NNHS Class of 1965



Dave Arnold 12 Aug 1947
Newport News, VA
21 July 2012
Richmond, VA
Varsity Football: Letter
J.V. Football
Junior Dance Committee
Senior Band: Letters
Junior Band: Letters
District 8 Regional Band
Chesapeake Hi-Y

Old Dominion College

U. S. Air Force: Vietnam: Pararescue Jumper







Fall of 1964

Lonnie Berry 07 Dec 1946
Newport News, VA
 13 Dec 1996
Newport News, VA
Heart Attack
Senior Assembly Committee
Shop Officer

U. S. Navy: 1966-1970:
USS Intrepid


NEWPORT NEWS - Alonza "Lonnie" Franklin Berry, 50, died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, in his home.

A native and lifelong Peninsula resident, he was employed as an electrician with Manley's Service for 19 years.

He was a Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War on the USS Intrepid, and was a member of Parkview Baptist Church.

Mr. Berry is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Susanne "Sue" F. Berry; his parents, Edessa and Luther Berry of Seaford; a sister and her husband, Eva Mae and Walter Saunders Sr. of Newport News; mother and father-in-law, Charlotte and George Friberg of Holden, Mass.; a sister-in-law and her husband, Carron C. and Stephen Mentzer of Holden, Mass.; nieces, Monica Sue Collins of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Michelle C. Forsman of Holden, Mass.; nephews, Scott S. Mentzer of Holden, Mass., and Walter Ray Saunders Jr. of Newport News; four great-nieces and nephews; two godchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was liked, loved, respected and admired by all who knew him.

A funeral service will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. in Amory Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. R. Furman Kenney and the Rev. Lawrence J. Biermann. The family will receive friends following the service. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at noon in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.

Flowers or contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/15/1996.

Fall of 1964

 Annette Blanchard Freed   20 Oct 1997
Hampton, VA
Drama: Assistant Directors' Staff
Junior Dance Committee


Annette Blanchard Freed, 52, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997. A native of Newport News, she moved to Richmond in 1964, living there until returning to Hampton in 1980.

Freed is survived by her husband, James H. Freed
Jr.; a son, Edwin Phillip Harper III of Hampton; two daughters, Kathleen Harper McNelly of Hampton and Shannon Harper Lovell of Newport News; father and stepmother, Winborne B. and Ruby Blanchard Sr.; three sisters, Barbara Pitchford, Betty B. Burton and Jeannine B. Blackburn; three brothers, Winborne B. Blanchard Jr., Earnest Blanchard and Timothy H. Lamb; numerous grandchildren; and two special sisters, Shirley H. Childress and Nancy B. Williams.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the March of Dimes, 3090 Brickhouse Court, Virginia Beach 23462.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/22/1997.

Fall of 1964

Ernie Blanchard 03 Aug 1947 11 Jan 2004
Mathews, VA
Senior Assembly Committee
House Committee
School Spirit Committee
Latin Club

College of William and Mary
Virginia Commonwealth University

U. S. Army: Lieutenant, Ninth Infantry Division, Vietnam: 
Bronze Star
Purple Heart



Fall of 1964 1969 at W & M

David Blayton 27 Nov 1946
Newport News, VA
 23 Dec 1992
Atlanta, GA
Cast of Major Plays
Senior Assembly Committee

Christopher Newport College

U. S. Army


David Alan Blayton, 46, a native of Newport News, died Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Blayton had been employed for 10 years with American Express in Atlanta. He was a member of the Peninsula Community Theatre and the Williamsburg Players. A graduate of Newport News High School, he attended Christopher Newport College. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survived by his mother, Ida Coleman
Blayton of Peachtree City, Ga.; two sisters, Alice B. Amory of Grafton and Carolee B. Woolard of Las Vegas, Nev.; and four brothers, William E. Blayton of Baltimore, Newell H. Blayton of Canton, Ga., Maurice G. Blayton of Peachtree City, Ga., and Richard Wayne Blayton
of Newport News.

Funeral 7 tonight in Atlanta. Burial will be private. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/28/1992.


