Mt. Lebanon High School Class of 1962 In Memoriam

  "I sought my soul,
     But my soul I could not see.
  I sought my God,
     But my God eluded me.
  I sought my brother,
     And I found all three."
 
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Jane Flemm (Anderson)

March 8th, 1944 - February 7th, 2009


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From Tom Doorley on January 31st, 2012
Jane,
I arrived on the scene in 1958, unknown and alone. You touched me then and helped me find my way into what became a wonderful experience. It is  a dear and caring person you were. You live on...
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on July 29th, 2012
 
 
Jane Flemm Altman Anderson  
 ANDERSON Jane Flemm Altman Anderson lost her thirteen year battle with metastasized breast cancer on February 7, 2009 at the Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick, Wash. Jane was born in Drexel Hill near Philadelphia, Pa. on March 8, 1944. She grew up in Mt. Lebanon near Pittsburgh, Pa. and lived most of her adult life in Columbus, Oh. She moved to Richland, Wash. in 1999. She valued her family and friends. She nurtured and enjoyed her friendships and put her energy into maintaining them. Her family and friends will miss her smile, her conversation, and her love. Jane had a 41-year career as a registered nurse, primarily in obstetrics, before she retired in 2006. She graduated from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh in 1965, and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1969. She earned a Master of Science in nursing from The Ohio State University in 1981. Jane developed a Lamaze birth techniques course for mothers to be, and taught it with her team of nurses in the Columbus, Oh. area for more than a decade. Jane completed her career working in the Pre Admission Services Unit at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, Wash. starting in 2001. She championed rights for personal decisions about life from its inception to its end. Jane exhibited great skill and thoroughness as a nurse. She had compassion and caring for all of those in her care over the years. She is survived by Frank, her husband for the past ten years; her sons, Gregory and Adam Altman; her brother, Paul Flemm and his wife, Vicki; her step-son, Jim Anderson and his wife, Traci; and daughters, Greta and Emily; and her step-son, Brendan Anderson. A celebration of her life will be held at the Community Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasco, Wash. within the next few months. Notice of this service will be provided at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of Jane to The Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick, Wash. Visit www.HillcrestMemorialCenter.com to sign the online guestbook.
 
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on 2/12/2009
 
 
 

Geary Andrews

January 15th, 1944 - December 11th, 2008


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From Pat Andrews on August 20th, 2012
 
Geary and I were married 29 December 2001 in Aldie, Virginia. It was a second and wonderful marriage for each of us. Geary passed away 11 December 2008, less than 2 and a half months after being diagnosed with malignant melanoma.
 
Geary was a truly special man in every sense of the word. About a year before his death, we shared a weekend in Washington State with his longtime friend, Tony Davia. Geary lived life to the fullest and touched the lives of those who knew him.
 
 
 

Mary Jo Button (Ard)

February 14th, 1944 - July 22nd, 2010


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From Sandy Blumfeldt on June 14th, 2012
Mary Jo,
 You were the nicest gal. So smart and kind. Your mom taught us sewing at school. {Mrs. Button :o] }
When I moved to a house near you I was invited to walk to school with you and your friends.  I so appreciated that.
I'm so happy to have known you Mary Jo!
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 25th, 2012
 
Mary Jo Button Ard, wife of Dr. F. Michael Ard, mother of Dr. Michael Colin Ard and Cameron Carroll Ard died onThursday July 22,2010 in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Medical Center Hospice following a lengthy battle  with breast cancer.
Mary Jo was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 12,1944  to Carroll Clarence Button and
Marjorie Eult Button. She was raised in Mt.Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Mary Jo earned a BME degree from Indiana University (1966), a Music Therapy degree from the University  of Kansas (1970)  and a M.S. degree in Special Education from Baylor University (1976). She was a Board Certified Music Therapist with the National Association for Music Therapy, Inc. On August 9, 1969 she married F. Michael Ard in Waco,Texas where her husband had accepted a teaching position in the Piano Department of Baylor University. They would remain in Waco while raising their two sons, Cameron and Colin, both  of whom reside in San Diego, California. Colin works in statistics and data management as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurosciences of the University of California San Diego. Cameron is preparing  to enter Engineering School.
Following an adjunct teaching position in the Baylor University Music Education Department,
Mary Jo accepted an appointment as Music Therapy Coordinator for the Waco Independent School District -a position she held with distinction for twenty five years. For her work, she was recognized as Outstanding School Coordinator for 1991-92. In 1995, she was able to secure a Clinical Training Site for Music Therapy Interns at WISD after her proposal was approved by the National Association for Music Therapy, Inc. She held her position  until January 2001 when she and her husband retired from their respective jobs and moved to Tucson, Arizona, a city they had grown to love years earlier while her husband pursued a DMA inpiano at the University of Arizona. _
From January, 2001 until a short time before her death she continued her work as a Music
Therapist with the State of Arizona and as an independent contractor.
The commitment  most dear to her for the past eleven years was her tireless dedication to ending the persecution by the government of China of the spiritual cultivation practice, Falun Gong (also know as Falun Dafa). Her efforts on behalf of fellow practitioners, who follow the principles ofTruthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, took her throughout the country to centers of state and national government  where she presented the dilemma engulfing a peaceful meditation practice and raising awareness in this country of the little known or understood persecution.
To quote the mother of one of the children with whom she worked as a music therapist, "Your pervasive generosity and genuine compassion toward others, particularly  those who are unjustly  marginalized and deprived of basic human dignity, have been nothing short of an inspiration to me.•
This is the story of a beautiful human being. She will be missed by all who knew her presence.
 
 

Mary Beth Anderson (Baxter)

November 17th, 1943 - June 15th, 2011


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From susan Schindler on February 14th, 2012
Mary Beth was truly an original. Great artist, hilarious jokster and a wonderful friend.Every teenage girl needs a Mary Beth!!
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 25th, 2012
Mary Beth Baxter
Mary Beth (Anderson Baxter,67,died at Cape Cod Hospital after complications recovering from heart surgery on June 15, 2011. Mary Beth was born in Buffalo, New York on November 17, 1943 to Benjamin H. and Martha J. Anderson and grew up in Syracuse, NY, Youngstown, OH, and Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Mt.
Lebanon High School in 1962 and in art education in 1966. She married Donald W.Baxter in 1966 and raised her family in Northville, MI. Mary Beth was rarely without art supplies in her hands. She
became an early American folk artist as an extension of her love of early American country life. She collected antique baskets, quilts, early American pottery and colonial furniture. She used these themes in her artwork.
Mary Beths artwork and style became known throughout the country. Mary Beth was an active member in PEO, chapter EA, Questers, No. VI, Suburban Junior Womens Club, Alpha Xi Delta and Hospice volunteer. She loved playing bridge,
gin rummy and dominos with her grandchildren. Mary Beth took great pleasure in life and loved musicals, antiquing, travel, talking to and learning about people, decorating her gift shop, gardening, lobster and living near the sea. One of Mary Beths greatest strengths was her entrepreneurial spirit. While raising her family in Michigan, Mary Beth began her own home-based business, Walnut Hill Crafts where she had a devoted following. Mary Beth sold her artwork by traveling around the country to primitive art shows. Mary Beth bravely took a great risk leaving Michigan and fulfilled her lifelong dream of moving to New England and settling in her paradise, Cape Cod. In 1991, she opened her first gift shop in Brewster called Mary Beths. Everyday she painted at her easel looking out her window at an abandoned early American building. In 1994, an opportunity arose to purchase the building which had a long history with the Mayflower Hopkins family. She realized the new gift shop should be named the Hopkins House. Her daughter, Heather completed her baking degree and started the bakery in a building attached to the gift shop in 1995 followed by her daughter, Amy opening a garden antique shop. Mary Beths artistic eye and decorating sense transformed the Hopkins House Gift Shop, Bakery, and gardens into the Cape Cod destination it is today The greatest loves and joys of her life were her children and grandchildren. Mary Beth was a beautiful, caring, loving and generous human being. She enjoyed life to the fullest
and was always interested in others. Mary Beth shared herself through her inexhaustible empathy, sympathy, a listening ear and her warm enveloping embrace. Mary Beths customers became her friends and they all have warm memories of her sitting in the comer of the bakery folding boxesor painting on her canvases. She greeted everyone with a warm smile and a hello. She touched thousands of lives with her warm sunny disposition and her generous nature. Mary Beth performed many selfless acts of kindness with her concern for others and diligently provided encouragement through letters and phone calls to countless family and friends. She is survived by her three sisters, Janice Gay Mcindoe of Wyckoff, NJ, Lynette Sell of Pittsburgh, PA,and Martha Currie of Doylestown, PA, her two daughters, Heather Baxter and Amy Reiber and her husband Tom Reiber. She is also survived by her grandchildren Katherine Reiber, Molly Reiber and Benjamin Reiber and many nieces and nephews. Thank you Mom for your boundless love, support, laughter and joy. Thank you Mom for your creativity and love of gardens. Thank you Gam for your fun nature and your ability to care and laugh. Thank you Gam for listening and caring, teaching us how to paint, playing games and watching movies with us.Thank you mother for your shining light that illuminated the world around you, filled with love, kindness, caring, joy,friendship and your beautiful laughter. You will be missed each and every moment of everyday, but we are all better for knowing and loving you. A memorial service will be held September 24,2011. The time and location will be posted at the Hopkins House at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation
        1701 North BeauregardStreet, Alexandria, VA 22311.
 

Bill Beck

October 10th, 1942 - March 7th, 2007


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From "George" Beck on January 31st, 2012
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Bill loved the class of 62!  He loved you all.   It's hard to believe its been 5years (on March 7th) that Billy has been gone. 

He would tell you to toast a scotch to him, and dance like you mean it!  Life is short, ...live love!

 
From Rick Toucey on February 17th, 2012
Image Bill Beck, my dearest friend from first grade on. Bill taught me how to do the butterfly and his brother got me playing the guitar.  Our families were like one and we shared the same maid Laura who kept us straight when we were young.
South Hills CC as kids all summer in the pool to sailing with Bill in the Chessie and in the Windward Islands....to playing golf the last few years in Naples and Boca.
I will never forget him and miss him all the time.....so fond many memories.  George, I will be hoisting a scotch for him on the 7th of March and will call his brother Dick too. 
God Bless Bill Beck.....never angry, never a bad day and never said a bad thing about anyone.  Wish we all could be more like Bill Beck.
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 27th, 2012

 

  

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             William W. Beck

Passed away peacefully on March 7, 2007 at the age of 64.He leaves behind a large, loving family, which extends to almost everyone that ever knew him. Bill was born in Pittsburgh on October 10, 1942, the youngest son of Robert A and Katherine W. Beck.He grew up in Mt. Lebanon and graduated from Mt.Lebanon High School. Following college, Bill began his working career with H.K. Porter Co. in Pittsburgh. That had not gone far when Uncle Sam called him to serve his country. Having completed Army basic and advanced infantry training, Bill secured an appointment to Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA He earned his commission and served his country until 1967.It was during this period that he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Helen Wilson, nicknamed "George" of Mt. Lebanon. Together they produced two sons, Christopher, of Lake Tahoe, California and Bryan, of Mt.Lebanon,PA Chris and his wife,Christy, are the parents of two daughters, Kyiee and Maci, who captivated their grandfather from the moment they were born. Bryan and his wife, Adrian, are the parents of a daughter, Bailey and a son, Emerson, whom he doted on daily as they were not only his grandchildren but neighbors as well. Following his military service, Bill joined the John G.Beck Agency, Inc., an insurance brokerage firm founded by his grandfather, John G. He went to work with his father, Robert, his brother, Richard and several other partners in what was a highly successful and respected agency providing insurance  and bonding services to the construction industry in western Pennsylvania. In later years

the agency was acquired by a larger brokerage firm, which then merged with even larger firms. Bill rose to become President of the succeeding firm, Willis Corroon Corporation, now trading simply as Willis.During his career Bill served both the insurance and construction communities with committed devotion. Over the years he served on countless  committees  and boards , representing both insurance and construction interests at the local, state and national levels. He was considered a true "professional" in the field of casualty insurance as it relates to construction. Whether it was his family, his four grandchildren, his professional colleagues, his sailing "mates," his golfing pals or his clients, Bill was a devoted friend. He was always available and always ready to help. On long distance sailing adventures, Bill would always stand the worst watches so others could get more rest. He had a big heart and a bigger smile. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.There will be a Celebration of Life service on Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 3:00pm in Sunset Hills United Presbyterian Church. 900 Country Club Drive, Mt.Lebanon, PA Burial will be &

 

Jay Berg

October 1st, 1944 - -


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From Tom Doorley on January 31st, 2012
Ay The Jay Berg, my friend. One of the first of us to move on. You were surprisingly tender for a "wrassler". We have and use still that green all-purpose pan you gave us for our wedding. Each time we use we say...aww Jay we miss you guy.
Tom Doorley

 

Kathy Bingham

May 8th, 1944 - April 9th, 2007


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From Jean Small on June 11th, 2012
 I remember how you always were dancing as if it was just a natural part of your being.  Rest in peace.
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on September 6th, 2012

KATHRYN ROBY BINGHAM

May 8,1944- April 9,2007

 

"She  had  everything  but  years" shared  one  friend  on  learning  of  the  Easter

Sunday  death of Kathryn  Roby  Bingham of Norfolk,  Virginia.    Known as  "The Book

Lady of Ghent," Ms. Bingham is survived by her son, J. Littleton Glover Ill of  London,  United  Kingdom;  daughter  and  son-in-law, Mr.  and  Mrs. Andrew Kreeger  Ulsh  (Bingham)  and  their  son  "Drew"  of  Newnan,  GA;  her  golden retriever companion "Lily''; niece Christine Van de Mark and nephews John and Michael Mitchell.

