Jack wrote for my web site:

I lived in Karlsruhe and commuted back and forth on Friday and Sunday each week.
Initially, Heidelberg High School commenced operation on October 20, ‘46, in the New University Building of Heidelberg University (on the same side of the river where the school is presently located).  The next year, the school was moved across the Neckar River to the Bunsen Schüle, which was a German Teacher's College. We shared the building with them, but rarely saw any of the teachers in training. The dormitory was located in the attic portion of the building. There weren't too many of us in attendance back then. The classes were quite small. The new school opened up during September of ‘52. The new dormitory (three floors) was located just around the corner adjacent to the railroad tracks, so when you went out the front door of the high school, you turned right and went down to the corner and then turned left, and dorm was located on the right.  Back then we ate all three meals in the school cafeteria. I lived in Karlsruhe and commuted back and forth on Friday and Sunday each week. I will never forget those old trains with all the smoke and soot.  When we got off of them we had to bathe immediately in order to get all the soot off of us. At least they made frequent stops where we could lean out the window and order beer from the vendors. We had our dances in the auditorium. The drama club performed plays on the stage in the auditorium from time to time. One never forgets their stay at Heidelberg. It is a beautiful city. We had some wonderful times there.

Joined Air Force.  All expense paid trips to: Turkey, New Foundland, Canada, Nova Scotia, England, Italy, Greece, France, Austria, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, and Holland.   Retired Air Force ‘74 (20 years, 22 days, 7 hours, 59 minutes and 6 seconds). Police Investigator, Springfield, Florida, ‘74.  City Manager, Springfield, Florida, 75-79.  Special Investigator - Government and Industrial Relations Representative, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, (Expatriate Status - Secret Police) 79-82.  Chief of Police, Cedar Grove Police Department, Cedar Grove, FL., 83 - Present).  Homicide Investigator and reconstructionist. The 98 all years (47 thru 65) reunion at Las Vegas, NV, during the weekend of June 19-21 was a very pleasant social experience.  Very mild compared to the weekend parties experienced in Heidelberg and Stuttgart.  They were "events" that one never forgets.

Barbara Houston
Sep. 20,  1935 - Jan. 7, 2004

Died of a massive heart attack (no history of heart problems).
I had spent 7 weeks with her (11/16-1/4) for our annual holiday get-together & just got home.
I'd driven to Florida from San Antonio on 1/5, started to settle in when my nephew called with
the news (1/7 at 7 am) so my daughter & I turned around, repacked & left on the 8th.
Barbara never married, she lived with our parents & in 1968 graduated from LPN school &
spent the next 15 years as a nurse. She became the second mother for our brother's son.
She helped him in college & was someone he needed. My brother, John, was killed in Viet Nam
in 7 July, 1964, in the battle of Nan Daung. He attended Karlsruhe Elementary Class of 59.
- Yvonne Houston Johnson 

Charles L. Levendosky III
Charles died on March 14, 2004 after a long battle with Colon Cancer. 

Here is his obituary that
was in the Casper, Wyoming Star-Tribune:

A gathering to share memories of the life of Casper resident Charles L. Levendosky, 67, will be
held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in the Nicolaysen Art Museum. Cremation has taken place.

He died March 14, 2004, at home, in the loving arms of his wife, from colon cancer.

Born July 4, 1936, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of Charles L. and Laura (Gregorio)
Levendosky. Because his father was a professional military man, his schooling was diverse
-- from Oklahoma to Germany. As an adult, he also lived in the Virgin Islands and Japan.

A poet and a journalist, he received an undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics
and a master's in education from New York University. He shared his passion for learning
in the classrooms of New York, Georgia, New Jersey and Wyoming and gave poetry readings
in places from Harvard University to auditoriums filled with coal miners in Gillette.

He left New York City in 1972 to move to Wyoming and fell in love with this state.

On July 15, 1961, he married Charlotte Jaeger in New York. They divorced in 1997.

On Feb. 8, 1999, he married Dale Eva Eckhardt in Casper.

In addition to his career in journalism, he wrote 12 books and chapbooks. He was awarded
a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1974; and, in 1988, was selected Wyoming's
Poet Laureate by Gov. Mike Sullivan, serving through Sullivan's term of office.

Since 1982, he had been the editorial page editor and a columnist for the Casper Star-Tribune.
His weekly column was distributed by the New York Times wire service and appeared in more
than 225 newspapers around the country. He was equipped with a home office in 1999 when
illness prevented him from working in the Star-Tribune building and he continued to write editorials
and his weekly column despite having metastatic cancer.

His columns earned him a reputation as an expert on First Amendment issues. He was honored
with the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award for Print Journalism, American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, the Baltimore Sun's H.L. Mencken Award and the Society of Professional Journalist's First Amendment Award; and was the recipient of a number of First Amendment
awards given by the American Library Association and the Freedom to Read Foundation.

He received a literary fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council in 2001 and a major poetry award
from the literary magazine, Prairie Schooner. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation's Conservation Communicator of the Year Award for his columns and editorials.

