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due to a very active spammer i will post your memorials for you. please email me: jmercer@LondonCentral.org j mercer
January 12, 2007
I went to Dreux American High School in France where Mr. Francis was a teacher from 1960-1966. He also taught there in London in the mid-late 50's. I didn't know if you all had heard that he passed away last weekend. I know he was a very popular teacher at Dreux and thought you might want to pass this information along to your alumni.
Here is the copy from his obit:
<<Paul George Francis
Paul Francis, 81, died at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, CA on Saturday, January 6, 2007, the Feast of the Epiphany. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 1, 1925.
He graduated from Dormont High School in 1943. Then he attended Harvard University, Class of 1947. Upon graduating from Harvard, he completed a Masters Degree in History at Boston University.
While traveling in London in 1952, he was hired by the U.S. Government to work in the Department of Defense
Overseas Schools (DODDS). During his teaching career with DODDS, he taught in London; Casablanca, Morocco; Dreux and Paris France. While at Dreux, he purchased a country house in the village of Blevy (Eure et Loir) where he entertained friends for more than 40 years.
When NATO moved from Paris to Brussels in 1967, he taught at Brussels American School until he retired after 43 years in the DODDS schools.
He moved to Palm Springs in 2005 and became very active in the art world, St. Paul's in the Desert Episcopal Church, and Integrity.
Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at St.
Paul's in the Desert Episcopal Church. No flowers; contributions in Paul's
memory may be made to your favorite charity.
Published in The Desert Sun on 1/12/2007.
August 6, 2006
Medara (class of 89) and his wife were killed in an automobile accident
a few days ago.
Amy (Howard) C and Mark Wilson are flying out for the service that is tomorrow. If anyone would like the information on the service, please email me.
If any of you have more folks from LC in your address books, please pass this sad news along.
Thanks to Gordon M for having such a go od list of people from the mid to late eighties to email to begin with.
Hope all is well with everyone,
August 6, 2006
Chris McMichael, class of 1990 (I think), passed away today at 4am in his sleep. He died of a brain tumor. He will be missed dearly.
Anyone can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if they want more information.
Heather Koopmann Castro
Class of 1987
Best friend of his sister, Yevette McMichael
July 30, 2006
Elaine Zbylut "Mrs. Z" overnight dorm Mom 1980-1982. She passed away December 26, 1995 after a 9 year battle with cancer.
July 30, 2006
I just thought I would let you know of the passing of Cindy. I met Cindy when we were both working at American Express Travel in Omaha some 15years ago. I Googled her this morning and found that she had signed up under your website - and thought you may want to pass this on to her fellow classmates.
Cindy M. Karnish
M., age 46, 6/23/2006, Omaha. Preceded in death by
grandparents, Guy and Clara Myers, Frank and Priscilla
Robarge. Survived by husband, Don; daughters, Cameron and
Jourdain; parents, Donald and Dotty Robarge, Bellevue;
brothers, Guy and Cindy Robarge, Papillion, Kim Robarge,
Bellevue; mother and father-in-law, Ron and Kay Karnish,
Omaha; aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Charles Warren "87" passed away August 3, 2005 while serving our country in Iraq. He leaves behind a wife and 2 children with the baby girl just born 6 weeks ago while he was in Iraq. But he did see a video tape of the birth about 2 weeks ago, so at least he got to see that. Liberty 88
I dread looking at this page.. but then I was remembering Glenn... Ya know I had a smile as well. He kept to who he was, and made the world a little bit better and from i have read.. turned into an outstanding human being.. he will be and is missed And Mr Tyron.. wow he bought me a hotdog at the bowling alley at LCHS right before he suspended me for skipping! That was right after I had him star in a movie I had done for Mr Smiths Cinematics class called Comix LOL ( he waited until I had finished shooting the scene with him in it !) I know even he said it made no sense since I wanted a few days off anyway. I was also remembering Glenns love of those nasty microwave cheeseburgers in our snack room and also he was the worse pinball player that ever played that machine. The times at AYA or the magical forest when we were goofing around and skipping and just being Airforce brat kids. Yeah a lot of memories came flooding back in. Im just very grateful for this site and how it has let us make and remake connections to our past. Most other kids had one school they went too. We had many and we always moved every 3-5 years, but somehow LCHS and the brats I knew will always be held close So hey a Cold one and Nasty hot dog in toast to you Glenn and Mr Tyron and also to the ones I never knew .. I hope you all remember us left here as fondly as we remember you
For my brother, Todd Hiscock, (Class of 1985) who died of undetermined causes on January 12, 1999
"Though the favorites of the Gods die young, They also live eternally in the company of the Gods"
My memorial page for Todd http://www3.nb.sympatico.ca/lunastar/caverns/fortodd.html
Hi - Kathy Johnson (McDurmon) Class of 74 Bushey High 7-9th grades 1969-71. My beloved father, Donald (Mac) McDurmon passed Sept. 6, 2003, heart attack. His is truly missed, he served 20 years in the US Air Force (Transportation Dept. at Ruislip 1963-71).