Fall of 1964

Jimmy Brandon 01 Feb 1946 17 Mar 1967
Binh Duong, South Vietnam
Killed in Action in Vietnam

Varsity Baseball
Varsity Basketball
J. V. Basketball
8th and 9th Grade Basketball
J. V. Football


U. S. Army: PFC: Vietnam

JAMES MILES BRANDON JR was born on February 1, 1946 and joined the Armed Forces while in NEWPORT NEWS, VA.

He served as a 11H10 in the Army. 
In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of PFC/E3.

On March 17, 1967, at the age of 21, JAMES MILES BRANDON JR perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Binh Duong.

It has been 37 years since I last saw Jimmy, but his memory still lingers on and probably always will, until we meet again. Jimmy and his family were always good friends during our years of growing up in Newport News. From Pee Wee football to high school sports, Jimmy was an outstanding athlete and always had a great attitude and outlook.

Here on this Memorial Day of 2002, I post my gratitude for having known Jimmy and want to express my appreciation for having him as a friend.

Rip Collins
Monday, May 27, 2002

There are many people that give up everything for what they believe in and he made the ultimate sacrifice. He gave up everything that he ever had and I am very grateful for it. So I would just like to say thank you for all you did and there are many good lasting results because of it. God Bless You. Thank you, Brooke Porzelius

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

This is a tribute to my friend, classmate, and Typhoon Baseball teammate, Jimmy Brandon (James M. Brandon, Jr.).

Jimmy paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country 50 years ago this month. On 2/26/1967, Jimmy was wounded by small arms fire, in attack on his night defensive position in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam. Jimmy died of his wounds on 3/17/1967. Jimmy served in the U.S. Army, A Co., 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Jimmy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, and his name is on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Panel 16E Line 099.

- Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY - 02/28/17

is honored on Panel 16E, Row 99 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


1964 Anchor

 Charles Braslow 05 Feb 1948
Newport News, VA
 28 Aug 2015
Newport News, VA
Valedictorian of the Senior Class
Senior Class Treasurer
National Honor Society
Cast of Major Plays
Latin Club
Christopher Newport Society
Senior Motto Committee: Chairman
Nelms Honor Scroll
National Merit Scholarship: Semi-Finalist

The Johns Hopkins University: B.S.
The Johns Hopkins University Medical School: M.D.



Fall of 1964

 Kay Burks McCormick 1947
Newport News, VA
 27 Apr 2005
Yorktown, VA
Homeroom President
G.A.A. Executive Board: Letter
Basketball Team
Volleyball Team
Hockey Team
Junior Dance Committee
Senior Invitations Committee
Secretary of Government Class
Fall of 1964

 Barbara Burns Reeves 09 Aug 1947
Dallas , TX
 29 Apr 2005
Bowie, TX
Heart Attack Following Automobile Accident
Transferred from Wilmer-Hutchins High School, Texas
Future Homemakers of America
Library Assistant
School Spirit Committee



Fall of 1964

Chip Clark 20 Aug 1947
Newport News, VA
12 June 2010
Alexandria, VA
Died in Sleep of Heart Disease
Junior Science Club
Senior Science Club
 French Club
 Chess Club  Senior
 Behavior Code Committee
Junior Band
Senior Assembly Committee

V.P.I.: B.S. Biology,
1965 — 1970

Activities and Societies:
Virginia Tech Scuba Club
Virginia Tech Cave Club: #97
National Speleological Society: 9037

Menchville High School: Science teacher,
1971 - 1972

 Senior Staff Photographer
Smithsonian Institution: Museum of Natural History







Fall of 1964

Richard Connor 1947
Newport News, VA
11 June 2013
Carrolton, VA
Drama: Stage Crew: Letter   http://www.nnhs65.com/06-14-13-
Fall of 1964

Melba Deas Wood Graveley


13 Jan 2008
Newport News, VA


Girls Basketball
Girls Volleyball
Girls Track
Girls Hockey
12th Grade All State Hockey Team
School Spirit Committee
Senior Chorus


Fall of 1964

 Shirley Elder Tierney 1947
Newport News, VA
 04 Oct 2015
Burke, VA
Beacon Staff: News Editor, Circulation Manager;  Letter
 Junior Ring Committee
 Senior Ring Committee
Senior Dance Committee
Homeroom Secretary
D.E. Club: Editor, Promotion Manager
S.C.A. Dance Committee
Office Assistant
Junior Band: Letter
Fall of 1964

