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Salem High School Class of 1959 - Latest News


07-28-2023 - Passing of Classmate William 'Bill' James Hone
It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of our classmate Bill Hone.  Below is the email we received from Marge.  Please continue to keep Marge and her sons in your thoughts and prayers.  You are a great class.  Marge's email....margehone@gmail.com...... home address is 6 Barbara Lane, Irvington NY 10533.

Bill died peacefully this evening at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.  Jim was with him and Brian and I had been there during the day.  We had hoped for success in treating his pneumonia so that he might have a fighting chance with the lung cancer, but that was not to be.  He was ready, and we're just happy that he was not suffering.  Maybe he and Lou can play football together again!

I have been so touched by the emails that classmates have sent and thank all of you for your prayers and for being such good friends.  

Marge

You may view Bill's obituary by clicking 'Contact Classmates' on this website, scanning down to Bill's name and then clicking on the icon to the right of his name.



07-28-2023 - Classmate Bill Hone's cancer
Good Evening Classmates,

Below I have copied an email as received from classmate Marge Hone regarding her husband, our classmate, Bill Hone. Bill and Marge have been friends, although separated by many miles, since high school. It is with great sadness that I have learned this news about Bill. I thought it best to pass it on to you as I received it. Please, if you can, send Marge and Bill your prayers and good wishes. Marge's email address is margehone@gmail.com. Their mailing address is 6 Barbara Ln., Irvington NY 10533.

Hi Hank,

I just wanted to update you on what's going on with Bill and I do think sending something out to the class is in order, and we'd appreciate prayers and good wishes.

We finally have a diagnosis and it's not good. He has stage 3+ lung cancer, which at the moment is untreatable because he has major infection and inflammation in his lungs which has been hindering his breathing, his blood oxygen saturation levels, his energy and his appetite. It has been going downhill, but we managed to get through tests and the virtual consult yesterday with an oncologist from Memorial Sloan Kettering. At the advice of the doctor, we (our son Brian came down from Boston to be here to help) took him to the hospital, and began treatment for the side issues. The hope is that if we can take care of those he may have enough stamina to withstand cancer treatment. Everything is doubly frustrating and scary with COVID, which means we can't visit him in the hospital.

Marge



07-28-2023 - Passing of Classmate Bonnie Minth Bess
It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of our Classmate Bonnie Minth Bess. Classmate Ginny Sterling Hendron told us she had seen a posting on Angela Bess Neely's, Bonnie's daughter, Facebook page about the passing of her mother Bonnie. We found this posting on the Bowling Green State University Band Alumni Facebook page. To our knowledge, Bonnie has been living in North Hollywood, California close to her daughter Angela.

Bowling Green State University Band Alumni Society
March 18 at 3:12 PM ·
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our friend Bonnie Bess. She was a beloved member of our BGSU Bands family and will be missed by so many.

You may view the "obituary" written by Bonnie's daughter Angela by clicking on "Contact Classmates" on this website, scanning down to Bonnie's name and then clicking on the icon to the right of her name.



