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Canal record
Uniform Title:
Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Abbreviated Title:
Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
Physical Description:
v. : ill. , ports. ; 22-28 cm.
Panama Canal Society of Florida
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Place of Publication:
St. Petersburg, Fla


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General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 4 (Nov. 1976); title from cover.

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University of Florida
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APRIL 1996

VOL. 30

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Trademark. Any unauthorized
reproduction is punishable by law.

FOR 1995-96

Mr. Robert Johnson

Mr. James O'Donnell
1st Vice President

Mrs. Margot Jordan
2nd Vice President

Mr. Thomas Peterson

Mrs. Nancy Van Siclen

Mr. Paul Rozmeski

Mrs. Marjorie Foster
Past President

Mrs. Betty Snow
Legislative Representative

Mr. Peter Lang

Mrs. Dorothy Yocum

Mrs. Barbara Green
813-391-4359 (Office)

Richard W. (Pat) Beall
813-391-4359 (Office)


President's M message ......................................... 1
From the Secretary .......................................... 2
Editor's Corner ............................................ 2
Legislative Representative ..................................... 2
Proposed Amendments ....................................... 4
Slate of Officers 1996-1997 .................................... 5
Local Announcements ....................................... 9
"W which is it?" .............................................. 12
Highlights of Minutes of Scheduled Meetings ...................... 14
"Where Are You?" ......................................... 16
R etirem ents ............................................... 19

News Clips ..............................................
Your Reporter Says .......................................
Alabama ................. 23 Louisiana .............
Arizona ................. 23 M ississippi ............
Arkansas ................ 23 North Carolina .........
California ................ 25 Northwest .............
Florida .................. 27 Oklahoma .............
Georgia ................. 29 Panama ..............
Hawaii .................. 29 South Carolina .........
Indiana .................. 30 Texas ................
Congratulations ..........................................
W eddings ...............................................
W ith Deep Sorrow ........................................
Letters to the Editor .......................................
Looking Back ............................................
Announcements and Class Reunions ...........................
For sale or W anted .......................................

Additional Members

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FRONT COVER: Photograph of directions to Reunion Hotel Registration and
Check-in at lower level of Marriot Orlando World Center. See Yellow Page "0" for
detailed instructions.
BACK COVER: Panama Canal Dredge Cascadas in Culebra Cut continuing the
dredging of the Canal. The painting was done by Canal Zone artist Al Sprague.


April 2

April 12

May 3

May 4

June 7

June 15

June 16

July 3-7

August 2

August 3
August 4

September 7

October 5

Semi-annual Meeting, Ocala Pan-Canal Ditch-diggers. Noon.
Stacy's Buffet. 717 NE 36th Ave. Bill Muller (352) 854-7902.
PCSOFL Regular Meeting,St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St, St.Petersburg, FL, 1:30 p.m. Light Refreshments.
12:30 p.m.
Luncheon/Meeting, Treasure Island Yacht Club, 400 Treasure
Island Causeway, St. Petersburg, FL (See Local
Oklahoma P.C. Society Picnic, Oklahoma City area. For info
call Scott Burns (918) 581-7471.
PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500,
16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 Noon Covered Dish.
Ohio Picnic. Contact Julia Bircher Dick, 216-456-7878 for
details and map.
Arkansas annual Blanche Shaw Picnic, Agri Park, Fayetteville,
AR. Bring your own utensils and covered dish.
PCSOFL ANNUAL REUNION. Marriott's Orlando World

Center. See "Yellow Pages." for schedules and activities.

PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500

16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 noon COVERED DISI.

Northwest Picnic. Contact Walter Kleelkens 503-296-5097 for info.
PCSSC Summer Luncheon, Holiday Inn, La Paz Road, Laguna
Hills, CA. For info call: Bob Wolfenstein, 714-527-7445.
SARASOTA LUNCHEON, The Fairways, Forest Lakes Country

ulC b 2401 Beneva Rd. Sa 12:00 Noon

PCSOFL ANNUAL PICNIC. A.L.Anderson Park. Hwy 19 N.
Tarpon Springs. 12:00 noon.

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The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

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"To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships" '
v^^,K 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712

The CANAL RECORD (USPS 0088-020) is published on April, September, December by
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712.
Second Class postage paid at Largo, Florida and additional entry for April, September and December issues.
POSTMASTER- Send address changes to the CANAL RECORD, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712
The membership fee is $20.00 annually, $11.00 of which is for a subscription to the CANAL RECORD for one year.
The ANNUAL DIRECTORY is published bi-ennually.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., reserves the right to refuse to print anything derogatory or of a controversial nature, including any
advertising not in the best interests of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, whose sole aim is to Preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone
Single copies for sale at $5.00 each, (postage is included) to members only.
All photographs and correspondence sent to the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. will become the property of the
Society and will be retained in their files and archives. The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. assumes no
responsibility for advertisements placed in the Canal Record.

HEADQUARTERS of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712
(813) 391-4359
Hours: 10:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00 Monday thru Friday
Printed by Roberts Printing, Inc., 2049 Calumet St., Clearwater, FL 34625


It is hard for me to realize that this is my third
and final message of my year as President of the
Society, but with the loss of one Canal Record, this
is it.
In my first message I talked of membership and
if anyone could come up with a solution of how to
increase said membership. Our Editor sent out info
on our Society to over one hundred newspapers
throughout the U.S. hoping it would bring in new
members. Results, slim to none.
In my second message I talked about
participation. While we have never had a problem in
having a quorum present; is it because more people
are coming to the meetings or is it because we need
less people to fill the quota? Whatever the reason or
reasons--we need your help.
I would like to go back for a moment and recall
for you how and why we have a Panama Canal
Society. A group of retirees on the SS Ancon
anchored in New York harbor decided to meet once
a year for a nostalgic reunion and relive and
reminisce about their lives in the Canal Zone.
Over the years, this group has grown by leaps
and bounds. Our last reunion had over 3,000
attendees, two dances and a luncheon for 800 people.
This is great, but there is a down side. Getting
new retirees is going to be a problem because there
are very few potential retiree members left in the
Zona del Canal. Since this source of members is
almost completely gone, what next our children? If
your children are like my children, they now live and
work in the U.S. and are only interested in coming
to the reunion to see old friends and are really not

interested in the Society at all. With this in mind,
don't you think it's time for you to get involved?
As this is my last message to you, I want to
thank all the people who helped to make this a
great year. First, to Past President Marje Foster and
the entire Executive Board for their help and
cooperation in all that was accomplished this year. I
hope the incoming slate of Officers will give Jim
O'Donnell the same assistance. Also, to Tom and
Barbara Peterson for the Sarasota Luncheon, Faith
Brundage for the October picnic, Nancy Van Siclen
for the Christmas Luncheon, Lori KIing and Lois
Jones for Caravalito, and Anna Collins who will host
the May Luncheon. To each and every one of you
and your committees--I sincerely give you my
heartfelt thanks. To Shirley Boswell for her expertise
and guidance on our Reunion computer for the past
two years. Shirley was forced to leave us because of
personal reasons and we will surely miss her. To the
office staff--Carol Masino for stepping into Shirley's
Sjob while still helping Pat Beall. To Pat who is "Mr.
Can Do and Will Do". If you want something done -
give it to Pat! To Barbara Green who was always
there with a smile or a frown--depending on which
I needed or deserved. She tried her best to keep me
out of trouble or goofing up the works.
And so, from my wife Carolyn and myself--see
you in July at the Reunion in Orlando.

Robert L. Johnson




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How to get your news item published

One of the great parts about this job is the
immediate feedback from members. It has been
rewarding to hear from so many people who aren't
politicians, bureaucrats or hired guns paid to make
their point.


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1. Dues are due in October of every year October
1 to October 31. If your dues are not paid by
October 31, you might not receive the December
Canal Record unless you pay extra for it.
2. If you can't remember your membership number,
I can find it in the computer by name. Also, I
don't change your number once it has been
assigned unless you drop out and decide to
become a member again. In this case, you are
considered a new member and must pay the
Administrative Fee and are assigned a new
number. Current members have until June 1 of
the current year to pay dues before they are
removed from the computer.
3. Once again we are reminding you to send in
your Zip code plus 4. The Post Office will be
requiring this before delivery is made in the near
4. We have with membership approval by means of
a vote discontinued mailing out membership
5. Don't forget to fill out the Reunion Registration
Form the first form in yellow pages and send
the $5.00 fee. This Registration Fee helps to
defray cost of name tags, supplies, etc. needed
for the Reunion. Incomplete forms and incorrect
amounts of money delay processing of your
forms. Please do not include dues in checks for
Reunion this delays processing of your dues
Barbara Green

The letters and phone calls (including those
received at home) reinforce how much members care
about their Society. There have been letters about
finding old friends, mini-reunions after many years of
looking for friends, letting members know status of
friends marriages, births, obituaries, and letters
thanking the editorial "staff' for their much
appreciated work.
Great stuff, but with the Canal Record limited to
only three issues a year now, due to budgetary
constraints, here are a few helpful hints about writing
to the editor. Keep them in mind, and the prospects
will improve that your news item will be published
for other members to see and read:
Get to the point, and keep it short. There are
exceptions, of course, but anything more than a few
paragraphs may wind up heavily edited for space. A
well written paragraph or two will have more impact
than a three-page letter that repeats the same
Don't wait until the last minute. Letters received
after our deadline will not be published in that issue.
Nobody gets a second shot.
Some folks are prolific writers, but we want to
publish views and facts from as many members as
possible. There is no point is writing or sending your
photograph once every issue.
Don't get discouraged. If one of your news items
doesn't get published, try again. It is impossible to
print every letter, and we want to print letters from
as many members as possible and about as many
different things as possible.
Pat Bcall
Editor, Canal Record

Editor must have by:
August 2, 1996


Child Survivor Benefits Certain
types of federal survivor annuities
that have been terminated can be
re-started but does not apply to
child survivor annuities to the
disabled, the U.S. Court of
J ~Appeals for the Federal Circuit
has said.
This benefit is paid to unmarried
dependent children regardless of age who are
incapable of self-support because of disability incurred
before age 18. Marriage causes an automatic loss of
the benefit. Re-applying for the benefit after a
divorce does not reinstate the benefit.
Source Tax ban (HR-394) Congress has approved
the ban that bars states from taxing pensions of
annuitants that have moved to another state, which
would end those "source taxes," effective with any
annuity amounts received during calendar year 1996
or later.

Benefit Cutting Plans on Back Burner On the
back-burner are proposals to cut federal and Postal
employees and federal retirees benefits. This proposal
would require about $10 billion in these benefit
accounts saved over seven years. This would be
achieved by continuing to delay COLA's to April
each year and by raising the active employee
contribution to retirement by a half-percent of salary
phased in over three years. These plans as well as
budget talks are now apparently shelved as the
Democrats and GOP are all tied up in the
presidential campaign.
Budget talks were able to be delayed by short-
term funding bills for programs still without
appropriations, setting up the possibilities of
numerous further deadlines throughout the year for
employees working in those positions veterans
benefits, national parks, passport offices and some
other highly visible services. Status of Medicare and
Medicaid cuts are still up in the air.

Repeal of Social Securities Earning Limitations -
Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-I1) and Senator John
McCain (R-Az), who support this limitation repeal,
got this bill to sail through the Ways and Means
Committee and, at present, is headed for likely
passage on the House floor. This bill would allow
seniors 65 to 69 to earn up to $30,000 before their
Social Security benefits are penalized. Currently,
seniors earning more than $11,520 annually have
their benefits reduced by one dollar for every three
dollars earned over the limit.

Betty C. Snow
Legislative Reporter


Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

February 22, 1996
Dear Jerry:
Since October 1989, when you were on the
Computer Selection Committee, you have had a
prominent hand in formulating the forward progress
in the computerized structure of the Society as
regards to the Secretary, Reunion Coordinator and
the Editor of the Canal RecorLd
The decision in selecting the hardware and
software and its installation was successful only
because of your expertise. As a result, managing the
Society through the secretarial and publishing aspects
has grown and has become more reliable, time-
saving and efficient, thus becoming the chief support
of the majority of the Society's business with its
members and necessary outside connections.
The Society is indebted to you, for the
tremendous effort you have provided and for the
many additional long hours you have spent in
enhancing the programming while eliminating problem
areas. At the same time, your guidance and
instruction towards the use of the computers to those
involved has been exceptional.
It is the wish of the Society, therefore, to honor
you with this plaque, that will be placed in the
Office of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
outlining your assistance, support and service and
with it goes out grateful thanks for all to see and

for others to emulate. Your dedication and integrity
have been virtues to be honored and admired.
Jerry Boswell, we honor you, and we thank you
for everything you have done for us and the Society
in general. Your name and work shall not be
forgotten and the plaque will be our testimony to a
highly valued person and friend. Let those who see
your name on this plaque, endeavor to equal the
high esteem we have for you.


1st Vice President



The plaque reads:

The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.






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for the first time, remarks: "Why, it tastes just like
Buzzlag That excruciating stretch of time that
occurs when one is laying in bed, hears a mosquito
and is waiting for it to land.

C.T.U. (Chigger Thermal Unit) The amount of
energy expended while scratching, slapping, and trying
to survive an attack of No-See-Ums.

E.T.U. (EPCOT Thermal Unit) The unit of
measure equal to the amount of time it would take
you to cook a 12-pound pot roast medium rare if
you left it on the back seat of your car with all the
windows rolled up at the EPCOT parking lot.

Bob Morris
Florida Rambler


Date :January 15, 1996
To :Robert L. Johnson, President, The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
From :By-Laws Committee, The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Subject :Proposed Amendments to the Society's By-Laws, Article VI DUTIES OF OFFICERS, Sec.
In proofreading the current By-Laws, Amendment #6 neglected to delete a portion of the Secretary's duties
shown in Section 4J under Article VI DUTIES OF OFFICERS. We are sure that this was an oversight on
the part of the previous By-Laws Committee, because with the passing of Amendment #5, all reference to
membership cards should have been eliminated from the By-Laws. We do therefore, in order to make our By-
Laws completely accurate, submit the following proposed amendment:


A to I (No change)
J. Shall collect membership dues from and issue numbered membership cards to Society members.
K to M (No change)

A to I (No change)
J. Shall collect membership dues from Society members.
K to M (No change)


PROPOSED: Delete the word Chairman/Chairmen wherever it appears in the By-Laws and substitute
the word Chairperson.
Respectfully submitted,

Signed Signed Signed
Faith A. Brundage Muriel Whitman Jane Huldtquist
Chairperson Member Member
To minimize space and reduce expenses we ask that you please place your ballot in a sealed
envelope and (1) write the word BALLOT on the cover and (2) include your name and return
address. If you fail to do both, your ballot will become INVALID.
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As a member (One per household) I cast my
vote for the Amendments as follows:
Amendment #7 Yes O No .
Amendment #8 Yes O No .
(Fold your ballot, covering your vote, place in I
envelope and mail to the Chairman, By-Laws
Committee, Panama Canal Society of Florida,
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL

Your Vote is Important! I

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The Nominating Committee of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., composed of Mr. Peter Lang,
Chairperson, Mr. Frank Matters, Mrs. Marjorie Foster, Mrs. Lois Jones, and Mrs. Josephine Johnson submitted
the following Slate of Officers for 1996-1997 at the Regularly Scheduled Meeting held January 5, 1996 at St.
Bede's Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg, Florida:
President Mr. James O'Donnell
1st Vice President Mrs. Margot Jordan
2nd Vice President Mr. Thomas Peterson
Director Mr. Paul Rozmeski
Director Mrs. Faith Brundage
Mr. Virgil "Skeeter" Camby was nominated from the floor for 1st. Vice President by Mrs. Eula DiRoma, who
later declined the nomination. Mr. Jim Slover was nominated from the floor for Director by Mrs. Jane
IIuldtquist, and Mrs. Betty Snow was nominated from the floor for Director by Mr. Pete Foster.

Vote for one (1) candidate only for each office, and vote for two (2) candidates for Director as indicated
on the ballot, placing an "X" in the block to the left of the candidate's name. One "write-in" nomination for
each office is permitted per ballot providing the "write-in" nominee gives his/her consent in writing and is to be
received by the Nominating Committee at least 10 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. Refer to By-
Laws, Article V, Section 2 (D.2)). Each active member/member and spouse may submit one (1) ballot (only one
ballot per member household). Vote for your selection of officers indicated on the cut-out BALLOT/BALLOT
ENVELOPE. Fold the ballot to inside of ballot envelope and fold envelope over your ballot with the Chairman,
Nominations Committee on the outside, and close with staples. Do not detach ballot from envelope. Place your
name and return address in the upper left hand corner. Affix a 32e stamp and mail before June 25, 1996. Ballot
envelopes will only be opened at the Annual Business Meeting in Orlando on July 5, 1996.