 

Choosing  a career  move to Virginia,  she chose  Norfolk,  living a stone's  throw from the birthplace of her beloved father, Christopher Frank Bingham.

 

A loyal aficionado of the fiber arts,   Kathryn could  make  or  do  anything with  a piece of cloth.  Her keen interest in the arts drew her to pursue programs at the Chrysler  Museum,   where   she  assumed   various   volunteer  and  professional positions,  as  well  as the Moses-Meyers  Museum  House  in historic  downtown Norfolk.   Many  a  visitor remarked,  "we  could  always rely  on  Kathryn  to do  a stunning flower design in the entryway."

 

Her  knitting  friends  added,  "The  walls  of the home  she  cherished  serve  as  a backdrop  for a  treasure  trove  of  artistry she  produced over  several  decades. We'll miss  her  style, her  robust  sense  of humor  at our shows  and what  about those  great  treats  she  could  whip  up  on  cue?  Rachel   Ray  had  nothing on Kathryn!"

 

Christened  in  the  Episcopal   Diocese   of  Pittsburgh,  PA,  Kathryn  began  her lifelong faith  journey  with  a  loving  God.     Throughout  her  life,  all  recall her overwhelming  compassion for those less fortunate, with a focus on children. "She didn't just talk the talk but walked the walk.  When you needed it, Kathryn would give you the shirt off her back or the homemade  soup in her kitchen."   Many a congregant  at  Christ  St.  Luke's  Episcopal  Church  rave  about  the  homemade treats she has shared over the years after the services.

 

Kathryn graduated high school as a National Merit Scholar.   After receiving  her B.A. in 1966 from Sweet Briar College, she pursued an M.A. in social work at the University     of    Virginia.          She     married J.    Littleton     Glover     Jr., father of Littleton & Bingham, on June 9, 1967 at Grace Episcopal Church of Cismont, VA.

 

The  young couple  moved  to Newnan,  Georgia.   Kathryn's  career  with  children began  as an elementary  teacher at Western  School as the first grade  teacher and she continued in this same position at The Heritage School thereafter.   She later finalized her earlier graduate work at the University of Virginia by enrolling at Smith  College,  earning her  Master's  in  Social  Work  (MSW)  qualifying  as  a Clinical Social Worker, licensed by the Commonwealth  of Virginia.   Additionally, she       did       post-graduate       work       in       play       therapy       with children. Her field placement affiliated with the

 

David Brearley

July 20th, 1944 - December 18th, 2010


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 27th, 2012

DAVID GUY BREARLEY

David Guy Brearley, 66, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. David was an avid automobile fan, and enjoyed model cars. He was preceded in death by his son, David Matthew Brearley. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Heather Brearley (John Bienkowski), his sisters Patricia Lehr and Shari Goodwin; and his two grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 at the 2201 Dr. MLK St. N location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Strays. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook @ McQueen Funeral Home N.E. St. Petersburg Chapel (727) 822-2059

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on December 29, 2010

 

Bob Burdick

March 24th, 1944 - January 25th, 1993


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From Frank Concilus on February 19th, 2012
Bob was my neighbor when I lived in Sunset Hills. He was a tall, funny, wacky guy. We'd go to Pitt or Steeler football games and he'd smack his hand on one of the steel girders and fall to his knees holding his head, eliciting cries and looks of concern from passing fans. Bob became a psychologist and I talked with him at the first reunion I attended (the 30th?). He told me he had had brain cancer but was hoping to be around for the next reunion. He wasn't...
 
From Sue Burdick on September 17th, 2012
Bob was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Polycystic Kidney disease.  He fought tough but lost the battle on January 25, 1993.

Your smile, your warmth, your wit, your funny stories are sadly missed.  We shared many adventures and amazing times all teaching life lessons.  Though your time with us was brief there is gratitude for the time we had.  You touched the lives of many who became better for knowing you.  A life well lived will never be forgotten.  Lovingly submitted...                                        

                                                    Bob's wife, Sue Burdick
 
From Kathie (Williams) Miller on October 11th, 2012
I met Bob in 9th grade and he was the life of the party.  His antics cheered our classes but didn't upstage the teacher.  I will never forget his "WRAP" that he spread with glee.  His friendship, his outgoing personality, his smile will always be remembered.  God keep you Bob and we'll send prayers your way.
 

J. Craig Cameron

January 1st, 1944 - October 12th, 2013

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From lex gray on November 17th, 2013
Craig lived down the street from me. Arrowwood Dr. He would pick me up and take me to school in his 55 or 56 Buick. Craig would prepare to take off once i was in the car. That procedure included reving the engine with the shift in neutral and then ripping it into gear. It produced a great patch out which he loved. You could see it in his eyes. He loved cars. We had to field a home room basketball team and i told Craig he would be a big part of our potential success. Craig said i don't play basketball and i told him he would have only one job, big man under the basket. He said fine. Our homeroom dominated inter-mural basketball in 1960 and in 1962. He was without a doubt a big part of our winning. Craig only knew when he saw the ball he got it. Then he passed it back out to whomever at warp speed. I told him slow down on the kick out. He said i only know one way. Craig was a really good guy and as George and Cliff know we talked about what happened in 10th grade when we won our fifst championship. Every one is trying to remember how we won. Leave it at this, without Craig we would have lost. Great Guy.
 
From George Watt on October 14th, 2013
I knew Craig well in our early years as he and I were in the same homeroom, Miss Sneary's 7s for 4 years.  We played on our homeroom basketball team together and Craig was one of the "big guys" underneath who literally crashed the boards and everyone else in the way to get rebounds.  In homeroom he mostly flew under the radar relative to contributing to Miss Sneary's daily discipline challenges as they were dominated by other homeroom mates.  However, Craig was never shy about throwing a little gasoline on the fire once it started.  I also remember he and Bob Chilcoat made a spoof of a silent movie for our senior talent show.  When we learned that we were both going to Grove City College, we decided to room together and did so for the first 2 years - until I transferred.  Grove City, in it's infinite orderly wisdom, thought it made sense to house all the freshmen men in the same hall, which was somewhat isolated from the main campus.  Although I would not classify Craig as a ringleader, in our quad room with Stu, Whit and I, his H.S. apprenticeship with gasoline and fire, in support of Miss Sneary's greatest challenges, served him well in college as Craig was an eager participant in regular hall shaving cream and water balloon fights.  And, he soon graduated to more sophisticated hijinks like the time we and a few of the other hall "leaders" had just enough of one of the freshman problem children and with Craig's help, rolled him up in a rug and taped it closed, just before dinner, and left him there until the dining hall closed, or, the time Craig, who always loved cars, neutralized a couple of the cylinders on Bruce's (our RA) ancient 6 cylinder Plymouth before Bruce took off on the weekend to visit his girlfriend in Meadville and caused the car to sputter, lurch and jolt all the way to Meadville and back, or, the best one was when we decided to convert Bruce's room to a small zoo and Craig was the key figure in momentarily putting his foot in Bruce's door, and quickly unlocking and closing it as Bruce tried to pull it closed as he raced out of his room Easter weekend to drive to Meadville.  After Bruce left, Craig helped stock the room with chicks and ducks with plenty of water and feed to last the weekend until Bruce returned to find his new friends had made themselves at home in his room for a few days.  Best part was Bruce never found out who did it so we didn't have to clean the disastrous room - a major "clean" getaway!  Between good deeds, Craig and I spent time pining to each other over special girlfriends lost, falling to sleep to Johnny Mathis records and me acting as a sounding board for his jokes for his standup comedy routine (his secret passion).  His favorite one, with an accent that would make Sylvester Stallone proud, was when he played a punch drunk boxer and said, "ah was a fightuh once and one night ah climb inta da ring an took off mah robe an realize ah forgot mah trunks - dat was da night ah fought Max Baer!"  In the summers we cut lawns and painted house numbers on curbs to earn a few bucks.  After I transferred we lost contact with each other except at H.S. reunions and then communicated from time to time on the e-mail network.  I understand he had a successful career with Ford where he had a chance to put his love for cars to work.  He was a great and fun loving guy and will be missed by all who knew him.
 
From Bob Chilcoat on October 14th, 2013

George,

 

Thanks for posting the remembrance.  Carol called me yesterday to let me know of Craig’s passing.  Very sad. 

 

Craig was an absolute original.  His dad had been a professional toastmaster and, as a result, Craig was the only person I knew who owned a shocking pink, high quality tuxedo.  Craig, Dave Manoogian, Nick Mager and I were the unholy quartet in the Beverly Heights UP Church youth group, and the tuxedo got some use several times in the various skits we put together for youth nights, summer camps, etc.  I can’t believe that Dave and Craig are now both gone. 

 

The film the four of us put together (The Sculptor’s Daughter, or A Day in the Life of a Chiseler) was originally for the BHUP youth group, but we had it blown up to 16mm so that it could be projected in the Mt. Lebo auditorium for the Senior Variety Show.   Craig wrote the lion's share of the script with me, and played the part of Little Nell Burnit, daughter of Dad Burnit, in a dress with a mop on his head as a wig (Little Nell, right!).  When we were filming the scene where Black Jack O'Diamonds (Manoogian) ties Little Nell to the railroad tracks (film location was the Castle Shannon streetcar tracks), Craig was all tied down on the tracks when the streetcar decided to come along.  We had to scramble to get him off the tracks! 

 

Craig and I were crazy about cars (so was Manoogian, but that’s another story).  One memorable (read stupid) stunt one afternoon was a backwards drag race down Crestvue Manor Drive from Beverly Heights to my house with each of us sitting on the driver’s window sills of our respective cars, racing in reverse.  Someone else must have been in each car working the accelerators and brakes, but I can’t remember that detail.  I do remember that one of the fathers on our street (might have been Frank Concilus’ dad) ran out and yelled to his kids to get inside because there were “crazy people” out there.  Surprisingly, my parents never heard about it. 

 

Craig loved to lay tire.  His favorite technique was to back up pretty fast, drop the transmission into Neutral, floor the accelerator, and then drop it into Drive while still going backwards.  This was pretty spectacular.  For some reason his dad never did figure out why he was getting such poor life out of his rear tires.  He also had to get his transmission rebuilt surprisingly frequently.  Craig did this one night in front of Nick Mager’s house on the bricks that were the pavement on Park Entrance.  Left a world record patch, but Nick’s dad heard it and was so mad that Nick nearly got grounded, and all he did was stand outside and wave goodbye!  