 Charles Embler 03 Feb 1947
Newport News, VA
 04 Jan 2018
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Probably Pancreatic Cancer
Key Club
National Honor Society 
Honor Council Representative
Senior Ring Committee
Latin Club
Christopher Newport Society
Varsity Football
Junior Varsity Football
Nelms Honor Scroll
Homeroom Officer

Virginia Tech College of Engineering; 1969

Fall of 1964

Harvey Estes 19 Apr 1947
Newport News, VA
26 Sept 2007
Mount Airy, MD







Maxine Ezzell Sutton 1946 09 Nov 2003
Heart Attack

HAYES - Maxine Ezzell Sutton, age 57, died at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Nov. 9, 2003.

Maxine was preceded in death by a grandson, Macually Sutton, and she is survived by husband, Robert R. Sutton; one daughter, Kimberly Sutton and fiancé, Russell Hill; one son, Robert A. Sutton; one brother, William Ezzell; two sisters, Marcie Spruill and Carol Norris; two grandsons, Kody Sutton and Joshua Sutton.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.

Interment will follow in Windsor Garden Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/12/03.

Fall of 1963

Joe Floyd   21 Dec 1995 Heart Attack Which Resulted
in an Automobile Accident
D. E. Club
Senior Dance Committee
S. C. A. Service Committee
Student Faculty Basketball Game
Fall of 1964

Ryan Gary 1947
Newport News, VA
21 May 2017
Hampton, VA



Image Not Available

Dickie Godwin 06 Sept 1946
Newport News, VA
11 June 2007
Ft. Lauderdale, FL



The Apprentice School of the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Company



Fall of 1964

Joe Guthrie 1947
Danville, VA
02 May 2017
Newport News, VA




NNHS-Laurie Guthrie Montijo.html

Fall of 1963

Bill Hallett 31 May 1947
Newport News, VA
26 July 1992
Richmond, VA

Key Club
 Varsity Football Manager: Letter
J. V. Football Manager: Letter
Senior Bulletin Board Committee: Co-Chairman
Service Committee
Safety Committee Spanish Committee
H. R. President

U.S. Army: 1969-1972: Accounting Sector: Asmara, Ethiopia

Old Dominion College: 1969


William Charles Hallett, 45, a Newport News native, died Sunday, July 26.

He was employed at Virginia Power and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survived by his wife, Patsy Blackard
Hallett; a daughter, Sarah J. Hallett of Richmond; a son, Matthew T. Hallett of Richmond; and a brother, Stuart E. Hallett Jr. of Newport News.

Memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church by Dr. Eugene Woolridge. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations to Leukemia Society of America Inc., 2101 Executive Drive, Hampton 23666.

Arrangements by Woody Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/28/1992.


Fall of 1964

Larry Harding   06 June 1965
Newport News, VA
J. V. Football
Varsity Football: Letter Track
Senior Dance Committee
H. R. President
Jr. Usher Staff
S. C. A. Dance Committee
Metal Shop Foreman


Fall of 1964

 Tom Hargadon    17 Jan 2004
 New Kent, VA

Thomas C. Hargadon

Thomas Conway Hargadon, 56, of New Kent, Va., passed away January 17, 2004.

He is survived by his children, Heather Byington, Kristopher and Scott Hargadon; sister, Sue Ellen Hargadon and her husband, Randall Chalkley of Williamsburg, Va.; and six grandchildren.

His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Homes' Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Ct., P.O. Box 6359, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 1/20/2004.

Fall of 1964

 Nelson Harris 1947
Newport News, VA
 17 July 2011
 Newport News, VA
Kidney Disease
Homeroom President
Varsity Football
Chesapeake Hi-Y
Senior Dance Committee

Christopher Newport College

U.S. Army: Vietnam


Fall of 1964

Trudy Hawk
Newport News, VA
11 Aug 1990
Newport News, VA
Automobile Accident


Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - August 12, 1990

A 43-year-old Newport News woman died Saturday evening when her car struck a utility pole on Huntington Avenue near 63rd Street, said Police Sgt. Stan Morgan.

