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OHS Ottumwa High School
Ottumwa, IA  USA
Tuesday July 25, 2017
1956
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5/30/2015
Mini-Reunion "Canteen Lunch in the Park" was Great success !
There was a MINI-Class Reunion Friday, May 22, 2015. Attendees were: Clyde Williams, Tom Grooms, Joyce Erwin-Rouse and husband Wayne, Mick White, Roger Hyatt, Judy Watson-Burnstedt and husba . . .  Continued

10/20/2012
Juanita Zellers-Bradley has Died
We have lost another classmate, Juanita Zellers Bradley died October 19, 2012 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. . . .  Continued

7/13/2012
Bob Roush 1938-2012
Prayers and thoughts go out to Bob Roush family, Bob died July 11,2012 . . .  Continued

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MISSING Classmates...... If you know where they are, Please contact Me (Jim Snook): Eddie Baugh, Leo Brewer, Janet Dabney-Davidson..... MISSING Classmates...... Gary Fisk, Bruce J Flanders, Patsy Friend..... MISSING Classmates...... Joe Gayer, Norma Granneman-Watson..... MISSING Classmates...... Patricia “Patty” Ann Green-Wilson, John Grier, Wayne Hammersly..... MISSING Classmates...... Catherine Harvey-Jones, Larry Hayes, Gary Huffmann..... MISSING Classmates...... Judy Kellogg-Redmon, Lorene Kent-McLain, Earl D Kindall..... MISSING Classmates...... Jerry Kinnamon, Leona Mae Kinney, Stephen Lerche..... MISSING Classmates...... Allen R Martin, Nancy Martin-McCauley, Cloyd McCarty..... MISSING Classmates...... Mary McConnell-Miller, Francis Mesotten, Stan Monroe..... MISSING Classmates...... David Parson, David Patrick, Dick Petrie..... MISSING Classmates...... Sharon Lee Power, Connie Savage-Hillman, Clifford Smith..... MISSING Classmates...... Walter Snook, Patti Sparks, Larry W Speer..... MISSING Classmates...... John T Swafford, Janice Teeter, Mary Walker-Parcel


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  Judy Hyatt Death Roger Hyatt Jr.

  Roger Hyatt's wife of 54 years has died.

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  Diana's Story: Diana Lucille Durflinger,

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  Snake Dance after football games ? ? ? Connie Woten Longnecker

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  Shirley Long'a brother passes Shirley Long Brown

  SHIRLEY A. LONG (BROWN)- BROTHER

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  Lost My Brother Bud...always too soon

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  My Mom Myrtle Woten passed away on Frida

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   Joyce Irwin Rouse's husband Wayne died The Wandrinstar - Jim Snook

  It has been posted on FaceBook that Wayn

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  Harold Swinscoe's mother has passed The Wandrinstar-Jim Snook

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  Obituary for Mr. Jack Leroy Bosker Jack

Mon 9/14/2015 4:42 PM

  Janet Bosker's bother Jack died Jim Cruchelow

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  Jean LaVonne Hartman Hem has died Jim Cruchelow

  Jean LaVonne Hartman Hem, 77, of Ottumwa

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Terry Griggs


Alternate email addres: capnterry@comcast.net

Left Ottumwa in Sept 1956 to go to college, and stayed with my Aunt, Uncle and Cousins in New Holland, PA while doing so. Graduated from Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute in Reading, PA.

Have worked for Sperry New Holland, Polymer Corp, then with RCA transferring from Lancaster then Scranton, PA then to Indianapolis, IN and finally back to Lancaster, PA again. Occupations were EIT, Machine Designer, QC Supervisor/Manager, Mfg Supervisor/Manager.

RCA was bought out by GE, Burle Industries, Philips CSS, Bosch and then retired in Jan 1998 basically from the same Company, but with a different name
! Have retired 5 times from these co's but they keep calling me back.

Started Sailboat charter business in Spring of 1998 after obtaining my USCG Captain's license. Hold Masters and Towing upgrades and ASA Instructor certificates thru ASA 106 "Advanced Coastal Cruising". In addition, teach sailing and deliver boats thruout the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and to Tortola, BVI, etc. Tis no longer the four letter word "WORK".

Married Patricia Finch from Terre Hill, PA and have 5 children, and 10 grandchildren and now two great Grandchildren. Pat worked at the Millennium Theater "Sight and Sound" in Lancaster as a costumer/dresser. She has finished college at HACC in Lancaster, and is now the Independent Living Activities Director for one of the Largest Retirement Villages w/ a Nursing center, in the USA. Over 1000 residents, staff of 500+. Is presently enrolled in some more College courses, and should gradutate AGAIN in Sept 2011.

My youngest was an actress on One Life to Live and Another World soaps for several years each. Now in process of making movies, CD's singing, etc. She sang the last song on the CD "Soap Opera Christmas" produced several years ago.

Oldest daughter now has her Captain's license as well as her husband, are high school teachers and run charters to St. Michaels, Md. and elsewhere. They also run the "R&R Sailing School and Charters" on the Chesapeake bay. In addition, my Son in Law gives classes for persons obtaining their Captains Licenses. Is an "Instructor's instructor" for ASA and gives classes to new sailing instructors. My Second oldest an EMT, & accounting book keeper, in Northern Pa, third oldest a QC manager for a food company that provides sauces, etc. for the fast food industry, ie: Arby's, Burger King, etc., and our son is a supervisor for a local printing company.

I had two brothers, Frank and Ralph (RJ), and sister Carla that graduated in years after 56. Ralph (RJ) passed away four years ago due to the results of fighting colon and liver cancers for many years. Frank Lived in Eldridge, Ia., and passed away on Dec 21st, this last year, 2010

My parents name's were Carl and LaRue Griggs, and we lived our early years in the West End, at 1718 W 2nd St. "I believe." Then Hackberry St. behind the high school, and finally at 2001 E main St. and attended Fairview Elem., Adams Elem., then Franklin Elem. and Jr. High.

After I graduated from OHS and left for college, US route 34 cut right thru where we had lived, so our home on east Main St. was wiped out. My parents then moved to 313 N Sheridan. Both have passed away. My father played stand up Bass and Violin in the "Big Bands", ie: Jimmy Dorsey, etc, etc. until we had to go to school.

I've traveled most of the states East of the Mississippi River prior to starting school. After my Bro's and sister became adults and left home, my Mother worked for St. Joseph's Hospital for quite a few years.

If "anyone" ever gets close to the tourist capital of the USA, IE: Lancaster County, PA, "Home of the Amish", please "Holler" out and we'll sail the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis, Inner Harbor in Baltimore, etc. I have a 34' Hunter sloop that sleeps seven, so don't be shy in calling. We'd love to have ya.

Check out on the internet, "Sail to St. Michaels". I have cancelled my web site and still receive requests for charters, So guess there is some segment of it left somewhere out there in Internet space.

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 Helen Fiorino's husband passed  Helen Fiorino's husband, Roger Holtz, died Decembe
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 Patty Fincher-Buchanan's Mom passed  Patty Fincher( Buchanan) My mom passed away March
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 8/14/2014

 Gene Fuller's Mother passed  Dorothy Fuller Anonymous Ottumwa Courier The Ottum
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 9/9/2013

 Death of my brother Robert.... Jim  Hi Cassmates, I forgot to share with you the deat
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 Son of Maxine Parks Heckethorne died  Maxine (Parks) Heckethorn son dies Our prayers a
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 11/21/2012

 Patsy Aldersholf-Wolfe's Mom passes  Patsy Aldersholf-Wolfe's mother Mrs Mimmie Hawley
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