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  • 03-25-2014 - Update on Karen Klein Whelan - Below is an e-nail received from Karen and Skip Whelan: ...
  • 03-25-2014 - Passing of Classmate Dave Metcalf - Our classmate Dave Metcalf passed away this morning, Tues...
  • 03-05-2014 - Death of James Holwick Pidgeon - Many of you may remember Jim Pidgeon who went to school w...
  • 03-05-2014 - Death of Art Rottenborn's brother John - Our classmate Art Rottenborn's brother John passed away i...
  • 02-17-2014 - A note from Brenda Phillips regarding Classmate Bill Phillips - This note from Brenda was received in response to our let...
  • 01-28-2014 - Update on Gail Strojek - Hi All, Gail was discharged from the hospital this ...
  • 01-28-2014 - Update on Gail StrojekGreenisen Back Surgery - Hello All, Gail had her third back surgery today to h...
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  • 03-03-2013 - Pat Murphy Oesch's sister Honey - We have received an e-mail from our classmate Pat Murphy ...
  • 03-03-2013 - Raymond Bricker's nephew Chuck Brown passes away - Raymond Bricker's nephew Chuck Brown, the son of our frie...
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  • 01-19-2013 - Death of Classmate Sandy Swartz Lewis' Daughter Linda - Classmate Sandy Swartz Lewis' daughter, Linda Grubbs, pas...
  • 12-31-2012 - Passing of Eugene Todd's son Matt - There is sadness again in the news. Classmate Eugene Tod...
  • 12-28-2012 - John Bergman's Heart attack - Below is an e-mail message received from John Bergman's w...
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  • 05-07-2012 - Mary Kay Lavelle Morris - Mary Catherine Lavelle Morris passed away Sunday, May 6, ...
  • 02-04-2012 - Mary Lou Menichelli Hartzell surgery - Mary Lou had surgery on her leg at the Cleveland Clinic t...
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  • 07-22-2011 - Passing of Sandra Ewing McQuinn's Mother - Classmate Sandra Ewing McQuinn's mother, Esther Brantingh...
  • 07-14-2011 - Passing of Dick Paulini's Mother - Dick Paulini's mother, Elizabeth I. Paulini Fronius, pass...
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  • 04-05-2011 - Fred McNeal Update - "I got home Tuesday (March 29 I believe) after 37 days in...
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  • 06-19-2010 - Passing of Barbara Price Grace - Some of you may remember Barbara Price, a classmate at Fo...
  • 06-19-2010 - Grandkids in the NEWS - We had a recent note from Carol Schramm Kelly.......... ...
  • 06-19-2010 - Passing of Darla Barns Ping's husband - Darla has advised us that her husband, Arnold Ray Ping, a...
  • 06-14-2010 - A bonus lunch for July 3 - Invitation to a bonus lunch on July 3 at Salem Hills Golf...
  • 06-14-2010 - Update on Karen Klein Whelan - A message from Karen that was forwarded by Carol Ward Out...
  • 06-06-2010 - Passing of Judy Decrow's mother - Judy DeCrow Roberts' mother passed away Friday, June 4, 2...
  • 05-25-2010 - Gail Strojek Greenisen's mother passed away - Gail Strojek Greenisen's mother passed away this past Sun...
  • 05-18-2010 - Update on Karen Klein Whelan from Carol Ward Outtrim 5/16/2010 - She (Karen) is doing pretty well and starting this coming...
  • 05-12-2010 - New Obituary for Bob Potter - Obituary: Robert Lincoln Potter / Lawyer, professor who b...
  • 05-11-2010 - Death of Bob Potter - Robert L. Potter SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. After 68 years ...
  • 04-28-2010 - Karen Klein Update from Carol Ward - The following message was received from Carol Ward giving...
  • 04-28-2010 - Fred McNeal Update - Below is a message from Fred giving us the current status...
  • 04-27-2010 - Pat Hutcheson needs prayers and get well cards - On April 24, 2010, the following e-mail message was recei...
  • 04-08-2010 - Fred McNeal Update - We are home! Late discharge from the hospital, arrived h...
  • 04-02-2010 - Fred McNeal Update - March 31, 2010 - Just to update re: Fred, After his first round of chemo...
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  • 03-13-2010 - Fred McNeal Update - revised 3-15-2010 - Dear Classmates; Jack Stelts visited Fred at the Cleve...
  • 02-22-2010 - Juanita Breault Cushman - On the lighter side............... Juanita will be 69 on ...
  • 02-22-2010 - E-mail Updating Karen Klein Whelan's Health Status - Thanks to Carol Ward Outtrim for sharing this e-mail that...
  • 02-14-2010 - Death of Brad Kelly son of Carol Schramm Kelly - The Salem News, February 14, 2010 LISBON - Brad E. Kel...
  • 02-11-2010 - Big Package - On February 8, 2010 Norman and Sandra (BAK) Knoedler were...
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