Gertrude A. Hawk, of James River Lane in the Beverly Hills subdivision, was driving a 1983 Ford Escort south on Huntington Avenue when she lost control of the car, Morgan said.

He said a preliminary investigation into the crash showed that the evening's thunderstorm was a contributing factor.

The car hit the curb, flipped on its left side, and slid until it struck a utility pole and its roof collapsed, Morgan said.

Hawk was pronounced dead at the scene at about 5:45 p.m., he said.

There were no other passengers in the car, he said.

The cause of the wreck had not been determined.


NEWPORT NEWS - Gertrude Alice "Trudy" Hawk, 43, died Saturday, Aug. 11.

A native of Newport News, Ms. Hawk attended New Covenant Church and Warwick Assembly of God. She was a volunteer at Riverside Regional Medical Center and served in the labor pool of central supply.

Survivors include her father, Wilson S. Hawk Sr. of Newport News; her mother, Gertrude N. Hawk of Newport News; and one brother, Dr. Wilson S. Hawk Jr. of Newport News.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Peninsula Memorial Park by the Rev. Richard Tison.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Peninsula Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 8/13/1990.

Fall of 1964

Diane Hill Stevens Stover   15 June 2003
Jackson, MS
House and Grounds Committee
Future Homemakers of America: Historian
Eighth and Ninth Grade Basketball
Senior Hockey Team
Senior Assembly Committee
Drama: Make-up Staff
Ninth Grade Volleyball Team
Fall of 1964

 Al Hines 24 Sept 1947
Newport News, VA
 13 Oct 2016
Hayes, VA
Junior Varsity Football


Fall of 1963

Sandy Hobbs Harris

24 July 1947
Newport News, VA

05 Jan 2018
Dothan, AL
Fall of 1962

Ronnie Holloway 1945
Newport News, VA
15 June 2010
Newport News, VA





Randy Howell Scotland Neck, NC 08 Feb 2005
Hampton, VA
Complications of Diabetes
J. V. Football
Varsity Football
Newcomer's Committee
Senior Dance Committee
Shop Officer


Fall of 1964

Jackie Poteat Jarrell   About 1985 Automobile Accident
Newcomers Committee Senior Pennant Committee
D. E. Club
Drama: Make-up Staff
Fall of 1964

Allan Jenkins 1947
20 Nov 2015
Newport News, VA

J. V. Football
Honor Code Committee
Fall of 1964

Wayne Karmosky 02 June 1947
Hampton, VA
07 Sep 1991
New York City, NY

Senior Science Club: Executive Board
Latin Club: Executive Board
Junior Science Club
School Spirit Committee Cafeteria Committee Behavior Code Committee
 H. R. Vice President Senior Flower Committee Senior Treasurers Committee
Senior Assembly Committee

Christopher Newport College


Wayne William Karmosky, 44, son of Elizabeth M. Karmosky of Newport News and native of Hampton, died Saturday, Sept. 7.

Karmosky was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Virgin Episcopal Church in New York City. He was a publicity director for New York University.

Also survived by a brother, Charles S.
Karmosky of Stevensville, Md.

Visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Edward F. Gulick, Jr. Burial in Parklawn Memorial Park. Memorials to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 372 Hiden Blvd., Newport News 23606

Published in the Daily Press on 9/9/1991.

Fall of 1964

Sammy Keffer 1946
27 Dec 2015
Newport News, VA
Image Not Available

Jean Kersey Martin 1945
04 Oct 2004
Newport News, VA


Margaret Jean Kersey Martin

NEWPORT NEWS - Margaret Jean Martin, 59, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, after a long illness.

She was always on the go and ready to plant her garden, take care of her yard or cook a wonderful meal up until a stroke in January 2003. She demanded little, but she always gave a lot.

Jean was a native of Newport News and preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey 'Cooper' Kersey Jr., and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Kersey Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wilson.

Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Kersey of Newport News and one brother, Jesse Ray Kersey of Williamsburg.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 1 p.m. at World Outreach Worship Center, where Jean attended. A funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Russell Evenson officiating. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/8/2004.