Survivors include his wife of Casper; mother of San Diego; two daughters and their husbands,
Alytia Levendosky of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Ixchel Whitcher of Fort Collins, Colo.; stepdaughter,
Daria O'Neill, and her

husband of Portland, Ore.; stepson, Damien Eckhardt-Jacobi of Brooklyn, N.Y.; brother,
Richard Levendosky, and his wife of Sebastopol, Calif.; sister, Laurie Hamilton, of San
Diego; three grandsons; two nephews; a niece; and two great-nieces.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials would be appreciated to the Freedom to Read
Foundation, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; Wyoming Outdoor Council, 262 Lincoln St.,
Lander, WY 82520; the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, 125 Broad St., 18th Floor,
New York, N.Y. 10004; Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302;
Central Wyoming Hospice Program, 319 S. Wilson, Casper, WY 82601; or any organization
that believes in preserving the beauty of our land and the right of freedom for all beings.

Rebecca "Becky" (McWilliams) Rigby
16 October 16, 1936 - February 1, 2004

Died on Feb. 1, 2004 in Pawley's Island, SC

She had been diagnosed in May 2003 with a glioblastoma, an aggressive, and
inoperable brain tumor.  She will be remembered by family and friends,
all over the world, as a strong woman with a sharp sense of humor, a love
for words and conversation, and a gift for  entertaining.  She loved teaching
her students and had recently begun work as a Volunteer Guardian ad litem. 

She is survived by two daughters;  Maryanne, who lives in New York City;
and Elizabeth, who lives in California; and three grandchildren.  Her son, John,
predeceased her.  Their father, Becky's first husband, died many years ago
as the result of an accident.  After his death, Becky lived in Houston, Texas
where she worked and taught English as a second language. 

She was remarried in 1995 to Jess Rigby, a man she met in England when both
their families were living there.  She and Jess lived in Georgetown, SC
until his death in 2001.  Early last year, she purchased a home in Pawley's
Island, SC and had barely settled in when she was diagnosed with the tumor. 
She underwent treatment at Sloan-Kettering in NYC and rented a furnished
efficiency during that time.  I saw her there this past October and November
and will never forget her indomitable spirit and her unforgettable sense of
humor!  She described what she was undergoing as "Shit Bucket!" 

I am happy to say that she was lucid until the end, suffered no pain, and died
peacefully in her sleep at the apartment.  Becky became my best friend when
we were seniors in Heidelberg and I will miss her more than words can describe! 
She wrote in the senior yearbook that her ambition was to
be "fabulous" - she was that and so much more! - Libby Shinn Maffre

Joan (Muschamp) Brossman
Died July 3, 2004 of a stroke. Joan and Phil did the things that all of us would
love to do upon retirement. After Phil retired from the Army, they went Space
Available on military aircraft everywhere they could. They went to Australia
and New Zealand many times and stayed for months driving and camping all
over the countryside. Since they have children assigned in Germany,
there were many trips there, too. It was always difficult to know just where
they were and they were reluctant to buy a home and settle down, but
they did settle in Sierra Vista, AZ. I started corresponding with Joan only about
five or six years ago. They stayed with I.J. and me when they came to this area
to see Houston’s museums. - Shirley Valentine Irvin

Here is Joan's Obituary:

Joan Margaret Brossman

Joan Margaret Brossman, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away
on July 3, 2004, at the Casa de la Paz Hospice in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, but was a proud citizen
of the United States since her youth.

She is survived by her mother, Agnes W.H. Muschamp of Manassas, Va.;
her husband, M. Philip Brossman of Sierra Vista; daughter, Nan Rudolph,
presently employed with the U.S. Forces in Germany; son, Christopher,
of Galt, Calif.; grandchildren, Andrea Jon, Nicole Marie and Philip Christopher
Brossman; sister, Marie-Louise Hollenbaugh; brothers, Robert, George, Peter,
Laurence and Percy Muschamp; and her daughter Nan's stepchild, Katylia Ernst, and her daughter, Elisabeth.

Joan was a skilled cook and loved cooking for her family and friends.

She wrote food columns for the Herald Dispatch and other newspapers, and
collected cookbooks and recipes from around the world.

She loved classical music, and she loved to travel and was looking forward to
an extended cruise around South America. She has left friends and or relatives
in many parts of the United States and in England, Germany and Australia.

A memorial gathering with her family will be held at her home,
3636 Kalispell Ave., in Sierra Vista on July 10 from approximately noon to 3 p.m.

Please, no flowers. A donation in her name to KUAT would be appropriate.

Edward "Possie" Theodore Plitt, Jr.
5 Jan 1936 - 2 May 2004

Died of cardiac arrest on May 2, 2004.  Ted was a retired (2001) Management Analyst at the Social Security Administration.  He is survived by his wife, Anna, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 7 grandchildren, his mother, and 2 sisters.  Ted enjoyed duplicate bridge and directed a club in Columbia, MD.  Ted was "found" in 1997, but since that time he and Anna became very involved in HHS alumni activities.  They attended reunions, including one with the Overseas Brats in Asheville last year, and have been active in our semi-annual mailing sessions. 

From Anna:  Ted so loved getting together with the Heidelberg crowd -- I think that was his favorite thing, and we were so looking forward to the get together this fall.  Ted traveled the world including China where his parents served as Christian missionaries 40-42.  He was in Germany 51-54 while his father was stationed at 3 military posts.

