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TOWSON HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS of 1969
40 + 1 Reunion
Saturday, October 9th, 2010
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium MD
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The Reunion Committee:
On behalf of the reunion
committee, I would like to thank everyone for coming to the reunion and
helping to make it a success. We hope to see everyone at the next one in four years!... Todd
Thanks to Dave for organizing the Boordy
gig, and for buying the wine!
We would also like to acknowledge the help of Arden Lowndes and Paula Dugdale, without whose help, we would have incurred a whole lot more work.
Arden was also responsible for rounding up a couple people we would have otherwise missed.
Also, a big thanks to Dianne Glock's sister Donna (THS Class of 79) for helping at the check-in table!
We missed you Paula, enjoy the pix!
Hard at work, planning at Marcia's
Despite the fact that I seemed to be
everywhere taking pictures, it seems I may have missed a few
So Please share your pictures, email them to me at: email@example.com
Please note, most of the pictures are around one and a half meg JPEGS if you go to view or download them, hope ya'll got a hi-speed connection!
for a list of our classmates in Word format
Anyone not wishing to be on the list, please let me know, firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with great sadness to report the latest of our great friends to leave us, Steve Justis. Paula Dugdale emailed me with the news the other day, and said he passed away on January the 21st, 2011. We are all glad we got to see him at the reunion, but it was much to short a time to really catch up with him. He will be very much missed by all of us for the friendship, kindness, respect, and humor he bestowed on all of us. Photo by Chris Reichhart Strassner.
And We Would Like To Remember Those That Couldn't Be With Us:
Barb Button (6/2009)
Fran Grandes DelMazo
Fred Metschulat (2010)
Kathy Shell (10/2010)
Jim Stephenson (2009)
Marcia Conlin and Betsy Pritcher made the board, Photo by Suzie Gaston
This photo was passed on to me by Jean Lillquist, who in turn received it from Jim's sister Janie
It's at the head of Springer's Point Nature Train on Ocracoke Island NC
We thank Janie for sharing this with us!
Last summer while running errands before the
reunion, I stopped by THS to see about buying a 2010 yearbook and had the
opportunity to chat with the advisor for the yearbook staff, Ms. Claire Fluharty.
Because of this, and seeing how poor a lot of the pictures were in the yearbook, Dianne and I decided to donate a Canon camera to them.
I dropped the camera off the week before Christmas, and Ms. Fluharty was very surprised.
If ya'll are ever thinking of making a donation to somewhere, the staff and kids at THS are very appreciative and it's going to a really good cause!
One of my neighbors is in the 10th grade at THS and has Ms. Fluharty for English... Ryan says they are all looking forward to putting out a much better yearbook this year.
Dianne and I ran into Mr. Farrier at the Peppermill this past Sunday (6FEB11), and as luck would have it, they sat at the table next to us. We caught up a little, and found out that Mr. Mihok had passed away about a year and a half ago, and Mr. Mar was now living in an assisted living facility, with all of his family gone. Also found out that Mr. Farrier worked at Towson for 29 years, it was 26 years ago that he retired, and he still lives only a block or two away from THS. He was surprised to hear that Towson was a magnet school for lawyers, and that schools had done away with things in Phys Ed like making you climb a rope to the top of the gym :-) If anyone feels like catching up with him, he and his wife frequent the Peppermill every Sunday night around 7:30PM.
Floor plan for THS
Did you know these famous people were born
the year we graduated from THS?
from upchucky.com, the music links below
A little pre-reunion fun and crabbing at Ocean Pride on Friday night....
Back in 1970 (I think), I stopped by THS for some (now) unforgotten reason and managed to snap off a few pix of some of the teachers I had......
Mrs. Alston - English
Mr. Mihok - History - RIP 2009
Mr. Sparzak - Vice Principal
Miss. Crouse - French
Mr. Murray - Librarian
I also encouraged Mr Randy Walker (Phys Ed) to get his ham radio license after he retired from teaching, and I used to see Mr. James Farrier (another Phys Ed teacher) in and around the community theater circuit when I was doing techie stuff there, and still see him once in a great while at the Peppermill!... toddo
Early activity around the check-in table
Jody Mack and Betsy Pritcher
Suzie Gaston and her husband Dan
Steve Justis and Arden Lowndes
Connie Spanos and Sam Englehart
Debi Bindi and her husband Dave
Report Card from the 12th grade, and no, you can't see my grades.....