Fall of 1961

Ken Ketterman 30 Dec 1947
 Elkins, WV
06 May 2017
Hampton, VA

Junior Dance Committee
D. E. Club
Shop Officer
Stage Crew

U.S. Army

Christopher Newport College: 1976


Fall of 1964

Chris Kypriandes

22 Sept 1946
Newport News, VA

24 Feb 1998
Newport News, VA

After Effects of Service
in Vietnam

J. V. Football
 House and Grounds Committee
Speech Club
Beacon Staff
Teen-Herald: Reporter Electronics Club
Teenage Democratic Club Spokesman Club: Vice-President
Senior Assembly Committee: Writing Staff, Cast

U. S. Army: Vietnam

Christopher Newport College: Class of 1974 - B.S.: political science


NEWPORT NEWS - Christ Paul
Kypriandes, 51, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Newport News.

Christ was a graduate of Newport News High School, Class of '65, having served as an editorial writer for the school paper, and was selected to attend President Johnson's inauguration representing the school. He was a graduate of Christopher Newport, Class of '74, with a bachelor's degree in political science. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam, having been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with two O.S. bars, and was a marksman with the M14 Rifle. He was a member of Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Preceded in death by his father, Paul
Kypriandes, and brother, David Kypriandes, he is survived by his mother, Carmen Kypriandes of Newport News; one brother, Paul Kypriandes, and his wife, Georgia, of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Mary Kypriandes of Newport News; two nephews, Paul Milliman of Columbus, Ohio, and John Milliman of Morgantown, W.Va.; and four nieces, Carmee' Kypriandes of Macon, Ga., Gina Kypriandes of Sanford, Fla., and Kathleen and Karri Kypriandes, both of Tucson, Ariz.

Prayer services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel with visitation to follow. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church by the Rev. Peter Makris, pastor, with interment in Veterans Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church Library Fund, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News, Va. 23606; or to one's favorite charity.

Published in the Daily Press on 2/27/1998.

Fall of 1964 Friday, May 11, 1964 Issue of the Beacon - Editorial by Chris
(added 08/29/08)

Carol Larson Purdham 04 Aug 1947
Newport News, VA
26 June 2010
Blue Ridge, VA
Breast Cancer
Jr. Dance Committee
Sr. Dance Committee
Fall of 1964

Joe Laws Newport News, VA 04 Oct 2003
Blue Ridge, GA
Senior Band: Color Guard: Letter
Latin Club

Old Dominion College
Mercer University



Fall of 1964

Carol Long Farmer 30 Sept 1946
Newport News, VA
14 Mar 2016
Poquoson, VA
Future Homemakers
of America
Student Council Representative
Sr. Assembly Committee



Fall of 1964

Iris Manry Tatem 27 Dec 1946
Newport News, VA
02 Mar 2018
Newport News, VA
S.C.A. Dance Committee
Senior Chorus
Girls' Chorus
Regional Chorus 1963
Typist for Beacon
D.O. Club Officer



Fall of 1964

Anne Marlow Fitzgerald 14 Nov 1947
Smithfield, NC
21 Mar 2017
Oceanside, CA
Peritoneal Cancer
J.V. Cheerleader
Future Nurses of America
11th Grade Homecoming Representative
G.A.A Executive Board
Homeroom Officer
Jr. Dance Committee
Jr. Chorus
Sr. Assembly Committee
Tumbling Club
Publicity Committee

University of Tennessee




Fall of 1964

Betty Mollick   1981  

April 1961- Mrs. McCain and Betty Mollick

- Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 08/16/04
Thanks, Janice!

My mother was Betty Mollick and
my uncle was Don Mollick ('58). Would
love to chat with any of their old friends.
My mom died in 1981 and my uncle in 1995.

- Cindy Koehne - 07/23/04

Fall of 1961 Fall of 1962

Joe Mooney 22 Oct 1946
Newport News, VA
30 Oct 2001
Grafton, VA
Heart Attack
Varsity Basketball: Co-Captain: Letter
J. V.  Basketball
J. V. Football
President of 9th Grade Key Club
Friendly Typhoon: 12th Grade
Varsity Baseball
Varsity Football Executive Board: 9th Grade Representative Senior Dance Committee


Fall of 1964

 Bobby Morton   19__  
Fall of 1962

Ernie Murphy 19 May 1946
Newport News, VA
05 Apr 2018
Newport News, VA
Junior Band
Senior Band
J. V. Football


U.S. Army


Fall of 1964

Barbara Nunnally Turner 1947
Richmond, VA
02 Oct 2005
Smithfield, VA
Automobile Accident
Fall of 1960 Fall of 1961

Anne Parrish Chipman   24 Mar 1996
Hampton, VA
Future Homemakers
of America
School Spirit Committee
Homeroom President
Junior Typing Committee
Senior Typing Committee
Library Assistant

Anne Marie Parrish Chipman, 49, died on Sunday, March 24, 1996.