 

Craig and I had managed to stay in touch over the years, and I still consider him one of my best friends.  I am sure he will be missed by everyone who knew him.  As I said above, he was one of a kind.  A true original.  Godspeed, Craig. 

 

Bob

 

 

 
From Cliff McMillan on October 25th, 2013
     I am saddened to hear of Craig Cameron’s passing.  Craig had been in my life since 1957 when we were both assigned to Mr. McDermott’s Mellon Junior high homeroom and later in May Kay Sneary’s homeroom all during high school.  He was a close friend in high school often double dating with Bonnie Dean, Janet Geist and I.  After high school we drifted apart only to be reunited when Craig began dating my sister Carol and later marrying Carol in 1966.  They had two children, Cheryl and Corey.  Carol and Craig had many dogs over the years, each with names such as Chap, Champ, Chance, etc.  Long before marrying Carol, Craig had developed a love affair with Cars.
My first Craig/Car experience came when I visited his house in 1959 and there before me in the drive was a brand new 1959 Cadillac El Dorado Convertible, ermine white with a red leather interior.  It was one of the most beautiful cars I had ever seen.  During those years, Craig’s dad Jim, a car lover himself, took Craig out of school each year to go to the Indianapolis 500 Race in 1959, 1960, and 1962, to see the race and the development of the rear engine Ford’s by Colin Chapman, the English race manager and his famous English Formula 1 driver Jim Clark.  Craig was not bashful about his love for his cars, and in 1961 Craig bought and sold so many cars (12) in the same year, the State of Pennsylvania made him take out a dealer’s license.  Laying tire and burning out may have been the cause for some of the car turn over.
After college Craig joined Vanadium Steel Company, and shortly thereafter he extended his love of cars professionally by joining Ford Motor Company, later with Motocraft, a division of Ford. When Craig and Carol married, they moved to Carnegie, PA and Janet and I often played cards with them until the wee hours of Saturday morning.  Craig was very skilled at cards, as the legend goes; he partially financed his college education and his 1957 Chevy Bel Air by hustling his classmates in a friendly $$$ game of cards.
If you hadn’t noticed, the letter “C” has now become a prominent first letter in defining Craig’s life.  While still with Ford, Craig acquired a Ford Cobra KR500 Mustang, the fastest thing on the planet at the time.  So much engine, the batteries were in the trunk. Later while working for Modine, a primary manufacturer of car and truck radiator’s, Craig bought and sold many hot rod cars such as a highly modified Chevy II.  Never straying too far from Ford, Craig had a love affair with classic Mustangs, and he and Carol enjoyed entering their classics at car shows and meets around the mid-West and in Phoenix.
Craig could be depicted by words and adjectives starting with the letter “C”Craig was Canny when it came to card games and the buying, selling, and trading cars.  Craig was comedic and colorful (remember the pink tuxedo), competitive (his homeroom basketball play), and his positions as sales manager and Vice President.
A short golf story about Craig and his son Corey exemplifying his pride he had for his children.  Craig, Carol and Corey came over to San Diego to visit Janet and I, and Craig, Corey and I were going to play a round of golf at the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, the site of the PGA Buick Open.  After checking in at the South Course First Tee, we were approached by a single golfer asking if he could join us, making it a foursome.  Craig and I were average golfers (duffers if you will) while Corey was an accomplished golfer at the age of 18. We must have looked like easy marks given that we were not dressed in traditional golf togs, and me, a left handed golfer with only irons in my bag.  So moments before Corey tees up his ball, the guest asks if we would like to begin wagering on each hole.  I found out later, he was an attorney, playing the course at least twice a week, and had a reputation of hustling unsuspecting duffers like us.  Before answering the wager question, Corey drives his tee shot.  We were driving directly into the wind off the ocean about 1,500 yards above the beach and sea.  The fairway rises so that you can’t see the green below, and then falls off for a 450 yard Par 4.  Corey hit the ball so hard and so far, you would have thought it was going in the ocean.  Not noticeable to our guest, Craig turned and gave me a wry smile of pride, and the attorney guest never said another word for the rest of the afternoon. Corey finished the day not far off the pace from the famous pro golfers who come there annually.
Craig was always so proud of the accomplishments of his children, Corey in the golfing world and his physician daughter Dr. Cheryl Cameron.  I will miss tinkering with Craig’s classic cars, or riding shotgun in the dead of winter with the convertible top down, heater blasting and the radio belting out Rock and Roll tunes on the way to another car show, and the reverb of the throaty rumble of the classic V-8.
 I wish you God speed, always with the top down, wind in your face and the road rising up to meet the horizon.    
  
 
From Tom Doorley on October 31st, 2013
We'll all miss this one--big of spirit! big of heart!
 
Craig touched us with humor, loyalty and friendship. He convinced me to "abandon" Wednesday nights at St Bernard's to rally with his unruly crowd (Dave Manoogian, Nick Mager...) because he promised it would be better. He was right.One summer when my job fell through he found me a better job where he worked. I needed the $. He was looking  out for me...no surprise there...that was his essence.
 
Somehow I believe we'll have his spirit with us for a long time. Craig, you are not gone to us, just repurposed. Rest in peace Friend.
 

Joann (Flo) Tischbein (Capizzi)

September 16th, 1944 - February 12th, 1976


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From Sandy Blumfeldt on June 14th, 2012
Flo, you had the  most beautiful red hair! And you wore it long and many times in a pony tail. Your mom was our girl scout leader and you both made the meetings fun for us. You loved Cherry Ames novels and wanted so much to become a nurse. I don't think you were able to realize that dream...but now I think you are ministering to those in heaven.
 
From Connie Algeo on July 5th, 2012
Flo and I went all through school together. I was always so sad to hear she had left us so soon. I found out that she married a doctor (she may have been a nurse) and she had three little girls. Her husband died ten years after she did. Her youngest child died two weeks before her husband. So very sad, but at least we now know some of her story.
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on July 29th, 2012
 
Florence Joanne Capizzi, wife of Leonard S. Capizzi MD died Tuesday, February 10, 1976. She was the daughter of Jack and Garnette Tischbein. Born on September 16, 1944 in Pittsburgh. Surviving are her husband, three children, Christi Ann, Deborah Garnette and Patricia Ida, her parents of Indiana, a sister Jacquelyn Hughes of Punxsutawney. Private services will be held on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice
 

Ronald Chappell

- - July 23rd, 2013

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From Bob Bennett on July 28th, 2013
Ron:
 
Ron:
We met in 1953 in the fourth grade at Jefferson Grade School. We became friends, playing two years of football next to one another, you the tackle and me the skinny end. I loved watching you continue your football in high school and valued our friendship over the years. Then we lost contact for nearly 50 years. I will cherish the memories of the last two years when we reconnected and corresponded regularly, sharing hopes, dreams, regrets and bucket lists. I stood by helplessly as you fought a brave fight against the cruelist of illnesses. Rest easy, dear friend. Your struggle is over. But you live on in our thoughts, the memories of good times solid in our minds. 
 
From Cliff McMillan on July 29th, 2013
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Ron,
Like Bob Bennett, I had not communicated in nearly 50 years with Ron, but when we did, vivid memories came flooding in.  Ron sent me a recent photo and he had this sheepish grin on his face and I commented by e-mail at the time that I had seen that        "look"        before.  There was a certain football play that Ron (our tackle) pulled from his position and got a running start and led the running back up threw the hole and many times blindsided the opposition. Ron always got that "look" when that play was called in the huddle because he loved to blindside and flatten an unsuspecting opponent.  When I called him on the "look" in his recent photo, he told me later he was waiting to pull a surprise birthday party on his wife. Typical Ronnie.
 
In HS Ron always was the prankster and free spirit never taking life too seriously.  Over the past few years while I knew Ron was struggling with a long term illness, he exhibited that same free spirit and courage that I had once known many years before.
 
Thanks Flicka for reminding me to stay in touch with Ron.
 
Be at peace my friend and thanks for all the blocks and friendship on and off the field.
 
Cliff McMillan
 

Bob Clinedinst

January 12th, 1943 - September 14th, 2009


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Natalie Kempa (Costamagna)

December 24th, 1943 - July 4th, 1992


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Rick Couch

September 6th, 1943 - June 30th, 1985


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From Sandy Sterling on July 8th, 2012
Dear Ricky,
You wouldn't know my name now..but I hope you would remember my old name. We were in the same Mt. Lebanon class. You were such a nice polite guy Ricky. It was hard for you to be in our class because someone as special as you needed special love and  intertvention to make you the best that you could be...I don't think that you got it. But we so appreciated your presence and friendly wave..always. You were part of us Ricky!!

 

Bob Craig


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Lynne Crofford

February 8th, 1944 - January 15th, 2011


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 27th, 2012
Lynne S. Crofford

Lynne S. Crofford, age 66, of Greentree, PA. on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Beloved daughter of the late Ted and Shirley Crofford, loving sister of Eric, Dave and Bev Crofford (Dave Peteet); aunt of Hailey and Courtney Candier and the late Joshua Russell; great aunt of Paige Russell.

Lynne retired from US Airways and was active with the Greentree Garden Club and Men's Garden Club. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11am in the Wallace Memorial Presbyerian Church, Greentree. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Please add and view tributes www.beinhauer.com . Send concolences at post-gazette.com/gb.
 

Janice Lefler (Crouch)

January 13th, 1945 - August 20th, 2002


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Douglas Lee Davis

September 1st, 1944 - May 4th, 2008


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 27th, 2012

DOUGLAS LEE DAVIS

On Sunday, May 4, 2008. Beloved husband of Constance Potter Davis; loving Father of Brenton Davis; son of the late Samuel B. and Sarah Davage Davis; brother of Sarah Beck, Harry Davis and the late Samuel Davis. Friends received at the BAGNATO FUNERAL HOME, 50 Jefferson St. Carnegie. Wed. & Thurs. 2-4, 6-8 PM. Funeral service at the Church of the Atonement Friday 10AM. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions to the Parkinson Foundation of Western PA, 6507  Wilkins Ave., Suite 100 Pgh, PA 15217 or Family Hospice, 50 Moffet St. Pgh, PA. 15243. Send condolences at the post-gazette.com/gb

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 6 to May8, 2008

 

Arlene Dawson


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John Deering

November 20th, 1943 - March 25th, 1999


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on October 1st, 2012

JOHN DEERING

JOHN DEERING, 55, of Sapulpa died Thursday, March 25, 1999 at his home.

Mr. Deering was born in Stillwater November 20, 1943 to Fred and Mary Robinson Deering. He moved to Sapulpa from Sand Springs about 12 years ago. He married Debbie Murphy on November 26, 1968 in Glencoe. Mr. Deering was a veteran and served in the U.S. Marine Corp.

He was vice-president of the Jensen Construction Co., Tulsa and a member of the Agape Chapel in Bixby. Mr. Deering was a member of the Association of General Contractors and president of the Board of Governors of that organization. He was an avid golfer and boating enthusiast.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 pm. Monday,  March 29, 1999, at the Agape Chapel, Bixby. The Pastor George Shafer will officiate. Interment will  be in the Bethel Cemetery, Glencoe.

 

The family will headquarter at the family home at 732 Country Wood Way in Sapulpa. Owen Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

 

Taken from the Sapulpa OK Herald

 

Richard Dewees

September 16th, 1944 - November 26th, 1998


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From Maria (Revesz) Humphrey on May 11th, 2012
Dick was such a sweet boy, and I regret not having been more
kind to him when he tried to woo me.  He was a Friend, and his family was such a rock of strength to him.  They had no TV, and I should have seen more clearly how important that was.   
We met and talked at length at the last Reunion we both attended about where life's currents had taken us.  I will miss 
seeing him at LEBO 50/50.  He would have been the first to share his story with the Seniors of '13.  Love to you, Dick   
 
From Mary Kay Dewees Pietris on September 4th, 2012

 Richard Dewees  was  born  in  Cleveland,  Ohio,  grew  up  in  Mt.          Lebanon  PA,  and  graduated  from St. Johns  College,  Annapolis  in 1966. Much  of  his  adult  life was  spent  in  service  to  others,  especially those  who  could  not  speak  effectively  for themselves.

