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•   Linda Stevenson (Davis)  10/8
•   Kenneth J Costich II  10/1
•   Vince Shay  9/25
•   Dan Schneider  9/21
•   Sharon Andrew (Andrew)  9/11
•   Warren John Brown  9/11
•   William F. (Bill) Herhold  9/11
•   Richard Peterson  9/6
•   Lance Bolonik  8/27
•   Guy M. DiLeo  8/22
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WHERE WE LIVE


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1 lives in Alabama
18 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
20 live in California
6 live in Colorado
3 live in Connecticut
1 lives in District Of Columbia
25 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
73 live in Illinois
4 live in Indiana
3 live in Iowa
2 live in Kansas
3 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Maine
1 lives in Maryland
5 live in Massachusetts
5 live in Michigan
2 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
3 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
2 live in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
2 live in New York
9 live in North Carolina
5 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
2 live in Oregon
5 live in Pennsylvania
2 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
5 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
3 live in Virginia
8 live in Washington
8 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in Russian Federation
289 location unknown
103 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Katherine Elder (Hagstrom)  10/23
•   Beverly Grosser (Dummer)  10/28
•   Bobette Pottle (Orr)  10/28
•   Nan Hall (Lombardi)  10/29
•   David Lundy  10/30
•   Jerrilyn Smith (Stanners)  10/30
•   Betty Brown (Johnson)  11/3
•   Diana Bailey (Stone)  11/5
•   Lois Christianson (Giess)  11/5
•   Susan Sievert (McGinty)  11/7
•   C. Daniel Wilson, Jr.  11/8
•   Ann McMillan (Murrah)  11/9
•   Brian Christian  11/12
•   Peter Norell  11/15
•   Vivian Vitullo (Tomaso)  11/19
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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 45.3%


A:   241   Joined
B:   291   Not Joined

Oak Park-River Forest High School
Class Of 1959

Welcome to the Oak Park-River Forest High Class of 1959 web site... this is your web site to search for old friends and to share your memories.

scroll down,  enjoy the photos, add your thoughts and memories...

 

Huskie Paw

         

 


MySpace Countdowns

    

  

 
Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

 

THEN NOW
Lake Theatre in our youth. Lake Theatre Today.

 A message from Ann McMillan Murrah to my fellow classmates:
*** Let’s accomplish something big together!!***

Responding to the joy we felt in gathering together last month – in person and/or in our e-community - and remembering our classmates listed on the “In Memory” page, let’s build the Class of 1959 Scholarship Endowment. I have sent a check for $500 to start the fund toward the endowment minimum of $21,000. Please join me! Give big ($5900?) or not so big ($59?). But please give. This will be a great way to express your gratitude at this Thanksgiving season, for friends and faculty and fine experiences at DOOP.

You can go online to make your contribution: oprfhs.org, then Alumni/Development, then click on the link to the Scholarship Foundation. Be sure to indicate that the Scholarship Name is Class of 1959.

Or you may send your contribution to
OPRFHS Scholarship Foundation
Attention: Business Office
201 N. Scoville Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Again, be sure to indicate your check is for the Class of 1959 scholarship.

When we reach our goal, a scholarship in the name of our class will be awarded each year. You can find more information about the Scholarship Foundation on the high school web site or in the papers you brought home from the reunion. Email me with any questions at kmurrah@cfl.rr.com.
 

 

the Florida gathering....

 

  

the Friday afternoon tour of the high school

 

 

boys of the summer -- gathering for stories from the diamond....

Fr Row:  Bill Herhold (mgr.) Geo Ludington, Marv Staehle. Sec row: Bill Vasey,Dave Gordon, Bill Rice, Joe Halac. Back row: Tom Sumner, Gary Grote (mgr) Bill Rantis, Bob Reed, Don Olsen.

 

 

registration Friday evening...and the fun begins!

Nana, Rog (hooray for white hair!) and Barbara Rose

 

 

 

"the" Karen, George and Paulie

 

Dea Westergaard, Jo Ann Hartford, Penny Horsky

 

 

it was a night for sharing...memories, laughs and special bonds.

 Sidney, Bev and Lance

 

 

three dear old friends...Mary Pat, Susie and David!

 

 

old friends

 

50th CLASS REUNION OCT 23 & 24, 2009

 

Alice, Judy, Nan, Marjorie

 

 

 

Whittier friends

 

excellent help made registration a breeze---well done Marcia, thanks Sandy!

 

 

aren't group photos the best...

