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12/24/18 06:53 PM #3250    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Enjoy the kids.  They know what it's about!




12/29/18 01:14 PM #3251    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

We have some really great holiday photos.  Check them out!  Don't forget to post yours also.  We want to see how you and your family/friends celebrated the holidays.  You can upload your photos throughout January.  Can't wait to see more!


01/06/19 01:57 PM #3252    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Many years ago my church youth choir (the director of which was yours truly) sang this Gather song for Epiphany.  Singing about galoshes and puddles, it was a bit livelier than this version.  I hope you can discern the words as it's a fun song.




01/13/19 02:10 PM #3253    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

We have several new photos in the Holiday Photo 2018 Gallery.  Do check them out and don't forget to upload yours before the end of January!  We want to see your cute, funny, beautiful holiday photos!


02/14/19 10:42 AM #3254    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Here's your Valentine's Day challenge.  How many can you answer? 

  1. What was the original name of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles?
  1. What were The Beach Boys originally called?
  1. The Lettermen were relatively unknown until they signed with what record company?
  1. Shirley Alston Reeves left the Shirelles in 1975 to record under what name?
  1. The Crystals “He’s A Rebel” was originally recorded by whom?
  1. What was the original name for the Chiffons?
  1. What group did Gary U.S. Bonds Start his singing career with?
  1. What was the name of Freddy Cannon’s first group?
  1. When Gary Lewis and The Playboys appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and performed “This Diamond Ring” they were not allowed to play their own instruments. Why?
  1. What is the real name for Chris Montez?
  1. What is Johnny Mastro’s real name?
  1. Lenny Welch was the first person to record the vocal version of this Herb Alpert hit, what was it?

02/17/19 08:48 PM #3255    

 

Robert (Mike) Kelley

Thank you all who voted for our little Addy.

She has been a real blessing to our family.


02/18/19 01:27 PM #3256    

 

Roberta Young (Berwanger)

YOU ARE WELCOME SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE WILL BRING FUN IN YOUR LIVES. BOBBI YOUNG BERWANGER


02/18/19 02:39 PM #3257    

 

Barbara Peate (Sabo)

Mike, Addy is so adorable!  Congratulations and enjoy her!!!


02/24/19 09:13 AM #3258    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Please join me in wishing Al Greenleaf a Very Happy Birthday today!  Al is active in assisting with your class website.  His expertise here is much appreciated!  Happy Birthday, Al!


02/25/19 04:16 PM #3259    

 

Roberta Young (Berwanger)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AL!


02/26/19 09:23 AM #3260    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

It is with great sadness that we let you know that Nancy Westerfield Depew's brother, Lyle, passed away last night after a long and courageous battle with illness.  Nancy asks for prayers for Chris and his family.  Condolences can be sent in care of Nancy @ 7742 Ragall Parkway, Middleburg Heights, Ohio  44130.


02/27/19 11:31 AM #3261    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Lyle G. Westerfield, age 75, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019. Beloved husband of Christine (nee Nickels) for 52 years. Loving father of Lyle Jr. (Mary Wiedenbein), Tara Hemelgarn (David), Wade (Suzanne). Cherished Papa of Taylor, Jacob, Reed, Joseph, Calla, Blake, and Landon. Dear brother of 9. He was retired from the Rocky River Police Dept. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial, 11am, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Ave. Rocky River. Friends received at the church 1 hour prior to Mass


03/04/19 04:47 PM #3262    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

FYI this post is about Mimi (Jontzen) Mayer's hubby.  Condolences can be sent to Mimi @ 2186 Lands End Lane, Westlake, Ohio  44145 

Donald James Mayer age 84, born Dec. 6, 1934, passed away Feb. 24, 2019. Born in Cleveland, Ohio.

Husband of 39 years to Mary J. (Mimi) Mayer.  Son of the late John Martin Mayer and Florence

Gerhan Mayer. Younger brother to John Martin (Marty) Mayer (deceased) and twin to Diane Mayer

Vaughan of Madison, Wisconsin. Father to Anne Mayer (Mike Weaver); Maria Gale (Edward);

Richard Mayer; Kate Stadt (Jamie); Braden Chattman (Joanna). Grandfather to Scott Weaver

(Reena); Claire Weaver; Kate Gale; Peter Gale; Julia Mayer; Elizabeth Mayer; James Mayer;

Eliza Stadt; Miles Chattman. Great Grandfather to Oliver Weaver.  Don graduated co-valedictorian

(with his twin) from Lakewood High School in January 1953 where he was a state wrestling champion.

He then attended Princeton University (B.S.E. 1957) where he wrestled and played on nationally-ranked

football teams. He attended Harvard Business School in 1960. After a stint in basic training with the U.S.