Slate of Officers for 1996-1997

James J. O'Donnell

James J. O'Donnell, during his career while in Panama has been president of
several Civic Councils. He has also been very active in the Canal Zone Labor movement,
and has been a registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C. in support of the Central Labor
S Union and Metal Trades Council. He holds the title of President Emeritus of the American
Federation of Government Employees, Local 14 and has made several contributions
towards labor protection during the 1979 Panama Canal Zone treaty negotiations. He was
appointed Legislative Representative of the Panama Canal Society and served last year in
the office of 2nd Vice President and is currently 1st Vice President of the Society. He has
served two years as President of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees
S(NARFE), Chapter 845, Largo-Seminole, Florida. Jim is married to Gemma (Wright) and
they have four children.

Margot (Smith) Jordan

Even though I wasn't born in Panama, I lived there for 30 years and consider
myself a Zonian. I am presently married to Hubert Jordan who is a third generation
Zonian. Since our retirement I have committed myself into an active role with the Panama
Canal Society of Florida Executive Board because I want it to exist for my children in the
years to come. For two years I served as a Director on the Board in conjunction with
managing the Annual Chagres Invitational Golf Tournament at the Reunion. This year I
am serving as 2nd Vice President and am also the Chairperson for the Reunion Dances.
Further, I am trying to introduce new ideas for future reunions that will consider not only
the members, who are the backbone of our Society, but also for our children who will carry
on after we leave. A vote for me is a vote for the future.

Thomas C. Peterson
I was born in Ancon, Canal Zone on January 14, 1931, attended the Canal Zone
schools and graduated from Balboa High School in 1949. I subsequently graduated from
Canal Zone Junior College, Birmingham-Southern College and the Graduate School of
New York University. My wife, Barbara and I have three daughters, Carol, Diane and
Elaine, all born in the Canal Zone, and nine grandchildren. We have been members of
the Panama Canal Society of Florida since the 1960's. My father, Charles H. "Pete"
Peterson was a Roosevelt Medal holder. For my charity work in the Canal Zone and
Panama, I was awarded the Master Key to the Panama Canal by Governor Harold R.
Parfitt with the rank of Master Benefactor. I have also been very active in the Masonic
Fraternity in the Canal Zone. I retired from the Panama Canal Commission in 1981 and
Barbara and I have made our retirement home in Sarasota, Florida. I have served as
Chairman of the By-Laws Committee of the Panama Canal Society and am currently
serving as a Director.
Paul V. Rozmeski
Born in Bridgeport, CT, I graduated from high school and volunteer in the
U.S. Army in 1951. While stationed at Fort Kobbe, C.Z., I married Lilia Flores,
Class of BHS'52. After discharge from the Army, I was hired as Assistant Manager
at Cold Storage, Cristobal, a multi-million dollar business. When the Commmissary
closed, I worked as a Security Guard at Gatun Locks. In 1960 I transferred to the
Police Division, retiring in 1980. I was awarded a Public Service Award from the
P.C. Company for over 27 years of community service, including 20 years with Little
League Baseball. I was awarded an Outstanding Citizen Award by Col. Richard
Clarke, former Lt. Governor, for my work in the Atlantic Community, I was active
in the Elks Lodge 1542, where I chaired the House Committee for five years and
was responsible for the operation of the Bar & Restaurant with a monthly income
of approximately $80,000. I am currently a Director on the Executive Board of the
Society. During my term I have seen many areas that need improvement, including
possible reinstatement of the membership card and one issue of the Canal Record
which is our "life line" so to speak with each other.
Faith Brundage
Having served as an officer of the Executive Committee, I wish to continue
serving as a Director of the Panama Canal Society of Florida because I am
concerned for the Society's future. I have regularly attended monthly meetings. I
have also attended meetings while serving in the offices of 2nd and 1st Vice
President and, presently, am serving as Chairperson, By-Laws Committee. I have
served as Chairperson in various activities; i.e., Carnavalito, Telephone Committee,
Annual Picnic twice, and Hospitality. During the Annual Reunions I have worked
with the Registration and have assisted the Secretary/Treasurer for the-past three
years.. Due to my husband's illness, I had to resign my position as 1st. Vice
President before completing my term. I have been the 1st Vice President of the
Mobile Americana Association, with considerable holdings, and was also one of four
partners in the Robert Clark Insurance Agency, Inc., a $2,000,000 operation in
Boston, MA. I have served for 10 years as Vice President of the Vesper Choir in
the Association. In 1996 I served as Chairperson of the World Day of Prayer.

James A. (Jim) Slover
I have had the honor of being nominated to run for one of the Director
positions in the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. I had my first exposure to
the inner workings of the Society when I served a two-year term as Sergeant-at-
Arms during 1993-1995. It was during this time that I gained a true appreciation
for the time and effort put forth by the members of the Executive Committee. I feel
that I can contribute, and I wish to serve and help preserve and advance this fine
society. I am a retired Department of the Army civilian employee. I served twelve
years in Germany, four years in Viet Nam and Korea, and two years in the Panama
Canal Zone, where I met Barbara (Ramey nee Boyer), whom I married in 1974. We
now reside in Seminole, Florida.
Betty (Chan) Snow
Born and raised in the Canal Zone, Betty is a graduate of Balboa High School,
Class of 1943 and Canal Zone College Class of 1945. After 25 1/2 years service with the
Health Bureau and MEDDA Panama on both sides of the Isthmus, she settled in
Clearwater. She was also employed as a nurse psychotherapist for three years in her late
husband's (Dale B. Snow, M.D.) psychiatric practice in Shrevesport, Louisiana. Since
moving to Clearwater she has been very active in the Society serving on several committees,
2 years as Legislative Reporter, Clearwater news reporter and helping out where needed,
especially at the annual reunion.

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John A. Mills, Secretary,
Panama Canal Commission.
Washington, D.C.

John A. Mills is head of the Commission's office
in Washington, D.C. and provides staff assistance to
the Chairman and individual members of the Board
of Directors. He also serves as special advisor to the
Chairman on congressional and policy matters,
working closely with the Office of the Administrator
and reports directly to the Board.

He was born in Centralia, WV, graduated from
the University of Washington (BS Civil Engineering)
in 1974 and earned a Masters of Science in
Acquisition and Contract Management from Florida
Institute of Technology in 1980. Most recently, he
was the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary
of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) on Panama to the
Under Secretary of the Army. In that capacity, was
responsible for oversight of the Canal Agency.
After 30 years of military service, Mr. Mills
retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in
December 1995 with the rank of Colonel and
assumed the position of Secretary of the Panama
Canal Commission on January 2, 1996. He served
with the U.S. Southern Command in Panama
between June 1988 and may 1991, where he managed
treaty-implementation planning, working in
coordination with the Commission. He also served as
the Deputy Chief of Staff at Southern Command.
He works diligently with the Congress and officials of
the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government on
behalf of the Chairman to resolve political problems
of concern in order to ensure the continued
efficient operation of the Panama Canal.
Mr. Mills is married to DeEtta (Dee) Mills and
has two married sons living in Texas.

Dr. Jorge Eduardo Ritter
Executive Director
Republic of Panama Transition
The President of Panama, His Excellency Ernesto
Pirez Balladares has regretfully informed us that he
would be unable to attend our reunion, however he
has graciously sent his emissary, Dr. Jorge E. Ritter
in his place.
Dr. Jorge Ritter was born in Panama, Republic
of Panama, and is presently the Executive Director
of the Republic of Panama's Transition Committee.
He is also a member of the Panama Canal
Commission's Board of Directors.
Dr. Ritter attended Secondary School at Colegio
San Augustin receiving a diploma in Sciences, Arts,
and Philosophy. He also attended Pontifica
Universidad Javeriana where he received his Ph.D. in
Juridical Science, and a post-graduate in Socio-
Economics Science. His professional and teaching
activities included Professor of Constitutional and
Civil Law at the University of Panama from 1972-
1978; Member of the Board of Directors of Banco
Ganadero S.A. from 1980-1992; Member of law firm,
Ritter, Diaz y Asociados since 1982; and Professor of
Constitutional Law, ULACIT from 1993-1994.
Among his many positions occupied, Dr. Ritter
began by being an Advisor, Legislation Committee
during 1973-1977; Vice-Minister of Labor and Social
Welfare from 1977-1978; Private Secretary to the
President of the Republic from 1978-1981; a Member
of the Board of Directors of the University of
Panama from 1978-1981; Minister of Government and
Justice in 1981-1982; Special and Plenipotentiary
Ambassador of Panama in Colombia from 1982-1986;
the Permanent Representative of Panama in the
United Nations during 1987-1988; the Minister of
Government Foreign Relations in 1988-1989; the
Advisor to the President of the Republic in 1994;
Member of the Consultative Committee in 1994;
Member of the Panama Canal Commission Board of
Directors, and most recently, he became the
Executive Director of the Republic of Panama
Transition Commission.

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way 3, 1996

Friday, May 3, 1996 at the Treasure Island Yacht Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, St.
Petersburg, Florida. The BUFFET luncheon will be held on the second floor.
There will be a Cash Bar from 11:00 a.m. until noon when the buffet will open. A short
business meeting will follow at 1:30 p.m. The cost of the BUFFET will be $12.00 which
includes tax and gratuity. There is a Toll charge of 500 upon entering the Causeway from
Central Avenue.
Parking is available, however it is suggested that car-pooling be used as much as
possible to avoid any parking problems with other patrons of the Yacht Club.
The elevators are on your left as you enter the Yacht Club; stairs are on the right. As
you exit the elevator on the second floor, the dining room will be directly ahead.
We hope to see you on May 3, so please jot the date on your calendar so that you
won't forget to make your reservations. RESERVATIONS or requests for REFUNDS must be
in the office by May 1, 1996. Directions to Yacht Club are on page 12.
There will be entertainment and door prizes.
If you have any questions, please call Anna Collins at (813) 894-8484
May 3, 1996
Treasure Island Yacht Club, St. Petersburg, Florida
Member Name Membership No.
Telephone No.
Please make Reservations at $12.00 each. Total enclosed: $
Names of Guests (Please print)
1. 5.
2. 6.
3. 7.
4. 8.
Make checks payable to the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. and mail to 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334,
Seminole, FL 34642-4712

September 7, 1996

The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. September Luncheon/Meeting will be
held in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, September 7, 1996 at the Fairways of Forest Lakes
Country Club, 2401 Beneva Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232.
A pay-as-you-go bar will be available at 11:00 a.m. with the Luncheon/Meeting
scheduled for 12:00 noon.
The menu will consist of your choice of Beef Burgundy with Noodles or Chicken
Baltimore. Please specify your choice of entree on the Reservation Form.
The cost is $12.50 per person, and gratuities are included. The deadline for
Reservations or Refunds is TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 4. 1996.
Tom and Barbara Peterson will be our co-chairpersons for this favorite event and
they and their committee promises the same wonderful repast as before and a good time
for all. Door prizes will be awarded during the meeting, so let's all head South, North, East
or West to the Fairways Forest Lakes Country Club for some more of their delicious food
as we have our Regular Scheduled Meeting!
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Total enclosed is: $

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Treasure Island Yacht Club
,E I VoTI Bilmar Beach Resort
FROM THE NORTH: 1-75 south to Tampa (from the East, 1-4
ST PETERSBURG west to Tampa) then 1-275 to St. Petersburg and the 5th
HExI Avenue North Exit. Go straight ahead to Central Ave.. then
BILMAR turn right. Central Ave. ends at Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island
TREASURE ,NAVE.1" I and the Bilmar Beach Resort.
ISLANDFROM THE SOUTH: 1-275 north across the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge to the US 19 Exit. Go straight ahead to Central Ave.
Gulf of in St. Petersburg (approx. 3 3/4 miles) then left. Central
Mexico E Ave. ends at Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island and the Bilmar
SR Beach Resort.


I have been your editor for the Canal Record for the past 15 years now, and I think I've earned
the right to talk a little bit about it seriously.
During 1996, we will only have 3 issues of the Canal Record and one issue of the Directory (once
every 2 years), as well as some other cost cutting items such as Membershup cards, etc. This came
about as a result of our publishing some amendments to our By-Laws in the March 1995 issue, and
which resulted in a total of 167 votes, 15 of which voted not to cut our Canal Record to three issues
annually. We had a membership of 4,343 at the time. These amendments came as a result of a study
made of our decrease in membership. When the figures were presented to us, I had to agree with
the decision for the amendment. Our older members are passing away and we have no more Balboa
and Cristobal High School graduates to perk us up, not to mention the loss of the long list of retirees
from the Panama Canal Commission and Armed Forces civilian employees.
Since then, the realization of the action has begun to sink in to the members. In general, the
response has been, something like, "An organization cannot survive without service to the members
and the Canal Record is our only mutual contact with each other and it is the lifeline which we
appear to be severing."
In early 1993, President Bob Van Siclen suggested that the dues be raised from $15 to $20 in an
effort to stem the decline in revenue. No president wants to raise the dues for fear of being called
a "bad" president, but Bob took the flack, and there was some. Several dropped their membership
because they thought we were being ridiculous. I know of organizations with dues of over $50.00/year
and they don't give their member half of what we have given ours an Annual Reunion, a quarterly
magazine with news of friends, listing social events all over the U.S. for members, a Carnavalito, etc.
Most people throw away that extra $5.00/year easily, some, 10 times, 20 times even 50 times that much
in a year, so we can't accept that as a legitimate excuse for dropping out. Bob should be commended
for allowing us to have the funds to continue what we have been doing all these years, for just
another 3 more years.
All of you have been receiving a COLA of some kind, either from Civil Service, Social Security
or both to help keep our heads above water. Why? because basically, the world is getting more
expensive to live in, and that not only includes grocery bills, insurance, and the rest of those everyday
bills, but it also includes printers ink, paper, graphics, mailing services, and postage. In 1980 we spent
$12,631.00 on the Canal Record, and m 1995, 15 years later, we spent $58,200 on the book, ($200.00
over budget), a raise of $45,569.00. Of course, in 1980 we only had 1,197 members, and the book was
small in size and small in news.. Since then, our membership grew, and with it, our bill for the Canal
In 1993, our Annual Issue (Directory) was declared ineligible for 2nd Class postage, after 48 years,
by the Postal Service. As a consequence, it is now being sent 3rd Class, a more expensive mailing
service. We cannot send 3rd Class overseas, so our only alternative is to send all our overseas
Directories by First Class mail. To send our Directory to Australia for example, it costs us $5.95 in

The Secretary/Treasurer and I have not received a raise for two years. We don't ask for one
because we know money is tight, although we sometimes work longer hours. We both also try to
minimize costs of supplies, telephone calls, etc. to help our Budget and Audit Committee make ends
meet. One of the two assistants positions for the Editor and Secretary was also vacated as a savings.
We'd love to have a FAX machine but we know it's out of the question at this time.
You understand that we will most probably lose more members as times goes by, through atrition
of one kind or another. That's a fact. We sent a News Release to 129 of the leading newspapers
throughout the U.S. last August, enjoining past employees and past residents of the Canal Zone to
join the Society. It cost us $41.60 to mail them out and we figure we got at least three new members
that way, so we got our money back and change. The pickings are getting slim and we need to think
about it real hard. After 4 months of gathering 1996 dues, which were due 1 October 1995, we have
only 3,400 members on the books, roughly about 1,600 short, which means money lost.
I'm going to make two suggestions for you to consider, and we want you to send us your answers.
Your answers will not begin any kind of direct action on our part at this time, but it will give our
Executive Board and Budget and Audit Committee an idea of what to do, and what to plan for, in
the future.
Suggestion #1: Raise the dues this year from $20 to $30 so we can be solvent again; publish 4
issues of the Canal Record again with a Directory every year, for another 6-8 years. After that, a dues
raise again may be the only way we can stay solvent. This includes the continuance of membership
cards to members.
Suggestion #2: Leave our dues as is. Figure we can run with 3 issues a year for the next 3-4
years and then drop to 2 issues a year for the following 3-4 years, because of further loss of
membership and after that we issue a Newsletter every month with only Society activities and notices
- no member news or photos. This does not include resumption of membership cards to members.
Suggestion #3: We leave that for your suggestions if you don't select the first two.
Your answers will be of great help to both the Budget and Audit Committee and the Executive
Board in making a decision towards our future. We had only 167 votes on the March 1995
Amendments. It appears that the other 96% of the membership possibly skipped over those pages at
that time. We have 3502 members at this printing, and it would be interesting to see if we still get
the same response, since you now realize that our membership drop is the reason for our curtailing
both the Canal Record and membership cards.
SAfter careful consideration, I choose to select the following suggestion:
Suggestion #1
Suggestion #2

Suggestion #3

Please return this ballot by June 25, 1996 for our Annual Business Meeting to:
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Attn: Budget and Audit Committee, 8050 Seminole
Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712. Your answers will be studied by the
Executive Board. Your need not include your name if you so desire.
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Highlights of Minutes of Regular Meetings

November 3, 1995
St. Bedes Episcopal Church
St. Petersburg, Florida

President Johnson called
the meeting to order at 12:03
p.m. Dorothy Yocum gave the
invocation, followed by a
moment of silence, after which
Pete Lang led in the Pledge to
the Flag. The meeting
adjourned for lunch at 12:10
and resumed at 1:50 p.m.
Past Presidents attending
were Gene Askew, Anna
MYO V Collins, Al Pate, Jane
Iuldtquist, Muriel Whitman
and Bob Van Siclen. A special
welcome to Joe Collins who had not attended for a
Minutes of the October 7 meeting were read and
stand as recorded and Financial Statement was read
which stands for audit.
President Johnson reported on calls from
Marriott Hotels in Chicago and Marcos Island
inviting us to hold reunions there. The Johnsons,
Van Siclens and Fosters attended the Space Coast
picnic in Titusville on October 29.
Mrs. Snow reminded all about flu shots. Copies
of Legislative Report are placed on all tables.
Computer reads 4,613 members, 3,010 have paid
1996 dues. There were 92 new members voted in
since August. There were over 60 Canal Records
returned by the Post Office because addresses were
not current.
Sunshine Chairperson Anna Collins sent seven
get-well cards this past month.
Mrs. Van Siclen reported that 19 reservations
have been received for the Christmas Luncheon.
Grand prize will be two R/T tickets Miami-Panama-
Miami donated by COPA.
Mrs. Lori King reported that 10 Carnavalito
reservations have been received. There will be
entertainment, dancing and prizes. Get reservations
early, especially if staying at nearby hotel.
1996 Reunion Coordinator James O'Donnell
informed that yellow pages will be in December
issue. There will; be reduced drink prices available in
the downstairs lobby; Hotel check-in will be at
downstairs lobby; AARP discounts available at some
restaurants. Help will be needed to seat people at
Annual Luncheon, those interested contact Betty
Malone. Other committee chairpersons will gladly
accept volunteers.
Mrs. Margot Jordan reported that Golf
tournament and Luncheon contracts have bee signed.
Cost will be $62.00 per golfer for tournament,
includes cart, green fees, luncheon, favors and prizes.
Reservation form in December Canal Record.


