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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

12/20/18 07:48 PM #690    


Mike Kelley

I would Like to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the CLASS OF 68. 

01/09/19 06:01 PM #691    


Oletta Bond (Wade)

I just wanted to update everyone on Linda Korns.  She has colon cancer and just found out she has thyroid cancer also.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She's a strong woman and doing remarkably well so far.  Just thought the extra prayers might help her beat both of these.

01/10/19 07:59 AM #692    


Kathy Applegate (Danner)

Thanks, Oletta for the update!  You are right...Linda is very strong and handling these health problems remarkably well!  She is in my thoughts and prayers daily.  I also believe her positive attitude will help her beat this awful disease!  

01/10/19 05:16 PM #693    

John Babcock

Oletta, thank you very much with the update. Let Linda know she is is my prayers and if there is anything that I can do, let me know. Linda goes way back from the Central days one of my favorite. John B

01/11/19 07:48 AM #694    


Gary Berry

Thanks I wonder why I have not heard from her . Thank You and I will most definitely keep her in my prayers and I know she is a very strong person. God Speed 

01/12/19 08:54 AM #695    


Linda K Miller (Brucker)

I was grateful to see Oletta's update, but it's difficult to read what Linda is dealing with. Thanks to our message forum, a lot of folks will know how to pray for her. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Linda. 

01/13/19 09:14 AM #696    


Jan Carol Burch (Campbell)

Thank you<Oletta, for updating us on Linda Korns. She is strong and Prayers can do more than we know because our God is able to do all things. Have thought of her often. I saw her after her colon surgery while she was in the hospital and she was doing remarkably well then. Jan

01/14/19 08:18 AM #697    


Kathy Applegate (Danner)

What a great group of friends we have here praying for Linda!  Once again, this reminds me of how great it was to all be together at our reunion this past August and renew all of these friendships!  It is wonderful we can all share in uplifting Linda during this difficult time in her life!  

01/14/19 09:18 AM #698    


Oletta Bond (Wade)

I'm so glad Linda went to the reunion.  She has received so much support and I am very thankful for that.  Thank you everyone who has been responding and for thinking of Linda.  I want her to beat this cancer.  It was bad enough that she had colon cancer but to get thyroid too is unthinkable. She is handling it very well though.  Very proud of her!!

01/14/19 02:13 PM #699    


Larry Wilson

We received this information about Steve Mix from Belinda (Binnie) Smith Phillips.  May Steve rest in peace.

Deceased Classmate: Stephen Mix
Date Deceased: December-3-2012
Age at Death: 62:
Classmate City: McConnelsville
Classmate State: OH
Survived By: Wife, Irene, and daughter, Francine, both of California. And a sister, Kim Mix, of Newark.

Steve was my 1st cousin. He had many health issues and had withdrawn from most back in 80s. He had moved to McConnellsville where his dad lived, and worked on a Mennonite farm. He helped take care of his dad when he had cancer and passed away. Steve stayed on at the Mennonite farm and when his health deteriorated that family took care of him. He was active in their church and being a Mennonite service, there was not a public obituary. I was unable to attend the service, but I stay in touch with my cousin, Kim, Steve's sister.

Belinda (Binnie) Smith Phillips

01/15/19 11:44 AM #700    


Patti Henderson (Patrick)

I would just like to say "Thank You" to everyone who has posted info on Linda. She is in my prayers as she is with all of you. Thanks!

01/15/19 02:58 PM #701    


Nancy Baughman (Fetter)

I, too, am happy for the information on Linda.  She is in my thoughts and prayers. I am wondering if someone would contact her to see if it would be ok to list her name on the prayer chain of my church. Thanks all.


01/31/19 12:31 PM #702    


Mike Kelley

I will be keeping Linda in my prayers.

02/05/19 09:46 AM #703    


Larry Wilson

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peggy and Butch Dunlap at the loss of Butch's mother.  May she rest in peace.

Maymie Ruth Dunlap, age 87, of Newark, passed away, Wednesday, February 1, 2019 surrounded by her family.

She was born August 25, 1931 in Newark, Ohio to the late Charles Orville and Mary Alice (Kolb) Bowen.

Maymie retired from the L & K Restaurant after twenty years of service. After her retirement, she provided daycare in her home for her grandchildren as well as many other children. She loved country music and loved dancing with her family and friends at the Druid’s Club. She was an avid euchre player and was active with the Druid’s euchre league for many years. Maymie was a lifetime member of the Druids, the V.F.W. and the Eagles. Maymie attended Newark High School and continued to be active with her NHS reunions.

She is survived by her children, Butch (Peggy) Dunlap, Debra Riley, Linda (Chuck) Stidham and Richard (Teresa Rine) Dunlap; eight grandchildren, Christina (Wayne) Lupher, Deanna (Randy) Daughters, D.L. (Gretchen) Dunlap, Maymie Linn (Tim) Saunders, Mandy Smith, Megan (Carnell) Martin, Tara Carmichael and Ryan Dunlap; a half-sister, Linda Sweigart, twenty-two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Richard Dunlap, Sr.; special long-time friend, Paul Francis; three brothers, Robert Bowen, Donald Bowen and Clifford Bowen; and two sisters, Betty Schimpf and Alice Bowen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Maymie’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In accordance with Maymie's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.

The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark, is assisting the family with arrangements.

02/05/19 03:29 PM #704    


Peggy Gartner (Dunlap)

Thank You Larry!


02/06/19 01:24 PM #705    

William Rissler

Peg this is Bill Rissler I am very sorry for your loss. I will have you and the family in my prayers. If you need anything at all please let me know.

02/07/19 12:32 PM #706    


Linda K Miller (Brucker)

Peg, I somehow missed your mother-in-law's obit.  I think we're one of the few families in Newark that still receive the Advocate.  We were sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings, Linda 

02/07/19 07:31 PM #707    


Sue Benner (Wages)

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother in law

02/08/19 03:48 PM #708    

David Fredrick Smith

Peg, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother-in-law.

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

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