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1970's - 1980's - Bob Corley (age 91), former Music Director in the Weston Public Schools, passed away this week. He lived in Maine, where his service will be held. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 6, at 1:00pm at the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Rd., Kittery, Maine. His obituary may be found here. (11-5-13)
1964 - The Class of 1964 is planning a 50th Reunion July 19, 2014, at Henderson House in Weston. The evening will begin at 6pm with a cocktail and dinner party and all class members are invited. There is also a plan underway for a golf tournament that same day. For more information please contact Lee Shepherd Johnson at email@example.com We look forward to a great turnout. (10-27-13)
1972 - Chris Healey McManama announces the Class of 1972's 41st Reunion, scheduled for October 5, 2013, at the Henderson House, Cliff Road, Weston. Full dinner to be served. $100/per person. Please send check to: Holly Palmgren Wright, 11 Water Street, South Natick, MA 01760. Looking forward to reminiscing with all of you! (9-2-13)
1958 - Update from Nancy Foster: Well, the WHS Class of ‘58 had another successful reunion a few weeks ago at the Josiah Smith Tavern. And even after celebrating our 55th reunion, there’s talk of another in five years. We’ll see how that goes, once the glow of being with old friends and reminiscing wanes a bit. It was fun!
We’ve had another death in our class since last I wrote. Joan Walker Giles died June 26, 2013. She had lived in York, Maine, and died at a medical facility in Portsmouth, NH. That’s 23 folks who have passed who graduated with us; and two others who started in Weston Public Schools, but graduated from private schools. And I suppose there are others who went to private schools about whom I’ve not heard. (7-15-13)
1973 - Weston High Class of 1973 40th Reunion is on August 10th at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, 7pm. Please contact Dave Teittinen at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. (5-11-13)
1980 - From Celeste: All welcome to a WHS '80 Reunion in honor of our 50th year, on June 15th at Celeste Gallagher O'Keeffe's home in Hyannis Port, MA, 11-3 rain or shine. Contact Celeste at CEOKEEFFE@aol.com or Facebook Kathy Cleary or Mary Crouch. (5-11-13)
1958 - "Supreme Ones" Unite ... for our 55th Reunion .... beginning at 3 pm, Sat., June 29 at our 'ol standby, the Josiah Smith Tavern Barn in Weston Center. Apps, drinks, dinner, frivolity and plenty of time to share ol' memories. Sadly, there are two recent deaths to report ... George Wagner and Carol Akers Snow, both passings occurred in the latter half of 2012. Join us, please. For info: Nancy Foster, 303-830-2324 or email@example.com. (4-4-13)
1973 - The Class of 1973 has a 40th reunion in the works. Date to be set shortly. We are trying to locate classmates. We have a facebook page - Weston High School Class of 1973 40th Reunion. Please join or pass along any contact or other information to Dave Teittinen at firstname.lastname@example.org. (3-16-13)
Notice: Hello alumni of Weston High, I live in Telluride, Colorado, and found a football jacket from Weston High with the following marks on it: a patch on one sleeve that says Dual County Champs "66" and on the other sleeve it says Bub 66....does anyone recall Bub? Contact: Tracy Walker email@example.com. (12-14-12)
Classmates and Friends
(latest 12 months of personal news and
1972 - Novelist Pamela Warren writes: I’ve just published my fifth novel, “Love Across Time: Jessie Meets the Bard.” It’s a time travel book where the heroine travels back in time and meets Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet.This is the second book that I published this year. The previous book, “Ae Fond Kiss,” is about a woman bluegrass musician who meets and falls in love with a Scottish folk musician. I’ve been writing as I continue to recover from various medical issues. It’s been good therapy for me. Best wishes to all my classmates. (11-16-13)
1970 - From Kathryn Vinal Gribben: “My wonderful friend Susan Hudson-Wilson died suddenly in October 2012 while on a safari with her husband, John Wilson, in Nairobi, Kenya. They had just finished a trip of a life time and were on their way home. I will miss Susan's determination, laughter, and agile mind. Most of all I will miss the kindness and friendship that we shared since we were 13 years old. I have the most wonderful memories of her.” Susan's obituary is here. (11-9-13)
1967 - Just want to say hi. My name is Daniel Coleman and I went to Weston high from 1963 to 1966.
I would have graduated in 1967, but moved back to the Detroit area and did my last year at Bloomfield Hills Andover High. I still remember using the same books in the 12th grade here in Michigan that I had in Weston in the 10th grade. I will always cherish my days in Weston, and would like to come to the 2017 class reunion. (10-21-13)
1953 - Sad news: “My mother, Jill (Kibbe) McNamara, died last year 2012 at age 78. She graduated from Weston High School in 1953. She loved her years in Weston and spoke of everyone as very special. Jill lived in Newton, married and had three children. She became a business entrepreneur after her husband died when she was in her 40s. She owned a nail salon and a women's clothing boutique. Sincerely, Connie McNamara Hunter.” (7-23-13)
1981 - The remarkably prolific Barry Zellen has published two more books this year. He tells us: My latest book project is just out. The book is The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World, published by University of Calgary Press on July 1st. (Click here for more info and content.)
