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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.com. (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (12-14-12)
Sad news - John Williams, the highly popular and idiosyncratic history and social studies teacher and department head over a period of 30 years in Weston, died on October 19. He was 74 years old. He had retired in 1997. The superintendent's office reports that services were private. Here is the obituary in today's Globe:
WILLIAMS, John C. 74, formerly of Weston, MA died on October 19th at the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, MA. Born in Taunton, MA in 1938, he was the son of Clinton J. Williams and Martha (Hollindale) Williams. He graduated from Taunton High School, and attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. In March, 1976, while on sabbatical, he earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in "Learning Environments" from Harvard University. He taught History and Social Studies for 36 years, spending most of that time in the Weston Public Schools; where, for a number of years, he chaired the Social Studies Department and served on the Weston/ Rhombas Student Exchange Affiliation Committee. He was an avid reader, an accomplished cook, a serious traveler, and a good friend to many. Following his retirement, he and his Life Partner of 54 years, William Marks, moved to Cape Cod, where they became year round residents. They also spent a few winter months during each of the past fifteen years in Palm Springs, California. In addition to his partner; his sister, Lura A. Crowell, of East Dennis, one nephew, and four nieces survive him. Should you wish, memorial donations in his name may be made to Lahey Clinic, Philanthropy Office, 41 Mall Road, Burlington,MA01805. (10-23-12)
1965 – Marcy Howe DeWolfe reports that the Class of 1965 will be turning "65" in 2012. We decided to have a reunion to celebrate this milestone: Friday night, November 9, 2012, there will be a Casual Barbecue at 7:00pm, at Marcy and Dick DeWolfe's house, 206 Grove Street Westwood, MA 02090. Saturday, November 10,2012, will bring about Breakfast in the Weston High School Cafeteria, at 9:00am. The celebration will culminate Saturday evening, November 10, 2012, with Dinner at Regis College, Weston, MA. For more information contact: Marcy DeWolfe (Howe), Kristina Van Nostrand Harrison, Paul Campelia, Jean O’Connor, Bobbie Phillips, or Norman Toppan. (10-23-12)
1982 - Lisa Wyche writes from Atlanta: Hi all! The class of 1982’s 30th Reunion will be held on Saturday, 11/24/12, 7:00 PM until midnight-ish at the: Lizard Lounge (at Cambridge Common Restaurant), 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138:
Tickets are : $50 in advance, $55 at the door and may be purchased here:
http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138964360. Hors d'oeuvres and two drinks are included with your ticket! (Cash bar thereafter) Free parking is available behind the restaurant.
Come and catch up with people you haven't seen in a while or have been virtually following on Facebook and Twitter! (We also have a Facebook group, if you are so inclined - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Weston1982/)
Questions? Feel free to email me at email@example.com . Hope to see you! (10-18-12)
1972 - The Class of 1972 has scheduled it's 41st Reunion for October 5, 2013, at The Henderson House in Weston. SAVE THE DATE!!! Since we had a 31st, we figured we should have a 41st and also celebrate the Town of Weston's 300th Anniversary at the same time. If you have addresses or emails of classmates, please forward to me and I'll update. Hope everyone is well. More details will follow via mail and email. Thanks — The Committee (Bruce, Steve, Chris, Lois, Sheila, Holly, Maureen, Jamie) — Marie Cacace Brumme (firstname.lastname@example.org). (10-11-12)
1992 - From Doug Levine: Fellow 92ers, its been 20 years since we donned our dress whites and received our diplomas in the swanky WHS gymnasium on that rainy June day. It is high time we reconvene and share our triumphs and tragedies with each other over a cocktail and some hors d’oeuvres. Please join us on the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving, November 24th, 7:00pm, at the Westin Hotel in Waltham (70 Third Avenue). Please get in touch with email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you in November!
