News for 2000
This page will be for news about classmates and other items of importance. I'm not going to try and beautify it. It will be straight forward text file for ease of maintenance. I'll be putting news items in this document as I get them. The newest information will be at the top.
This page last updated on: Monday, September 03, 2012
|10/16/2000||The class of 1970 had their 30th reunion in conjunction with homecoming this last weekend. Several of our classmates were in attendance: Gary Hedberg, Rick Schultz, Jay Jobst, Bill Carlander, Glenn Roth, Tony Stavros, Patty Harrington, Cathy Trunda, and Jim Kniskern. I heard that Bob Miller showed up for a while at the 94th Aero Squadron but he left with a couple others to go down to the Dam Inn. I didn't get to see him. I also remember seeing Gary Krueger (67), Glen Follett (67), Claudia Kniskern Hojek) (67), and Sue Hess Krueger (68). You can view the Reunion Pictures from the Class of 70's 30th reunion here on line.|
|10/15/2000||Pat Buck Hendrickson now has a new e-mail address: email@example.com|
|10/11/2000||Found Carol Harris Sander through her younger brother Scott who was listed at Classmates.com and graduated in 1976. Carol is still living in Wheeling.|
|10/03/2000||I guess a little bragging is ok....go to www.Iwon.com. Do a search for "Wheeling High School Alumi" This website is the #3 entry! Not bad for no advertising :-)|
|09/27/2000||Will wonders never cease. In rummaging around through alumni websites like Classmates.com and Alumni.net, I turned up some more missing alumni. One was Beth Dolan (67). That name struck a familiar note. I went back through all our yearbooks and sure enough there was a Jack Dolan in our class at least through our Junior year. I'm waiting to hear back from Jack through e-mail now. He's been living in the panhandle of Idaho for some years now. I've added him to the database.|
|09/08/2000||More great news! Another missing classmate has turned herself in! Janet Waters Peden! Here is what Janet had to say about the last 30+ years of being missing: "I just discovered the WHS Website. What a great job you've done! Well, it's been 30 years and I guess there's no need to be among the missing any longer! After I left WHS, I spent a year in Oak Park, then came out East to attend Barrington College. I started working as a medical technologist at our local hospital right after graduation and have been there since-26 years. Jeff and I were married in 1975 and have two children: a son who just graduated from UMASS and a daughter who just graduated from high school--both in 2000. Our son landed a great job in Boston as a JAVA developer. While I was at WHS, they told me I should consider going into a career in computers--now, I wish I had! Being a medical technologist is very interesting, however, so I don't regret it. We've been affected by the big "R" word, re-engineering, which makes the job even more challenging! My regards to everyone! Jan|
|09/05/2000||Found Cheryl Hertzner Jarrett ! Thanks to information from her older sister Sonja Hertzner Zane (66). That brings our missing list down to 226.|
|08/31/2000||Robert Miller sent e-mail out of the blue. Pat Guiney (71) told Bob about the website. Bob married Nancy Kay who went to WHS her sophomore & junior years but transferred to Hersey. Bob said he had intended to attend our 30th reunion but his wife was seriously ill fighting brain cancer. Sadly Nancy passed away on May 12th of this year. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathies Bob. With the acquisition of Bob Miller our missing list is now standing at: 227.|
|08/20/2000||William Mitchell and his family have relocated from CA back to Illinois. New contact info is on the recall page.|
|08/17/2000||Update from Jeff Combs : "Hello, Wow, I reviewed the pictures from the last event, and Berendt, you are getting very old, while Denton and myself are still handsome studs! Hope everyone who looks at this note are doing very well, and I hope to talk to some of you soon. Jeff"|
|08/15/2000||Found Tom Yary ! Tom resides in Bartlett. He doesn't have e-mail. Missing list is at: 228|
|08/06/2000||Have half-way sort of found Patsy Kottke . She is related by marriage to Joe Dembinski from our class. Joe's older sister Debra Dembinski Kottke (67), married Patsy's older brother who was not a WHS Grad. So Patsy's address is still pending and the C/O address listed is that for her older brother and sister-in-law. The missing list is now 231.|
|07/31/2000||Just realized that we have precisely 500 members of our class of 762 (theory) found! That a lot! Especially after 30+ years. Unfortunately we also have 29 known deceased, so I guess that brings the number of 'known' to 529. And that ironically works out to just over 69%. I would like to ask that every one take another close look at the missing list and see if there is anyone there you might have some inkling where they might be. - thanks!|
|07/29/2000||An anonymous tipster provide contact info on Keith Perry. Keith is living in Phoenix and is a freelance photographer! Missing list down one to 234!|
First E-Mail from Linda Kurr
Here's what she had to say: My lifes journey moved me to California in 1972 where I remain -moving from Southern to Northern in 1980 - good move. I've made my home in the city of San Francisco since 1986 and love it. After many years in sales and computer oriented marketing, started my own company in 1988 which is where I am today producing large internet related events worldwide. Married for the last time in 1997 to my honey Peter, a San Francisco native. No children, I show photos of my home being remodeled instead of the kids <Ha> Family is all still healthy. International travel is very much part of our lives along with enjoying the local culture and beauty. As a transferee from Sacred Heart to WHS in senior year I've not kept in touch with WHS friends. Have run into several close friends from SH walking down the streets in SF. Hope to have a chance to see mates from WHS at the next reunion - I'll be there! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, would love to hear from you! Gretchen are you out there? Am anxious to catch up. Love what you've done for the Class and your website. I was friends with Meg Aiman in school and am sadden about her death. Also Cathy Schiffer. So sad when we don't maintain our good relationships." Linda is now off the missing list and brings the number of missing down to: 235.
