VILLAGES Many people walk the halls
of The Villages Regional Hospital, but
not many carry a guitar.
Scott Roberts is one of the small
but growing number of volunteers recruited
to help improve a patients hospital
stay and aid their healing process.
new programs, such as Who Needs
A Boost? and Peer Connections, a
musician lightens the mood in patient
rooms and support group members offer
advice to people recovering from life-changing
TVRH Rehab Hospital began treating patients
in July, hospital administration considered
creating an in-house support group, but
instead chose to tap into the multiple
groups that already exist in the community.
decision has been received well by patients
M. Polk of Polk Foundation in Upper
Arlington, Ohio has been recognized for
his Lifetime philanthropic excellence at
the 10th Annual Invest in Others Community
Leadership Awards Gala in New York City.
Financial advisors are nominated by their
peers for actively giving to improve their
communities and make a difference in the
lives of others.
in Others is the premier financial
services 501(c)(3)non-profit dedicated
to recognizing, encouraging, and supporting
the charitable works of financial advisors
and the advisory industry throughout the
United States and around the World.
addition to our daily after school programs
at the Run the Race Recreation Center,
in the gym, art room, library, music,
game room and providing meals and transportation
for 50+ children each day, we have special
events for them and their families throughout
the year which we need your financial
back to school carnival had games, prizes,
food and desserts while providing more
than 250 backpacks with school supplies
for children of all ages and grades. Our
Halloween party was a similar affair and
we gave the elementary school children
their own costumes which they could keep
and use for Halloween and pass along to
their younger siblings. We give away hundreds
of coats, gloves, and hats for the upcoming
colder weather, and provide complete Thanksgiving
meals with Turkeys and all the fixings
for more than 250 families, over 1000
children. We give complete Christmas meals
for the families as well as providing
gifts for the children and parents. If
the households need furniture or appliances
we find and deliver when we can.
work with low income children and families
in Columbus who would not have any of
these things without your support.
you for considering a tax deductible gift
to help us help these needy families and
move them from a life of survival to a
life full of possibilities.
send your donation to:
M. Polk, President (Class of 1969)
Polk Foundation- A 501(c)(3) Charitable
P.O. Box 12099
Columbus, Ohio 43212
DYNES VISITS CLASSMATES AROUND THE COUNTRY
his continuing journey around the USA
this summer, Patrick Dynes visited
classmates along the way. In Columbus,
he stayed with Bill and Ellen (Isaly)
Clark and went to see Fritz Reitter,
president of Reitter Stucco.
is taking architecture and construction
classes in preparation for building his
own home in the near future, and he is
still undecided about exterior finishes.
and Ellen Isaly Clark toured the
Stucco showroom for a small-class
session in stucco, stone, and fabricated
materials for home exteriors.
his journey out west, Patrick Dynes
visited with Jane Cunningham and
David Bruck for a week in Seattle.
has been visiting national parks, as well
as family and friends, throughout the
west this summer.
Olympia WA, Pat visited UA69er Steve
Myers and his wife, Linda.
COOPER VISITS FROM FLORIDA; MEETS UP WITH
Dave Cooper was in Columbus visiting,
he and Ken Pfeifer got together
for some catching up.
and Ken share an interest in motorcycles
and each owns one. Ken recently had an
unfortunate motorcycle accident and has
been recovering from surgery. Thankfully,
he is doing fine.
GUGLIELMI MAKING PROGRESS AS HE RECOVERS
May 11, 2016, Linda Whitman Uhrenholt
and Ellen Isaly Clark went
to First Community Village to visit
Frank Guglielmi, where he
is staying while he receives physical
therapy following a stroke he had
in February. They ran into the Rev.
Jim Long, who was visiting other
patients at FCV too.
received the sad news that Michael
O'Rourke passed away on March 19
from a combination of ongoing health issues,
primarily his heart.
was a true UA69er, and loved participating
in our reunion planning. He enthusiastically
attended our 2014 reunion even though
travel was challenging and getting around
was difficult. He wanted to see his UA69
had moved to Memphis a few years ago to
be closer to his sister, Patty Taylor,
Class of 1965. He stayed in touch with
several of our classmates mostly by phone,
and he also was working on a reunion of
his Valley Forge Military School alumni
group. He and I often discussed ideas
for reunion events.
Fest Committee Member and Guest Musician
George Frecker '69 has offered
his latest invention, a patented commercial
can crusher, to UAAA for our Rock Fest
event. Please watch this video of George's
COOL and earth-friendly product!
can see his Can Crusher in action at the
Golden Bear Rock Fest on Saturday,
April 23 from 7 - 11 at St Agatha!
EZELL'69 RETIRES AFTER DELIVERING 5,000
on a shelf in Dr. Douglas Ezells
(UAHS Class of 1969) office at Billings
OB-GYN Associates is an old copy of the
board game Operation. The
game requiring careful surgery
on the patient at the risk of a loud buzz
from the board was a gift of sorts
from a patient.
of my patients gave that to me the day
before an appointment and said, You
need to practice, Ezell said.
sense of humor and comfortable, friendly
ease with patients helped carry Ezell
through a 33-year career as an obstetrician
in Billings including helping to
deliver thousands of local babies and
helping hundreds of families get pregnant
and into his retirement on March
his three-decade career, he said he put
a focus on building a lasting rapport
just love the long-term relationship I
have with my patients, Ezell said.