This is Jim Hopkins, class of 67. Our Mom passed away 22 September in San Diego. She was huge with the kids in the Hopkins family during that era and beyond. we lived at 5 Copthorn rd in Rickmansworth. Mom, GOD bless. You will never be forgotten. Love Jim, Roy, Sandy
I always enjoyed hanging out with musicians and jamming. Got to hang out in the studio in Detroit with George Clinton and Funkadelic, the Four Tops, and and R&B band the Dramatics because I loved music and musicians so much.
I emailed Wallace earlier this year from my Hotmail account and he responded. I am not sure if he remembered me but he was full of encouragement. That made my year when I got a response.
I just want to say that I am sorry he passed and my condolences to Erin and Kris and your mother, if she is still alive. This man touched people and got people to create. In my Yearbook, it has a picture of Wallace Threlkeld and it says Wallace Threlkeld "Fine Arts". That is a wonderful memory...a fine artist.
Fast forward to college in 1976 at Michigan State University, more bands, more guitars and I ended up working for A&M Records during college and promoted Joan Armatrading and got to meet her when I took her to a radio interview. That night I met her guitar player Jerry Donahue in Michigan. When I mentioned London Central and Wally Threlkeld ...he was my best friend.
I am sure Mr. Threlkeld taught lots of students how to play instruments and have some discipline...he just was that kind of guy. I kept doing the music business after college, owned my own independent record label in the 80's, had some nominal success with groups that got signed by Sony and Time Warner....owned a record label with (now) Hollywood producer Ben Grosse and lived in Grammy Award winning record producer Don Was's house in Michigan.
My name is Scott Forman and for about 5 Months back in 1975/76 I was a guitar student - a member of Wallace Threlkeld's class in England at London Central High School in High Wycombe. I also liked his daughter Kris Threlkeld and went over to their house once for dinner or after school. I remember his smile, his big huge glasses and his full head of hair.
He was a super friendly, encouraging, music loving, jazz loving teacher. He taught me scales. He also told me about the group America "Horse with No name", "Ventura Highway" etc, and how they used to be students at London Central. They actually named the group America because they were living overseas and wanted to come home, like most of us. He also told me about another guitar player from the same school Jerry Donahue - who played for the artist Joan Armatrading. After London Central I moved to Spain with my family, my dad worked for Chrysler, I played and practiced more guitar and started bands there...wrote songs and performed a bit but always practice.
We might wish to mention Dr. Sam Tryon- we knew him as Mr. Tryon from the early 70s and a beloved assistant principal, passed away in 1998 to cancer while working as a DODDs superintendent in Belgium. Learned of this shortly after moving to Germany that year. Thought you might want to know.
Jeff Russell email@example.com
This is in remembrance of my dear friend Glenn Crepps. He was a shining light in the world, a true spirit. I just found out about his passing away after 7 years. Glen adopted me as his younger brother and helped me through the tough times in my youth. May his soul rest in peace as his departure is a loss to humanity. Glenn graduated with two masters of science in Chemistry and computer science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. His down to earth approach to life with a clean white T shirt and blue Jeans could have mislead many people but he was a genius and God took him away from us too soon. I just think if Glenn was around he could have contributed so much more to science and humanity. As I understand he was the inventor of the color fax. He was also a kind hearted humanitarian. If he had just $5 he would feed the homeless rather than to eat himself. Mankind may not see the like of Glenn for centuries. He was one of a kind. Farzod Shironi FarzodS@aol.com
I'M JOHN MOORE, BUT KNOWN AS "GARRY". I WENT TO SCHOOL THERE FROM MARCH '67 TO JAN '70. I REMEMBER THE "TEEN CLUB" @ S. RUISLIP AFB, AND A GROUP CALLED THE "CORPORATION", NOW KNOWN AS "AMERICA"! I'M 50 NOW, AND AM ALWAYS TELLING MY KIDS STORIES ABOUT THIS SCHOOL. I LIVED IN RICKMANWORTH. MY FATHER BOUGHT A RETIRED '58 LONDON TAXI (MY 1ST CAR). WE TRANSFERRED TO K.C., MO. WHAT A SIGHT, ME DRIVING THAT THING ON BASE! I ALSO REMEMBER A FEW FRIENDS THAT I HAD GONE TO SCHOOL WITH IN THE STATES, THEN LATER WERE AT CHS. I HAD A "CRUSH" ON ONE GIRL NAMED SUSAN NOLAN, WHO WAS ALSO IN MY 4TH GRADE CLASS IN D.C.! SMALL WORLD! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES EVERYBODY!! GARRY MOORE
My sister was 19 and she never got her license till she was 18 because she had several friends that were killed in car accidents. She always said she didn't want her license because of her fear of dying in an automobile accident. She was born on May 2, 1984 on June 25, 2003 she was killed in a car accident. She is greatly missed and loved. love ya sis
Received an email this past week saying that Graylon Walsh (73) passed away suddenly in March 2004 due to heart failure. Graylon was our football quarterback in 73, and I believe he was also a member of the basketball team. He had planned to join us in Vegas this Sept. We're going to miss him.
