After graduating from Fairview in 1958, Joe went to Ohio State University and graduated in 1963. He was a member of Emmanuel Catholic Church and retired from General Motors. Joe coached FKAL Little League for many years. He was survived by his loving companion, Kathy Alcorn; a daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Tom Sederstrand; a granddaughter, Charlotte; a son and his fiancee, Mark Balling and Kim Schaaf; a brother and his wife, Bud and Jean Fisher; a sister Mariella Campbell and numerous nieces and nephews.
joe was like a father to me for ten years while we worked together taking care of hhis properties, i managed all of his homes for ten years before he passed away when i heard the news it took me way back i miss him very much, i wish i could contact his family to send my condlenses if by chance they read this my phone number is 937-329-3809 i hope to hear from you again im sorry i hurt too, cause again he was like father to me.
Survived by wife Peggy (nee Brauns) and children, Sondra and Carla Boltz, Kelli (David) Dreiling and Jennifer (Kevin) Buken. Grandchildren Dylan & Alison Dreiling, and Gage Buken. Brother Joe, Sisters Bonnie (Clive) Becker-Jones, Mary (Dean) Wells and Shirley Gibson. Resident of Mason Oh., Carl was an Eagle Scout and former Mayor of Englewood Oh.. Graduate of Fairview High School.
My dad, Carl Boltz, only attended Fairview for his senior year, but he got to know many of his former classmates by attending all 13 class reunions after graduation. The last reunion he attended was in 2008, the year he was diagnosed with angiocarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer. As a young man, he worked at Premiere Rubber Company in Dayton making windshield wipers. I often wonder if the chemicals he was exposed to at that plant led to the cancer some 30 years later. If anyone else has any experience with that, let me know. After attending the reunion, he sent me an email to let me know how much it meant to him. He said "I have always believed it is good to maintain friendships whenever possible. I have always enjoyed attending [the reunions] because we have always referred to ourselves as 'Friendly Fairview' which I believe to be true. Lots of hugging over the 3-day event."
I miss my dad everday; he passed away at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati on January 2, 2009. He would not have missed the 55th reunion for anything; he'll be there in spirit. Thank you for giving him such wonderful friendships and memories.
Elliot passed away in Redding Ca., 2/25/2016. He practiced law in Los Angeles and Redding for the past 50 years. He leaves his son Steven Robert, daughter-in-law Melissa and 4 year old granddaughter Allura, all of LA., and his sister Joyce Burick Swarzman of Tampa, Florida.
He will be buried 3/6 at Beth Abraham Synagogue Cemetery on Schantz Ave., in Dayton.
Lifelong resident of Dayton, departed this life Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the age of 72 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was retired from DP&L after 42 years of service and was a member of the Bellbrook Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his partents Herbert P. & Onda E. Clay, stepmother Gladys Clay, sister Regina McCurdy, stepbrother Don, and faithful companion Maxx. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years Judith, children Carolyn (Dave) Frederick, Norman Jr. (Mona) Clay, Greg Clay, Patty (Steve) Johnson, siblings Wanda (Leslie) Penrod, Paul (Virginia) Clay, Janice (Joe) Braunstein, six grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, numerous nieces & nephews, and several granddogs. Family will receive friends and relatives at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Bethany Village Auditorium/Chapel, with services immediately following at 11:00 a.m. The family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Dayton, as part of our gratitude for the tremendous staff and services, or to a charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.
Coleman, Ronald age 71 of Minster, Ohio passed away Sunday October 16, 2011 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, from a rare form of Parkinson's Disease (PSP). He will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years, Earlene Coleman, his daughter Kimberly & Matt Waite, son John Coleman, grandchildren Kelsey & Andrew Waite & Max Coleman. He retired from Chrysler Corp. and also got his pilot's license while working at Piper Aircraft. He belonged to the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. and had built his own gyrocopter, and flew his own Cessna Aircraft. He was an avid pilot, boater & car enthusiast. Memorial service will be held at 3PM on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Hogenkamp Funeral home, Minster, Ohio.
After graduating from Fairview, Ron served in the U.S. Army. He was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association and the Dayton Motorcycle Club. He was also a member of the Cincinnati Classic Bike Club and refereed motor cross for 27 years. Ron owned and operated Modern Market Fixtures and was employed at Modern Entrance Systems. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay, of 41 years; 2 sisters, Judith Kumler and Peggy (Milo) Noble; 2 brothers Byron and Alan Denny and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Passed away from Cancer in Southfield, Mich. June 18, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Richard Oringer. Cherished mother of Melissa (Stefon) Mears and Leigh (Laura) Oringer. Loving grandmother of Samantha, Jessica, and Jacob Oringer
Marty had been ill for several years and fell and broke her hip. She passed away from pancreatitis. Marty was a member of the United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, and the Trotwood Alah Court Amarith. She is survived by her husband, Morris (also a graduate of Fairview in 1958); a daughter Marcia Kellems; son Michael; grandchildren, Michelle Hart, Heath Riesenbeck, Eric Riesenbeck, Adam and Shawn Kemper; great-grandchildren, Addison Hart, Paige and Julia Riesenbeck.
