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Let's Celebrate OUR 50th Reunion with pizzazz and pizza and dancing!
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Random Classmates' Pictures

Recent pictures of classmates.   Found on various sites while searching for LOST, AND/OR while trying to catch up with those that forgot to update email addresses.  YOU can post your picture in here at any time.
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Happy Birthday Class of 1967. Baked today and gone tomorrow!
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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (August 8-9, 2014) part 1

Happy Birthday Classmates!!  We had two full days of fun!  Perfect weather, perfect food, perfect drinks, perfect music, laughter, just a wonderful weekend.

Friday evening 'Meet You There', was hosted by Committee members, Roger Hoover, and Shari Mosier-Alexander.  Classmates met at Rockne's.  LeBron James  had his 'Welcome Back to Akron' festival, and as a member of his Grandmothers' Fan Club, that's where I was most of the evening.  I stopped by for a quick shout out and 'hey' (FYI).  

Saturday afternoon was held at the Ohio Sportsmens and Farmers Park in Copley, Ohio on Jacoby Road.  Our meal was catered by Charlie's Restaurant, formerly known and remembered on Copley Road as 'The Bunny'.  It was nice to see old friends again.  Some of us meet in smaller groupings throughout the years, but it's always nice to get together as part of our great Class of 1967.

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Our Birthday Cake
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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (August 8-9, 2014) part 2

Happy Birthday Classmates!  LeBron came home, but so did our Rons (both Rose and Farrar)!  Classmates from all over the world called, or sent emails sending out wishes for a prosperous year.  
The class had a great time(I did)!

We had a class meeting to get ideas, suggestions, and tentative plans for our 50th Reunion. (Can you believe - 3 years!!!) YEAH!!!

First of all, we actually planned the month, type of venue, and incorporated our version of  'K.I.S.S.' (Keep it Simple Sweetie!). We will be at a local hotel on a Saturday evening, and that Sunday for brunch in September,2017 with Friday evening optional.  Sounds good so far!!   We will begin meeting early in 2015.    


Optional ideas included a cruise, a picnic, and some just for fun things to do.  If a cruise is of interest to you, make sure your passport is up-to-date.  We will begin looking into all suggestions (send them in now to YJB!) after January, 2015 so that we ALL will be able to save and look foward to our Reunion.

Thanks to all that came.  Your time and efforts were greatly appreciated. Thanks also for pix on Face Book, well wishes, hugs, etc..
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Memories of "Our Buchtel"

We each have fond memories of walking down the halls.  Remembering study halls in the Cafeteria.  Going to the Auditorium for assemblies.  Being 'shushed' in the Library.  Watching those fantastic basketball games in the Gymnasium.  Running into a locker room.  Dissecting a frog in Biology.  Combining and combusting in Chemistry.  Singing or acting in a play.  Typing, and learning shorthand.  Remembering Beowulf, and Shakespeare in English.  Theory, and planes, and algorithims in Mathematics.  Cheering, strutting, and running across the football field.  All of these and more are memories of our 'Fantastic Voyage' through John R Buchtel High School.
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Work in progress 2014 check back later!

trying something new, please be patient. thanx
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Bruce Vaughn and wife
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45th REUNION July, 2012

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60th Birthday Festivities July 2009

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40th Reunion Part I, July 2007


Read the poem in the 'Cat In The Hat'.   

Deductive Reasoning 101:
a) no names on the captions -  we can't remember everyone's name
b) can't read the small print on the name tags either,ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM!
c) upload, reload, download, take or make a load, drop a load - wash a load,  the  21st  century takes 'LOAD' to a different level.
d) great pictures
e) do you remember the reunion at all?
f)  now, now, now, that's all, enjoy!!!!
g) Remember This: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing!!


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40th Reunion Part II, July 2007

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Memorial Album Part III, July 2007*to be updtd after each Reunion

If You Could See Me Now



Our prayers have all been answered
I've finally arrived.
The healing that had been delayed
Has now been realized.
No one's in a hurry,
There's no schedule to keep
We're all enjoying Jesus,
Just sitting at His feet.

If you could see me now
I'm walking streets of gold.
If you could see me now
I'm standing tall and whole.
If you could see me now
You'd know I'd seen His face.
If you could see me now
You'd know the pain's erased.

You wouldn't want me to ever leave this place.
If you could only see me now.

My light and temporary trials
Have worked out for my good.
To know it brought Him glory
When I misunderstood.
Though we've had our sorrows
They can never compare 
What Jesus has in store for us,
No language can share.

If you could see me now
I'm walking streets of gold.
If you could see me now
I'm standing tall and whole.
If you could see me now
You'd know I'd seen His face.
If you could see me now
You'd know the pain's erased.

You wouldn't want me to ever leave this perfect place.
If you could only see me now.

If you could see me now.
If you could only see me now.

Written by Kim Noblitt


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40th Reunion Part IV, July 2007 (end)

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30th Class Reunion

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35TH Class Reunion, July 2002

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The Cat In The Hat

No nursing home for us.

We'll be checking into a
Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.
I've already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn.

For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount,

it's $59.23 per night.

Breakfast is included,

and some have happy hours

in the afternoon.

