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08/12/23 08:48 PM #892    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

Please send in your reservations for the class reunion. We need to have a count by August 31. At this time, we only have 35 reservations.  I have sent messages to classmates that I am friends with on Facebook and have asked if they are attending.   Their responses are none at all, they're thinking about it or haven't decided yet. It's only 5 weeks away and we would like to see all of you, but I know that's not possible. If your live away from Newark, I am still seeing rooms available at the hotels listed in my earlier post. If all else fails, I have seen some cheaper rates in New Albany, which Is only a 20-25 minute drive. Think hard about it and join us.  We want to see you. 

08/13/23 12:58 PM #893    


Gale Cady (Williams)

Hello, Diane and all - my husband Joe and I will be there. Thank you for doing this work for us! Do we send our checks to this address? Just confirming! Linda Brucker @ 246 Sherwood Dr. N., Newark, OH 43055.  

Also just to spread awareness, the Susie Q group (aka Susan Gualtieri) is hosting a multi-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 23 in Newark. Link on her Facebook page, which her daughter is now administering since Susie passed away in May. 

Thank you!

08/13/23 10:59 PM #894    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

Gale, that is the correct address and make the check payable to NHS Class of 1968. Can't wait to see you there. 

08/14/23 01:22 PM #895    

Debbie Earl (Hughes)

John and Debbie Hughes are unable to attend.  Thank you for your efforts with this reunion

08/15/23 11:45 AM #896    


Bill Orsborn

Bill Orsborn is unable to attend. Thanks to the committee for all that you folks do for the class of '68.

08/15/23 12:52 PM #897    


Gale Cady (Williams)

Diana, Thank you!


08/16/23 08:52 PM #898    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

Our next meeting for the class reunion is Tuesday, August 29 @ 5:30PM @ the FOP. PLEASE TRY TO SPREAD THE WORD.  A lot of people are not on Facebook or have not joined our website. We don't have email addresses and, even if we had mailing addresses, it gets very expensive to mail invitations. We only have our two online sites and word of mouth. Help us by going to the classmate profiles on our website and send a private message to any classmate that you know and ask them if they are going to attend.  If you are friends with any of them on Facebook, please send them a message.  If you have a phone number, call them. If you see them out and about, mention the reunion.  We would love to see more reservations come in. How often do you get to go to a class reunion for $10.  We are up to about 50 reservations now. Hoping to see more of you there. All of the details for the reunion are in my post on our website dated August 2 in the message forum and on out Facebook page NHS High School Class of 1968 with the same date. 

08/19/23 01:18 PM #899    


Larry Wilson

Just received word from Dave Froberg that John Babcock and George Goumas have passed away in the past few days.  May they rest in peace.  If you have obituaries for them, please let me know so I can post them on this website.

08/20/23 12:25 PM #900    

William Rissler

My prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏 are for both of them and their families! God Bless

08/21/23 09:18 PM #901    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

George A. Goumas

July 11, 1950 - August 18, 2023

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George A. Goumas, 73 of Newark passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a several year, hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

George was well known in the community as the “Candyman” and worked hard for 45+ years to continue the legacy that his grandfather started in 1911 at The Original Goumas Candyland, that he now leaves in the capable hands of his two daughters that he was so very proud of.

He enjoyed traveling the world, boating, fishing, eating a great Greek meal and watching his grandchildren play their sports. He was incredibly proud of each of them and enjoyed visiting with them often. George also loved and cared for his treasured dogs Chloe and Shadow. He was a life-long member of The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

He is survived by his beloved and dedicated wife, Marilyn; his two daughters, Patty Goumas-Durbin (John) and Keely Goumas-Perry (Tony); four adored grandchildren, Max and Alexis Durbin; Olivia and Ella Perry. He is also survived by three siblings, Soc Goumas, Greg Goumas and Viann Yankulov.

George is preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Bessie Goumas.

Calling hours will be held Sunday August 27th from 1pm. to 3pm at the Newark Chapel of Vensil and Chute Funeral Home, 1850 W. Main Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in George’s name to Hospice of Central Ohio, Attn: Philanthropic Development, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, SE, Newark, OH 43055.

08/22/23 01:32 PM #902    


Larry Wilson

Thanks, Diane.  I posted his obituary in the "In Memory" section.  May George rest in peace and may his family and friends be comforted.

08/22/23 04:36 PM #903    


Nancy Baughman (Fetter)

May John and George Rest In Peace

08/25/23 07:57 AM #904    


Dave Froberg

Well, looks like I'm not going to make the reunion. Having a proceedure done so I won't be travelling. Hopefully I'll see y'all next time.