Tom passed away at Hospice of Dayton. He was formerly employed at Miller Bros. Const. Co. He is survived by sons and daughters in law, Jeff & Patricia Hawk, Randy & Barbara Hawk, and Gary Hawk; grandchildren: Brandon, Nicole, Jack, Jerome, Linda and Danny; also the mother of his children, Joan Lust. Tom is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John & Helene; and their daughter Samantha and her husband Brandon.
Ann passed away from ovarian cancer and is survived by her husband, Jerry, of 38 years; daughter and son-in-law, RuthAnn and Shawn Baker; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Jr. and Tammy Anderson; grandchildren, Nichole and Dustin Clinard, Trey, Tori and Trevor Anderson.
Judy passed away at home unexpectedly from a heart condition. She is survived by her three children, Diana and her husband, Randy Kocher; Connie Willis; and Daniel Luckenbill Jr.; one sister, Barbe O'Deady; one brother, Rollin Houser; six grandchildren: Chelley, Jared, Elliott, Michael, Steven & Andrew; great-grandchildren: Allison, Janus & Thomas. Judy was a volunteer at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theater, & Children's Medical Center. She was a member of Kappa Delta Phi sorority.
Bill passed away at Hospice after a two year battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa West and Tammy Lange; a son Chuck Lange; grandchildren: Christopher Man, Jessica Lange, and Corey West; numerous other relatives and devoted friends. Bill was entering his 20th yr. of active membership in AA of Dayton. He was previously co-owner of Lange Insurance Agency, a family business.
Jim passed away at his residence after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jeannine (Steiner, also a graduate of Fairview); daughters & sons-in-law, Jeanie and Rick Normile, Jessica and Christopher Smelser, Jackie and Wayne Oplinger and Jill Duncan; sons and daughters-in-law, Joey and Jane, Jay and Sharon; 18 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; parents, Elbert & Flossie; sister, Beiva Teegarden, Brothers & sisters-in-law, Elbert and Addie and David and Sandy. Jim retired from Roofers Local Union #75, was a member of Celina Moose Lodge #1473, Celina Eagles Lodge #1291, S. Shore Sportsman Club and Sons of AM Vets Post#91.
Leta M. Black, 63, of St. Clair Shores Mi., died Thurs., July 15, 2004. She was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Detroit. Mrs. Black, who also resided in Las Cruces, Mexico, graduated from Fairview H S in 1958 and earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Albion College in Albion Mi.. She worked as employment manager in the personnel department at Manufacturers Bank of Detroit, where, after 15 yrs., she rose to become one of the banks first female vice presidents. She also was a Doncaster fashion consultant for 25 yrs. and substitute teacher in Lakeview Public Schools. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in St. Clair Shores and its treasurer for 25 years. She served in leadership roles for many civic organizations, including Lakeview Orchestra Parents, Bon Secours Nursing Care Center Auxiliary, Detroit Stables Division of Safari Club International, Grosse Pointe-Macomb County Alumnae Chapter Alphas Xi Delta, Campfire Girls and Girl Scouts of America. She enjoyed music, arts, crafts, gardening and travel, and was especially talented at card stamping, her family said. Mrs. Black is survived by her husband of 30 yrs., Donald E., daughters, Kristi L. Black of Harrison Twp. and Lindy A. Black of St. Clair Shores; brother, Robert E. McNally (Lois) of Battle Creek; twin sister, Rita M. Frew (Charles) of Marietta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Pat graduated from FHS, Dayton, Oh in 1958. She also attended the University of Cincinnati. She was a dedicated mother, an elementary school tutor, realtor, apartment manager, and a volunteer at the cancer boutique at Ball Memorial Hospital. Her hobbies included reading and socializing with her bridge and stitchery groups. She is survived by her two sons, Tom and Todd, their loving spouses, Alissa (Ziegler) and Diana (Cartwright). She also leaves five grandchildren, Kelsey, Kelly, Cameron, Ryan, and Kacey, and her little friend, a Westie rescue dog named Daisy. Burial will be held in Lewisburg, Oh. on 6-11-2011
Sue passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012. She was born in Hazel Green KY on February 6, 1939 to Sebe & Junnie Reed. Janet was a tennis instructor in the Dayton area for many years. Survived by 2 sons, Stuart Press (Jenny Elma) and David Press (Jessica); the father of her children, Leonard Press; 3 sisters, Mary Harris, Lois Cobb & Allene Evans. Graveside Service 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012 at the Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, 8135 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45414. Pastor Darren Cobb, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-State Southern Ohio, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.
