Friday, October 9, 2015

Obituary: Marilouise (Hale) Burgess

Passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015, of Silver Spring, MD. Loving mother of Marla (Michael) Byrnes and Marvella (Dave) Brown. Grandmother of William and Cayley Byrnes. Sister of Joyce Meyer. The Memorial Service was held on Thursday October 8. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Maryland Association of the Deaf, PO Box 527, Burtonsville, MD 20866 or

Contributed by Vicki Shank

The Class of 1972 send its heartfelt condolences to the Burgess Family.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mini Class Reunion at Deaf Seniors of America Conference - Asheville, NC - August 23 - 27, 2015

At the DSA conference at Asheville, NC, classmates of the Class of 72 met for breakfast at the Blue Ridge Restaurant. We enjoyed the buffet and the beautiful view overlooking the Blue Ridge and other mountain ranges. 
Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

Jill Moebus, Debbie Johnston Friesen, Toni Falsetta, Vicki Shank, Fred Newberry
Judy Williams, Rita Spencer, Barry Harlan, Barbara Palmento

Linda Dampf Shaw, Garrod Shaw

Millie Russo, Frank Burbank, Barbara French Burbank

Rachel Stone
Camilla Anderson Ramborger, Bill Ramborger

Susan Smith Kallina, Sandra Loftin Evers, John Padden

Photo Credits: Vicki Shank

Submitted by Vicki Shank

Monday, August 17, 2015

Class News: Kjell Omhr Mork of Norway has Retired in 2013

(I met Pastors Ron Friedrich and Mark Ehrlichmann and they knew him from years ago. This morning Mark send me an article from the Deaf Oslo Church Bulletin in Norwegian which I have attached at the bottom of this posting. Here is the English Translation. Vicki)

Kjell Omahr Mork has retired
Posted on 03/01/13
Kjell Omahr joined this fall as sexton and retired. After over 20 years in service for Deaf Church in Oslo, he chose to step down and was AFP retiree. Kjell Omahr is a comic relief and has helped a lot of fun, great stories and experience both at lunch and coffee breaks.
Every Tuesday we have devotions with lighting candles and praying in Deaf Church in Oslo. Kjell Omahr was always in place. Your prayers we remember. In your prayers have often focused on the worldwide church, asked for cooperation and peace. I will thank you for. You have been a role model for us.
It touches you when disasters and accidents affected groups and countries. It has also put forward in your prayers by light globe. I hope you also retirement will be with us at the light globe on Tuesdays. We need you in prayer community.
In the fall, there were many who taught you to know in a new way, the employee paint in Molde. Where helped with singing, beautiful visual song that went to our hearts. You told me that you love song but it is because of your hearing loss, you lost some of what you loved most. But you continued to use hymns as an important part of your life of faith. Your story and testimony made an impression on us, and we are grateful for what you shared with us.
Kjell Omahr often say about himself that he is a potato. There are good term for you. You are an exciting and well-read theologian, literary and newspaper reader. You've never held your rich knowledge for yourself, but contributed with the working community, for the benefit and enlightenment for us.
It radiates dignity and scrupulous while leading the procession at the beginning of the service, and easy should not be to replace you there. You have also taken your sessions in the dishes in the kitchen and contributed to social gatherings in church with practical tasks.
We are pleased that Kjell Omahr still be living in Suhm street and join the community of the church. We wish you many good years in retirement.
Tor Einar Lie

Aktivitetskalender 1 - Gudstjenester i Oslo 2 - Andre aktiviteter i Oslo 3 - Gudstjenester i Vestfold og Telemark 4 - Andre aktiviteter i Vestfold og Telemark...

Submitted by Vicki Shank

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Class News: Stephen Harrison & other Class of 72 Classmates

The photo was taken in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada on June 27th, 2015.
Stephen R Harrison, JoAnne Robinson and Gordon Ryall attended the bingo fundraising event
for the Senior Citizen program.

The photo was taken in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada  on July 4th 2015.
Stephen R Harrison, JoAnne Robinson, Gordon Ryall and Susan Smith Kallina attended the Jericho School for the Deaf 100th anniversay reunion banquet. Gordon did not attended the school but his wife, Linda did.

Submitted by Stephen Harrison

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Class News: James Womack Interviewed by the Local Papers as Area's Sole Deaf Author

I was interviewed by the local paper here as the area's sole Deaf author

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Amazon Kindle eBooks: Giant Dreams and Dragons

Amazon Kindle eBooks: Ares' Anger

Amazon Kindle eBooks: The Legend of the Bogeyman

Amazon Kindle eBooks: The PlanetDeath Chronicles

Contributed by James Womack

Autobiography of Father Thomas Coughlin on YouTube - 1980's?

Editor's Note: I thouroughly enjoyed viewing this video & I know you will, too.  I found this on  This video must be over 30 years ago.  How young Tom looked!  He still looks wonderful today.  ~ Susie T

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P.S.  Earlier I published the video of how Thomas established the Camp Mark 7 on this webpage, apparently the video did not work through Facebook.  I apologize for this inconvenience.  I will try to fix this problem soon.

Class News: Camp Mark 7 - Interview with Thomas Coughlin by Sean Markel

Our dear classmate, Father Thomas Coughlin - Founder of Camp Mark 7.

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Video Credit: Sean Markel 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Class News: Guess Who Nancy Kelly-Jones and Clyde Jones ran into?

Small world!  Clyde Jones and Nancy Kelly-Jones were in Salt Lake City for a church conference this weekend (October 3, 2014). Guess who they ran into at the Family History Building?!  None other than Stephen Ehrlich!

Contributed by Nancy Kelly-Jones & Clyde Jones