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09/03/18 12:02 PM #665    


Mindy Glass (Collins)

Thank you , Larry for posting all the great pictures from the 50th reunion.   It was fun to see people that I haven't seen for so long. And kind of hard to figure out some of the faces!!  I'm disappointed I was not able to be there but very happy to see such a big turnout for all those who worked so hard to put it together.  Thanks again for sharing.  

09/03/18 06:35 PM #666    


Jane Michener (Heston)

 I’m so glad to be a part of the reunion committee even though I was several hundred miles away but so glad  I got to work with Nancy Fetter on the memorial tribute to all our 75 classmates who have passed on. We  tried very hard to include all those that attended school with us or went on to graduate with us to be included. So wish this reunion lasted longer. I wanted to talk with more of long lost friends. 

I think we should have an informal reunion in 2 years to celebrate our 70th birthday year. What do you think? 

Thanks Peg for giving Nancy and I a project  we could work on from afar.

I experienced a cultural shock coming NHS, because I came from a class of 28 to a class over 500  I have met more of you after graduation than during the 3 years at NHS. Always thankful my parents moved us to Newark.  Love to hear from fellow classmates anytime.  If you get to Fort Myers any time I’d like to meet up  






09/04/18 10:44 AM #667    


Barb Compton (Maier)

Just a note to say thanks to the committee and everyone who took part in the GREAT CLASS of 1968 50th reunion. Enjoyed both nights of seeing and talking to friends I grew up with in the class of 68. Once again thank you very much. Barb Compton Maier

09/04/18 02:26 PM #668    

John Babcock

What a great weekend. The committee did an out standing job, thank you all so much for your hard work and taking time for all of us. Time is short let's plan another soon, remember growing old is a privilege.

09/04/18 09:15 PM #669    


Dave Froberg

Well, y'all made an old man's weekend. Many thanks to the committee. You pulled off a great one. Good to see everyone and reminisce. Saw folks I haven't seen in 50 years. Great pictures Larry!


09/05/18 11:56 AM #670    


Curtis Puryear

My apologies to Jan Burch Campbell for not mentioning her when I made comments comending the outstanding job by the reunion committee. It was indeed an oversight on my part. Jan was an integral and influencial member of the committee who worked extremely hard to make this 50th reunion a success. "You Rock Jan"!! A friend and appreciative classmate...Curtis P.

09/06/18 01:03 PM #671    


Mike Kelley

RESULTS FROM THE CLASS OF 68 GOLF OUTING, 50TH REUNION AT THE FOREST HILLS GOLF COURSE. Closest to the pin,,,,,,Tim Powell, Longest Drive,,,,,,Paul Miller, Longest Put,,,,,,,Rick Vermillion. For the Championship there was a tie between group A, Paul Miller, Jerry Boylan, Rick Vermillion and group B, Bill Giles, Larry Jones, Mike Kelley, and Dan Kovreg. Everyone that golf in the outing had a great time.


09/07/18 10:43 AM #672    


Michael Cramer

As I made the 20 hour trip back to Houston I had a lot of time to reflect on what a wonderful time I had during the 2 nights of our 50th reunion while listening to the 2 cd's that were provided. Much thanks to the entire committee that did an outstanding job putting it all together.  The only regret I have is that I didn't get to see and talk to some of my classmates I now know were there. Evidently we didn't recognize each other or we certainly would have interacted. Happy 46th Anniversary to my wonderful friend Denise Dishon (Winegardner) and Jay as it was one of my highlights visiting with y'all. Looking forward to seeing some of you on FB. Best regards.

09/07/18 01:49 PM #673    


Mike Kelley

I just want to thank everyone that was on the committee for the 50th Mixer & Reunion. What a great two days we had, this was a great turn out from the Class of 68. over 200 showed up. Special thanks to Peg you are the best. Thanks to all who came from all over the country, I am proud to be a part of the NHS CLASS OF 1968, GO WILDCAT GO!!!!!!!


09/08/18 11:08 AM #674    

William Rissler

I am still thinking about the two days of our 50 year class reunion. It was a great time. I would like to thank Peggy and her committee. You guys did an amazing job. It was great seeing everyone and visiting with everyone. I think the class of 68 is the greatest. GO WILD CATS GO!!!!!

