Friday, November 4, 2011

A Good Day

It was a good day today. We located and posted a terrific obituary for John Iraola, and confirmed locations for Phyllis Seliger Holland, Jim Gullone, Kathy Grap Hodgen, Pete Manus, and Sherry Kill Lawson.

Got a better photo of Paula Rafferty Severance from her BFF, Nancy Sliker Gillingham.

In our searching, we have discovered that it is not uncommon for people to have started Facebook pages that remain long after their deaths, inactive , stolid and silent tombstones on the information highway, like Erwin Goovaerts. The same sort of thing is true of which holds inactive accounts as bait for additional revenue. Once you pay your fees, you discover that all the info you were hoping to find are just cardboard storefronts devoid of content or contact information.

So far, as we hoped, there seems to be a certain momentum building with the class directory that we hope will allow its completion with the help of classmates who know where other classmates are. Thank you again, to those of you who have provided clues.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Milton,
    I just wanted to correct one of your statements above. My father, Erwin Goovaerts, certainly never had a Facebook page. He actually passed away two years before Facebook was even founded.

    He passed away on May 27, 2002 after a relatively short, but fierce, battle with cancer. My father was a lawyer for many years up until his death and was based out of Franklin, NJ. He coached recreational soccer for the local kid's league, and enjoyed playing golf, watching hockey, and relaxing with family and friends.

    My dad is remembered by many for his kind heart, generous ways, wry wit, and fun loving but determined personality. He is greatly missed, even eleven years since.

    He is survived by my mother, Theresa, my siblings, myself, and his brother Harold.

    Diana Goovaerts