She was a graduate of Newport News High School.

She is survived by her husband, Jack S.
Chipman of Hampton; two sisters, Sadie P. Fox of Yorktown and Ellen Elizabeth Graham of Hampton; mother, Kate Parrish of Yorktown; one nephew, three nieces and several great-nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Parklawn Memorial Park Chapel.

Riverside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/26/96.

Fall of 1964

Steve Pullen 10 Nov 1946
Newport News, VA
22 Apr 2012
 Williamsburg, VA

Junior Band
Sr. Assembly Committee
  Jr. Science Club
Latin Club
French Club
 Thomas O. Keesee Hi-Y: Treasurer
H.R. Officer
Speech Arts Club

Christopher Newport College

Fall of 1964

Gregory Russell 25 Jan 1947
Newport News, VA
25 July 2011
Hampton, VA
Junior Band: Letter
Senior Band

U. S. Marine Corps




@ Fall of 1963

David Sage 01 Oct 1947
Newport News, VA
10 July 2011
 Newport News, VA
Prostate Cancer

Spanish Club
Honor Code Committee
 House Committee Newcomers Committee
Senior Dance Committee
Junior Dance Committee

Southwood Junior College
Atlantic Christian College

U.S. Army




Fall of 1964

Barbara Salken 22 July 1947
Richmond, VA
17 Oct 1996
Chappaqua, NY

Beacon Staff: Editor-in-Chief
Sr. Class Giftorian 
Quill and Scroll Scrapbook Chairman
Latin Club
S. C. A. Executive Board
Senior Assembly Writing Committee: Co-Head
Christopher Newport Society
 All Tournament Cast
Staff: Business Manager




Barbara C. Salken died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996. She was born July 22, 1947, in Richmond.

She was the beloved wife of Matthew Rosen; adored and adoring mother of Billy; devoted daughter of Doris and Irvin
Salken; loving sister of Judy Salken; cherished sister-in-law of Marjorie and Richard Schneidman and Charles Posey; dear aunt of Eric and Jill Kahn and Amy and Lisa Schneidman; and very special friend of Leotha Maynard and many others.

She was a dedicated and gifted professor of law at Pace University School of Law.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society; or Pace University School of Law,
Barbara Salken Fund, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, N.Y. 10601, where a program will be established in her memory.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/20/96.


Fall of 1964

Ronnie Sanders 04 Feb 1948
Newport News, VA
08 Oct 2006
 Inwood, WV

Sr. Dance Committee
  Sr. Science Club
French Club
 Christopher Newport Society
Golf Team
H.R. President
Service Committee Certificate
D.O. Club
Jr. Usher Staff

Christopher Newport College

Fall of 1964

Charlie Sands 17 Dec 1947
Newport News, VA
08 Oct 2016
Naples, FL

Football Team: Letter
Baseball Team: Letter


Fall of 1964

Andy Schaffer Peck   17 Feb 2008
Little Rock, AR
French Club
Spanish Club
Jr. Dance Committee
Sr. Dance Committee
Sr. Invitations Committee
Sr. Hockey Team
9th - 12th Basketball Team
9th - 12th Volleyball Team
Homeroom Officer - President
S.C.A. Publicity Committee
Drama Effects Staff
G.A.A. Executive Board

Mt. Ida Junior College
University of Miami

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Lindsay, Sidney, and Bryan Peck

Image courtesy of Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA - 02/20/13
Thanks, Polly!


Fall of 1964

 Darlene Sides   1987  
Fall of 1962

Robert Smith 1946
09 May 2006
Newport News, VA

Junior Band: Letter
Senior Band: Letter

Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/10/06
Thanks so much, Dave!