       Richard
 worked  at  Kendal from 1974 until 1989. His positions  there included  Associate  Director for Finance, Administrator of Crosslands, and Director for Finance and Planning with Kendal Management Services. He was instrumental in  forming the Continuing Care Accreditation Association, the  precursor  to the  Continuing  Care  Accreditation Commission.

 

      He was one of the key leaders in working with the Pennsylvania legislature

 to develop the Continuing Care Provider  Registration  and  Disclosure  Act

 (Act  82).  He  testified  before  the  PA  Senate  on  behalf  of  the

  proposed  legislation,  and  was  very  involved  with  national  issues  for 

 continuing  care  retirement  communities, serving  frequently  as  a 

resource  to  legislative  staff.  Richard  was  one  of  the  key

 participants  in  the  development  of  The  Kendal  Corporation's

 Values  and  Standards   statements and  as  a  staunch  supporter  of  the 

 "Untie the Elderly"  program.

 

 

Richard  is  remembered  at  Kendal  as  an  excellent  teacher, generously

 sharing  his  knowledge  and  expertise  with  others  in  the  field.  He

easily  demystified  the  complexities  of  continuing  care   retirement

community  finance  for  anyone  who  asked.

 

Richard  also  served  Stratford  Friends  School  for many  years  as  the

 Clerk  of  the  governing  School  Committee. He  shepherded  the  Committee ( and therefore  the  School)  through  many  changes, including

 A  major  capital  campaign.  He  gently  trained  Committee  members   in

the  responsibilities  and  duties  of  a  governing  Committee,  and  in  the

efficient  use  of  meeting  time. He   also taught them how  to  decipher  the

monthly   financial  statements and  the  proposed  annual  budgets.   He

helped  establish  the  current  Business  Office  at  the  school and wrote many of the computer programs used for billing. He also provided technical support for the computer network at Stratford. He is remembered by Committee members and staff for his humor, his willingness to take a stand on issues, and his complete confidence in others's abilities.




He  was the Treasurer of Westtown
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Julie Diekmann

December 8th, 1943 - December 12th, 1964


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From Sandy Blumfeldt on June 14th, 2012
Julie...we were in many classes together. Your mom and my mom  were friends and we all mourned the accident that took you from us.
I remember you so well and I can still  hear you talking to me as I sat behind you laughing. You have been missed for a long time.
 
From Kathy Foley (Taylor) on August 17th, 2012
Dear Julie,
     Can you believe it's been 50 years since we graduated from high school?!  We certainly had some good times together.  I'm glad we became friends when you moved in up the street.  It was great having a friend living so close by.  We were very different in a lot of ways.  You were out-going and I was on the shy side- maybe that's why we got along so well.  You loved sports and were good at many of them (probably better than a lot of the boys in our class.)  Do you remember teaching me to water ski at Cheat Lake?  I never thought I'd get the hang of it- but I did.  You were a great teacher!  Too bad girls didn't participate in varsity sports like swimming or basketball back then.  You would have been good at many of them.  And remember those one piece white gym suits we had to wear- and those ugly stretched out swim suits?!
     One thing we had in common was that we both liked to sew.  You made a dress for me for one of our dances.  We had such fun designing and making that dress.  I stll remember the dress and the cameo necklace I wore with it.
I still have that necklace.
     You went to Iowa State (following in your parents' footsteps) to major in merchandising and textiles.   As it turned out, I also majored in merchandising and textiles.
     I still remember all the good times we had together.  I'm so glad you were my friend.
     Julie, I miss you.
                               Your friend,
                                Kathy

An article appeared in the newspaper following Julie's death. I have included some exerpts from that article.

     Julie Diekmann enjoyed the outdoor life and- rather unusal for a girl-- also liked to hunting.
     This pastime cost Julie her life.
     Julie, 20, who lived in Mt. Lebanon was a sophomore at Iowa State University and went out hunting yesterday near Ames with three male students.
     The four were after rabbits in the vicinity of Skunk River, about three miles from campus.
     One of the shots fired went wild, striking Julie and killing her instantly.
     Police said the shooting was accidental and indicated no charges would be filed.
     Julie was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Diekmann, of 1287 Folkstone Drive, Cedarhurst Manor, and a 1962 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School.
     At the university, Julie was studying merchandising and textiles.

 

Barbara Ullmann (Dinsmore)

August 14th, 1944 - January 7th, 2009


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From Connie Kilb on August 25th, 2012
Barbara Ullmann Dinsmore
Barbara  Lee Ullmann  Dinsmore of Wexford, passed away on Wednesday, January 7,2009. 

Mrs.
Dinsmore was born in Mt.Lebanon on August  14,1944 to Homer  and Hilda Ullmann of Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Grant, who is a retired professor of Graphics, Communication and Design at LaRoche College and four sisters, Linda Vais of  SanFrancisco, CA, Janice  Stankus of Albany,NY, Natalie  Ullmann ofJersey City, NJ and Victoria Ullmann, Esq .of Columbus,OH. She was a graduate of Mt.Lebanon High School and of Syracuse  University, from which she received an BFA in Advertising Design  in  1966.  She  specialized in magazine production,working in  New York  and  Pittsburgh  at  such  magazines  as  "Brides,"  "Carnegie,"  "Executive  Report,"and "Managing."  In  the  1985-6, she  was the designer for the Lehman  Company's Warner  Centre Premiere  Restaurant development in downtown Pittsburgh. She was associated  wtth  the  Frick Art and History  Center  from  1990-1992. To  pursue  an  interest  in  museum  work  an archival preservation, Mrs.Dinsmore attended  Duquesne  University  for  a  Master's Degree  in  Archival, Museum  and  Editing  Studies,  graduating in  1996.  She  subsequently  specialized  in  producing manuscripts of local oral history. Mrs.Dinsmore's interest in spiritual matters led her to visit  India twice.  In the  North Hills, she presented lectures and developed workshops in various phases of mental development.
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Phil Dorrance

July 20th, 1942 - November 17th, 1964


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From Court Chandlee on May 19th, 2012
Phil was an interesting, nice-looking young fellow; smart, but probably didn't, or didn't ever have a chance to, reach his full potential. When Phil was allowed to use the family 1956 black and white Olds coupe he was told to bring it back full so he quickly learned how low the gas tank could be and still read full on the gauge.

He and his three brothers grew up on Vernon Drive just down the street from John Potter. He joined the Army and was stationed in Ethiopia where, it is my understanding, he was the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident at a very young age.

It is unfortunate nobody ever got get a chance to see what Phil could have been and done, had he had a chance to live longer.
 

Gail Doyle

December 15th, 1944 - March 27th, 1992


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Tony Ferry

April 18th, 1944 - November 25th, 2006


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Robert Graves

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From Rick Johnson on September 29th, 2012
A gentle, soft-spoken young man, too soon gone. Rest in peace, Bobby.
 
From Kathie (Williams) Miller on October 11th, 2012
A quiet, solemn fellow who perked up at the Sadie Hawkins dance with me.  We had a lovely evening, dancing and just talking alot.  I'll never forget the memories.  I felt so bad that you were having such a hard time between leaving home and going away to college.  How I wish you had given it more time.  You're sadness in life should not have been.  You are missed.  I'm sending more prayers your way in the hope that they help your spirit.
 

Betty Beardshall (Guy)

June 29th, 1944 - January 15th, 2011


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From Connie Kilb on August 22nd, 2012
Elizabeth A. Guy
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Elizabeth A. "Betty" Guy, 66, of Lewisberry succumbed to cancer early on January 15th after a prolonged battle.
She was a self-employed tax preparer / bookkeeper and worked part-time at Scotzin Brothers beer and wine supply store in Lemoyne.
She is survived by her mother, Elnorma Beardshall of Bridgeville, PA, her husband, David; a son; Eric, his wife Hansa, and a grandson, Ryan, of Baltimore, MD; a son, Daniel, a granddaughter, Emily, and a grandson, Ethan, of Kingston, ID; a sister, Susan, and her husband, Pat, of Pittsburgh, PA; a brother, Elmer, and his wife Ann of Hattiesburg, MS; and a brother, Thomas, and his wife, Carol, also of Pittsburgh, PA.
Betty was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School and Kent State University where she earned a bachelor of business degree.
A family service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the
American Cancer Society may be made in her memory.
www.pennlive.com/obits

 
 

Alfred "Bucky" Hamilton

January 1st, 1944 - September 20th, 2014

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From Cliff McMillan on September 21st, 2014
"Bucky"  Have you ever met another Bucky?  Plenty of Jim's, Bobbies, or John's, but never once, another Bucky.  If you never met him, but just heard his name, you had to guess he was going to be a one of a kind, and he lived up to that distinction all of his life.  Living away from the Pittsburgh area, I missed most of his after high school antics, but have lived vicariously through the stories and photos of Bucky from George.  Even 50+ years removed from the Mt. Lebo experience, he was and is a memorable icon of an era, always an impish smile, black leather jacket, engineer boots and on a motorcycle with a beautiful blond on the back.  The Fonz before the Fonz.  The first guy to tint his hair.

While most of us wore Chino pants, penny loafers, and crew neck sweaters to go with our crew haircuts, not Bucky.  While I and many others strove to fit in and be well the "norm", Bucky seemed to revel in his anti-teen demonstration, and of course TOTALLY UNPREDICTABLE.  Who else would show up at a Friday night football game in a black braided wig, waving a Go Lebo Go placard?

Bucky portrayed the bad boy image, not the tatooed gang members of today, but with a scary similar trait.  Why do beautiful girls and women seem to be attracted to Bad Boys, like moths to a flame?  I'm sure thousands of hours have been expended on Psychiatrist's Couches trying to figure that one out.  Whatever it is or was, Bucky had it, as evidenced by his dates at our reunions.  Usually blond and considerably younger, that seemed to be another signature of Bucky.

Whether you knew Bucky well or not, he was an icon of our youth, an unforgetable character from our School Days at Mt. Lebo.  Close your eyes, remember the toothy grin, knowing that something unpredictable was about to happen.  I wish I had known Bucky better.

Rest in Peace, your struggles are over.

 
 
From Court Chandlee on September 21st, 2014
I am guessing many people don't know you spent time in the early 80s in Orlando as a principal partner and part-time bouncer at the largest nightclub in Orlando, J J Whispers. I remember when you stayed with us in St. Petersburg and we then drove to Orlando to see you at the club. What a hoot. Your life was so varied and adventuresome that most anybody would have welcomed the opportunity to have justa few of your many and varied experiences. From one motorcyclist to another ... you will truly be missed.
 
From George Watt on September 22nd, 2014
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Athletic man filled his life with friends, fun
Bucky Hamilton was never one to sit around doing nothing.
"If it was a nice day, we were always doing something.  We rode his motorcycle, we rode bicycles.  He was an avid skier.  He had a boat and we water skied.  He just never quit," said his longtime girlfriend, Carol Kee.
"Everything we did was a ball.  His life was fun."
Alfred E. "Bucky" Hamilton III of Crafton Heights died in his home on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, of leukemia.  He was 70.
Mr. Hamilton met Kee about six years ago in Atria's restaurant in Peters when they both were out with friends.
"He said, 'You're with me,' and he was right.  I fell for him," Kee said.  "He was very, very athletic, just a solid mass of muscle, and an unbelievable athlete - and handsome."
The pair attended several Steelers, Pirates and University of Pittsburgh games when they weren't on the ski slopes, in the rivers or on a bike.
"He was always pushing it.  He loved that thrill.  Everything he did was at 90 mph," Kee said.
Mr. Hamilton was the son of the late Anna Mae (Thoma) and Alfred Earl Hamilton, Jr.
He grew up in Mt. Lebanon and graduated from high school there in 1962.  He later joined the Army Reserve.  Most of his working career consisted of working for Entertainment Books as a truck driver and helping develop the business.  But mostly he enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
"In the summer we'd go down to Stonewall Jackson Lake in West Virginia with the boat, pitch a tent and spend a week there, Kee said.  "We'd have a party on the lake.  With him, it was always the more, the merrier."
He bought and renovated an old elementary school on Obey Street in the 1990s, where he lived and rented out space.
"He always used to say he was the headmaster of the Obey Street School," said his sister, Marcia Clark of Bethel Park.  "He had 400 people's phone numbers in his cell phone, and he could tell you what they all did.  He was very, very sociable."
Mr. Hamilton is also survived by Kee's three children, Christopher, Jon and Elizabeth Kee; nephews, Brian and Rob Clark; and many cousins.
Friends are welome to visit from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in William Slater II Funeral Service, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott, Twp.  A funeral service will be held there at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
 

John Hawke

August 17th, 1944 - March 30th, 2011


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August 27th, 1943 - June 29th, 1983


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Shirley Kimmel (Hollenshead)

January 1st, 1945 - May 22nd, 1997


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Nancy Hovorka (Howe)

December 2nd, 1944 - May 12th, 2012


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From Ron Chappell on May 20th, 2012

  I had several classes with Nancy during our four years at Mt.L.  She was always very friendly, had a great sense of humor and a fabulous smile. I'm sad to learn of her passing. My heart goes out to her family and friends. R.I.P.

