Prez Makes a Pit Stop
Click to read full news article
Marlene Taub Reinschmidt can't believe the joint
where we hung out more than 50 years ago is still going strong.
Maybe Fred Kagel
has the answer why. Click here to read his blog about the Pit's secret
Class of 2032?
Doug Watson and ...
Class Yearbook -online
Courtesy of Ray Richardson
Where's our class tree?
Phylis Simione Williams,
Cythia Jobling, Ron Horseman
pose as tree branches.
Photo courtesy of Gretchen
Gravell Broadwater hopes to get together with Lincoln Hohler, the current
principal, to help locate our tree. Joe Cloud, Jr. elicits assistance of
Bob Hamilton, Class of '58, to find our tree markers.
Read more on our Blog.
Steve Caney and Fred Kagel
Mini-reunion February 2012
Steve's 15 minute stop-by visit of Fred turned into a
2-1/2 hr epoch storytelling of Steve's life journeys. Steve, who spends considerable
time now in France, was visiting a friend in Roosevelt NJ, called upon Fred in
Freehold before heading towards former abode near Princeton and eventually back
to his farmhouse in New Hampshire. Steve is well and asked about fellow
classmates. Fred just happened to be home instead of at his usual TV Production
Class for Seniors. Fred welcomed the surprise visit.
June Stringer Rietdorf
IT'S ASSEMBLY TIME
♪Hail To Thee♪
Arranged by June Stringer Rietdorf
Played by Judy Kagel
Oh, Alma Mater,
To thee we raise our song.
Thy loyal sons and daughters
Are valiant, true and strong.
Blue and Gray, we honor thee;
Oh, lead us on today.
Hail, duPont High School,
Lead us on to victory!
Chorus: Hail, Alma Mater,
Royal Blue and Gray.
Hail, duPont High School,
Thy Spirit lives for aye.
May thy children e'er be loyal,
Thy glory never fail!
Hail, duPont High School,
Alma Mater, hail!
Can you spot it?
Reunion Booklet Has Typo
Carson Dempsey, our booklet printer, provided us with 125 corrected front
covers of the reunion booklet.
They are side punched so our classmates can take it to a Kinko’s or
wherever and have the new cover put on.
The same error was repeated from the 45th Reunion Booklet cover. Amazing
that no one caught it for five years or it says something about our
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A magnet of news, photos, videos for the upcoming 55th class reunion,
and a look back to the good ol' days of the 1950s
All together now...
Let's have a Boboski
per person (see below)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014:
COCKTAIL PARTY DOUBLE TREE INN, 4727 CONCORD PIKE (Cash Bar)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11:
P. S. DuPONT HIGH SCHOOL
OPTIONAL BUS TOUR – “Wilmington Then & Now”* - CANCELLED - Insufficient
interest; sorry to cause any inconvenience
CLASS PHOTO ON STEPS*
11:45 TOUR OF SCHOOL
SUB & SODA LUNCH IN CAFETERIA*
WILMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB (Coat & Tie required)
6:00 CASH BAR
*Separate costs for optional bus tour and lunch. We estimate $5 for each.
Class Photo will be a separate cost and ordered through Dick Dubroff.
$55/person - checks made payable to: PS duPont Class of 59
c/o Bob Rickards
11 Benton Ct
Wilmington, DE 19810
Questions, call Bob (302) 475-5803
or email to email@example.com
at the Doubletree Hotel have been reserved ($109.00 plus tax) for our out of
town classmates. For reservations, go to www.doubletree.hilton/wilmington.com,
1-800-222-8733 or 302-478-6000.
Be well, be safe, be giving!
Photo by Bob McCaffrey
WHAT A GREAT 50th REUNION!
Click on text or picture below to
relive the 50th Reunion
Saturday, November 6 and 7, 2009
P.S. duPont High School
Class of 1959
Photo by Ray Richardson Photography, one of our classmates, Class of '59
As time marches on for all of us, the Reunion weekend
organized to see "old" friends
and to renew relationships
that have been special to all of us over the years.
pictures, links to
or post YOUR own memories of a memorable reunion on our
AS WE ARE ABOUT CELEBRATE OUR 55th, ...
Let us remember, let us honor, and let us pray for
our fellow classmates who are no longer with us or whose health no longer
permits them to join us for this occasion.
FOR THE MEMORIES!
Thanks to Joe Cloud, Jr. and Naomi Blam Clark for
the memorabilia display at the 50th Reunion.
Also, if you have any written memories, photographs,
tape recordings, or movies already on the Internet that you would like to
link to or to be placed on our website, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. See also
P.S. duPont Class of '59 Blog.
1939 to 1959 to 2009
Joe Cloud, Jr. and The P.S. duPont Tradition Continues
Joe Cloud's mother,
Elizabeth "Betty" T. Cloud, graduated from P.S. in 1939. She died on
9/9/09. Joe found a P.S. Dynamiter button in her things while in the
process of cleaning out her house after 40 years. Joe wore the button at
the reunion, passing on the tradition from his mother. At the 45th
Reunion, Joe wore a P.S. Letter sweater.
