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12/9/2018 Notice of passing. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Marcella Swaggerty, Faculty, who passed away on September 30th 2018.

Marcella, or Mari, grew up in Southern California, married and moved to Michigan. She worked in the Cherry Hill School District, retiring first to Arizona, and for the past 25 years in Kansas.

She was loved and cherished by many people including : her children, Rich Swaggerty, Steve Swaggerty (Raina), Joan Brown (Dave), Gerald Swaggerty, Karen Hootman, Steven Swaggerty, Joan Browne; her grandchildren, Scott Swaggerty, Dawn Witt, Heather Head (Derek), Whitney Sullivan (Jason), Mike Swaggerty (Katie), Jillian Clines (Joash), Matthew Swaggerty (Cristina), Gabrielle, David, Andrea, Rachel Browne; her parents, Eugene Allec, Cecelia Allec; her siblings, Cecelia Hart (Chet), Celestine Allec (Peggy), Germaine Purpura (Frank), Joe Allec (Lucinda), Dave Allec (Donna), Mike Allec, David Allec, Michael Allec, and Eugenia O'Hanlon. She was also cherished by 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several other relatives and friends.

Please click HERE for full obit and info.
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Kathy Renee Clemence
Senior Class Photo

9/4/2018 Celebration Of Life There will be a Celebration of life ceremony for our dear friend Katherine Renee Clemence, Class of '76, who passed on August 13, 2018. It will be held on Saturday September 8,2018. There will be a Memorial service and lunch. Please join us at both or, if you can't make the Memorial Service, join our gathering of friends for lunch to celebrate Kathys life.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park.
35667 eight mile rd livonia mi 48152
11 A.M.

LUNCH
Le George Restaurant
124 E Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
12 P.M. to 3 P.M.
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8/6/2018 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Cynthia McCusker-McHugh, Class of '73, on August 2, 2018. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and loved ones. Please click HERE for full obit and information.
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Beloved wife of 34 years to Darren. Dear mother of Patrick (Emily) and Jessica (Colin). Cherished grandmother of Kalieb, Gannon, and Diana. Adored sister of Dennis McCusker and William McCusker and the late Pamala Smith.


Visitation Tuesday 2-8pm at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Road, Garden City (Between Ford Road and Cherry Hill).


Memorials suggested to the Wayne Goodfellows.

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8/6/2018 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Timothy F. Hennessy, Class of '74, on August 3, 2018. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. Please click HERE for full obit and information.
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Hennessy, Timothy F. of Dearborn, age 62, died August 3, 2018. Beloved husband of Nancy. Loving Father of Erin (Joe) Evanko and Trevor Hennessy. Brother of Patrick Hennessy, Kimberlee (Craig) Mitchell, Catherine (Bob) Hennessy and Kerrie (Mike) Baldyga. Many nieces and nephews.


A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 2:00 pm at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124. Memorial visitation will begin Tuesday at 11:00 am until time of service at 2:00 pm. www.querfeldfh.com


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8/6/2018 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Kathy Fernandez-Downey, Class of '72, on May 29, 2018. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.

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7/4/2018 We regret to announce the passing of Pamela Gabbert-Henry, Class of '73 on 6/27/2018. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and loved ones.

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September 4, 1955 - June 27, 2018.


Loving Wife of Stephen. Dearest Mother of Melissa, Sarah (Eric) Brown, Kristyn and Kari (Brennan) Krengel. Loving Grandmother of Atom Stephen and Vivienne Elise. Beloved daughter of late Daniel and Shirley Gabbert. Dear Sister of Daniel, Laura, Scott and Kimberly.


Pam loved gardening, cooking, and babysitting her grandchildren. Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. She was a graduate of Inkster Cherry Hill High School 1973


The family will be holding a Memory Celebration, details to come. Click HERE for info.


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6/19/2018 An invitation from Sharon Atkinson-Osmond '79. Boy Scout Troop 733 and Mr. "A" (York Atkinson) is having a reunion on Saturday 9/15/18 from 1pm to 5pm at Garden City Presbyterian Church at 1841 Middelbelt Rd., Garden City, Michigan 48135. Mr "A" would love to see all his former scouts! Please RSVP to Sharon Atkinson at mark.osmond@att.net or just stop by!
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5/31/018 We regret to announce the passing of Donald W. Masse, CHHS Faculty, on 5/25/2018. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.

