Sadly, I must report that our friend and classmate
Henry,"Hank",Townsend passed away last Friday,14 November, after battling cancer for the past year. His wife Connie gave us the sad news today. She said that Hank was strong and stoic till the end. She described his effort in fighting cancer as valiant, and knowing Hank, I'm certain it was. Connie seems to be handling Hank's passing with strength and grace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Connie and the Townsend family on their (and our) loss.
Connie has kindly requested that everyone with a story about, or memory about Hank, even a kind remembrance, to please email it to her. Her email is listed on this website.
Hank's obituary will be in the Butler Eagle in the next week or so, and I will post it here once it has been published.
Luella just informed us that Bill Smith (the teacher) has died. No details at this time.
Well, the 50 th class reunion is over. Everyone had a great time. Kudos to Alan, Luella, Sue, Anita, Suzanne and Joe for their hard work and for making the evenings so enjoyable. Check out the new web page -Reunion Photos for some photos of the event. ALSO Carol Madey (Mclain) has posted photos on her profile page.
Saturday's Class Photo
Friday Night's Class Photo
l-r 1st row S. DeCoux, S. Alvey, L. Bowser, A. Hemphill, BJ Ansell, A. Slimak
Others l-r. R. Doemland, R. Steiner, J. Sefton, R. Piefer, G. Gentile, C. Brinks, T. O'brokta, J. Salsgiver, J. Ward, J. Miller, C. Bauman, B. Smith (teacher), J. McCarren, R. Hall, D. Ryder (T), O. Osche, G. Street, K. Langford, A. Cypher