Reunion audit has been completed, will appear
in December issue.

Mrs. Shirley Boswell has resigned as Assistant to
the Secretary/Treasurer. Carol Masino interested in
staying on as Office Assistant, working with Record
Editor, Secretary, and Reunion work.

Donation received from Elaine Larkin for office
staff will be given to Hospitality Chairperson for
door prizes.
Guest Speaker Mrs. Pauline Langdon, President
of NARFE Chapter 259 Clearwater gave a very
informative talk.
Motion made to adjourn meeting and seconded
at 2:45 p.m.

December 9, 1995
Wine Cellar, Redington Beach
St. Petersburg, Florida

President Johnson called
:""'. the meeting to order at 12:00
1 noon, and he welcomed
S everyone. Dorothy Yocum gave
the invocation followed by a
moment of silence, and Pete
Lang led the membership in
the Pledge to the Flag. Past
S Presidents attending were Anna
S Collins, Bill Wheeler, Robert
Van Siclen, Jane Huldtquist,
4 Pate and Marje Foster.
Minutes of of November
3rd Business Meeting stand as
recorded, and the meeting adjourned for lunch at
12:07 p.m. and resumed at 1:35 p.m. after lunch.
James O'Donnell reported that Reunion plans are
coming along fine.
Lori King stated that 16 reservations have
already been received for the February 3, 1996
Carnavalito at Treasure Island Yacht Club in St.
Petersburg. Contracts for Pully and his band and the
banquet has been signed.
Anna Collins reported several get-well cards were
sent out during the month. Anniversary and birthday
celebrants were congratulated.
Reservation forms for Carnavalito, May
Luncheon, Legislative Report, OPM Information
Sheet and With Deep Sorrow listings were available
in the lobby.
President Johnson extended wishes for a Happy
Holiday, and the meeting was turned over to Nancy
Van Siclen, Christmas Luncheon Chairperson, who
introduced her committee of Marje and Pete Foster,
Dot and Bob Herrington, Al and Joy Maale. All door
prizes were donated.
Door prizes were awarded. Hockey tickets were
won by Barbara McKeown and Betty Forgeson.
Signed hockey stick was won by Bill Beil. Grand
prize of two round trip tickets to Panama was won
by President Robert L. Johnson and presented by
Dalys and Ron Benninghoff, representatives of
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by
Robert Van Siclen, seconded by Barbara Peterson.
The meeting adjourned at 2:08 p.m.

1995 Christmas Luncheon Report

The Christmas holidays began with the Panama
Canal Society holding its Annual Christmas Luncheon
at the Wine Cellar Restaurant with 128 members and
guests present.
As mentioned at the luncheon, you cannot plan
a function without help and I had a wonderful group
who helped all the way. Again my heartfelt thanks to
Marje and Pete Foster, Dot and Bob Herrington, and
Joy and Al Maale.
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Nancy Van Siclen introduces her committee, L-R: Al
Maale, Joy Maale, Bob Herrington, Dorothy
Herrington, Peter Foster and tete 6 t6te with Marje
This year our theme was Santa. Each of those
attending was given a name tag with a Santa face
and each table had a centerpiece of an Old World
Santa which was given as a table prize during the
As usual, the Wine Cellar food and service was
exceptional and we hope everyone enjoyed the
All our door prizes were donated this year and
I would like to thank Issy Gibson, Betty Snow,
Nealie Van Siclen, Henri Skeie, Henry Falk, Faith
Brundage, Betty Forgeson, Jim and Gemma
O'Donnell, Dot and Bob Herrington, Tom and
Barbara Peterson, Marje and Pete Foster, Carolyn
and Bob Johnson, Joy and Al Maale, and Bob and
Nancy Van Siclen.

Some of those notables attending the Christmas
Luncheon are, clockwise from top: Gemma O'Donnell,
Jim O'Donnell, 1st Vice President, Rick Nelson,
Stelle Boggs DeMarr, Frank King, Lori King, Co-
chairperson for the February 1996 Carnavalito, and
Lois Jones, the other Carnavalito Co-chairperson.
For a second year, Bill and Jeanne Wheeler
donated a three day-two night stay at the Grand
Shores West on Redington Beach which was won by
Bob Herrington.

We were also very fortunate to receive two sets
of four tickets to the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey
games which were won by Barbara McKcown and
Betty Forgeson. The autographed hockey stick was
won by Bill Bell. The Society would like to thank
Mr. William Walker, Director of the Hallmark
Building for this wonderful donation.


Nancy Van Siclen and Dalys Benninghoff, C.O.P.A.
representative, present the two round trip tickets to
Panama, donated by C.O.P.A. to Grand Prize winner
Bob Johnson.
Our Grand Prize of two round trip tickets from
Miami to Panama and return on COPA Airlines was
won by Robert Johnson. The winning number was
drawn by Dalys Benninghoff, Representative of
COPA Airlines.
I would like to thank the members for
supporting the Society by attending, and hope to see
more members at other Society functions.

Nancy Van Siclen
1995 Christmas Luncheon Chairperson

January 5, 1996
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
St. Petersburg, Florida

President Bob Johnson
called the meeting to order at
12:00 noon, and welcomed all
45 members and guests. The
Invocation was given by the
Chaplain, Dorothy Yocum,
0 followed by a few moments of
0 silence, after which the Sgt. at
1 Arms, Pete Lang led in the
Pledge to the Flag. The
meeting was adjourned at 12:05
p.m. for a covered dish
luncheon, and resumed at 1:35
Minutes of the December 9, 1995 meeting stands
as recorded, and the Financial Statement stands for
Barbara Green stated 3,332 members were paid
Pete Lang, Nominations Chairperson reported the
following slate of officers for 1996/1997:

1st Vice President
2nd Vice President

James O'Donnell
Margot Jordan
Thomas Peterson
Paul Rozmeski
Faith Brundage

President Johnson called for nominations from
the floor.
Eula diRoma nominated Virgil "Skeeter" Camby
for 1st Vice President.
Pete Foster nominated Betty Snow for Director
Jane Huldtquist nominated James Slover for
Director. Nominations remained open until the end
of the meeting.
Nancy Van Siclen reported on the Christmas
Carnavalito has 35 reservations at this date. Lori
King asked for donations of prizes and for all to
make reservations soon.
James O'Donnell reported on reunion
preparations. The president announced that a guest
speaker has not been confirmed yet.
Rick Nelson and Stella DeMarr thanked the
Society for offering them an opportunity to return to
Panama on a free trip sponsored by COPA.
Door prizes were awarded, birthdays and
anniversaries were recognized, and reports given on
members on the sick list.
Nominations were closed, and meeting was
adjourned at 1:20 p.m.

February 3, 1996
Treasure Island Tennis
and Yacht Club
Treasure Island, Florida

President Johnson called
the meeting to order at 6:25
p.m. in conjunction with
Board members present:
Robert Johnson, James
O'Donnell, Nancy Van Siclen,
Marje Foster, Faith Brundage,
Betty Snow, Pete Lang, Dottie
Yocum, Pat Beall and Barbara
Green. Absent: Margot Jordan,
Tom Peterson and Paul
Rozmeski. A total of 102
members and guests attended.
Mrs. Dorothy Yocum gave the invocation
followed by a moment of silence. Mr. Pete Lang led
the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Introduction of Past Presidents: Pete and Marje
Foster, Jane Huldtquist, Muriel Whitman, Bob Van
Siclen and Betty Frassrand. Date of April meeting
changed from April 5th to April 12th.
Slate of officers for 96/97 read:


The 1996 Carnavalito was held on February 3,
1996, at the Treasure Island Yacht & Tennis Club.
Festivities began at 5:15 p.m. and ended at 11:30
p.m. following the "Burial of the Fish".
The ballroom was decorated very festively. Rupert
Turner secured a wonderful band, "Pully y su
Conjunto", played our kind of music most of the
evening. A special exhibition of the Flamenco Dance
was performed by Stella DeMarr, accompanied on
the guitar by Frank King. "Burial of the Fish" was
narrated by Rick Nelson and enacted by Stella
DeMarr at 11:00 p.m. Dancing followed until 11:30
There was a mini-reunion of a few members of
the Class of '48, coordinated by Barbara (Fritz)
Reyle. The Carnavalito chairpersons joined about 20
of them for breakfast at the Ponderosa the next
morning. It was fun talking about the "old days" on
the Zone.
The Carnavalito Committee consisted of: Lois
Jones and Lori King as Co-Chairpersons, Muriel
Whitman, Dottle Pate, Rupert Turner, Stella DeMarr,
Rick Nelson, Josephine Johnson, Barbara Green and
Faith Brundage. A special thanks to Muriel Whitman
for her great decorating ideas and to her silent
partner and husband, John, for all his help.
Hope everyone had as good a time as we did
and we are looking forward to next year.

Lois Jones and Lori King
Carnavalito Co-Chairpersons

Where Are You?


Canal Records and correspondence have been
returned from the members listed. Any information
regarding members listed will be appreciated.


1st VP:
2nd VP:

James O'Donnell
Margot Jordan
Thomas Peterson
Paul Rozmeski
Faith Brundage
James Slover
Betty Snow

President Johnson thanked the CARNAVALITO
Committee for their hard work. Meeting adjourned
at 6:30 p.m.
Activities turned over to Lori King who thanked
her committee and welcomed everyone. Music by
Pully and his Latinaires enjoyed by all. Prizes were


Tina is looking for her friends, listed below:

Mike Nazarenko
Linda Conrad
Craig Van Horn
Lulu Palerm

Howard Eastham
Joy Hargrave
John Snaveley

Betsy Connor
Gail Doubleday
Margie Carroll
Lori Anderson

If you know where they are hiding, please contact
Tina at telephone (512) 937-2564 or e-mail


So far the class of 1947 Reunion committee cannot
locate the following classmates.

Abadia, Hilda
Andress, Kyle
Bacuetes, Beatriz
Balschum, Ruth
Baverstock, Charlotte
Caicedo, Harry
Canavaccio, Yolanda
Castro, Alice
Colston, Richard
Davila, Alicides
Dolan, Francis
Duncan, Kathnley
Duque, Thomas
Ferguson, Harry
Fong, Phyllis
Garlington, Albert
Gonzalez, Armando
Grosso, Carlos
Gruver, Sue
Hanners, Priscula

Harris, Beverly
Holland, Bernard
Houston, Patricia
Johnson, Evelyn
Kennedy, Alvin
Kepford, Dorothy
Kern, Karl
Klotz, Catherine
Kueter, Doris
LaClair, Philip
Lindell, Clifford
Luttell, Viola
Maldonado, Charles
Maloney, Jim
Mclntyre, Lois
Metz, Richard
Moore, Patricia
Neumann, Eileen
Nichols, James
Norieea, Alberto

Osigian, Paulino
Regnell, Don
Peters, Paul
Peterson, Don
Pike, Nelly
Ponce, Ninfa
Price, Nelda
Quintero, Carmen
Roy, Milanta
Schulze, Marion
Sinnett, Joe
Smith, Bowie
Smith, Ralph
Tuttle, Elaine
Vermellion, Rene
Villars, Horace
Wescott, Paul
Wieman, Walter
Zeese, Shirley

If you know where any of these missing people are,
please send their names and addresses to one of the
committee members, or please have them write to one of
the following committee members.

Louis Dedeaux
8415 Lofton Dr.
Pensacola, FL

Albert Johnson
121 Birch Grove
Spartanburg, SC

Lois Jones
3265 Maple St.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Fred Rose
639 Versailles Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35803

Jim O'Donnell
405 10th Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


William O. Alexander Maria Franceschi
Ruth E. Appin Ernest Freudman
Berta Azcarraga Guido Garcia
Fred Aydlett Beryle M. Garnas
James Ball John Gill
Carolyn N. Beil Nydia Gonzalez
Carolyn Bell Mead S. Gruver
Clotilde Benavides Jane M. Hanford
Dorothy Bower Jean M. Hanford
Carmen A. Bright Robert A. Hanson
Ben Burns Dorothy Harrison
Charles Carney Nancy Heffington
Homer Min-Jen-Chen Ida Henley
Peter Min-Chung-Chen Barbara Hentgen
Ronald C. Chisholm Enrique Ho
Patrick S. Coakley Fred Hodges
Michael J. Cody Robert Homer
Nancy Coleman Fred Horton
Maxine Couchman John E. Johnson III
Charles Cousland James A. Jolley
Clarence Crenshaw John D. Landers
Marcos DelBusto Russell Lawrence
Nellie Delvalle Lois G. Lee
Bill Edwards Rene Llopis
Ralph W. Fels Charles Maldonado
Ruby E. Ferguson Victor Mason
Joan Ferro Elsa McGowen
Genoveva Fonseca Elizabeth L.McNew
Ramona E. Muller

Susan Knapp Light
109 Merge Ave.
Harvest, AL 35749-7449

Clifford C. Myers
Dorothy E. Nauert
Walter C. Olhoeft
Aurelio Parra
Uesl S. Pollak
Beatriz Quintero
Ana Rios
Elaine C. Ruggles
James Russell
David C. Ryan Jr.
Sarita Sasson
Hormecinda Schmidt
Darrel B. Seeley
Marilyn Sisson
Hugh Smith
Elvia Suazo
Franklyn E. Tillman
Carlos Tong
John Toone
Tommy N. Tyler
Michael Valtierra
Patricia A. Vesser
Audrey Wagner
John H. Wallace
Roberta M. Warden
Isabel Washburn
Clifford B. Weaver
Donald G. Weinert

Virginia Reinhardt Jeffries
625 Casa Grande Dr.
Melbourne, FL 32940


Anyone knowing the whereabouts of George O. Lee,
please contact Helen Dolan Clark, (904) 743-6795.


The Balboa High Class of 1946 will be holding their
fiftieth Class Reunion in the Orlando World Resort and
Convention Center on Friday, July 5, 1996. Below are
names of classmates yet to be located. Anyone who
knows of their whereabouts, please let Charlie Norris
know. He can be reached by telephoning (707) 422-6812
in the USA, or by mail at 2442 E. Atlantic Avenue,
Fairfield, CA. 94533. This event will be their "BIGGIE"
so please let them know.