Donald W. Masse, age 75

Beloved husband of the late Nancy.

Loving father of Holly Arrol, David, Abigail Wilson (Charles Perry) and Christa (Wes) Hardin.

Cherished grandfather of Brendan, Katrina, Camden, Taylor, Hannah, Liam, Melody, Bella, Channing, Jack, Lucas and Maggie Jean.

Don received his Bachelor’s degree at U of Detroit Mercy after graduating from Holy Redeemer High School in Flint. While at U of D, Don was on the debate team and traveled across the country debating top colleges and had many wins. Don went to Boston College for his graduate degree in English literature and met his wife Nancy Jean who was a teacher.

Don and Nancy married and moved to Michigan where was He was a Teacher at John Glenn High School and Cherry Hill High School for over forty years. Don was the debate team coach for several years and led the team to many victories.

Once Don retired he volunteered at Team Mental Health Services in their Skill Building program for over six years. Don taught current events. Don was an active member of the Journey of Hope church, helped with his grandkids and enjoyed several years of retirement. He loved traveling up north to Forest Lake and continued to write novels and poetry.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 29th, from 3:00 until 8:00 at the Taylor Chapel of Howe Peterson, 9800 Telegraph Rd.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 30th, 11:00am, at Journey of Hope Church, 8900 Pardee Rd. Taylor Mi.

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5/19/2018 We regret to announce the passing of Gary Cox, Class of '73 on 5/13/2018. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.

Gary L. Cox, age 63, of Pentwater, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 following an extended illness. Gary was born March 16, 1955 in Inkster, Michigan, the son of Jay and Gladys (Bassett) Cox. He was raised in Inkster. He attended Schoolcraft College and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

He married Terri Timko on December 27, 1980. Gary was employed at Ford Motor Company for thirty years. His career with Ford started at the Wayne Assembly Plant and he retired as an engineering manager. He received his Masters in Engineering from the University of Michigan while working at Ford. He also had a foreign service assignment with Ford for nearly four years in Brazil. He was a member of IEEE.

The Cox's lived in Novi for many years. They moved to Pentwater in 2015 after Gary's retirement. Gary enjoyed traveling, playing horseshoes and golf.

He is survived by his wife, Terri; daughter, Megan Cox (and fiancé, Christian Gonzales); sisters, Carol (Hank) Bonga of Breezy Point, Minnesota, Kathleen (Lyle) Marrs of Ypsilanti and Loretta Cox of River Rouge; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Daniel Cox.

A visitation and memorial service will be held at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby. Arrangements are pending but will be posted here as soon as they are determined.

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4/21/2018 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Cary Badowski, Class of '78 on 4/18/2018. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.

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An obituary will be posted when available.

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4/21/2018 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of William (Bill) Mills Jr., Faculty on 4/9/2018. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. Please click HERE for full obit and information.
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Bill was born in Detroit, MI on December 14, 1931 to William and Elmira Mills of Monroe, MI.


He attended Holy Redeemer for elementary and high school. He, his older brother, Randy, and their father were avid baseball players and Detroit Tiger fans. After graduating from Holy Redeemer, Bill went to Michigan Normal College (Eastern Michigan University) where he played baseball before joining the United States Navy. While serving in the military, Bill married Margaret "Margie" Mallon in 1953 and returned to complete his education on a baseball scholarship at Michigan State University.


After graduating from Michigan State with a degree in Education, he was recruited by the Tigers and played on their minor-league farm club until he suffered an injury to his pitching arm. Bill continued his passion for baseball scouting for the Detroit Tigers while teaching, coaching and serving as the Athletic Director at Cherry Hill High School in Inkster, MI. Later, he worked at Wayne Memorial High School as a Co-op Coordinator until his retirement. The family recalls wonderful memories of summers spent camping at Burroughs Farms and in northern Michigan.


