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10/02/16 03:20 PM #100    

Helen Pulver (Rosenberg)

Our Classmates subscription runs through July 2027 ( almost 11 years) so let's all keep in touch. 

10/03/16 08:01 AM #101    


Teri Nichols (Harter)

Good morning all:

I just want to say I'm glad the website will stay up.  I was not able to attend the reunion so this is the best way for me to keep in touch.

I am sad to read about all the losses we've had, but also love hearing about all the positivie things that are happening.

Keep posting.


12/22/16 11:51 AM #102    


Janet Stromberg (Rector)

Dear Family and friends as well as all my amazing classmates from our '62 graduating class. We come together, whether near or far to rejoice this Christmas Season. Our family is amazing. Jesse is 16 already and now thinking about further education. Leah is now in Middle school as well is Roland. Both Jonathan and Julian are in elementary school. David continues to work at Schweitzer in Pullman while Anna is doing substitute teaching. Mike continues to work at Filoli and Janet sings in Stanford Choir and Menlo Choir along with teaching needlework. We are all healthy and Happy thanks to our precious LORD Jesus. Love and Hugs to all, Mike and Janet
Today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the LORD. Luke 2:11 

12/23/16 02:41 PM #103    


Russel Larsen

Merry Christmas and Happy Hollidays to all.  Russ Larsen

10/19/20 11:08 PM #104    

Sandra (Sandy) Farr (Rush)

My husband Ben and I were married 47 years before he passed last year.  I miss him terribly but they were 47 excellent years.  He enjoyed hearing me read the postings - and I enjoyed sharing them!

--Sandy (Farr) Rush


10/20/20 03:17 AM #105    

Warren Sapir

My wife Jan and I have been married for 46 years.


08/13/21 02:03 PM #106    

Judith Johnston (Tandowsky)

I am saddened to report that my beautiful wife and your classmate Judith Johnson Tandowsky has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Doctors gave her two and a half years when she was diagnosed but she lasted six. Always over achieving! She was the light of my life and I know she was proud to have helped plan the last reunion. Thanks to all of you who knew her and welcomed her into your lives. She will truly be missed.

with sorrow,

Ross Tandowsky 

08/13/21 07:14 PM #107    


MaryJane McCormick (Smith)

My heartfelt condolences on your loss.  Blessings on her and you both.  Remember the good times and she will forever be with you.

08/14/21 06:43 PM #108    

Sandra (Sandy) Farr (Rush)

Judi and I stayed in touch throughout the years, but sadly after my husband died I didn't respond to very many.  In going through old papers I found a card Judi sent me last year recalling our friendship and highlights there of - riding in my grandmother's pink station wagon, trips through 19 and many more precious memories. I wish I'[d been better this last few years about keeping in touchl but knowing Judi, she's telling Ben all about our past exploits.  I loved her very much and wish I had a chance to tell her so - but somehow I think  she knows  I'm so glad I was able to talk with Ross shortly before Judi passed 

- she had so many questions about the Lord - now  she kmows in full: 

Sandy (Farr) Rush


08/17/21 02:28 PM #109    


Ben Fong-Torres

Thank you, Ross, and thank you, Judi, for being a light among our entire Class of '62, for being a wonderful member of our reunion committee and then, after the event, for taking on the reins of our finances, at US Bank. We are in good shape for future events and/or donations to educational causes, thanks to Judi. We will carry on, but always with memories of a lovely classmate.

09/26/21 02:35 PM #110    

Jim Hayford

Can anyone help me out with information about my friend and teammate (Football).  I understand he passed-away several years ago.  Do you have any details about his life/death that you could share with me?  Thanks, Jim Hayford

09/26/21 02:36 PM #111    

Jim Hayford

Sorry.  Forgot to mention his name!  Jim Hughes.

10/04/21 08:22 AM #112    

John Swartzberg

Congratulations, Ben, on all of your accomplishments.  While reading the wonderful article about you in yesterday's SF Chronicle (10/3/21), I had an enormous smile on my face!

05/18/22 01:54 PM #113    

Wendell Brown

happy birthday to, my lovely young friend, nene Johansson. 

10/16/22 11:38 AM #114    


Ben Fong-Torres

Classmate Bob Welsh's daughter, Wendy, has written: "I am sorry to inform you that my father passed away on April 19th. He had a very bad fall and was unable to recover fully. I was here with him; I am grateful for that. He is missed dearly." 

For more on Bob, see the story on the Home Page. Wendy would be happy to hear from classmates. You can post your message here, and Kathy Bramlett MacLennan, a childhood buddy of Bob's, will ensure that Wendy gets it. Thank you.

10/16/22 03:03 PM #115    


Ben Fong-Torres

Dear Classmates,

Barbara Underwood (Sullivan) wonders how many there were of us in the Class of '62.

Offhand, I don't remember.  We had the full list 'way back when we were organizing the first couple of reunions, but that stuff is in storage. 

If you do know, please post a message, or write me at and I'll give the figure to Barbara.

Thanks and take care.


10/16/22 06:11 PM #116    


Ben Fong-Torres

Thanks to Mike Ackley, who put his computer to use, we have a possible answer for Barbara Underwood's question: how many were there in the OHS Class of 62?

He says we numbered 713. 

Do you agree?

10/17/22 12:46 AM #117    

Jim Wayne

Dear Wendy. 
My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Bob was a gentle and kind soul. He always smiled and quietly offered greetings with a shy nod.  He was easy to know and well liked among fellow classmates. Warm regards, Jim Wayne

10/17/22 10:40 AM #118    


Gary Zellweger

Ben, and the rest of you.

  It could be age had subverted my memory but as I recall we graduated in two sessions.  I recall they were we in excess of 400 students.  I suppose one cound count the year book pictures but then we would only get the number for those who attended class often enough to be there on picture day :).

Chgeers, Gary


10/17/22 01:53 PM #119    


Ben Fong-Torres


Yeah, I'm thinking it was around 600. So, oh, all right, I'll go and get my OHS Reunion carton and find the original class roster, which I think we got from Oakland High itself.

Will post any results here and on the Home Page.



10/17/22 02:14 PM #120    


Ben Fong-Torres

OK. I counted the senior photos in the yearbook, plus 33 who were not pictured.

Total: 661. From Mel Abrams to Jeanne Zimmerman. One of three Z's, alongside Gary Zellweger (varsity track, Key Club and Drew Cup Speaker) and Dave Ziebell (dance band and varsity gymnastics.) Jeanne was in the Class Council, she was a Delegate Assembly alternative (not unlike Frances Kroll being my alternate Senior Ball date) and Oaken Bucket salesman--or, now, salesperson. And what about Mel? He was in the Bowling Club and a member of Student Control.

Cheers to all of us.

10/18/22 10:19 AM #121    


Jeani (Irmajean) Golish (Mills)

Ben, Does your final count include the many students of the class of 62, who didn't graduate with us because they had transferred to the new "Skyline High School"?




10/26/22 09:44 AM #122    


Ben Fong-Torres

Hey there, Jeani,

I counted who I said I counted: those pictured in the yearbook, plus the 33 listed as not pictured. That's all I can do.

Cheers to you & yours.

12/14/22 08:44 AM #123    

Jim Wayne

I understood about 650 

12/14/22 12:37 PM #124    

Barbara Underwood (Sullivan)

It's too bad we couldn't have gotten togeher for our 60th class reunion.  Something much simpler would have possibly worked such as just a lunch reservation at some hotel.  Just a thought.

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