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02/09/19 12:20 PM #709    


Peggy Gartner (Dunlap)

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers!  


03/24/19 10:55 AM #710    


Mike Kelley

For all you Newark Wildcat Basketball Fans, the 2018/2019 boys basketball team is OCC Champs for the third year in a row and Won its 24th District title. On the Football Wildcats we have a new Coach, Bill Franks..........GO WILDCAT GO!!!!!

04/18/19 10:10 PM #711    


Larry Wilson

Diana Holmes (Brown) sent me a message about the death of William Wells.  Although he did not graduate with us, he was still a classmate.  May he rest in peace.  His obituary is below:


William (Willy) Moore Wells V

Portland, OR

June 23, 1950 - February 23, 2019

A memorial service honoring the life of William Moore Wells V will be held in Portland Oregon on April 6, 2019. Willy passed away February 23, 2019 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. He was born at the Newark Hospital on Buena Vista Street on June 23, 1950 to Dr. William Moore Wells IV and Roberta Seip Wells.

After graduation for High School in Greenbrier, West Virginia and College from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, Willy moved to Phoenix, Arizona then to Portland, Oregon. He retired after thirty years working for the Union Pacific Railroad in the Portland rail yard as a Brakeman. Willy married Ruth McNutt Wells in 1986 who also worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. Willy loved his family, his friends, his home and his life in Portland.

Willy is survived by his wife Ruth McNutt Wells, his son William Moore Wells VI (Will) and daughter-in-law Sarah Addis Wells. He is also survived by his sister, Sally Baranski (Wells) of Greer, SC, brothers Steve Wells of Pittsburg, PA and Bruce Wells of Aurora, IL.

The family would like to thank you for your thoughts during this time of grief for prayer and to keep his memory alive as the kind, life loving soul he was while with us on Earth.

Condolences can be written on the Advocate web page.

Published in the Advocate from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2019

04/19/19 01:01 PM #712    

William Rissler

My he RIP. My prayers are for him and his family. God Bless

04/25/19 09:05 AM #713    


Larry Wilson

Dwight Zahrndt let me know that Susan Lynn Stockdale (Fry) passed away April 22.  May she rest in peace and her family be comforted.  Her obituary is below:


Tarboro. NC

Susan Lynn Fry, 68, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at Duke Hospital.

Susan retired after many years of service from Edmont Manufacturing Company. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nana to her grandchildren and a friend to all. She had a great passion for working with the Tar River Peace Maker Quilting Guild, as they were involved in making quilts for the shut in, veterans, churches, and hospitals.

She is survived by her loving family, including her husband to 51 years, Robert Fry; daughters, Jennifer Morrison and husband, David and their son, Cameron, Denise Grandshaw and husband, Rich and their daughter, Haley; son, Bobby Fry; sister, Sharon Mentges; brother, Steve Stockdale.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the home of Robert and Susan Fry, 41 Whichard Lane, Tarboro on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Alpha-1 Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134, Phone: (877) 228-7321, Email:

04/26/19 10:28 AM #714    

William Rissler

My prayers are for you and your family may you RIP.

05/21/19 06:02 AM #715    


Denise Dishon (Winegardner)

So Sorry to hear the news here lately about our classes’ struggles...recently passed, my bother Phil’s wife Karen, a sweet and wonderful person, wife & mother...Keep the Faith!  We love life and cling to it.. we are yet to know what happens next..Keep the Faith!  Saw a wonderful Dr Oz (episode last Friday, May 17th) show on “Heaven”. Please watch it !  Very interesting ,hopeful and inspiring . Also found a poem “The Ship” ..What is dying...I am standing on the Seashore, A Ship sails in the morning breeze & starts for the ocean..She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last ..She fades on the horizon and someone at my side says “She is Gone”  Gone!  Where?  Gone from my sight that is all..She is just as large in the mast, hull and spars as she was when I saw her, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination... the diminished size & total loss of sight is in me..not in her..and just at the “Moment” when someone at my side says “She is Gone” ...there are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout  “ There She Comes”  and that is dying-Bishop Brent....on a lighter note 🎵.Got to Vegas for annual Trucking Convention..met John B at the Wynn (if you like decorating I call the Wynn... Martha Stewart does Vegas..) Had a great visit with John...Good to sit with him and he introduced us to “Bumbu rum” and heard some Great Stories! He sure has some Good ones...We were talking about “You All” or “You Guys”..Phil Jenkins name came up,Margaret,feeling your loss 💞  John said we need to get together more often because we are “at the age that we are” ..Was so fun!   Keep on Trucking...and keep the FAITH !  Love Denise ( Dr Oz Heaven a must see)





05/21/19 03:57 PM #716    


Denise Dishon (Winegardner)

On Dr Oz..scroll down to see Who Landon & Others saw in their near-death experiences... see All ! Sooo Cool!