Bill and Margie built a beautiful family home in Cedar, MI on Lime Lake in Leelanau County and wintered in Spring Hill, FL. Bill enjoyed golf, travel and his time with friends and family. Bill valued many deep and lifelong friendships.


After 50 years of marriage, Margie preceded Bill in death in 2003. Bill is survived by his six children: Anne McCauley (Kevin) of Marshall, MI, Bill Mills (Carol) of Littleton, CO, Julie Mills-Quigley of Howell, MI, Larry Mills (Su) of Houston, TX, Eileen Jewell (Richard) of Tampa, FL, and Jeanne Peltz (Tim) of Bath, MI; twelve grandchildren: Brett, Aaron, Courtney, Dustin, Brenna, Derek, Aubrey, Heather, Meaghan, Jake, Rachel and Adam and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Randall Mills, of Spring Hill, FL.


A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 21st, at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34609. Bill's ashes will be interred in St. Mary Cemetery in Lake Leelanau, MI.

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3/20/2018 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Phyllis Moceri-Belletini, Class of '80. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and loved ones. Please click HERE for full obit and information.
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Phyllis Ann Belletini was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 5, 1962 to (the late) Gasper Moceri and (the late) Barbara Brown. She was one of 4 children. Phyllis passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, under the gentle care of Angela Hospice in Livonia, Michigan on Thursday March 15, 2018 at the age of 55. Phyllis was the beloved wife of David Belletini for 24 wonderful years. Happy mom of Serafina Belletini, Ramo Belletini, and Sophia Belletini. Fun-loving sister of Paul Moceri, Lesley (her husband Tony) Clark, Beverly (her husband Branyo) Kasper and brother-in-law Dennis Belletini. Adored "Auntie" of Madeline & Eleanor Clark, and Daniella & Luka Kasper. Phyllis was also surrounded by a large extended family and many, many friends that will all miss her deeply. Phyllis was a fan of the Detroit Tigers and especially enjoyed going to opening day every spring. Although, her favorite athlete was #13 Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins. She loved animals, wearing pearls, music and dancing whenever possible. However, her passion was her family and there was nothing she loved more than to spend time with her beloved husband and children. Phyllis had a smile that lit up a room, and she always wore that smile until the morning she danced her way into Heaven. She is described by her family as simply being happy all of the time. Heaven is now a little more happy and fun now that Phyllis is there. The family will receive friends for a gathering to be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan 48152. Remembrance's from family and friends will begin at 6:00pm and will be led by one of her dear friends, Reverend Stephan Bell. Her life will be celebrated with a service, led by Diane McDonald, Director of Spiritual Care at Angela Hospice, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:30pm at the funeral home. Visitation on Wednesday will begin at 11am. In honor of the love that Phyllis had for children and animals, memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 1-901-578-2070 www.stjude.org or Michigan Humane Society 30300 Telegraph Road Suite 220 Bingham Farms, MI 48025 248.283.5644 www.michiganhumane.org Or in appreciation of the gentle care that was given to her: Angela Hospice Care Center 14100 Newburgh Road Livonia, Michigan 48154-5010 734.464.7810 www.angelahospice.org Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared in the guest book for the Belletini family. Any notes left for the family will be printed in a special book to be given as a keepsake for the family to reflect on.
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3/16/2018 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Douglas M. Brubaker, Class of '69. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. Please click HERE for full obit and information.
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Douglas M. Brubaker, 66, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away suddenly at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petosky, Michigan on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. He was born in Lansing, Michigan on September 19, 1951 the son of Lloyd & Delores (Fisher) Brubaker. On May 10, 1989 he was united in marriage to Carol Vella in Westland, Michigan. Doug was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and he was employed with Ford Motor Company at the Wayne Assembly Plant Local 900. He had lived in Gladwin County since 1999 and he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and he was secretary/treasurer of the Gladwin/Beaverton Bowling Association. He loved bowling, golf, and he enjoyed all sports. His memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife of 28 years, Carol Brubaker of Gladwin; 3 sons: Phillip (Anne) Gibson of Livonia; Eric Brubaker and Mandy Sebring of Dassel, Minnesota; James Brubaker and daughter in-law: Sara of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He was blessed with 13 beautiful grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his sister: Marcy (Mike) Bordeau of Canton, Michigan; brother: Jeff (Beverly) Brubaker of Aurora, Colorado; sister: Chris Avery of Westland, Michigan; brother: Karl Brubaker of Canton, Michigan; sister: Marlene (Terry) Kengerski of Clarkston, Michigan; step-mother: Mary Brubaker of Gladwin. He is preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Mass will be conducted by Fr. Marcel Portelli on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:00 A.M., with visitation beginning at 9:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, Michigan. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 2-9:00 P.M. at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Beaverton, Michigan. www.hallkokotovichfuneralhome.com
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3/8/2018 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of David D. Wert, Class of '68. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. Please click HERE for full obit and information.
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David D. Wert, age 68 passed away on March 5, 2018. He is the beloved husband of Patti (nee Henegar) for 36 years; loving and devoted father of two children, Derek Wert and Jennifer (Rob) Jarmusevich; proud grandfather of Callie and RJ. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his brother, Michael (Cathy) Wert. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack & Ruth and his brother Jeff.