On May 2, 2004 Edward Theodore Plitt, Jr. beloved husband of Anna K. Plitt; devoted father of Edward T. Plitt, III, Andrew W. Plitt and Linda Plitt Donaldson; loving son of Ruth W. and the late Edward T. Plitt, Sr.; dear brother of Joyce Rath and Dorothea Gladstone. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Family will receive friends Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. Memorial service will be held Thursday 7 p.m. at Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, 4640 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, 21229.
Published in the Baltimore Sun on 5/4/2004. 

Norman Riggins
2 Oct 1935 - 28 Nov 2008

Norman was a dorm student in '53.  He graduated from the first graduating class in Stuttgart.  He played line on the football team.  He died two days after Thanksgiving of a heart attack.  Norm attended most of the early year reunions.

NORMAN RIGGINS, age 73, passed away the 28th of November 2008. He was born the 2nd of October 1935 in Governor's Island, New York. He was the son of Florence Edith and Lt. Col. Lewis Ackley Riggins. Norman graduated in the first class of the American High School in Stuttgart, Germany. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. Norman graduated from Texas A & M in 1960 with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering and acquired his Professional Engineers' license in Colorado and Texas. He moved to Houston in 1966 and had a long career in Civil Engineering working for Brown and Root, Baytex Construction and Texas Sterling Construction. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James. Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Norma Jane Imbt Riggins; daughter, Carole Lynne Riggins Skelt and husband Christopher, Jerry William Riggins and wife Beth of Houston, Texas, and Amy Jane Riggins Adams and husband John of Oakland, California. He is also survived by his sisters, Eliza Ann Schaeffer, Margaret Louise Robbins; brothers, Michael Riggins and Richard Ackley Riggins. A memorial service will be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Thursday, the 4th of December at Palmer Episcopal Church, 6221 Main in Houston. In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family request memorials be made to the Texas A & M Foundation, c/o John Small '92, TAMU 3126, 334 Wisenbaker, College Station, TX 77843 and please note Norman Riggins '60 on donation.

Roger Rowan
30 Jun 1937 - 24 Jun 1995

Elizabeth “Libby” (Shinn) Maffre
Died on Sept. 22, 2007

Elizabeth "Libby" Maffre, 70, who sold real estate in Montgomery County since the 1970s until about four years ago, died of cancer Sept. 22 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She lived in Bethesda.

Over the years, Mrs. Maffre worked at Century 21 Village Realty and Realty Executives One, among other agencies, in Gaithersburg and Bethesda.

She was born in Stillwater, Minn., and moved with her parents to Europe, where she graduated from the American School in Heidelberg, Germany.

Mrs. Maffre had a carefree spirit and was always willing to help people, her sons said. "Everyone leaned on her in times of support and illness, and she was always there for them," said William "Bruce" Gard Jr., a son from her first marriage.

"Her hobby was people, just working with people."

She also enjoyed golf.

Her marriages to William Bruce Gard Sr. and John Malcolm Maffre ended in divorce.

Besides her son of Fairbanks, Alaska, survivors include a son from her second marriage, Scott Cooper Maffre of Urbana, Md.; two sisters, Ruth Sugeno of Arlington and Vikki McGrath of Vienna; two brothers, Pete Shinn of Tallahassee and John Shinn of Stillwater; and three grandchildren.

Martha Sue (Snowden) Johnson
Oct. 23, 1937 - Sep. 3, 2004
Susie died in Lynn Haven, FL

Michael "Jack" Thomas
Jack died August 21, 2007 of lung cancer

He had been sick for almost a year.  Jack lived in the Heidelberg dorm in ’53 but graduated from Stuttgart in ’54.

Jack's obituary:

FLORENCE - Michael John "Jack" Thomas, 71, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood.

He owned Fairfield Travel Agency, Fairfield, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Thomas; daughters, Laurie Lamblin and Patricia Gallagher; brothers, David and Joseph Thomas; and five grandchildren.

No public service. Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington, is handling arrangements.

Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or the American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Joan Willoughby

Class of 1955

Charles "Chilli" M. Adams III
Charles died Sept. 24, 2006 of Pancreatic Cancer

Chuck lived in Heidelberg from ’49 to ’52. He always spoke so fondly of that time in Germany. 

He graduated from Pomona College in ’59 and returned to Germany in December of that year as a 2nd Lieut.  We met 7 months later and were married Jan. 21, 1961 in Hanau, Germany. - Barbara

Richard Allan Dicks
March 25, 1936 - Sept. 21, 2008

Memorial Services for Richard Allan Dicks, 72, of Bunnell, who passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2008 at his residence, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 11:30 AM at Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Rd. S., Flagler Beach. His family will receive friends on Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 11:00 am until the 11:30 am service time at the funeral home. Richard was born on March 25, 1936 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the late John Phillip and Anna Charlotte (Burns) Dicks. He worked as a Claims Superintendent for State Farm Insurance for 35 years in the Flagler/Volusia area. Richard enjoyed fishing, farming, and gardening, and he loved animals and going to the Dog Track. He moved to this area in 1971 coming from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 49 years and 9 months, Nancy (Alleen) Dicks of Bunnell. Additional survivors include his son, Richard Dicks Jr. of Largo, FL; his daughter, Diana Marie Tunnillo of Isla Morada, FL; his brother, John Phillip Dicks Jr. of Goshen, AL; and his two grandchildren, Thomas Allan Dicks and Christopher Ryan Dicks, both of Largo, FL. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Richard to the American Heart Association , 555 W. Granada Blvd. A-1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. For on-line condolences go to:, "On-Line Obituaries. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.