Ive delivered the babies of
some of the babies Ive delivered.
not exactly sure just how many babies
he actually delivered in his career, all
of which was spent in Billings, but Ezell
estimated it to be between 4,000 and 5,000.
of those deliveries were members of the
Erekson family in Billings. Ezell delivered
Ashley Erekson and has since delivered
all three of her children, ages 5, 3 and
delivered me way back when, and then when
we got pregnant with our first, we were
looking for OBs and trying to figure out
where to go, she said. My
mom told me about him and how hed
delivered me. I can say its been
a great experience. Hes a great
doctor who cares about his patients.
of that relationship with Erekson, and
all of Ezells other patients, is
a sense of humor that he uses to help
keep patients calm. He
said its something that he started
doing at the beginning of his career and
honed over the years.
is delicate stuff that we do, and anything
I can do to help put the patient at ease
is worth it, Ezell said.
had the fantastic opportunity to fly in
a MIG fighter jet. This is the same type
of jet flown by the Russians in Top Gun.
The owner, Rick Boone, is a client of
mine from Wichita Falls, Texas. The total
time of the flight was 50 minutes. Rick
is seated in the front of this clip and
took control of the first and last ten
minutes of the flight. I did the aerobatics
and sat in the back with the GoPro. The
first one was an aileron roll and the
second was a barrel roll. These were accomplished
at 17,000 feet and 350 knots. I did edit
out the barrel roll that overly rolled
over - commonly known as "falling
out". The whole experience was very
got my flying bug because of my dad who
was in the Army Air Corps and trained
heavy bomber flight instructors in WWII.
Although I do have some power experience,
my main aviation passion is with sailplanes
in which I have over 2,000 flights. Sailplanes
are powerless and capable of staying aloft
for hours. It is a serene experience being
up in the sky silently soaring with Red
Tail Hawks and turkey buzzards (and occasionally
a helium balloon).
have my own sailplane and am a flight
instructor. One of my real pleasures is
doing aerobatics (it takes amusement park
rides to a whole new level). I started
flying sailplanes in 1979 at Central Ohio
Soaring Association out of Marion, Ohio
and I am still involved there. If anyone
is interested in more information, please
call me (614-451-2588). MarionAirport.com/COSA/
McLIMORE'S DECEMBER WEDDING!
McLimore Leach recently became a blushing
bride as she married Charles (Chuck)
Flesher in December. Kathy reports
that she and Chuck met in September of
was widowed more than ten years ago, and
Chuck lost his wife two years ago. Together,
Kathy and Chuck now have a large family,
with many beautiful grandchildren and
much happiness to share.
to this happy couple, Kathy and Chuck!
We look forward to meeting Chuck at
our 2019 50-year class reunion, if not
she prepares to enter retirement after
24 years as a Franklin County Municipal
Court judge, Anne Taylor is handing
out a newly minted business card.
reads: "Anne Taylor. Explorer."
word describes her approach to life as
well as her plans for retirement. Its
good on so many levels, she said,
laughing. Im going to explore
has been a world traveler for years, something
she plans to continue after she leaves
the bench on Jan. 5. Already planned for
2016 are trips to Japan and Australia.
She also is intrigued by the possibility
of working overseas with the International
Association of Women Judges on problem-solving
or fact-finding missions.
to her first six-year term in 1991, Taylor
is stepping down as the longest-serving
female judge ever in the county Municipal
Court. She could have stayed longer. At
64, she wasnt barred by age from
seeking a fifth term, but she decided
it was time to move on.
seen judges stay too long, and thats
not a good thing, she said. Being
a judge is a marvelous career, and I believe
that talented, young lawyers should have
the opportunity to have the kind of career
that Ive had.
her career, Taylor has consistently been
rated as one of the top Municipal Court
judges in the Columbus Bar Associations
brings to the bench all of the qualities
you want in a judge: a great temperament,
outstanding intellect and a fundamental
sense of fairness and justice, said
David Thomas, a lawyer who has practiced
in Columbus since 1999.
UA69 classmate Randy Turner and
his sister, Sue Ward, have moved
from Florida back to Columbus, and on
November 20, Julie May Jones and Ellen
Isaly ClarkI went to visit them and welcome
to their new home. Randy is doing well
and is happy to be back "home."
Randy and Sue are serious OSU fans, so
they are happy to be back in Buckeye Country!
Lee (Kauffman) Rader, age 64, of Upper
Arlington passed away, Sunday, November
15, 2015 with her family by her side.
She was born July 17, 1951 in Columbus,
Ohio, the oldest child of James and Sarah
was a loving wife, mother and sister who
devoted her life to her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years,
William (Bill) Rader; her daughter, Jennifer
Rader; mother, Sarah Kauffman; brothers,
Tom and Daniel (Suzana) Kauffman and sister,
Jamie Kauffman; other family and friends.
Memorial Service will be held (Date and
Time to be announced) at Upper Arlington
Lutheran Church, 2300 Lytham Road. In
lieu of flowers, contributions in Suzanna
Rader's memory may be made to the Gynecologic
Oncology Cancer Research Fund (#309353),
c/o The Arthur G. James Cancer and Research
to share a favorite memory of Suzanna
Lee Rader. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE SCHOEDINGER
NORTHWEST CHAPEL (614) 457-5481.
