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In Memory of...

In memory of those that we have lost along the way. Although they are gone, their memory still remains.

Alumni listed in order by thier graduating class then by last name at graduation:

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List was last updated on August 31, 2015

Class
Last (Married), First Prefix/Nickname
Date
Cause of Death
1939
Engler (Borland), Eleanor 
5/5/1998
Stroke
1945
Watson (Carlton), Edith
3/10/2015
Colon Cancer 
1947
Schram, Thomas C.
3/9/2010
Complications from a life long illness
1947
Van Osdale (Wion), Louise
10/9/1995
Cancer
1949
Kay (Maddick), Nancy Lou
5/21/2009
Long term illness
1952
Westfall (Gilbert), Clarice
3/27/1988
Lung Cancer
1953
Thompson (Seiler), Rose
10/19/1999
Cancer
1956
Munn (McDonald), Sonja
9/11/2013
Renal Failure
1958
Shingler (Wall), Sharon
6/15/2012
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
1959
Kehoe, David
Automobile Accident
1959
Mitchell (Kehoe), Arlene
7/23/1963
Automobile Accident
1959
Wojnarski, Donald
8/13/1990
1960
Wilson (Dawn), Pamela
12/31/2001
Cancer
1961
Alexander (Witherspoon), Elizabeth
3/9/2012
Cancer
1961
Antonelli, Thomas
9/20/2003
1961
Bevington, Dennis
11/11/2006
1961
Blake, Bess A.
8/29/1999
1961
Bolitho, Ronald J.
3/13/2009
1961
Brak, Eugene
1/22/2000
1961
Cater, Daniel I.
5/17/1996
1961
Certo (Hummel), Sylvia
4/2/2003
1961
Chamberlin (Steinke), Claudia
10/9/2008
1961
Clement, James
1/10/2008
1961
Cordts, Danny
1961
Davis, Robert
1961
Drutchas, Donald E.
1-?-1974
1961
Fahner, Keith
7/28/1964
Spinal Menengitis while serving in the Navy
1961
Frear, Robert I.
9/22/2009
1961
Freer (LeSarge), Nancy
5/22/1998
1961
Gunyou, Joseph M.
1961
Harbison, John D., Jr. "Jack"
1/19/2013
Stroke
1961
Janke, Melvin
3/11/2000
1961
Lambie, Ronald
1/16/2000
1961
LeSarge, Edward
2-?-1985
1961
Maranowski (Ferry), Camillia F.
8-?-1985
1961
Markovich (Siegrist), Evelyn C.
4/10/2006
1961
McIntyre, James
7/28/1998
1961
Miller, Richard
12/8/2008
1961
Mullins, Douglas G.
1961
Nash (Nason), Susan L.
3/19/1998
1961
Neal (Stott), Katherine “Kitty”
4/6/2002
1961
Newton (New), Gloria
3/6/2009
1961
O'Neil (Seaman), Kathleen
5/19/2005
1961
Owsen (New), Nancy
11/23/2006
1961
Palm (Cassise), Linda
12/6/2003
1961
Pernia, Bernard
11/20/2010
1961
Pietila, Gary
5/31/2006
1961
Pomorski, Jim
10/2/2002
1961
Price (Nice), Mary L.
10-?-1983
1961
Qua, Terry
7/27/2004
1961
Rantanen, Roger M.
3/8/2009
1961
Reynolds, James
10/14/1996
1961
Rutila, Auster
12/30/2008
1961
Scarborough, Richard
5/20/2004
1961
Schiller (Bauer), Nancy A.
1/8/2003
1961
Smith (King), Donna M.
6/6/1992
1961
Spamer (Singer), Barbara Diane
4/5/2002
1961
Spry, Robert
1961
Taylor, William
1961
Webb, Ronald
8/22/2008
1961
Weston, Patricia
1961
Woodward, Kenneth
2/25/2008
1963
Abbas, Rodney Thomas
8/13/2013
Health issues following a stroke
1963
Moore (McConkey), Marleen Gaye
2/26/2003
Lung Cancer
1964
Atkins, Douglas A.
1964
Garbarino (Smiecinski), Sandra A.
8/2/2002
Complications after heart transplant
1964
Kamradt, Carl L., Jr.
11/22/2011
Cancer
1964
Kimble, James Harold
6/6/2010
Cardiac Arrest
1964
Loukx, Dennis Carrol
Acute Leukemia
1964
Williams (Schultz), Mary Ellen
11/10/2011
Accident
1965
Hull, David
2010
Lung Cancer
1965
Long, Eugene Jack
2/22/1988
Diabetes
1965
Shaw (Ferrier), Susan
1/22/2012
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
1965
Wojnarski, Wayne
1-?-2008
Pancreatic Cancer
1966
Airlie, William C.