Oscar Leigh DuPre'
Feb. 13, 1937 - Oct. 2, 2005

Oscar L. DuPre’ Jr., 68, of Somerville died Oct. 2. He retired from the Marshall
Space Flight Center in 1995 as a contract specialist.
Survivors include his wife, Glynn Brownell DuPre’; three sons, David DuPre’ of
Chattanooga, Paul DuPre’ of Huntsville and Phillip DuPre’ of Trussville; and
one sister, Alison Crowe of Plantation, Fla.

Benjamin F. Evans
Mar 12,1937 - Oct. 26, 1983

Ben was in Heidelberg from '50-'53, graduated from high school in the States, entered West Point in '56 and graduated in '60. He did three tours in Vietnam, and resigned from the Army in '73. He died of a heart attack on 26 October 1983 in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a commodities broker.

Walter "Wally" B. Hill
July 3, 1937 - March 8, 2005
Walter died of complications of Multiple Sclerosis.

Allyn Clyde Houltry
June 23, 1937 - June 24, 2002

Richard Johnson

Walter Richard "Dick" Lacy
May 21, 1937 - Jan. 25, 2004
Dick owned a fishing resort in Broaddus, Texas. 
He had a massive stroke and was air-lifted to Dallas, but never
regained consciousness.

Funeral services for Walter Richard (Dick) Lacy, 66, of Broaddus will be held at 2 p.m.
today at Townsend Cemetery in San Augustine County with Mike Adams officiating.

Mr. Lacy was born May 21, 1937, in McAlister, Okla., and died Sunday in
Nacogdoches. He had worked as a fishing guide.

Survivors: daughter, Celeste Lacy; brother, David Lacy.

Charles E. Mills
Died on August 19, 1996.

Rex Craig Morris
Died March 9, 1997

Carolyn (Storke) Mueser
Carolyn died June 4, 1986 from cancer.

Carolyn was the second daughter of Lt. Gen. H.P. She died in 1986 at age 48.
She was born in Ames, Iowa and lived in several locations during her childhood,
including Heidelberg, Germany. After high school, she moved back to the states and
attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. She married
Richard Mueser in 1960. After living for short periods in Salt Lake City, UT
and Baltimore, MD, she settled back in Boulder. That is where she lived the
remainder of her life. She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer
Bunker of Ogden, UT, a son Christopher Mueser of
Lakewood, CO, and two grandchildren.

Ray Weber
25 Mar 1937 - 9 Sep 1999

Richard Williams
May 1, 1937 - Jan. 26, 1970

Richard died from injuries received in an "aircraft loss" in Vietnam. 
He was enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Sallie Susan (Wood) Head
Sallie died Dec. 8, 2010

HEAD, SALLIE SUSAN (WOOD), aged 72, died Dec. 8, 2010 at Senteria Hospital, Hampton, VA., daughter of the late Col. and Mrs. Thomas C. Wood, Jr. of Some Day Farm ol Lothain, MD.  Predeceased by husband John Head, son Randall Head, and brother Thomas C. Wood III.  Survived by sons Stephen Head of Virginia Beach, VA and Patrick Head of Hampton, VA, grandchildren Brianna, John, and Brandon, brother, Peter Wood of Annapolis, sister, Harriet Crisp of Chapel Hill, NC, and many nieces and nephews.

Born in Ames, Iowa, she was an army dependent growing up in Columbia, SC, Annapolis, Heidelberg, and Munich, Germany.  She had lived at Some Day Farm in Lothian; graduated from Southern High School and then attended nursing school.  An avid Redskins and NASCAR fan, she was also a volunteer EMT.  Services were private in Hampton, VA.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Class of 1956

   Juliet (Berger) Clark
Born April 3, 1939 and passed away on January 5, 2000 in San Francisco.

Marion "Babe" (Comerford) Spratt
Died in Fall of 1996 of cancer, Glencoe, Alabama.

Joan Fuller
Died March 1998, of a heart attack.

Paul V. MacDonald
Died March 11, 2010 after a long fight with cancer. 

Paul V. Macdonald of Aspen and Falls Church, Va. passed away of natural causes at home with his family in Chantilly, Va. He was 72 years old.

Paul was born on Governor's Island, NY on October 10, 1937 to Colonel and Mrs. Vincent A. Macdonald, USA.

Paul graduated from Heidelberg American School in Heidelberg, Germany in 1956 where he was a four-sport letterman. He attended the University of Colorado on a football scholarship and was employed by the Washington, D.C. Fire Department, retiring in 1981 with the rank of lieutenant. He moved to Aspen in 1985 and was employed by the Aspen Skiing Co. until he retired in 2005. Paul was a member of Aspen Elks Lodge No. 224. He had many friends in Aspen and throughout the world of skiing — most of which he met at his station at the top of the Silver Queen Gondola.

Paul is survived by Shirley, his wife of 55 years, and four children: Paul Jr. and family of Chantilly, Va.; Dyan and family of Alexandria, Va.; John and family of Blacksburg, Va.; and Donna and family of Neive, Italy. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Alan of Virginia Beach, Va., and sister Connie of Germantown, Md.

