Lakeside High School’s Class of ’69 enjoys a sizzling 50th anniversary

Sep 18, 2019 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

Lakeside High School’s Class of 1969 took time out at Catawba Island Club for a group photograph. Seated, from left to right, are: Joe Tetzloff, Sue Dobrowolski, Juanita (Arnold) Williams, Carol (Dobrowolski) Farris, Trudy (Collins) Gaydosh and Anna Povlick. Second Row: Tom Onto, Janie (Carroll) Biro, Gwen (Routley) Funderwhite, Becky (Gresh) Mack, Beth (Malfara) Roth, Janie (Biro) Drusbacky, Amy (Fedor) Turner, Jill (Demshock) Waldron, Candy (Klinow) Reed, Miki (Sauvey) Turinsky and Morris White. Third Row: Bill Storrs, Bill Streeter, Terri (Pepon) Lombardy, Cheri (Danchisen) Wahl, Jacki (Copp) Rush, Pam (Hannon) Koons, Sandy (Jeff) Clemons, Mike Tracey, DeLite (Biro) Vogley, Carlotta (Royster) Stancil, and Nora (Howard) Flood. Fourth Row: Dan Gaydosh, Mark Funderwhite, Cal Smith, Mike Turinsky, Tom Stayancho, John Benya, John Mizla, Bruce Hirsch and Jim Dress. Not pictured is Dan Patrick.

On a sizzling hot July weekend, with temperatures soaring into the high 90’s with high humidity, the heat could not cool the excitement for classmates of Lakeside High School’s Class of 1969 enjoying their 50th annual reunion.

Friday night was ablaze — literally, because it was so hot — with a casual evening of getting reacquainted with one another while frequenting a variety of establishments in Marblehead. A special thanks to The Galley and Wee Willey’s for accommodating the large group.

Saturday morning found many among the reunion crowd attending a tour of the campus for Danbury Schools, provided by Joe Miller, who gave us insight into what it takes to keep Danbury Schools up and running. Miller is quite proud of the vast improvements, and rightfully so. The changes were impressive.

The weekend was capped off with an enjoyable evening at the Catawba Island Club for dinner and entertainment. Cal Smith took us back to our youth with a few stories about how great it was growing in in Lakeside and Marblehead. We were very well protected by the adults of the community.

Mike Tracey provided a hilarious recollection of some of our senior year activities, as well as others that were a tad bit earlier. Joe Tetzloff put together a slide show and video that was very entertaining.

The reunion festivities came to a close, but the memories will remain for the Class of 1969.

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