 

 

 

 

  

Whittier: Back Row: John Nalbach, Bob Sorensen, Jim Howie, Tom Wile, Rich Peterson, David
Burkhardt
Front Row: Virginia Anderson, Sally Walker Grinton, Rich Waldron, Meredith Moorshead Mason, Janet Strening Whitmer, Joan Mattmiller Borden-Schafer (thanks Meredith!)

 

Irving group Sat. night
Back: Bill Vasey, Tom Grube
Front: Rich Raspatello, Joyce Noonan, Carol Michaelson, Joyce Keas, Dolores Caputo, Bonnie Hart, Penny Horsky

 

The Beye Contingent at the Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion in Oak Park, IL, 2009:
Bob Reed, Marcia Daehn, George Meyers, Bonnie Teich, Mike Roach, Sandy Wayne.
In the front is Kathirine Elder
Photo Courtesy of George Meyers

The Horace Mann Gang

 

 

the group photo that gave all new meaning to up-close and personal!!

 

thanks Buck!!! you know where my heart is!

  

 
you might enjoy this
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Roland Quentin (Buck) Roberts died early yesterday morning 9/19/2017 from cancer. He managed good humor and an active life style during these last three plus years while dealing with various, some harsh, chemo and medical protocols. He ran a successful insurance and was a long time resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He leaves his wife Marianne and two married sons, Robbie(Mary Beth) and Craig Bonnie) and two granddaughters. Buck was much beloved by many of our classmates. Pray for Buck and pray for his family. Condolences may be mailed to Marianne at:
4135 Jonquil Circle North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Still playing music with like-minded folks: Next gig is in Three Oaks, Michigan on July 8th at Dewey Cznnon Park. 6:30 PM

Today I received an email that Bob Stenson had passed away on March 28 after a long illness. Bob attended OPRF for two years between Fenwick and graduating from Loyola Academy. Bob, Paul Kerrigan, and Brian Christian came from St.Giles. He remarked that he had attended some many schools that he could never find the time to attend any reunions.

Bob was a Chicago policeman who retired to Florida some years ago.
Most of his family lived nearby his Melbourne area home.

Vince Shay
Lake Forest Il
Jupiter FL

On my page: After 4 years of partnering, I remarried recently and also found 21 year old pic of me and 4 of 6 grandkids that reminds us how quickly time flies.....

Carol's Mom, Ruth Michaelson passed away last Saturday in Elmhurst Hospital. Her funeral is tomorrow Sat. 10-19-13 which would be her 102nd birthday. Bethel United Church of Christ 315 East St Charles Rd. Elmhurst visitation 10 to 11 am service at 11 am.

Our class sends deepest sympathy to Carol and her family.

 

Dick & I wrote a song about his experience at Rush University Medical Center. Rush has used us in their commercials on All Chicago local TV channels and 11 over 40, radio stations (like WBBM, US99, WFMT, WGN, WMAQ, WIND & more) They will run the rest of the year. You can view our stories by logging on to RUSHSTORIES.ORG and clicking on our picture. The stories incorporate the 30 second tv commercial. Our whole song is on, YOU TUBE and can be found by clicking on YOU TUBE & entering, RUSH ANGELS DICK HAUGHEY to find the site. (or GOOGLE it). Hope you visit us there. They took a 12' tall picture of us and will display it in the new "Butterfly shaped wing" when finished. We hope our story helps others find the great care if needed in their lives. Love you guys, Carol

A message from Ann McMillan Murrah to my fellow classmates:
*** Let’s accomplish something big together!!***

Responding to the joy we felt in gathering together last month – in person and/or in our e-community - and remembering our classmates listed on the “In Memory” page, let’s build the Class of 1959 Scholarship Endowment. I have sent a check for $500 to start the fund toward the endowment minimum of $21,000. Please join me! Give big ($5900?) or not so big ($59?). But please give. This will be a great way to express your gratitude at this Thanksgiving season, for friends and faculty and fine experiences at DOOP.

You can go online to make your contribution: oprfhs.org, then Alumni/Development, then click on the link to the Scholarship Foundation. Be sure to indicate that the Scholarship Name is Class of 1959.

Or you may send your contribution to
OPRFHS Scholarship Foundation
Attention: Business Office
201 N. Scoville Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Again, be sure to indicate your check is for the Class of 1959 scholarship.

When we reach our goal, a scholarship in the name of our class will be awarded each year. You can find more information about the Scholarship Foundation on the high school web site or in the papers you brought home from the reunion. Email me with any questions at kmurrah@cfl.rr.com.


www.oakpark-riverforest59.com