Friday, December 4, 2015 Campus: Upper Arlington Lutheran
2300 Lytham Road in Fellowship Hall Time: 5:00 pm Reception: none Officiating: Brodie Taphorn
ROBERTS HEALS THROUGH HELPING OTHERS
of our classmates already know that Scott
Roberts, who lives at The Village
of St. James in Florida has enjoyed great
success in the field of ballroom dancing,
but an injury to his back sidelined him
from this activity and temporarily took
him away from dancing.
to find a productive activity during his
recovery from surgery, Scott returned
to playing the guitar and donated a large
portion of his time to entertaining seniors
in the area. During his visits, he plays
the guitar and sings songs that appeal
to the seniors and memory-challenged older
has made a full recovery and is returning
to his passion for ballroom dancing, but
says that his experiences with music and
with the people he entertained have played
a large role in his recovery from back
time, jewelry often comes to carry with
it great sentimental value. But at Jeff
Johnson & Co., it starts that way.
because most of the rings, pendants and
other jewelry items that leave the shop
are custom pieces created for a special
purpose by experienced craftsmen with
a passion for what they do.
us, were not just merchants,
said owner Jeff Johnson. We do a
piece for customers, and they break down
in tears. This is a real strong sentimental
has worked in the industry for decades.
He was once co-owner of the Diamond Cellar,
founded by his father, Robert W. Johnson,
younger Johnson was bought out in 2008.
After a noncompete clause expired, he
quietly opened Jeff Johnson & Co.
in November. Its located at 5025
Arlington Centre Blvd., in the building
that housed the Diamond Cellar from 1986
new shop is unlike its predecessor
and most other jewelry stores for
several reasons: first, the focus on designing
and creating jewelry and handling repairs
(they do have some finished pieces for
sale); second, the shop and its workers
are steeped in history, something in evidence
around the store ...
two oldest sons are jewelers, he
said. Hopefully my grandsons will
be the fourth generation in the business.
I love working with old friends and working
with old customers. Thats whats
great working with people who are
children and grandchildren of old customers.
lot has changed in the past 100 years
in the stucco and plaster business, but
one thing has remained a constant here
in central Ohio: the Reitters.
in 1915 by Gabriel Reitter Sr., an
Austrian immigrant and masonry artisan,
Reitter Stucco & Supply Co. is now
run by his great-great-grandsons Fritz,
64; Bobby, 61; and Jack, 59. They never
met their great-grandfather and learned
the family business from their father,
Richard, and grandfather, Gabriel.
just grew up in this business, and as
soon as we could push a broom, they put
us to work, said Jack Reitter, the
companys vice president of sales.
when we were maybe 12 or 13 and old enough
to carry mud in buckets, we were laborers
at job sites, said Fritz, president
of the company, based at 1100 King Ave.
Reitters business is an equal mix
between stucco, EIFS and manufactured
stone, but the three brothers seem to
have a special fondness for stucco, and
warm memories of their grandfather teaching
them how to apply it.
been going through some old pictures and
found these from the 1969 Ohio State Track
meet. It includes Earl Hill, Denny Dicke,
Bill Riesenberger and me from the class
of 1969. Also pictured are: Marv Crosten,
John Kingsboro, Jeff Sorensen and one
I didn't identify.
Marv Crosten with Earl Hill and
Bill Riesenberger, John Kingsboro
Back: ___, , Coach Crosten, Earl
Dennis, a participant in the 2013
BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX
Corporation, won a new BMW 325i when he
made a hole-in-one in the first round
of the tournament.
aced the 154-yard, 9th hole at the Thornblade
Club, which serves as the host course
in the three-course rotation being utilized
for the unique Web.com Tour event.
president of HFI, LLC, an automotive interiors
supplier in Columbus, Ohio, was paired
with professional Adam Crawford when he
knocked a 7-iron in to become the first
amateur to win an automobile since BMW
took over sponsorship of the event 13
knew I hit it pretty good, but I didnt
think I hit it hard enough, said
Dennis, who plays to a 2-handicap out
of Scioto Country Club in Columbus and
now has five career aces. The car
never entered my mind. I was giddy because
my wife (Jane) was there, Ash (Hall) was
there, my partner was there. Ive
been in events where there are cars given
away, but its got to be the right
hole, its got to be the right temperature
and its always somebody else that
does it. I didnt see a sign and
so it would probably be for Sunday and
the finals, thats when they have
a car. This is pretty special. This is
and his partner Crawford posted a team
score of 8-under 63 while Crawford carded
a 4-under 67 on his own ball.
Ohio State University Department of Athletics
began construction on the Jane
and Walt Dennis Golf Performance Center
in March, 2013. The 20,800-square-foot
facility will be used by both the OSU
mens and womens golf teams
and will be one of the largest collegiate
indoor golf centers in the country. The
center will include a heated hitting bay
building, allowing year-round practice.
am a member of Tri-Village
Lion club; We support the Eye Bank.
Pilot Dogs, and the Ohio State School
for the Blind Marching Band, to name a
few. We also do a Give a Book Get a Book
campaign where children get to pick two
books:one for themselves and on for another
in more poverty stricken areas. We want
to encourage reading
it is time for the Give Your Write
Arm to a solider on active duty. We
need letters from you that offer support
for are troops.It would be great if you
can write a letter or have yoru grandchildren
draw a picture.
will be at MCL on Veterans Day to collect
letters. So please take five minutes and
write a letter as the soldiers who protect
us. They really love it . Thanks in advance.
No money asked ... just a few minutes
of your time.
If you have any books for kids or adults,
please give me a call at 614-565-1035
and we will pick them up
POLK'S FOUNDATION: "AN INVISIBLE HAND"
NOTE: As is the case with all announcements
submitted to UA69.com by our classmates,
the following is for informational purposes
only, and does not represent a personal
endorsement by any individual or organization
not specifically named in the announcement.
the past 30 years, Steve
Polk and family have been dedicated
to helping inner city low income children
and their families break the cycle and
mentality of poverty through experiences
and education not found by the family
in their neighborhood or schools. Each
week Steve has personally provided one
on one tutoring in reading, given away
thousands of books, provided children
with exposure to cultural and performance
arts, Columbus Zoo, Center of Science
and Industry (COSI), museums, and camp
experiences outside the inner city life.