 
From Cliff McMillan on June 10th, 2012
I did not know Nancy well, but we started each class day together climbing the chorus risers in Ms. May K. Sneary's homeroom.  I rarely saw Nancy that she didn't have a smile and she was a proud member of the Rockettes who survived the drilling on those ugly August days on the dusty practice field.  The smile, fur blend sweaters, and saddleshoes are my lasting memories of Nancy.
 
From Susan Schindler (Lammert) on September 12th, 2012
Admired Nancy soooo much. Always thought she was so pretty and sophisticated. Spent alot of time at her house and Mary Beth Anderson's on Vernon Dr. (still my favorite St. in Mtl.) Will always remember Nancy,Joan Archer and me sitting on her front steps debating whether we would put our middle name in the graduation program. We all hated our middle name and none of us would tell the others what it was.After 20 min. or I said mine began with L. Joan said hers did too. Nancy rolled down the steps laughing so hard. Turns out we all had the same hated, horrible middle name....LOUISE !!!! We all put it in the program !! Nancy was a trusted,dependable good buddy. I'm sure we'll all get together to celebrate Louise Day in Heaven.
 

Dan Iams

October 13th, 1943 - June 12th, 1996


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 28th, 2012
Image C. DANIEL IAMS

Of Mt. Lebanon, on Wednesday, June 12, 1996, beloved husband of Sandra Burger Iams; Father of Melissa Marie and Amelia Lynne Iams; son of Charles W. and Louise Iams; brother of Nancy Walsh and Dr. William B. Iams. A Memorial Service will be held in the Main Sanctuary of Southminster Presbyterian church, 799 Washington Rd, Mt. Lebanon, Sat. evening at 7:30. Family will receive friends immediately following the service in Southminster House. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the Baptist Homes of Western PA or a charity of one's choice. LAUGHLIN FUNERAL HOME. Ltd.
 

Peggy Jones (Jobin)

August 3rd, 1944 - November 15th, 1995


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From Ron Chappell on January 31st, 2012
A very nice girl from a very nice family. Peggy Jones was my first "official" girlfriend, circa 1959. She was in my homeroom (Mrs. Furlong) throughout our time at Mt.Lebo. I'm sad to learn of her passing.
 

Beverly Whitman (Keenan)

December 15th, 1943 - August 14th, 2009


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on July 29th, 2012
Beverly R. Keenan
Castle Shannon
Beverly R. Keenan, 65, of Castle Shannon, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. Beloved wife of Theodore Keenan; loving mother of Sue (Brian) Samec; daughter of the late Harry and Bernice Whitman. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where a service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be private. www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.

 

Ned Keller

May 19th, 1942 - November 6th, 2010


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From George Watt on February 7th, 2012
Ned:
Always in a hurry - a great guy many never got to know.  Remember when you rode the back of my motor scooter and yelled, "goose it, goose it" and I did and had to choose a pine tree vs. a car on Lakemont and hit the tree as you flew over the top and slid down the street - resulting in a broken collar bone (me) and lots of blood (you), but we healed.  And remember you gave Mr. Kobosky some golf balls to soften him, but he gave them back - said he really couldn't use the orange striped balls that said "Fabians Driving Range"!  You were a hoot Ned, we miss you.  Thanks for serving your country in the Navy.  God rest!
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on September 18th, 2012

Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services

3378 Millers Run Road

Cecil, PA  15321

724 745-9510

 

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Edward  Keller, 68 years old of Cecil, died Saturday, November 6, 2010 in St. Clair Hospital, ER.

 

He was born May 19, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Son of the late Edward Leonard and Martha Hilty Keller.

 

Mr. Keller served in the Vietnam War as a Navy Seal.

 

He was a former member St. Bernard Church, Mt. Lebanon, where he attended school, he was a  Volunteer Firefighter in  Mt. Lebanon for 25 years, a member of the Cecil American Legion Post 793, and the Transit Union. Mr. Keller was a HAM Radio operator, and enjoyed listening to Police and Fire scanners. he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors, yardwork, and his Jackrussell Terrier-PJ..

 

He worked as a Switchman  for Port Authority of Allegheny Countyfor over 25years retiring in 2005.

 

Surviving are  his Wife, Debbie Keller of Cecil, PA, Daughter, Chelsea Keller of Bulger, Son, Sean (Crissy) Keller of Dormont, Step-daughter, Heather Fenk of Mt.Lebanon, Sister, Katie (Jim) Flaherty of Red Lion, Nieces & nephews, Mark, Michael, Mary, Maureen, Molly.

 

He was preceded in death by Parents, son-Edward James Keller, Oct. 21, 2010.

 

Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, November 9 at the Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road (Rt 50) Cecil, PA.where a blessing services will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM with  Reverend Stan Gregorek officiating.

 

Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies,Cecil Township. Military Honors Accorded by the VFW 191 and American Legion Popst 92 Honor Guard, and the US Navy.

 

 

Pennie Kraber

April 18th, 1944 - December 9th, 1993


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on October 1st, 2012

PENELOPE G. KRABER

San Rafael deli clerk

Services were yesterday for Penelope G. Kraber. The well-liked clerk of a San Rafael deli died December 9 of injuries suffered when a truck crashed through the window of the shop and pinned her. She was 49.

The San Rafael resident was an accomplished artist and seamstress. Her Afghan wedding dress was exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution.

Many of her designs are in different galleries in New York.

“She was well-known throughout the artisan scene,” said her son, Timothy Yaw. “She was a kind and gentle mother and grandmother. Very  loving.”

 

The Richmond, Australia, native was a counselor on the Marin Abused Women Services hotline.

She is survived by a daughter, Ariana M. Yaw of Van Nuys and a son, Timothy Yaw of Sonoma and two grandchildren.

Memorial services were yesterday at the Mount Tamalpais Mortuary Chapel. Burial was private.

 

A trust fund for her grandchildren will be set up soon.

 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on October 1st, 2012
In searching for information about Pennie, I came upon the fact that Pennie's name was credited on 2 Grateful Dead albums. She was a member of a group called "The Tailors". I didn't know whether that meant she was a costume designer or a back-up singer or ?  But once I found the attached obituary, I think she probably was connected with the Grateful Dead group as a seamstress. Just a guess tho.
 

Laurie Weisbrod (Macik)

May 15th, 1944 - April 28th, 1970


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From Sandy Blumfeldt on June 14th, 2012
Laurie, your family was so great. Your mom was our scout leader and you looked so much like her. Your brother Andre was such a nice young man. Once you told me that since your family owned Sea Breeze that you even gargled with it!
You were taken from us at too young of an age. But you were so nice to know!
 
From Kathy Foley (Taylor) on August 17th, 2012
Laurie and I met when we both joined the rifle team and we remained friends throughout high school.  We had good times going to rifle matches- some of which seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere!  And we went to the winter sports banquet!  As I remember, rifle was the only team which allowed girls.  We practiced in the summer and I still have the NRA Hunter Safely Course card that I earned during the summer of 1959.  I spent many happy times at Laurie's house.  Laurie was a wonderful friend.
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on October 17th, 2012

LAURIE ANN WEISBROD MACIK

 

 

Laurie Ann of 115 Beacon Hill Dr. Moon Township, suddenly on Tuesday, April 28, 1970, beloved wife of Richard M. Macik; mother of Christopher Allan and Michael John; daughter of John H. and Frances Andree Weisbrod; sister of John Andre’ Weisbrod. Private service on Thursday, April 30, 1970 . In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to Young Life Campaign, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Arrangements by R.D. Copeland 981 Broadhead Rd. Moon Township

 

 

Thursday April 30, 1970 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Kathleen Flaherty (Madda)

November 11th, 1944 - February 23rd, 2011

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From Connie Kilb Algeo on July 29th, 2012
Kathleen Ann Madda
Kathleen Ann Madda, nee Flaherty, passed away on Feb. 23, 2011, in Los Altos, CA, after a sudden illness. Kathy is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Michael Madda; son Brian Madda; and grandson Leo Madda of Oak Creek, WI; son Timothy Madda; daughter-in-law Adrienne Madda; and granddaughter Jacqueline Madda of Chicago, IL; brother Robert Flaherty; and sister-in-law Na-Young of South Korea; and brother-in-law Joseph Madda; sister-in-law Mary Madda; and nieces, Mary Jo Madda, Lea Madda and Alexandra Madda of Sherman Oaks, CA. Kathy was born in New York, NY on Nov. 11, 1944, where her father Robert Flaherty, a nuclear engineer with advanced degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, was working on the Manhattan Project at Columbia University. Shortly thereafter the family returned to the Pittsburgh, PA area and settled in Mt. Lebanon, PA where Kathy lived through high school graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1962. Kathy was especially active in equestrian events, show jumping and horse shows through high school and subsequently in college and developed a lifelong love for horses, dogs and all other animals. Kathy attended Georgetown University in the Nursing School from 1962 to 1966, graduating with a BS degree in nursing in June 1966. It was at Georgetown in her freshman year that Kathy met fellow freshman Michael Madda who also graduated from Georgetown in 1966 with an AB degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. After graduation, Kathy commenced her nursing career in Chicago where Mike was attending Northwestern Law School. Kathy worked at Passavant Hospital and later taught nursing at Illinois Masonic Hospital until 1971 when she left nursing after the birth of her first son Brian. Kathy and Mike married in Pittsburgh, PA on June 15, 1968. They returned to Chicago and lived there until 1973 and then in Evanston, IL until 1988. Brian was born in 1971 and Timothy in 1976. In 1988, the family moved to South Pasadena, CA when Mike transferred to the Los Angeles office of Baker & McKenzie. In 1994, Kathy and Mike moved to Los Altos, CA when Mike moved to the Palo Alto office of Baker & McKenzie where he continues to practice law. In both South Pasadena and Los Altos, Kathy was very active as chair of the area Alumni Admissions Program Committee for Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that in light of Kathy's lifelong love of and involvement with animals, donations be made in Kathy's memory to the Humane Society of the United States. Funeral arrangements for Kathy will be held in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL on March 6 and 7, 2011. Funeral Monday, March 7 from Peterson-Bassi Chapels at 9:15 a.m., 6938 W. North Ave. to St. Giles Church in Oak Park. Mass 10 a.m. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, March 6, 2 to 8 p.m. at Peterson-Bassi Chapels. Information: 773-637-4441.
 
 

Dwight Magowan

October 10th, 1944 - March 30th, 2010


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 27th, 2012
Dwight Magowan Jr., age 65, passed away peacefully at the McCarthy Care Center in East Sandwich, MA. on March 30, 2010, after a battle with primary brain cancer.

Dwight is survuved by his wife and kindred soul mate of 28 years, Carolyn A. Magowan of Marstons Mills; three stepchildren, Scott C. Canning of Marstons Mills, Jennifer A. Patterson of Bermuda, and Maureen Baretherton of Acworth, GA; and two stepgrandchildren, Curtis H.P. Patterson and Megan L. Patterson, both of Bermuda. Dwight is also survived by his stepmother, Ruth Magowan of Pittsburgh, Pa; as well as various aunts, uncles and cousins located throughout the Uniten States.