Fall of 1963

Shirley Smith 30 Aug 1947 19 Mar 1973
Basketball Team: Letters Volleyball Team
Track Team
Hockey Team
Drama Staff: Advertising Art Club
 Senior Bulletin Board Committee
Senior Chorus
 G. A. A. Executive Board
Eastern District Allied Hockey Team
Fall of 1964

Bruce Spigel   14 Feb 2004
Virginia Beach,  VA
 Dance Committee
Senior Bulletin Board Committee
Junior Decorating Committee
Drama: Usher Staff
Spanish Club
French Club
J. V. Cross-Country Track: Manager
Varsity Cross-Country Track: Manager

Old Dominion College


Bruce's wife, Carol, had lost her life to ovarian cancer on Monday, April 22, 2002 at their home
in Virginia Beach.

Dear Friend of Bruce,
This is Spencer Padgett, Bruce's son-in-law.  Unfortunately I must inform you that Bruce passed away at 2:45 today, Saturday, February 14, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. His daughter, Melody, was at his side when he passed.
There will be a service for Bruce at 10am on Tuesday the 17th at the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News.  A graveside service will follow.
Bruce lived a wonderfully fulfilling life and was an inspiration to his entire family.
Spencer Padgett - Courtesy of Dave Arnold of VA - 02/14/04


Lynn Engel and Bruce Spigel

Fall of 1964 1965 Anchor Courtesy of Lynn Engel - 05/17/04

Bill Stoops   14 Feb 2005
Hampton, VA

Wood Shop Superintendent
Metal Shop Superintendent
Senior Dance Committee

U. S. Army



Fall of 1964

John Stover 1947
04 Sept 2017
Yorktown, VA

U. S. Navy: USS Remora



Fall of 1964

Sylvia Summerlin Pugh   30 Jan 2004
Mechanicsville, VA

Varsity Cheerleader: Letter
Senior Assembly Committee
Junior Dance Committee
Future Homemaker of America: Vice-President
Junior Chorus
School Spirit Committee
Homeroom Officer
Science Department: Secretary
Drama: Props Staff
Ninth Grade Basketball Team

Becky Braswell Branch, Nick Pugh,
Sylvia Summerlin Pugh

Courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut of VA - 02/02/04
Thanks, Sandi!

Courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch
Fall of 1964 1995 - 30th Reunion

Sandra Tilles Snyder 02 Aug 1947
Newport News, VA
11 Mar 1999
Durham, NC
Breast Cancer
J. V. Flagtwirler
Varsity Flagtwirler: Letter
School Spirit Committee Senior Dance Committee Junior Dance Committee


Sandra M. Snyder, 51, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at her home after a very courageous fight with breast cancer. A native of Newport News, Sandra lived in Durham with her family since 1978.

Sandra is survived by her husband of 30 years, Marc J. Snyder; her son, Michael L. Snyder, who is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard; her daughter, Karen R. Snyder of Charlotte, N.C.; her parents, Edward and Ellen Tilles of Newport News; and a brother, Douglas Tilles, also of Newport News.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today in Rosenbaum Cemetery, Hampton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 370, Dallas, TX 75244; or the Adath Jeshurun Synagogue Building Fund, 12646 Nettles Drive, Newport News, VA 23606.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/15/1999.


Fall of 1964

Nancy Umphlet Garrett 23 Apr 1947
Newport News, VA
28 Aug 2000
Newport News, VA
Breast Cancer
F. H. A. 
Spanish Club
Senior Chorus
Girls' Usher Staff
Junior Typing Committee Senior Typing Committee


This site courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 11/09/03
Thanks, Dave!

Fall of 1964

Charles Vellines 08 Sept 1946 01 July 1974 Automobile Accident

Varsity Basketball
D. O. Club
 H. R. Officer
Shop Officer

U. S. Army: First Cavalry Division: Vietnam


Fall of 1964

Harold Waters 31 May 194 7
Spartanburg, SC
24 Feb 2001
Hampton, VA
Heart Attack

Beacon Staff
Senior Dance Committee Junior Dance Committee Publicity Committee School Spirit Committee

Thomas Nelson Community College

U. S. Navy

Fall of 1964

Rosalee Wills Jecmenek 14 June 194 7
Roanoke, VA
30 July 2013
Houston, TX
Heart Attack
Fall of 1963

Rose Woodard Davis Ficocello Groff 21 Nov 1947
Newport News, VA
14 Oct 1984
Annapolis, MD
Breast Cancer

Anchor Staff: Classroom Section
Christopher Newport Society
French Club
Junior and Senior Science Clubs
F. H. A.
F. T. A. 
Senior Band: Letters, Dance Band
Senior Assembly Committee

North Carolina Wesleyan College: Dean's List


Saturday, October 18, 2003
Peninsula Memorial Park
Newport News, VA

Image by Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 10/19/03
Thanks so much, David!

