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01/31/16 09:59 AM #60    

Raymond Louis Mantell

Noticed in the Tampa Bay Times this morning that "Cleve" DeGraaf passed away on Jan. 28th.  May he rest in peace.


01/31/16 10:56 AM #61    

 

Yvonne McKeithen (Smith)

I just read in the paper that our classmate, Cleve DeGraaf, passed away. I remember what a kind person he was. 


01/31/16 03:36 PM #62    

 

Trudi Price (Massaro)

So sad to hear of Cleve's passing. It was a long tough battle with his illness. Now he is at rest.


02/01/16 01:14 PM #63    

Linda M Oliver (Thompson)

So sorry to hear of Cleve's passing, he was s really nice guy.


02/01/16 03:03 PM #64    

 

John Paul Jones

Cleve was one of the neighborhood kids.  I knew him from North Shore Elementary and NEHI.  We had not been in touch and I didn't know he had been ill.  Sorry to hear of his passing.  Rest in peace.


02/02/16 08:25 AM #65    

 

John Stovall

The Stovalls and the DeGraafs  grew up across Catalan Blvd together.  Their three boys were about the same age and their girl was the youngest as was ours.  Cleve and I explored what were then the woods of Snell Isle along Rafael Blvd and around the golf course.  We built forts, lined up firecrackers for the cars that ventured down that road, swam in the streets after rain flooded the neighborhood  and pedaled out to Weedons Island in search of snakes and Indian mounds.  My only fight was with Cleve, one we each were pretty sure that we won.  I remember Cleve losing a joint of one of his fingers in his push lawnmower and rushing to the hospital.  Never got a good explanation of how he managed that.  And in high school, playing football, they couldn’t find a helmet to properly fit down over his generously sized head which was pretty funny to us until he got smacked in the forehead, losing track of how many fingers were held up in front of him.

Cleve was, indeed, a kind person with a hearty laugh and an expressive face to match.  When he related a funny story, his eyebrows careened up to his hairline and the more he spoke, the more he tumbled over his words until he just laughed and laughed. 

He spent a lot of time out west in various places and adventures, ending up in Las Vegas for a period of time.  I seem to remember that he was in Montana for a time.  And then he came home to St. Petersburg. 

I know that he had had problems with his health over the years. 

A kind soul.  May he surely rest in peace.


03/04/16 05:36 PM #66    

 

Paula Dianne Ryon (Murray)

Just to let everyone know that Bill young passed away yesterday, March 3 from a battle with cancer. 


03/05/16 12:38 PM #67    

 

Patricia Ann Treadwell

R.I.P.Bill Young.....joining so many of our classmates much too soon.


03/06/16 06:59 PM #68    

 

Susan Traylor (Mortensen)

Very sorry to hear of the death of Bill. My deepest sympathy to his family.


03/07/16 11:44 AM #69    

 

Carol Smalley (Farley)

Sorry to hear of Bill's passing.


03/07/16 12:24 PM #70    

 

Susan Wells (Doty)

Bill wan't just a classmate, he was a neighbor and a friend. It was such a shock to hear or his passing. He was doing so well and has a great outlook and doing the things he loved to do.I will miss the fish stories, seeing him walk Sugar, and going out to play tennis. My love and prayers go ou to  his wife Susan. Smooth sailing Bill  Susan Wells Doty


03/08/16 01:54 PM #71    

Linda M Oliver (Thompson)

Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


04/20/16 09:38 AM #72    

Raymond Louis Mantell

Noticed in the Tampa Bay Times this morning that former teacher Henry Fraze passed away in St. Pete at the age of 77.  May he rest in peace.


04/28/16 12:35 PM #73    

 

Paula Dianne Ryon (Murray)

Sorry to hear of Mr.Frase' s death. He taught me a very valuable lesson. First and last F I ever had..


08/07/16 07:27 AM #74    

 

Susan Traylor (Mortensen)

I just read in the paper that our classmate Fred Lintz passed away. To his Family and Friends thoughts and prayers.


08/08/16 08:11 AM #75    

 

Shelby J. Barnes

Thank you for posting.


08/08/16 10:15 AM #76    

Raymond Louis Mantell

I remember Fred as a big, jolly guy.  May he rest in peace.


08/08/16 12:41 PM #77    

 

John Paul Jones

I had a class or two with Fred.  And like Ray said, he was a big and jolly guy with reddish blonde hair.


08/10/16 12:32 PM #78    

 

Linda Tope (Spelbring)

smileyJust a quick shout out to all my classmates. Spent an awesome week with classmates Trudi, Gert, Patty, Ann, and Yvonne at a beautiful cabin in Maggie Valley, NC. We had lots of laughs and shared stories. Discovered that driving up a mountain is very challenging but possible. But wouldn't want to do it year round. We celebrated all our 70th birthdays as most of us in the class of 1964 are going to do this year. Wow, 70 sounds real old but doesn't feel as old as I once thought it would. Happy Birthday to ya'll!


08/10/16 04:50 PM #79    

Judith Pollett (Schupbach)

I hope you had a really great birthday. May God truly bless you!


08/13/16 07:30 AM #80    

 

Mary Ellen Bennett (Concannon)

Happy Birthday to all of my classmates turning 70 this year.  Linda, - Glad you girls had fun!  That is what it is all about.  Take care and please stay in touch.

 


12/30/17 01:16 PM #81    

 

Trudi Price (Massaro)

It is so sad to hear about   dear classmates who have  passed away.

Most recently, Bobbi Brown passed away on Dec. 24th. There will be a memorial gathering at the Red Mesa Contina downtown St Pete on Wed, Jan 3, 6:30-9:30 PM

 

 


12/31/17 07:19 AM #82    

 

Donna Omasta (Bryan)

Heaven's gain! Healing prayers for the family and friends of Bobbi Brown. 


07/06/18 06:34 PM #83    

 

Yvonne McKeithen (Smith)

 

For those of you that attended Meadowlawn jr. high, William Latham, 7th grade science teacher, passed away 3 days short of his 91st birthday. His wife and daughter are good friends of mine, and we have stayed in touch through the years. Many years ago Mr. Latham actually came and read to my class of first graders. I’m  sure I was more excited than they were!

 


08/02/18 12:53 PM #84    

Raymond Louis Mantell

Just received a phone call from his widow tha Gary Thacker passed away on 01/12/18. May he rest in peace.

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