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Collingswood High School Class of 1961 Reunion Web Site

Announcements/Comments

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10/29/01 From Kelle:
We received notice over the weekend that Ralph Crane passed away about three years ago.

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11/29/01 From Kelle:
Received an email from Cordelia "Dee" Ryerson (Schuyler) today. She is now off of our "Lost Classmates" list!

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12/23/2001 From Cordelia "Dee" Schuyler (Ryerson):
Comments: Thanks Bruce for checking Classmates.com and finding me! It's wonderful re-connecting with you all. Thanks Kelle for keeping up with us. Count me in for the next party. Dee

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12/24/01 From Tom Burkman:
Comments: Hey, Colls! This website is really cool. The reunion would be hard to top. I hope people will organize a scaled-down 45th. Best wishes to all.

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12/24/01 From Ted Kelly:
Thank you for bringing a little Home out to the West Coast! Have a great Holiday!

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1/3/02 From Betty Ann Spencer (McGloughlin):
Comments: Sorry I couldn't make it to the reunion! My husband and I are planning one last move. This time to Northeastern North Carolina, so, God-willing we should make the next reunion. Chuck, my husband, a retired Navy Commander, served 30 years in the Navy. We have two daughters, Kelly, now 24, will receive a Masters from Texas A&M in May and she and her fiancee will head somewhere while he works on his grad degree. Our youngest daughter, Christine, now 23, graduated from college and is working for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Our three cats rule the household and will be coming with us when we move. Best to all, especially Dr. Jay Simmons. By the way, in the course of my life since high school--good god, so long ago--I taught high school German, English, Math and General Science for 10 years before marrying. Since then we have been traveling the world and raising the girls. I now do cross stitch designing and will be featured soon in the magazine, Crazy for Cross Stitch published by the Needlecraft Shop pubishers here in Texas.
From Kelle: Betty also provided us with her current info! She is now off of our "Lost Classmates" list.

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1/17/02 From Kelle:
Received a message from Harold Mangold giving an address for Robert Newman. He's now off of our "Lost Classmates" list.

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2/19/02 From Kelle:
Received an email from Marvin Hand today. He is now off of our "Lost Classmates" list.

From Marvin Hand:
Is anyone interested in a get-together for those classmates living in the Southwest?


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3/28/02 From Kelle:
Received current information on Carol LeGrand (Slavin).  She is now off of our "Lost Classmates" list!

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4/3/02 From Judith Anderson:  Hi! Just had the opportunity to view the website...it is great. I still would like to receive mail (real or electronic)especially from my Tatum classmates.( Is that the correct spelling???It has been soooooooo long.)

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7/29/02 From Kelle:
I have been given information on Ronald Wesley.  He has now been removed from the "Lost Classmates" list!

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10/31/02 From Kelle:
On 10/23/02 Ken saw an In Memoriam in the Courier Post for Raymond G. Miller who passed away on October 11, 2002.

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3/21/03 From Kelle:
OBIT in today's Courier Post for Charles A. Dorner, Jr. who passed away on March 18, 2003.  If you would like any info on the services, please contact me.

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April 3, 2003 From Kelle:
Alicia Wurst (Buck) died today.  If you would like any info with regard to the services etc., please contact me.

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July 17, 2003 From Kelle:
Marshall Jackel died on July 14, 2003.  If you would like any information regarding the services, please contact me.

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January 27, 2004 From Kelle:
Ken has been in contact with Linda (Scarpignato) Dourney!  She is now off of our "Lost Classmates" list!!!

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March 3, 2004 from Kelle:
It has come to our attention that William J. Veitenhemier, Jr. passed away on February 11, 2004.

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March 19, 2004 From Kelle:
Ken has found information on Sheila (Berezow) Rich.  She is now off our "Lost Classmates" List!

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March 31, 2004 From Kelle:
We have received a note from Loretta DelPalazzo.  She is now off our "Lost Classmates" list!