AXE, John BAILEY, Gladys BARGMAN, Phillip
BENITEZ, Lillian BUCKALOO, Beverly CASTRO, Dorothy
ENKE, Jean Ann ENTERI, Vicky FABREGA, Carmen
FISKE, Walter FREEMAN, Dorothy BTESH, Pam
GALLOWAY, Charles MCGOVERN, Rodney HILL, Milton
LIBBY, Patricia McKEOWN, Betty MURRY, Bill
NEALE, Bonnie NORRELL, Frankie OLIVA, David
WILBUR, Mary Lou


(Continued from December 1995 issue of Canal Record):
Susan E. Knapp Carroll E. Kocher, Jr. James S. Kraemer
Robert G. Laatz, Jr. Erie V. Larsen Marcia S. Lewis
Nils Linfors, Jr. Patricia A. Loar Mary G. Lombana
Martin Lopez, Jr. Melina Marshall Julia Ann May
Judith A. McCullough Geraldine McGriff Robert T. McMath
Ronald E. Mead Nadia Mendieta R. Dorothy A. Metzger
Carrie E. Miller Gladys E. Miller Silka M. Mills
Evelyn Mohl Jean Molyneaux Elizabeth D. Monagan
Frank R. More, Jr Ana R. Moreno George J. Moreno Jr.
Kenneth L. Morris Gail S. Mullarkey Charles M. Napier
Helen J.J. Nita Jeanette D. Orr Niza E. Pasamante
Sheila E. Paterson Mary F. Pennington Carol A. Perantie
Jayne R. Peterson Victor M. Piti Felix A. Polleri
Susan R. Potter Luis C. Prosperi, Jr. Nancy F. Purdy
Joseph E. Pustis Robert W. Rennie Louis R. Reyes
Virginia Reynolds Richard K. Richardson Carol K. Roberts
Charles L. Robinson Arcadio F. Rodaniche Olga M. Rodriguez
Patricia C. Samson Herbert R. Schneider William T. Sears
Carol R. Seise Eleanor D. Selby Allen C. Sheppard Jr.
Robert L. Shirer Judith M. Sigl Nancy E. Simon
Carolyn J. Small Aileen F. Smith John H. Smith
John B. Stevens Martha M. Stevenson Robert E. Stumpf
Carol A. Styles Owen C. Sutherland Michael W. Taylor
Benjamin L. Thomas JrRobert E. Toothman Claudette A. Toussieh
Sandra M. Turner Laura Urriola Raquel Urriola
Carol A. Voortmeyer Ethel L. Voss Wayne D. Wall
James W. Watson Jr. John R. Wibel Norman H. Wiley Jr.
George R. Wills Daniel G. Winklosky John E. Winklosky II
Forest B. Wise Joseph C. Wood Lewis W. Wood
Richard W. Wright Wesley E. Zorn Jr.

Please contact: June Barlow Reisz, 8 Crossway Court-
West, Palm Coast, FL 32137. Phone (904) 445-2839.


We have located over half of our CHS'47 classmates
but we need your help in locating the remainder as we
proceed with plans to create a committee for the big 50th
Class Reunion. Hey!! Where are you??

John Buckley
Robert Knoop
Charles Madison
Robert Richardson
Marilyn Malpass
Hank Villars

Bill Caswell
Arline Lincoln
Virginia Merrill
Walter Templin
Beverly Reeves
Denia Wong

Mercedes Chong
Marie Little
Rene Osorio
Ruth Muckle
Kenneth Settler
Dorothy Worrall

If you have any information on the whereabouts of
any of the above persons or would like to assist as a
member of the CHS'47 Reunion Connittee please contact
Pete or Marje Foster at 2389 Citrus Hill Road, Palm
Harbor, Florida 34683-3214; Phone 813/785-8555.


Vincente Abea Illueca
Louis R. Adams
Georgianne Albaugh
Michael W. Alexander
Gary S. Anderson
Alcides A. Perez
Mario Ayala A.
Gloria J. Ballanger
Unda D. Bell
David M. Blake
Evelia Bradley
Barbara D. Brazile
Edelmira H. Bright
Elizabeth A. Brown
Nelva R. Brown
Eula B. Witt
Evangeline Buenafe
Josepfina Caballero
Wilfredo Castro-Color
Cheryl Cheaney
Frances I. Conn
Jose R. Orama
Susan L. Diercks
Michael Donaldson
Nancy L. Donaldson
Helmi A. Edberg
Bonita L. Ensey
Juanita L. Ensey
Ronald G. Evers
Fred L. Eversole
Craciela E. Figueroa
Kathleen M. Foster
Carol A. Getman
Diane E. Gilman
Harold P. Green
Ann E. Griffin
Nancy J. Grube
Pablo Guitierrez

1 Margaret A. Harrell
Linda L. Hughes
Barbara Janowitz
Pearline A. Jemmott
Helen R. Jones
Francis M. Keggins
Kathleen D. Kervin
Charles E. Keys
Vina L. Kimrough
Charlett L. Kissling
Elizabeth A. Kitterman
Jon P. Klages
Kim P. Klages
Ruth G. Litvin
Carolyn S. Lord
Martha J. Lucas
Beverly A. Mahone
Linda L. Mapes
n Valerie J. Marcy
Carry A. McDaniel
Stephan J. Mcllvain
Richard I. McLean
Alicia P. McMurray
David McPherson
Gerald W. Moore [
John E. Morton
Earl F. Nelson Jr.
Judith C. Nuckols
Raymond J. Ott
David G. Parker
Roberta L. Paterson
Elva A. Perez
Rogue A. Perez
Donald E. Perry
Alete Pinilla
Antonia Price
Pauline A. Pyer
George W. Reichart

Robert F. Rowe III
Robert Russell
Enrique O. Salerno
Charles G. Sanders
Laura W. Sanders
Martha K. Schuck
Aurea M. Scoggin
Craig Seffenides
Nancy E.Shaver
Paul R. Sheffield Jr.
William G. Shepard
Julia M. Shipley
Nina M. Shirer
Carol A. Showalter
Richard D. Sillick
Joan Silva
David K. Simpson
Russell C. Navarette
Albert R. Smith
Edward K. Smith
Maria T. Thatcher
Fidella O. Souders
Eliza L. Stephens
Pete Stevens
)udley W. Stevenson
John H. Swain
Wilma Tarman
Robert W. Thatcher
Luisa R. Ugarte
Pearl S. Unrau
Elizabeth Vargas
Max V. Simons
Don Watkins
Sandra L. Watson
Rebecca E. Webb
William H. Weeks
Maria D. Wilkins
Norma Y. Holder

If you know the addresses of any of the above,
please contact Carole (Salonick) Barber, 404 Marble
Cove Way, Seal Beach, CA 90740. (310) 430-5800.


Looking for Judy Ely she lived with her mother and
sister on the Pacific side in late 1950s. Please contact
John J. Wall, 1591 Crownsville Road, Crownsville, MD
21032, phone: (410) 849-5579.

Acosta, Eddie
Adams, Dawn
Alexander, Joe
Allen, Cindy
Allen, Franklin
Allen, Jeannie
Alverez, Charles
Anderson, Sue
Andrews, Susan
Archibeque, Reuben
Argerenon, Penelope
Armistad, Matthew
Austerfield, Sherry
Austin, Carlisa
Bakker, Melody
Balschum, John
Barber, Shasta
Beck, Michael
Beech, John
Bejanrano, Carlos
Bennett, Cynthia
Bennett, Gina
Berg, Tracy
Black, Mike
Bohnke, Calvin
Bolivar, Melissa
Bookman, William
Boyer, Merv
Bridges, Charles
Briggs, Kerry
Broce, Ima
Bronsdon, Paul
Brotherton, Michael
Broussard, Carlos
Broussard, Mary
Brown, Gerry
Btesh, Salamon
Buechner, Mark
Burt, Peter
Bustamante, David
Caddie, Maritza
Call, Bob
Cardwell, Avelino
Carroll, David
Carter, Denise
Castro, Jacqueline
Cerezo, Lourdes
Chaplin, Vickie
Chevalier, Bonnie
Christensen, Kelly

Clark, Karen
Clouse, Richard
Cook, Mary
Copskey, Jim
Corson, Kathy
Costella, Carmen
Craft, Liz
Crane, Michael
Crawford, Jeff
Crawford, Mike
Creach, Ronald
Cruz, Christian
Cuellar, Arturo
Daniely, Jim
Davis, Monica
Day, Lisa
De Moss, Cheryl
Decker, Diana
Del Pilar, A Doris
Diaz, Dayra
Diaz, Luis
Dickerson, Debora
Dorsey, Priscilla
Doubleday, Joe
Dougan, Dwayne
Dunkerton, Michelle
Dunnell, Gerald
Eagan, John
Ensor, Yazmin
Fabrega, Jose
Ferrell, Deborah
Ford, Katie
Fraker, Rick
Freese, Judy
Froess, Kathy
Fuller, Deb. Davidson
Fuller, Ed
Galindo, George
Gammons, Allen
Garcia, Carlos
Garcia, Joe
Garcia, Mike
Garcia, Richard
Garton, Duane L
Gauger, Karen
Gavrilovic, Emilia
Gayer, Richard
George, Brenda
Gifford. Ralph
Givens, Mark

Glasper, Robert
Gonzalez, Debbie
Gonzalez, Roberto
Goodman, Debra
Gorman, Jackie
Graft, Lynn
Granucci, Maria
Green, Nathan
Gregory, Kelvin
Groves, Phillip
Gunn, Ann
Guzman, Maria
Hamilton, Jeff
Hanson, Gayleen
Harrison, Tom
Haswell, Ed
Hatch, Michelle
Haywood, Dee
Henson, Roxana
Hillard, Sherry
Him, Mandy
Holland, James
Hurst, David
Jessup, Debbie
Johnson, Jacqueline
Jones, Kathleen
Kessler, Tammy
Ketchum, Fred
Knick, Nancy
Kollman, Michael
Kosik, Joanne
Krowitz, David
Krueger, Bryan
Krumpholz, Bettina
La Rocco, John
Ladner, Edward
Lamkin, Pete
Lawrence, Gregg
Lawrence, Mark
Lee, Frank
Lee, Karen
Lee, Rick
eon Guerrero, Teresa
Lopez, Zenobia
Madrid, Ernest
Maher, Patricia
Mahler, Eunice Haug
Martie, Patricia
Mathews, Anita

If you know the addresses of any of the above, please
contact Diana (Duncan) DeGreef or Renee (Carter)
Collins, addresses listed under Class Reunion



Address Changes from Members

August 15, 1996

Your September Canal Record

t EIEn2En t

Robert J. Best
Nan S. Chong
Sandra Sue Reyes
Capt. Curtis T. Fitzgerald
James A. Hudgins
Raymond P. Laverty Jr.
Lydia F. de Pritchard
Thelma L. de La Mater
Richard N. Johnston
Capt. Robert E. Spencer
Capt. Felix Urquizu
Robert E. Gehringer
Bernis Hodge, Jr.
Phyllis C, Magee
Capt. John H. Maher
Nidia M. Oliver
James W. Riley, Jr.
Michael K. Baker
George M. Childers
Myron A. Schroeder


Admeasurement Division
Facilities Mgmt & Support Div.
Systems Division, Pacific
Pilot Division Pacific
Dredging Division
Office of Administrator
Accounting Division
Office of Administrator
Canal Services Division
Pilot Division Pacific
Pilot Division Pacific
Locks Division
Canal Protection Division
Canal Services Division
Marine Division
Industrial Division
Admeasurement Division
General Services Bureau
Marine Bureau
Financial Planning Division

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Dr. George Rodman Goethals II
visits Panama Canal

By Susan Harp

"It's been a peak experience, and I've learned a
great deal about the family and about the Canal on
the occasion of coming here," said Dr. George
Rodman Goethals II about his first visit to the
Panama Canal. The provost of Williams College in
Williamstown, Mass., Goethals is the great-grandson
of George Washington Goethals, chief engineer in
charge of Canal construction and governor of the
Canal Zone after the waterway's opening in 1914.
Dr. Goethals, along with his wife, Marion, and
mother, Natalie, visited Miraflores Locks, the
Goethals Memorial and other Canal sites with a
Williams College tour group that later transited the
waterway on board the cruise ship Polaris. Before
transiting, Dr. Goethals and his family were dinner
guests at the Commission administrator's residence
where Dr. Goethals' great-grandfather had lived for
nearly ten years.
During the dinner, Administrator Gilberto
Guardia F. presented a commemorative plaque
featuring a piece of original concrete from the locks
to Dr. Goethals. Dr. Goethals then presented to him
a rare framed photograph of his great-grandfather in
Although he had never met his great-grandfather,
Dr. Goethals said he learned of him at the age of
four. He explained that the Gen. George W.
Goethals American Legion Post was located next to
his boyhood school, and one day he decided to swing

on a tree branch on post property. A teacher came
out to scold him, saying he couldn't swing there
because the tree belonged to Gen. George W.
Goethals. Imagine the teacher's consternation when
she asked the boy his name and he replied that he
was George Goethals.

Official welcome Panama Canal Commission
Administrator Gilberto Guardia F, second from right,
and his wife Teresa, far right, welcome from left,
Marion M. Goethals, Natalie A. Goethals, and Dr.
George R. Goethals to the administrator's residence
and Panama. The Goethals were guests of honor at a
dinner that included representatives of the Panama
Canal Commission and the U.S. and Panama

Asked what he
biggest contribution
replied, "I think he

considered General Goethals'
to the Canal, Dr. Goethals
managed to convey a sense of

mission to everybody who worked on the Canal and
really made them feel they were a part of something
very, very important and very historical." He added
that the same pride is evident today in the Canal
employees he met during his visit.
Last weekend's visit by Dr. Goethals brings to
four the number of generations in his family to see
the Canal. George Rodman Goethals, the provost's
grandfather and a graduate of West Point, was
assigned to duty on the Canal during its construction.
Dr. Goethals' father, George Washington Goethals II,
visited Panama as a university student in the 1940s
with his cousin, Thomas R. Goethals.
For those who may be wondering, the Goethals
family use of the middle name Rodman is associated
with Dr. Goethals' great-grandmother, Effie Rodman
Goethals, and has no known connection with Iugh
Rodman, for whom the Rodman Naval Station was
Few mementos of the Canal construction era
remain with the family, since most of General
Goethals' papers were turned over to the National
Archives. But the family does have the original
certificate, signed by U.S. President Theodore
Roosevelt, appointing their ancestor to the post of
chief engineer. Now they can add that the memories
of visiting the Canal, a lasting monument to General
Goethals' achievements.

The Panama Canal Spillway
January 26, 1996

Former Governor and Mrs. Potter

Widow of former Canal Zone
governor dies

Ruth T. Potter, the widow of former Canal Zone
Governor W.E. Potter, died October 23 at the age of
Born October 31, 1908, Ruth Elizabeth Turner
was a schoolteacher when she married Potter on July
21, 1936. The couple moved to Panama following his
March 6, 1956, nomination as governor by U.S.
President Dwight David Eisenhower.
Potter's tenure as governor lasted until 1960 and
was characterized by a number of impressive
accomplishments, including the initiation of the $20
million project to build the Bridge of the Americas,
plans for widening the Panama Canal channel to a
minimum of 500 feet, lighting Gaillard Cut to allow
for 24-hour transit operations and community
improvements such as a special education program
for handicapped children.
Under the 1955 treaty with Panama, Potter also
oversaw the introduction of an equitable wage system
that did not discriminate by citizenship and the
transfer to Panama of some $28 million in property,
including Colon's Hotel Washington. Additionally,
supply and support facilities that were offering
services that could be provided by Panama were
Gov. and Mrs. Potter rejected plans for the
construction of a new governor's residence, insisting
that the existing house (now the Panama Canal
Commission Administrator's residence) be restored in
order to preserve its historic value. Whenever
possible, materials for the restoration were obtained
in Panama. A gardening enthusiast, Ruth Potter
directed much of the landscaping on the residence

In 1968, the Potters settled in Florida's Orlando
area, where the governor distinguished himself further
by contributing to the infrastructure for Disney
World. Having distinguished herself in her own right
in 1949 as a founder of the first Girl Scout troop in
Alaska, Mrs. Potter continued to be active in
community affairs through her involvement in a
number of Orlando organizations. Governor Potter
died in December 1988 at the age of 83.
Memorial services for Ruth Potter were held
October 25 at Orlando's First Presbyterian Church,
with internment at the Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Her survivors include daughters Jo Ann P. Heine
and Susan B. Schull; grandchildren Kendall Schull
Yates, E. Gunner Schull, Amanda Arleigh Schull,
Mark Potter Hipp, Kent Lee Hipp an Stephen
Warden Hipp; and great-grandchildren Gene Allan
Yates III, Susan Elizabeth Yates, Matthew Gunner
Schull and Natalie Claire Schull.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that
contributions be sent to the William E. Potter &
Ruth T. Potter scholarship fund at either the First
Presbyterian Church, 106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL
32801 or the Orlando Regional Healthcare
Foundation, 1414 Kuhl Avenue, Orlando, Florida

Panama Canal Commission News Clip
November 8, 1995

Regulations govern use of
private vehicles on
military installations

U.S. citizen employees of the Panama Canal
Commission and their dependents are reminded that
U.S. Southern Command regulations require that

decals issued by the Provost Marshal be affixed to
the driver's side of the front windshield on privately
owned vehicles that are operated on U.S. military
installations. (The expiration date on the decal
usually matches that on the Commission employee's
identification card.)
Employees and dependents who drive privately
owned vehicles onto U.S. military installations are
also required to have in their possession, for
presentation on demand, a valid blue Commission
identification card, valid Republic of Panama vehicle
registration documents, a valid driver's license and
proof of insurance. All who enter military
installations should do so with the understanding that,
as a condition of entry, their vehicles are subject to
search by military or security police. Failure to
submit to such a search could result in the denial of
access to the installation.
Those who violate applicable regulations may also
have their driving privileges on U.S. military
installations restricted or revoked and may be subject
to disciplinary action by Commission authorities.

