New Home Page York High School, Class of 1952

 
 Life is like a train ride.  We get on.  We ride for awhile.  And then we get off.
               Come ride with me...by pointing to and clicking on any of the immediate photos below.
                  Many thanks to Ralph Punky Stevens, York '52 for this.

 

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IN MEMORIAM
Last updated: 08-09-17: ( 199 Class Deaths Reportable at this time )
 
DID YOU KNOW?---The York H.S. Class of 1952 has multiple websites.
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          I'm glad you're in my dash--- (A poem by Linda Ellis, 1996):
            
      ;   ---to see a video of this, first turn off music playing in left-hand sidebar, then point to and click--> here  <---  and WAIT...
 
 ;       "...I read of a man who stood to speak
      ;    At the funeral of a friend
  ;       He referred to the dates on the tombstone
      ;   From the beginning...to the end.

            He noted that first came his date of birth
            And spoke the following date with tears,
            But he said what mattered most of all
            Was the dash between those years. (yyyy-yyyy)

                  For that dash represents all the time
                  That he spent alive on earth...
                  And now only those who loved him
                  Know what that little line is worth.

                        For it matters not, how much we own;
                        the house...the cash,
                        What matters is how we live and love
                        And how we spend our dash..."
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Is my job done?

Mike (Burt in our day) Scahill is a member of York '52
                        
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             ___________ ON THE IMPORTANCE OF F R I E N D S ___________

 

Why do I have a variety of friends who are all so different in character? How is it possible that I can get along with them all? I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me.

With one of them I am polite. With another I joke. I can sit down and talk about serious matters with one. With another I laugh a lot. I listen to one friend's problems. Then I listen to another one's advice for me.

 

My friends are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When completed, they form a treasure box. Imagine that:---A treasury of friends !  Listed here below are some of my friends who once understood me better than I did myself.

 

At one time these were among the friends who supported me through the good days and bad. Present-day doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. My doctor calls them Vitamin F (F for Friends) and counts the benefits of friends, past and present, as essential to our well being.

 

Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes. And if you enjoy Vitamin F continually, you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age ! The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments, it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%.

 

I am so happy to have such a stock of Vitamin F ! We should value our friends and keep in touch with them. And we should try to see them from time-to-time, even if we can only visualize their presence in a listing like this, remembering the times we were together, as best we can, even praying for each other in moments like these. Thank you all for coming to visit your's and my York '52 friends here today.

...Bruce**** with many thanks to yet another of my friends, Pat Lira, York '52, for this idea --- for you see, we once played on the same team together...

 

       

 

 

 

Author and songwriter, Bonnie Ware, shares with us:--- "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying"

 

 

   1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, and not the life others expected of me.

 

 

   2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard during my lifetime.

 

 

   3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings better.

 

 

   4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

   Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks, and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

   It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life quickly all fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love and will leave behind. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is this that becomes so important to all, for in the end, it all comes down to love and relationships. That is all that remains in the final weeks of Life--- Love and Relationships.

 

 

   5. I wish that I had let myself become happier. Remember this:--- Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously... choose wisely... choose honestly. Choose Happiness.

 

       

 

 



"Don't Cry Because it's Over....Smile Because It Happened"

Allen Abraham...............(unconfirmed dates) ....... see New Notes B

Jane Alderson...............(1934-2005) ....... see Presumed Deceased

Alma Doraine Anderson.............(____- 2006)....... see New Notes: C

Dan Anderson..................(unconfirmed dates)....... see New Notes: D

Peter Anderson...........................(1935 -2004)....... see New Notes: E

Barbara J. Archer...........................(1934- 2008)....... see New Notes: F

 

Marilyn M. Ashby Taylor.................(1934-2003)....... see New Notes: G

Joanne Carolyn Aue Warner.....(unconfirmed dates)....... see Presumed Deceased

Carol J. Bartels Holzer...................(1935-2009)....... see New Notes: A

 

 


 

 

Grace C. Behegan Perkins...............(1933-2014)....... see Presumed Deceased

Margaret Bell Acton........................(1934-2012)....... see Presumed Deceased

Ralph R. Bell................................(1934-2012)....... see Other Notes #4

Loretta Belobraydich Havemann..(unconfirmed dates).. see Presumed Deceased

Barbara Betz Kizirian.....................(1934-1999)....... see New Notes: H

Dr. Wallace R. Blischke.....................(1934-2013)....... see Presumed Deceased

 