Saturday, May 17, 1969
Linda Lane Lane and
Rose Woodard Davis
Fall of 1964 1963 Launchings Courtesy of Linda Lane Lane
('64) of VA - 01/29/05
Thank you, Linda!
About 1970
Courtesy of Dan Davis - 05/23/03
Thanks, Dan!

Bobby Yevak 28 Mar 194 7
Newport News, VA
09 Dec 2008
Aventon, NC
Heart Attack

Varsity Football
Senior Ring Committee: Co-Head
Christopher Newport Society
Latin Club
Behavior Code Committee Safe Teen Committee Senior Dance Committee
Student Council Representative
Junior Ring Committee
Senior Science Club

Old Dominion College

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary




Friday, October 4, 2002
Christopher Newport University
NNHS Class of 1965 Alumni - Chip Clark, Rabbi David Ellenson, Carol Buckley Harty, Rev. John Yevak (Bobby), Harron Ellenson, Dennis Ivey, and Becky Crank Tench
Fall of 1964

"How many friends I loved are gone! 
Death delicately takes the best: 
O Death, be careful of the rest! 
I cannot spare another one."

~ Richard Le Gallienne



Courtesy of Paul's cousin's wife, Kay, of MI - 05/09/03.
Thanks, Kay!


Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

- Johannes Brahms, 1865-8
(7 May 1833 - 3 Apr 1897)


III. Herr, lehre doch mich

Herr, lehre doch mich,
daß ein Ende mit mir haben muß.
und mein Leben ein Ziel hat,
und ich davon muß.
Siehe, meine Tage sind
einer Hand breit vor Dir,
und mein Leben ist wie nichts vor Dir.

Ach wie gar nichts sind alle Menschen,
die doch so sicher leben.
Sie gehen daher wie ein Schemen
und machen ihnen viel vergebliche Unruhe;
sie sammeln und wissen nicht,
wer es kriegen wird.
Nun Herr, wes soll ich mich trösten?

Ich hoffe auf Dich.

(Psalm 39, 5-8)

Der Gerechten Seelen sind in Gottes Hand
und keine Qual rühret sie an.

(Weisheit Salomos 3, 1)

III. Lord, make me to know mine end

Lord, make me to know mine end,
and the measure of my days,
what it is:
that I may know how frail I am.
Behold, thou hast made my days
as an handbreadth;
and mine age is as nothing before thee....

Surely every man walketh
in a vain shew:
surely they are disquieted in vain:
he heapeth up riches,
and knoweth not
who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what wait I for?

my hope is in thee.

(Psalm 39:4-7)

But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and there shall no torment touch them.

(Wisdom of Solomon 3:1)


The Third Movement of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem", "Herr, Lehre Doch Mich",
midi courtesy of ??? - 06/06/02

German Lyrics courtesy of http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Ein_Deutsches_Requiem - 01/14/07

English lyrics courtesy of http://www.stanford.edu/group/SymCh/DeutReq.html - 01/14/07

Animated Military Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Bronze Star clip art courtesy of
http://afsf.lackland.af.mil/Library/images/brnzstar_gif.jpg - 01/14/04

 Purple Heart image courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/04/04
Thanks, Joe!

Firefighters' Emblem courtesy of http://www.lockport-ny.com/Reference/deaths2001.htm - 08/17/07

Order of the Eastern Star Emblem courtesy of http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyrichmo/misc/oes.html - 12/20/07

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Masonic Emblem courtesy of http://www.mindspring.com/~safetyplay/qual.htm - 06/15/07

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

NNHS65 Home Page Banner created by my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 06/06/02
Thanks, Nathaniel!

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