Marty's survivers include her husband, Roger; daughter, Susan; four sons, Andrew, Donald, Stephen, and Joseph Petitjean; and five grandchildren: Brittney, Alexandra, Austin, Haley and Grace Petitjean; two sisters, Margaret Ann Burnett and Irma Sanders. After Marty graduated from Fairview, she attended Stephen's College. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and very active in Parish activities. She was a volunteer for the Piqua Heritage Festival and St. Vincent's Center in Dayton.
Wanda's survivors include her mother, Evelyn Sergent; a daughter, Vicki & James Gray; a son, William & Diana Bailey; a sister, Sue & Wally Whitt; 2 brothers, Curbin & Jerry; 7 grandchildren: Christopher, Jessica, Ashlee, Jonathon, Keri, Joshua & Jacob; many close relatives and various members of the Gardner Family.
George graduated from Fairview and the University of Dayton. He worked several years for the Miami Conservancy District. As president of Shaw, Weiss & DeNaples, he participated with a team of Engineers & Environmental Scientists dedicated to the planning & design of state-of-the-art public & industrial projects, both nationally & internationally. He also participated in GBS Environmental, an environmental management consulting firm. George coordinated the management of Panterra Corp. that specializes in hydrogeological consulting. A tenured faculty member in the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of Dayton since 1967, he was Director of the Environmental Program & held the rank of Associate Professor. Among his many civic & community services contributions were serving as chairman of the County Corp. and the Engineers Club Foundation and was president of the United Cerebral Palsy Board. He also served on the transportation committee of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce. George was survived by his wife Carol; niece & nephew that he raised, Jenny & Ronnie Crawford; Phyllis Kirkpatrick & her husband, Charles; Jeanette, Doug & Ronnie Crawford & his mother-in-law, Virgina & husband, Jack Morgan.
Anthony (Tony) G. Sommers passed away suddenly due to a heart attack on March 25, 1992. Tony married Linda Murph in 1960 and had two daughters, Cindy and Lori. He was survived by his wife Ella Sommers, who he married in 1981, his two daughters, Cindy and Lori, three grandsons, Tim, Chris and Joe, a step son, Robert Long, father, Lester Sommers, two brothers, Lester and James Sommers and two sisters, Kay Ellis and Vicki Pango. He worked at Lau Industries for 26 years. He enjoyed working around his home and spending time with his grandsons. He is missed deeply.
Louise Faye Stein-Appenzeller, age 72, of Las Vegas Nv, passed away October 11, 2012. Louise was born in Trotwood, Ohio to Moses and Leah Spivack. She is predeceased by her parents, her brother, Robert Spivack and her sisters, Pauline Kantor and Shirley Gold. Louise is survived by her children Randy (Kelle) Stein of Corona CA. and daughter, Jody Stein of St. Louis, MO; Grandchildren, Courtney, Alexis, Jeremy, and Dylan Stein, all of Corona, CA. and many friends
A graveside service was held 10/12/12 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, NV.
Sam was an avid cyclist. He had a very old stationary bike that he rode every day while he did his office work. When we got together we bought land bikes so that we could bike outside. On the weekends we would be out the door at dawn to begin our 20-30 mile rides. We biked the flat, hot, sweaty roads of the Florida Keys, and the winding, daunting hills of the Oregon Coast. I don't know how many miles we recorded on our land bikes. A ride on a bicycle made Sam feel content. When he died, the odometer on his faithful stationary bike read 11,646 miles. Marcia Murr Swisher
(from DDN 6-7-95) SWISHER, SAMUAL J., age 54, of Sarasota, Florida, longtime Dayton resident, died June 4, 95 in Sarasota. Born in Greenville, moved to Sarasota in 1971. A practicing attorney, with his Bachelors and Masters degrees from U D, and his law degree from Ohio Northern. Member of the Florida and Sarasota Bar Associations. Survived by his wife, Marcia P. Swisher of Sarasota; 3 daughters, Amanda K. Swisher, Laura E. Piper, both of Sarasota, Jill E. Punches of Portland, Or; 2 sons, Samual J. Swisher, Jr., of Tampa, and Mark W. Piper of Grand Rapids. 1 brother, John W. Swisher of Tipp City, Oh.; and 2 grandchildren.