BELDEN IWAN KEEPS FIT...BETTY'S MOM, 103, KEEPS 'FITTER'
is a picture of my mom (Louise) and me working out on the recumbent cross
trainers this summer. Many of our classmates knew her while I was at Warner
and PS duPont. My mom is 103 years old. She lives at the retirement
community at Kendal at Longwood, PA. She works out at the fitness
center, goes to lectures, has meals with her friends, reads and generally
enjoys life. She is always interested in
hearing about my friends from Wilmington and
Click to enlarge
SAMUEL KAGEL TURNS 100
AS FRED AND HE SHARE A COMPUTER JOURNEY
Though the hands are not as nimble and the eyes are not
as sharp, Dad was happy to see
his 'friend,' his iMac, arrive
in his healthcare facility
room, where he was recouping
from a hospital misadventure. So what does a 100-year-old
do with a computer? Follow the 35+ year
Click to enlarge
of Fred and his dad in an article which appeared in a computer
club publication. Click for
pg. 2 of article.
Sadly we announce the passing of Floyd W. Peterson on June 30, 2014.
lived in Munich for many years. According to
Marlene Taub Reinschmidt, our classmate Juergen Thewes, who
lives in Bremen, spoke with Floyd by phone in 2006 when we were trying to
re-establish PS '59 class contacts. Click to see obit and memorial service.
We just confirmed that Charles "Charlie"
Irving Allen had passed away March 21, 2011. He lived in Tacoma
Washington for many years. Click to
see tribute page.
Carole Anderson Stofa died on October
5, 2013. Click to read obit.
David Reed's long courageous battle
came to an end February 5, 2013.
Click for more info.
Janet C. Steele Egan
passed away on January 7, 2013.
Click to read obit.
L. Ogden "Oggie" Wise, III passed away
November 28, 2012. Click to read obit.
Donald "Goldy" Goldstein makes Delaware
Legends Basketball Hall of Fame. On Saturday, January 11, 2014 Goldy
was inducted into the “Delaware Legends Basketball Hall of Fame” at the Ed
“Porky” Oliver Banquet Hall. He was honored to join some past inductees of
his era, such as Coach Buddy Clark, Nate and Pete Cloud, Tom Lewandowski,
and Frank Shahan to name a few. Don states, "It was a very humbling
experience." The mission of the Delaware Legends Basketball Hall of Fame is
to induct deserving members of the Basketball community based on their
significant contributions to the game of basketball in the state of
Delaware and beyond.
and Eddie Brown were both inducted on the same night into the Delaware
Legends Basketball Hall of Fame. Ed went to Mt. Pleasant and graduated in
1960. Goldy and he knew each other growing up and played ball against each
other. Ed also lives in The Villages (FL). Hometown newspaper did an
article on both of them. (l. to r. Goldy and Ed).
Jürgen Thewes sends his annual 2013 Happy
Thanksgiving wishes to all.
He also recalls memories of his
stays as a foreign exchange student with Doug Watson and Pat Said's
families. Click to read his letter and all about his travels on our blog.
Thewes Celebrates 7-0!
Jürgen writes, "This year's highlight was my 70th birthday.
Edeltraud gave me a surprise party with 40 of my friends. My friends gave
me money for a special trip of our choice." He and Edeltraud chose a
bittersweet revisit to where Edeltraud grew up, in former Breslau (Polish:
Wroclaw) in Silesia, which had been a German province until the end of
Ellen Levy Koenig Given Honor
Ellen was named Woman of the Year in Science and given a
medal. Ellen felt good that the Dominican Republic recognized the work she
was doing there.
Share your memories of our fellow classmates on our Blog.
Five Years Have Passed
We can still savor the memories of the great weekend we had thanks
to photos of Barbara "Bobbi" Silver Cohn and Harold Meyers.
Bob Clayton Reflects on American Bandstand and the Passing of
Dick Clark 4/18/2012
"A lot of people remember that as being the best time of their lives."
(Click here to see video clip of Bob's
Howard Hudson, wife Patricia
with Paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson
Howard sponsors an annual lecture series at the
University of Delaware in tribute to a favorite professor and mentor from his
undergraduate days as a biology major. This year's lecture featured renown
fossil hunter, Donald Johanson, founding director of the Institute of Human
Origins at Arizona State University. "We are united by our past. Today, we are
globally a common species," according to Johanson.
---University of Delaware Messenger
Jack, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of
Rochester, began serving June 2010 as interim president of Colgate Rochester
Crozier Divinity School. --- University of Delaware Messenger
Libbie Sommers Soffer Mixed Media Installation
Libbie's art 'installations' were chosen to be part of
FIBERPHILADELPHIA 2012, a biennial showing of new fiber art forms throughout
the city and suburbs. For past exhibition schedule,