05/28/19 10:30 AM #717    

John Babcock

It was great seeing you both. The chicken, rum and you guys were lots of good times. We need to visit more often including other classmates. I will be back in July, hoping to see you and Jay. Johnny B

05/30/19 07:39 AM #718    


Margaret Patyrak (Jenkins)

I am enjoying reading classmates updates from around the country.  Wishing all a safe and enjoyable summer. Take care,


06/26/19 11:12 AM #719    


Janet Yost (Maney)

The class of 1969 is extending an Invitation to their mixer prior to their reunion.  I am hoping that this will get to all our classmates. Can someone help me out and resend it if I am not successful

mixer location for 1968, 1969 and 1970 NHS graduates

newark maennechor

195 orchard st

time 7pm to 11 pm

cost $15 at door

food and drinks : cash bar, snacks, hamburgers and hot dogs. Limited free beer

music: disc jockey: tony adams


please come and enjoy your fellow graduates.

 1969 réunion Committee

Cathy Yost Beiting 


06/27/19 10:17 AM #720    


Karen Layman (Williams)

What is the date? Is it tonight?


06/27/19 05:54 PM #721    


Janet Yost (Maney)

Oops!!!   My bad or I can blame in my sister.....  the date is Friday July 26th.  It sounds fun!

06/28/19 03:19 PM #722    


Mary Ellen Jackson (Guiler)

Sounds fun! Wish I could go, but my husband is having a hip replacement in July. I can share the information in the Facebook group “ Newark High School Alumni Group (original) Classes of the 40s 50s 60s and 70s” if that’s ok with Cathy. Just let me know. 




06/29/19 01:44 PM #723    


Janet Yost (Maney)

The only classes included in The invite are 1968 , 1969 and 1970   So please do not forward

06/29/19 01:44 PM #724    


Janet Yost (Maney)

The only classes included in The invite are 1968 , 1969 and 1970   So please do not forward

06/29/19 02:00 PM #725    


Mary Ellen Jackson (Guiler)


I would copy the information you posted, including which classes are invited, and post that to the group. Classes often post info on their reunions and mixers to get word out to those who might not see it otherwise, especially if classes other than their own are welcome. I won’t post unless you let me know it’s ok.

06/29/19 08:38 PM #726    


Janet Yost (Maney)

I will check with Catherine and committee. But I think they have contacts covered for the invited classes  thanks so much 

06/30/19 03:17 PM #727    

William Rissler

Do you need to make reservations

07/01/19 02:23 PM #728    


Janet Yost (Maney)

No reservations needed! 

08/09/19 04:38 PM #729    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

There was a reunion meeting or event scheduled for August 24  I don’t remember exactly what it was for. I put it in my calendar but didn’t think about noting what it was about. Can any of the other reunion committee members tell me why this was scheduled?  HELP!

08/14/19 12:04 PM #730    


Dave Froberg

The Class of '67 is having a get together at the Elements on Aug. 24. You may be thinking of that.


08/17/19 07:18 PM #731    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

Could be. I thought it had something to do with our reunion committee. 

09/15/19 08:40 AM #732    


Denise Dishon (Winegardner)

Amazing story in Newark Advocate today/Sunday Sept.15th....about Phil Jenkins Dad !  We were so fortunate to grow up in the Generation of Children of our Parents who experienced sooo much and appreciated their lives & fought so Valiantly  for our Freedom !  


09/19/19 01:32 PM #733    


Margaret Patyrak (Jenkins)

Thank you for posting the message about Phil's dad's military assignment.  We knew he played a significant role in WW II.  Yes, we are blessed individuals and families. Enjoy the fall foliage in Central Ohio.



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