Paul is remembered by all as a caring and loving person who always put others first in his life.

The family expresses their appreciation for all who have been an important experience or influence in our lives.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley; P.O. Box 3768; Basalt, CO 81621.

Arrangements were handled by Murphy Funeral Home in Falls Church, Va.

Raymond P. Nagy
Ray was born Nov. 2, 1935 and died on Sept. 22, 2002 after a long battle with diabetes.

Ray died on 22 September after a long battle with diabetes. Dialysis was working but then his
heart failed. He died peacefully with his family around him. I'll never hear "Golden Days" or
"I'll Walk With God" without seeing his face and hearing his glorious voice. How grateful I
am to LouCelle Nelson Fertik for arranging that reunion in Feb 99 when we got to sing together
one last time. Via Con Dios, dear friend, Ray. We'll miss you but know we'll hear you in the
angel chorus this Christmas! - from Sylvia Cottingham Smyth

Ray had a beautiful tenor voice, always using it to the glory of God. Whenever Ray and his
wife, Dee, came from Detroit to visit me, he always sang a solo at by church.
- from LouCelle Nelson Fertik - faculty

Class of 1957

Richard Fladeland
Died July 1999, unexpectedly.

William Hoagland
Died 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Attended Heidelberg High School 1952 - 1954.  Graduated University
of Georgia and University of Georgia Law School.  Youth probation officer for Fulton County, Georgia.

Marilee (Knott) Koza
Died September 8, 1998, of lung cancer.  Buried in Arlington National Cemetery with her
husband who preceded her in death.  She graduated from Ball State University and was
employed by the South Bend City School Corporation for 37 years as a psychologist.

Anne (Longley) Meeker
Died in 1996 from cancer of the esophagus.

William B. Murdaugh
19 Mar 1939 - 31 Mar 1990

Susan (Pappas) Young
Susan was born July 9, 1939 and died on Nov. 17, 2002 in Cripple Creek, Colorado.  She
was an outstanding artist, a professional, and a teacher.  She and her husband owned the
Golden Palet Gift Shop in Cripple Creek.

Susan's Obituary:
Susan Joy Young of Cripple Creek, age 63, passed from this life on November 17, 2002.
She was born July 6, 1939 in Denver to Allen and Gladis Pappas.

Susan married R. Clifford Young on September 12, 1959 who survives her.
Also surviving are her mother and two children, Sean Young and Dawn Betz, as
well as three grandchildren, Dominique, Jordan and Alexandria Betz and
a sister, Judy Wiley. She was preceded in death by her father.

Throughout her life, Susan was a devout Christian. She enjoyed synchronized
swimming from her youth until her illness. Susan was also notable as an outstanding
artist, in which she was a professional and a teacher. Since 1983, she and Cliff have
owned and operated the Golden Palet Gift Shop in Cripple Creek.

During her time on this Earth, Susan was an exemplary wife, mother, grandmother
and friend to many. Susan has gone home to her Lord. She will be missed dearly
by all who knew her.

Services will be held at the Rocky Mountain Chapel on Teller County Road 1
at Cripple Creek Mountain Estates on Friday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m.,
with Dr. John Merwin officiating.

Class of 1958

Charles P. Bovet
Charles was born on April 10, 1940 and died on Jan. 13, 2003. 

He died in Queens, New York after a prolonged illness.  He was a seminary graduate
of Nashotah House. He married Susan Louise Fry in 1992, and was a member
of the St. Genesius Guild (drama) at the church. Charles held dual Swiss
and American citizenship. He was a lifelong Episcopalian, a world traveler and
a unique spirit. While Charles and Susan were divorced, she was in touch
with him until the end of his life. She had been visiting him in various hospitals
since the summer of 2000.

Joan Elizabeth Dickson
17 Feb 1940 - 15 Nov 2006

Joan died of colon cancer.  I was saddened to hear of Joan's passing.  Joan was responsible for connecting numerous HAHS alumni.  She mailed out a newsletter for "the early year's" students that was full of Heidelberg memories, updates on alumni, etc.  Joan helped me when I started this web site by letting alumni know about it so that they could contact me if they wanted to be added. - Cindy

Hello All,

I am not sure how many of you all knew Joan Dickson, but she passed away this past week-end. She was the Class of 1958 and the editor of the Heidelberg Newsletter which we all immensely enjoy. Her service
will be held this Thurs. at 1:00, the 30th of Nov. at the St. Georges Episcopal Church, 7010 Glenn Dale Rd., Glenn Dale MD 20769. The telephone # is: 301 262-3285.

Sorry to be the bearer of sad news, but I thought everyone should know about one of our classmates & friend.

Pam Brundage Meek

I did get to Joan's service today and am glad I did. As far as I could tell, I was the only one from HHS there. There may have been others I just didn't recognize - we've all changed over the decades.

What we learn at funerals is lots of good things about a person that no one of us already knows, and today was no exception.

Joan was at peace about her situation, says her rector, a young woman. Joan nearly died in August from chemo or something and had an experience where she truly felt the presence of God and was greatly comforted by that for the rest of her life. She was able to have two good months at home, where she wanted to be, before a rapid decline this past month.

Joan was an extraordinarily active volunteer, especially at her church, but also elsewhere. One woman I met was a fellow NSA retiree but had known Joan not through work but through Meals on Wheels. Joan had also done a newsletter (I think for NSA alums) so our HHS was not her only project along those lines.