George Bennett, Class of '74
Doug Koster - Class of 79 My brother sadly submitted to cancer on 28 August 2001 after a 7 year battle. He was determined to reach his 40th birthday which he did by a couple of months. He leaves 2 wonderful sons aged 18 and 14 who miss him like crazy. He loved his time in London so much that we scattered his ashes at Speakers Corner at his request. (He loved being controversial!) Any shared memories would be greatly appreciated. His ever loving sister Susan Koster - Barnes (Class of '81) email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesley Simpson (Walters) 2-8-1947 - 8-20-2001 A wonderful friend and fellow Bobcat passed away on August 20, 2001 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is sorely missed by family and friends. Bill Smith, Class of '66
I have never been on this site before. Looking I saw that Mr. Thornton passed away in 1999. He was the best teacher I never had. Iggie would always count to 3 before I ran out of the classroom instead of cleaning the chalk board. He was a great man and will be missed.
Bobbi K. Keller May 2, 1984 - June 25, 2003
Chris Landers Class of 1993 passed away in 1995(?). All of his friends miss him, he was a lot of fun to be with.
WHOMEVER PUT THE MESSAGE IN ABOUT SEAN DOUGHERTY CLASS OF 1989 COULD YOU PLEASE CONTACT BEVERLY STOCKTON/WRIGHT CLASS OF 1989 THANK YOU BEVERLY BWRIGHT1@HOUSTON.RR.COM
My brother, Frank Wesley Pitts, Jr. was in the class of 1966. Back then he was called Frank or Frankie - later we called him Wes. My sister and I were 9 and 11 years younger and went to West Ruislip Elementary; we lived at Carpenders Park. We came back to the states in 1967, not long after Wes joined the USAF. He was stationed in England during the 70's, but returned to the states after leaving the AF. Wes passed away in Houston, Texas on April 10, 1996. We had been somewhat estranged in the last 10 years or so of his life. Just days before his death he told me that the next part of his life was going to be all about change, and that he wanted to get to know me again, as well as my kids. We never had that chance. My prayer is that he accepted Jesus before he left this life, and that we will finally get that chance someday. God bless you all for keeping the memories alive. Melissa (Pitts) Sewell ~ email@example.com
This is Lynne Hardinge-Brown, London Central 1975. My 16 year old twin son Corrin Andrew Travis died mid-morning January 1, 2003 as the result of injuries suffered as a passenger in a single automobile accident on Christmas night. A beloved son, brother, and friend, Corrin was avid aggressive inline skater, A league soccer player since elementary school and he was currently playing winter basketball with the recreation league Gators. At Loudoun Valley High School, Corrin was preparing to enter college to study art and design, especially computer graphics and other areas related to film-making. He had become quite adept at filming and editing videos and was in demand for help in this area on other classmates' projects. He was also a member of the German Club. His brothers, Morgan (18) and (twin) Andrew Travis and I have been struggling with this terrible tragedy together -- We are a strong and loving family and remember Corrin as the tallest, most affectionate and funniest of us all.
September 28, 2001, Alexandra Joy was still born to Mark and Kelly (Pitcher) Andresick ('77). She will not return to us, but we will go to her someday- Praising God for the time we had here! Psalm 16:11. For those of you who knew my Dad (Don Pitcher) He went home Feb 1997. God bless all of you who write on this site.