Army at Fort Knox, Don earned his Professional Engineer (P.E.) designation in 1962. Don spent his

career in family construction businesses, notably the Mayer Corporation from 1960 to 1969 and Lakeside

Construction/Engineered Concrete Structures from 1970 to 2016. His widespread interests included

numerous leadership positions at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church since 1953; a voracious appetite

for reading; card-playing; gardening; sports, especially baseball; Rowfant Club; and relentless engagement 

with word and number puzzles. Over the course of his life, he visited almost every nation on Earth. Don

touched many lives with his humor, kindness, and curiosity about the world. His mind was a remarkable 

storehouse of knowledge, particularly literature, art, music, and history. A memorial service will be held at

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church (20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, Ohio 44116) on Saturday, 

March 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. All are welcome to attend a reception at the church following the service. 

Charitable donations to the church in lieu of flowers, please.


03/05/19 03:24 PM #3263    

 

Holly Portz (Koiro)

Thank you, Ellen, for this information.  Mimi and I were close friends in high school (I even dated her brother Jeff for awhile).  I loved going in her mom's art studio and it was fun at the reunion brunch to see some of those paintings again.  I didn't know Don well but he seemed to be a great guy.  And I didn't know they had sold that gorgeous house and moved to Westlake. I am sad for Mimi.


03/07/19 12:05 PM #3264    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

We are sad to announce yet another passing. Hug your family and friends!

John Carl "Deacon" Dawson, 73, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at The Abbewood, Elyria after a lengthy illness.

He was born October 18, 1945 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident since 1971 moving from Lorain.

John worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the Oberlin Center for 10 years. He then became a Financial Analyst for the Department of Defense where he worked until he took an early retirement and started working at the Ohio Turnpike.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion. John coached his daughters when they were in sports and enjoyed officiating high school and college football and high school basketball. He loved genealogy and studying the Civil War. He was writing a book about his families travels during the Civil War. He especially enjoyed his cats and spending time with his grandchildren and watching their sporting activities. He will be remembered as a prankster with a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his mother, Elva R. (nee Links) Dawson; daughters, Elizabeth "Betsy" Burger of Vermilion, Tracy (Fred Kehl) Dawson of Vermilion, and Cindy Duprey of Norwalk; grandchildren: Tara, Cody, Jessica, Eva, Jake, Kayla, and Ian; great-grandchildren: Adrian, Ellie, Marleigh, Maddax, and Zander; brother, Jeffery R. Dawson; and his sister, Christine G. Piskunoff.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary "Sam" Dawson in 2016; father, Robert E. Dawson; and his granddaughter, Hunter Isabella Kehl.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 12 noon until the time of a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. The Reverend Ron Brickner will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Vermilion High School Athletic Department, 1250 Sanford St., Vermilion, OH 44089 .

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.


03/07/19 02:09 PM #3265    

 

Roberta Young (Berwanger)

SORRY TO HEAR OF MIMI'S HUSBAND'S PASSING. HE ALWAYS SEEM SO FRIENDLY AND WAS GRACIOUS TO OPEN THEIR BEAUTIFUL HOME FOR THE SUNDAY BRUNCH IN 2013. PRAYERS FOR HIS FAMILY.


03/11/19 07:26 AM #3266    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Here is a new trivia quiz for you from the Malt Shop Cruise folks.  There is always a ton of prestige for the one that gets most of them right!  Check out your 50s/60s music memory:

  1. What was the original name of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles?
  1. What were The Beach Boys originally called?
  1. The Lettermen were relatively unknown until they signed with what record company?
  1. Shirley Alston Reeves left the Shirelles in 1975 to record under what name?
  1. The Crystals “He’s A Rebel” was originally recorded by whom?
  1. What was the original name for the Chiffons?
  1. What group did Gary U.S. Bonds Start his singing career with?
  1. What was the name of Freddy Cannon’s first group?
  1. When Gary Lewis and The Playboys appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and performed “This Diamond Ring” they were not allowed to play their own instruments. Why?
  1. What is the real name for Chris Montez?
  1. What is Johnny Mastro’s real name?
  1. Lenny Welch was the first person to record the vocal version of this Herb Alpert hit, what was it?

03/14/19 12:54 PM #3267    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Another sad announcement from Susan (Matthews) Munn - 

Cliff Munn passed away 3/9/2019 - peacefully, painlessly, quickly.  Condolences can be sent to 6514 Carolina Commons Dr, Indian Land, South Carolina  29707


03/19/19 11:05 AM #3268    

 

Bruce McKelvey

Regarding the passing of John Dawson. I did not know John very well in High School as we ran in different circles. But because of the get togethers started by "Yours Truly" back in 2008 as casual fun times usually at HERBS...I have gotten very close to a lot of my classmates which I never really knew....what a shame. Dawson was one of them. John and I had a heated relationship at times because of our very different political views. About four years ago I made my annual  visit back home and John asked if I wanted to stay with him for the week I was there. John and I had many a late night discussions about our views on "Life". Though different in some ways...we had a great deal of respect for one another. He was just as hard headed as I...lol ! He was a very kind and generous man and down inside very gentle and loving. So if you take anything away from this...this what I hope. Take your political views and other differences and put them in the trash...respect that person and love them no matter what...because tomorrow you may not have that chance...we are in the autumm of our lives...make the most of it...I love all of you very much....


