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Class of 1968
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson: Dave passed away (date not known) around 2011.
Eric Armbruster
Eric Armbruster
Eric Armbruster: Eric committed suicide soon after high school.
Gretchen Ashworth Brumback
Gretchen Ashworth Brumback
Gretchen Ashworth Brumback - died in 1997 of pulmonary embolism in Colorado where she lived on a ranch with her family.

Comments:
Gretchen was the first friend I made when I moved to Potomac in 1957. We both shared a love for horses. I lost track of her after high school but I know she and her family lived in Colorado. Her pastime was raising and showing horses.
--- Charlie Gasque
Robert (Rob) Baker
Robert (Rob) Baker
Robert (Rob) Baker - died Thursday, May 31, 2007.
Rob died of complications stemming from his battle with cancer. Survived by his wife, Nancy, daughters Saura & Hannah, son Amos, grandchildren, Adreian and Natalie. (click for obituary).

Comments:
The Float Trip Boys were blessed to have spent a week on the river with
Robbie the year before his death. He is a true friend and will live
in our hearts and memories forever. 
-- Bob Richardson

Robert (Bob) Baxter
Robert (Bob) Baxter
Robert (Bob) Baxter: Died in 1969 or 1970 as a result of a car accident.

Comments:
Bob had just been elected president of his class at St. Andrews college, was a passenger coming back to his dorm, and the car flipped on campus killing him instantly...he is greatly missed each day. -- Laura Baxer (sister)
Stanley Burley
Stanley Burley
Stanley Burley: Died in 2002 of cancer.

Comments:
Gil Driver, best friend of brother Louis, shared the news with me. Stanley left a wife and kids.
-- Susan Baker
Lloyd Courembis
Lloyd Courembis
Lloyd Courembis: It is reported - not verified - that Lloyd died while in Paris awhile back. Date and cause unknown. Lloyd was a senior transfer student.
Lynda Cowan
Lynda Cowan
Lynda Cowan: Died August 26, 2012. Lynda had been fighting several cronic health issues and was in constant pain. Survived by her husband, Joel and her children.
James (Jim) DeAtley
James (Jim) DeAtley
James (Jim) DeAtley: Died July 21, 2001 of pancreatic cancer.

Comments:
My brother, Jim lived a wonderful life, though cut short by cancer.

He left a legacy of two fantastic children. Son, Tavish is a junior at George Washington University, and daughter, Tavia is a sophomore at Jim's alma mater, Baylor University. Jim's wife continues to live and work in San Antonio, Texas. 

Jim had a prolific legal career with the Department of Justice, and touched many individuals in a positive way. One of the exceptional ones, he is dearly missed.
-- Mary Ann DeAtley Jewett
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As Jim's proud wife and mother of his wonderful twins, I reiterate Mary Ann's sentiments. Jim served his country as:
 
Colonel USAFR - 20 years of service

U.S. Attorney, Southern District of TX
1997-1999
 
U.S. Attorney, Western District of TX
1993-1996
 
And was duly honored:
Dedication of the James H. DeAtley National Advocacy Center Library, Columbia, South Carolina;
 
Establishment of the James H. DeAtley Annual Trial Advocacy Award, Western District of Texas;
 
Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, Dept. Of Justice; and, 
 
JAG School Outstanding Reserve Force Judge Advocate.
 
Jim's final resting place is in our hearts and Arlington National Cemetery.
 
In Loving Memory,
Dr. Michelle Mika DeAtley & children
Tavish and Tavia DeAtley
John Fairchild
John Fairchild
John Fairchild: Died in a car crash in 1994. John served in the Vietnam war where he was wounded.
Robert (Bob) Filsinger
Robert (Bob) Filsinger
Robert (Bob) Filsinger: Date and cause of death unkown. Listed as deceased in the 1988 reunion book.
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Stu Harmon: Stu died on Oct. 5, 2010. Stu had a long battle with Leukemia.After a bone marrow transplant did not provide the hopeful results he and his wife prayed for, Stu passed away Oct. 5, 2010. 
James (Jim) Kirch
James (Jim) Kirch

James (Jim) Timothy Kirch: died Februay 1994 from a rare liver disease - Sclerosing Colingitis - a sclerosing of the bile duct leading to liver failure. Jim was diagnosed in 1984. The disease carries a life expectancy of 10 years.

Comments:
One of the original float trip boys. Married to Jane Stickney from Massachussets in 1974? Son Jeremy and daughter Jessie (who is now a mom herself) Jim drew a low lottery number and enlisted in the USN. They treated him well as he struggled in his final year. Good man. Very, very good friend. He is with the Lord. 
-- Dave Shrum

Mary Leffler Walker
Mary Leffler Walker

Mary Leffler Walker died September 19, 2009 in Colorado after a long, scrappy struggle with breast cancer. She was 58.

Lynn Counselman McIntosh
Lynn Counselman McIntosh
Lynn Counselman McIntosh - died Saturday, January 10, 2009 after an illness of one year. Lynn was married 34 years to Claude McIntosh, Sr. and had 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. Lynn graduated from Frostburg State Teachers College and was a homemaker and daycare teacher at Children's Center in Monrovia. She was an avid horseback rider and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Bruce McLane
Bruce McLane
Bruce McLane: died May 11, 2005 of congestive heart failure.

