LIBBEY HIGH SCHOOL - Class of 1953


Edward Drummond Libbey High School, Toledo Ohio. Opened 1923 - Razed 2012

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  • News note on Pauline Emerson Burton (our Latin teacher). (Click for details)

    News note on Kaye Bache-Snyder - Kaye wrote the title essay foran anthology, released by Holy Cow!
    Press. The book, When Last on the Mountain: the View from Writers over 50 is available at Barnes
    & Noble, Amazon, or from the author ($16.95).
    (Click for details)

    Note from Larry Curtis:
    For those who knew my wife Maj - I have published a Memoir on our life together.
    It is browsable on Amazon.com, with a Literary Review by Kaye Bache-Snyder.
    Click here for free download of a PDF galley proof of the book.


    2004-2014 Passings

    Donald Franklin Osborne ,   July 5, 1935 – May 3, 2014
    Janet Ruth (DeMars) Nusbaum ,   July 9, 1935 – February 6, 2014
    Josephine M. "Joey" Greenwade   July 25, 1935 – December 24, 2013
    Deborah Emerson (daughter of Shirley Mallory, niece of Pat Mallory)   1957 – October 8, 2013
    Paul C. Myers (husband of Beverly Jane Eden),   December 27, 1933 – July, 2013
    Phyllis Jayne (Foley) Swy Justice,   1934 – July 17, 2013
    William D. Swanson,   1935 – July 17, 2013
    William Joseph Smith (husband of Bonnie Lee Sutton),   1934 – June 11, 2013
    Lawrence Gerald Hill,   1935 – June 13, 2013
    Ruth Ellen (Orner) Keller,   January 1, 1935 – January 25, 2013

    Dolores Dorothy (Roe) Gerding,   March 31, 1935 – December 4, 2012
    Paul Irving Williams,   June 1, 1934 – May 30, 2012
    James Schiavone (husband of Gloria DeCesare),   May 22, 1934 – January 24, 2012
    Forrest B. Booth (husband of the late Carole Morgan),   October 24, 1934 – January 24, 2012
    Lawrence E. Kaltenbach (husband of Erlene Roberts),   June 20, 1934 – January 6, 2012

    Harry Cameron Mack (husband of Carole Falk),   January 17, 1927 – December 10, 2011
    Gerald Louis Wagner,   August 7, 1935 – December 9, 2011
    Paul H. Prevor,   November 5, 1935 – November 1, 2011
    Alice L. (Hill) Robison,   October 13, 1934 – October 26, 2011
    William Richard Rosselit,   August 19, 1935 – October 22, 2011
    Frederick Warren Schneiter,   June 10, 1935 – September 12, 2011
    Darlene Joy (Woodcock) Riley,   July 25, 1935 – September 11, 2011
    Ronald Lee Malczewski,   August 18, 1935 – August 22, 2011
    Thomas E. Dixon,   March 3, 1958 – August 18, 2011 (son of Tom & Gladys Dixon)
    Elena Harriette (Goodwin) Moss,   December 15, 1935 – July 14, 2011
    George Raymond Coker,   September 14, 1934 – July 1, 2011
    Margaret Jane (O'Connell) Mercurio   May 17, 1935 – May 16, 2011
    Thomas Murray Funka, Sr.   February 26, 1935 – May 7, 2011
    Dorthy D. (Schiller) Fulton (Faye Schiller's sister) , July 8, 1930 – April 5, 2011
    Betty Mae (Sekulski) Walinski,   April 17, 1935 – February 11, 2011
    Nadine S. Dixon (wife of the late Merle R. Dixon),   October 20, 1936 – January 17, 2011

    Philip J. Moore (husband of Beverly Heising), October 6, 1931 – December 26, 2010
    Yvonne Louise (Hoodlet) Kline,   July 19, 1935 – July 21, 2010
    Theodore L. Bonnough, February 11, 1935 – July 20, 2010
    Rocco T. Pizza,   December 8, 1935 – July 9, 2010
    Margaret Elaine (Stewart) Koontz,   September 19, 1935 – May 17, 2010
    Luther Bebley, Jr.,   August 19, 1934 – April 2, 2010
    James V. Halteman,   July 13, 1934 – February 26, 2010