Plus I think I forgot to send a note in January when my previous book came out - State of Recovery: The Quest to Restore American Security after 9/11 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013) - which is essentially an anthology of articles I wrote addressing homeland security, counterterrorism, and WMD-proliferation policies, including the various technologies developed and deployed to reduce the many risks and vulnerabilities of the post-9/11 world. (Click here for more info.) (7-11-13)
1973 - Rebecca Maher sends in an update:
Currently an assistant director of clinical social work at Duke University Medical Center. Interested in pediatric palliative care, and am a long standing member of the clinical ethic's committee. Mother of three children, and a grand daughter, and step mother to two more children, and two more grandchildren. Married to Kenneth Crowley, who is retired, and working on restoring a Victorian house in Washington, NC. (3-21-13)
1962 - Sad news: An email from
John McKenzie tells us of the passing away of three classmates: Anne Griffin Herrick, Darleen De Napoli Powers Johnson, and Robert Oldfield. (3-21-13)
1974 - Cynthia Mork sends us this sad news: I wanted you to know the sad news that Mary Doyle died on Sat. 2/23/13. She was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago. She lived with her wife Lynne Jacoby in Arlington, Mass. There will be a wake on Friday March 1st from 4-8 p.m. at the Keefe Funeral Home in Arlington and a service at the First Parish Unitarian Church in Arlington on Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. There is a lovely obituary at the funeral home website, and directions as well. (2-26-13)
1995 - We have been notified of the sad news of the sudden death of Derek Shann, age 35, on February 22. Please click to read his obituary. (2-26-13)
1972-1974 - The Klotz alumni, Robby '74, Grant '73, Jim '72 and Mary Noble Klotz '72, share the sad news of the death of their father, Dr. Robert E. Klotz, on February 4. They invite you to the full obituary site, where there are tributes. Here is the obituary notice:
Robert E. Klotz, M.D., 85, of Naples passed away February 4, 2013. Bob graduated from the University of Cincinnati Medical School and became a prominent Otolaryngologist affiliated with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Newton Wellesley Hospital and Emerson Hospital. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the U. S. Army Medical Corps and was also a proud member of Harvard Medical School for 25 years.
Bob was a loving husband, father and a quick friend to everyone he met. It was a great comfort for him to be surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved. He was an avid outdoorsman having traveled as a teenager to Alaska with his father and brother and they were some of the first civilians to cross the Alcan Highway. One of his pleasures was hosting annual deer camp with the highlight being focused on cuisine and gastronomical delights.
Winters were spent in Naples and Bob excitedly returned to New Hampshire in the spring. The lake house provided hours of tranquility and many glorious sunsets. He gladly shared his home with 4 generations of family and friends who always felt welcome at “camp.”
Bob is survived by his sons, Grant (Sharon) Klotz, James (Mary) Klotz, and Robert Klotz Jr.; grandchildren, Gregory, William, Eric, Ethan, Susannah, and Matthew; great granddaughter, Maggie; and his dear friend, Jackie. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan, in 2003; and his brother Paul (Dorothy) Klotz.
Bob’s family will receive friends on Thursday, February 7th from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples. A celebration of his life will be held at the Tarpon Cove Yacht and Racquet Club in Wiggins Bay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to a charity of your choice or to The Barnstormers Theatre, P.O. Box 434, Tamworth, NH 03886. (2-19-13)
1966 - Mystery solved! Martha Pearson reports that the owner of the WHS '66 football jacket that was found in Telluride CO (see note below on 12-14-12), has been contacted. It is Carroll McCarthy, aka "Bub." Thanks to Martha and other alumni who did the sleuthing. (1-30-13)
1979 - Paul Bartlett sends in the Legacy.com link to the obituary of guidance counselor Susan Miller, who died at age 85 on January 17. Paul says, “What I remember best about her is her smile & friendly way.” (1-26-13)
1981 - New Yorker Stephen Ditmore noted that his “middle daughter just entered Brandeis as a midyear freshman (so I'm potentially interested in coordinating a visit to Weston and Brandeis).” (1-21-13)
1971 - Earle Pughe shares some sad news and an update: John McCarter's older brother Frank passed away last August and then 2 weeks later John's mother passed away. It was a tough time for John.
The bright spot in all of the turmoil was getting to see people I hadn't seen in 30 or 40 years. Peter Shotwell, Emily Yozell, John and I got to spend some time together after Frank's service.
I'm commuting on a bicycle, have almost 2 thousand miles this year on various bikes. Bikes have changed a lot since I last rode. The mountain bike has disc brakes and a front fork that is adjustable for pre-load and damping. I'm still teaching at my studio, Middlesex School, and Acton Boxborough Community Ed. It's a little slower than last year. I'm enjoying the space. I actually have time to read a book, walk the dog and commute on a bike. It's less money but a much better lifestyle (1-1-13).
1972 - Michelle Dupire, the French exchange student from Rombas in 1972, wonders "if you could give me some news about the Mannick family. (Their daughter Betsy was in Rombas while I was in Weston.) I didn't receive the usual Christmas Card this year so I'm quite worried about these people I appreciate a lot. I wish you a happy new year 2013. Yours sincerely, Michelle Thuus-Dupire." (1-1-13)
1966 - Hello alumni of Weston High, I live in Telluride, Colorado, and found a football jacket from Weston High with the following marks on it: a patch on one sleeve that says Dual County Champs "66" and on the other sleeve it says Bub 66....does anyone recall Bub? Contact: Tracy Walker firstname.lastname@example.org. (12-14-12)
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