Comments: To see obituary click here.
I was aware that Bruce died suddenly at Shady Grove Hospital and went to his Memorial Service in Bethesda. The Church was packed and it was apparent how many friends he had from all stages of his life. His wife went to Churchill and was in the Class of '70. I think Bruce would have enjoyed joining us at the reunion. 
-- Katie Radford Gorman

Bruce's picture is exactly how I remember him... always with a big friendly smile. -- Bob Richardson
Steve Merkel
Steve Merkel
Steve Merkel: date of death unkown.
Steve Morningstar
Steve Morningstar
Steve Morningstar: Died in a car accident our senior year of high school.
Carolyn (Lyn) Raymond
Carolyn (Lyn) Raymond
Carolyn (Lyn) Raymond: Died 1997 or 1998 after routine surgery - completely unexpectedly. She was living in Maine at the time, married with two children (they were about 17 & 21 then).

Comments:
Madelle (Gott) Tolbert and I went to the funeral. The church was packed. Lyn's husband Frank had them play "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum before the service started (a favorite song of Lyn's).
--Kathy Hintz
Michael (Mike) Riley
Michael (Mike) Riley
Michael (Mike) Riley: Died in late 70's - possibly from leukemia. Mike attended Cornell University with Merle Ladd Silverman where they studied architecture in a small class of 60 students. Later many of the class, including Mike, moved to New York City.
Thomas (Tom) Shinkoff
Thomas (Tom) Shinkoff
Thomas (Tom) Shinkoff: Died April 1997. Cause of death unknown.

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Class of 1967
Stacey Apple
Stacey Apple
Stacey Apple: died 2003 of cancer.
Jeff Bishop
Jeff Bishop
Jeff Bishop: Date and cause of death unknown.
Dwight Chandler
Dwight Chandler
Dwight Chandler: Date and cause of death unknown.
Bruce (Prince) Cramer
Bruce (Prince) Cramer
Bruce (Prince) Cramer: Date and cause of death unknown.
Mike (Tiny) Ellis
Mike (Tiny) Ellis
Mike (Tiny) Ellis: Died March 1994. Cause of death unknown.
Carl (Corky) Fields
Carl (Corky) Fields
Carl (Corky) Fields: Corky died in 1974; he was in school at University of Oklahoma in Norman OK following completion of 2 years of military service. He completed 9 months in-country service in Vietnam, where he was wounded in the leg. He came back to Potomac for R&R and the kind docs at the Naval Hospital (his dad retired as a Navy captain) admitted him for care of his wound.
 
Corky moved to OK following the end of his army service to be near his parents; they moved from Fausett Road to Potomac to Tulsa Oklahoma in 1967. 
 
Corky was working, while in college, as a night manager at a pizza store that was held up. The gunman shot him 6-7 times in the back. (Both he and his co-worker/roommmate were forced by the robber to lay on their stomachs during the robbery. The roommate also died.) 
 
Corky had enough strength, despite the many mortal wounds, to call police. mazingly, he also managed to lock the door to the store. He was studying journalism at the time of his death.
Phillip G. Francik
Phillip G. Francik
Phillip Francik: Died May 27, 2006 of a heart attack.

Comments:
Phil and I had been married for 35 years. We both graduated from Indiana University in 1971. Phil spent four years in the army as an officer. We were stationed in Germany for three years. We live in Illinois and have two grown children. Phil was very involved with Boy Scouts and was a Scoutmaster for five years. Phil was a wonderful husband, father, and person.
-- his wife, Peggy
Linda Gatewood Bentley
Linda Gatewood Bentley
Linda Gatewood Bentley - died December 2002 from G.I. Hemorrhage.
Tony Hugueley
Tony Hugueley
Tony Hugueley: Tony died Jan. 6, 2013. He was driving his restored 1956 Chevy when he ran off the road in FL and crashed into a tree. He died the following day, Jan. 6th. They think he may have suffered a heart attack at the wheel which caused him to veer off into the tree. Tony was married to Suzi Reus Hugueley (class of '68). Tony's sister, BJ Hugueley Judd also attended Churchill class of '67.

Read related story: http://flaglerlive.com/48933/tony-hugueley-bel-air/
Anthony (Tony) Kercoude
Anthony (Tony) Kercoude
Anthony (Tony) Kercoude - Died September 21, 1968 in Viet Nam. Tony held the rank of PFC in the Marine Corps. He is listed as Casualty Number 33267.
Vinney  Kerrigan
Vinney Kerrigan
Vinney  Kerrigan - Died November 1978. Cause of death unknown.
John Mahon
John Mahon
John Mahon: Date of death unknown. John died of a heart attack very young (possibly while in college).
Mark Mason
Mark Mason
Mark Mason: Mark died many years ago - date unknown. His son played football for U of MD and now lives in Atlanta area.
 
Mark was one of the star football players during his years at Churchill.
Brian Thrower
Brian Thrower
Brian Thrower: Died April 1973. Brian was killed in a motorcycle accident.