    Nancy Carole (Morgan) Booth,   August 10, 1935 – November 5, 2009
    Donald John Thompson,   January 16, 1935 – October 2, 2009
    Susan Ann (Gibson) Galloway,   September 15, 1933 – August 31, 2009
    Donald Ernest Born,   March 17, 1935 – August 25, 2009
    James J. Casey,   April 22, 1933 – April 27, 2009
    Ann Marie (Ingold) Diefenbach,   June 24, 1934 – February 1, 2009
    Wayne Wendell Kakela,   October 23, 1935 – January 10, 2009

    Ervin Martin Stone,   June 8, 1934 – October 10, 2008
    William Otis Anderson,   April 4, 1935 – March 28, 2008
    John Wesley Haynes,   February 14, 1934 – February 9, 2008
    William Elda Van Koughnet,   May 10, 1934 – February 6, 2008

    Donald Barclay Walker,   January 19, 1935 – November 8, 2007
    Muriel Ann (Paeplow) Perry,   February 6, 1935 – March 5, 2007

    Nola Adele Vanjo,   June 18, 1935 – December 12, 2006
    Teresa C. (Filipovich) Pomeroy,   August 29, 1934 – November 4, 2006
    Maj R. L. (Rosander) Curtis (wife of Larry Curtis), December 14, 1945 – November 1, 2006
    Kenneth Dean Marney,   June 6, 1934 – September 26, 2006
    James Howard Thompson, Jr. (class of 1954, husband of Carol Hischka)   1936 – May 8, 2006
    Harry Elden Eckhart,   August 3, 1934 – April 24, 2006
    Ned Warren, Jr.,   July 23, 1935 – March 18, 2006
    Robert Rose,   March 27, 1934 – January 27, 2006
    Leonard Carlton Rusch,   November 24, 1932 – January 17, 2006

    Thomas Edmund McCormick,   August 26,1934   March 19, 2005
    Arlene L. (Lugabihl) Keeling,   June 13, 1935   March 17, 2005
    Barbara Jean (Walker) Evans,   July 9, 1935   January 6, 2005

    † Lucille Margaret (Swartz) Ward,   April 5, 1934 – December 9, 2004
    Susan M. Wodrich (wife of Jay Wodrich),   January 17, 1946 – July 21, 2004
    Lawrence James Georgia,   September 2, 1934 – June 6, 2004
    Sylvia M. (Campbell) Beavers     August 18, 1935 – March 9, 2004


    In Memoriam (← click for complete obituary archive)


  • Photo Album from 2004 - 51st Reunion Dinner
    Held on Friday 17 September 2004 at the Scott Park Banquet Hall

  • Photo Album from 2003 - 50th Reunion Banquet
    Held at Heatherdowns Country Club July 18-19, 2003, with a reception, bus trip, golf outing, and Dinner. 132 persons attended (click here for guestlist).

  • Snaps from Libbey Florida Reunions
    Bulletin Board

  • Available on Amazon.com: Sports Illustrated 8/22/60 issue with autographed cover photo of Barbara McIntire, $120.95

  • Dick and Leora Stainbrook's 50th Wedding anniversary

  • Greetings from Jackie Noss Freed

  • Kaye Bache-Snyder has provided the following information: A "Celebration of Life" Memorial for Barbara (Walker) Evans was held on June 18, 2005 at the Gladwin Farm on West Liberty in Ann Arbor MI. Participants brought memories to share or include in an album. For details, contact Barbara's daughter, Jennifer Evans Wolf at 734-663-8049, or her son, Bruce Evans at 303-744-7775. Kaye attended, and offered these memories.

  • Toledo Blade news note: Fire destroys S. Toledo home of Clarene (Van Dame) Veroneau

  • News note: The 50th Anniversary of the installation of UT's Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was recently celebrated. Click here for details and a 1954 picture of Mickey Thomas, William Anderson, and Merle Dixon.

  • Book note:
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  • Old Newsnotes Archive
  • What does Edelian mean?
    Anno Dazumal
  • Program, Commencement Exercises, June 11, 1953
  • Libbey Days Photo Album
  • THE CRYSTAL, May 27, 1953 (Senior issue)
  • THE CRYSTAL, May 5, 1953
  • Materials from the Suzanne Miller Memorial Exhibit

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    Last updated May 9, 2014