The Panama Canal Spillway
December 1, 1995

Supervisory admeasurer
becomes first woman
to hold position

By Susan Harp

When Analida Hun de Koo entered the Panama
Canal Commission work force as an Admeasurement
Division career intern, she had never been aboard a
ship. Today, ten years later, she holds the distinction
of being the first woman supervisory admeasurer.
Koo had just finished a degree in industrial
engineering from the Panama Technological
University when she was hired in 1985. Discussing
her initial assignment as a boarding official, she says
the physical requirements for adjusting to shift work
and boarding multiple ships in a day represented a
big challenge. A boarding official must go aboard
each ship that arrives at the Panama Canal,
sometimes in bad weather, to perform maritime-
surveillance duties and inspections for the Canal port
captain. They also measure ships to provide figures
that are used by admeasurers to calculate tonnage.
According to Koo, 100 percent of her training
for these tasks was obtained on the job. She says
that having someone describe how to do them is not
the same as actually doing them day after day.
Koo's first promotion, to admeasurer, came in
1991. She points out that admeasurers play an
important role in the Canal because they are the
ones who verify the ship measurements used to
calculate tolls. In preparation for the October 1994
implementation of the Panama Canal Universal
Measurement System, she helped design their new
work-flow chart used by supervisors and admeasurers
to ensure that proper procedures are followed for
measuring vessels to determine their tonnage.
In January, Koo began serving in a one-year
temporary assignment as a supervisor. When a
permanent position became available recently, she was
selected for the promotion. "I'm very grateful to the
career intern program because that is why I am here
today," she says, noting that the program gave her

the opportunity to succeed, but it was up to her to
meet the promotion requirements.


Recently appointed supervisory admeasurer Analida
Hun de Koo, left, consults with admeasurer Diana E.
Vergara on the calculation of a ship's dimension.
(Photo by Jaime Yau).
There are three other employees holding
supervisory positions, and they rotate through several
types of jobs. The supervisory team oversees 10
admeasurers and 21 admeasurer assistants, who work
as boarding officials. Koo says that the big challenge
in her new job is developing skills for dealing with
people, rather than technical ones used in ship
measurement. Acting Chief Admeasurer Robert L.
Petrosky confirms this, saying, "Supervisors have to
be able to gain respect and to be stern, but fair."
Koo, who got married and started a family the
same year that she began her Canal career, says the
support of her husband, Ernesto, and parents, Bcrta
and Josi Hun, helped her along the way. She is
proud of having been able to enjoy a successful
career while raising three children.

The Panama Canal Spillway
November 17, 1995

An American Characteristic

Emergencies bring out the best in people, as we
were reminded during snowstorms that paralyzed 15
states and the District of Columbia. Neighbors helped
neighbors shovel out, get to stores, take care of kids.
Motorists picked up strangers in their cars, providing
a lift to work. Workers covered for each other,
ignoring job descriptions for a while. Many businesses
dug into their own pockets to take care of those in
need. It's an American characteristic that's often
The Kiplinger Washington Letter
January 11, 1996

First woman selected as
locks branch superintendent

The Atlantic
Branch of the Panama
Canal Commission Locks
Division recently made the
news for having a work
force that is 100 percent
Panamanian. The spot-
light is shining on the
branch once more again
because of the
Appointment last Sunday
of Noris Lopez as the
Locks Division first
N orp s z woman superintendent.
Lopez now occupies
a new office that looks
out over the north end of Gatun Locks. She recalls
that, while visiting there about two months ago, she
told John Gribar, who is working on the Panama
Canal Infrastructure study by the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, that she would one day like to occupy
the office. "I just never dreamed it would happen so
fast," she says.
Beginning her career as an apprentice machinist
in 1977, Lopez graduated from the apprentice
program six months early to become a machinist at
Pedro Miguel Locks. She earned a bachelor of
science degree in industrial engineering at the
University of Panama in 1984 and was selected in
1987 for the Commission's Upward Mobility Program
in that field. She was temporarily promoted to
industrial engineer in 1989, and the promotion
became permanent in 1990.
Since then, she has relieved as assistant
superintendent and superintendent of the Locks
Division's Atlantic and Pacific branches and as chief
of it Engineering and Planning Section.
Lopez is highly regarded by her predecessor,
Alexander Gianareas, who says, "The work force at
Gatun Locks is used to having her in a management
position, and she has all the tools necessary to
continue the tradition of excellence in the Locks
Speaking for herself, Lopez states, "I am very
motivated to work hard." In addition to taking the
reins at Gatun Locks, she plans to live on the
Atlantic side and become thoroughly involved in both
her new job and the community. Referring to the all-
Panamanian work force at Gatun Locks, she says, "It
makes me feel even more honored to head such an
organization, and it adds to the challenge by proving
that Panamanians can do the job."
Noting that Lopez has worked in all areas of the
Locks Division, Atlantic Branch Operations Supervisor
Joseph Anderson says he looks forward to having her
head the Gatun Locks team. "She's a goal-oriented
person very reliable and she knows exactly what
she's doing," he explains.
Indeed, three days before her promotion became
effective, Lopez said, "I feel Gatun is the most
critical of the locks, and it requires a lot of
attention. One of my dearest goals is to increase the
efficiency of the operation and the maintenance

The Panama Canal Spillway
February 9, 1996

Photographer displays work
in Morton Plant Gallery

CLEARWATER The photographs of Sharon
Glassburn were on display in the Morton Plant Art
Gallery through March 13.
Glassburn was born in Panama City, Rep. of
Panama, and grew up in Balboa, Canal Zone.
She graduated from Florida State University.
She has been involved in photography for the
last eight years and has compiled work throughout
her travels in Europe and in the United States. She
also has been a Morton Plant auxiliary since 1976
and has worked part time in Day Surgery and EKG
for more than nine years.
Glassburn's work has been published in the
Morton Plant Hospital Calendar, and she was a
featured artist in the Women Issues Network art
extravaganza last fall.
The Morton Plant Art Gallery, a project of the
Morton Plant Auxiliary, is located in the hospital at
323 Jeffords Street, and is open daily during visiting
hours from 9 am. to 8 pm. For more information,
call 461-8117. Belleair Be
Belleair Bee
Belleair, FL

Pirate swimmer sets
record for Panama

By Nicole Inman
ECU Sports Infonnation

For someone who has never wanted to swim,
East Carolina's Chris Bembenek has more than
learned to like it.
As a freshman, the junior back-stroker from
Annapolis, Md. shattered the 100 and 200 backstroke
records established several years earlier.
"When I came here I improved about three
seconds in my 200 Back, my time was 1:53 and I
dropped down to 1:51," Bembenek said. "I was just
happy to set the freshman and varsity records."
During his sophomore season, Bembenek
continued to swim strong times in his events, proving
to be a real force for the Pirates. Following last
season, Bembenek, who has dual citizenship, was
invited to represent the Republic of Panama at the
1995 Pan-Pacific games held August 10-14.
That experience affected Bembenek in several
ways. Not only did he get the chance to compete
against the best swimmers in the world, he proved
that he, too, was one of the best. He established
new times in both backstroke events for Panama and
was also a member of the 400 medley team that
placed eighth with a combined effort of 3:57:43.
"It feels real good (to set the new records). It
makes me feel real happy, real proud," said
Now both the East Carolina University and
Panamanian record-holder Bembenek enters his junior
year with two things on his mind the upcoming
season and the 1996 Olympics...
...Bembenek credits his mother for making him
the swimmer he is today. "She made me stick
through it until I liked it. I used to not like it at
all," Bembenek said with a smile. "Then I found out
what swimming could do for me and my mom really
showed me what it could do."

Not only was his family an influence, Bembenek
offers thanks to the head coach Rick Kobe and the
ECU swimming program. "They stuck with me
through my good times and my bad times," said
Bembenek. "This year we have a really good team
and I think we are going to turn a lot of heads...."

...With a distinguished resume and a commanding
presence in the water, Chris Bembenek will certainly
swim his way to another outstanding season.
"I'm just going to give it all I got. I can't swim
any other way."

Your Reporter Says ...


Marty Bradford, her son Michael and
granddaughter Susan spent Thanksgiving with her
daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert
Christian, in Charlotte, NC. She tells us the food
was delicious and the company the best.
Millie Patton spent Christmas with Mike and
Linda Basham and family in Enterprise, AL. Karl
Basham, 22, will graduate with an AA in June 1996.
He will then go to Auburn University for his BA in
Spanish and Computer Science. He made the Dean's
List for the fall quarter. Susan Basham, 19,
completed her first year of college and has joined
the Air Force as a Medical Technologist. Her college
work will earn her an extra stripe upon graduation
from basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio,
TX, in February. Linda experienced a recent furlough
due to the federal budget constraints. She is still
enjoying her job as Protocol Officer at Ft. Rucker.
Mike continues his teaching at the local university
(Troy State) and substitute teacher at the local high
school. For his big 50 birthday party (which Linda
planned for over a year), 50 plastic pink flamingoes
dotted the yard of their home. Millie keeps busy
with baby-sitting for the young children in her
neighborhood. She also volunteers one night a week
at the local hospital and will receive her 17-year pin
for that in April.
Ermine Highley spent the Christmas holidays in
the Canal Zone with her sons and their families.
Two weeks were spent in Cardenas with son Les,
daughter-in-law Annette and children, John and
Matthew. Granddaughter Summer was on a school
trip in Washington, DC. Then Ermine spent two
weeks in Gamboa with son and daughter-in-law, Fred
and Becky Highley and children, Nicole and Chris,
who were enjoying the warm Christmas holidays.
Our Panama Canal Birthday group has a charity
fund which we contribute to each month. In
December this year it went to a most deserving
family. Our ladies pitched in to help the family who
have seven children. The committee bought food,
clothing, etc., and others contributed toys and
clothing. Edna Koval and Edna O'Donnell bought a
Christmas tree, set it up and decorated it. The family
was most appreciative.
This was submitted to me by Lou Hunt: "I spent
another wonderful Christmas in Panama with my
daughters and families, Jacque and Ted Arias and
Janet and Norman Watkins. Santa Claus still makes
his Christmas Eve visits in his "sleigh" to the
Commission areas. It's still fun to see who turns out
for the gift giving to the children. I saw Katherine
Lessiack (Adams), Ellie IIusum (Foley) and Ermine

Highly. All had come to visit their children and
"My high school chum, Jane IIeselton (Tompkins)
and her husband Les arrived on December 28th from
Annapolis, MD, for a visit. The Ariases, Jane, Les
and I spent New Years weekend with Ted's mother,
Unar Arias, at her Santa Clara beach house. Pat
Lehman came over for a visit. Pat lives in Santa
Clara. Upon my return home, I spent some time
with son Joe and wife Darleen and family in Largo,
FL, and then drove to Merritt Island, FL, to visit
daughter and family, Jerri and Jim Farnsworth. I
took a side trip to Boca Raton to visit Aggie
Anderson. While there Aggie and I visited with Dalys
Bremer (Escoffery) and Lloyd and Jo Kent
(Hatchett). My last stop was with my sister and
husband, Bernice and Andrew Jackson, in Port
Richey, FL."
See you all soon.
Delores W. Cleveland
(334) 793-4812


Nancy (Kariger) and Darrell Eide recently visited
Washington state to attend the wedding of Darrell's
son, Cristoffer, to Tanya Manley in Pullman, WA.
While there, they also visited their son, Lars Jorstad,
of Poulsbo, WA, Darrell's mom and two sisters.
In October, they travelled to Long Beach, CA to
welcome their first grandchild, born October 2, 1995
to Britta (Jorstad) and Joe Piotrowski. They also
visited with Nancy's brother and sister-in-law, Bob
and Nelle Kariger.
In October Nancy played in the Senior 3.5
USTA National Tennis Championships in Tucson.
Her team won three of their four matches in their
flight, but did not advance to the finals. But it was
Nancy (Kariger) Eide
(602) 577-7284


The annual Blanche Shaw Picnic will be held on
Fathers Day, June 16, 1996, at Agri Park,
Fayettesville, AR. If you plan to attend, please bring

your own utensils and a covered dish to be shared
with all in attendance. Drinks will be provided.
Bill and Betty Dunning came to visit their
daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Jess Harp over
Christmas. Actually the grandchildren were high on
their list, meeting the newest one for the first time.
They also had a surprise visit from Jess's sister Mary
(Harp) Cohen and daughter Sarah.
Jack Sanders of Boca Raton, FL, spent several
days visiting his mother Dorothy Sanders in
Bentonville. Later they flew down to enjoy the
"holidays" at the home of Bruce and Sandy Sanders
in Allen, TX.

Christmas 1995, Back, L-R: Margo Engelke, Judy
Engelke, Meryl and Herb Engelke Jr., Tracee
Williams, Hof Engelke. Front: Herb Engelke, Sr.

Willard and Kathleen Huffman spent the
Christmas holiday in Wynne, AR, with son Will and
his wife Kathy and their four grandchildren. In
January the Huffmans celebrated Willard's birthday
by going to Tulsa, OK, and seeing "Stars on Ice .
Future plans include a trip to Oaklawn Race Track
in Hot Springs to "feed" the race horses.
Etta Faye Terrell spent the holidays in Metairie,
LA, with daughter Andrea and her husband Paul.
Son Lance from Austin, TX, was also in attendance.
Maxine Reinhold spent Christmas in New
Hampshire with son Mel and family. Planning to go
again in March as daughter-in-law is expecting second
The Harps (Harold and Jerry), enjoyed a visit
with daughter, Mary Cohen, from Boulder, CO, who
brought new baby, Sarah Nicole.
Alice Nail reports she spent a quiet Christmas
with family.
Joan and Jack Corliss are planning to attend the
upcoming reunion in July in Orlando, FL.
Henrietta and Mike Horoda went to Cappell, TX,
for the holidays. Had their entire family together and
enjoyed their grandson with his first meaningful
Marion Colclasure reports that her mom Addie
came from Garden City, KS, for the holidays.
Nephew Danny employed in Miami, FL, by United
Airlines. Also, that brother David is a senior at the
U. of A. and on target to graduate in December of
this year.
The following were contacted and all reported
staying close to home for the holidays Betty
McGilberry, Peggy and Nobby Keller, and Joe and
Gretta Vowell.

As for your reporter, I spent Christmas in
Shreveport, LA, with my son Paul Rhoads, wife
Melissa, and granddaughter Jennifer. A good holiday
was had by all.

Robert "Bud" Balcer
(501) 273-3754

Mary Condon continues to work with the
Cooperative Emergency Outreach (CEO) in
Fayetteville and is currently on the board. CEO is an
ecumenical effort with fifteen member churches
involved and staffed 100% by volunteers.
Bates Wieman has moved to a Christian Science
Sheltered-Care Facility in Springdale, AR. Mrs.
Wieman's son, Bud Iluldtquist, and wife Betty of
Dothan, AL, assisted with the move, as did Frances
Whitlock, Minnie Burton, and Judith Daily. The
Huldtquists stayed for three weeks.
Frances Whitlock celebrated her 87th birthday on
January 5th. Her daughter Andrea Lee Collins,
accompanied by her daughter-in-law Ginger Collins,
came from St. Louis to help with the celebration.
For a number of years the ladies in the area
who formerly lived in the Canal Zone have met once
a month for a social visit. On February 15th, they
met at the home of Dorothy Sanders in Fayetteville.
Those attending were Lee Butz, Mary Condon, Glen
Conklin, Kathleen Huffman, Petie Maedl, Betty
McGillberry, Alice Nail, Maxine Reinhold, Boots
Smithson, and Etta Faye Terrell.
Luke Palumbo continues to keep fit by running
regularly. On February 17th, he participated in a 2V2-
mile run at Gulley Park in Fayetteville.

L-R: Sara Palumbo Stephens, Judy Palumbo-Gates,
Pam Maedl Gutowski, Luke Palumbo.

The chances of randomly running into former
Canal Zone neighbors at a shopping mall are not
very high, but. that happened when some of the
Palumbos and the Maedls, who had been next-door
neighbors in New Cristobal and Coco Solo, met at
the NW Arkansas Mall. Sara Palumbo and Pam
Maedl had gone to school together from kindergarten
through high school. Judy Palumbo Gates and Robert
Gates and Luke Palumbo were also present as was
Pat Maedl Krough.