09/08/18 11:40 AM #675    

Douglas L. Gage

Assuming that anyone that reads this note has read all the preceding entries, I have little to add. But I must say thanks to all of you that spent the immense amount of time it took to pull this off. Awesome job!

The only thing that would have made it better is more time together. I know I missed the opportunity to talk to so many other old friends/classmates and I'm sorry about that.

During the years since we left high school, I have talked to many people that said they didn't like high school. All I can say is they went to the wrong school in the wrong class.

NHS '68!!! 

09/10/18 05:52 PM #676    


Larry Wilson

I just noticed an obituary in today's Advocate.  Deena Hollingshead Wright lost her husband, Ron, on August 29th.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, Deena.  May he rest in peace.

Rondol Gary Wright

COLUMBUS - Rondol Gary Wright entered into rest on August 29, 2018. Ron was born in Columbus, Ohio to Rondol and Erma Wright. Ron is survived by his wife of 21 yrs. Deena (Hollingshead) Wright. His brother Warren Wright, sisters Martha (Jack) Mortland and Jan (Richard) Aller.His children Kari, Kirsten, Kathy, and Ron. Step children Angela (Chris) Kline of Dublin, Ohio and Ron (Kelly) Bone of Johnstown, Ohio, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Rondol and Erma Wright and sisters Ilma Wright and Irma Camp.

A memorial service will be held at North Broadway United Methodist church 48 E North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio at 6:30 PM on Wednesday September 12, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of choice.

09/11/18 12:13 PM #677    

William Rissler

Denna very sorry for your loss. My prayers are for your husband and for your family.

09/13/18 02:29 PM #678    


Larry Wilson

Another sad note for our class.  Esther Zartman Slone passed away.  Enclosed is her obituary.  Also, Marian Spivey submitted her obituary to the "In Memory" section.  May Esther rest in peace and may her family be comforted.


Newark - A funeral service celebrating the life of Esther E. (Zartman) Slone, age 68, of Newark will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 14, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service.

Esther passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Altercare South of Newark. She was born December 15, 1949 in Newark, Ohio to the late Louis Zartman and Myrtle (McCoy) Dressler.

Esther was a graduate with the class of 1968 from Newark High School. Esther worked at the Children's Home for several years in the housekeeping department. She also was a receptionist at A.R.K. helping those with mental disabilities. Many people may remember Esther from her tenure at Wendy's Restaurant in downtown Newark where she was a crew member. Esther enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Issac. She was a loving, kind, no nonsense mother who was devoted and provided for her family.

She is survived by her two children, Dixie Jo Bailey and Bryan (Amanda Smith) Slone; the father of her children, Ronald Slone; grandson, Issac Beach and his mother, Amber Beech; a sister, Mary Dressler and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Ronald Bailey; and two brothers, Jeff Zartman and Larry Zartman.

Family and friends may call two hours prior to the service on Friday, September 14, from 9-11 a.m. at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.

09/14/18 11:15 PM #679    


Peggy Gartner (Dunlap)

Hello Everyone!!

Just a Reminder....Our POST Class Reunion meeting is Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM at St. Leonards.  We welcome anyone and everyone from the Great Class of 1968 to come and discuss what went well, what we can improve on and setting dates for future reunions and or get-togethers.

Anyone reading this who cannot be at this meeting....we welcome your input!!

Please e-mail any of us and give us your thoughts, ideas, suggestions so we can share them at the meeting.

Hope to see all of you who can make it on Monday at 6:00 PM.


09/17/18 09:20 PM #680    


Larry Wilson

Our condolences go out to Sarah Gerberich Sensabaugh and her family at the death of her husband, Robert "Rocky" Sensabaugh.  May he rest in peace, Sarah, and may God comfort you and your family.

     Robert A. "Rocky" Sensabaugh

Newark - Robert A. "Rocky" Sensabaugh, age 69, of Newark, passed away on Wednesday,  September 5, 2018 at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital.

Rocky was born December 9, 1948 in Newark, Ohio to the late Clyde A. and Beatrice J. (Baird) Sensabaugh and was a 1969 graduate of Heath High School. He enjoyed tinkering with small engines and working on cars, shooting pool and playing cards on Saturday nights with his wife and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sarah M. (Gerberich) Sensabaugh; and a son, Nicholas A. Sensabaugh.