Richard Borneman.........................(1934-1995)....... see New Notes: I

Fred Bosselman.....(1934-2013)....... see Death Notice: NOTES # 6

Evelyn Bossley............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Laverne Bowman Jenson.......(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Barbara Brown Hoffman............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Richard (Dick) Burke...(1934-2008)....... see Death Notice NOTE  # 2

 

Sally A. Butler Schlegel.................(1934-1999)....... see New Notes: J

Daniel F. Butterfield.....(1934-1994)....... see Death Notice NOTE # 3

Vivian Buxton Leber......................(1935-1998)....... see New Notes: K

Eugene D. Canfield........................(1934-1988)....... see New Notes: L

Fred T. Capelle.............................(1934-1990)....... see New Notes: M

Richard H. Carlson ............(1934 - 2010) see Presumed Deceased

Earl J. Carney...............(1934-2013 or 2015)....... see Presumed Deceased

 

Marvin Chaney..............................(1933-2004)....... see New Notes: N

Sharon "Shay" Christianson Grimm (1935-1970)..... see New Notes: O

Richard William Cilek.....................(1934-1989)....... see New Notes: P

Anna Louise Cohan Horne....(1934-2016) see Presumed Deceased

Robert J. Conlin.............................(1934-2011)....... see New Notes: Q

Shirley Cope Volkman ........(1934 - 1991) see Presumed Deceased

Robert (Bobby) Dale Cords...........(1934-2003)....... see New Notes: R

 

Helen Crowell Metzinger............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

David Cunningham............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Norma Decker...............(1934 - 1998) see Presumed Deceased

Marianne DeCraene Sendejo.......(1934-1993)....... see New Notes: S

Robert E. DesRosiers....................(1933-2000)....... see obituary # 4

Carol Dunnivant Cygan..................(1934-1991)....... see New Notes: T

 

Allen "Al" Durham............................(1933-2002)....... see obituary # 5

Laverne Marilyn Ebert...................(1934-1995)....... see New Notes: U

Ruth Ellis............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

 

 

 

 

Richard (Dick) D. Ellzey..... ..........(1934-1993)....... see New Notes: W

James R. Erickson.........................(1934-2002)....... see New Notes: X

Phoebe Ernst Husek......(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

 

Joan A. Esch Schweppe.................(1934-1995)....... see New Notes: Y

Marilyn Yvonne Ewert Sturm.....(1934-2013)....... see Other Notes # 3

Betty Fellows McGowan................(1934-2004)....... see New Notes: Z

Kathy G. Flechsig Spannuth............(1934-1992)....... see Obituary # 0

Richard F. Franzen...................(1934-1995)....... see New Notes: AA

Phyllis Evelyn Frega Dew.........(1934-1999)....... see New Notes: BB

 

Ronald W. Frick........................(1933-1996)....... see New Notes: CC

George R. Friese......................(1936-2015)....... see New Notes: PPPP

Shirley Lynn Fullmer.................(1934-1994)....... see New Notes: DD

Gary Garvins................................(1935-2012)....... see New Notes: EE

Ron Grayheck...........................(1934-1993)....... see New Notes: FF

John H. Green.............(1934-2013)....... see Death Notice NOTES  # 4

 

James W. Greene.......................(1934-2004)....... see New Notes: GG

Eugene Frederick Hadley........(1934-2016)....... see New Notes: OOOO

Victor S. Hammer, Jr...................(1934-1992)....... see New Notes: HH

Carolyn Ann Hanewinckel...(unconfirmed dates).. see New Notes: II

Marjorie Hansen Schilling..........(1934-2000)....... see New Notes: JJ

 

Henry C. Harger............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Sharone Hart Stretch............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

James C. Heiss...........................(1933-1978)....... see New Notes: KK

Dr. Judith Hendrickson Bowman, MD....(1934 - 2016) see Presumed Deceased

 

 

 

 

William H. Heyden......................(1935-1983)....... see New Notes: LL

Phyliss Ann Higley...................(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Delories Hill...............................(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

 

Jo Hill...............................(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Gordon L. Hoffie.........................(1934-2006)....... see New Notes: MM

"Trudi" Gertrude Hoffman Lierman..(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Ronald C. Hoffman.....................(1934-2000)....... see New Notes: NN

Eugene Alan Holderman...........(1934-1998)....... see New Notes: OO

Lauren D. Holliday....................(1934-2006)....... see New Notes: PP

 