08/25/23 06:21 PM #905    


Larry Wilson



John Babcock

I still have not seen an obituary for John Babcock, but Steve Fetter posted on our Facebook site that John passed away from eye cancer that was diagnosed too late.  I will post his passing in the "In Memory" section.  May John rest in peace and may his family and friends be comforted. 

08/27/23 11:37 AM #906    


Gale Cady (Williams)

This is very sad news! I very recently had a nice conversation with John here on this forum. He was always such a nice, easy-going guy. I've been searching for his obituary online but haven't found it so far. Rest in peace, John. You were such a good guy. 

[does anyone know if he still lived in Las Vegas?]

08/30/23 01:41 PM #907    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

It's getting close, fellow classmates. The reunion is only two weeks away (September 16 at 5PM at the FOP, 255 S. 6 th St., Newark). We are extending the deadline for sending in reservations until September 8.  Fee is $10/person.  Please make your checks payable to NHS Class of 1968 and mail to Linda Brucker, 246 Sherwood Dr. N, Newark, OH 43055.  If you are making a donation for the class gift, make a note on the memo line as to how much is for the gift. Please reconsider about attending. We would like to see more classmates there  

The following classmates are currently registered for the reunion:

Mary Ann Ake 

Kathleen Applegate (Danner)

Charlotte Barch (McPeek)

Vicki Benedict (Barton)

Beverly Sue Benner (Wages) 

Monica Blackson  (Stephenson)

Julie Bryan (Kelley)

Jan Burch (Campbell)

Lillian Byrd

Gale Cady (Williams)

Jeff Danford

Dennis Dew 

Sarah Gerberich (Sensabaugh) 

Christopher Gill

Kristin Glaser (Beebe)

Deena Hollingshead (Wright)

Esther Hollingshead (Chapel)

Diana Holmes (Brown) 

Peggy Houdeshell

Mary Ellen Jackson (Guiler)

Mike Kelley

Kenneth Kirk

Charles Koblentz 

Daniel Kovreg 

Donna LaFond (Brown)

Judy Lamp (Young)

Karen Layman (Williams)

Jane Michener (Heston)

Linda Miller (Brucker)

Larry Nethers

Steven Ogilbee 

Janice Orr (Lewis)

Donetta Phillips (Kirk)

Richard Pound

Curtis Puryear

John Roberts

Sandra Ruff (Kershaw)

Michael Saporito

Donna Smith (Agriesti) 

Steven Spain

Sandy Spangler (Steele)

Willie Spivey 

Thomas Wages

Robert White

Marian Williams (Spivey)

Larry Wilson

Dwight Zahrndt





08/30/23 01:45 PM #908    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

If anyone has an obituary or date of passing for Stephanie Morrow, please let me know. I want to include her in our memory board. Also, if you know of anyone else who is not listed, please let me know as soon as possible. We don't want to forget any of our fellow classmates. 

08/30/23 08:06 PM #909    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

We need obituaries or dates of passing for James Decker and Karen Hurst.  If Karen was married, we could use her last name. The state they were living in at time of passing might also help in finding information. 

09/03/23 02:11 PM #910    


Larry Wilson



Marian Williams (Spivey) let us know that Stephanie Morrow passed away in May of 2003.  Thanks to all who are trying to get information to us to let us know who have passed away so that they are not forgotten.  Rest in peace, Stephanie.

09/11/23 03:14 PM #911    


Larry Wilson

Saturday is just around the bend.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  Diana, if you can, let us know when you would like for people to come Saturday afternoon to help set up.

09/11/23 09:38 PM #912    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

We will be setting up on Friday starting at 4PM. If anyone wants to help, please join us at the FOP, 255 S. 6th Street. 

09/19/23 11:38 AM #913    

John Roberts

Great 55th reunion. Thanks to all who organized the event. As we get older there are fewer and fewer. It was great to connect with those who were there

09/19/23 01:49 PM #914    


Larry Wilson

The 55th Class Reunion is posted.  Click on the link to see photos.  I will add more after Donetta sends me what she shot.  It was really great to see everyone again!!

09/23/23 05:17 AM #915    

William Rissler

Had a great time at the reunion. Really enjoyed seeing everyone can't wait for 5 more years. God Bless

09/23/23 06:16 AM #916    


Sue Benner (Wages)

Thanks to everyone who put together this wonderful reunion! The name tags were great with our pictures on it! Everyone was so friendly. Tom and I had a wonderful time! It was good to see everybody.

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