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After a long fight Joanne Day Orr succumbed to her cancer on October 19, 2017. Her obituary has been added to her individual page, q.v. here.

The 60th Anniversary reunion was held in Columbus at the Hilton Garden Inn on Olentangy Blvd. on August 5. It was very enjoyable as usual, including, of course, the traditional entertainment of Tony Mesi's monologue. In addition to the regular reunion attendees, Steve Raitch added his presence to the group. Don & Mardelle Miller Grimm were present part time, but missed the group photography, q.v. here.

Some positive news for a change - Eloise Erk Coburn, who lost her husband of fifty-some years, a few years ago has found a new mate. She and Leo Myers were married last December and will be living in Ocala, Florida.

Sharon McCloskey Hahn passed away October 20, 2014. Her obituary was published in the Tampa Bay Times and is reproduced on her roster page.

Yet another passing: Roger Marks in mid-August, 2013. A memorial service will be held at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville, on Saturday, September 21 at 10:00AM. Obituary is on his Roster page.

Roster page bug of Labor Day weekend has been fixed.

Todd Hovermale has contributed some reminiscences regarding the GHHS class of '57 U.S.Army service. See them as a caption to the "Eight G.I.'s" photo here.

Bill Ramaley passed away June 9, 2013. Bill lived a full and productive life. See his obituary on his page.

Carolyn Rudy Jensen passed away the evening of February 25, 2013. She had been diagnosed with an agressive cancer only a few weeks ago and was in hospice care at her home. There will be a memorial service March 16 at First Community Church.

We believe that Terry Haggerty passed away May 21, 2011, in Joliet, Illinois. The evidence is only from internet searches. The Terry G. Haggerty of the particular record discovered was born June 17, 1939 in Ohio. If anyone can add to this, affirmatively or negatively, please do so.

Diane Parker Gorey passed away March 29, 2012. Her obituary is on her roster page.

Don Grimm and Mardelle Miller Grimm have moved from Chillicothe, Ohio to Sequim, Washington. See photos from their farewell party at MCL in October, 2011. Read about their moving experience here.

Mick Moore died on July 3, 2011 after a stroke a few days earlier.
His memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m., at the Norville Mortuary in Flagstaff.
See the obituary reproduced on his page.

Dole Baker died suddenly on May 1, 2011. An obituary is reproduced on his page.

What better time than Valentine's Day to announce that (fanfare):
Larry Crossley and Judy Turner are uniting in marriage. The ceremony will take place on April 9, 2011 at the couple's church in Summerville, South Carolina, attended by a small party of relatives and friends. After a cruise to the Bahamas, the happy couple will reside in Summerville. See Larry's personal page under the roster menu for more details.
I'm sure you join us in wishing all the very best to Judy and Larry.

Carolyn Rudy Jensen and Bill Ramaley have updated their respective pages with interesting tidbits here at the end of the year 2010.

Dan Denney died as the result of an automobile accident in the pre-dawn hours of July 5, 2010. See the obituary on his page.

In their February, 2010 edition, the community newspaper This Week in Grandview, ran a picture of Jean McQuilkin and Mick Moore crowned Queen & King at the annual L.A.L. Sorority Valentines' dance. We can't recall if the dance was held at the high school gymnasium or St. Christopher's Church or elsewhere, but you'll agree they are a handsome couple. The photo was probably originally printed in the February '57 Tri-Village News, and is now apparently in the archives of the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society.

Todd Hovermale has added some items of historical and amusing interest to his page. Don't miss it.

The gathering at Wyman Woods was attended by many classmates of '57 and other years as well. In spite of the equatorial-jungle-heat-until-the-rain-shower we all had a good time. See the photos (from the Orr family camera) from the link on the home page.

A gathering is scheduled at Wyman/Grandview Woods on June 25, 2009. All classmates and guests are invited.

We have reserved the Shelter House from 4:00 p.m. until park closure at 10:00 p.m. It is equipped with picnic tables. If you need a soft/comfortable chair bring it.

Soft drinks and light snacks will be provided by your hosts. (Alcohol & tobacco verboten by Grandview Parks & Recreation Department.)

Around 6:30 we'll have an evening meal. Plans are to order pizza or other fast food from one or more of the nearby joints, preferably ones that deliver. We will have menus available at the park --OR -- you can bring your own picnic and/or something to share with others.

It's to be very casual, no planned activities. The emphasis is on comradeship and good cheer.

See new page sharing classmates 70th birthday celebrations.

Drexel Grandview theater gets new life in 2009. See website.