In the city where they live, in conjunction
with Rachel Muha's Run The Race Club,
a faith based charitable organization
at their new 22,000 sq. ft. center on
the Hilltop of west Columbus, Polk volunteers
to provide after school programs
with a library, tutoring, full gym and
sports teams, arts and crafts, music and
game rooms to give the children a safe
place to play and learn. We also provide
hot meals at the center for more than
(60) children a day and a food
pantry and clothing room for the families
to take home needed items all at no
cost to the children or families.
the children's experiences opens another
world to get them out of their current
state of mind, but their parents and guardians
need to help as well to get them out of
their state of being. Often the parent
says "they can't" because of
legal or financial issues so Polk has
begun free Legal Aid and Financial
Planning Services at the center to
reduce those obstacles. We combine these
services with career counseling and job
placement services to steady the household
financially and turn "why I can't"
into "how I can be a better parent
for my children."
believe this holistic approach for both
the children and parent is working!
Low income children and their families'
needs are growing but you can help with
a gift in cash or for maximum tax benefits,
in the form of appreciated assets which
Polk can help you accomplish. Steve Polk
and family personally volunteer daily
for all of these activities on the premises
to insure that 100% of your gift is directed
to the mission and used wisely. Thank
you for considering a gift.
HOLDS REUNION WRAP-UP MEETING - JULY 24,
row, L-R: Bill Clark, Ellen Isaly,
Back row: David Michael, Sue Jones,
Jim Long, Julie May, Duke Wick, Val
Lancia, Lyn Skillman, Kathy McLimore,
Patty Furney, Garry Hall, Gordon Mitchell
July 24, the UA69 reunion committee members
gathered together to review the reunion
events one by one, talk about what worked
and what we might want to change next
time we call together a meeting of this
group, we also end up with a fabulous
selection of goodies to sample. Thank
you to this wonderful group of hard workers
who made the reunion so enjoyable for
everyone. And - the reunion was successful
on all fronts. We actually ended up with
$3,273.00 more than the balance we had
when we opened the books, and we have
a healthy balance moving forward toward
the 2019 50-year reunion! Thank you
for your donations to the various funds,
and for making our reunion such a success!!!
2 - 6, 2014
note that the pictures vary
in size and quality because
they came from
various classmates' cameras
everyone was able to attend the 45-year
reunoin, but they were with us in spirit.
On the left, Phil Cardi and Jay
Moffitt say "Hi" from the
golf course at Jackson Hole. On the right,
Jack Cochran sends greetings from Georgia,
where he and his wife, Mary, were visiting
had a different kind of class reunion
though. I met up with John Leshy
at Manson's guitar shop in Exeter, England
on July 8 (selfie attached). The last
time John and I had seen each other was
at the class reunion in 1984! John is
doing great, and he is still playing guitar
- VERY WELL!!!
brought some old photos with him. They
were pics of The Squires back in
1965. Clearly visible are John (his mom
took the pics), George Frecker, Mike
Doyle and me. One was during a gig
we played in the Tremont Elementary School
gym, one was at one of our Ohio State
Fair gigs and the other two were of the
band practicing in John's basement. What
a blast from the past!
was really great to see John again after
all these years. We did our best to catch
up, but you can't cover 30 years in an
afternoon. It was all good though.
DOWNS' FISHINGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHOTOS
Downs McCulloch brought these two elementary
school photos to the reunion, and she has
provided the names of amost everyone in
the pictures. If you know the name of
anyone who is represented by a question
let me know. Thank you, Vicki!
BLEIMAS' 4TH GRADE: FISHINGER
1: Tim Souders, Paul Stone, Dick
Bluff, Mike Doyle, Rhonda Lace, Trisha
Moore, Vicki Downs. Row 2: Laurie
McLaughlin, Kathy Sheifer, Vicci Hiltabiddle,
Linda Brigman, Louise Tragard, Peggy
Roussey, Randy Neidenthal, Mrs. Bleimas.
Row 3: Herb Johnson, Janice Rowland,
Elsie Salzgaber, Patty Stone, Susan
Perry, Karen Ludwig, Kitsy Shearer.
Row 4: Jackie Cooper, Pam Shuey,
Christina Nowell, Garry Hall, Glenn
Dunnington, Pat Born, Bill Clark
MCGUIRE'S SIXTH GRADE: FISHINGER
1: Vicki Downs, Jack Griffith,
Bruce Fahlander, Mike Doyle, Lance
Voss, Fred Wheeler, Colleen McGucken.
Row 2: ?, Candy Taylor, Shirley
Parsley, Elsie Salzgaber, Libbie Pfefferle,
Debbie Cato, ?, Mrs. McGuire. Row
3: Tim Souders, Pam Shuey, Donna
Sell, Teri Scott, Debbie Deam, Kitsy
Shearer, Gwen Patterson, Jane Joost.
Row 4: Ken Ross, David Edwards,
Pat Born, Dean Grinch, Dennis Driggs,
Neil Rouse, Randy Juilliard, Roger
AT MEMORIAL CEREMONY - READING GLASSES
reading glasses were left at the Memorial
Ceremony at the high school on Sunday, July
6. If they belong to you, please
email me and I will get them to you.
