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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.



11/06/19 08:47 PM #734    


Larry Wilson

I received a message on our Facebook page from a Penny Bettencourt Falk.  She said she moved away as a Freshman.  She is trying to find a Kathy Young.  Does anyone know either Penny or Kathy and can they help Penny out?  Let me know if you can.

11/13/19 04:50 PM #735    


Larry Wilson

  I received word through Dave Roach and some Facebook postings that Ken Koehler passed away.  Right now, I don't have too many details or an obituary, but I will update this as soon as I hear anything.  I guess Ken had been sick.  He passed away Monday morning, November 11th.  There will be a funeral service at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 Schrock Rd in Westerville on Tuesday, November 19th from 4-7 P.M.  This sketch of Ken playing the guitar is, I am sure, how he would want to be remembered.  Rest in peace, Ken.  Our prayers are with his wife, Molly, and all their family.

11/13/19 07:55 PM #736    


Larry Wilson

I found Ken's obituary.  I posted it in the "In Memory" section.  I will also post it here.  Ken is sadly missed by family and friends.  Rest in peace, Ken.


Koehler, Kenneth                                                                                                         
1950 - 2019

Kenneth Wayne Koehler, age 69, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. Ken was born June 16, 1950 in Lima, Ohio, to the late Frederick and W. Pauline (Lee) Koehler. Kenny was 5 years old when his family moved to live in Germany and Finland. They returned to Newark, Ohio when Ken was 15 years old where he graduated from Newark High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force (Missiles), Wichita, Kansas. After serving, he graduated with an Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering from Central Ohio Technical College. He worked at Owens Corning Fiberglas, Granville, Ohio and later Ross (Abbott Laboratorys) in Columbus, Ohio, as a device technician. Kenneth married Molly Ehret in 1978, and moved to live in Westerville, Ohio. They raised two children, Cassandra and Kyle Koehler. Ken was a talented musician (guitarist) entertaining and playing at establishments, Open Mic Nights, and patios, in the Central Ohio area for years. Ken loved acoustic music and formed many duo acts including Acoustic Attitude, with Julie Ivory, for 15 years. Kens extended family will greet friends and family Tuesday, November 19, at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, Ohio from 4-6 PM. Military Service and Life tributes will be from 6-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Kens name to: The OSU James Cancer Research Center.

12/03/19 09:44 PM #737    


Mike Kelley

I want to wish everyone in the Newark High Class 68 a Merry Cristmas & A Happy New Year.

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