A memorial service to honor Dwight will be held at 11am. Saturday, April 10, 2010, in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Marstons Mills. Friends, family and guests are invited to share their remembrances of Dwight at the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the McCarthy Care Center, c/o Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod.

Excerpts from Ottaway Newspapers
 

Dave Manoogian

July 2nd, 1944 - September 4th, 2004


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From Tom Doorley on January 31st, 2012
Manoog--from early days, in our wedding party, a visitor in our home...What was it about those red slacks every Thursday? You made an impact during your time with us. You linger close in our memory. My guess is you'd have loved the 2011-2012 Republican deabtes. You'd have trumped even the Newtster! Rest easy my good friend.
 
From Mary K. Manoogian on August 27th, 2012

 

On Saturday,  September 4,  2004,  David  E.  Manoogian,  of  Silver  Spring,  Maryland, passed away suddenly.   David leaves behind his beloved wife of twenty-eight  years, Mary K. Manoogian,  his  son,  David  Charles   Manoogian, his daughter, Mary  Elizabeth  Manoogian, married to Tim Chewning and their grandson, Griffen Chewning.   David is also survived by his brother, Vincent Manoogian and his sister, Phyllis Manoogian.

 

David was born on July 2, 1944, in Arlington, Virginia.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966 from Dickinson  College and was a third generation  graduate  from the George Washington University Law School in 1969.  Upon graduation, David served as Jaw clerk to the Honorable Charles Awdry Thompson  of the Maryland Cow1 of Special  Appeals.   David's bar admissions  include  the  United  States  Supreme  Court,  U.S.  Court  of  Appeals  for  the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh  and  Ninth  Federal  Circuits,  U.S. Districts  of Maryland,  D.C., Eastern District of Michigan, Nevada,  Utah,  Middle

 
From Bob Chilcoat on October 14th, 2013
    The summer we graduated, Dave and I were hired by my father to tear down a house on a property next to Dad's office on Castle Shannon Boulevard.  This seemed like the perfect job for a couple of crazy adolescents: pick up a sledge hammer and knock down a wall!  Once we got past breaking the windows and smashing in a few plaster walls, however, we both began to realize that this was going to be hard, and long, work.  To make things worse, Dave had just had his knee operated on, and was supposed to take it easy all summer.
 
 The work progressed slowly,  We were occasionally helped by friends who stopped by and smashed something in, but it took us the whole summer.  Dave managed to not re-injure his knee, but only just.  One day I was in the living room crowbarring up the floor while Dave was upstairs in what was left of one of the bedrooms, taking up the floor up there.  Suddenly I heard a yell and something crashed down behind me.  I looked around in time to see a bunch of plaster on the floor, and Dave's (bad) leg protruding through the plaster ceiling above.  He had slipped off the joist and landed right on the plaster ceiling of the living room.  Fortunately, he was able to prevent himself from falling completely through.  Except for some scrapes, he was uninjured, but was a lot more careful after that!   
 
We finally got the whole house removed, and Dad was able to cancel all the insurance he had taken out.  It was a great summer, but we didn't earn enough to make it all worth while, considering all the time it took.  Great summer, though.  I miss Dave.
 
 

Van Johnston Manuel

March 14th, 1944 - October 22nd, 2010

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From Ron Chappell on May 31st, 2013
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 I got to know Van mostly during my junior and senior years at Lebo. We started out not liking each other too much, but through Trinity Club and Varsity Football all that changed.
Van was a very good student and athlete. He could be cold and curt at times, but occasionally would allow you to get close to him, where you would find a heap of love and kindness.
  I felt honorded and humbled to be one of Van's friends...especially because I was fortunate enough to see that loving side of him more than most people. Van always felt like my brother.
  My heart is broken with the news of his passing. He was actually the   next   person on my "bucket list" to contact before my cancer takes me...just to say "Hi" and "I love you".
I waited too long. So as a reminder to myslef, and to you, please allow me to end this note with part of a Robert Herrick poem...a warning to ALL of us!
 "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying:And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying."    R.I.P. Van
 
From lex gray on September 29th, 2013
A very private guy who I remember as a very good football player. I used to bowl with Van on occasion. He never made himself as available as some of the other guys. I do remember a couple stories about Van. Somehow he and Bucky Hamilton got crossways. As I remember it Bucky challenged him to meet him in the parking lot. Big mistake! We all ran to the parking lot and it was over pretty quickly. Van was a very strong young man. One night as we were crusing around in Feb. with the top down in my dad's 1960 Buick Electra 225 Conv. we came up on Van on Washington Blvd at a stop light. In my car Sandy Berg and Richard Rubin. In Van's Cindy Hussing. Van's car was his own a 1958 Chevy Belair hardtop with a 3-speed and a 348 c.i. 250 horsepower engine. I thought my 325 hp engine could take him. Big Mistake. We raced toward St. Clair CC. We passed a policeman going the other way at about 100 mph. Van in the lead turned in to the road to the CC. We both pulled into the parking lot and got out to discuss the the situation. We decided to wait a decent amount of time and then go back up Washington Blvd. and go home. Big mistake. We were stopped by the cop we had passed at speed. He went back and forth between the cars asking questions that would implicate the two of us in drag racing. He asked Van if he knew me and me if i knew Van. Van said he knew me and i said i did'nt know him. I finally said i knew he was in my High School class but i really did'nt associate with with him. It worked and he let us go. I don't know if Sandy or Cindy remembers but i can say Sandy was scared to death during the race. She jumped into the back seat and got on the floor. 
 
From Cliff McMillan on October 8th, 2013
Van was a very private guy and not easily approachable.  Even though I played football and baseball with Van for 4 years, and he was an excellent athlete in both, I was never very close to Van.  His serious nature made him seem like he was older and more mature than the rest of us.  Van was a guard on our football team and was one of Coach Fife's messenger guards.  Coach Fife called all the plays from the sidelines, so he would ferry the guards in and out with his play selections.  Van also excelled in baseball playing mostly 1st Base.  If I had to select a professional baseball player of a similar nature, it would be Steve Garvey of the LA Dodgers.  The were both short of stature, uniforms always cleaned and pressed, never seeing any dirt on their uniforms, both strong hitters.
 
Perhaps his maturity and serious nature came from his homelife.  Once I was invited to Van's home and met his dad.  He was quite formal, dressed in a smoking jacket and bow tie, ala Father Knows Best.  He seemed older (grandfather age), but then anyone over the age of fifty seemed like a grandparent in those days.
 
I hadn't seen or heard from Van since 1962, but a memorable part of my youth and I was sad to hear of his passing.
 
 
 
From Jay Cheney on August 15th, 2014
Van and I went through Lincoln, Mellon, and High School together.  He was one year behind me but we played on the same football and baseball teams.

My memories of him are a bit different.  He was just one of us guys playing sports and hanging out at the Rec.  We used to go at one another at Lincoln - never afterward. Armed wrestled him once at the Rec and we tied.  Other than that he was a good and talented teammate. Sad to know that he's gone.
 

Willard Marr

March 1st, 1943 - October 1st, 1988


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From Cathy Anderson McDuffie on September 21st, 2012
Willard was a truly good friend in high school.  He was honest, dependable, kind and thougtful.  He had an easy manner and was so much fun to dance with.  In a sense, he set the bar for future relationships.  I was sorry to hear that his life was cut so short.
 

Janet Jones (McCormick)

November 10th, 1944 - May 7th, 2004


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 27th, 2012

 Janet McCormick Jones

Naples, FL- Janet Jan Jones 59, of Naples, FL, passed away Friday May 7, 2004. She was born November 10, 1944 to George and Eleanor McCormick in Pittsburgh, PA where she lived with her family until she moved to Naples in 1980.

 

She is a graduate of Ohio University and a member of the American Association of University Women. She was a member of the First

Presbyterian Church of Naples where she was active for many years. Janet was generous, caring and had a great sense of humor. She was a devoted mother to her three sons and always welcomed the neighborhood children in her home. She enjoyed gardening, boating, and loved her dogs, Piglet and Samantha and her new puppies, Maggie and Spike.

 

Janet is survived by her three sons; Falconer Jones III, his wife, and

Brigette daughter, Fallon; McCormick “Mac” Jones and his wife, Renee; and Todd Jones and his wife, Gry Dawn, all of Naples. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial service that will be held on Friday, May 14, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Naples at 250 Sixth Street South, in Naples. In lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy in Janet’s memory may be made to the Youth Ministries Program at the First Presbyterian Church of Naples, 250 Sixth Street South, Naples, Florida 34102

 

Excerpts taken from Naples Daily News

 

 

 

 

Martha Kimmel (McCullough)

January 1st, 1945 - March 28th, 1986


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Mike McKee

December 9th, 1943 - May 21st, 2010


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From Rick Toucey on February 17th, 2012
Image Mike McKee........Semper Fi soldier.......Viet Nam Vet.......more importantly a special husband to Sue McKee and one of a kind father to three special kids. 
My times with Mike were very special and many times included Bill Beck and Clem English and lots of guitar music.
At his funeral I was able to play his guitar with his daughter and Dick Beck and his close friend Bob who played his banjo.
Another special friend I truly miss......God Bless Mike Mckee and his Family........Semper Fi Mike.........


 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on July 29th, 2012
BLACKLICK – Michael Lloy McKee, 66, died June 21, 2010.
He was born in Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 9, 1943, to James and Marjorie McKee. Michael grew up in Pennsylvania.
He served in the Marine Corps during Vietnam. Michael retired from the Dominion of East Ohio Gas Company after 33 years of service. He was involved in Rotary, the United Way and served as president of the Mt. Lebanon School Board. His many loves included his family, cars, music, painting, traveling, sailing, movies, guitar, Pittsburgh sports, and cherry pie. He cared about everybody, and would do anything for anyone. To know him was to love him.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dennis McKee.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; children Mattie (Michael) Klein, Benjamin (Leslie) McKee and Cynthia (Michael) Martin; grandchildren Loren Klein, Maya Klein, Colin McKee, Anna Martin, Alexander Martin and Joseph Martin; sister Jo Ann McKee; mother-in-law Marcella Sitomer; sister-in-law Ellen McKee; special aunts Peg Griffith and Liz Giakas; and other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at noon and the family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2010, at the Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to Chalmers P. Wylie, VA Ambulatory Care Center, Voluntary Services, (Checks payable to Columbus VAACC), 420 North James Road, Columbus, OH 43219, or Donate Life America, 700 N. Fourth Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories and condolences
 

Lynn McLeister

April 18th, 1944 - February 1st, 1980


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Janet Geist (McMillan)

March 28th, 1944 - November 22nd, 2004


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From Ron Chappell on January 31st, 2012

A fun person to be around. I remember fun times with Janet, Cliff McMillan, Sue Lamont and myself.

