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ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968

IN MEMORIAM

"They got away from us."



The following is a list of those classmates who are no longer with us. The information comes from the Abington High School Alumni Association official class database as well as reports from classmates. If you have information, corrections or inquiries - Email Pat


Thanks to all of you who have sent me updates about our classmates.


CLASSMATE info & source
- Paul Abbott
paul abbott
Deceased
February 16, 2015 (see obit below)
1 - Elizabeth Allen
elizabeth allen
Deceased
(reported 06/2001)
2 - Stephen C. Benner Steve Benner Deceased 12/27/2005, of a heart attack at his residence in Doylestown. Steve was born January 13, 1951.
Reported by Jill Stange and appeared in Philadelphia Inquirer (see obit below)
3- Marty Bernheim

MartyBernheim
Deceased 6/23/2020
Reported by Kevin Corcoran on 6/24/2020
(see obit below)
4 - Frank T. Betz
frank betz
Deceased 8/13/2007 (see obit below)
Reported by Elyse Ozer Fels on 9/16/07
5 - Kay Blumenthal
kay blumenthal
Deceased 10/5/2009
Reported by Hank Meyers (see obit below)
6 - Kay Brabitz
kay brabitz
Deceased 4/26/2001 (see obit below)
7 - Robert A. Bruno
bob bruno
Deceased
(reported 7/2001)
8 - Timothy Bumgarner
(no photo available)
Deceased
(reported June 2002)
9 - Clyde Burnett
clyde burnett
Deceased 2010
(reported April 2018)
10 - William (Chip) Carter
chip carter

Deceased
(reported 6/2001, reportedly from leukemia)
11 - Hans Christoph
(no photo available)
Deceased January 2010 as reported by his son in September 2012 to Kevin Corcoran
Harry L. "Bucky" Clark, Jr. Deceased September 29, 2015 (see obit below)
12 - David Clausen
dave clausen
Deceased
(AHSAA 5/1989)
13 - Thomas Coley
tom coley
Deceased (AHSAA 12/1976) (see obit below)
14 - Terry M. Duncan
terry duncan
Deceased (May 7, 2015) ( see obit link below)
Reported by Mike Case March 12, 2018
15 - Patricia Dilworth Ennis
pat dilworth
Deceased (June 24, 2013) (see obit below)
Reported by Barbara Allen Eckenrode July 7, 2013
16 - Samuel A. Dougherty
sam dougherty
Deceased (1994)
Reported by his widow Elizabeth (Toni) Price Dougherty February 2015
17 - Gregory Herbert Doyle
greg doyle
Deceased August 5, 2005
Reported by Peg Kinnally August 22, 2005
Also appeared in Philadelphia area papers (see obit below)
18 - Pamela Duerr
pam duerr
Deceased July 22, 2015
Reported by her sister Debby Duerr LiVolsi October 5, 2015
19 - Susan Eberhardt O'Brien
Susan Eberhardt
Deceased December 9, 2017
Reported by Zoe Dale January 15, 2018
(see obit below)
James Dyson
James
James Ernest "Jim" passed away on October 28, 2020 from ALS. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 17, 1950 . After becoming one of Abington High School's top athletes, he moved to Florida in 1968 on a track scholarship with the University of Florida. 
(see link to full obit below)
20 - Robert James Ertell
Bob Ertell
Deceased August 8, 2014
Reported by Jim Rutledge August 18, 2014
(see obit below)
21 - Thomas Frantz
(no picture available)
Deceased
(AHSAA 1973)
22 - Marc Frantz
marc frantz
Deceased
April 26, 2011 (see obit below)
23 - Kathleen Gallagher
kathleen gallagher
Deceased August 2009
Reported by daughter Patty Thurman January 2010
24 - Steve Gerding
Steve Gerding
Deceased November 23, 1997
Reported by Kevin Corcoran October 2012
Allan A. Glatthorn Deceased September 5, 2007
(see obit below)
25

- Patti Goldstein
patti goldstein

 