Your Class Officers for Life, Doug, Caitlin, Ryan, Alex, and Caroline. (9-19-12)
1960 - Sent in by Fred Crawford: The Class 1960 celebrates '60 @ 70 in Portsmouth, NH, Sept 22-23. Festivities kick-off on Sat. with a Welcome Reception at the Portsmouth Comfort Inn from 5-8pm followed by dinner at the nearby Dinnerhorn/Bratskeller at 8:30pm. Highlight of the weekend is a Traditional New England Clambake at the Portsmouth Country Club on Sunday 23rd from 3-7pm. For more details contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. (9-13-12)
1977 - The Class of 77 has scheduled its 35th reunion for November 10th, 2012, at the Natick Hampton Inn. Invites will be going out soon, but contact Marty Galligan for details at email@example.com. (9-3-12)
1987 - 25th Reunion update sent in by Elise Jakabhazy: Columbus Day Weekend: October 6, 2012, at 6:00 pm, Embassy Suites Hotel, 550 Winter Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451. For our out-of-town classmates, we have a room block reserved at the Embassy Suites Hotel which will be available until September 5th (or until the group block has sold-out). For additional information, please check the Weston High School Class of 1987 Facebook page. (If you are a classmate, teacher, or administrator who has not yet received an e-mail from our committee and/or you haven’t joined our Facebook Group page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. (8-20-12
Classmates and Friends
(latest 12 months of personal news and
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 email@example.com. (12-14-12)
1978 - Weston Superintendent Cheryl Maloney has written to staff and the Weston community, "It is with great sadness that I share the news of the sudden death of Fred Jordan, who taught Grade 4 at Field School (2010 through this past September). Fred was also a member of the Weston High School Class of 1978. Joe Jordan, Fred’s father, was the longtime Science Department Head at Weston High School. A service will be held for Fred this Saturday, October 27, at 11:00 am at the Carter Methodist Church in Needham, 800 Highland Ave. A collation will be held with the family in the church hall immediately after the service. There are no other visiting hours. Expressions of condolence may be sent to Fred's family’s home: 4 Cider Hill Lane, Sherborn MA 01770 and/or to the home of Joe Jordan: Diane and Joe Jordan, 512 Winterberry Lane, Duxbury MA 02332. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mercy Ships, P.O. Box 1930, Garden Valley, TX 75771 or Dover Sherborn Boosters, P.O. Box 1268, Sherborn, MA 01770." Here is Fred’s obituary from the Globe and the funeral home:
Frederick Hoyt Jordan of Sherborn, MA died suddenly at his home on October 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife Jennifer, sons Jake Frederick and Samuel Joseph and daughter Ali Elizabeth. He is also survived by his parents, Joseph and Diane Jordan of Duxbury, MA, his brother, John M Jordan of Charlotte, VT and his sister Deborah Casey of Newburyport, MA and several nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Born in Stoughton, MA, Fred lived in Needham, MA, attending school at Hillside Elementary and then graduated from Weston High School, MA. He graduated from Amherst College in 1982 where he excelled as a varsity soccer goalie, sang with the Amherst College Glee Club as well as the Zumbyes a capella group. He was awarded an MBA from the Tuck School of Business Administration (Dartmouth College) in 1988. He married Jennifer Jacobsen in August of 1988. The family has lived in Sherborn for the past 19 years.
A talented musician, Fred played the clarinet, oboe, guitar and piano and sang with a local a capella group, "The Works," for many years. He had a tremendous love of all sports and was well known in Sherborn for the many teams he coached in soccer and baseball. He was deeply devoted to his three children and spent many hours with them in a number of assorted athletic activities. He was active in the Sherborn community, volunteering and serving on several boards.
Fred worked for the Forum Corporation up until 1998 when he took up the full time job of fathering his children. After returning to college to get his Masters Degree in Education, for the past two years Fred worked as a fourth grade teacher in the Field School in Weston, MA. He was well loved by his students and admired by his fellow teachers.
A memorial service will be held at Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Highland Ave Needham on Saturday, October 27th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716 or Dover Sherborn Boosters, P.O. Box 1268, Sherborn, MA 01770. (10-25-12)
1977 - Ellen Sturgis wrote to us on learning about the death of former history/social studies teacher John Williams (see Announcements, above): One thing (among many) I remember about him was how comfortable he was with himself--pretty sure he was the first gay teacher I was aware of, not that we discussed it openly. But his being comfortable made me more comfortable with who I was...one of those "out of the classroom" lessons that remain invaluable. (10-24-12)
1960 - Kathi Wolf has sent us the sad news that Steve Colpitts has passed away. (9-29-12)
1972 - Novelist Pamela Warren sends us her news: Just wanted to let my classmates know what’s going on with me. I spent the last two years writing two novels about a woman bluegrass mandolinist. The first novel, The Gift, was released on the Kindle this week under my name Pamela Warren and can be purchased through Amazon.com. I have publicized the book on several bluegrass websites and have been surprised at the positive response. I am planning on releasing this as a hard copy book in the near future and eventually on the Nook platform. I am in the process of formatting the sequel, The Sweetest Gift, which hopefully will be released on the Kindle sometime soon. The books are fiction, but draw on my experiences singing with my husband’s rock band in the 1980’s and my twenty years playing bluegrass mandolin. My classmate Alison Mork was kind enough to assist me with information on the club scene in Nashville during the 1980’s. Alison lived in Nashville during that period and has lots of interesting stories about her time there. I worked on the two books while I was recovering from a stroke and uterine cancer. It was helpful to have something positive to focus on during a difficult time. After the solitary process of writing the books over the last two years, it’s fun getting some feedback on my creations. Best wishes to all my classmates.