|07/20/2000||Was able to locate Jean Serio though her sister Janice (66) and her brother-in-law Jim O'Brein (66). Jean is living about a mile away from them in sunny Las Vegas, NV. Missing list tally: 236.|
|07092000||Removed Richard C Price from Class of 1969 roster. There is a Richard C Price in the class of 1967. The likelihood of there being two Richard Price's with the same middle initial is very slim. Will assume it's just an accounting error on the part of the Alumni Directory. Also removed John Perillo from Class of 1969 roster. He actually was part of the class of 1968. Missing list now at 241.|
|07/08/2000||Found Frank Murphy in doing searches for Class of '70 Reunion planning. Frank is living in Athens, GA. That brings the missing list down to 243. Much thanks to the Class of '70 reunion committee for their search efforts!|
|07/07/2000||Gerry Daley's e-mail address is no longer valid|
|07/05/2000||Completed scanning and uploading all the class of 1968 senior pictures.|
|06/28/2000||First e-mail from Carol Krawczak Rogers. Carol is living in Seneca, SC. Her e-mail address is: email@example.com.|
|06/25/2000||E-Mail address obtained for Sharon Wirt Schmitz her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org|
In the process of helping the class of 1970 do searches for their
classmates for their upcoming 30th reunion another missing member of our
class was located, James E. Rhein.
James is living in West Blocton, Alabama. His e-mail address is: email@example.com
. That brings our missing list down to 247.
|06/09/2000||Received first e-mail from Dennis Papanek. Dennis' e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dennis was with us at Wheeling though the spring of 1968, but opted to go into the Army. Dennis is living in Phoenix, AZ. Dennis provided Richard Gyoerkoes' contact information and contact information for his younger brother Martin (71).|
|06/07/2000||Received first e-mail from Darcy Bandu Reum. Her e-mail address is: email@example.com. Her address and phone are pending. Now it's only 249|
|06/06/2000||Located Darcy G. Bandu! I spoke with one of her relatives living right in Prospect Heights! Now why has it taken so long to discover that? The missing list is at 250 Even!|
|06/01/2000||Received first e-mail from Lynn Fischer. Lynn is an Astrophysics Professor! She and her husband Moshe live in Monrovia, CA. Lynn's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Missing list is now down to 254!!|
|05/29/2000||Found Pamela Klopf Bern. Pamela spent 3 years at James B. Conant HS and only spent her senior year with us. Her parents moved so her younger brother Steve (70) could play football at WHS. Pamela has two grown daughters and is living in Woodbridge, IL. Missing list is down to 256 some how!|
|05/26/2000||New e-mail address for Judy Hilfman Ulrich: email@example.com|
|05/25/2000||Found William "Jay" McGary through an internet search. I called him in Concord, NC. As it turns out he was really part of the class of 1968 but was a few credits short at the end of his senior year, so he ended up graduating with our class. I have changed his listing to be part of the class of 1968 per his request. That still reduces our missing list by 1 and the over all missing list!|
|05/24/2000||Robin "Bob" Reddish was located through our website information. His employer reported his contact info! The missing list is now down to 268!|
|05/23/2000||Liz Gustafson Fitch's e-mail address failed.|
|05/19/2000||Located Paul Wilferling. He's living in Decatur, IN. Missing list is now down to 271|
Chris Aberle Sefton became the
grandmother of Emma Therese who was born at 18:55. Emma weighs
5lbs, 4oz. and is 19" long. Both she and Tracey (and Dan) are doing
|05/07/2000||Found Deborah Simpkins Buczarski thru her sister and brother-in-law both from the class of 1967. That brings our missing list down to 276!|
|04/25/2000||Located Gail Greene. Her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Gail was a cheerleader for our class for a couple of years but ended up graduating from Glenbard North HS. She is currently living in Alaska!|
