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06/06/19 12:42 PM #626    

 

James Novotny

Joe,

    I remember "Father" Schubert very well.  He was an outstanding priest and mentor.  He was also the nudge I needed to leave the church.  During our years at Oxon Hill there would be retreats at St. Columba.  I remember Bobby Cox and Linda Peterson also attending.  Joe was a great leader that would make the retreat less solemn and more uplifting.  Then he began to activate for allowing women of the church to use birth control.  Church leadership frowned on that and eventually he ended up in a sort of halfway house for priests who strayed from doctrine.  Gave them a chance to contemplate their failings.  I saw him a couple of times during that period and he was not happy.  I lost track of him after he left the priesthood until one day during regestration at University of Maryland.  In the bookstore I heard someone call my name and it was him.   He was his old bubbly self and we questioned each other about what we would be studying.  As he left he turned and came back with a big grin on his face he said "I want to tell you something, I'm gay".  I asked "Are you happy?".  He gave me a big hug and said yes. 

    After letting such a good and devoted man go I could no longer stay with a church that I already questioned.  Ihonestly have thought of him frequently wondering if he was still as happy as he was in the book store.  Judging from the obit, I didn't have to worry.  

    Thanks for posting this. 


06/06/19 12:43 PM #627    

 

Margaret Todd (Farney)

Thanks for posting this Joe.  Father Shubert was a wonderful priest, and a wonderful man.  I still have very fond memories of the years he spent with us, first at St. Barnabas, then at St. Columba.  The religion class he taught us at St. Columba when we were either Juniors or Seniors in HS was the best I ever had.  It really broadened my perspective on my religious experience.  I always wondered what happened to him after he left the priesthood; now I know.  He went on to become an accomplished artist, educator and activist.  I am truly proud to have known him.


06/06/19 07:03 PM #628    

 

Dale Johnson

You folks all talk about those places that Shirley mentioned numerous times ago.  Indian Head highway, St.. Barnabas (sorry if I spelled it incorrectly), they all seem so familar to me and brings back memories of our  visits back to Shirleys home on Livingston Rd n Oxon Hill Md.    I am also a Marylander, born in Baltimore back in the war years when my dad worked in the open hearth furnaces at  the steel mills at Bethleham steel in Baltimore.  Shirleys brother Gordon  still lives in Maryland and is a first class oil painting artist.  I have a couple of his originals.  

 I'm sorry to rattle on and didn't mean to change the subject but I had to say something about those names you all mentioned, they mean very much to me now years later.  I feel like one of you, though I am not.  

All the best

Dale Johnson for Shirley Ann Johnson (Best) 


06/07/19 11:53 AM #629    

 

Joseph Mazza

Fort Washington picnic summer of '62 right before I left for New Orleans. On the left Chris Thompson (headband), me, and Joe Mattingly; on the right Father Schubert and I'm guessing maybe Dale Bown or Cathy Richardson.

 

 


06/07/19 02:06 PM #630    

Susan Russ (Bauman)

Father Schubert was so inspirational that a group of us from River Ridge used to go to daily mass during lent.  As I remember, he wasn't that much older than we were.  I can still picture him driving his little green VW Beetle.

Looking forward to seeing you all in October.


08/17/19 05:34 PM #631    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Has anyone talked with  or have info re:  Cy C ?  It's like he's off the radar.  Thanks, Jane Y


08/19/19 09:19 PM #632    

Cecil Trollinger

are you  in position to field Jane's question? Cy and I had  lunch last  month . He  is the picture of health and bonhomie(he is taking drugs  for the latter)


09/24/19 01:53 PM #633    

 

Donna Osborn (Fife)

Hello Class of '64 - Great to always see so many familiar names from my days at OHHS '65.
Tom Gebicke from OHHS 65 shared a visit with Coach West with some other OHHS guys.  Here is his post.  Hope you all are doing well and wishing you a great celebration in OC.  If you want Tom''s contact info let me know.  Donna Fife dfifeaz@cox.net
 

Thomas L Gebicke

Today I had the pleasure along with, Archie Wetherill, Tony Magnato and Pete Franks to attend Coach West’s 90th Birthday Party. The coach now resides at “The Charleston” an assisted living facility in Waldorf, Maryland. The coach is wheelchair bound for injuries he sustained  from an in office medical procedure. The party was well attended by many of the coaches friends and fellow church members. I can’t help but comment on the coach’s mental acuity. He’s as sharp as a tack. Not the type of sharp one would subscribe to a 90 year old but one of a young man. He immediately knew our names and the years that he coached us. Maybe my amazement comes from jealousy, because I...CRS. Coach asked, by name, about many team members and what they were up to these days. With only a few exceptions, I really didn’t know. So, if anyone out there would like to visit or write to Coach West just let me know and I’ll forward his horsepower to you. Archie and I are going to attend Charlie Bolton’s Funeral tomorrow 9/24/19 hopefully I’ll see some of you there.

God Bless

Tom


10/07/19 09:43 AM #634    

 

Joseph Mazza

My wife Danielle’s mother fell and broke her hip last week and after an operation is now in rehab. She’s progressing nicely, but at 95 her recovery will be slow. She’ll be returning home next week and, since she lives alone, Danielle and I will have our hands full helping her become independent again. 

So, regretfully, we’ll have to cancel our attendance at the 55th reunion. 
 
