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Class of 1961,
Grand Blanc High School ...
This is for you.
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In Memoriam
All of us feel a special bond with our classmates of so long ago. While many of us have experienced personal losses during our lives, thinking of lost classmates leaves us with a peculiar emptiness and feeling particularly vulnerable.

These, who shared our youth, and who have left us behind, are fondly remembered -

Carol Baumbach (Cancer)

Harold Broughton

Philip Calvert

Raymond Cook

Larry Curtis

Virginia (Daniels) Slattery (Hepatitus)

David Douglas

Raymond Hall (Heart Attack)

Nancy (Gyrokas) Joslin

Paradine (Lair) Dellaharris

Harold Mancour (Heart Attack)

Randy Manuel (Cancer)

Jim Martin

Tracy Martz (Heart Valve)

Ed Mills (Author of poem at right)

Robert Pratt (Auto Accident)

Frank Ray (Auto Accident)

Lee Reynolds (Heart Attack)

James Savage (Gunshot)

Richard Schmock

Elaine Seybert (Cancer)

Larry Smith (Auto Accident)

Lee Spees

Harold VanLoon (Cancer)

Ellen Ann Weaver (Cancer)

Sandy (Wells) Maddox (Cancer)

Clyde Woodbury

Jim Woodring

Class Reunion

I came to see my buddy,
I came to see my friend.
Through all these years of livin’,
I have often thought of him.

I looked through all the roster names
Where classmates had signed in,
But didn’t find my buddy’s name,
I didn’t find my friend.

The pictures of my classmates
Were displayed upon the door.
While looking at the pictures there,
One fell upon the floor.

I reached to pick the picture up
And stared it in the eyes.
The face was my old buddy
With his big, engaging eyes.

I looked to find the empty place
From which the picture fell.
But when I found the likely spot,
My eyes began to well.

The space was framed in lonely black,
A sign at top was drawn --
The words there made my heart stand still …
“Our Classmates that are Gone”.

I came to see my buddy,
I came to see my friend.
In truth, again I’ll never see
That dear buddy, my old friend.

Ed Mills, GBHS Class of 1961
Submitted January 1, 2008
Eddie passed from us April 26, 2016

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