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10/27/21 07:11 AM #197    

Therese Pugliese (DiCicco)


Through this pandemic I learned this from the Jews. When someone passes they say " May their memory be a blessing"... beautiful 

During our years at Mt.Vernon and PJHS Diane and I walked and talked our way all over the neighborhood. We usually ended up on the seesaw on the Mt. Vernon playground. Remember Mrs. Brown Mrs. Brown  what will you give me if I let you down? Well, if you know me you know Diane was usually the one up in the air! She would come up with hilarious things she would give me " to let her down". How we would laugh...

May Diane's memory and the memories of all our departed classmates be blessings.

10/28/21 01:17 PM #198    

Ann Bia (Rivers)

I am so sad to hear of Dianes passing! My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.I have fond memories of Diane from high school. she was such a happy person and I remember she was always smiling.   Rest in Peace my Friend  Annie

10/29/21 06:41 PM #199    

Michael Capsambelis

Classmates as we think about Diane and how much we we will miss her I agree with Sandy she was a year into her retirement I am sure that many of you are not sure how awful Covid ICU is !! Maybe one of our docs could explain it to you then maybe you would pray for the time Diane suffered I remember that big smile yea red, yea black the whole gym lit up even though we were losing. I Knew you were there too,Yvonne. Love to all stay well,Mike

10/29/21 07:00 PM #200    

Michael Capsambelis

Mike,again, I would not try to explain what I ask our docs to do! I just think It's not easy and our class is to bright to go for this or that appreciate your time and patience 🙏 love to all peace remember we were the children of the sixties

10/30/21 03:15 PM #201    


Marnie Yinger (Sandham)

Losing Diane has hit me harder than anyone I've lost recently and I hated to think of her suffering.   I think it was because we bonded as little girls, under the age of 8, living a block from each other on Mt. Vernon.  I considered my life ideal, back then and was a "free range child".  Just be back by dark!  Where were you? OUT. What were you doing? Nuttin'. I treasure those simpler times. Diane always seemed to be such an optimist and enjoyed life so much.

12/08/21 12:36 PM #202    


Wayne Schuricht

Howdy Y"all,  I suppose most of us have read Jackie's post about Marilyn Hawkins Classen"s health issue with lung cancer.  I know she would appreciate a greeting, prayers, and best wishes from her classmates.  So please keep her in your hearts and thoughts.  We are all entering into unchartered waters as we progress, fortunately, on this journey, so please enjoy your families and friends and memories of the good times!  Wishing everyone a Blessed, Merry Christmas, and a great 2022!

12/31/21 09:27 AM #203    

Robert Kautzman

I have periodically text on of our classmates, Mike (MJ) Entry and over the past three months I have gotten radio silence.  Concerned about his welfare.   MJ is retired in Michigan and worked at an auto assembly plant. 
He had a younger brother named Babe Entry who he recently.  They grew up in Valley Heights. If anyone should happen to know how I may get in touch with his brother, I would like to know. Thanks

01/01/22 12:41 PM #204    

Sharon Heister (Presken)

Hi Bob!  I just looked up Michael J Entry for you on Ancestry and probably got the same info you already have. He's lived for quite awhile on 2001 Carlsbrook Dr., Temperance , Michigan 48182-1136. His phone number is 734-856-8486. This was the same info he gave us for our 50th reunion. Ancestry said this was good through 2020. The good news is they don't have any records for death on him! I only found one brother, Patrick Entry, and he was born March of 1944 so he would be an older brother. They have him living in Leesville, SC and also in Massachusetts where he died 12/18/2009. I found him also in our yearbook, a year ahead of us, graduate of 1962. I found no mention on Ancestry of Michael being married or having any children. I'll keep looking and let you know if I find more.   Sharon


01/02/22 10:45 AM #205    

Robert Kautzman

It is with sadness that in my quest to locate Mike (MJ) Entry, I found a recent obituary of him in a Toledo, Ohio newspaper.  He died near the end of October 2021 and had text me about 5 days before he died.  He gave no indication he had any critical life-ending health issues.