1959 - Does anyone have information on, or know how to contact Pat Gilligan, class of '59?
If so, please contact Marsha Rennie Curry '60, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This request was sent in by Kat Wolf '60. (9-27-12)
1967 - Pam Banghart Cole sends in this sad news: Just read on Facebook that George H. Maloof died from a sudden heart attack in February 2012 in Hollywood, FL. (9-8-12)
1977 - Ellen Sturgis is walking in the Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk on September 9, as part of the Ovarian Cancer Brigade—in honor of her mom, who died in 1996, and Patty Franchi Flaherty '70 who started the fund for ovarian cancer research at Dana Farber, for which our team raised over $40,000 last year. If you’d like to support me, please visit my homepage at https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1000775&supId=303657430.
1964 - Léo Valter
Tschiedel writes, I was going through some old letters I sent from the States to Brasil, while a teenager in Weston High, and wondered if during games we still have the same ''battle cry'':
We're from Weston, there's no one any prouder / If you can't hear us now / We'll yell a little louder ( Repeat three more times) / W-E-S-T-O-N / Weston! / Fight! Score! Win!
Hurray for Weston, Hurray for Weston / Someone in the crowd / Is yelling / Hurray for Weston
1-2-3-4 / Who ya gonna yell for? / Weston,that's who!
And the Cheer for the coaches Harris and Walker:
Yeah coach, Yeah Harris / Yeah Yeah Coach Harris / Yeah coach yeah Walker / Yeah Yeah coach Walker /
Harris (clap,clap) / Walker(clap,clap) / Harris, Walker / Yeaaahh Coaches!
It'd be nice to ask the 'old ones' whether they still remember that, and to ask the new ones if they still do that battle cry! Also: Does anyone still remember their locker combination number? Mine was 14-32-14. Who still remembers it?!! (8-28-12)
1981 - Prolific Barry Zellen has published his latest book: The Art of War in an Asymmetric World: Strategy for the Post-Cold War Era by Barry Scott Zellen. This book examines the post Cold War security environment and how the U.S. has learned to wage war in this complex asymetrical world of conflict - available on Amazon and elsewhere. Barry has provided a link to excerpts from the book in the Small Wars Journal. (updated 8-23-12)
1972 - My heart is broken as I write this, though I have known for a year this would become the case. My dear brother, John Guidi, class of 1972, died on 1-2-2012 after a year and a half battle with colon cancer. John was the kindest man, so true to his spirit and convictions. John was a mathematician by interest and by trade. His wife Allison, daughter Caroline and her family, our sisters Barbara (Westwood, class of 1981) and Kathy (Weston, class of 1974) and their families, my dad and stepmother, and I (Sharon Guidi Kretschmar, Weston, class of 1973) and my family have gained and prospered so much from his essence and being, and hope many of you reading this have as well. John had a special place in his heart for all of us, the students and his teachers at Weston High School. John's life was celebrated in a heart-felt gathering in May in Bar Harbor, Maine, which was his home-base with Allison since John's graduation from Purdue in the 70's. John traveled throughout the world. He played professional soccer in Europe and attended the first scientific exchange with communist China. He worked with world-renowned scientists studying genetics, and yes, cancer. But John’s last calling was teaching mathematics to high school students who so appreciated his enthusiasm for the subject and his joie de vivre. John was such an accomplished person and soul, and so very humble. You can hear from my words that I miss him dearly, my "Irish Twin" as my mom called us. His birthday is soon, so perhaps on July 28th you will all look to the skies and thank all who have impacted your lives as I will with my brother John. Respectfully, and yes, so regrettably shared, Sharon Guidi Kretschmar (email@example.com)
1974 - We have just received this sad note from Janet Kight Redden Porter: I was looking for my long lost classmate Nancilee Todd. Unfortunately I found her obituary [published May 4, 2004]:
DORCHESTER -- Nancilee Summers Todd, 48, of 593 Dudley St., formerly of Waltham and Weston, died Wednesday, April 28, in her home, where she had lived for the past eight years. She was born in Boston on Jan. 6, 1956, the daughter of Dudley M. and Sylvia (Summers) Todd. She had attended Weston High School and later moved to Waltham where she lived for 12 years. She had attended Image Works of Cambridge and the San Francisco College of Art for photography. She was an avid photographer and a lover of animals.
For the last three years, she worked for the Stop & Shop grocery store in Dorchester. She is survived by her son, Peter Mosley Lapointe of Worcester; a brother, Christopher Todd, and his wife, Marianne M. (Courtemanche) Todd, of Leominster; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. (6-12-12)
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