The only person I knew at the service was my own rector! I hadn't realized that she had been at St. George's some years ago, and Joan was her church secretary then (later Joan was their bookkeeper too). My rector's partner has been active at St. George's for years and knew Joan well. I told my rector - whose name is also Joan - that our Joan was the heart and soul of the HHS alumni, and she said Joan was the heart and soul of St. George's as well.

Joan's brother was there but in the end I didn't get a chance to meet him. The church was very well filled, mainly with fellow members of St. George's and NSA colleagues. There was a commitment ceremony in the cemetery just outside the church, where her ashes will be buried.

There were at least 10 hymns! In what seems to be the Episcopalian tradition, all verses of each were sung but the music flowed nicely and was not burdensome. We did skip two hymns when communion ran short. An organist, a flutist, and a guitarist played; the rector said the hymns were mainly Irish because Joan loved Irish music so. The instruments were lovely and the singing was healthy. Joan was a singer in the Nonettes in Heidelberg, and it was good to sing for or maybe with her today.

Who will be able to continue Joan's magnificent work keeping all those records and getting out the news? Not I! I couldn't get to all the reunions. Maybe some who have been helping her with recent issues will step in.

Pass the news on as you can.

Love to all, Jan

P. S. How could I forget to mention it? The picture up near the altar of Joan during the service was from an HHS reunion, a cruise on the Dandy here on the Potomac.

Joan's Obituary published in The Washington Post:

On Friday, November 25, 2006, age 66, at her home in Glenn Dale, MD, from colon cancer. She retired in 1995 from the National Security Agency as a member of the Senior Executive Service after 34 years as a Computer Scientist. She is survived by her brother, William, a nephew and a niece.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 30 at 1 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, 7010 Glenn Dale Rd., Glenn Dale, MD 20769. A reception will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the following: Capital Hospice, 9200 Basil Court, Suite 200, Largo, MD 20774, St. George's Episcopal Church, 7010 Glenn Dale Rd., Glenn Dale, MD 20769 or the American Cancer Society.

Veronica A. Geng
Jan. 10, 1941 - Dec. 24, 1997
Died December 1997 from a brain tumor.  Wrote for the New Yorker until 1992.

From Wikipedia:
Veronica Geng (1941 – December 24, 1997) was an American writer.
She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and died in New York City (brain cancer).

She was an influential and acclaimed humorist and editor who typically wrote
short stories and essays, the best of which generated humor that
worked on more than one level.

Her work included satire and parody with allusions to both high
culture and popular culture.

She attended the University of Pennsylvania, and wrote for The New Yorker
from 1976 until 1992 and was an editor for that magazine, where she worked
closely with New Yorker regulars such as Philip Roth and Ian Frazier.
She left because of disagreements with New Yorker editor Tina Brown.

Collections of her writings are published in:

Love Trouble is My Business
Love Trouble
(published posthumously, collects the two previous
books and adds previously uncollected work).

Excerpts from an article "Humor Came Her"
By Jennifer Senior

Geng died on Christmas Eve, 1997, as tough a cancer patient as she was a writer and editor. A onetime boyfriend and longtime confidant, the photographer James Hamilton, organized the memorial at a funeral parlor in Little Italy whose neo-Corleone décor would surely have appealed to Geng's perverse sense of humor. It was attended mostly by New Yorker people and literary celebrities, including Blount, Calvin Trillin, Jamaica Kincaid, and Philip Roth. No one presided. No one knew whether it was appropriate to speak. Some weren't even sure whether Geng would have wanted them there.

Geng began working for The New Yorker in 1976, when the magazine still valiantly published epic monographs about orange crops, and the office still felt like a dysfunctional faculty lounge, with William Shawn as the presiding dean. Writers considered Geng one of the magazine's most skilled and intuitive fiction editors.

But New Yorker readers knew Geng as a writer of arch, onion-layered humor pieces, a genre known internally as "casuals." Geng's were anything but. "They felt as if they were created in a laboratory or an institute for advanced studies," says Kurt Andersen, a current New Yorker writer and former editor-in-chief of Spy (and of this magazine). "They were funny, but they seemed like a mathematical achievement."

"She really embodied this idea of a commitment to a writer," says Andersen. "And God, what any writer wouldn't give for that kind of commitment now.

"She was the conceptual opposite of a stand-up comic," says Marilyn Suzanne Miller, a pioneer writer for Saturday Night Live. "She was a lie-down comic. You had to lie down to read her stuff, because it wasn't short and it wasn't to the point. That was its beauty." And its burden: Geng can be so obscure it sometimes feels as if she's writing not for the reader's amusement but for her own. "Lots of times, what she writes is like a dog whistle," says Blount. "I can't quite hear it. I'm not that good a dog."

At the funeral, Blount read aloud from "Jim Baker's Bluejay Yarn," a Mark Twain story that Geng loved. It's about a blue jay that keeps dropping acorns through a knothole in the roof of an abandoned home -- dropping them, dropping them, not realizing the space below is too cavernous to be fathomed or filled.