Deceased
June 14, 2014 (see obit below)
26 - Ellen Goodstein
ellen goodstein
Deceased
September 4, 2013 (see obit below)
Reported by Art Finnel 05/23/2015
27 - Brenda Green
brenda green
Deceased
(1995 - reported by family September 2001)
28 - Susan Green Clair
susan green
Deceased April 29, 2002. See obit below.
(reported by Cathy Zaengle O'Neill December 2009)
29 - Jamie Sue Guensch
Jamie Sue Guensch
Deceased 2011
Reported by Peg Kinnaly in 2018
30 - Helen Harrer Morris
Helen Harrer
Deceased November 17, 2014
Reported by Kevin Corcoran and Don Pearce
Obit below from the Bucks County Courier Times
31 - Ronald C. Hartranft
Ron Hartranft
Deceased 1997 from cancer
Reported by his son Scott May 2007
32 - Scott S. Hawkins
scott hawkins
Deceased
From Jeannie Macrie Galick, June 16, 2009
33 - George Holliday (no picture available) Deceased
(AHSAA 06/1973)
34

- James D. Hutchinson
James D. Hutchinson

 

Deceased 12/15/1997
(reported by Kevin Corcoran November 2012)
Joseph "Doc" Jurich

Deceased February 20, 2013
Reported by Jill Stange
(see obit below) or (download PDF)
35 - Walter Ketchum
walt ketchum
Deceased
(reported 7/2001)
36 - Howard L. Krevolin
Howard Krevolin
Deceased February 6, 2010, Baltimore, MD
Reported by Russ Kratzer, April 5, 2010
37 - Janet D. Leskawa
Janet Leskawa
Deceased June 5, 2004
Reported by Art Finnel and Kevin Corcoran October 2012
38

- Glenn W. Madison
Glenn Madison

 

Deceased January 27, 2005
reported January 29, 2005; Doug Krause and Bob Kremer. Confirmed in local papers (see below)
39 - Ellen Celia Maitin
No photo available
Deceased
June 7, 2019 (see obit here)
40 - Barbara Major
Jadczak

Barbara Major Jadczak

Deceased January 5, 2011
reported by Pat Wells Amey (see obit below)
41 - Mark Masters Deceased 2019
reported by Howard Rush
42 - Douglas Martin
doug martin
Deceased
(reported 7/2001)
43 - Wendy McClelland
Wendy McClelland
Deceased July 29, 2002 (see below)
(previously reported in Reunion Newsletter 9/02)
44 - Kenneth M. McTeigue
Kenneth M. McTeigue
Deceased 3/13/2011 (see obit below)
Reported by Kevin Corcoran November 2012
45 - Dottie Meng Gilly
dottie meng gilly
Deceased January 17, 2018
Reported by Debbie Damm on 1/20/18
(Obit See below)
46 - Richard Minehart
richard minehart
Deceased October 4, 2012
Reported by Don Pearce on 10/4/2012
(Obit See below)
47 - Stephen Morris
steve morris
Deceased
(AHSAA while in Navy)
48 - Linda Myers Gallagher
Linda Myers
Deceased August 10, 2008
(reported 8/18/08 by Jill Stange)
(see obit below)
49 - Charles Nazarene
Charles Nazarene
Deceased
(reported 3/8/02)
50 - David Oliver
David Oliver
Deceased (AHSAA, no date given, Approximate DOD 1977)
Obituary received here December 2002 from Jill Stange (see obit below).

51 - Burrell Oughton
Burrell Oughton
Deceased June 19, 2009
Obituary received here September 2012 from Stephen Tetor (see obit below).

52 - Ronald Pawell
Ron Pawell
Deceased March 31, 2006
Obituary received from Jill Stange.
Published in Philadelphia area papers (see obit below).
53

- Gail PinkertonAnderson
Gail Pinkerton

Deceased 3/15/02
(Reported 6/29/02)
54

- Kimbel J. Redmile
Kimbel Redmile

 

11/26/2008
Reported 12/1/2012 by Donald O'Boyle via Web site contact
Online citation
55 - William E. Regimbal
Bill Regimbal
Deceased 2/11/04
Reported 6/5/08 by Chris Beahm Hood
No obit available
56 - Ron Rhoads
Ron Rhoads
Deceased 01/08/09 (reportedly from lung cancer
Reported 01/21/09 by Nancy Corrigan
See obituary below
57 - Marshall S. Roberts
Marshall Roberts
Deceased 6/01/07
Reported 9/13/07 by George Williams
See below
58 - Evelyn Rufino
Evelyn Rufino
Deceased April 21, 2007
Reported by Linda Weisel Keys
Published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal (see below)
Norman Schmidt
Deceased April 8, 2018


59 - Sandra Serago
Sandra Serago

Deceased September 5, 2012
Obituary received here September 2012 from Stephen Tetor (see below)