5/19/1970
Killed in Vietnam War
1966
Richmond (Stadler), Sue Ann
4/16/2000
Breast Cancer
1966
Usitalo, John
02-?-1975
1966
West, Charles R.
5/9/1970
Killed in Vietnam War
1967
De Long, Henry
10/4/2004
Esophageal Cancer
1967
Livernois, William
1/31/2015
1967
Schniers (Kalinowski), Carol J.
1/29/2006
Cancer
1968
Belsley (Allen), Jeanie
3/28/2013
Brain Cancer (Glioblastoma)
1968
Bergamo (Tharp), Kathy Sue
?/27/2009
Multiple Sclorosis
1968
Markiewicz (Miesiaczek), Barbara M.
6/14/2016
1968
Mounts, Terry
8/27/2000
1968
Palo (Ferguson), Corinne
2008
Lung Cancer
1969
Bancroft (Harper), Cheryl P.
9/13/2007
1969
Beckerleg, Gregory
1969
Bothamly, Jean M.
8-?-1972
1969
Bruce (Schwartz), Patricia A.
11/4/1986
1969
Cloud (Krause), Sharon Lee 
2/20/2000
Esophageal Cancer
1969
Cloud, Sharon
1969
Jedrzejek (McCubbin), Catherine A.
3/23/2006
1969
Patla (Filipek), Kathleen
6/9/2002
1969
Samonie, Tony, Sr.
3/24/2012
Heart Attack
1969
Smith, Tom
5/11/2006
Stomach ulcer
1969
Stoakley, Gordon Alan
2/16/1971
Killed in Vietnam War
1969
Waara, John
5/21/1993
1969
Zanardelli, Mark D.
9/1/2003
1970
Adragna, Colleen
1970
Braun, Terry J.
3/4/1994
1970
Chism, Robert
4/14/2003
Lung Cancer
1970
Farr (Hyrb), Darlene
11-?-1999
Cancer
1970
Hill, Lee K.
10/29/1998
1970
Westerkamp, Linda
1986
Cancer
1970
Wurmlinger, Mark J.
3/31/2014
Complications from Stroke
1971
Crenshaw, Paul, Jr.
Motorcycle Accident
1971
Gilbert, Gerald Arthur
5/29/2012
Multiple Cancers
1971
Kashian, Gary A.
11/19/1999
Complications from Brain Surgery
1971
Kean, Robert
2/13/1991
Diabetes
1971
Montambo, Barbara J.
1971
O'Connor (Miller), Marjorie
5/13/2001
Pancreatic Cancer
1971
Palm, Michael
1974
Automobile Accident
1971
Samonie (Panek), Janice A.
4/9/2012
Cancer
1972
Agnew, Clifford L.
4/12/1998
Suicide
1972
Besonen, Duane J.
4-?-2012
1972
Bork, Robin
1972
Brown, Kerry F.
1972
Buckley, Mike
1972
Burks, Matt
2007
1972
Churchman, Margaret
1972
Davis, Michael
11/26/2003
Automobile Accident
1972
Ellsworth, Gayle
1972
Henegar, Mark
1972
Hietala, William H.
1972
Karl, Diane K.
1972
Cancer
1972
Kotschitsch, Stephen
6/2/2015
Blood Clot in Lungs
1972
Majewski, Maria M.
7/12/1972
Automobile Accident
1972
Montcalm, Jacqueline L.
1972
Mooradian, Martin
1972
Neal, Carolyn
1972
Schmidt, Robert R.
1972
Schultz, Lorraine
4-?-2003
Complications from a life long illness
1972
Sims, Denise A.
1972
Smith, Mark D.
2008
Upper respiratory disease
1972
Stout (Scott), Nancy
6/5/2010
1972
Tullock, Thomas N.
2012
1972
Usher, Richard A.
4-?-2000
Cancer
1972
Wells, Beth
1973
Blackwell (Mozel), Frances
12/12/1998
Suicide
1973
Forma, Tom
1973
Graff, Doug
2011
1973
Grant, Alex
12/15/2002
Cancer
1973
Utych, Thomas
Cancer
1973
Veatch, Charlie, Jr.
7/27/2010
Lung Cancer
1973
Wheeler, Terry J.
8/27/2013
Heart Failure
1974
Britz, Daniel
Automobile Accident
1974
Carelli, Charles
6/14/2001
Unknown
1974
Clements, Tim M.
