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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.

10/05/19 08:33 AM #85    


Dale Curtis Chapin

Stopped at an estate sale several weeks ago where Jerry Fish , one of our classmates lived, and was told he had lost his battle with lung cancer in April.

10/14/19 10:52 PM #86    

Ron Rosen

Like to get a T-shirt celebrating the 55th Reunion? (OK... I Know it's a bit geeky!)

If so... email ASAP (no later than noon Wednesday 10/16) to

Provide your name and shirt size (S, M, L, XL; 2XL and 3XL at additional cost).

COST DEPENDS ON TOTAL ORDERS (we're already up to six orders as of Monday night): 6-7 orders $19; 8-11 orders $15; 12 or more $12. Pay at the reunion by cash or check made out to Ron Rosen. The mock-up below gives you an idea of what the shirt will look like. Any questions, email Ron.

10/18/19 01:14 AM #87    


Gordon J. Salisbury


I regret that I’m unable to attend this year’s reunion due to other plans. I have very fond memories of our 50th five years ago. My best wishes to all. And a big shout out to the reunion committee for their wonderful efforts to schedule and plan these events!



10/18/19 07:07 AM #88    


Gilbert Shamas, Md

We will miss you at our 55th. I had hoped to show you our 5th grade composite of our Northward fifth grade class with Mrs Shaffer as our teacher. There are about ten kids in that pic who went on to graduate from NEHI in 1964. You were positioned front and center. There are lots of memories gone by including cub scouts at your house! ...all the best.






10/23/19 04:44 PM #89    


Carol Smalley (Farley)

I was planning on attending the reunion this year but some unexpected circustances have come up this month that makes it impossible for me to be there.  Wishing everyone a lot of fun.  Maybe I will be able to make the next one.  I remember how wonderful the 50th was.  a big thank you to the reunion committee.


11/14/19 11:14 AM #90    

Jane Miriam MacDuff (Stahre)

I just learned that Pat Muar passed away in October of this year.  She was my good friend and although we had lost touch over the years she was always in my thoughts and good memories abound.

12/19/20 04:32 PM #91    

Susan Carroll (Streu)

Happy Holidays to my fellow class members. I can barely see what is shown in this page.I just wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!! Where did the time go. Doesn't seem that long ago I was walking past Meadowlawn Junior High where I attended first then NEHI. Sounds like reunions are fun! My name was Susan Carroll in high school now Susan Streu. I live in Portland, OR. I am not good on the computers. Can't see well and fingers seem to roll on to wrong letters. Stay safe and healthy. Memory not great  but a special "Hi! to band members and the majorettes". Best of times!

Bye you all!

Susan Maureen Carroll(Streu)


12/20/20 09:24 AM #92    


John Paul Jones

Hi Susan, yes, we are the survivors and hanging in here the best we can. If you can have someone help you post then and now photos of you, the would be great. I'll go to my '64 Viking Log to look up your photo.  You are about as far away from St. Pete as you could be, but just a plane flight if things get normal and we can have another reunion. I'm now in Winston-Salem, NC.  Best wishes and happy holidays to you and all of our fellow classmates. Let's hope, with the vaccine, we can have a better 2021. Love 💕 to all.


12/20/20 11:35 AM #93    


Mary Ellen Bennett (Concannon)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my fellow classmates.  Sorry I miss the 55th reunion but had a great time at the 50th.  Stay safe and healthy and God bless.

12/21/20 04:24 PM #94    


Robert Kunst

Hi , I hope and wish everyone a very merry Christmas. I'm looking forward to another reunion and will be glad to help pay and do work for it. I think when we start saying if, or possibly we have given into the enevitable on its schedule. I have never accepted that and ii think if we plan for the future we will be happier , even if it doesn't happen, than if we give up.

I miss all the people who were at the last one and didn't participate as much as I should have as there were classmates I didn't get to interact with. I'm sorry about that but it is no too late to plan for the future.

Best wishes to everyone 

Bob Kunst





12/22/20 05:24 PM #95    


Donna Omasta (Bryan)

Same to you as well. Merry Christmas and an extra Blessed New Year for all of us.


12/24/20 02:35 PM #96    

Barbara Metcalf (Bartlett)

Something that helps me get through the holiday season when losing a partner....I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with you...and then I realized up spent the rest of your life with me.   I smile because I know you loved me until the day you went away and will keep on loving me until the day we're together again.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

12/25/20 09:31 AM #97    


Mary Ellen Bennett (Concannon)

Merry Christmas to all my Nehi friends.  Have a wonderful day and stay safe and healthy!  

12/25/20 11:35 AM #98    


Pamela Abdill (Verissimo)

My husband of 51 years passed away on December 1st, 2020.I'm taking one day at a time but it's hard. He was my life. I know his pain is gone and he can be at peace. I have a great suport team, Happy Holidays to all my fellow classmates and have a Healthy 2021 

12/25/20 02:58 PM #99    


Robert Kunst

I am sorry to hear of his passing. He was always a big jovial guy and always had a smile. I'll miss him. Thank you for posting it


I also saw the entry by Barbara and just want to add that I know how tough it is when you lose someone. I don't have any special answers but try to find as many friends as possible because it may help your grieving process.

12/28/20 08:27 PM #100    


Carol Smalley (Farley)

Well 2020 is almost over.  I am looking forward to 2021 and hoping it will be better than this year. Living in Minnesota has kept us pretty much confimed to our house.  The governor has pretty much paused everything from eating out to having friends over.  As he says Stay Home.  Anyway I want to wish everyone in the class of '64 a Happy New Year.  Hoping to get to St. Pete this spring.

02/20/22 12:39 PM #101    


Raymond Louis Mantell

Saw in this morning's Tampa Bay Times that Rudy Gorgus passed away. May he rest in peace.

02/22/22 01:59 AM #102    


Gordon J. Salisbury

Ray, do you know whether it's possible on our site to post a link to an obituary?

02/22/22 08:58 AM #103    

Ely A. Arts

Rest In Peace - Rudy...

02/23/22 08:36 AM #104    


Linda Tope (Spelbring)

I am so thankful that we have the ability to stay in touch with our NEHI classmates! 
I always look forward to the our next reunion. 
Rest in Peace Rudy! 

02/23/22 10:39 AM #105    


Yvonne McKeithen (Smith)

Please see my message about Rudy Gorgus on the In Memory site. 

02/24/22 11:37 AM #106    


Gilbert Shamas, Md

Ray and Yvonne,

Thanks for your detective work finding the obit for Rudy.  It is always sad to hear of any classmate's passing.  Some part of our own past is lost. I did not know Rudy well but was gratified and impressed to hear of his great musical talent.   So, Rudy, RIP.




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