They are tortoise shell, and the Rx is +2.75.
I think they were left on the sign-in table.
Click photo to enlarge.
Holloway and his wif, Donna, were
invited to perform at the event; this
is why he missed the reunion. The show
was a great success, playing to audiences
averaging 5,000 each evening. Pictured
is Steve and Donna, in costume.
two-and-a-half hour family show is fast-paced
every scene only lasts about 3-6
minutes, so there is always something
new to see and experience. Theres
bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture
de lacadie and military traditions.
SON AND ED'S DAUGHTER GET MARRIED!
Guglielmi and his new bride, Liz Rhine
Guglielmi, with their parents
son, Chris Guglielmi, and Ed
Rhines daughter, Liz Rhine,
were married last September in Columbus.
both graduated from OWU and the University
of Findlay with advanced degrees and reside
now, in all places, in Upper Arlington,
on Mountview Road.
owns the Jimmy Johns at Kingsdale
and 10 other locations, and Liz is physical
therapist at Riverside.
wedding fell hot on the heels of my daughter
Annies who also married a young
man named Chris Riehl from, you guessed
it, UA. We
seem to be captured by my roots there
and its seems both providential
COMMENCEMENT SPEECH TEACHES LIFE LESSONS
Dicke sent in a link to an incredible
commencement speech given by United States
Navy Seal Special Operations Commander William
H. McCraven at the University of Texas at
Austin. It's an inspiring series of lessons
on how to change the world, using analogies
based on the practices of the Navy Seals.
Dynes and his date, Karen Charlesworth,
came through Columbus on their way to
the Indianapolis 500 and tried on the
UA69 reunoin hats that Jack Cochran's
company designed. These hats and visors
will be available for sale at $15 each.
You can order them from the reunion
Pat and Karen went with Bill and Ellen
Clark for dinner at DeVinci at Kingsdale.
AND LINDA STILL SEARCHING FOR LOST CLASSMATES!
you know the whereabouts of anyone on
or have any kind of idea where any of
them might be, please email
us with a lead!
Linda and Mary continue their detective
VERHOFF ORDAINED AS ANGLICAN PRIEST
Verhoff has fulfilled a lifelong dream.
Saturday, May 17, Wil was ordained as
a priest in the Anglican Diocese of the
Great Lakes, in the Akron area.
began his seminary work at the Methodist
Theological School in 2004. He is currently
a pastor at Messiah Anglican Church in
and lifelong friends Geoff Schmidt
and Jim Merrell traveled to
witness the ordination and to share in
the joy of Wil's special day.
Note from Wil:
have a church organization, Messiah Anglican
Church; all I need is people to be a part
of it. In the past two years I've concentrated
on getting established in this rural Kentucky
community which the average person does
not know what Anglican is, which is Biblical
like any other Protestant denomination.
I have been a volunteer chaplain at the
local hospital, Adult Daycare, and two
nursing homes. I remarried in 2009 to
Barbara (Britt) Verhoff who is multi-talented
and a remarkable nurse anesthetist at
the local hospital. I have four children,
all happily married, and two grandchildren,
and two on the way."
to Wil Verhoff on this great achievement!
TODD'S SON, BRENDON TODD, WINS BYRON NELSON
Sunday, May 18, Brendon Todd, the
28-year-old son of UA69er Martin Todd
and his wife, Carolyn Todd, won the Byron
Nelson Golf Championship. The two-stroke
win over Mike Weir was Brendon's first
PGA victory. He finished with a bogey-free
4-under 66 to win.
in North Carolina, Brendon graduated from
the University of Georgia, where he was
part of the 2005 team that won the National
Championship. He joined the Nationwide
Tour in 2008 and won the Utah Championship.
the 2009 Athens Regional Foundation Classic,
Brendon became the first player on the
Tour to get get two holes in one (on the
same hole!) in the same tournament.
news for those of us in Columbus: Brendon
Todd will be playing in the 2014 Memorial
Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf
Course from Thursday, May 29 through Sunday,
COLLEEN McMAHON SELECTED
AS 2014 UAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS!
year the Upper Arlington Alumni Association
selects one or more alumni for the Distinguished
Distinguished Alumnus is an alum (or group
of alumni) who is honored for his or her
personal educational or career achievement.
year, our own COLLEEN
McMAHON has been selected for
this award, based upon her outstanding
career in field of law.
is a United States District Judge for
the Southern District of New York. She
was appointed to the federal bench in
1998, following a career that included
two decades of law practice at the New
York City law firm of Paul Weiss Rifkind
Wharton & Garrison, a stint as a speechwriter/special
assistant to the United States Ambassador
to the United Nations, and three years
as a judge of the New York State Court
of Claims. At Paul Weiss, a firm noted
for its litigation expertise, she was
the first woman litigator elected to partnership.
An acknowledged leader of the New York
City Bar during her years in private practice,
Colleen chaired the Committees on State
Courts of Superior Jurisdiction and Women
in the Profession at the Association of
the Bar of the City of New York and headed
The Jury Project, New York's highly successful
jury service reform effort. She has served
as Vice Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese
of New York and a member of the Standing
Committee of the Diocese; taught courses
in law at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law;
been a member of the Committee on Audit
and Administrative Accountability of the
Judicial Conference of the United States;
and presided over a number of high profile
cases, including lawsuits in which the
heirs of actress Marilyn Monroe and cartoonist
Jack Kirby sought to reclaim rights in
their work, and the infamous "Newburgh
Four" FBI sting operation, which
involved serious allegations of Government
entrapment that were recently explored
in a documentary film. She is frequently
asked to speak at continuing education
programs and other events.
attended The Ohio State University ('73),
where she majored in International Relations,
and Harvard Law School ('76). She serves
on the Alumni Advisory Board for OSU's
College of Arts and Sciences. For fun
she sings with elite amateur choirs in
the New York City area; presently she
is in the Canticum Novum Singers, described
recently by the New York Times music critic
as "this excellent chorus."