At parties, Veronica Geng was the one leaning against the wall, tantalizingly dragging on a cigarette. She kept her friendships discrete, discussed her private life only obliquely, and preferred listening to talking. "I never knew anyone who could be silent in that way," says Frazier, who joined The New Yorker two years before Geng and quit two years after she left. "This stupid thing you just said would be sitting on a dais right in front of you."

Geng was born in Atlanta in 1941, the daughter of a career Army officer in the quartermaster corps. She grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in Philadelphia and survived Catholic school by standing on chairs and entertaining her classmates with impressions of the nuns. Her father moved the family to Germany when she was a teenager, providing his daughter with enough fodder for a lifetime's worth of nutty asides. (Frazier's favorite: "Wiesbaden? Oh, we used to play them in basketball.") Geng moved back to attend the University of Pennsylvania, then headed to New York to be a writer.

These details are just about all anyone knows about Geng's family or early life. She almost never mentioned her mother, who died of breast cancer when Geng was a young woman, and she mentioned her father only occasionally, though enough to convey what a bullying and narrowly rational creature she considered him. She froze out her brother several years before she died. His whereabouts today are unknown.

Geng had one of the most hypnotic personalities in literary New York. To men, she was like catnip: smoky voice, an even smokier erotic imagination, great gams. "She was one of the most feminine women I ever met," says Singer. "In her posture, her figure, her walk . . ." Her walk? "She walked the way a really swishy guy walked," he explains. "It looked good on her."

But Geng was also a woman's woman -- someone who burrowed into her work, kept secrets, shopped with glee, cooked with flair, and tenderly looked after her friends' kids. And as sociable as she was, she sought out and lived an independent literary existence, taking pleasure in her solitude in an almost sensual way. Most of her adult life was spent in the same one-bedroom, rent-controlled apartment on East 64th Street, and it was marked by only one long-term relationship -- with Hamilton, during the mid-eighties. "She was one of the first women I'd ever heard say that she didn't want to get married," says Ruth Adams Bronz, who knew Geng for 34 years. "I think she liked being a mistress."

All of us are defined by our passions. Geng was defined by hers more than most. "When she was interested in something," says Peter Schjeldahl, the art critic for The New Yorker, "she made you feel as if she'd discovered it. She convinced me she'd discovered baseball."

But Geng also wrote brutal rejection letters, periodically accused her charges (Philip Roth included) of being asleep while writing, and once casually dismissed one of Frazier's pieces in a five-word sentence: "I never read Bible parodies." Editors would sooner have had an organ removed than quarrel with her about her manuscripts, and she could be a tyrant even in casual conversation. "Once she cut me dead so conspicuously I couldn't believe it," says Pauline Kael, The New Yorker's longtime movie critic. "We were friends the day before. It was out of the blue. It was . . . personal."

And that's just it: For Geng, almost everything was. Her controlled and porcelain exterior belied an overdelicate person, someone who often and easily felt wronged. "Taste and morality were sort of one thing to her," muses Janet Coleman, the host of "Catradio Café" on WBAI. "What was aesthetically unpleasant was morally repugnant."

Geng and Garrison Keillor had a falling-out over the contents of a humor anthology they were jointly editing. She and Donald Fagen, the lead singer of Steely Dan, had a parting so bitter she changed the voice on her answering machine just to deceive him. She stopped speaking to Hamilton on two occasions and Frazier on at least three. She also abruptly stopped talking to Frazier's wife -- which the couple unfortunately discovered two hours into a five-hour car ride they all took together. "All of Veronica's relationships were like love," muses Hertzberg. "And love is dangerous. Love involves breaking up."

Late in the summer of 1996, Hamilton detected a subtle shift in Geng's behavior. She no longer listened in conversation but talked right over him; soon, she was complaining about crippling headaches. That November, while making a pot of tea, she had the overpowering seizure that would first land her in the hospital.

Since her departure from The New Yorker, Geng had been living on income from freelance assignments and her father's estate. Health insurance, however, was an extravagance Geng believed she didn't need. After she was diagnosed with cancer, her friends had to rally, both emotionally and financially, and many of them did. Philip Roth drummed up more than $20,000. Bronz took Geng into her Berkshires home and cared for her from December right through July.

Geng wasn't an easy patient. Cancer was robbing her of the thing she valued most: her independence. When one medication caused painful hives, she hid them under long sleeves. When Bronz suggested hiring a nurse for her, Geng snapped that she didn't need one.

"She was in denial," says Bronz. "And yet she managed to be quite gallant. She was totally determined to be herself." But Geng continued to deteriorate, and so did her relationship with her caregiver. She became vague, irritable, and monstrously paranoid. In mid-July, she packed up her belongings, called Hamilton, and took off in the dead of night.

When Geng got back to New York, a devoted trio of male friends cared for her most. Roth gave her his writer's studio to live in on the Upper West Side. Hamilton came by every day, and Blount nearly as often. Mimi Kramer, the former New Yorker theater critic, was a regular visitor, too, and found her one of the two gentle, good-humored nurses who would be with Geng around the clock. Until then, Geng had been going through them like popcorn. "A lot of her help went, uh, screaming into the night," remembers Hamilton. Why? Blount explains. "She thought some of the people we hired were really bad conversationalists -- and said really dumb, clichéd things."