That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities

and special TV movies.

Plus, they provide a spa,

swimming pool, a workout room,

a lounge and washer-dryer, etc.

Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.

$5 worth of tips a day

you'll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.

They treat you like a customer,

not a patient.

There's a city bus stop out front,

and seniors ride free.

A handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).


To meet other nice people,

call a church bus on Sundays.


For a change of scenery,

take the airport shuttle bus
and eat at one of the nice restaurants there.

While you're at the airport,

fly somewhere.
Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.

It takes months to get into decent nursing homes.
Holiday Inn will take your reservation today.

And you're not stuck in one place forever --

you can move from Inn to Inn,

or even from city to city.

Want to see Hawaii ?

They have Holiday Inn there too.

TV broken? Light bulbs need changing?
Need a mattress replaced?

No problem..
They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Inn has a night security person and daily room service.
The maid checks to see if you are ok.

If not, they'll call an ambulance . . . or the undertaker.

If you fall and break a hip,

Medicare will pay for the hip,
and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

And no worries about visits from family.

They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days mini-vacation.

The grandkids can use the pool.
What more could I ask for?
So, when I reach that golden age, I'll face it with a grin!



To all of you approaching 65 or have REACHED 65 or 66

and past, this  is especially for you...





Not forgetting HIV 
(Hair is Vanishing)


To my 'old' classmates - I love to see you smile.



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Memorial Tribute to Reunion Committee Members Lou Farris Jr and Dan McClish our friends

In Memory of

Louis George 
Farris jr


Obituary for Louis Farris

Louis G. Farris Jr.
1949 - 2015

"Lou Farris, little guy from Akron, Ohio trying to make his way through life, too bad it has to end" a legend, died May 15, 2015. Born and raised in Akron, he attended Erie Island Elementary, Simon Perkins Junior High, and Buchtel High (Class of 1967). At Buchtel he was King B and an All City Lineman on the football team. After high school he went to The University of Akron (not Polytechnic yet) and earned a bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in School Administration. A teacher at Norton High School, he was loved by his students and peers. He left teaching to be a realtor and real estate developer. Buildings and houses stand today, a testament to his entrepreneurship. 

Louie could be found in the Chuckery, the Ledge, the Wildwood, the YMCA, Dodie’s (solving world problems), St. George and many establishments throughout the Akron area travelling in his 1967 Corvette. He danced like nobody was watching and was the life of the party. He served on many boards, including YMCA, Weathervane, International Institute, St. George and boards associated with his leadership role in area real estate. He always had time to meet and help people throughout this community. He was a founder of Charity Fundraisers which threw a big party every year to benefit kids with wishes. Who hadn’t gone to an Aladdin function?

Louie enlisted in the Ohio National Guard and was activated April – May 1970 to guard overpasses during the Teamster strike.

Never married and without children he was like a father to his nieces and nephew as well as the children of friends. He was always a teacher.

Louie ran, swam, biked, competed in road races, triathlons, and played handball at a high level. He was always the most popular person in aerobics classes and never seemed to tire. Exercise was an important daily activity.

There will be no calling hours and a private interment will be held at Mt. Peace Cemetery. Your prayers are always appreciated.

He is predeceased by his parents (Louis and Julia Farris) and niece Darah Farris. He is survived by his sister Louise Farris and her children, Michael and Julie, brother George, “the wife” Debbie and niece D. Maureen Farris (Jeremiah Currier). 

Tributes in Louie's name may be made to:
The University of Akron
Darah Farris Scholarship
c/o Christine Curry

Infocision Stadium
Akron, Ohio 44325-2603




Daniel E. McClish

Born on Dec. 21, 1948, Daniel E. McClish lost his valiant fight against cancer on March 9, 2012.

Dan was born in Akron to Robert and Helen (Dull) McClish. He was a graduate of Buchtel High School and the University of Akron. Dan worked for Milo Corp., Stambaugh's, AnaComp and most recently taught at Brown Mackie College in the Business Department.

Dan was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church where he was involved in many activities through the years including member of the church council and Sunday School teacher for 22 years. He was also a member of Kiwanis.

Dan married the love of his life, Zoe (Bartz), on June 25, 1972 and together they had two sons, Robert and Jonathan with whom he created many wonderful memories.

Preceeded in death by his father, Robert; mother, Helen; father-in-law, Rev. Fr. George Bartz; and granddaughter, Danielle McClish; Dan leaves behind his wife, Zoe; sons, Robert (Tammy) and Jonathan; grandson, Daniel; step grandsons, Stephen and Michael Gaglione; sisters, Barbara (Bill) Capron, Karen (Britt) Bare; brothers Dick (Debbie) and David (Jana); mother-in-law, Zafera Bartz; brother-in-law, Rev. Bill (Emily) Bartz; sisters-in-law, Pam (Paul) Plumis and Nicole (Rev. Costas) Keares; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom loved spending time with him.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. Jerry Hall officiating. Interment Mt. Peace Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 4 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St. and at the church on Tuesday, prior to services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fr. George and Presvytera Zafera Bartz Camp
Scholarship Fund, c/o Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,129 South Union Street, Akron, OH 44304.

(Anthony, 330.724.1281, 


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