 
From Cliff McMillan on August 20th, 2012
Janet was a devoted mother, wife, sister, sister in law, daughter, and friend to many in San Diego and Pittsburgh. She was the center, the "rock" of her own family. She was a principled thinker, often placing others ahead of herself, a strong personality but always very kind. "When I watch an old movie, take in another stray, visit the zoo, or hear a loud infectious laugh, I will remember Jan. Thanks for being a part of our lives, we are richer for knowing you."
Barb Banai (McMillan)
 

John Morris

March 5th, 1944 - December 15th, 2010


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From Connie Kilb on August 25th, 2012
Memorial for Fire Chief John A.Morris  Born in Orlando, Florida  on Mar.5,1944 Departed on Dec.15,2010  and resided in Berlin Center,  OHIO.
Visitation:Wednesday,Dec.29,2010 Funeral Service:Wednesday, Dec.29,2010. 
John A Morris of Berlin Center
 passed away  Wednesday, December 15,2010 at 4:56 p.m in Hospice House in Poland. He was 66 years old. John was born  on March 5,1944 in Orlando,Florida, the only son of the late Jack E. and Alice(Ayers)Morris and moved her from Pennsylvania in 1960. John was a graduate of Mt.Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania and furthered his education with an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering. After working for other companies, including  IBM, John owned and operated his own  business, RadionicTechnology in North Jackson, where he worked for many years. He was an active member of the Berlin Center Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years and was fire  chief for 10 of those years. While working for IBM in Endicott, NewYork, John was a member of the Endicott Fire Department, something in which he was very proud. John was a member of Berlin Center  United Methodist Church  and was loved and respected by his many friends locally and across the country. A testament to this are the many cards, letters, prayers and good will wishes he received during his illness. One of John's passions was his love of animals. Over the years he made a home for dogs or cats that had strayed or had to begiven up by their owner. John was a member of the PetTalk, a website for animal lovers. He was also a supporter of Angels for Animals in Canfield, Best Friends in Utah and kept in touch  with animal rescue shelters throughout the internet. John was a NASCAR enthusiast. John is survived by a sister Nancy Morris of Auburn,ME ;his "FurFriends" Cinder, Smokey and Heidi; and by a host of friends. Calling hours for John will take place on Wednesday, December 29,2010 from 10 until 11 a.m in the Berlin Center United Methodist Church 15611 Akron Canfield Road, Berlin Center, Ohio 44401, where a funeral service will take place immediately following at 11:oo a.m. with Rev. Russ Libb officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked  to direct donations in John's name to Angels for Animals or to PetTalk
 

Carole Morton

April 11th, 1944 - January 5th, 2004


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Dave Nicholas

February 5th, 1944 - October 17th, 1969


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From Dave Nicholas on May 28th, 2012

LJG. Dave Nicholas

One of the first to go.  The good die young, yet that repulses him.  He captures the moment; he embraces life as it comes.  No doubt he is smart going to Dartmouth.   An athletic member of the Mt. Lebanon swim team on the state winning freestyle relay and member of the number one swim team in the state for his 4 years in high school number 3 swim team in the nation, and member of the swim team for 4 years at Dartmouth.

After college he volunteered for the Navy and went to OCS.  The following is his carrier bio from the Navy?

David Lamprey Nicholas
Lieutenant junior grade

PERSONAL DATA

  Home of Record:  Pittsburgh, PA

  Date of birth:   02/05/1944

 

MILITARY DATA

  Service:         United States Navy

  Grade at loss:   O2

  Rank:            Lieutenant junior grade

  ID No:           165364993

  MOS:             1105: Unrestricted Line Officer (Surface Warfare)

  Length Service:  03

  Unit:            SEAL TEAM 1, TF 116, USNAVFORV

 

CASUALTY DATA

  Start Tour:      12/15/1968

  Incident Date:   10/17/1969

  Casualty Date:   10/17/1969

  Age at Loss:     25

  Location:        An Xugen Province, South Vietnam

  Remains:         Body recovered

  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright

  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty

  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

 

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dn/NicholasDL01a.htm

 

ON THE WALL        Panel 17W Line 087

 







 

A true hero buried at Arrington National Cemetery, is a friend, who tried to be a tough guy but had deep feelings.  Nick, Tomass, Grabass and I walked to school together much of the time.  Not enough room to describe the real Nick, his stories, his feelings, those who interacted with him, and have been enriched by his karma.   There are many who still morn, yet think of him, in the present.   Woefully inadequate are and attempts to define Dave.

 

 
From Ken Kurtz on June 26th, 2012
   My fond memories are the hours with Dave on the '62 swim team.  A correction from above -- Dave kicked home the state championship MEDLEY relay, with the Sheik, TT, & wa-Touc; the winning freestyle relay was CMcG, KK, JB, & SE.  Besides the sweaty walls of the natatorium, I'll remember our frantic round-robin weekend ping-pong games with Dave and Eddie Weil.  
   It is so true -- the Good die way too young.
 
From Jim McCaslin on August 6th, 2012
Dave was smart and industrious.  He could have found a way to circumvent serving his country; but, he choose to serve and paid the ultimate price.  I will always remember him as a team mate and friend.  He made it cool to be a hard worker in the classroom as well as in the pool.
 

Ron Patterson

March 22nd, 1944 - December 8th, 2010


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on September 18th, 2012

 

 

 

                            

    RonaldA. Patterson                    
       
               
 

Ronald A. Patterson 66 of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly on December 8, 2010 in Allegheny General Hospital.  He was born on March 22, 1944 in Mt. Lebanon, the son of Patricia Findley Patterson  of Mt. Lebanon and the late Andrew Patterson. Mr. Patterson was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, California University and retired from Anderson Equipment Corp., in Bridgeville. He was a devoted family man, who specially enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren.

 
Mr. Patterson was an avid hunter, fisherman and motor cross fan. On July I, 1967 he married Margaret "Marge" Barnes, who survives. Also surviving in addition to his mother and wife are son, Ryan (Faith) Patterson of Greensburg; daughter, Katherine (John)  Cord of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three grandchildren, Johnny  and Kristina Cord and Marie Patterson and sister, Patricia Patterson of Mt. Lebanon. Friends are welcome on Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00PM in Salandra Funeral Service, Inc., Joseph P. Salandra owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120. Interment will be private and held in Mt. Lebanon  Cemetery, Mt. Lebanon

 

 

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John Postelon

July 12th, 1944 - July 22nd, 2007


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John Potter

May 8th, 1943 - May 27th, 1989


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From Mel Schlentner on March 6th, 2012
A super nice guy. I didn't know John that well in high school, however our paths crossed at Bradley University. From time to time we would run into each other walking across campus or at the student union. We would always stop and chat about our classes, Mt. Lebanon or whatever. He was always pleasant and enjoyable to talk to. It was nice to see a friendly face from your hometown when you're hundreds of miles away from home. After graduation we went our separate ways and didn't stay in touch. When I saw his obituary in the alumni news, I was shocked and sad. He was way too young to die.
 
From Court Chandlee on March 14th, 2012
John was a good guy and friend. We sometimes hung around his house on Vernon Drive and talked with his mother and brother, Ken. John worked for the Defence Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. doing something secretive during the Vietnam War years. When he was home on weekends we would race cars (John had a super-quick 1969 Plymouth Fury III with a 383 Commando engine) and ride motorcycles .. John had a Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, which was a pretty interesting machine for the time.
He and I lost contact when my family and I relocated to Florida in the early 1980's. John always seemed to be upbeat and enjoying life. I was sad to learn of his passing at such an early age. You can see a picture of John in the Reunion 10 album.
 
From Ginger Potter Damiani on September 11th, 2012
Image I was asked by Connie Algeo to tell you about my brother, John.  With regret and still heartache he passed away in May 1989 from cancer.  He graduated from Bradley U, in Peoria Illinois and went to work for the Defence Intelligence Agency in Washington.  He married late in life to a wonderful girl from Virginia and they had one son, Miles, who was 2 when he died.  We lived on Woodhaven Drive in Mt. Lebanon and my brothers (John and Ken) were known for their cars and motorcycles.  In fact, Court Chandlee mentioned John's 1973 Moto Guzzi that he drove all over town.  I just happen to have that bike in my garage now.  I look at it fondly, remembering what wonderful years my brothers and I had growing up in Mt. Lebanon.
 

Nick Psilos

November 9th, 1944 - February 16th, 2007


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on October 1st, 2012

Nicholas C. Psilos

Age 62, of Canonsburg, PA, on Friday, February 16, 2007; Beloved Husband of Carol A. (Denham) Psilos; Loving Father of Nicholas Psilos and Steven Psilos both of Pittsburgh, Stephanie Bush of Greentree, Stacey Christian of Pittsburgh, and Sandy Psilos of Bath, PA; Devoted Grandfather of 11 children; also survived by his mother Anna Psilos of Boca Raton, FL, and a brother John Psilos of NC. Friends welcome on Monday from 1-8PM in the BEINHAUER FUNERAL HOME, 2828 Washington Road, Peters Twp. (724-941-3211), where service will be held on Tuesday at 11AM. Family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Diabetes Association, 960 Penn Avenue, Suite 1000, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please add or view Tributes at www.beinhauer.com

 

Bonnie Ehlers (Redenbarger)

March 30th, 1944 - December 3rd, 1998


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From Frank Maston on February 21st, 2012
Walking Bonnie home from school was about the biggest detour I could make, but she had me walking on air.  A princess to my drudge, Bonnie gave me a vague idea of what sophistication meant.  Later, she met Lt. Maston at Duke and treated me well, even though she was dating a well-known basketball star.  Bonnie - a classy lady all the way.
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 31st, 2012

Bonnie Redenbarger

Bonnie Ehlers Redenbarger, 54, died December 3, 1998. Mrs. Redenbarger was a former faculty member of the Ohio State University School of Nursing. She was a graduate of Duke University School of Nursing and Emery University.

A member of the First Community Church, she sang in the choir for many years.

Suvivors are her daughters, Kathy and Beth Stultz; sons, David and Daniel Redenbarger; parents Nelson and Betty Ehlers of Sun City, AZ., a sister; and a brother, John Ehlers of Columbus, Ohio

Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Community Foundation for Music Ministry.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society.

 

Sally Buchanan (Ringham)

March 21st, 1944 - October 6th, 1998


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From Diane Kline Tylka on November 3rd, 2012

SALLY RINGHAM BUCHANAN

 

Sally Ann Buchanan, 54, of Ligonier, died October 6, 1998, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born March 21, 1944, in East Chicago, Indiana, a daughter of Evelyn Browley Ringham of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the late Richard Ringham.

Sally received her B.A. in Education from Fairleigh-Dickinson University. She was employed by the Needle Nook in Ligonier. Sally was multi-talented with many different forms of arts and crafts. Her gentle spirit and love for children made her the “perfect” baby-sitter for many families. Sally was a women whose beauty and love, both inside and out, was contagious and refreshing to all who knew or met her She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Dwight L. Buchanan; three daughters: Mrs.Joseph (Carolyn) Labik of Somerset, Mrs. Michael (Cindy) Collins of Bridgeville and Christie Buchanan of Philadelphia and a granddaughter, Megan Collins. Also two sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Nancy) Streiff of Winnetka, Ill. And Mrs. William (Janet) Tyson of Acworth, GA and a brother, William Ringham of Fox Chapel and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will gather at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home Inc., 144 E. Main St. , Ligonier from 6p.m. Sunday until a Celebration of Sally’s Life at 7:30 p.m., with the Rev. James B. Simons officiating. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

 

Daily American, October 8, 1998

 

Gordon Roe

July 21st, 1944 - May 19th, 1986


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From Art Tripp on August 9th, 2012
I was a friend of Gordon "Don" Roe's for many years, starting in grade school at Julia Ward Howe, and cub scouts.  He lived on Haverhill Rd., and I on Meridian Dr.  His mother, Janet, was one of the den mothers, and his father --I think Gordon, Sr.-- was an executive with Gulf Oil.

We sort of drifted apart in High School, but later reconnected when I was living in NYC, and he in D.C., where he was an attorney.

I can't imagine what took Don so young.  But he was a fine man.  I'm sad to hear of his passing so late, yet I'm grateful to have discovered it.

 

Wayne Rowswell

February 7th, 1944 - March 10th, 1979


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on October 1st, 2012

 

Obituary for Wayne A. Rowswell

 

WAYNE A.  ROWSWELL,  beloved husband of Margaret (nee Wilson); step-father of Kathleen, Robert, John and Patrick; son of Dan and Fay (nee Varble); brother of Nancy Hyde, Linda Morrison and Don. Friends may call at the FERFOLIA and SONS FUNERAL HOME, 5386 LEE RD

Near BROADWAY, MAPLE HEIGHTS, where services will be held on Wednesday, 11 A.M. Visiting hours Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.

 

Jack Saracco

December 6th, 1944 - March 12th, 1999


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From John (Jack) Saracco on February 19th, 2012
Jack was my first dancing partner.  He was my cousin and for the 1st 5-10 years of our lives we vacationed together.  He was like the brother I never had.  He was one of the kindest, big-hearted persons I have ever known.  He was a great father, brother and friend.  I'm sure he keeps God smiling.

 Andi Gamble Smith
 
From Andrea Gamble Smith on November 19th, 2012

JOHN A. SARACCO CONSCIENTIOUS CIRCULATION MANAGER  FOR POST­ GAZETTE

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)- Sunday, March 14, 1999

Author: ELEANOR CHUTE, POST-GAZETTE  STAFF WRITER

The friends of John A. "Jack" Saracco, who worked as a circulation route manager for more than 30 years for the Post-Gazette,  were planning to celebrate his life with a retirement party Friday night.