Florence L. Irwin Hester.............(1934-2005)....... see New Notes: QQ

Robert (Bob) Jacobson...(1934-2014).. Death Notice NOTES  # 5A

Mary Jane Jaeger.............................(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Kenneth C. Jamison...................(1934-2007)....... see New Notes: RR

James David Jasper..................(1934-2001)....... see New Notes: SS

Caroline Johnson Jackson............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Jean Joann (Johnson) Emmel..(1933-2004)....... see New Notes: TT

 

Jean Keller.............................(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Reed Kennedy............................(1932-1992)....... see New Notes: UU

Gordon F. Kirchoff.................(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Adrienne Fay Klank Grabow.....(1935-2003)....... see New Notes: VV

Eleanor J. Klose Mowbray.....(1934-2017)....... see New Notes: RRRR

Patty L. Knepple Grobner.....(1934-2016)....... see New Notes: QQQQ

Jean Kohler Mueller............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Pat Kolzow Cunningham............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Henry Charles Koop...................(1934-2005)....... see New Notes: WW

David Lee Kors..........................(1934-2015)....... see Death Notice: Notes # 9

Lionel R. Krauskopf....................(1934-1989)....... see New Notes: XX

 

Donald J. Kruppenbacher............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Glen Richard Kruse............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Henry (Hank) Martin Albert Kruse..(1934-2005)... see New Notes: YY

William Lambie...........(unconfirmed dates)....... see New Notes: ZZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Langer............................(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

 

Jack Lewis Langille.................(1934-2012)....... see death notice # 3

James R. Lass.........................(1933-2004)....... see Presumed Deceased

Carol Jean Lecture Schaidler...(1934-2007)....... see death notice # 1

Sharon M. (Lewis) Johnson..(1934-1993)....... see Presumed Deceased

William  C. Lloyd.................(1934-2011)....... see New Notes: AAA

John 'Jack' Long.......................(1934-2009)....... see New Notes: BBB

 

Klaus Lorenzen..................(1934-1969)....... see New Notes: CCC

Ronald D. Low............................(1934-1997)....... see obituary # 2

Richard Brian (Dick) Lynn.........(1934-2005)....... see obituary # 8

 

 

 

Dan Mabee............................(1934 - 2014) see Presumed Deceased

 

 

 

 

Douglas C. MacPartland.......(1933-2000)....... see New Notes: DDD

(Neil) John C. Marshall............(1934-2002)....... see New Notes: EEE

Lincoln Marunday...........(unconfirmed dates)....... see New Notes: FFF

 

Dr. Willard (Bill) R. McDaniel..(1934-2000)....... see Obituary # 7

James R. McFadden.......(1934-2013) see Presumed Deceased

Howard McGee.................(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Lois Mensing Voska.......(1933-2012) see Presumed Deceased

Dr. Arthur G. (Toby) Metcalfe...(1934-2003)see New Notes: GGG

Harold A. Miller..................(1935-1969)....... see New Notes: HHH

John A. Mobeck....................(1933-1976)....... see New Notes: III

 

James H. Moore............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Reinhold Mueller............(1933 - 2000) see Presumed Deceased

Robert M. (Bob) Muntner..(1934-2006).. see obituary # 9

Joan Myers Nicklas............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Stanley M. Nation...............(1934-2010)....... see video # 1

Frances (Fran) Nicoll Pitchford (1934-1999) see obituary # 6

 

Jules Frederick Nielsen....(1933-2007)... see New Notes: JJJ

Kenneth H. Niemann............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Jeanne Ninnemann.......(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Mary Lou O'Dell Burns.....(1934-1997)....... see New Notes: KKK

 

 

 

 

Lea Rogers Oliver..............(1934-1987)....... see New Notes: LLL

 

Myrna Olsen Frappier.....(unconfirmed dates).. see New Notes: MMM

Rita Paoli Witt............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Marjorie Carolyn Parker Pivonka..(1934-1996). see New Notes: QQQ

Robert V. Parrott.............................(1935-2015)....... see obituary # 1

Marvin Patz....................(1934-1993)....... see New Notes:NNN

Barbara Peiler Wiltfong............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Earl V. Perrin......(unconfirmed dates)....... see New Notes: OOO

 

Dick A. Peterson............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Virginia Kathleen Pitt Foster....(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Olga M. Podgornik Lederer...(1934-2002)... see New Notes: PPP

Richard R. (Dick) Polonus..(1934-2006). see obituary # 10

Kenneth E. Rada...............(1934-1977)....... see New Notes: RRR

 


