Petie Maedl
(501) 442-5033


The PCSSC Holiday Luncheon was held on
December 3, 1995, in the Justine Room of the
Holiday Inn, Laguna Hills, and spirited members and
guests into the Christmas mood.
Eddie and Lettie Moore and Bill and Eileen
Cryan Finken joined by a light-hearted Santa (Bill
Roberts) greeted members and doled out peppermint
candy canes with exhilarating good cheer. The room
was decorated for the season and red felt poinsettias
adorned every place setting on the tables.
Lottery and raffle ticket vendors, Eileen Finken
and Mary Lade, looked lovely wearing red sweaters
with glittering, sparkly poinsettias on them. Joan
deGrummond also looked very chic in her
Guatemalan vest.
The group was called to order by Bob
Wolfenstein, who chaired the meeting for President
John Hanson. Our many guests were introduced:
Judy Barfield, Charlie Becktell's daughter; Ann and
Hollis Collins' daughter Caroll Collins; Helen Betty
Lockard; Patricia Green; Olga Phillips; Robert
Provost, Jr.; Sara Jambest; and Ashley Erwin, Betty
Jo Underwood's granddaughter. A Marine Color
Guard, led by Sergeant Tom Tolentino presented the
"Colors" and we all joined in on a rendition of the
"Star Spangled Banner". Chaplain Warren Wood then
read a list of our recently departed, Fern IIorine
Dabill, Terry Hanson and Patrick Provost, and we
remembered our friends in silent meditation.
The "Nurses Table" Mary Price, Adele Argo,
Merien "Boz" French and Jeanne Townsend enjoyed
reminiscing about their work years in the Canal
Zone. The Kambestad family, Jerry, Judy, Sara and
matriach Harriet, delighted in greeting old friends.
Our guest speaker was Lewis Collin Moore, who
presented a detailed and colorful look back on life
m the Canal Zone. He is an excellent speaker and
promised a repeat performance.

PCSSC Luncheon -Kathryn Taylor, John Hanson,
Patricia Green and Ashley Underwood in front.
Gift donations by members made our Christmas
Raffle a prize cache. Lettie Moore crocheted and
donated six pairs of booties; Elaine Sullivan Larkin
donated three $5 gift certificates to Ruby's
Restaurant; Christmas ornaments, made and donated
by Blanca Wolfenstein, and Ivan Jenkins' gifts of
book and baking soda holders and a Canal video
were well appreciated.
Catsy Taylor Schafer spent a week in Salt Lake
City at the Mormon Library doing research on Bill

Taylor's family history for her girls, Sue Pitncy and
Lanie Ashton.
Robb and Cristina Kreis Anderson, San
Diego, write that their first child is expected in
March. Cristina is the daughter of Bob Kreis,
formerly of the Supply Division in Balboa. Cris is
currently employed as Director of Client Relations
for a large law firm in San Diego.
Lois McGann writes that she misses attending
the Society luncheons and reunions but still has
wonderful memories of attending those functions with
husband John. Her mother is now living with her
and very active at ninety three still driving and
Janice Cameron Ross' yearly jaunt to Las
Vegas with Pat Boggs was delayed this year until
after the New Year. Janice writes that after eighteen
years, it's getting too crowded during the holidays.
Edna Munro, Elva Waddell of San Diego, and
Bob and Gloria Moser of Hemet, will not be
renewing their memberships since they are unable to
attend activities. They all wish us continued success
and thank us for many years of friendship.
Royce and Sue Lewis write they are well and
send regards from Las Cruces, NM.

L-R: Robin and Lisa O'Rorke, Dick Tatelman, Helen
(Hasemann) and Joe Ress.
Along with sixty other guests, on December
30th Dick Tatelman got a jump on New Year's Eve
by celebrating his 60th birthday. The catered affair
was held in the Friars Village Clubhouse with
nephew Robin and Lisa O'Rorke (Scottsdale, AZ)
and cousins Helen (IIasemann) and Joe Ress. Also
in attendance were Kathy (Argo) and Jack Taylor.
Zonians sending regrets were Tom Frey, vacationing
in Mexico, while Linda and Bob Morris were at the
tables in Las Vegas.
Caroline IIilzinger writes that she is keeping
busy and young on excursions with daughter Marcy
and grandchildren. She recently enjoyed the Garlic
Festival in Gilroy, the Ringling, Barnum and Bailey
Circus, and events at the Sports Arena in San Jose.
Also, weekend jaunts to Antique Fairs. She sends
greetings to all her friends in the Society.
Ruth (Taylor) and Rene Conlan send greetings
from Hesperia. Rene's health has steadily improved
and he is back doing just about everything. Proud
parents announce daughter Kathy's graduation in
June from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a BS in
Ornamental Horticulture. Son Taylor is teaching 10th
grade Special ED students at Victor Valley High
James and Delia Henderson write that their
daughter Cathy competed in the Miss Panama
Pageant in September. Cathy did not win but was
one of the sixteen finalists. Delia flew to Panama for
the pageant. Son Derek is a senior at Amherst
College and very busy preparing for his senior
project. Delia continues promoting new fragrances at
several Department stores in San Diego.

Don and Gladys Brayton, Deltona, write they've
become great-grandparents. They also attended the
wedding of their oldest granddaughter Shannon in
Kansas in October.
Sara and Estrella de la Pena continue to keep
busy volunteering at hospitals in the Los Angeles
area five days a week. Sister Eva visited in
December and enjoyed just following her sisters
New member Anna White Tuthill (CHS'40) is an
elected Executive Vice President of the National
Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Rae Donaldson sends her best wishes for the
New Year from Fall Creek, VA. Rae pleaded "cabin
fever" when home on forced leave furlough from the
government shutdown--with dreams of sunny
Marie Browder, San Diego, spent Christmas with
son Bill, Director of Operations, Association of
American Railroads, in Washington. Her son Ed just
attended the 40th anniversary of his graduation from
the U.S. Naval Academy.
Rosa Dill had a fall and hurt her back and broke
her right hand which has kept her from writing. Her
granddaughter Toni Tanquay writes, "that she sends
her love and best wishes for the New Year."
Bill and Jean Quinn have moved to a mobile
home in a senior park. They're still trying to
accommodate "stuff' from a four-bedroom, three-car
garage home into a two-bedroom, no-garage home.
Bill writes that Jean is recovering nicely from back
Bob and Blanca Wolfenstein spent a week at the
Lawrence Welk Resort (time share in Escondido)
and had a wonderful time--just relaxing.
A note from Ida McDade says "she enjoys
reading the newsletter and her health is good."
Great seeing Margie Gilbert and "wares" at
December luncheon. She still has quite an inventory
at "sale prices".
Bob and Linda Morris, San Diego, spent
Thanksgiving week in Dallas with daughter Bliss
Connerton and family and son Carlton, visiting from
Chicago. The Thanksgiving Day feast was a mini-
reunion with Bob's sister Margie and Dan
IIanesworth and family in Dallas from Chicago also.
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"Vagabundos BHS," L-R: Harlan "Hula" Crouch,
Tommy "Photo" Rice and Howard "Bugle Bird"
Clarke visiting Casa Rice in Los Angeles.
Christmas was exciting also with a two-week visit
from daughter Victoria and Ken Hall and three small
grandbabies from Guatemala.
Tony Ramirez in a letter to Treasurer Joan
deGrummond compared classmates of BHS'45 to
"leaves scattered throughout the world. Children of
the Great Depression with wonderful memories of
the best of times--150 movies, 200 hot roast beef

sandwiches." Tony and Maria also commented on the
wonderful time they had at the West Coast Reunion.
Toni Huff, San Diego, is getting closer to "liver
transplant". Doctors have her now wearing a beeper.
Friends Norma IIorine, Sharon O'Brien, and Catsy
Schafer have been "friends indeed" helping her with
shopping, errands, and transportation, and even
home-cooked meals.
News from the Irvins who are moving to
Fallon, NV. After enjoying a nice Christmas at home
in San Diego, their time in San Diego is drawing to
a close. John is still in the Navy flying the E-2C
Hawkeye and has been an instructor at the Hawkeye
Weapons and Tactics School for 11/2 years now. The
school has just relocated to NAS Fallon, NV, and is
joining Strike University (the Navy's premier bombing
school) and Topgun (the Navy's Fighter School) to
form the Navy's major Air Training Facility.
John is in Fallen (1 hour east of Reno) looking
for a home, while Julie and the kids remain in San
Diego. Julie, Patricia and Robbie will head north to
join John the end of January. In the meantime, John
makes the 8-hour drive from San Diego to Fallen as
often as possible.

Julie and John Irvin with Patricia and Robbie.
John wants to thank Slim and Shorty for the
many, many miles of smiles that "Life on Mango
Street" has provided. Alex and Dave, even though
each mile of driving pulled him farther from the
Zone, your songs and lyrics made him feel like he
was driving from Los Rios to Gamboa. Thanks a
million keep up the good work.
If any of the military flyers come to Fallon, or
are just looking for a good vacation spot, the Irvins
are only 11/2 hours from Lake Tahoe, so please give
them a call. Zonians are always welcome.
Linda Reimann Morris
(619) 272-9729


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August 2, 1996



How lucky can you get! Ruth Connor Warner
got to spend two weeks in mid-January housesitting
for her granddaughter Marissa Sperry in Kaui. She
and daughter Jeanne Halvosa Sperry went to Bela
Horizonte, Brazil, to attend the wedding of her
grandson, Jeffty Connelly, to Ana Paulo. Ana is the
captain of Brazil's volleyball team which will compete
in the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Jeffty, at
present, is playing on the World Basketball League
in Brazil.
It was so good to have Betty Comley Forgeson
prevail on Joyce HIaldeman Collinge to attend the
Christmas luncheon. How many remember Joyce's
husband, Roger Collinge, a Balboa High School
teacher who was much loved. A long-time resident of
St. Petersburg, we hope Joyce attends more Society
functions especially now that Virginia Reese (Mrs.
Roy Reese) has given her a membership. Virginia,
Joyce and J. Bartley Smith keep up their friendship
by meeting once a week for dinner.
Carnavalito furnished Al and Joy Maale a good
opportunity to spent that February weekend as
houseguests of Pete and Marje Foster of Palm
Harbor. The Maales also came from Indiantown for
the Christmas luncheon as they were long-distance
Committee members for that luncheon. It is
commendable that they get involved with Society
functions even though they live across the state--that
is between their travels. In mid-February the Maales
are off to Australia and New Zealand then return
for ten days (in time to do their laundry) then off
for an African safari and a tour to Egypt. The
Zonian Amigos cruise to the Lesser Antilles is
scheduled for May. How wonderful to be such
"happy travellers".
One of the winners of hockey tickets, Betty
Comley Forgeson, reports that she thoroughly enjoyed
the hockey game with her guests--Jane IIuldtquist,
Skip and Doris Schaefer. To their delight their team,
the Lightnings, won that night. The very next day
Betty called Bill Walker to thank him for the tickets,
parking pass, and pass to the club/lounge facilities.
Bill had donated the tickets (two sets) that were
door prizes at the Christmas luncheon.
It is always nice to see the loyal Sarasota
members at the Society monthly meetings--Jay Cain,
Myrtle Iughes, Mike and Marion Greene, and Lee
and Marion Kariger (winter residents).
The Carnavalito committee should be
complimented for attracting so many out-of-town
people, including Irene Will from Laguna Niguel,
CA, and Robert and Pat (IIeitman) Whitam of
Medina, OH, and many others from all over Florida.
In mid-January, "Neelie" Van Siclen was off to
Panama for a visit with Ellen Matheney Major,
Blanche Adler Browne's daughter. About two weeks
were spent touring Boquete, El Volcan, and El Valle.
Neelie was impressed by all the construction in
Panama City, beautiful malls and the many elegant
restaurants. Despite the many changes seen in the
former Canal Zone areas, she was happy to be back
in Panama after thirteen years or so.
Fran Stock brought Elsie Lawyer Woodruff to the
first January meeting of the Brown Baggers. Elsie
and Woody were in town to spend the holidays with
their daughters, Linda Weir of Clearwater and

Darlene and her husband Joe Hunt, Jr. of Largo.
Before ending their three-week visit, Elsie and
Woody enjoyed seeing more of their friends at the
January Society meeting.
Betty Snow
(813) 799-4769


The next meeting of the Ocala Zonians will be
Tuesday, April 2, 1996 at Stacey's Buffet, 717 NE
36th Ave. (South of East Silver Springs Blvd.-Hwy
40) in Ocala, FL. Luncheon meeting starts at noon,
restaurant opens at 11:30 a.m. For further info,
contact Bill Muller at (352) 854-7902.
The previous (43rd semi-annual) gathering had 33
attendees. Betsy IIoenke correctly guessed the year
the Inter-American Hwy was officially inaugurated in
Panama (1963). Her prize (donated by "Red"
Townsend) was a San Bias Indian head shawl. Red
was still looking for a gold nose-ring to go with it.
Members were updated on PCS changes regarding
dues cards and the Canal Record.

Ocala Zonians at 43rd semi-annual meeting, L-R: Edna
(Curies) Cooley, Virginia and "Red" Townsend, Capt.
Ralph and Marie Curies, Betty and John Muller.

Fourteen Ocala Zonians were noted at the '95
Annual Meeting in Orlando. They plan to return this
July for the festivities. BHS'46 class will celebrate
their 50th anniversary.
The McConaugheys and the Mullers had a
chance meeting at Ocala's classy "Long John Silver"
on a recent "night out".
Reminisced with Billy Allen of Dunedin about his
band of the 40's, the "Royal Zonians" when music
was enjoyable for both dancing and listening. Theme
song: "Solitude".
Iarry and Virginia Pearl celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary on December 2, 1995 with some
close friends. Capt. Ralph and Marie Curies were
honored for 65 years together last August 17th. Jim
and Ethel Wich go for number 52 in May. We wish
them all many more happy years together.

Bill Muller
Ocala, FL

Panama Canal Zone get-together in Pensacola, Florida. (1) First group photo taken, (2) Second group photo taken.


On November 5, 1995, we had a Panama Canal
Zone get-together at the Holiday Inn's Coconut Bay
in Pensacola. The manager of Coconut Bay, Ed
Williams who was born on the Atlantic side, made
arrangements for us to be able to use the facility.
Ed Williams and Jon Dedeaux acted as DJs and
played some lively music for everyone. We all
brought a covered dish and Tom Boyle even brought
some Ron Cortez. We had a very good turnout.
There was plenty of great-tasting Panamanian food
including fried yucca.
We have begun to make plans for another get-
together, so if anyone would like to help or if you
want to know when we will get together again,
please give me a call. A couple of pictures were
taken to try and include everyone.
In January, I was promoted to work for the
Vydyne headquarters division of Monsanto. I am now
working on a research team to develop a new
thermoplastic for Monsanto.
Lastly, if you have any news that you would like
to share, please call me.

Bill Drummond
(904) 435-5500


Ray and Diane (Roscoe) Murphy held a party at
their home late last summer honoring her brother
Dick and Sandy (Tortorici) Roscoe on their 25th
wedding anniversary. The couple were married on
May 26, 1970, at the Margarita Union Church.
Among those attending the party were: Mark Roscoe,
Ken and Nancy Roscoe, Jack and Sue (Roscoe)
Lubera, Sandy's mother Ruth Tortorici of Inverness,
FL, Jane Iluldtquist, Joe and Darlene (Woodruff)
Hunt, Ed and Joan Ohman and son Jason, "Mac"
McCullough and Judy McCullough and daughter
Lynn, Woody Reed, and other Sarasota friends.
Bill and Maxine Dixon enjoyed visits from Al
and Dorothy Pate of St. Petersburg, FL, and Alfred
and Marilyn (Metzger) Marsh of Oregon City, OR.

Dick and Sandy (Tortorici) Roscoe

Virginia Starke and her daughter Cassie joined
the group for a festive dinner party sharing happy
Canal Zone memories. The Marches came to Florida
for a visit with her sister in Orlando and other
friends in the area. They also spent an afternoon
with Iilda (Dixon) in Palm Harbor, and were
luncheon guests of the Reverend Gregg Secvcr,
former Assistant Pastor of the Margarita Union
Church. They included an interesting trip to Disney
World and other attractions and another visit with
her sister before returning to their home in Oregon.
Joe and Rae (Newhard) Ebdon had a family
gathering at the home of their son and daughter-in-
law, Dick and Kathy Ebdon, during the holiday
season in Marietta, GA. Their other son Tom Ebdon
flew in earlier from California to celebrate their 55th
wedding anniversary on November 2, 1965.
Several members of the Cristobal High School
Class of 1934 met for a luncheon at the Benton
Reef Restaurant in Sarasota. Those attending were:
Stella (Boggs) DcMarr, Fred and Bev Ebdon, Mayno
(Bliss) Walker, Bill and Jeanne Wheeler; Jerry and
Rosalind Gorin from Riverside, RI; Colin and

Rosemary Campbell from Hanover, NH; and invited
guests, Emily (IIorine) Brooks of Lutz, FL, and
Bobby and Carol Wheeler from the Andirondacks.
Marion Greene hosted a festive birthday party
and dinner for 34 guests honoring her husband
Michael Greene on his 87th birthday.
Congratulations and anniversary greetings were
shared honoring the 49th Valentine Day wedding
anniversary of Curtis and Emily Bliss at the home
of George and Mayno (Bliss) Walker, co-hosted by
his sisters Ramona "Tinsie" (Bliss) Barnes and
Gladys (Bliss) Humphrey. Family members included
George's sister Blanche (Walker) IIartman, and a
surprise guest, Fred R. Walker, who came up from
Panama at that time to visit his parents.

