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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Obituary: Bernice Hoeper's Memorial Service - Monday, May 4, 2015

Senior Picture - 1972

Bernice Hoeper's memorial service will be held on Monday, May 4, 2:00pm, at
                              Calvary Lutheran Church
                              9545 Georgia Avenue
                              Silver Spring, MD 20910

The church is located on Georgia Avenue on the south side of the Beltway (495).  There is limited parking in the front, primarily for those who need accessible parking.  Parking is also permitted along the driveway at exits the parking lot, and on the streets behind the church.  The church is about a 1/4 mile hike from the Metro Red Line Forest Glen station.  (See for more information.)

A light reception will follow the service.

Calvary Lutheran Church is the host for Bernice's church fellowship, Christ Lutheran Church of the Deaf.

For questions, contact
(From Facebook) Bernice Hoeper: At about 6:00 this morning (April 23), the angels escorted Bernice Hoeper into the arms of her Lord. She died peacefully and painlessly. Thank you, All, for your support and encouragement for Bernice during her last difficult year. You kept her spirits up and you helped to lighten the load of everyone who cared about her and cared for her. Lynne Douglas and I will prepare Bernice's funeral arrangements after the Borchardt family has discussed what they would like done.

Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." (John 14:1-3) Pastor Ron Friedrich

(From Vicki Shank)  Bernice Hoeper was a Sociology Major and was the oldest member of our Class of 72    Her husband Eugene passed on about 20 or 25 years ago.   During Gally days, they were married and he would bring her and his dog to campus every day Mon to Fri for her classes.  

(From the 1972 Tower Clock) "Has her patient husband and dog waiting for her to finish classes each day ... May have entered college late but is really with it .... Gamma Delta, Psychology Club, Phi Alpha Pi .... Can be seen working voluntarily at St. Elizabeth Hospital ... Plans to do graduate studies for Psychiatric Social Work.

Submitted by Vicki Shank

Read Here ... Source: Baltimore Sun - Added May 1, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Amazon Kindle Books - Jame Womack, Author

If interested, I, the author of three short story ebooks that are now available on Amazon.  The links lead to each book.  There are no Deaf character(s) in the books but, I, the author, is Deaf.

Contributed by James Womack

Morganton, NC Residential Community for the Deaf & Blind Seniors by Barbara Palmento


The video is an update about the community.  The more people across the country and other countries know about this community that it is being built, and hopefully it will be open sometimes early spring of 2016 in Morganton, North Carolina. 

I am asking you to share this information with your friends and families who may be interested in moving to a "retirement" community for the deaf and blind.   You can share the video on your Facebook, sent via emails or just talk about it with some friends.  It will be much appreciated.

the website is Home | SDB Community

Click Here if you cannot view the video

Submitted by Barbara Palmento

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sedona Mini Reunion - Videos by Jeff Lenham

Elephant & Trunk Game 1


Elephant & Trunk Game 2


Crazy Waves


Mark Alford trekking to the top of the hill with the help of friends.

If you are unable to view the videos, click here to direct you to the Class of 1972 eNewsletter website.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Class News: James Degnan Received the Sports Hall of Fame Award from his Alma Mater, Texas School for the Deaf

I was  inducted into the Texas school for the Deaf Alumni Association (TSDAA ) Hall of Fame for Sports on November 1, 2014 at TSD campus. I was awarded by Cynthia Norris ( one of the TSDAA HoF committee)

with my daughter, Amy and her fiancĂ©, Dallas Seely  

 Still active at 68 yrs old. 

Vaughan Hallada and I are Hall of Famers from our schools for the deaf (Wisconsin School for the Deaf and Texas School for the Deaf) in 2014. Also we are classmates of Gally 72. 

Contributed by James Degnan

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sedona Mini Reunion Attendees - Bring your Old College Pictures to SHARE!

Left to Right: Sue Hall Kovacs-Bahl, Patti Hill, Diann Russell Jennings, ??
Susan Schultz, Pam Saunders Katz, Earleene Gillette Hicks, Susie Gruhner Tighe

Submitted by Susie Tighe