 

Carol Ritzmann Leonard....(1934-2007).. see New Notes: SSS

Ronnie R. Robel...................(1934-2007)... see New Notes: TTT

Dolores Rohlfs Swanson....(1934-1996).. see New Notes: UUU

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Sandman.............(1933 - 2006) see Presumed Deceased

Roberta Sang Wagner.............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

 

Beverly Schafer Olson.....(1934-2004)...see New Notes: WWW

Donna L. Schalo Bunge.....(1933-1995).. see New Notes: XXX

Arlene A. Schmidt.............(1934 - 1995) see Presumed Deceased

Carl K. Schmidt.............(1934 - 2012) see Presumed Deceased

Charles R. (Bud) Schmook. (1934 - late 1950's - KIA) see New Notes: YYY



Marge Schwarz......................(1934-2010).. see obituary # 13

 

Maureen Seep Frost........(1933-2007)....... see New Notes: ZZZ

Carolyn Shaffer Schumacker (unconfirmed dates) see New Notes: AAAA

Nancy G. Shirky MacFarland (unconfirmed dates) see New Notes: BBBB

DeForest B. Shotts............(1933-1993)...... see New Notes: CCCC

John Fairbanks Smith......(unconfirmed dates).. see Other Notes #2

Russell F. Smith..................(1934-2007).... see New Notes: DDDD

 

Suzzane Belle Smith Kearley..(1934-2004). see New Notes: EEEE

Peter R. Sonderegger (1934-2012) see Death Notice: NOTES # 7

Lois Spafford Goranson .....(unconf'd dates) see Presumed Deceased

Barbara J.Strachan McMurry..(1934-2012)... see obituary # 14

John R. Swanson............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Walt Carl Swanson............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Marion Adam Taras...........(1933-2010)....... see Other Notes #6

 

Gary L. Thibodeau...........(1933-1975)....... see New Notes: FFFF

SP4 Ronald Paul Thumm...........(1934-2011)....... see Presumed Deceased

Lorene Tuell............(undonfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Delores Vogt Morgan........(undonfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Barbara Voss Bilek......(1934-2012).. see Other Notes #5

Ronald G. Weber............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Barbara Ann Wegner Johnson..(1933-2008). see New Notes: GGGG

 

Louis Duke Weiss. (1934-2015).. see New Notes: MMMM

Dorothy West Weimer.......(1934-1983)... see New Notes: HHHH

Gerald F. "Jerry" Wheeler..(1934-2012).. see death notice # 4

Vivian Orida Wiegrefe Kay...(1934-2016) see Presumed Deceased

Donald E. White.......(1934-2014)... see New Notes: NNNN

Jane E. Whitney Robins.....(1934-2010).... see obituary # 12

Robert Wilson............(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Dr. Robert (Bob) H. Winemiller...(????-2009)....... see obituary # 11

Roger Wolf.......................(1993-1977)....... see New Notes: IIII

 

Constance A. (Connie) Wolfe Irish(1934-2005).. see death notice NOTE # 1

Donald L.Worley...................(1933-1999)....... see New Notes: JJJJ

Dennis J. Woywood...............(1934-2006)....... see death notice # 2

Camillia S. Wright........(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Diane Wright........(unconfirmed dates) see Presumed Deceased

Ronald B. Wynn...............(1933-1995)....... see New Notes: KKKK

 

Robert E. Yde.................(1934-2006)....... see New Notes: LLLL

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio:-- "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life has taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written."

 

"1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short Ė enjoy it. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will...... 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check. 9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.;      10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

 

11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.       12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 14. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.        16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 17. It's never too late to be happy. But itís all up to you and no one else. 18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.          20. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.

 

21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 22. The most important sex organ is the brain. 23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?' 25. Always choose life.      26. Forgive but donít forget. 27. What other people think of you is none of your business. 28. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.              29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

 

31. Believe in miracles.     32. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 33. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 34. Your children get only one childhood.     35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.     38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need. 39. The best is yet to come.         40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 41. Yield. 42. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

 

Thanks to Carolyne Larson Jordan, York '52, for this...

E-mail information re: additional death notices to be included here (or corrections to those posted above) to Bruce Downey at   hdowney@vt.edu

Inclusive dates, when displayed, have been confirmed by the SSDI at ancestry.com.  Unconfirmed dates, when displayed, require additional information, such as last known address or last married name, etc., before an SSDI confirmation can be obtained.