Gladys B. Humphrey
(813) 955-1900


My big news since I last wrote is that our son
Davis got married to a Georgia girl on January 27th.
Fortunately for all of us the weather decided to
behave itself, and we had one of the nicest days I
have seen this entire winter. Davy's new wife, Linda,
has a 5-year-old son, Johnathon, so he also became
an instant father on his wedding day.
Another nice thing that happened to me was that
my husband and I went on a 3-week trip to South
America, going to Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. It
was a dream trip, especially the last part of it when
we boarded the Skorpios III ship in Puerto Mont,
Chile, and sailed down the coast of Chile to the San
Rafael Glacier. I was told that the glacier is over
30,000 years old, and that the older they are, the
bluer they are. Believe me, it was blue. Our ship's
captain took us as close as possible to the glacier,
and I was able to take lots of photos of both the
glacier and the icebergs that were floating all around
it. I was most impressed with how blue some of the
icebergs were. The trip down the coast of Chile and
back to Puerto Mont took six days and was
delightful. We left for South America the middle of
November and returned on December 10th, so I was
frantic in my efforts to get the Christmas tree
bought, decorated and packages wrapped before
Christmas day. Since turkey is not a big "thing" in
South America, I had to eat steak on Thanksgiving
but it was a very good steak.

June and Davis Stevenson in Bariloche, Argentina,
with the Andes in the background.

I have now been back home for two months and
am ready to travel again, so I am joining Steve and
his '96 Dry Season Tour to Panama to see if I can
at least thaw out from this long, very cold winter we
have experienced here in Georgia. We leave Miami
on February 28th, and return to Miami on March
8th. With all the cold weather we have had this
winter, I am really looking forward to the wonderful
hot weather in Panama.
Late last year, Al Graham wrote me a note
telling me that his daughter Gigi had turned 16. This
made her become eligible for a driver's license, so
they bought her a 1973 Triumph Spitfire that Al had
found and restored. He also stated that in September
they had driven to Ocala to spend the weekend at
the beautiful new home of Grace and Leo Shadeck.
While there they toured the city and enjoyed some
live jazz at the local VFW Club.

Gigi Graham in her 1973 Triumph Spitfire.

Spoke with Marilyn "Sissy" Flynn, who lives in
Stockbridge, GA, and she mentioned that Ellie Foley
IIusum had been in town visiting her married
daughter, Janet Husum IIerrington, who recently
moved to Stockbridge. Sissy never did get together
with Ellie, but did say that Annie Carpenter
Rathgeber did have an opportunity to spend some
time with Ellie.
Andrea and Lester Smith entertained Andrea's
mother Francis Byrd and her brother Ronnie and his
girlfriend up from Panama for the Christmas
holidays. Andrea told me they all had a good time
shopping and visiting with one another.
Well, till next time.

June A. Stevenson
(404) 9995-7537


'Twas a happy surprise to hear from and visit
with the vacationing Larry and Sue (Rauld) Barca of
Largo and to renew good old Isthmian times and
schoolings with friends and to contrast life's
vicissitudes. The Barcas finally made it to Hawaii -
and were pleased with their "your man tour". Sue
was a Schools Division teacher and Larry was Chief
of the Locks Division (and a classmate and friend of
my brother Bill De La Mater). Larry left Panama in
1987. The Barcas now travel frequently and have
visited Turkey, Taiwan, Alaska twice, the Eastern
Mediterranean and the Black Sea, South America
(around the Horn) and to the Caribbean last May.
carry and Sue often get together with ex-Zonian
friends in their area for much "bochinche".

Helen Dudak spent a week at Waikiki Beach
with her friend Kay Yuhl. Sorry to say that we were
unable to get together. Helen says she has taken
several interesting trips this year. Margaret (Sullivan)
McMillan is cruising about the Hawaiian major
islands and then taking off on another jaunt to
heaven knows where.

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Probably a 1914 photo of "Early Timers." Wonder if my
parents are there or anybody elses?

My auto insurance company, USAA of Texas, in
a brochure about cruising through the Panama Canal,
printed a tiny photo of a group of old timers posed
m an empty locks chamber about 1914. I wrote to
USAA requesting an enlargement of the picture as
I think my parents are included. They sent several
prints and here is a copy.
To lose two of one's dearest friends, husband
and wife, so close together as the deaths of Bill and
Janet (Koperski) Taylor was a double tragic loss to
many of us here and elsewhere. I've known Jan since
her birth and Bill since he was a jaunty second
lieutenant in the Army Air Corps at Albrook AFB,
and we have remained close friends through many
years and job assignments. Bill died in September
and Jan in November, both of cancer.
For Oahu visitors, the former Kahala Hilton (my
choice of hotel) will reopen March 1, 1996,
expensively refurbished as the Kahala Mandarin
Oriental, Hawaii hotel. South African runners swept
the men's and women's awards in the December
Honolulu Marathon, which became the world's largest
after more than 27,048 participants crossed the finish
line with good entertainment along the way,
including chants and hula provided by the group
Namakahonuakapiliwale (glad my name is Bates).
Lois DeLaMater Bates
(808) 923-2766


Lance and Kendra More, formerly of
Indianapolis, have purchased a new home in
Crawfordsville, IN. Lance's parents, Betty and Bill
More, came from Panama for a visit at Christmas.
The four of them then met Russell and Leigh Ann
More in Jackson Hole, WY, where they all enjoyed
a wonderful five-day ski vacation. Russell, BHS'82,
took a job with Microsoft and now lives in Seattle,
Lucho and Susan Griffith of Ft. Wayne became
parents. They sent me a picture which included the

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new baby and some information on a visit from
Lucho's mother. They sent me the information at
least a month early and although I thought I put it
in a safe place until time to submit it, now that the
time is here their picture and information cannot be
found. My apologies to them. They said they would
give me another chance next time.
Claud and Ruth Lyon's son-in-law and daughter,
Roy and Marjorie Meredith, will soon be able to be
full-time next-door neighbors. For the last several
years Roy has been working and living in
Jacksonville, FL, while Marjorie lived in Charlestown,
IN. They both went back and forth, each about five
times a year, to spend as much time as possible
together. Roy has been able to get a transfer back
to Louisville, KY, so starting next month things will
return to normal for them.

Claud E. Lyon
(812) 256-5842


Society membership in Louisiana increased by
one, according to the 1996 Directory; actually twelve
listings were dropped but thirteen were added. We'd
like to welcome the Austerfields. Chizuko and George
were stationed at Howard AFB from 1969-76, then
transferred to Barksdale AFB near Shreveport, LA,
and have now retired. Daughter Patty (BHS'75) lives
in Baton Rouge and works on quality improvement
for Medicare at Louisiana Health Care Review. After
BHS, she earned a bachelor's degree in health care
administration at Louisiana State University in
Shreveport, and a master's in hospital administration
at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Her
sister Sherry (BHS'76) is married to Dr. Eric
Berglund and they live in Montana. Their brother
Glenn attended elementary school in the Canal Zone
before the family moved to the States. He has
earned a chemical engineering degree from the
University of Houston, is single and currently works
in Ohio.
Other new (to Louisiana) or renewing members
are Kirt and Millie Damerau Boudreau, June
Clayton, Donna and Fritz Cooke, Jaye and Nikki
Rigas Deitz, Mary Espiau, James and Alicia Fletcher
Ford, Essie Leos, Joseph and Gloria Sigi Maisano,
Gerald and Kristin Craig Risberg, Carol Demesy
Sponberg and Dr. Michael Witkin.
Elsewhere around the state, John R. Gough Sr.
of Marrero reports that after a setback due to leg
injuries, his son Bill Gough III (BHS'67) is back at
work and doing well. Over the Christmas holidays,
John met Bill's daughter and her family for the first
time. John now has three more great-grandchildren:
Kody, 4; Paige, 18 months; and Shyanne, 6 months.
Bill's daughter Cherri is married to Charles Gele of
Gretna, LA.
Also during the holidays, grandson John R.
Gough III, Sgt. 1st Class, U.S. Army, came in on
leave from duty in Korea where he is an instructor
in the NCO Academy, and son John R. Gough II
arrived from Tampa to be with the family.
Patt Foster Roberson
(504) 774-7761


Society memberships in Mississippi dropped by
nine, according to the new Directory, leaving 23. We
hope this was an oversight and that those delinquent
folks will rejoin us soon.
Virginia Selby Entrekin (BHS'52) is looking
forward to retiring from the math department at the
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, in
May. She's in her second year of learning to play
the piano and loves "playing at", not quite playing,
some easier classical pieces. Last October she
delivered a paper on geometry at the Math
Convention in Houston. While there, she called Anna
Galloway Daniel. Anna and her husband Pat took
Virginia to see "Rings of Fire" on the six-story-high
Cinemax screen and to lunch and shop at the
The really, really big news is that Virginia and
Rod have their first ever grandbaby and her name is
Selby. She's 9 months old and lives with her parents
nearby in Jackson. Virginia promises to send us a
picture of herself and Selby soon.
Shirley Zemer Swenson and Virginia still manage
to get together now and then for lunch and to shop.
Shirley has also retired from teaching and spent two
weeks in February in Santa Clara, CA, helping her
mother, Mary Milloy Zemer, celebrate her 96th
birthday. Mary is the widow of Emmett Zemer who
passed away last April. Emmett's dad was a
Roosevelt Medal holder. Shirley has a brother and
two sisters who live in California.
Patt Foster Roberson
(504) 774-7761


Malcolm and Jean Stone spent three weeks
traveling in Europe last fall, visiting England,
Germany, Belgium and parts of the Netherlands. One
of the highlights of their trip was a trip up (or
down) the Rhine River. While in Frankfurt,
Germany, they spent several days with Mary
Armstrong. Mary taught at Curundu Elementary
School with Jean in 87-88, and is still teaching with
DODDS in Frankfurt.
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Back, L-R: Malcolm, Lynn and Davis Stone. First row;
Ina Tweedlie Gross, Catherine Tweedlie Pearson
and Jean Stone.

Malcolm and Jean returned home in plenty of
time to get ready for the Christmas arrival of their
family. Both David, BHS'87, and Lynn, BHS'84, spent
the holidays in Hendersonville. Jean's mother,
Catherine (Tweedlie) Pearson and aunt, Ina
(Tweedlie) Gross, also came for the holidays. Jean's
mother's family left Panama in 1923, having
emigrated from Scotland. Jean just "happened" to go
down to Panama to get a job and ended up
marrying Malcolm.
In February Catherine flew back to
Hendersonville to celebrate her 90th birthday in the
company of Jean and Malcolm, Pat and Jack Hunt,
Bill and Betty Dunning, Norma and Sam Irvin, Pat
Fraser and Wilma Nowotny. It was a great party.
Sherri Beth Fraser was another "home for the
holidays" visitor. Pat Fraser drove down to Tampa in
mid-December for Sherri's graduation and then
mother and daughter drove back to Hendersonville.
They actually spent Christmas with Pat's brother Skip
in Winston Salem and Sherri returned to Tampa
after the holidays.
In January Linda (Densmore) Garza and her
husband Emilio stopped to visit her mother, Wilma
Nowotny, on their way to Ft. Lee, VA, on TDY.
Major Garza has been transferred to Brookings, SD,
to teach ROTC at the University of South Dakota.
Gerald and Adrienne Nowotny and their three
daughters from Louisville, KY, spent Thanksgiving at
the Nowotnys also.
Norma and Sam Irvin had a surprise visit on
February 6th from a former Los Rios neighbor and
friend, Bob Bowen, and his wife Anna of
Murfreesboro, TN. Bob was a history professor at
Canal Zone College until his retirement.
Until next time, that's it from North Carolina.
Pat Hunt
(704) 696-3995


Barbara (McComber) McDougal stated that
husband Mac has retired to purchasing and prepping
an old camper for the fall deer and elk hunts,
kayaking in Washington and Canada, and a trip to
Mexico with a Habitat for Humanity group. She
stayed home with additional surgery on her feet.
They will end the year with a trip to Southern
California to take in the Pasadena Rose parade.
They'll also head to Colorado for Tam and Scott
Stuart's wedding prior to heading back through the
Redwoods and the Oregon coast.
Robert W. Blake says he had a very busy 1995,
starting with opera, dance and theater and "Madame
Butterfly" at the Seattle Opera House. On Valentine's
Day, he replaced his 23-year-old Buick with a
Cadillac to last forever. In April, spent an
Elderhostel week on the beach at Lincoln City, OR,
then to California for his Aunt Dorothy's 95th
birthday at Pacific Grove. He then went to Oakland
for a Navy V-5 reunion at St. Mary's College,
returning to Gig Harbor, WA, for a Laughlin
luncheon. In September, he attended VJ Day
ceremony on the USS Missouri in Bremerton, WA;
the Monet Show at Chicago Art Institute; then on to
the District of Columbia, Annapolis, Quantico and

Williamsburg. Had dinner with the crew of the Enola
Gay. He attended the 60th anniversary of the 1st
PanAm Trans-Pacific flight at Alameda, CA, in
November. He says that he was a junior at Balboa
High School when the event took place.

Robert W. Blake in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in
September, 1995. He says Bill and Hillary were out.
Richard W. London and wife Betty (Bradley) of
Washougal, WA, submitted an old photo of the
1950-51 Albrook AFB Championship baseball team
on which he played from 1950-52 and which they
wanted to share with everyone. The team beat all
the other Armed Forces teams. The "Houston" team,
a major-league team from Texas, was flown down to
play them and over 5,000 people attended the double
header. This team played the first game at Beam

L-R: Krempasky, Binch, Pambianco, Boucher, Mgr.,
Corbin, Davis. 2nd row L-R: Weishuhn, Fiigen,
Leaser, Hall, Jones, Ingram. 3rd row L-R: Howard,
Williams, Stanley, Houseknecht, London.

