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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...

07/03/22 08:04 PM #222    


Wayne Schuricht

Howdy fellow 63er''s from a very hot Fort Worth, Texas.  Tomorrow we celebrate another great American Holiday, Independence Day!  We are 246 years old, but still a young nation with growing pains.  I hope that soon the terrible conflict in the Ukraine will end, but it is hard to imagine that there will ever be peace in that region.  We our fortunate that we have never been invaded as such (Pearl Harbor not forgotten) and that we can celebrate our freedom, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness with our families and friends.  Here's wishing you all a Happy 4th!  Wayne

07/04/22 08:42 AM #223    


Frances Massi (Haradzin)

Happy Independence Day to you, dear Wayne, and to all of our classmates!  May God bless America and all of her citizens.

Peace and love from Fran...

07/04/22 04:06 PM #224    

Alberta (Jinky) Maxwell (Clements/Sapinsky)

Hope you all have a happy and safe Independence Day. Half of 2022 is over already and I sure dont remember it going this fast when I was in high school ...hugs, Jinky Maxwell Sapinsky

07/04/22 06:02 PM #225    


Yvonne Pelino (Pelino)

Happy Fourth of July to you all.  I have been remiss in getting an email out asking if anyone is interested in having a mini reunion for our 60th next year. I'll try and get that out in the next week or so, but please respond here with your current contact information, call or text, so I can update the last spreadsheet. thanks for your help. Blessings.    Cell:  561 307 4177







09/05/22 12:02 PM #226    


Yvonne Pelino (Pelino)

GREETINGS CLASS OF 63!  Hope you are enjoying a Happy Labor Day and the weather is nice where you are (it's raining in Cleveland).  Wayne and I are considering having a small mini reunion for our 60th sometime in 2023...Date and place to be determined.  What we need from you all is an update on your contact information, especially your email address, home address, nad phone number, so we can send out a mass invite with all the pertinent deets!  Feel free to send them to either Wayne Schuricht at or Yvonne Pelino at  We hope to hear from many of you! Thanks and God Bless.

Yvonne & Wayne

09/05/22 07:22 PM #227    


Tom Orszulak (Tom Orszulak)

I would like to thank all of you for the birthday wishes and knowing we are very closely related in birth dates , I return the compliment to you all. May we all have many healthy more.



09/09/22 07:00 PM #228    

Michael Capsambelis

Sorry to hear about Neal,I Hope his last times was okay! He always kept me well dressed!

09/12/22 01:12 PM #229    


Wayne Schuricht

Howdy 1963 classmates.  As Yvonne Pelino and I have posted recently, we are asking everyone if they are interested in attending a 60th reunion in2023.  Probably something informal in Sept or October.  One thought is to meet on the Gateway Clipper Party Ships that cruise around the Pittsburgh Point (which would require a cash commitment on each individual).  Another is the reliable VFW thanks to Fred Grau, which would be free except for your own individual food and drink.  Does anyone have another idea?????????  The class of 62 just met this past weekend at the Beermuda ( the old Gonella's) on Freeport road.  So far the response has been very scant.  It does require some effort to put something together, so if the interest is not there and response continues to be poor, thenwe will fogedaboutit.  We are talking about a year from now so there is time to plan out you calendar.  And we know, especially at our age, things can change quickly.  So if you are interested please provide your info, phone #, email address , snail mail address etc.  My email is, and cell# is 817-689-8640.  You can contact me anytime, I would love to chat with you.  And I am sure Yvonne would love to hear from you also.  Please take care, stay stay and Cheers!  Wayne

09/14/22 01:15 PM #230    


Wayne Schuricht

Wishing Fran Massi (Haradzin) a very happy Birthday!!!  I tried to post on your profile page, Fran, but was unable to.  Do you perchance have it blocked?

10/31/22 01:44 PM #231    


Wayne Schuricht

Howdy everyone, I hope this little note finds younz all healthy and happy.  Today is OCT 31 and it is one week to Election Day.  My only purpose is to remind you to exercise maybe your most important right, VOTE!  Vote for the candidates of your choice!  Some may win and some may lose, but that is how our system works!  So, here's wishing you all the best for the coming years!  Wayne,  and Happy Halloween!!!

11/01/22 11:32 AM #232    


Angela Redding (Reiter Hill)

Thank you, Wayne.  Yes, voting is a very special responsibility that we have.  I have a friend who became a citizen of the US and she cherishes the right to vote.  Please everyone, use this special gift and vote for the candidate of your choice.

11/23/22 10:04 AM #233    


Wayne Schuricht

Howdy younz all, greetings from Texas.  Well another Thanksgiving approaches, number 78 for most of us, and I want to wish everyone a Happy, Love filled, and family full of fun and love Thanksgiving.  Growing up in New Ken and attending Ken Hi are certainly part of my many blessings and I hope yours also.  Hopefully we will have a few more years to celebrate and remember with fondness those of us who are no longer with us.  Take care!  Wayne

11/24/22 12:25 PM #234    


Frances Massi (Haradzin)

Thank you for thinking of the "Ken Hi Class of '63", dear Wayne!  Ron and I wish you and everyone in our "Class" a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Blessing to each of you abundance and love from Ron and Fran Haradzin 

11/24/22 12:28 PM #235    

Jackie Oliver (Cohen)

Wayne, thank you for all your good wishes to our classmates! I hope you and your family a holiday of thanks for our many blessings! In these difficult times it can be difficult to focus on the positive. I am grateful for the many foundational experiences we had in high school! And today I will be grateful for family and friends! I wish good health and peace to all of our classmates!  Warm wishes, Jackie Oliver Cohen. 

11/24/22 01:18 PM #236    

Alberta (Jinky) Maxwell (Clements/Sapinsky)

Thank you Wayne and everyone else for the Thanksgiving wishes. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying being with family for the holidays. Yep its hard to believe we are celebrating our 78 Thanksgiving! Time sure goes by fast and the older I get the faster it goes or so it seems. Hugs, Jinky Maxwell Sapinsky 

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