Full obituary and information can be found HERE
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Cheryl Siemieniak-Kirila - Senior Class Photo

2/9/2018 We regret to announce the passing of Cheryl Siemieniak-Kirila, Class of '70, on 2/8/2018. Obit and other info will be posted here when available.
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Sandra Bilokury - Senior Class Photo

2/7/2018 We regret to announce the passing of Sandi Bilokury, Class of '65, on 2/5/2017. Sandra Lee Bilokury 1947-2018 Age 70. Beloved mother of William. Dear grandmother of Anna Bilokury, Lynsee Bielicki, Aaron Bilokury, Nicholas Bilokury and Sebastian Bilokoury. Great grandmother of Noah, Liam, Abel, Declan, Sawyer and Logan. She will also be missed by her good friend Debbie Stone.

Click HERE for full OBIT and memorial service informaiton.
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11/28/2017 A message from Michael Schneider '74. I’ve been living in California since 1977, and the only reunion I made it to was our 10 year. Everybody was still young then! I lost touch with my classmates over the years, but I still have so many fond memories of my four years there. I wonder if any other alums moved to Southern California? My brother Greg moved to Houston, but after my parents both passed, going back to Michigan has not been a regular thing. I’ve been happily married for almost 20 years now, after having spent 6 years in the seminary (San Diego and Rome). Turned out that it wasn’t meant to be! Hope those who read this remember me and have (mostly) good things to say!
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11/18/2017 The CHHS Alumni Association has held an election for Officers as required by the Association Bylaws. Results as follows:

President: Kirk Lane '75
Vice President: Don Formolo '71
Secretary: Mary Ann Stempien-Brefka '83
Treasurer: Debbie Endress-Gannon '75
Trustee: Lynne Lang '74
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Garry Romanik - Senior Class Photo

9/3/2017 From Garry Romanik, Class of '65
"To All the 1965 Cherry Hill Spartans -
Senior year 1965. What a great year for a new kid in school to be welcomed so openly by so many. Thank you all. Working on the Senior float at Nancy Scott’s house. School day crushes. Working on the background for the Senior play with Ron Carey. Rides to school with Rick White and Bruce Webber. Playing bad basketball with a really good basketball player Denny Bostwick. Watching Bostwick and others play ice hockey on a water filled, frozen outdoor basketball court. Working at Packers grocery store. Lions vs Packers on Thanksgiving Day. Hockey Night in Canada at Ken Zdrals. Playing on the Spartan baseball team, with so many good ballplayers, which won the league title. Quiet Coach Dolloway and not so quiet Mr. Wolf. The Senior Hoedown trip. Tiger games with Rick Young’s box seat tickets courtesy of the Tigers signing Rick. Thanks Rick. Nursing a coke and fries at Manners. After dark ramblings at Camp Dearborn and White Castle with Zdral in his Dad’s 327 Chevy Impala convertible. Sleeping under the car, waiting for friends (you know who you are) to get out jail on the 4th in Saugatuck. Graduation summer trip to UP with the usual suspects. Watching, again you know who you are, slowly streak the campfire on Lake Michigan. The Pendleton store. A summer crush on a girl going to State. The family headed back to Ohio. Me Ohio State. Did make it back for a New Years Eve Wing’s game and party with everyone. 2000 reunion at Sandy’s. Can never forget those times and all of you. Stay safe and stay well. Garry
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6/18/2017 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Douglas M. Goebel, Class of '65. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.