But Mr. Saracco, 54, of Upper St. Clair, who was diagnosed  with lung cancer last summer, died Friday morning at Allegheny General Hospital after he took a turn for the worse on Thursday.

As a route manager,  Mr. Saracco worked most of his career in Oakland, with assignments in the Upper St. Clair-Mt. Lebanon and Carnegie-Bridgeville areas in recent years. He did collections and saw that the needs of stores, machines and some paper carriers were met.

Because of illness, he had not been on the job since last year, and he retired this year.

Jim Breier of Bethel Park, another route manager who had known Mr. Saracco since they were first-graders at St. Bernard School in Mt. Lebanon, said: "He loved his job. He loved meeting people, talking to the people. He was always fun to be around. He was always the guy who had the jokes and could make you laugh and carry a party.

John Sable, assistant single copy manager at the Post-Gazette, said, "He was always upbeat and very conscientious of his job. No matter how small the problem was, he wanted to take care of it. Let's say a store was missing a few papers. Jack was right there to take care of the problem."

Mr. Saracco joined The Pittsburgh Press as a copy boy in 1963 and met his wife, Karen Jones Saracco, who worked in the Press library, there. He spent most of his career in the circulation department at the Post­ Gazette.

His kindness was a common thread woven through his life.

His daughter, Michelle, a student at Penn State University in State College, said, "He was always trying to make everyone happy."

 

Joseph Anthony (Tony) Schafer

1944 - September 9th, 2013

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Elizabeth "Betsy" Scott

March 30th, 1944 - December 16th, 2010


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From Connie Kilb Algeo on November 20th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Elizabeth Ann Betsy Scott, 66, of Point Chautauqua, N.Y, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at the Bradley Bay Health Center in Bay Village, OH. She was born March 30, 1944 in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Mt. Lebanon, PA Betsy attended Penn Hall Academy in Chambersburg, PA and Robert Morris Business School in Pittsburgh. She was employed  as a Sales Representative with Mallet & Company of Pittsburgh. Having spent her summers at Chautauqua Lake in N.Y. she moved to Point Chautauqua permanently in 1985. She dearly loved the Chautauqua Lake community and was a member of the Point Chautauqua Historical Society and the Chautauqua Lake Association. Some of her favorite interests included gardening, genealogy and Point Chautauqua history. She was given the honorary title of Mayor of Point Chautauqua! Betsy also enjoyed her work at the Mar Mar Wine and Spirits Store in Dewittville.

 

 Betsy is survived by her sister Jean (Frank) Schembs of Avon Lake, OH, a brother John (Susan) Scott of Clearwater, FL, nephews; Stephen Schembs of Washington, D.C, Keith (Polly) Schembs of Gig Harbor, WA, Kellen (Shannon) Scott of Safety Harbor, FL, a niece; Kristin (Rich) Feronti of Avon OH, great nephew; Richie Feronti of Avon OH, great nieces; Ella and Lucy Feronti of Avon, OH, Lauren and Morgan Schembs of Gig Harbor, WA. and Karina Scott of Safety Harbor, FL. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Jean McIiwain Scott. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 7, 2011, at noon at the Busch Funeral Home in Avon Lake, Ohio, followed by a reception lunch. Internment will be at Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA on January 8, 2011 In lieu of flowers a Memorial contribution may be forwarded to the Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to the Point Chautauqua Historical Society, P.O. Box 129, Dewittville, N.Y. 14728

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ann Sherman (Skiba)

January 17th, 1946 - March 22nd, 2012


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Bill Soler

December 31st, 1943 - May 8th, 1988

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From George Watt on August 21st, 2014
Bill was a homeroom mate for 4 years.  He was captivated by science and those who took the time to get to know him knew that deep inside he was a rascal and full of fun.
One vivid memory of Bill that I may have mentioned previously is once before a test, in math or science I believe, Bill got to the classroom early, before the teacher, and wrote the key formulas needed to perform on the test between the lines of sentences already written on the board earlier that day from a previous class, unrelated to our class and test, earlier that day.  So, throughout the test heads kept tilting to the left to access the formulas.  The teacher never caught on.  Bill was a hero that day.
Rest in Peace, Bill
George Watt
 
From Cliff McMillan on August 25th, 2014
Tribute to Bill.  Bill was in my homeroom for all 4 years.  Bill was a very quiet guy always with a wry smile as if something was about to explode, and there was some truth to the exploding part.  Sometime shortly after Christmas, Bill began experimenting with his new chemistry set, and one evening concocked an explosive device.  I don't know the details of how or why the thing exploded, but it blew a large hole in Bill's brick bedroom wall.  Bill lived on a corner lot and I remember seeing large sheets of plastic covering the hole on the second floor until repairs could be made. 

There was also the Mt. Lebanon Park incident.  On a snowy winter night, a bunch of us were sledding and tobogganing on the slopes across from the REC and pool.  At the end of the evening most of us were wet and cold as we gathered at an old picnic bench that had seen better days, then someone suggested we build a fire.  There was an old 55 gallon drum to serve as our hearth. The only fuel were some old 2" planks from the busted up picnic bench, and try as we might with matches and lighters, we couldn't get the wet wood to burn.  Dah! Bill watched our feeble attempts to light the planks, then slipped away only to return a short time later.  With nary a word, he sprinkled some chemical on the wet wood, and with a muffled wooof, instant bonfire.  Bill was the hero that night.  Typical Bill, he didn't say a word, just that shy grin, like he knew all along he had the accelerant that would burn wet wood.  Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with matches (ie explosive devices).

A cold night, warm memories. 

Be at rest, Bill

Cliff
 

Jean Focer (Styen)

May 1st, 1944 - April 26th, 2014

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From Connie Kilb Algeo on June 4th, 2014
STYEN
JEAN F.
Suddenly on Saturday, April 26, 2014, Jean, age 69, of Squirrel Hill. Loving wife of Earl Styen; beloved mother of Kristina (Jason) Munchel, Tiffany (Drew) Jennings, Matthew (Edie) Styen; sister of Nancy Carroll, Elizabeth Repman, and Bill Focer; also survived by six grandchildren. Jean was a dedicated nurse at Allegheny General Hospital for 50 years and a member of the Nurses Alumni of Allegheny General Hospital. Friends received at the JOHN F. MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, INC., Butler at 52nd St., Lawrenceville, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m.
Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb
 
 

Nancy Houser (Taylor)

January 1st, 1944 - May 19th, 2014

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From Connie Kilb Algeo on June 5th, 2014
May 22, 2014
Nancy L. Taylor

Meadville Tribune
MEADVILLE — Nancy L. Taylor, 69, of Meadville, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at her residence following an unexpected illness.

She was born Sept. 20, 1944, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Elwood William and Edna Mae Langsford Houser. She married Charles L. Taylor on March 9, 1969, and he preceded her in death Nov. 18, 2013.

Nancy was employed at Kmart in Meadville for 30 years. A very artistic woman, she enjoyed painting, sewing and doing crafts. She also enjoyed traveling, including going on mission trips, but her greatest enjoyment was time spent with family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen Taylor and his wife, Diane, and William Taylor, all of Pittsburgh; a sister, Donna R. Han and her husband, Hewon, of Winston Salem, N.C.; two brothers, Larry W. Houser and his wife, Annette, of Pittsburgh and George W. Houser of Pittsburgh; three stepgrandchildren, Tyler, Hunter and Bailey; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, with the Rev. Alberta Smith, friend, officiating.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Memories and condolences may be shared at waidfuneralhome.net
 
 

Bethann Thornburgh

November 4th, 1944 - August 29th, 2003


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From Bethann Thornburgh on February 19th, 2012
Bethann was a great dancer and a very talented artist.  She was always fun to be with and miss her at the reunions. 

Andi Gamble Smith
 
From Maria (Revesz) Humphrey on May 11th, 2012
I had a call recently from Bethann's brother, Charlie.  He had come across some LEBO artifacts Bethann had carefully preerved and offered them to our Gang of 6 for use at the LEBO 50/50 event.  He told me of her career as a talented artist and illustrator.  He thought she would have come to our 50th, and perhaps led a Roundtable for the '13s who have a passion for art.  Finding one's way in life is not easy, but she never gave up her passion for freedom and self-expression.  That's what artists do, and we will remember her on 9/28 with love and admiration.   
 
From Suzi Shepard on July 3rd, 2012
When I think of darling Bethann, I shall always remember how wonderful she looked at our 40th reunion with her homemade bracelet and flirty skirt. She looked ten years younger than the rest of us. She was kind and funny and I miss her immensely.
 
From Rosita Libenson Fichtel on July 3rd, 2012
Bethan was such a breath of fresh air, always cheerful, full of fun and friendly to all. She was also an incredible artistic talent. I will always miss her.

Rosita Libenson Fichtel 
 
From Katie Jo Chivers Lane on September 17th, 2012
Image Bethann is truly missed!!  When I was looking for an illustration for our 15th reunion book, she was so happy to share her wonderful talents!!  Bethann had a wonderful smile and was always upbeat!!   RIP
 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 30th, 2012
Bethann Thornburgh- Artist and book illustrator whose drawings have appeared for 30 years in the Washington Post, and who has illustrated numerous children's books including the award-winning, "My Ballet Bag", died August 29, 2003, of lung cancer in Washington, D. C. at the age of 58.

Taken from Life in Legacy the week of September 6, 2003
 

Gay McMillen (von Staudach)

April 19th, 1944 - April 22nd, 1991


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From Gay McMillen on February 19th, 2012
Gay was a good friend of mine.  She was very witty.  Her parents were very protective and refused to let her wear bermuda shorts.  Gay would put her shorts on under her regular slacks and "Strip down" as soon as she got into my car.  She was a very good wife and mother to 3 girls.  She was a true Christian.  I have no doubt that she is with God and I hope to see her again too.

Miss you Grace.
Andi Gamble Smith
 
From Gay von Staudach (McMillen) on July 2nd, 2012
We all knew her as a slim classmate with a droll and impish sense of humor who was kind and generous to all.

It was such an honor to remain steadfast friends throughout high school, college and young adulthood until she died in her early 40s.

She fiercely loved her husband and three daughters.  We learned about courage and faith as we witnessed her battle her cancer for over ten years. She will live in our hearts forever.

Suzi Donaldson Shepard and Rosita Libenson Fichtel




 
From Connie Kilb Algeo on August 31st, 2012
Grace von Staudach

of Naples, Florida, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, Pa on Monday April 22, 1991; Grace McMillen von Staudach beloved wife of Matthew L. von Staudach, loving Mother of Kersten, Alexandra and Gabrella Victoria, sister of Marilyn DiSalvio of Fort Walton, Beach, Florida.

Friends may call at Laughlins Inc. 222 Washington Rd. Mt. Lebanon Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Services will be held in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Memorials may be made to Naples Hospice 6th Ave. Naples, Florida 33942
 
From Gary Christensen on December 13th, 2012
Gay and I met at Penn State and discovered we were both Mt Lebanon grads --her 62 and me 64.  Gay was a tremendous help my freshman year and it is great to see she had the pleasure of having and raising children.  Unfortunately we separated with my transfer to U of I,  so Gay if you can read this sorry to see cancer struck and so glad I knew you.  Gary
 

Alice Arth (Watson)

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From Sandy Blumfeldt on June 14th, 2012
Alice, your smile was as big as you were!! And we always kidded that your name rhymed with your street. Alice Arth lived on Barth!
You left us too soon Alice. But I will always remember your smiling pleasant nature!
 
From Kathie (Williams) Miller on October 11th, 2012
Alice dear smiling through the terrible headaches you suffered with in high school.  How you worried your friends about them but still you smiled you way through the days.  God loved you.  He took you to Him when the pain was really bad.  He knew you wanted so bad to stay with your little boy and loving husband.  Your baby tucked away inside your body you lovingly kept with you.  God needed you with Him for reasons we cannot question.  May He keep and love you and your child.