She has written two books of meditations,
one for members of Vestries and other
lay church governing boards, the other
from the perspective of a judge.
is married to private equity investor
Frank Sica. They have three children,
Katie (an elementary school art teacher,
married to Shawn Pero), Patrick (who recently
completed a tour as a Lieutenant in the
Armored Cavalry, United States Army, during
which he served in Afghanistan), and Brian
(a financial services sales representative,
accomplished triathlete and occasional
will present the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus
Award to Colleen McMahon on Friday,
July 4, 2014 during the UACA Party in
the Park at Northam Park, prior to
will be riding my 05 Kaw Nomad up from
Florida for the week of the reunion.
want to put together a ride out to Buckeye
Lake for classmates. Thinking Sunday,
July 6 around 10:00 am. Beer at The
Port, east end, Lunch and one man band
at Copper Penny south side and stop at
Island House, west end for a drink. Trip
back to Cbus. Stop at Heritage, 70 and
Brice Road for night cap.
This event is not sponsored by the UAHS
Class of 1969 as part of our reunion weekend.
GREAT TIME TO JOIN UAAA OR RENEW MEMBERSHIP!
you believe that we are now reaching 405
of our approximately 650
classmates using valid email addresses?
It's true, and we are continuing to search
for everyone else's email address, too!
Arlington Alumni Association's database
of all graduates from 1923 - 2013 has
been a valuable tool for us. Names, addresses,
phone numbers and email addresses, as
well as student activities, are entered
into this database upon graduation, and
then each grad's information is updated
through the years.
UAAA database has provided starting points
(former addresses, phone numbers, parents',
siblings' and spouses' names ... ) for
our classmate searches. UAAA provides
complimentary mailing labels, based on
this database, for reunion mailings and
activity-specific events such as athletic,
band, orchestra, and vocal music reunions.
a monthly fee (paid by membership dues),
our database is secured, stored, protected,
and backed up daily. In 2012 and 2013,
UAAA held our Golden
Bear Rock Fest fundraiser to help
make ends meet. But we REALLY need your
UAAA is simple. We offer
several levels of membership, as well
as payment plans..
class has been generous through the years!
The UAHS Class of 1969 has more Golden
Bear (14) and Life
Members (21) than any other class.
of you who have joined at the Reunion
and Annual Member levels have helped UAAA
tremendously! Unlike Golden Bear and Life
memberships, the Reunion and Annual memberships
do expire, so won't you please renew
your membership? We really need our
you are unsure of your membership status,
STRENG INDUCTED INTO UA BASEBALL HALL OF
own Terry Streng, a standout baseball
player and co-captain of the 1969 Golden
Bear baseball team,was inducted into the
UA Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday,
March 8, 2014. Terry is one of six honorees
inducted into this first class of the
Hall of Fame.
the first pitch in 1925, Upper Arlington
Baseball has earned the reputation as
one of the leading baseball programs in
the state of Ohio. With 14 district championships,
including two state championship teams,
Upper Arlington Baseball has consistently
produced competitive teams and talented
players. Over the years, Golden Bears
Baseball players have been honored with
numerous All-State and All-District player
awards. Many former Golden Bears have
gone on to play college baseball and several
former players have played professionally.
CLASS OF UA BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
State Championship Team
Thomas, 1987 Co-Captain
Streng, 1969 Co-Captain
Mautz: 1982-86, 2007
ROBINSON UNEARTHS RARE FIND!
Robinson sent in a couple of pages
from the 1969 school newspaper, The
Arlingtonian. One page shows our
traditional Senior Awards (congratulations
again to the winners!!) and the other
contains "Graduation Brings Memories,"
our Class Bequeaths to our Teachers, and
"Seniors Speculate: What If ... "
you, Craig, for bringing back a lot
of fun memories from 45 years ago!
is sharing her Pen Points magazines
from 1964, when we were in 7th grade,
and from 1966, when we were in 9th grade
at Jones Junior High School. Craig
Robinson has submitted his 1965
Pen Points magazine for your reading pleasure!
Points was a magazine that was (from
the magazine's Foreword) "designed
to represent the many students who have
felt the desire to express themselves
and who have been able to do so effectively
through form and word. It is dedicated
to every student reader, with the hope
that he or she will also attempt to reproduce
thoughts and emotions for the many persons
who are searching for truths."
of the writing and artwork is really thoughtful
and insightful! Even if you didn't attend
Jones, you'll see the works of many of
your UAHS friends in here!
on either image of the Pen Points covers
to see the magazine in its entirety as
a PDF. You'll see poems, stories and
artwork from dozens of our classmates.
Clearly they highlighted the work of the
9th graders, so the 1966 (yellow and orange)
issue has more featured stories and illustrations
by our UA69ers.
teachers/editors included: Mrs. Marian
Smith; Mrs. Betty Hennessey; Mrs. Joyce
Guckert; Mrs. Frances Bretz; Miss Judy
Hudnall; Mrs. Ruth Armstrong;Mrs. Martha
Yutsey; Mrs. Gloria Bohen; Mrs. Mary Jane
Spahr, and Mrs. Ellen Buesling. The Art
Editors were Mrs. Anne Smith and Mr. Jerry
Tollifson, and the Typist was Mrs. Ruth
Griffith. The English Coordinator at the
time was Mr. Stephen Nesha.