From GHHS57 reporter, Tony Mesi:
Saturday morning [Jan. 17, 2009] Grandview area lost the Kingswood Building to fire. If you recall the original location of the Post Office and stretching north to Smurr's Jewelers on the east side of Grandview Ave and north of Third Ave. About 11:00 we witnessed flames leaping thirty feet above the roof line and dense smoke that could be seen for miles. The three alarm fire was fought by several fire departments but because of the type of construction with the open attic, the flames spread quickly. Temperature in the teens formed an empty shell of a building frozen in ice. Monday morning they are saying three million dollars in damages and some two dozen businesses destroyed. The Z Restaurant (Old Post Office) may have been saved.
See Joe Wagenhals' pictures of the fire.

The Grandview theater has closed its doors. Read the article from the Tri-Village News.

Susie Williams Stevens has found a box of old photos in her attic. In the browse photos link, see pre high school/Girl Scout Cooking School and high school era/Susan Williams Collection.

Read all about Ron Capuano and Alfred's Barber Shop in the Sept 2008 issue of Upper Arlington Magazine and on his page.

A few more 50th anniversary reunion booklets are available for sale. Contact a reunion committee member to get one for $15 which includes shipping and handling.

Jean LaMacchia passed away Friday, August 30, 2008. See the obituary on her page.

Norbert Cassady passed away Friday, July 11, 2008. See the obituary on his page.

Mary Kay Laugherty Henricks passed away May 18, 2008. See the obituary on her page.

Wally McIntyre passed away May 15, 2008. See his obituary on his page.

Delores Biemesderfer passed away May 11, 2008. See the obituary on her page.

Carolyn Rudy Jensen has found a website that includes many complete Highlanders.

Jim Shough has prepared a great page on the subject of The Interludes.

Joyce Herriott Delaney passed away December 8, 2007. See the obituary on her page.

Bill Morrison passed away Novenmber 18, 2007. See the obituary on his page.

More candids from the reunion weeekend posted.

Note Lowell Clark's misadventure as reported in the local newspaper.

Reunion candids from 1987, 1982, and 1977 now posted. Please send in any candids from any reunion you find in the old shoebox in the closet.

Fiftieth Reunion activities were well attended and enjoyed by all. Candid snapshots are being posted as received. See group photo Some classmates could not attend because of ill health. See Bill Morrison's letter on his page.

Eyeglasses left at Jensen's. Call or email Marty Grimm.

See new photos of Grandview, Then & Now

See story of (in)famous "car-in-the-study-hall" incident.

Enjoy reminiscing? Check out U.S. News.

Sad news. Marcia Hull Cappocia passed away July 20, 2007.

The reunion schedule and a list of Grandview area restaurants have been published. See fiftieth.

More bio's are being updated. Check the roster page for blue-colored names.

Bob Fuller has been found alive and well in Carlsbad, California.

A couple of very fetching group pictures have been posted: Bathing Beauties - 1956 and Eight GI's - 1957.

Lost contacts have been given their own page.

Important Hotel information is available here.

Bio's are pouring in! See pages of Susie Williams Stevens and Judy Turner Palmer.

Disregard typo in recent Spring 2007 Alumni Newsletter which puts reunion dinner on Friday night. It is still planned for Saturday evening, October 13.

Carolyn Rudy Jensen has contributed anecdotes, observations, and reflections on both her current life and childhood.

Roger Marks has contributed a few gorgeous photos for his page and is the source of the Bill Morrow story.

Judy Turner Palmer has contributed a special plea on her page.

Galen Gonser has stepped forward with a wonderful autobiographical contribution. Don't miss it! Here's hoping this inspires more of you to contribute.

Enjoy new Fiftieth Reunion page. Meeting minutes have been moved to a link from there. Don't overlook the reunion song authored by Carolyn Rudy Jensen.

Enjoy redesigned Memorabilia page and its links.

Roger Hoover passed away Jan. 10 at Mt. Carmel hospital. See his bio page for obituary.

Hope you like the new format and capabilities. Some senior portraits are of inferior quality because they had to be scanned from the Highlander. Scanning from original photographs produces a much better image. Such image contributions will be appreciated.

If you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser or the Netscape Navigator browser, you may see some infelicities. Your webmasters apologize. We are pedalling as fast as we can.

Please report bugs or complaints of any kind.

Dynamic Roster Page is now in operation. Names in underlined blue have changed since you last saw them (or you have cookies turned off). Names in underlined pink have not. The first version had a memory of only one day. New version has 6 months.