06-?-2009
Cruelly taken from us
1974
Ellsworth, Kathy
8/8/2006
Cancer
1974
Filipek, Michael J.
3/6/1999
Heart Attack
1974
Madison, Dan
1974
Cruelly taken from us
1974
Mann, Donald W.
1974
Mouhot (Lynn), Denise
10/14/2010
Lung Cancer
1974
Watt, James
Cruelly taken from us
1975
Abrams, Gail
Heart Complications
1975
Caloia, Curtis
6/7/2013
Cancer
1975
Collias, William
7/8/2011
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
1975
Wilson, Donald Adger, Jr.
5-?-2009
Motorcycle Accident
1976
Brichford, David
9/20/2009
1976
Cock, Glen E., III
5/6/1996
Pulmonary Thrombosis following surgery
1976
Dewan (Shonnie), Laura
8/8/2006
Cancer
1976
Fricke, Gregg Jerome
5/4/1978
Automobile Accident
1976
Horridge, Eileen
1-?-1991
1976
James, Richard R.
12/10/2013
1976
Kawalski,  Richard
8/5/2014
Allergic reaction to bee sting
1976
Martinuzzi, Brian
12/31/2011
1976
Nora, Paul D.
9/11/2008
1976
Polasky, Edward J.
1/10/2011
Esophageal Cancer
1976
Powers, Robert H.
2012
1976
Reeve, Raymond P.
1976
Richardson, Tammy J.
1979
Accident
1976
Silversides, Loretta
Complications from surgery
1976
Westerkamp, Julie
1985
Cancer
1976
Zelner, Bruce
6/24/2015
Lung Cancer
1977
Koras, David J.
1/12/1985
Snowmobile Accident
1977
Ringel, Barbara E.
5/19/1984
Leukemia?
1977
Seiler (Coffey), Diane L.
5/7/1995
Diabetes, Heart Complications
1977
Woods, Bonnie A.
12-?-1984
1977
Ziginow, Mickey
7/4/1977
Hit by a car
1978
Allan, John D.
1978
Anderson, Eric J.
6/10/2013
Pulmonary Heart Disease and Pneumonia
1978
Authier (Thompson), Monica
2/13/2006
Heart Attack
1978
Banks, Donald B.
2003
1978
Cazan, Paul
2011
1978
Fuchs, Scott
1977
Automobile Accident
1978
Kniffen, Mark
10/23/2007
Complications with Diabetes
1978
Larkin, Tracey J.
1978
McCurry, James A.
1978
Powers, Pam
2006
1978
Richards, Larry Dale
9/28/2013
Pancreatic Cancer
1978
Richardson, Daniel T.
1979
Blacha, Joe
1979
Burr, Bobby
2008
1979
Carden, Darrell
2011
Motorcycle Accident
1979
Dalton, Tom
11-?-2011
Cancer
1979
Edelbrock, David
2007
1979
Fail, Karen
1979
Gustafson, Debbie
1979
Hannon, Brett
1990
1979
Hyland, Patrick
1979
Juntunen, Mark
1998
1979
Kaump, Robert O., Jr.
12/15/2011
Cancer
1979
Kohalisky, Kenneth M.
1979
Kulpa, Paul D.
12/13/1996
Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning
1979
Lainer, Tara
1979
Malm (Ziraldo), Julie A.
11/19/2010
Cancer
1979
Maniscalchi, Mariano G.
11/28/1980
Cruelly taken from us
1979
March, Kim
Automobile Accident
1979
Miller, Peter
1979
Moffit, James
Complications from Diabetes
1979
Morse, Ron
1979
Rutledge, Debi
1/15/2015
Lung Cancer
1979
Sirola, Dennis W.
2010
1980
Jorgensen, Jerry Austin
8/27/1987
House Fire; Arson
1980
Kempany, Chris
7/2/2013
Congestive Heart Failure
1980
Majewski, Daniel
10-?-2007
1981
McNamara, Brian
12-?-2012
Heart Complications
1981
Noel (Green), Lori M.
9/27/2012
Lung Cancer
1981
Oliverio, Bennett
5-?-2011
1981
Reschke, Connie
3/4/2012
Cancer
1981
Ricketts, Jerry
1998
1981
Sandusky, Tina
Cancer
1981
Taylor, Steven R.
Automobile Accident
1981
Williamson (Stickley), Cynthia A.
1/16/2008
1982
Anderson, Mark John
8/20/2012
Heart Attack
1982
Beach, James A.