Checking Steve Justis in with most of the committee present, Frank, Marcia, Dianne, Suzie, and Jean, now that's service!
Bob MacMeekin and his wife Colleen, and Richard Graham's wife Nancy Ann checking out the yearbooks
Tim North and his friend Terry
Arden Lowndes and his sister Parker
Dave Holdefer and his wife Cheryl
Marcia Conlin and her husband Jim
Betsy Pritcher and Marcia Conlin
Bob MacMeekin and Carol Brown
Dianne Glock, Jean Reinhart, Marcia Conlin, and Betsy Pritcher
Carder Mills, Tim Caslin, and Bob Derbyshire
Gary Zour, Paul Tegtmeier, and Carder Mills
Missy (from the hotel staff) getting the party going, without her help, we would have been stuck in the mud.....
Steve Justis and Joanne Hodge
Larry Preller and Debbie Stein
Jeff Dreisbach and Frank Filer
Deb Spicer, Lindsay Seeds, and Carol Brown
John Appling and his wife Sharon
Betsy Pritcher and Joanne Hodge's husband Henry
Betsy Pritcher, Jean Lilquist, and Joanne Hodge
John Appling and his wife Sharon, Tim North and his friend Terry
Connie Spanos, Sam Englehart, Pam Poletis, and Bob Freeze
Jacquie Cummins and Brucie Tolson
Rick Goodhand, Dave Holdefer, and the Prellers
Larry Preller and his wife
Judi Bonney and Meg Fitzgerald
Richard Graham and Meg Fitzgerald at the sign in table.
Todd Sestero and Lindsay Seeds, the sole reps for the 12N homeroom
Paul Tegtmeier and his wife Linda
Fred Harrison and his wife Maggie... Hey Fred, I'm over here!
Fred, Maggie, and Frank Filer, with Mark Clark watchin over in the background
Gary Zour and Steve Justis
Richard Graham and his wife Nancy Ann
Ron Culbertson and Victor Giordano
Lindsay Seeds showing off
Pam Poletis and Bob Freeze (who gave him that guest badge???)
Michelle McWilliams... don't go looking for her in our yearbook, she's Suzie Gaston's sister from the THS Class of 72!
Marcia Conlin and Dave & Cheryl Holdefer
Darby Waters and Frank Filer
John Harter and his wife Nancy
Rick Goodhand and Jeff Dreisbach
Carder Mills and Arden Lowndes catching up.... nice shirt Arden!
Gary Durrett, Chris Reichart, and Barbara Atkinson
Chris Reichart and Steve Justis
Mark Clark, check out the armor (photo from Suzie Gaston)
Suzie Gaston and Frank Filer (photo from Suzie)
Chris Reichart, Debbie Stine, Jean Brown, and Barbara Atkinson
Larry Preller joins the ladies above
Nancy Hartung and Lenore Chapman
Rick Goodhand, Barbara Atkinson, Debbie Stine, and Todd Sestero
John Harter and Chris Reichart
Pat Godman and Cheryl Latchaw
Dave Holdefer and Michelle McWilliams (photo from Suzie Gaston)
Sam Englehart, David Fair, and David Miller
Jean Brown and Mary Sklarevski
Libby Eife and her husband Bruce
Gary Zour and his wife Joann
Rick Goodhand and Tom Dawes... boy, that Rick sure gets around.....
Chris Reichart taking a few extra glasses :-)
Mike Berry (Sue's husband), Betsy Pritcher, Sue Huntley, and Adrienne Winter
Kay Arwady, Jody Mack, and Betsy Pritcher
Barbara Atkinson, Debbie Stein and Pam Poletis
Kitty Hanson and Fred Sibley
Todd Sestero, still the geek after 40+ years, what else do you expect from head of the AV crew? :-)
Lindsay Seeds and Deb Spicer
Rick Goodhand, Connie Spanos, and Pam Poletis
Carol Brown, Arden Lowndes, Steve Justis, and Parker Lowndes clowning it up!
Deb Spicer and her husband James
Connie Spanos and Meg Fitzgerald
John Harter and David Fair
Debbi and Dave struttin!
Barbara Atkinson, Debbie Stein, Pam Poletis, and that Rick Goodhand guy again
Saying goodbyes, it's almost 11
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