1964 and 1966, our superintendent was
Mr. Walter Heischman. The Jones Principal
was Mr.Samuel Henderson (1964) and then
Mr. David Jones (1966), and the Assistants
to the Principal were Mr. Bernie Cellar,
Mr. Marvin Baker, and Mr. Walter Niceswanger.
YOU ABLE TO HELP CHERI BENNETT AND HER HUSBAND?
Ellen Isaly Clark, March 11, 2014:
Mintzer Hopkinscontacted me today
to tell me that she was visiting Cheri
Bennett Schlesinger in Texas when
an ice storm brought down several large
branches that landed on the Schlesingers'
garage roof. Cheri's husband, Henry Schlesinger,
got on the roof to remove the branches,
slipped on the ice, and fell to the ground.
was life-flighted to Hermann Memorial
Hospital in Houston, where doctors performed
surgery to attempt to repair damage done
to Henry's cervical spine. Right now he
is paralyzed from the shoulders down.
Doctors have said that the next two weeks
will indicate whether Henry will have
the potential to regain mobility in his
you can imagine, this is a terrible time
for Cheri and her family. The family has
set up a GoFundMe web site to raise funds
to help pay the extreme medical bills
that the Schlesingers will incur. If you
are able to help in any way at all, please
visit this web site and contribute
whatever is comfortable for you. No
donation is too small.
you would prefer to send Cheri a card
or send a check to the house, here is
18802 Pheasant Lane
TO THE CLASS FROM CHERI: March 30, 2014
would love to Thank everyone who has been
so selfless and giving, It truly has been
so many blessings with such sadness for
Henrys recovery, Never have I truly turned
my life totally into Gods hands, but now
my strength comes only from Him.
have had to deal with 3 blood clots in
his lungs, pneumonia. And then coding
5 days ago, Through all the prayers and
support I'm so happy to report Henry is
now at TIRR Memorial Rehab, One of the
top notch facility in the country, same
place Gabby Gifford the congress women
who was shot in New Mexico, so I know
he is in the best place for recovery.
Please post this on UA web site so I can
truly Thank the most wonderful caring
group of classmates and true selfless
loving people anyone could ever ask for,
I am so humbly Thankful from the deepest
part of my heart
much sincere love,
FOR NOSTALGIC FUN!
Looker sernt this link to an online
jukebox! YOu just select one of the dates
and you can hear the songs that were popular
in that year!
AND DEBBI MEET BOB DONALDSON AT VETERANS
year, Jones Middle School has a special
Veterans Day event to honor Upper Arlington
veterans and to give students an opportunity
to interview them and learn about these
veterans' military experiences.
this year's Veterans Day celebration,
Birti Hardie and Debbi McNeal Wood
reunited with former Jones teacher,
Mr. Bob Donaldson. Mr. Donaldson
was a wonderful educator and the Jones
students who ahd him for American History
will remember him as one of their favorite
Donaldson has attended our reunion parties
in the past and is looking forward to
seeing his former students next July!
Hardie, Bob Donaldson, Debbi McNeal Wood
HALL, JEFF STEVENSON, NICK KAPAROS ON BIKE
Stevenson (with helmet cam), Nick
Kaparos and his wife Metta, and
Garry Hall on a bike trip to the
Rocky Mountain National Park in August 2013.
Nick, Metta and Garry
Metta, Garry and Jeff
REINWALD IS PROUD FATHER OF THE BRIDE
Reinwald did the honors as proud
Father of the Bride for his older
daughter, Rachel Reinwald's
September 28, 2013 marriage to Ignacio
met when Rachel was involved in
a study abroad program while attending
DePaul University here in Chicago.
Rachel majored in Accounting and
Finance with a minor in Spanish
and upon graduation from DePaul,
she spent a year working for a bank
in Chicago. Rachel and "Nacho"
crossed the Atlantic for vacations
and holidays during those years
before she moved to Madrid, taught
school in a public school for two
years. They decided that they would
move to Chicago, Nacho would pursue
a Masters degree in Engineering
Management at Northwestern University
and they married in Chicago on September
28th of this year and also in Madrid,
Spain two weeks earlier. We all
had a great time in Spain and took
time to travel around different
parts of the country. They currently
put up with and live with Rachel's
father and they are good people
to have as roommates.
is my youngest daughter; she graduates
from the University of Tennessee
in Knoxville next month and is working
as an intern in television journalism
for an NBC affiliate. Caroline plans
to pursue this field as a career
choice after graduation. "
EXCITING NEWS ABOUT BRUCE!!
father of these two wonderful girls
is proud to be getting married next
September to Rita Krueger,
whom he has dated for 4-1/2 years.
Rita lives in Chicago, has four
great children and we all look forward
to many wonderful years visiting
family and friends around the country
and Rita with Rachel
escorts Rachel down the
and Rita with Bride Rachel
and sister Caroline.
couple of silver-haired Golden Bears with
daughter, wife and fiancee in Bruce's backyard
the day after daughter Rachel's wedding.
L to R- Rachel Reinwald, Jeff Torrence,
Gail Torrence, Bruce Reinwald, Rita Krueger.
SOME FRIENDSHIPS LAST A LIFETIME!
Cyndy McLane Street: "I met Debbie
(Leggett, now Carnes)as the NEW girl at
Tremont and we became fast friends. She
took me under her wing. Then when St.