Enlarged Heart
1982
Castiglione, Christina
3/19/1983
Cruelly taken from us
1982
Cosnowski, Kevin
3/20/2012
Cancer
1982
DeVore, Alan
12/31/2004
Seizure
1982
Eggert, Scott
5/27/2015
Cancer
1982
Jachim, Josef R.
Hit by car a while jogging
1982
Liddon, Marcella R.
7-?-1984
Automobile Accident
1982
Lowham, Judy
2008
1982
Richmond (Szura), Peggy
8/25/2009
Breast Cancer
1982
Thornton, Sheryl
1982
Young, Dennis
1995
Complications After Spinal Cord Injury
1983
Barnes, Michael D.
10/13/2010
Complications from Heart Surgery
1983
Boal, Ronald
10/21/2012
Heart Attack
1983
Carver (Todd), Vicki
3/20/2011
Lung Cancer
1983
Davis, Clifford
2006
1983
Hempel (Hart), Janette
1983
Johnson, Bernie
1983
Lewis (Nichols), Tiffany
10-?-2011
Pulmonary Embolism
1983
Mulka (Porter), Frances
1983
Wilson, Charles Douglas
7/1/1995
Testicular Cancer
1984
Sellers, Carol A.
3/4/1989
Cruelly taken from us
1984
Smalec, Scott A.
05-?-1985
Suicide
1985
Adams, William I.
1/4/2005
Heart failure
1985
Burnell, Christopher
5-?-1997
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
1985
Mogielski (Kuefler), Melody  Ann
5/11/2009
1985
Smith (Haller), Cynthia C.
1985
Sopha, Robert
1985
Woods, Thomas
12/31/2011
1986
Christensen, Scott
2006
Lung Cancer
1986
Fairlamb, Frank
1/28/2012
1986
Harris, Andrew
1986
Jeffers, David
1986
Jenkins, Sandra
Automobile Accident
1986
McDonald, James Paul, Jr.
6/2/1990
Automobile Accident
1986
Naumoff, David
6/4/1992
Leukemia
1986
Richardson, Michael
1986
Weaver, Paul
1987
Johnson (Gignac), Kristin
4/9/2012
Cancer
1987
Wilshom, Matt
1988
Lord, Jeff
1988
McFarland, Kimberly
9/15/1991
Cruelly taken from us
1989
Bielowos, Peter
9/8/2011
1989
Stamper, Amy
1990
Clingan, Tammy
1990
Godfrey, Chantell
11/26/1998
1990
Goniwicha, Debra
4/15/1994
1990
Hunter, Todd J.
1990
Rheor, Dale
1990
Rutherford (Paxson), Susan
1/16/2010
Heart Failure
1990
Wasmundt, Kimberly
12-?-2010
Lung Cancer
1991
DeBates, George
12/19/2004
Automobile Accident while on duty
1991
Hinton, Jay
7-?-1992
Complications from Cystic Fibrosis
1991
McBrien, Deborah J.
1992
Roeseler, Douglas C.
1994
Suicide
1993
Bandy, Shawn Phillip
12/6/1998
Police Officer killed in the line of duty
1993
DeMoss, Kimberly A.
6/5/2012
1994
Klopschinsky, Edward Charles
10/17/2004
1994
Krafchak, Charles M.
5/11/2009
1994
Skarsgard, Jefffrey R.
10-?-2010
1996
Borczak, Mary
5/27/2015
1996
Kucka, Angela
4/4/2011
1996
Tracey, Brian
12/13/2004
1997
Bonnier, George A.
9/18/2003
Motorcycle Accident
1997
Brochu, James G.
12/5/2008
1997
Caloia, Anthony
6/2/2001
Motorcycle Accident
1997
Earl, Shawn
12/10/2006
High Blood Sugar / Diabetic Coma
1997
O'Neill, Michelle
Drug Overdose
1997
Tiplady, Jason
4/15/2011
1998
Burns, Brandi N.
Suicide
1998
Klopschinsky, Steve
6/3/2010
Taken too soon
1998
Wiley (King), Dianne
6/19/2008
Automobile Accident
1999
Jones, Joey
Pneumonia
1999
Smith, Angela J.
5/24/2012
2000
Provenzola, Evita Marie
3/5/2012
Cancer
2001
Jones, Keith
2004
Sutphin, Chad
2014
Automobile Accident
2007
Anderson, Dustin
6/1/2010
Drowning
2007
Kenny, Travis
Automobile Accident
2012
Butler, Mitchell
10/5/2008
Hit by a car
2012
DeFrain, Micael William
1/3/2011
2013
Vercande, Cody
2010
Automobile Accident
n/a
Emmerson, Mary Ann
5/31/1980
Automobile Accident
n/a
Takala, Steve


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