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09/10/12 08:46 PM #1    

Jim Mattson

Welcome to the T L Handy High School Class Of 1963 forums. Please press "Post Response" to participate in the discussion.

09/12/13 05:14 AM #2    


Mary Solinski (Dalton)

Hoping that pictures from our 50th reunion will be posted on this website Jim.  I so wanted to be there but couldn't because of health issues.  It would be wonderful to see some of our classmates through pictures.  Is that a possibility?

10/19/13 10:27 PM #3    

Jim Mattson

Yes, if I can figure out how to get the photographs on to the website. I have been a little busy in my law practice, and just finished a brief from the Florida Supreme Court. Now I will try to deal with the photographs.

02/11/14 05:01 PM #4    

Susan Yahn (Frieders)


Sure wish the people in the pictures were identified.  Not having seen some of these people in years, it's hard to tell who they are.  Is that possible?


Sue Frieders

02/12/14 12:30 PM #5    


Sandra Bolduc (Meeks)

I also think it would be a big help if names could be added to the reunion pics.  I was able to recognize some folks, but most were a blank.

03/12/14 03:43 PM #6    


Richard Beck


Don't remember if Dan Humes graduated, but have learned of his passing a few years back. His father was my father's partner in the Bay City Boats business.


04/01/14 10:10 AM #7    


Janet Chateauneuf (Witucki)

Hi Rich & all,

When our website was first put together, thanks for Jim Mattson & Class Creator website, I typed in all classmates that are listed, but if they haven't actually joined the website, they are shown as missing.  Marcia & Margo were never on our original "lost classmates list" prior to our website.  Jim & I encourage all who haven't joined yet to do so.  Jan W.

06/29/15 01:57 PM #8    


Richard Beck

RIP, Gary Edsall. Memorial, June 29. 

11/17/15 08:16 AM #9    


JoAnne Bennett (Smith)



I have only missed one reunion and have enjoyed all of the others.  My biggest regret is not being able to spend any quality time with so many of you.  Which is bringing me to the purpose of this post.  Would the TL Handy class of 1963 be interested in a Caribbean Cruise?  I would be happy to organize one and handle the arrangements.  It would probably be held in 2018.

Please let me know if there is any interest in such a venue.  I can be reached thru this site or my e-mail at

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and Merry Christmas too.


JoAnne Bennett Smith


05/08/16 10:57 PM #10    


Richard Beck

Remembering Carole Forgash Reinke. 


05/09/16 10:40 PM #11    

Beverly Silvernale (Snable)

My dear sweet friend and class officer Carole Forgash Reinke, passed away on May 7th surrounded by her loving family. If you have our year book, there is a fantastic picture of her in her cap and gown hugging her parents. We had an amazing visit on May 6 th at the ICI in Grand Rapids. She was at peace and because of her faith had no fear of death. We prayed together, it was a very precious time. She mentioned she would see Cora soon, (Gloria Riffenbark Moran) who shared the same birthday, April 19th and who passed away a few week earlier. They were very, very close friends. Please pray for Carole's family. She will be greatly missed. Love to ALL! Bev (Silvernale) Snable




05/10/16 03:48 PM #12    

Penny Wagar (Fahlsing)


Dear Bev, I'm so sorry to hear arout Gloria and Carol. We are all getting to an age when these things happen.  I'm happy that you had a visit with Carol toward the end,, and also that she and Gloria had such a long time friendship and families that loved them.  They will live on in the hearts of many.  thinking of you and their families...with prayers. Penny


05/10/16 04:56 PM #13    


JoAnne Bennett (Smith)


I too am so sad about losing two more classmates this year.  Both of these lovely ladies will live on in the hearts  of their families and friends that loved them so.  They will be missed.  May the Dear Lord embrace their eternal lives until we all meet again.


JoAnne Bennett Smith

06/01/16 09:56 AM #14    


Richard Beck

Remembering Del Crook. Sending love to his family. 

08/28/16 11:22 PM #15    


Richard Beck

Thoughts and fun memories of Bob Beaver. 

04/01/17 04:08 PM #16    


Richard Beck

Many of you are aware of the recent passing of Mr. Robert B. White, our former Band teacher, and before that the Choir teacher.  Mr. White followed in his father's footsteps in giving the gift of music to Bay City, and its youth for several combined decades.

While Mr. White may be gone from our midst, there is an opportunity for us to continue his legacy through a memorial.  In talking to Fred Herter, who has talked to Elaine White, contributions can be made to help send Bay City music students to Camp Timbers, for a week-long Band Camp.  Funds donated to this memorial will only be used for Bay City students, and Mrs. Elaine White was the first person to make a donation. She is moved by this little campaign.

Whether you were a music student, or not, I am making an appeal to all members of our class to consider a tax deductible gift in Mr. White's name, to serve as a partial scholarship to this summer's Band Camp.

Total expenses for one student, for one week is $420.  A donation of $100 will provide enough toward this expense, in combination with the student's requirement to work so as to earn part of the expense, and bring the amount close enough that Herter Music Center will provide scholarship funds to complete the total amount for each individual student. The program is offered through the Saginaw YMCA, a non-profit organization. It is promoted, and band teachers are recruited by Fred Herter. The program is in its 31st year of existence.

To donate:  Please send a check to:

The Saginaw YMCA, 1915 Fordney, Saginaw, MI  48601, noting the Robert B. White Memorial Fund.

06/25/17 11:47 PM #17    


Richard Beck

Remembering Carol Sandry Sauder. 

06/26/17 11:36 AM #18    

Lynn Luptowski (Lijewski)

Jim, thanks for all you do to keep us updated. So sad to know that so many of the classmates are gone but those of us who are still here such as myself and attended the 50th reunion enjoyed seeing those of you that could make it. I have been out the loop but sure enjoy being update. Thanks. Lynn Luptowski Lijewski, Florida

07/11/17 03:48 PM #19    

Gail Lance (Fairless)

Jim M. and Jan W.     Thank you so much for the web site, Jim and Jan, thank you for keeping it up to date. It is my only way of knowing what is going on with my classmates. I'm sure many of us appreciate what you do, but just don't think to let you both know.  Gail (Lance) 


07/12/17 02:32 PM #20    


JoAnne Bennett (Smith)


Will we be having a 55 year reunion?  Also Gail's message was well stated and I too want to thank boh Jim and Jan.  Hope everyone is having a great summer.  Been having a heat spell out here in Phoenix but we are coping........

Cheers to all,

JoAnne Bennett Smith

07/13/17 03:54 PM #21    

Sandra Zumbach (Dubay)

Joanne Bennett you were going to send me some things of Pam Vantol. Did you forget. San Zumbach Dubay.

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