Sam lived and practiced for a long time in Sarasota, where my parents lived. When I was visiting them, I asked Sam if he would make a small change in their wills. He did so and refused to take a fee, no matter how much I insisted. I brought my parents to his office, where he and Marcia could not have been nicer. My father was no longer at his sharpest, and Sam took infinite care to explain to him the nature of the change. I remember Sam and Marcia's kindness with great gratitude and affection. They may have viewed it as a small thing perhaps, but it was very important for me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mel passed away suddenly on May 7, 1998. He was survived by his wife, Linda; a son, Melvin J. III; daughters and son-in-law, Tracy & Grant O'Shaughnessy, and Trush Trumble, step-sons, Richard, David, & Jeffrey Green; granddaughters Lauren Johnson and Megan Ivy O'Shaughnessy; sister & brother-in-law, Nancy and Walt Mendrick; brothers & sisters-in-law, Jack & Mary Anne Trumble; Thomas & Dougie Trumble; and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Resident of Hamilton, Oh., formerly Dayton where she graduated from Fairview High School in 1958. She enjoyed music, dancing, and especially spending time with her family. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her sweet generosity and beautiful big smile. Survived by daughters Kimberly Harrison and Donna (Stephen) Williams, grandsons Joshua and Justin Williams and Robby and Jonathan Harrison, mother Lydia Waller, siblings Louis Waller and Anna Farrell. Internment at Woodland Cemetery Mausoleum.
Gloria passed away in Alexandria, Virginia, on August 25, 2010, after a courageous twenty-month battle with cancer, during which she never lost her determination, her courage, or her sense of humor, which she managed to maintain until the end. Even during the time of her illness, she enjoyed seeing FHS friends in Virginia and in Florida. She leaves her husband of almost fifty years, Gerry Cooper, her son Steve and his wife Donna and their three children, also of Virginia, and her son Dan and his wife Sari, and their young daughter, from Shanghai, China. She adored them all, and had the joy of their love and devotion in return. Gloria graduated from EarlhamCollege in 1962, and taught English in Connecticut, returning to Earlham while Gerry finished his degree there.She was a teacher for most of her professional career, but was also in the corporate world in Michigan for a while.For twenty years before her retirement, she taught high school English at the AmericanInternationalSchool in Taipei, Taiwan, mentoring hundreds of students as Chair of the English Department there. During the past years, after they moved back to OldTown, Alexandria. Gloria and Gerry continued to travel back and forth to Taiwan and China, where they own a manufacturing business.
How fortunate I’ve been to have had a friendship with Gloria that started with a talk in the halls of ColonelWhite-FairviewHigh School in Dayton, Ohio, perhaps in 1954, continued through our graduation in 1958, and, then, those conversations that went on, through letters, phone calls, later e-mails, and reunions and visits for 56 years. Gloria was a legend at our high school—and I challenge anyone who went to Fairview, lived in Dayton, or even anywhere in southern Ohio, who can ever hear “Rock Around the Clock Tonight,” without immediately thinking of the Fairview Scotchettes and their indomitable drill team leader, Gloria Watkins., marching across Welcome Stadium in Dayton or even at a special appearance at the Cleveland Browns half-time..
Gloria performed for us again, in full Scotchette regalia (which, of course, still fit her perfectly), at our 40th reunion. And at our 50th, she worked tirelessly on the Memories book and then literally stole the show with her taking the stage and conducting a VERY inter-active question and answer session for all our classmates, which had us jumping up and down at our tables, revealing the most incredibly interesting—and personal-- information, and laughing—often out of control—along with her and at each other. When we were in high school, Gloria was the glue who cemented friendships from various crowds and various neighborhoods –and she was still the glue all those years later. She was an outstanding student, and she “got” life issues, as well, when—in those days—it was often easier to look the other way. “I know the Jewish girls don’t have their own sororities just because they want to,” she once said to me. “It’s because it’s been the stupid practice of the rest of us not to let you in.”She was the ultimate insider, who was one of the few people I knew in those days who honestly confronted the issue of those who were on the outside in any way. In a poignant conversation we had less than two weeks before her death, we talked again about that—and about how the years often made people forget certain realities. She lived her entire life by including people and facing reality.
…Gloria was a beautiful dancer, and continued todance throughout her life… She “could have danced all night,” as we sang those years ago when “My Fair Lady” opened on Broadway. She is still dancing now – spreading her wings –and making everything graceful and beautiful for all of us.
(from DDN 11-11-01) Age 61 of Centerville, died Thursday Nov. 8, 2001. He was a veteran of the US Army. Survived by his wife Judy, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Colleen of Cincinnati and Trent and Jodi of West Milton; a daughter and son in law, Lisa and Dan Lieberman of Westerville; and 8 grandchildren.