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April 19, 2004 from Kelle:
We have heard from Annette (Arsenault) Mathews.  She is now off our "Lost Classmates" List!

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September 1, 2004 from Kelle:
Harold "Tex" C. Mangold passed away today.  Services are scheduled for Monday 9/6.  If you'd like any information, please contact me.

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August 4, 2005, From Ken Landis via an email to all classmates we have an email address for:
 

Dear Colls ‘61 Classmates,

 

Last evening I received an e-mail from "Classmates.com" that was captioned "your reunion home page". It purports to be the official website of our class reunion.  In the e-mail it lists Bruce Greenberg as the group contact.  I have spoken to Bruce and he tells me that he had nothing to do with setting up this e-mail page.  It appears to be a moneymaking effort on the part of Classmates.com.  You cannot get any information to or from the website without becoming a paid member.  Suffice to say, this is not the official web site for our class reunion.

 

The one good thing that did come out of this was the galvanizing of an effort by the true reunion committee to determine if there is interest in having a 45th year reunion in 2006.  Are you interested?  If so, what type of reunion would you like to have?  The class of ‘60 recently had a low-key reunion in the Collingswood Community Center.  Is this of interest to you?  If you have interest, would you be willing to work on a reunion committee?

 

Please let us know of your interest, either for or against a reunion, within the next week or so.  If we are going to do it, we will need as much lead time as possible.  If you know of a class member who may not be receiving this e-mail, please pass it on to them and ask them to respond also.

 

The 40th reunion was a hoot!  Maybe we shouldn't wait to 50.

 

Best wishes and looking forward to your response.

 

 

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November 19, 2007 From Virginia:  Good News, we just heard from Robert (Bob) Tundermann.  He is now removed from our "Lost Classmates" list

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November 19, 2007 From Virginia:  Good News!  We have just heard from Dorothy J. Doreian (Scott)

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January 18, 2008-From Ron Young:  I went to Drexel and got a degree in Mechanical Engineering, married 38.5 years with 2 old kids.  We usually go to Thommy G's on Friday nights to see Mick Corman play and sing.  See you there.   
 
 

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January 18, 2008-From Virginia:  Happy New Year-2008.  We hope this is a great year to come for all of you. 

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January 18, 2008 From Virginia:  We have heard from Rita (kujawa) Lipski- she is now off the "Lost Classmate" list.

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January 22, 2008 From Virginia:  Good News- Larry Kelly has been removed from the "Lost Classmate" List.  Keep spreading the word-we love to remove Lost Classmates from that list.  It means more people to party with next reunion.

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BLAIR, RONALD T.

On June 7, 2008, of Cherry Hill. Age 64.
Beloved father of Kristin Blair of Concord, CA and Cheryl (Gary) Cunningham of Dublin, Ireland. Dear brother of the late Joyce Baker. Former spouse and best friend of Pam Blair and Kristin's and Cheryl's mother Carolyn Smith. Uncle of Stacy (David) Martin and Tracy (Tammy) Baker. Loving step father of Amanda (Kevin), Christopher and Andrew Hartung. Also survived by great nieces and nephews Olivia and Wyatt Martin; Brett and Jarett Baker; and life long friends Ken and Carol Landis.
Ron graduated from Collingswood High School in 1961 and Drexel Institute of Technology in 1969. He worked in real estate as an agent and builder for many years. Ron was the founder of Record Masters, a company specializing in hospital record management. He recently founded Source 4 Teachers, a company inspired by Pam Blair. It is a substitute teacher data base and placement company. Ron was an active and dedicated member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Camden. He took great pride and enjoyment in his involvement with Junior Achievement. Ron had a life long passion for automobiles. His other interests included summers at the shore, travel and anything related to business and the community.  The family requests memorial contributions to the Rotary Club of Camden, P.O. Box 367, Collingswood, NJ 08108 or the Nanette Harrell Low Memorial Scholarship Fund at Collingswood H.S., 2547 Woodleigh Rd., Havertown, PA 19083.