Mike was from Valley Heights and good friends of my cousins- Charles and Jack Baum (63).  While I lived near the terrace, we frequently played baseball, softball, and other things that once in awhile got us in or out of trouble.  MJ was a good guy and liked by everyone that knew him well.   I will miss him.

01/02/22 11:27 AM #206    


Wayne Schuricht

Sorry to hear about MJ's passing.  He was a good friend from Valley Heights.  I remember many basketball games at the old Valley Heights School playground where he had a deadly two handed shot.  May his soul rest in eternal peace.  

03/08/22 11:29 AM #207    


Wayne Schuricht

Howdy All,  Just a quick, sad update about Ann Palmer.  Evidently she has had a stroke and has been  placed on hospice care.  I have fond memories of Ann as a sweet, friendly, compassionate classmate who became a beloved school principal.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.  She still lives in New Ken.

03/09/22 12:01 PM #208    


Angela Redding (Reiter Hill)

Yes, Ann was a kind and gentle soul and a lovely friend.  I am so sorry to hear of her news.  She will be in my prayers.  Thank you for posting.

03/10/22 09:01 AM #209    


Frances Massi (Haradzin)

Dear Wayne,

Thank you for sending this notification regarding Ann Palmer.  I remember Ann's very sweet and pretty smiling face like it was yesterday!  May Ann be with angels...she is in my prayers.

With love from Fran...

03/10/22 01:58 PM #210    


Scott Hunter

All, I'm very sad to remember Ann. Memories of Freeport Road down the hill from the Dairy Queen, passed the side streets where Ann lived, passed the Alcoa Lab where my dad worked, down to Ridge Avenue Jr. Hi. then downtown and Ken Hi popped up. The barbershop on 10th Street, USPO, movie theaters. The people who bought the house on Carl Avenue have turned it into a personal amusment park. I don't need to go back. The old racetrack that was replaced by the New Ken-Tarentum bridge. The dirt road down to where we used to swim in the river. I like those memories and all those of Ann and all of you. Be well. Scott

03/11/22 01:27 PM #211    


Louise Hince

So sad to learn of Ann's condition!  We became closer friends when she teaching at my daughters grade school, Martin.  Then was promoted to Principal at the Terrace grade school.  Always a kind and gentle person ! I will be praying for her ! 

03/11/22 04:39 PM #212    

Sharon Heister (Presken)

So very sorry to hear about Ann!  Such a sweet, caring person....a friend to everyone. Prayers coming her way. This is just so sad!


03/12/22 07:16 AM #213    


Barbara Vestrand (Shema)

Thanks for letting us know, Wayne. Ann was as such a gentle soul. She must have been a wonderful teacher. 


03/21/22 11:44 AM #214    


Wayne Schuricht

Just a quick note to inform that Ann Palmer did pass away on March 16.  For those of you in the New Ken area, evidently ther will be a service this week.  Please check your local obits!  May your soul rest in eternal peace Ann!