60 - Raymond Serogo
Ray serogo
Deceased
(AHSAA 1996)
61 - Leo W. Sharkey
(no picture available)
Deceased August 14, 2006
Reported June 6, 2008 by his wife Carolyn Sharkey
Obituary published online (see obit below)
62 - Richard J. Spencer
richard spencer
Deceased March 24, 1998
Confirmed by Kevin Corcoran
No Obituary found
63 - Dennis K. Stanislaw
Dennis Stanislaw
Deceased August 29, 2005
Reported by his Daughter Julie Stanislaw
Published in The Intelligencer newspaper (see obit below)
64 - Ramona Statkevicz
Ramona Statkevicz
Deceased May 2, 2006
Reported by friends and co-workers
65 - James H. Stover
Jim Stover

Deceased August 18, 2013
Reported by Linda Weisel Spear
See obit below
66 - Walter S. Tibbs
(no picture available)
Reported by Sheila Oliver July 2016
67 - Donald G. Widdoes
Don Widdoes
Deceased December 12, 2004
Reported by Kevin Corcoran and Linda Weisel Keys
Also appeared in Philadelphia area papers (see obit below)
68 - Linda Weisel Spear
Linda Weisel Spear
Deceased January 23, 2019
Obituary link


Obituaries

obit paul abbott

From the Lebanon, PA Daily News


obit Steve Benner
obit_betz
obit Kay Blumenthal
obit Kay Brabitz

Timothy Bumgarner

Published 6/24/02 - The Montgomery County Record, Montgomery County, PA

Timothy Bumgarner of Horsham died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at his home. He was 52.

Born Oct. 8, 1949 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Richard L. and Josephine (Young) Bumgarner.

Mr. Bumgarner was a graduate of Abington High School, Class of 1968. He was an automobile painter. He loved classic cars and music.

Survivors include his sister, Vicki L. (Richard) Greim of Chalfont; his nephew, Richard Greim III; his niece, Pamela Greim; his uncle, Harold Young of Howard, Pa.; and his aunt, Betty Waite of Beech Creek, Pa.

Visitation with the family will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today at John R. Freed Funeral Home, 124 N. Easton Road, Glenside.


Harry L. "Bucky" Clark, Jr.

This is a link to the original obituary in The Intelligencer.

obit Bucky Clark

obit Bucky Clark



obit Bucky Clark

I will add, as a personal note, Bucky was a saving grace in my life. He inspired me to be more, to strive for more, to use music as a force in my life. Everytime I played in a bar or club, everytime I picked up a guitar and sang, Bucky Clark was my mentor, in my life, in my music, in my head. That smile, that energy, it enabled me. It said: "Yes, you can!"

Bucky, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You really did give me "me."

As I write this, in October 2015, much is going on, some hard times.But, still, his wisdom, his lead, his smile, carries me onward.

What a truly great man.

In my life I had two awesome men. My father and Bucky. And my father greatly admired Bucky and Bucky admired my father. After 40+ years Bucky rememberd the letter my father wrote him when I was in 9th or 10th grade, praising Bucky for the work he did with his kids. Bucky remarked on it when I last saw him in 2013 at my 45th class reuinion.

I will miss this man forever, just like I miss my father.

They really don't make them like that any more.

One for the ages. Well, or in my case, two for the ages.


obit Tom Coley

Patricia Dilworth Ennis

Deceased June 24, 2013

pat dilworth ennis

Online obituary


Terry M. Duncan

Obituary Link

Susan Eberhardt O'Brien

Obituary link
obit Greg Doyle

Robert James Ertell Jr.

Obituary

Robert James Ertell, Jr., 64, of West Chester, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home. He was the husband of Susan Cosgrove Ertell. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Robert J. Ertell, Sr. and the late Margaret Maier Ertell.

Bob was a graduate of Abington High School and attended Penn State University. He worked as a Production Manager for the Hartford. Bob enjoyed sailing, coaching soccer and keeping up with the Philadelphia sports teams.

He was involved in his neighborhood community and was known to do some carpentry and woodworking. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Zachary R. Ertell of West Chester, and daughter, Elizabeth M. Ertell of State College, and six nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Ann Crimmins.

