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Welcome to the Stranahan High Class Of 1962 web site. This site is intended to help us share the memories of our time together at Stranahan and the changes that have transpired in our personal lives since high school days. Please feel free to help us add content and further the exchange of information.



Class of ’62 – 55th Reunion

August 18-20, 2017, at the Embassy Suites in Ft. Lauderdale

Dear Classmates,

Our 50th Reunion was a great success and we hope to make this one even better. In planning our 55th, our main goal was to make it affordable and fun for everyone. Many of us have friends from the class of 1963, so we have invited them to join us, as they say "the more the merrier.” The main event will be held on Saturday night. Dress will be casual and bring your dancing shoes. For all our classmates who are traveling back to Ft. Lauderdale, we have made Friday a day to either spend with relatives and old friends or attend our Friday night Social in our hospitality suite. If you are staying at the hotel, there is a free full breakfast every day and happy hour every evening. There are lots of excellent restaurants and shopping nearby.  We will provide you with a list of classmates that will be attending the reunion. We are still in the planning stages so look for more information to follow.

The price for the weekend will be $125 per person. This will include the informal get together on Friday night in the hospitality suite and Saturday night in the grand ballroom at the hotel. A reception will be held before in the Atrium at 7:00 PM and then on to a spectacular dinner dance in the ballroom. We will have a cash bar set up and also nonalcoholic beverages. We have incredible entertainment lined up and of course our class photo to remember this special night. We also reserved a space for us at the hotel to share Sunday breakfast.  The total price of the whole weekend includes all the costs for mailings, decorations, name tags, entertainment, the hospitality suite, etc.  In keeping the cost low, we hope that more people will be able to attend.

We suggest that you make a reservation at the Embassy Suites as soon as possible. We only have a certain number of rooms in our block that we can guarantee. Please click on this link Stranahan High School’s 55th Reunion and you can book directly with the hotel. It has all the information you need. You can also make your reservation by calling 1.800.362.2779 and use the code S55.  The sooner you make your reservation the better the chances you will have of getting the reduced price. You can cancel your reservation up to five days prior to the event.

You can visit the following websites to learn more about our Reunion and see updated information: Facebook (search for Stranahan H S Class of ‘62 Reunion),, and our own webpage ( We will be sending another letter in late February or early March, 2017 with a registration form.  If you would like to make a donation (large or small) to help defray expenses it will be gratefully accepted. Make your check payable to: Stranahan H.S. Class of ’62 Reunion  

and mail to: Beth Longo 11185 NW 4th Ct., Coral Springs, FL 33071.

We look forward to hearing from you. You can make a comment on the websites mentioned above. For planning purposes we would appreciate it if you would let us know if you are planning on attending the Reunion. For those of you who prefer not to use the Internet you can contact

Rindy Ward Chamberlin (813) 962-7843      Please leave a message if necessary.

Best Regards,

Your Reunion Committee

Rosalie Hills Wheatley (Chairperson), Jean David Albury, Florence DeFroscia Andre, Rindy Ward Chamberlin, Irma Picozzi Doerfler, Sharon Rupp Fay, Linda Lee Zanky Granger, Mike Harris,  Beth Saultz Longo, Judy Cecconi Meagher, Malcolm Roberts, Gary Townsend, Terry Pilcher Weiss, Brad Woodward, Nancy Humphries Werder

55th Reunion Update

Now that our 55th Reunion is less than a year away, the reunion committee has finalized the dates and location . Here are a few of the initial thoughts that were included during those negotiations:

  • Where—Fort Lauderdale area, since most classmates live within driving distance. Classmates need to be able to come together and enjoy visiting with each other, but it’s not necessary to duplicate the expensive extras that went into the 50threunion. That was a one-of-a-kind reunion that couldn’t be replicated, even if we tried.
  • When—August 18 thru 20, 2017. After discussing potential conflicts and seasonal costs, mid-August worked out to be the best choice. These dates allow classmates to attend grandchildren’s graduations; take advantage of “off season” hotel rates and attend high school, college or professional sporting events; etc.
  • Cost—as low as reasonably possible. Keeping the cost down was a very important factor for this one. In order to have a great time, we don’t have to go over-the-top by ordering additional fancy signs, putting extra expensive center pieces on each table and having lots of decorations adorning the ceilings, etc. We have an attractive, easy-to-get-to location that will help bring back some wonderful memories. So, please log onto the class web site and make sure that we have your current contact information—street address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address.