In September 1997, Geng was admitted back into the hospital to remove a second tumor. She continued to act unpitifully, though she was in pain, busying herself with supermarket tabloids and (more urgently) cigarettes. "My most extraordinary memory of Veronica," says Miller, "was her, half paralyzed, on the steps of Sloan-Kettering, lying on a gurney as if it were a beach chair, smoking with whichever hand worked." She also remembers Philip Roth sitting at the edge of Geng's bed, gingerly trying to feed her.

Geng's condition never improved. Hamilton moved her into the Helmsley Medical Tower, where for several weeks she slipped in and out of consciousness before disappearing into a coma. Friends came by to hold her, to read to her, and to talk to her, even though she could only respond with a faint smile or a tight squeeze of the hand.

There was a great Geng moment at Greenwood Cemetery. Guards detained mourners for about twenty minutes at the gate because of some misunderstanding involving a credit card. Hamilton had to stand outside and negotiate while the others sat in their hired Town Cars. Roth amused his compatriots by scanning headstones for Jewish names.

It was a damp, shivery December day, and the graveside service was as strained and improvisational as the service back at the Little Italy funeral home. A fact checker from The New Yorker recited a prayer in Hebrew, even though Geng was Catholic; Kincaid read something aloud, though she now can't remember what it was. When it was all over, people threw flowers into the grave.

Then everyone just stood around, whispering, crying, wondering what should happen next. Roth, with his instinct for solemn and imperfect endings, was the one who finally provided the cue. He simply turned on his heel and walked away.

Alice (Rorabaugh) Morris
Alice was born on July 23, 1940 and died June 12, 2002.  She was born in Manila,
Philippines. She was at her parents' home when she decided to take a bath;
had a seizure, and drowned.

She is survived by her husband (Frank), her parents, two brothers,
two step-sons, three step-daughters, nine grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

James Sloat

William "Bill" Wanner
Feb. 15, 1941 - Nov. 18, 2003

Bill died suddenly of COPD in Phoenix, AZ.

Bill's Obituary, published in the Colorado Springs Gazette:

February 15, 1941 - November 18, 2003

The eldest son in a military family, Bill spent his early years traveling abroad
as an "Army Brat". He spent six years in the Air Force as an NCO after completing
high school in Heidelberg, Germany. His civilian career began with Univac and RCA
before joining Digital Equipment Corporation as a Quality Engineer.

He received his BA of Science in Business Management, MS and Organizational
Leadership. Cumma Laude. Bill's passions included World War II history, firearms,
modified street cars and Colorado off- roading in his blazer.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, LTC W.S. and Erma Grace Wanner;
his wife Roswitha Wanner.

He is survived by four children- Kirsten Pulmonary, Jason Wanner, David W. Paris,
Adrianne Davis; three siblings-Terry S. Wanner of Maryland, Leslie M. Pantera
of Colorado, and Richard E. Wanner of Arizona; and six grandchildren. He leaves
behind his beloved Judy Clayman Mitchell.

He will be loved, missed and remembered by his friends and family.

He did it his way!

Class of 1959

Alvin Butler
Alvin Passed away 15 January 2001.  He was a native of Greenwood, SC and had retired
as a construction welder.  He is survived by his wife, one son, one daughter, and his two
brothers (who also attended HHS, John and Gerald Holsonback); and 4 grandchildren. 

Alvin Butler, 61, formerly of Augusta, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001.

Born in Greenwood, he was a son of Frances Butler Ellis of Augusta. Graduate: Academy of Richmond County. Former football player: University of Georgia. Retired: Construction welder. Member: Hill Baptist Church of Augusta.

Survivors: Wife, Shari Jones Butler; a son, Rhett Butler of Bogart, Ga.; a daughter, Amber Hurly of Acworth, Ga.; brothers, Gerald B. Holsonback of Swainsboro, Ga., and John K. Holsonback of Aspen, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta. ? Poteet Funeral Home.

Published in The Greenville News: 01-16-2001

Tony Cole
Died in 1995 after an extended illness.

Mary (Field) Banks
September 18, 1941 - March 28, 2005

She lost a valiant battle with cancer.
She was able to see her grandchildren before she died and that brought her comfort.

Ajuan Rhodes
Died during either her Junior or Senior year while playing basketball at her school in the
"The picture of Ajuan (click on her name to view) was taken in the Wackelburg on June 1st at 2:30 a.m. after the Jr.-Sr. Prom.  Ajuan was my date.  Ajuan had a cerebral Hemorrhage while playing basketball at her High School in Texas.  She was a very wonderful girl and I know she is missed by everyone that knew her." - Clarence "Bud" Van Dyne


This page is a memorial to all of our fellow alumni and faculty who have passed on from our lives.  All of those named below leave families that will forever miss them, their voices, their presence and treasure the memories that they have.  There is never enough time to say what we need to say and never enough time to do what we need to do.  Rest in Peace.

Please e-mail me with any additions or corrections.  If you have  pictures of a classmate who has died, or memories you'd like to share, please feel free to send them to me and I will add them to the site.  If a name is underlined, click on the name to view photos or other information.

Unfortunately, the memorial page has gotten too long, so I had to divide it up into three pages.  The Classes of 1947-1959 are on this page.  The Classes of 1960-1979 are on page two.  The Faculty and Classes of 1980-2005 are on page three.

Click on the following links to go to the other memorial pages:

Memorial Page for the Classes of 1960-1979

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