03/19/19 12:54 PM #3269    

 

Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

I am personally sad to make this announcement as Mr. Bohn was a fav of mine.  R.I.P.

Science teacher, EARL F. BOHN Jr. has passed away.

of Cleveland, Ohio and Cedarville, Michigan left us peacefully and quietly on March 8, 2019. He was 98 years old. Earl was born February 9, 1921 in Lorain, Ohio to Earl F. and Alice (Livingston) Bohn. Earl grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, graduating from Rocky River High School in 1939. After graduating from Cleveland's Baldwin Wallace College in 1943, Earl was called into active duty with the U.S. Army. "On his way to WWII", prior to shipping out overseas, he married Mildred (Hofacre) Bohn from Dalton, Ohio, whom he had met at Baldwin Wallace. With his degree in Science, Earl was assigned to the 9th Air Force, 21st Weather Squadron, 50th Fighter Group, participating in the European Theater, landing at Utah Beach, Normandy, France 14 days after D-day. He was discharged with rank of Sargent on October 8th, 1945 at the end of the war. Earl returned to Cleveland, where he taught 8th grade Science at Rocky River for 30 years, enjoying summers on Beavertail Point in Cedarville, Michigan where he built a summer cottage. Millie passed in 1986, and Earl was fortunate to find another kindred soul in Elizabeth McGuire Brown, marrying in 1992. He was devoted to Beth throughout the past 27 years, and very much enjoyed getting to know her children and grandchildren. Beth and Earl lived in Westlake for a number of years before moving to Judson Park in 2006 and have lived a full life there to the present. Earl is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and her four children, Chris (Monika) Richardson in Texas, Rhonda Richardson (Brian Bialik) of Kent, Ohio, Karen Richardson in New York, Scott (Jill) Richardson of Lakewood, Ohio and; son, Richard Earl Bohn of Cedarville, Michigan; daughter, Sally (Dan) Carmichael of Cedarville; grandson, Cody (Teresa) Carmichael of Cedarville; and six wonderful granddaughters (Lisa Richardson, Pamela Villarreal, Jenna Bialik, Logan Bialik, Amelia Richardson, Eliza Richardson) and one great granddaughter (Natalie Villarreal) shared with Beth. A private memorial of his life will be shared in Cleveland by family and a small gathering of friends residing at Judson Park. www.MaherMelbourne.com

 

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03/20/19 09:51 AM #3270    

 

Lynn Jaenke (Erb)

Mr. Bohn was one of my all time favorite teachers.  I think I had a little bit of a crush on him.  I joined the science club, and we did field trips down in the valley that had a profound effect later on my love for the natural world.  He was a gentle soul, who loved science. 


03/20/19 04:56 PM #3271    

 

Bruce McKelvey

I ran into Mr. Bohn a few years back at HERBS. He was there with Don Chadwick. I asked them both if they remembered me...they both laughed and Mr. Bohn said “ I will never forget you”! My brother also had him as a teacher.


03/20/19 07:09 PM #3272    

 

Roberta Young (Berwanger)

IT SOUNDS LIKE MR. BOHN HAD A WONDERFUL LONG LIFE.  TO BRUCE THANK YOU FOR SAYING WHAT WE ALL SHOULD BE THINKING .


03/21/19 12:08 PM #3273    

 

Linda Peate (Powrie)

Oh my, Bruce.  You couldn't have said more about John that was true about him. Many people didn't bother to get to know him. He could get hot at times, but he was loving and loved his wife and family.  He seemed so lost for awhile after her death, but began to adjust to single life I think.  Lynnie, I couldn't believe you said that about Mr Bohn because I loved him too.  He was so patient w/one who "wasn't quite into Science!  When we had to dissect that frog, I thought you were my partner and I made you do it!  I just couldn't do it, but we all had to do some things which grossed me out with the frog.  Anyway, I can't see him in my head right now, but I know I loved his kindness and knowledge about Science.  I was just so BAD in Science however!  Paul Anka  sings the song Times of your Life....one of the lines is , "here comes the setting sun, the seasons are passing one by one, the good times and the bad you'll see, the others in between, remember the times of your life".  We are in the setting sun of our lives.  Not speaking to those who disagree with you on politics has separated many classmates.  It's time we put aside hatred of someone's politics and have some of our fun, happy mini reunions again!  Can we do that?


03/21/19 08:59 PM #3274    

 

Barbara Peate (Sabo)

Apparently it was posted, but if no one saw it, Susie Matthews Munn's husband, Cliff, passed away on March 9, 2019.  She asked that classmates know that he passed away peacefully, painlessly, and quickly.  Cliff had Alzheimer's, and she took care of him through it all, until she had to put him in a nursing home that broke her heart.  She texted me today that she is still numb.  I'm sure she would appreciate any cards received.  Her address is:  Ms Susie Munn, 6514 Carolina Commons, Ft. Mill, SC  29707


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