We hope that everyone will make a special effort to join the festivities (see the detailed announcement above).

Your reunion committee:

  • Rosalie Hills Wheatley (chairperson)
  • David Albury
  • Florence DeFroscia Andre
  • Rindy Ward Chamberlin
  • Sharon Rupp Fay
  • Mike Harris
  • Beth Saultz Longo
  • Malcolm Roberts
  • Nancy Humphries Werder
  • Terry Pilcher Weiss
  • Linda Lee Zanky Granger and
  • Brad Woodward

Please help us locate the missing classmates listed below:


Hubert Allen

Amalia A. Apruzzese

Gary R. Baker

Charles R. Bear

Madolyn B. Bird

Sharon A. Boyett

Thomas M. Brown

William J. Brown

Patricia L. Cannon

Peter L. Carleton

Deidre C. Clemons

Laverne A. Cook

Sandra Y. Cook

Linda L. Courtright

Judith A. Cziraky

Chauncey S. Davis

Richard A. Davis

Bob DeCarlo

Michael DeMaggio

Evelyn E. Efird

Arthur Eisman

Sam Empfield

Sylvia J. Fears

Dawn E. Fettweiss

Lenore Fishman

Scott Flanders

Campbell Drew Flynn

Diane A. Fuller

Arthur F. Giordano

Milo S. Goodale

Derral B. Gordon

James R. Gray

Linda C. Gregory

Joyce Grogan

Susan Haas

Beverly Haist

Sandra D. Hamilton

Suzanne L. Hamilton

Sharon V. Hardesty

Cathy Anne Harris

William J. Heber

Joanna Hedge

Carol L. Hicks

Betty J. Hoffer

Timothy Holland

Leroy Horner

Carol N. Hughes

Patricia A. Hughes

Viola R. Humanes

Robert L. Johnson

June E. Johnston

Jeanette A. Jones

Cynthia J. Jordan

Charlene Joyce (Justice)

Larry E. Judd

Evelyn E. Kadala

Dennis L. King

Cherie Rose Link

Norman Lipscomb

Dee A. Lowe

Judith A. Lucky

Ethelyne Lumpkin

Virginia Macchio

Jerry E. Manford

Cynthia J. Mann

David E. Mann

Elizabeth J. Martin

Louise E. Mauser

Nathan J. McDowell

Robert McGregor

John P. McGuire

Grace W. McKay

Marie E. Miller

Stella L. Milligan

Patricia J. Mitchell

Sharon Moloney

Marian Mondoro

Jack Myers

Richard Nemesek

Edna Mae Nevers

Genevieve Oden

Jack B. Olsen

Judy L. Pahl

Judith Petenbrink

Mary Jo Prosser

Joan K. Pruitt

Stan Reece

James N. Rhodes

Garvin Robinson

Leslie D. Roeder

Genevieve Ronca

Jack Rowell

Linda M. Roy

Sandra Russell

Lauren K. Rust

Eileen S. Sager

Kathryn Sager

Barbara Schroeder

Jan B. Smith

Judy Smith

Raymond Smith

Diane Spofford

Judith A. Steele

Alvin Steward

Lynda Stone

R. Jeffery Sutter

Carol E. Sutton

Terry L. Taylor

Myron E. Thebeau

Sandra L. Thomas

Janet Lee Troup

Joyce Ann Troup

Kathryn Tuepker

Peter Vallone

David Vancil

Virginia Walker

Jon W. Ward

Peggy Welch

Cynthia C. Wells

Pat Wend (Maxwell)

Carol E. Whittaker

Marion Wichterman

Gail Wilson

Sandy Witherspoon (Black)

James D. Woods

Geraldine Zeno


Final version of 50th Reunion video

Right after the 50th reunion, a bunch of the attendees

purchased a copy of the "post-reunion" video. So, to 

be fair to them, the committee decided to delay posting

it on our web site for about two years. Now, the time

has come and it's been done. Click on the "50th

Reunion Video (final)" tab in the column to the left to

watch the final version of the video. The posted video is

a combination of the one that was actually shown at the

reunion plus some of the candid photos that were taken

during the weekend of the reunion. Enjoy!


One of our classmates, Dennis Lynch, is married to

Lynn Durham from the Class of 1963. For the Class

of '63 50th Reunion last October, Lynn's class prepared

an excellent video that she and Dennis want to share

with our class. Please take a few minutes to view it at h

ttp:// .

You'll be glad that you did. Many thanks to Dennis and Lynn.