03/22/22 08:39 AM #215    


Tom Nagy

Ann S. Palmer, 76, of New Kensington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Concordia in Cabot, surrounded by her loved ones, due to complications from a stroke. Ann was born July 12, 1945, to the late Harold and Malvene Palmer. Ann was a devoted daughter, a generous and loving sister to Jane Harshberger, with whom she resided, and a proud aunt to Debra and Tim Hines. Ann was also an attentive owner to her puppy, Gracie. A 1963 graduate of Ken High, Ann continued her education at Mt. Union College in Ohio and at the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of Springdale Presbyterian Church and attended Bible studies at Abundant Life Fellowship in Christ Church. Ann lived in the New Kensington area most of her life and was active in her community, where she served as president of the Junior Women's Club, president of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers' Honorary Sorority and belonged to P.E.O.-Chapter R- for the advancement of women, and PSAR, Pennsylvania State Association of Retirees. Ann's proudest achievement was the time spent as an elementary teacher and head teacher in the New Kensington-Arnold School District and in the Burrell School District as an elementary school principal at Stewart Elementary. While teaching at Martin Elementary School in New Kensington-Arnold, Ann was recognized and honored as one of the top ten teachers in Pennsylvania. Ann's innovations, creativity, love and concern for children continued into her retirement when she and her late friend, Ruth Carson, founded Project SEED, a program that provides food for the weekend to underprivileged children in the New Kensington-Arnold elementary schools. Post-retirement, Ann also enjoyed working as a hostess at Bob Evans restaurants in Harmarville and Monroeville, as well as exercising at Alexander's Gym, attending cultural events at the Benedum Center, and traveling. Ann was a selfless and generous individual to her family, friends and fellow workers. She often invited many to lunch or dinner at her favorite restaurant in Oakmont-Hoffstot's. Likewise, Ann planned trips to The Greenbriar, a resort in West Virginia, for her family and friends. Her love of reading also inspired many to enjoy books she purchased for them. Ann's desire for those she loved was to involve them in all the experiences that she herself enjoyed in life. Her positive and sunny disposition will be greatly missed by those who were blessed and privileged to have known her. Family and friends will be welcomed from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2022, at R.J. SLATER IV FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 1000 Freeport Road, New Kensington, PA 15068, 724-335-0100. A celebration of life service will take place at the funeral home at 7 p.m. The family would appreciate if those attending the viewing would wear a mask. A private interment will be at Verona Cemetery. Memorial donations in Ann's name can be made to Project SEED, Alle-Kiski Senior Citizen's Center, 1039 Third Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068.

03/22/22 08:01 PM #216    

Susanne Faldowski (Reynolds)

So sorry to learn of Ann's passing. May she rest in peace!


04/09/22 10:16 AM #217    


Barbara Vestrand (Shema)

...and now Pattee loving, funny sad.  Please everyone, take care of yourselves. Barbara 



05/12/22 12:30 PM #218    


Wayne Schuricht

We are starting to "think about" a 60th reunion in 2023 and have posted an announcement on the home page of this web site.  Please peruse it and reply yea or nay, or you must be crazy, or I love it and really want to help!!!  At this point the thought is informal like the past mini reunions, but that is open for discussion and ideas. Thanks, Wayne

05/15/22 10:39 AM #219    


Tom Nagy

David E. Stumpf
David E. Stumpf, 76, of New Kensington, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
He was born June 3, 1945, in Cumberland, Md., to the late Harold C. and Suzette (Ealy) Stumpf. David lived his entire life in New Kensington, where he was an electrical engineer. He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Tarentum. David was a graduate of New Kensington High School and earned his electrical degree from CCAC. He was a music composer for band organs at amusement parks. Survivors include his brother, Harold E. (Mary Linn) Stumpf, of Oakmont; best friend and executor, Neil W. (Irina) Collins, and his sons Justin and Brandon Collins, friend, Glenn Collins, all of Natrona Heights; and also a good friend, Albert Spencer, of North Carolina. A private family viewing was held at 5 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service at 7 p.m. in DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, with his pastor, the Rev. Philip A. Beck, officiating. Burial was in Greenwood MemorialPark Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. Visit:

05/21/22 05:19 PM #220    


Wayne Schuricht

Today is Armed Forces day 2022, To honor all branches of the US military,  I am proud to have been oneof your members, and I salute you all!  And left us not forget in a few more days, we celebrate Memorial Day, to honor all those who gave the full measure.  At this terrible time of the Ukraine conflict, please pray for peace and sanity to prevail.  My heart is broken for all the pain and suffering this needless, tragic conflict has brought.

05/22/22 10:08 AM #221    


Frances Massi (Haradzin)

It is so good to hear from you Wayne!  I appreciate your reminder of "Armed Forces Day."  Honor and reverence goes to all of those who have given themselves to our great "America."  I will most definitely pray for peace, love, joy, and healing in regard to the Ukraine and for the whole world.  Thank you for sharing your passion in the armed forces.  Happy Memorial Day on May 30 to all of our classmates!  Blessings and with love from Fran...

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