Agatha merged with us at Jones the three
of us were "Les Trois Musketeers"
So many memories!
(Ryan, now String) lived on Brandon as
did I back in those days, Debbie was on
Harwitch Road. So there were a zillion
sleepovers, and we walked to every dance,
Teen Club together. It has been a friendship
(along with a bunch of other UA69 girls)
that has brightened all our lives for
They'll figure it out together!
McLane Street, Debbie
Leggett Carnes, Judi Ryan String
longtime friendships: Debbie
Leggett Carnes, Judi Ryan String,
Allyn Doyle Sachs,
Lynn Dee Gardner Rohr, Cyndy McLane
PATRICK DYNES FEATURED IN
Dynes is featured in an article in
IN-Health Magazine, a publication
of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
can read the article to find out how doctors
performed surgery to correct two disabling
spinal conditions and restore Patrick
to good health again. He now is pain-free
and has resumed all his favorite physical
activities, such a road-biking and working
out at the gym.
August 24, 2013, Kiki Street, daughter
of Scott Street and Cyndy McLane
Street, married Greg Kullman
at the Catawba Island Club at Port Clinton.
were a lot of Class of 1969 friends there,
and Jimj Long officiated at the ceremony!
the video here:
MORLEY SINGS "SWEET CAROLINE"!
the Kiki Street / Greg Kullman wedding,
our own Steve Morley pur Neil Diamond
to shame with his rendition of "Sweet
Caroline! Watch the YouTube video below!
HAS FACEBOOK PAGE
hope that ALL our alums will join
us on the UAAA
Facebook page. If you already
have a Facebook account, please
visit this page, like it, and recommend
it to all your UA alumni friends!
We hope to be able to use this Facebook
tool as a way to send out periodic
quickie messages about upcoming
events or news. See
our Facebook page here.
EZELL AND MIDLIFE CHRYSLERS
Ezell contacted me to report that
his band, The
Midlife Chryslers (and you gotta
love the name!) was the subject of a video
interview on KTVQ-TV in Billings MT. The
band, who has been at it for more than
a decade, has several iteresting engagements
coming up, including a Las Vegas convention
during which they will entertain 20,000
ABOUT THE LONGTERM MEANING OF FOOTBALL
IN A PLAYER'S LIFE
this YouTube video of inspirational
coaches and words of wisdom about the
lifelong lessons that players learn through
the game of football and being part of
a team. The video features Kenny Chesney
singing "The Boys of Fall."
response to my note asking for former Barrington
students to share their memories of our
days at the first elementary school in Upper
Arlington, these classmates offered their
thoughts, which will be shared in an interview
to be videotaped and shown at a dedication
ceremony for the new gymnasium and other
improvements recently made to the Barrington
building. Click each classmate's name to
see these memories:
added a PS to his list of Barrington
memories: the FLUTAPHONE! Do
you still have yours? Remember how
we all played the flutaphone in Mrs.
Glass' music class?
ASSOCIATION WEB SITE: BEARALUMS.COM
the official Web site of the Upper
Arlington Alumni Association.
Please make sure you're a member of UAAA,
and also please check that your name and
email address are listed there and are
current and correct.
Alumni Association keeps a database of
thousands of graduates of our high school
and helps reunion chairmen send mailings
to their classmates. UAAA publishes a
newsletter, Traditions, for all
members, full of information and news
about UAHS alumni.
Members: William A. Clark, David
R. Cooper, Bob Crunelle, Annette T.
Daniel, Judy Winters Dennis (D), Walter
E. Dennis, Jr., David A. Edwards,
Jr., Anita K. Evans, Curtis Eyre,
Thomas R. Grehl, Brian Hazelbaker,
Lorna Lee Heydinger, Julie May Jones,
Debbie Leggett Carnes, James M. Long,
Elizabeth Postle Henry, Janet Richter
Boyer, Donna Sell Kohlhepp, Lyn Skillman
Mitchell, Christine Wheeler McKinney
Bear Members: Craig W. Anderson,
Jeff Browning, Beverly D'Angelo, Walt
Dennis, Patti Elam, Frank A. Guglielmi,
Ellen Isaly Clark, Cyndy McLane Street,
Barbara Minton Miller-McGlinn, Jay
Moffitt, Thomas F. O'Shaughnessy,
Beth Postle Henry, Pam Shuey Snyder,
Scott Street, and John Williams..
single membership is greatly appreciated!
If you are not sure of your membership status,
email me and I will let you know! THANK
NEALE COMPLETES TRIATHLON
his bio on the Classmates
Then and Now page, John
Neale talks about his interest
in competing in triathlons. He wrote:
" In my free time, I have become
a runner (I did the Columbus Marathon
in 1987), bicyclist, and triathlete. In
1998, I was the Rocky Mountain Regional
Masters Champion at the Olympic distance
triathlon for USA Triathlon, the national
sanctioning body. Last year (2008), I
succeeded in crossing the #1 item off
my bucket list by competing in and finishing
an Ironman triathlon in Tempe, Arizona
(2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2
Holloway has published his second
book, Canadian Foreign Policy: Defining
the National Interest. Though designed
for college courses on foreign policy,
the book serves as a good general introduction
to Canada, its role in the world and its
relations with the US.
is currently chair of the Political Science
Department at St.
Francis Xavier University, in beautiful
Nova Scotia. StFXU is a small liberal
arts college (about 4000 students) which
has frequently been ranked as the best
small university in Canada. More information
about the book and ordering can be found
or on this