|04/10/2000||Received e-mail from Roy Davis. His e-mail address is: email@example.com. Roy ducked out on us after sophomore year to join the military! Here is what Roy had to say: "I left in my sophomore year to join the army. After Vietnam I received my Ged, and got out in Texas, Fairfield to be exact. I married in 1980 and had two sons. We moved to Alaska and worked on the pipe-line. My wife and I raise, train, and show quarter horses. I have three more years till I retire. Then we will all go back to Texas. I would love to hear from all of my friends, and school mates. Please feel free to e-mail me, or call."|
|03/26/2000||Fixed the counter on the home page.|
|03/22/2000||New Address for Gloria Wuich Chandler, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . It seems she and her husband had to move due to hurricane weather damage to their previous residence! Gloria's eldest son is a news broadcaster for an ABC affiliate and her youngest son is getting his degree in broadcast journalism and plans to be a sportscaster.|
Received sad news that Margaret M. Stephens Levy passed away in 1998. Rest in Peace Peggy. We miss you!
|03/07/2000||New e-mail address for Dina Vasil Tanner her e-mail address is: email@example.com|
|03/02/2000||Harold "Skip" Campbell's e-mail address is no longer valid.|
|02/21/2000||First e-mail from Sharon De Luca. Her e-mail address is: DGo1722735@cs.com|
|02/16/2000||Mary Allen Thomas & Mike Thomas were nice enough to send us a picture!|
|02/15/2000||First e-mail from Gail Haggard Maise. Gail's e-mail address is: GMaize1@excite.com|
|02/10/2000||New phone and e-mail address for Carl Fricke. His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|02/09/2000||E-mail address for Greg Craighead. His e-mail address is: email@example.com|
|02/05/2000||New phone number and e-mail for Alice Baeder Jack her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org|
With great sorrow, I have to report that Meg Aiman Sutton passed away on January 31st, 2000. Meg was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma in 1996. Meg is survived by her husband Tim Sutton, and their two sons, Mathew and Ben. Rest in Peace Meg. Go with God.
A scholarship fund has been established at Wheeling High School in Meg's name. If you'd like more information about this scholarship or to make donations to this scholarship please contact
New mailing address for Jim Born in Round Lake Beach, IL |
New mailing address for Larry Dyer in Deer Park, IL provided by Linda Maeder Parquette. Thanks Linda!
New mailing address for Barbara Manago Westerlund in Lake Zurich, IL provided by Linda Maeder Parquette. Thanks Linda!
|01/23/2000||New mailing address for Jim Millay in Lewiston, Maine provided by Jack Bastable. Thanks Jack!|
|01/22/2000||New mailing address for Richard Anclade in Lake Villa, IL |
New mailing address for Hope McGlothlin Howard, in Wheeling, IL
New mailing address for James Rhein, in Birmingham, AL
|01/21/2000||First e-mail from Gayle Paturalski Conroy. Her e-mail address is: email@example.com. Gayle and her husband Pat, her son, Jeff (16) and daughter, Amy (14) recently moved from Illinois to Ohio. Gayle and Pat have another son Sean (19) who is going to school in Chicago.|
|01/20/2000||New e-mail address for David Sommerfeld: firstname.lastname@example.org |
New mailing address for Roy D. Moore in Denver, CO
|01/19/2000||Three more pictures from the 30th reunion were added courtesy of Gayle Brezina English. Gayle also provided her e-mail address: email@example.com|
|01/14/2000||Email address failure for Karen Shasteen Kimball. |
Email address failure for David Sommerfeld.
Email address failure for Robert Buerger.
|01/12/2000||New mailing address for Thomas Artelt. |
New mailing address for Deborah Anderson Fetch
Millennium Newsletter returned as undeliverable for:
If anyone has mailing or e-mail addresses for any of these classmates please send them!
|01/10/2000||First E-mail from Diane Geimer Publicover. Her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Diane has moved to Apache Junction, AZ at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains.|
|01/07/2000||First E-mail from Mike Thomas and Mary Allen Thomas. Mike's e-mail address is: email@example.com. Mary's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. They weren't able to make it to the 30th reunion because it was their first parent's weekend at Clemson where their daughter is a freshman.|