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Douglas M. Goebel, 70, of East Tawas, Michigan passed away Saturday morning, August 19, 2017 at Aleda E. Lutz AV Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan. Douglas was born February 8, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Alfred and Helen (Daltuva) Goebel. He graduated from Cherry Hill High School in Inkster, Michigan in 1965 and then joined the United States Air Force in 1967. Doug proudly served until his honorable discharge in 1969. He then enrolled in Henry Ford Community College and received his Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts in 1977. Doug was a member of the American Legion, F.O.E. Post 2588 and was known in our area as the “Slider Guy” for ten years at Blues by the Bay.Doug is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Goebel; brothers, Dale Goebel and Jerry Daniel. According to Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com
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6/22/2017 A message from Cheryl Shy-Chapekis '73 "Hi everyone - would love to hear from anyone from our Cherry Hill experiences - and connect on our lives currently!"
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6/18/2017 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Donald L. Peterson, Class of '69. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. Please click HERE for full obit and information.
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Donald Leslie Peterson, age 66, a longtime resident of Novi, passed away on June 14, 2017. He was born June 11, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan; son of Edwin and Ethel (nee Carlson) Peterson. Donald spent his childhood in Inkster and Dearborn Heights, graduating from Inkster Cherry Hill High School in the class of 1969. Donald lovingly wed his bride Cheryl Elaine Baginski on August 8, 1980, spending 36 years devoted to one another.

Don lived life with a spirit unlike any other, always with a smile on his face and a joke at the ready. His love for family and friends seemingly had no end, as did his small acts of kindness. Even as a boy, Don worked weekends helping his father run the family business (Cadillac Custom Catering). Don never minded the tough tasks or long hours, but rather viewed life’s responsibilities as a better way to bond with those around him. Ultimately, Don seemed to measure his success in life by the happiness of others, a scoreboard that only counted inside jokes, laughs and smiles...More HERE
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5/6/2017 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Ronald R. Priebe, Class of '64. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. Please click HERE for obit and info. There are many nice pictures of Ron posted on this page.
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Ronald R. Priebe, age 71, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Beloved husband of Sharon Priebe. Loving father of Ron Priebe, Jr. and Tim (Shawn) Priebe. Proud grandfather of Preston, Autumn, Avery, and Grace. Beloved son of Helen and the late Raymond Priebe. Dear brother of Roxane Cook, Wayne Priebe, Rob Priebe, and the late Terry Priebe. Visitation will be from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland. Funeral visitation will be from 10:00am until the time of the funeral service at 12:00pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.
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3/14/2017 Notice of passing. We regret to announce the passing of Ross S Clark, Class of '71. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. Please click here for obit and info.
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10/30/2016 Notice of Passing. We regret to announce the passing of Michael A Vivian, Class of '75. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. Please click here for obit and info.

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C Bailey - Sr Class Photo

10/22/2016 This personal update from Cynthia Bailey-Wharton '84. "Haven't been on here in a while, here is my current situation to share if you care to: Married for 22 years to my Navy sweetheart Paul and living in Potrero, a small community 45 miles east of San Diego, CA. I retired from the Navy in March 2015 with 24 years of service. Currently working for the Department of the Navy as a Security Specialist for the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Policy). I just finished my MA in HR through National University. My three sons, James (32), Thomas (31) and Scott (30) are all well. James works in construction and lives a few hours away. He has a 5 year old daughter, Kaylin. Thomas is married, and has been in the Navy for 8 years currently stationed in Oxnard, CA. Scott lives in Las Vegas with his partner, David. I also have two step children and 6 more grand kids! Life is Good!"