Just filling you in, this is Jason Convery class of 89. My newborn daughter, Alyson, died June 13, 2003. My life has been kind of a mess lately. Write more later.
The most recent flurry of emails about the demise of the Fox and Geese brought back some great memories of great times gone by and linked some old friends back together. Someone asked of our great friend Bill Love. Sadly, Bill drowned in a lake outside Worcester, Mass in 1980. He was a friend to all. We miss you Bill! Greg Walker-Class of 1972
I received a call from Sabrina Kulick who informed me that her sister, Jody Kulick, died of cancer on June 15th. May she rest in peace.
It is with sadness that I inform you all of Colin West's ('83) passing. He died in a motorcycle accident on May 31, 03. Melissa Holroyd/Poirier '83
Sean Dougherty -- Class of 89 passed July 2002.
Paul LeVeille, class of '77, died in a small plane crash in Colorado while on duty with the FBI in September of 1999. He was a loving husband and father to 6 wonderful children. May God Bless and Keep you Paul. Your friend, Michael Vernon I can be contacted in Key West, Florida at MichaelV@ConchConcierge.com (class of '77)
Andrea Romero - I love you!!!!.... so do all the Young Women at church and we miss you to pieces! You're so awesome and right now I am crying. I love Kendal so much and I'd be so lost without her. Her and I write to each other all the time or talk on the Internet. But all you guys who have known her are so blessed... love you, Andrena Rose
Glenn Crepps Class of 1974. Died June 19, 1997. Drowned while on vacation in Kauai. He left behind four children and a fifth born after his death. He invented the first color fax machine before his passing. I love and miss my brother very much. I wish he had been able to see this website. Our four years tour in England was the best part of our growing up. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Oct. 8, 2002 Time: 2:48 Remembrances: Gary Todd Zick. 1981 Graduate of Upper Heyford, passed away form a car accident June 5th 2000, I am Patrice, his wife of 17 years, He spoke of so many good times and good people, if you knew him please e-mail me at P04632000@yahoo.com
Micah Hopper, class of 93, died in a car accident during our Senior year. He was a kind, gentle person and will always be remembered.
Who posted the notice on 8-11-02 about John Chenoweth? Can you tell us more information? ~ Troy Prince email@example.com
John Wayne Chenoweth, class of 1987, died in 1999. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
I just got back from attending a family reunion, my sister Tawnya informed me that Andrea (Vasas) Romero (class of 1986) had been fighting cancer and passed away on June 17, 2002. A memorial website by her husband can be found at: http://andrea.romeros.org ~ Troy Prince (Class of '87) firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Leigher, Class 2000. May we always have the memories.
maurice (mo) everly cook, jr. class of ’66. we lost mo in 1989 to a heart attack. gone, but never forgotten ...
j mercer, email@example.com
Robert A. Mulholland - Class of 65 - Football - Died in Viet Nam on March 29, 1969 at the age of 22. Great brother - generally a great guy. Anyone who knew Bob can contact Donna Mulholland (sister) at DMulholland@hawaii.com - Glad to hear from you.
William Thornton, Spanish teacher and yearbook advisor from approximately 1979 through 1983, died of a brain tumor in June 1999.
Jimmy Esau ('81) died April 10, 2002 of a suspected heart attack. It was sudden and unexpected.
For those of you who remembered Roy Bissett '72, he died in an auto accident a couple of weeks ago. Tom Wilson '71
Rebecca Hubbard (Lacks) Class of '73. My name is Harrold Hubbard, Becky's husband. I received your "The Londoner" newsletter and it reminded me that I need to update you. Becky passed away on June 3rd, 2000. She suffered an aneurism while recovering from surgery. Please add this to your next newsletter.
Thank you for your time.
v/r Harrold Hubbard
Hi everyone! My father was WC Smith "Smitty" and he cooked for all of you guys that stayed at the dorm or attended school from around 74-89 at the hilltop inn. He sadly passed away three years ago but I know he was dearly loved by many of you and vice versa. If you remember him and have any funny stories or even better pictures that you could forward on I would really appreciate it. Sorry for the sad announcement but It would be so cool to hear some nice stories about him and forward them on to my mum who still lives in High Wycombe. I now live in Delaware. My father is buried now in Arlington National Cemetery. Well that's it. hello to you all and if anyone would like to reply I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Kindest Regards
Hello LCHS Alumni.
the Memorial page is up and running. ...
j mercer '66 jmercer@LondonCentral.org
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