RON YOU WILL BE MISSED-

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September 8, 2009 From Virginia:  Good News- Susan Dezii Possamato has been removed from the "Lost Classmate" List.  She emailed us just the other day.  Her married name is Susan Sansone and she now lives in Florida.  We were glad to remove her from the lost list and now we have one more person to send the next party invite too. 

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mailto:office@kenlandislaw.com

Collingswood High’61 Classmates

 

September 17, 2010

 

It's reunion time! Summer is over and it's time to start planning for the big one – 50th year high school class reunion. Our “golden anniversary”!

 

The reunion will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 20, 21 and 22, 2011. There will be an informal get-together on Friday night, activities during the day Saturday with the grand soirée that evening and a brunch on Sunday. The past reunions have been a blast and we’re expecting the 50th year reunion to be even more so. Mark your calendars now.

 

HELP! The committee needs help. We need help finding classmates, organizing activities, handling logistics, etc., etc. Can you help? Bruce Greenberg has, once again, agreed to oversee the production of a yearbook. In the next couple of weeks, you will be receiving from Bruce a questionnaire about activities and plans for the future.  But, Bruce needs help finding our classmates. We need sleuths. In this day of Without a Trace, NCIS, CSI, etc., investigators are needed. And, our "inspector general" Bruce will pass on the trade secrets to anyone interested.

 

In the meantime, please pass this e-mail/letter on to any classmate with whom you are in contact. Please have her/him send their e-mail/snail mail address to me. We would like to get as many classmates in the know about the reunion as possible.

 

Please e-mail how you want to help.

 

BLUE AND GOLD FOREVER.

 

 Sincerely,

 

Ken Landis

 

 

 

 

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November 10, 2010
 
Great News....Gordon Gold from the Class of 1961 has been located.  We are looking forward to seeing him at the 50th Reunion. 
 
Alright, that is one more person found.  We have several more to go.  Keep up the good work!  
 
 

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December 15, 2010
 
We received notice today that Elise Fries (Gjellestad) passed away in August of 2008.  If anyone knows of a classmate that has passed away, please call us.- Virginia, Secretary to Kenneth W. Landis

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Hi All, I am sure most of you know this news already.  In today's Couier Post is the death notice of Collingswood High School's beloved Choir Director for many years, Edgar L. Wallace.  He was 90 and passed on April 2.  His service will be on April 30th in Lancaster, Pa.  His wife Eleanor is still living; they were married 63 years.  For those of us in the Glee Club, Choir or both, there are many memories of this wonderful Director of Music.  He was the best.    Suzanne B.

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June 8, 2011
 
Dear Classmates:
 
Robert Ragone has been found.  We have removed him from the lost classmates list.  Please take a look, if you know of someone who is still on the list, please let us know or contact that person and ask them to contact us.  The more the merrier for the 55th Reunion!

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We are saddened at our loss.  Please keep Marie's family in your thoughts and prayers. 

 

Marie Ripa

AGE: 68 • Bellmawr

Marie E. Ripa (nee Sabatino), on July 8, 2011, of Bellmawr, age 68, after a long medical illness. Devoted daughter of the late Arthur and Lena Sabatino. Beloved wife of Dino V. Loving mother of sons Dino A. Ripa (wife Rowena) and Michael Ripa. Devoted grandmother of Mia Bella Ripa. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Marie graduated from Collingswood High School and recently attended her 50 year reunion. She was a homemaker and worked for many years as a hairdresser and in retail business. She loved spending time with her children and granddaughter. Marie enjoyed cooking, shopping and visiting the casinos with her friends. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing from 7 to 9pm Tuesday evening and 8:15 to 9:15am Wednesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am Wednesday at St. Rita of Cascia Parish, Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum, Cherry Hill. If desired, donations may be made to Cooper University Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, c/o MaryJo Cimino, 1 Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103. Family and friends may share memories at
www.GardnerFuneralHome.com.

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