I’m really sad that we can’t make it, especially after all the work that's been put into it. 
 
Joe

10/13/19 01:06 PM #635    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Unfortunately, I, too, have had to cancel my reservation to our 55th Reunion.  With all of the work which has gone into making this reunion fabulous, I am exceedingly sad to miss seeing everyone and being there to enjoying such a delightful weekend.  However, due to medical procedures, a new rescue dog, and other issues, I am unable to join in this celebration of the best class OHHS EVER HAD

Y'all have a fantastic reunion, sing alongs, and (I hope) wonderful weather!  I'll be praying for you to have the best time ever!

Regarding future reunions, I think that 5 years is to long of a time span and, maybe, we could have 2.5 years between reunions, with not much "fanfare".  Just seeing and being with those who come is enough of a joy!  

(P.S. Please have someone eat my meals in my place (!!!) and please give Susan Russ Bauman any souvenirs, etc., for me.) 


10/14/19 11:56 AM #636    

 

Donald Moore, Jr.

Hello classmates! I am afraid that I will be adding my name to the growing list of folks not attending this years reunion. There is a conflict in dates as I have a book signing down here in Clearwater Fl. I wrote a book about an antique bus. The title is “The Flxible Flyer” and it is available on Amazon and on Kindle. There is a real bus and it is kept in Ocean City. I spent most of the summer up there working on it with a friend. I will ask him if he can drive it to the reunion, he will have copies of the book for those interested. Please check my Facebook page “The Flxible Flyer” for photos and videos. And read the reviews.
I hope everyone who attends the reunion has a wonderful time, I’ll be thinking of you all.

10/14/19 12:13 PM #637    

 

Steve Pasquini

 Hello dear friends.  Peggy and I are heartbroken that we will not be  able to attend the reunion.  We Look forward to seeing the pictures  hopefully attending the next reunion.    Will surely miss talking with dear friends about great memories. Had a wonderful visit with Pete Franks about two years ago while he was in Dallas;  cool as ever.   Had a great visit with CY while in DC mid last year; laughed our butts off.   Relished talking with  Ken Young a while back who lives outside of Dallas: now a wonderful artist.  The best to all and prayers for your well-being.


10/15/19 11:38 AM #638    

 

Jo Ann Ellison (Sykes)

I, too, will not be attending. I have never had the opportunity to attend for various reasons, but was able to attend a mini-reunion in Orlando, FL in January 2018. It was great seeing those there, and I would love to see others. My schedule is more busy now since I am not teaching full time and being widowed, than it was when I had children at home. I do pray that all will have a great time and be safe. - Love to all - JoAnn Ellison Sykes


10/17/19 11:03 AM #639    

 

Donald Richardson

Is anyone interested in playing golf on Saturday morning?


10/17/19 02:34 PM #640    

 

Mary Corrieri (Holmberg)

Our classmate,  Sandra Mohler Miller, passed away on Sept. 26, 2019 in Alabama. She suffered a heart attack after a fall in her home. Rest in peace my high school friend.


10/18/19 01:23 PM #641    

David Carnahan

Sure.....sign me up.  Do you have a tee time?

-dc


10/20/19 02:37 PM #642    

 

Ronald Wolf

Bob Chance good pictures! The only problem is--- who are these people? It looks like a group of old people having dinner at the Oxon Hill Retirement Home.


10/21/19 09:16 AM #643    

 

June Campbell (Sheets)

OMGosh! You made me laugh out loud! Thanks for brightening this dreary morning!

 

 


10/21/19 12:21 PM #644    

Peter Franks

Just a note to say a big THANK YOU to everyone on the reunion committee who worked so hard all year long to make our reunion in Ocean City the great event it is. Thanks also to all my classmates for making our weekend such a special time. Looking forward to our next get together and we hope to see you "Somewhere In Time"

Pete & Paula Franks

 

 


10/22/19 07:53 AM #645    

 

Larry Tomko

Shiley and I had a great time at our "55th Class Reunion".  Just want to thank all of those who worked so hard in preparing for this special event.  It certainly a great time fellowshiping with the classmates.     Since October 20th was my birthday, it was a great way to spend the weekend.  We are looking forward to the next class event "75th age, class get togather".

 

 

 

 

 


10/22/19 07:54 AM #646    

Ronald "Mac" Walter


 

Ronnie’s comments about the old folk’s home were funny. I was not able to make it to the reunion but did look at all the pictures and I think you all look great. And remember the alternative is the "In Memory" page on our web site. So, let’s all continue to age well, as well as we can.


10/22/19 03:55 PM #647    

 

June Campbell (Sheets)

So sorry if my earlier response was inappropriate!  It did make me laugh on an otherwise very dreary day.  I was not able to attend the reunion but I loved viewing all the photos!  Everyone was having fun and honestly, you all looked fantastic! It was wonderful seeing so many happy faces.  I wish all of us good health, love and happiness!   


10/23/19 07:47 PM #648    

 

Donald Richardson

Don Richardson with Mary Ellen Kendall and Linda Grayson


10/23/19 10:40 PM #649    

 

Ronald Wolf

wow! A picture with names, that’s great! I really appreciate that.

 


10/24/19 07:44 AM #650    

 

Linda Grayson (Latona)

It was my first time attending one of the Ocean City class reunions and it was so much fun! Thank you to all who worked to make the 55th such a success! 


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