Relatives and Friends are invited to his Funeral Service, 12 Noon, Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 410 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380 where visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Abramson Cancer Center c/o Penn Medicine Attn. Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Published in The West Chester Daily Local on Aug. 12, 2014


Published in the South Jersey Courier-Post

obit marc frantz
obit Allan Glatthorn
obit patti goldstein

Ellen Goodstein Koplow

obit ellen goodstein
obit Helen Harrer Morris

Scott S. Hawkins

Scott S. Hawkins, 59, of Palmer Township, formerly of Glenside, Pa. died Tuesday in VNA Hospice of St. Lukes. He was a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Stagg) Hawkins. Scott was a construction inspector for Arora and Associates, Lawrenceville, N.J. Prior to that he was an engineer for Verizon in Philadelphia for 36 years retiring in 2006. Survivors: Wife, Carrie A. (Lincoln) Hawkins; sons, Glenn, Michael and Jonathan Hawkins and Jonathan Edly; daughters, Lindsay Dawson and Jessica Borrelli; sisters, Wendy Hawkins, Susan Fink and Holly Hawkins; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Bill Hawkins died earlier. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday in the Ashton Funeral Home, Easton. Call from 3 p.m. until service time. Contributions: Hospice of the VNA of St. Lukes, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Published in the Morning Call on 6/18/2009


obit Glenn Madison

Barbara Major Jadczak

The Intelligencer

Posted: Sunday, January 9, 2011 4:00 am | Updated: 9:42 am, Sun Jan 9, 2011.

Barbara Lynne (Major) Jadczak of Horsham passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. She was 60.

She is survived by her husband of more than 40 years, Raymond Jadczak; her children, Jeremy Jadczak (Michelle), Allison O'Brien (Dennis), Samuel Jadczak (Melissa Rudnecki), and Rebecca Jadczak; her brother, Scott Major; her sister, Janet Mundell; her granddaughters, Kylie and Oliva O'Brien; and her grandson, Julian Jadczak.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Claudette Johnson; and a daughter, Jessica Jadczak.

She was a longtime employee of PJ Auto Repair of Horsham.

Barbara was active in Women Aglow, Red Hatters, and North Penn Clown Alley.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 8, at the John J. Bryers Funeral Home, 406 N Easton Road, Willow Grove, where the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to River of Life Church, 3434 Durham Road, Doylestown, PA 18902. John J. Bryers Funeral Home.


Joseph "Doc" Jurich

obit Doc Jurich
obit Wendy McClelland

KENNETH M. McTEIGUE

Kenneth Michael McTeigue, Kenny, to his friends of Hatfield, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011.

Kenny graduated from Abington Senior High in 1968. He grew up in Roslyn. He is survived by his mother, Helen and by his siblings, Patrick, Kathleen, Martin and Daniel.

Burial services will be held Tuesday March 22 at 2PM at Washington's Crossing Military Cemetery in Washington's Crossing. Friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the American Tinnitus Association.


Dottie Meng Gilly

Obit Link Dottie Meng Gilly


richard minehart obit part 1 richard minehart obit part 2

Linda Myers Gallagher

obit Linda Myers
obit David Oliver
obit Burrell Oughton
obit Ronald Pawell
obit Ron Rhoads
obit Marshall Roberts

Evelyn Rufino


obit Evelyn Rufino
Published in the Daytona Beach, FL Journal-News

Sandra Serago

obit Sandra Serago
obit Leo Sharkey
obit Dennis Stanislaw

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press

obit Jim Stover
obit Don Widdoes

 

Click below for link to:

OBITUARY FOR MARTY BERNHEIM
FUNERAL HOME PAGE


Obituary for Martin Ronald Bernheim

Martin Ronald Bernheim (Marty), 70, passed away on June 22, 2020. He was the beloved father of Melissa Bernheim Fuller and Kimberly Mish; brother of Bobby Bernheim; grandfather of Alexis Mish, Jacob Mish, Stella Fuller, Maxwell Fuller and Emmaline Fuller; partner of Susan Carey.

Marty was born in Philadephia in 1950. He spent his life working in the Store Fixture industry, ultimately owning his own manufacturing company in Pompano Beach, Florida. Later in life he moved to Louisiana and became an avid Saints fan. He returned to Florida in the last 10 years where he lived his life to the fullest in the sunshine surrounded by his partner Susan and his loving daughters and grandchildren.

A graveside funeral will be held at Eternal Light Cemetery in Boynton Beach, Florida on June 25, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association or The Jewish National Fund.



Click here for Obituary for James Dyson


A Celebration of Life will be held at the Ridgecrest YMCA Football Field (weather permitting) Saturday November 14 at 11 am. Masks and social distancing will be required. Livestream will be available online, visit www.anona.com/dyson for details and service updates. In leiu of flowers, please send donations to Multiethnic Young Life of Pinellas County.

 


For all of our classmates who have left us too soon ...

Irish blessing

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