A private gathering will be held by the family.

Please visit to share a special memory about Rocky or to sign an online guest book.

Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to care for Rocky and the Sensabaugh family.

Published in the Advocate on Sept. 7, 2018

09/18/18 01:38 PM #681    


Larry Wilson

I just received a note through Carolyn Ford Butcher's profile from her daughter, Kelley, that Carolyn passed away September 6th in Florida.  Kelley said she suffered from health issues and died peacefully.  May Carolyn rest in peace.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

09/20/18 02:19 PM #682    


Larry Wilson

We found the pictures from the 30th Class Reunion!  Enjoy looking at the pictures when we were a little less gray!

09/26/18 02:29 PM #683    


Larry Wilson

All of Donetta's pictures and my pictures have been uploaded to the 50th Class Reunion link.  Thank you everybody for creating a great 50th Class Reunion!  Enjoy!!

10/03/18 08:20 PM #684    


Larry Wilson

Our gift to our Alma Mater in honor of our 50th Class Reunion is donating to the Scholarship Fund for Newark High School students through "A Call to College."  You can check their website at to download a form to make a donation.  A Call to College will leave the form open for our class until OCTOBER 15, 2018.  Please make sure you put the Class of 1968 on the form so we can get a class total.  We currently have raised $7,000, but we would like to get that number up to $10,000.  Any donation is acceptable and greatly appreciated.

10/10/18 09:08 AM #685    


Jan Carol Burch (Campbell)

My condolences to Jeff Danford and family in the passing of Sarah Danford. There is a wonderful article in the Newark Advocate about Sarah and what a loss she is to Granville Elementary where she taught for 46 years. You took great care of her Jeff.  Hugs to you,Jan Burch Campbell

10/29/18 10:18 PM #686    


Peggy Gartner (Dunlap)


We have 2 extra game tickets in Philadelphia December 8th cost is what we paid$170 each. It is a great time we will be there also I had to buy 4. Make up your minds hotel room going fast if interested message me. ASAP they won’t last long I hope

11/17/18 08:14 PM #687    


Larry Wilson

We received this thank you from Call to College.  Again, thank you all for contributing to this worthwhile project.  This was a great legacy for the NHS Class of 1968 to leave for our future college students.

12/09/18 02:10 PM #688    


Roger McDonald

I have a pretty good Class of '68 "small world" story . . . .  Yesterday, Emily and I went to a small art institute on Broome Street in the Nolita (North of Little Italy, what's left of it) area of Manhattan.  We sat on a bench in the entry hallway awaiting the arrival of some friends.  As the entry to the institute was not well-marked, I worried that they might wander by, so after a bit I walked over to the glass door to scrutinize the few passers-by on this frigid Saturday morning, wrapped up against the chill.  After a few minutes, one heavily bundled gent glanced at me while walking past and stopped.  He stared for a few seconds and then turned to call to someone farther along the street and out of my sight.  He reached for the door, which I opened, and asked, "Are you Roger McDonald?"  "Yes," I replied, "but how did you know?"  Then he whipped off his woolen cap, loosened his thick scarf, and proclaimed "I'm Jeff Danford!"  I was stunned; this was not Times Square.  When his party returned to the institute, Jeff identified me to his family, they all met Emily, and Jeff then proceeded to tell his grandkids some whoppers about my prowess in Little League.  I'm ashamed to say I let him.  We tried to provide some guidance to the few remaining Italian restaurants in the area, especially where there might be some historical significance like Joey Gallo's bloody demise in Umberto's Clam House.  So, the next time anyone is in the Big Apple, glance in the doorways and you might be surprised!  It was, all told, a sweet '68 moment . . . .  (Perhaps someone else has a similar "small world" story to share?  I vaguely recall an amazing one related by Malcolm Montgomery long ago that involved a phone call in the Northwest, but the details have dimmed with time and my woeful memory.)

12/10/18 09:29 AM #689    


Charles Price

Roger it was great to see you and Emily at the 50th reunion and your wonderful hospitality while we were in NY a few years ago.

Charles (and Barbara class of "69) Price

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