Betty was raised in the Canal Zone. Her father
was Superintendent of Locks on the Pacific side from
1913 to 1950. She had two sisters, Martha "Mops"
who passed away (and who was also the Northwest
reporter at one time), and Peggy Bradley who lives
in Tucson, AZ. Dick and Betty visited Russia last
year, touring Moscow, St. Petersburg, Suisdal and
Valadomir, enjoying both the people and the trip.
They plan to visit Germany and Ethiopia in April
this year.
Henry Cruz
(206) 774-8947


Renee (Carter) Collins graduated with honors on
Saturday, December 16, 1995, with a Bachelor of
Science in Management of Human Resources from
Southern Nazarene University. She will be continuing
work on her Bachelor of Nursing Science at
Langston University through the University Center at
Tulsa. Renee is looking forward to her 20th Balboa
High School Class Reunion in Panama in June 1996.
So far there are over 100 classmates and friends
signed up for the chartered trip. Any individual or
group wishing to join them at a wonderful group
rate is welcome to contact Renee. For further details,
see the write-up in the announcement section.
At Thanksgiving time, Jean and Doris Burns met
Bob and Vicki Boukalis from Cardenas, Panama, for
a visit at Mike and Laura (Burns) Redemann's home
in Hawaii. They stayed for ten days and had a great
time sightseeing and visiting. A luau and sunset
cruise were some of the highlights.
In early December 1995, Jean, Doris, and Scott
Burns got away from the cold Oklahoma weather by
going south to Cancun, Mexico. They went with Ed
and Gloria Malin from Florida; Bob and Elaine
Donaldson from Maine; and a cousin and his wife
from Reno. They spent a week at the all-inclusive
Jack Tar Village Resort for the sun, sand, and surf.
Bill and Teresa Keller and their five children are
doing fine. BJ. is with the Navy stationed in
Bethesda, MD; Gregg is with the Navy on the USS
Nassau; Kim is a student in the 7th grade in
Woodward, OK; Mike is with the Navy in San
Diego, CA; and Troy is a college student in
Goodwell, OK, studying animal science. Bill's office
is transferring people out of Oklahoma and it will
probably be his turn within a year. They do not
know when or where yet, but they are hoping it will
be around Tennessee or Kentucky.
Laura (Burns) Redemann and her daughter
Cheyenne moved back to Tulsa, OK, in January 1996
and Laura is working for the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers in Accounting. Her husband Michael and
daughter Elizabeth will be coming back to Oklahoma
in March 1996, and Mike will also be working for
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If you planned
on visiting them in Hawaii before they came back in
July 1996, you waited too late.
The next Oklahoma chapter of the Panama
Canal Society picnic is scheduled on May 4, 1996, in
the Oklahoma City area. We would enjoy seeing you

Scott A. Burns
(918) 581-7471



The Atlantic Side is alive and well, contrary to
reports you may have heard.
Gayle's Gang meets at the Gatun pool often.
They are Gayle Fettler Rankin, Coral Adcma, Sylvia
Glass Landrum, Mike Coffey Blennerhasset, Linda
Malone Mazerolle, Tita Clark Dunlap, Alberta Wilder

Corrigan, Penny Wilder Canamas, Ann Gegg, and
Janet Johnston, who enjoy exercise and fellowship
together. On Thursdays the gang goes to Fort
Sherman, where they lift weights at the Recreation
Center, then picnic at Shimmy Beach and swim. The
person who brings the lunch is the hostess for the
day and has the power to decide what the group
does. Thus, Mike took everyone to Taboga in her
husband's company yacht, and on Janet's turn she
had John Carey take the gang sailing/swimming out
in the bay where they saw dolphins. Everyone loves
our Thursdays and misses them only when absolutely
Jennifer Rankin graduated from East Tennessee
State with a degree in Public Relations. Dyone
Canamas received her Bachelor of Arts in English
from the University of Central Florida. She will try
for an editing job but is still considering graduate
school also. Darrell Canamas is now teaching 10th
grade English in Orlando, FL. And I remember when
I had him in 10th grade English and during a job
exploration assignment he said that he wanted to be
an English teacher. Vicki Seely has earned a
psychology degree from East Texas State University
and graduate school is in her immediate future.
Adrianne IIolmes graduated from the University of
North Carolina, Wilmington with a degree in
Communications. Beverly Teal has also completed her
degree in Communications at University of North
Carolina in Wilmington. Bev has decided to join the
Air Force and is now in Texas, staying with her
grandparents as she works for a month prior to
going in. She does basic training in San Antonio, so
her grandparents can see her graduate and her
grandfather will be the first person she salutes when
she finishes her training. She'll then study hospital
administration at Shepard AFB in Texas, then be
assigned to her first duty station. The entire Gatun
Girls graduated together and on time, except Dyone,
who graduated a year early. Pretty good, pretty
Tiernan Corrigan is also teaching second graders
in San Diego, CA, and her brother Gerald Corrigan
is still enjoying Hawaii where he's stationed with the
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L-R: Dyonne Cafiamas, Kindra Younce, Bev Teal,
Jennifer Rankin (bride), Adrienne Holmes, Vicki
Seely and flower girl Rachel Baitel.

The ultimate social event on the Atlantic Side
had to be Jennifer Rankin's outdoor wedding to
John Lewis at the Gatun Yacht Club. Absolutely
beautifully decorated by Art, the flower man, all
guests spent a glorious dry-season day, witnessing the
vows which were administered by Ricardo Barker. In

attendance were "the Gatun Girls" who wore mauve
Grecian dresses and carried calla lilies and Batenberg
lace parasols. The bride's sister Kindra Younce served
as matron of honor and bridesmaids were Dyone
Cafiamas, Adrianne Holmes, Vicki Seely, and Beverly
Teal. The flower girl was Rachel Baitel, daughter of
Roz and Allen Baitel. Guests from out of the country
included the groom's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Jack
Lewis; the groom's aunt; his brother; Jennifer's
grandmother, Vera Fettler; family friend, Jim France;
Jennifer's sister, husband and their new baby, as well
as the groomsmen.
One of the high points of the day was when the
tug Harding presents its congratulations in the huge
stream of water cascading into the air and down in
front of the Yacht Club dock. The bride and groom
left the reception for their Contadora honeymoon in
a decorated Boston Whaler that gave a farewell tip
to the right, then the left, just as it passed Buoy "A .
A long-distance marriage of two Atlantic siders,
Derek Akers and Maria Estell Alvis, was performed
in mid-December in Corpus Christi, TX. Both the
bride and the groom will continue to work and
attend college.
The Ocean to Ocean bike ride is scheduled for
Feb. 4th. Last year the coordinator, Wallace Teal,
had 94 people, up from seven which he took on the
first ride nine years ago. Though some coordinating
assistance will come from the Pacific Side this year,
the bike trip will start, before dawn, in Coco Solo
behind the high school. Thus, any wheel dipping will
involve the Atlantic Ocean first. Teal hopes to have
100 people this year and since last year seven riders
came down from the States, he would like to have
Stateside participation again. Last year there were
more water/fruit stations. He would like to see that
again this year also. The light brunch at Amador
Officers Club as well as the commemorative tee
shirts and certificates will, of course, be continued.
Santa visited the Atlantic Side bringing the snow
with him on Christmas Eve. The tradition of the
Christmas visit, fire-fighter cupcakes, and firehouse
snow was continued this year in spite of many new
residents unfamiliar with the custom. Flyers in
English and Spanish were passed out notifying the
community, and the resultant attendance may have
been a tad smaller and on first appearance, more
formal, since the children were very dressed up.
Because of the threat of a light rain, Santa actually
was seated inside the fire station on the apparatus
floor which was conducive to pictures.
The finale of the Gatun Christmas season will be
the Christmas tree burn on Friday night across from
the fire station. Hot dogs, marshmallows, and
S'Mores (in Spanish, S'Mas) will be served, and
hopefully our new Spanish citizens will enjoy this
custom as much as they did Santa. It's a pleasure to
see kids riding bikes and roller blading in the streets
and there's new community interest in projects, such
as the Yacht Club, and soon the Gatun theater will
be open for movies. The community is active once
again because of our Panamanian neighbors, all of
whom think living in Gatun is great.
Brian Plainance won the Tarpon Club snook
contest with a 16-pound entry. Mr. Ponce, of the
Tarpon Club continues to enlarge, modify and make
the club more beautiful. His food is as wonderful as
always which he proved in the always anticipated
Tarpon Club Christmas party.
Tita and Lucky Dunlap are retiring and moving
to New Mexico. Lucky has already retired but they're
choosing to stay in the house for a while and enjoy

Panama from the perspective of someone who
doesn't have to get up and go to work. Fourteen
people attended the farewell luncheon honoring Tita
at my house. She loved our gift which was a
gorgeous crystal dragonfly.
Corey Grubbs has given new meaning to the
expression "Atlantic Sider by choice". Corey, a
graduate of University of Central Florida, now works
for Ferney Steamship Agency. He lives in France
Field in a giant house that he shares with one
teenage dog and one puppy. The puppy is the sister
of the puppy that he gave to his parents for
Christmas. When he visits them, counting Tinker,
they have four dogs in attendance. Plus Donna's stray
cat had kittens. It's kind of like "Old MacDonald" in
a high rise.
Home for the holidays were Jennifer and Jo
Anne Ecckel, Matt and Mike Rigby, Kent Grubbs,
Ivan and Cookie Evans, and three Carey girls with
the fourth one coming down in a few months.
Those of you who haven't seen Colon for a
while would be shocked at the building in progress.
A huge new glass room was added to the
Washington Hotel after first knocking out the back
wall of the coffee shop, thus building right into the
High rises are going up everywhere and with the
activation of the new port, Colon is booming.

Janet Johnston
(011-507) 443-5305


The Grimison clan invaded Panama once again
with Bill and Liz Fahy of Diablo and Patrick and
Myra Grimison of Amador. Tom and Nancy
Grimison of Satellite Beach, FL, were joined in
Panama by children Richard, Melinda, Eric, and
Matthew also of Florida. Rebecca and Geoff "I
Wanna Be A Zonian" Pelcher traveled from
Lubbock, TX, to enjoy a tropical holiday before
moving to Columbus, OH. (Christina and Ed
Volonnino held down the fort in Melbourne, FL, but
will join the clan in Panama in May for Richard and
Diana's wedding.)
The highlight of the visit was the December 26th
Fiesta hosted by the Grimison and Huff families to
celebrate several important family events: the
engagement of Richard Grimison and Diana Iuff;
the birth of Shannon Fahy; and the last Christmas in
Panama for Patrick, Myra, and Brandon Grimison.
They moved to Orlando, FL, in January where
Patrick is stationed at the Naval Station, and where
their second child will be born in March. The
Grimison-Huff party was also the setting for the
public debut of "Shorty" and "Slim" (aka David Scitz
and Alex Reyes), who entertained the crowd with
selections from their popular CD, "Life on Mango
Street". Entertainment was also provided by the
dynamic Bohio Boys (Fred Bales, Al Bernasconi,
David Seitz, and Jim Ilashman, with guest
appearances by Rowland Folse, Mike Young and
Lenny luff). Late in the evening Richard Grimison
led the crowd and a "murga" in a Carnival-like dance
down Loma Street in Amador.
Another highlight of the visit was the baptism of
Shannon Marie Fahy, Emily Elizabeth McGann, and
Kassandra Critides at St. Mary's Church on

December 31. Shannon is the daughter of Bill and
Liz (Grimison) Fahy; Emily is the daughter of Bill
and Laura (Campbell) McGann; and Kassandra is
the daughter of Jason and Leslie (Rinehart) Critides.
Myra Grimison was the guest of honor at a
Surprise Baby Show held on December 18 at the
beautiful home of Linda and Rick Dahlstrom. The
shower was hosted by Linda, Melanie Bales, Brenda
Scott, and Liz Fahy.
For the first time in about 30 years Balboa High
School returned to the field of "international"
competition. On November 30, thirty Balboa All-Star
football players, four managers, eight cheerleaders, a
handful of student government representatives, a full
coaching staff, the BHS principal (Mr. Tom Price),
and about 15 parents boarded a COPA jet at
Tocumen International Airport bound for San Juan,
Puerto Rico, where they were met by members of
the Antilles Pirates football team. That evening they
were treated to local Puerto Rican hospitality as they
put on a "Noche Pu6rtorriquefia". The next morning,
the players visited classrooms with their hosts.
Friday evening, game time, showed the Pirates
early score, 7-0 Antilles. Late in the second quarter,
BHS' David Edwards passed from his own 20 to
Chris Rice who ran 80 yards for the score, tied at
7-7. Very late in the first half a Pirate threat ended
as BHS safety Donny Husted came down with a key
interception in the end zone. In the second half, the
Pirates scored. The p.a.t. was wide and the score
stood 13-7. From this point the Pirates were content
to sit on the ball and emerge victorious in the first
"Caribbean Bowl".
On Saturday the team visited Old San Juan and
did some Christmas shopping at the Las Americas
Mall. That evening they were feted to a Hawaiian
Luau that was simply wonderful. This was followed
by a dance put on by the school. The following
morning there were some tears as the students
boarded the busses for the ride to the airport and
eventually home.
There are several other trips to Puerto Rico
planned by BHS for this year to include other sports.
The students of BHS did their Alma Mater proud.
(Submitted by Green Devil's Coach, Lou IIusted).
Jaclyn Barnash, Cheryl Castro, Tara Dalton
(daughter of Gary and Becky Dalton), Allison
Doubek (daughter of Rick and Janice Doubek),
Jillian Ileddaeus (daughter of Mark and Katherine
Simons Ileddaeus), and Melanie IIerrington (daughter
of Russell and Lori IIerrington) competed in August
at a Universal Cheerleading Camp and won the title
of Jr. Varsity All Star Cheerleaders. They were
invited to go to Disney World and cheer in the
Thanksgiving Day parade. They, along with their
parents, spent 4 days at the Disney All Star Resort
over the Thanksgiving weekend, enjoying the theme
parks and the excitement of attending this special
event. A Thanksgiving dinner was held in their honor
at the Disney Beach and Yacht Resort. It was a
wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving for all.
Al Sprague was in Panama in November for his
annual art show at Jessy and Raymond's gallery. The
show was a great success according to his sales
representative, Katherine (Simons) Heddaeus. Al's art
work continues to grow in popularity not only in
Panama, but world wide as markets keep opening. Al
returned to Panama in February for Carnival where
he gathered more material for his next art show in
November 1996.
The 1995 football season came to a close in
December with three former Red Machine football

players coaching the Balboa High School team to the
1995 Championship. They started the year by winning
the first Pacific-side Jamboree and went on to win
the season with a 6-2 record. The coaching staff was
comprised of former Red Machine players: Head
Coach Rick Dahlstrom (BHS'79), Asst. Coach Bill
Fahy (BHS'78), and Special Teams Assistant Patrick
Grimison (BHS'82). Jack Whitlock (BHS'83), a
former Bulldog player, also assisted. The Awards
Banquet honored the players, coaches, and their
wives, Linda (Husted) Dahlstrom, Liz (Grimison)
Fahy, and Myra (Brannon) Grimison. Special tribute
was given to Henry and Carol Twohy for their many
years of loyal Red Machine support.

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1995 BHS "Red Machine" Football Champions, L-R:
Special Teams Asst. Coach, Patrick Grimison, Head
Coach, Rick Dahlstrom, Asst. Coach, Bill Fahy.
Those who hadn't had enough of football could
participate in Lou Husted's 10th annual holiday
Christmas Bowl held every year at Balboa Stadium
on the 26th of December. The opener between Team
Youngsters from BHS and the Next Youngest
resulted in a 0-0 tie. Game two between the Getting
Olders and the Oldies gave the Oldies the victory.
Game three pitted the Youngsters against the Oldies.
The young kids lost on a touchdown pass from Fred
Bales to Rudy Waller. Game four was between the
Next Youngest and the Getting Olders. An
interception by Tommy Ellis for the only score for
the Getting Olders, 6-0. In game five, the Oldies
went against the Next Youngest. The Oldies ran up
and down the field until a pass brought down by
Jorge Bonila put the game away for the Oldies. The
last game of the day saw the Youngsters demonstrate
that youth "can do it". Danny Maduro took a Joe
Powers pass and sloshed 45 yards for a score. Eric
Holland for the Getting Olders intercepted a Kyle
IIusted pass and ran it to the five before their drive
stalled out in the final score. MVP honors were
shared by Fred Bales and Darrin Chastain. The 10th
Anniversary Holiday Christmas Bowl champs were the
Oldies. Spectators in the bleachers were the
ubiquitous Mr. Canal Zone Football Supporter
himself, Henry Twohy, Tim Corrigan and daughter
Colleen, Candy Quinn, Vince Martinez, and Eric
"Flaco" Ernest. Stateside visitors were Tom Grimison,
Everet and Lynn White and son Ryan.
As reported by the Atlantic side reporter, the
Annual Ocean to Ocean Bike Ride was held on the
first Sunday in February. Mike IIeddacus has
participated for the last five years and has been the
first to cross the finish line each time. His finishing
time this year was 2:26. His fastest time crossing the
Isthmus is 2:17.
Rowland and Connie (Carrasquillo) Folse
organized a Dry Season Family Picnic at Amador

Pool in February. Entertaining the crowds were the
bands Riptide, The Bohio Boys, and Shorty and Slim
(David Seitz and Alex Reyes). Food was plentiful, as
was the crowd.

Barbeque in La Boca, pictured are: Lance, Donnie,
Jay, Wayne and Elkie Hughes; Jaco, Alex and
Jannett Petiton; Bo Lane, Billy Bell, Jean Whitlock,
Andre and Elizabeth Ciaca; Simon, Carmen, Carlos,
Ana and Carlos Lampas, Miriam Cruz-Segarra;
Ricky Cruz and wife; Mary Snavely and son Sheldon,
Carlos Redhead and friend Grace; Rowland, Connie
and Harmony Folse, and "Mozart" (Folse's airdale).
Back in December, Rowland and Connie had a
BBQ at their home in La Boca to entertain some of
Rowland's old buddies who were visiting from the
U.S. The gang hadn't been together as a group in
about fifteen years. Word of a BBQ also attracted
some of Rowland and Connie's neighboring friends.
Lloyd and Jo Kent arrived in Panama in
February to visit Llori (Kent) and Jay Gibson for
one month. Lloyd's yearly fishing excursion in
Panama's abundant waters kept him busy while Jo
shopped at La Central and helped Llori at her store,
The New World Gallery. The New World Gallery
will be exhibiting and selling some of their
indigenous art in conjunction with the My Name is
Panama table at this year's Reunion.
I recently received word from Miriam Ramirez
(CHS'63), who retired last June with 28 years service.
She got engaged in October at her nephew's home
in Miami Lakes, FL. They plan on getting married
sometime this year. Miriam recently moved to
Pembroke Pines, FL, but will be visiting Panama in
March for a few months. She asked me to say hello
to all her fellow classmates of CHS'63.
Eva V. Anderson
(507) 263-2390


Editor must have by:

August 2, 1996


Twenty-five members and guests enjoyed the pre-
Christmas luncheon at the Houndslake Country Club.
Present were: Leona and Paul Badonsky, Sis and Bill
York, Blanche Browne, Phyllis and Jack Woodzell,
Mitzi Schwindt, Annette and Mark Schwindt, Peggy
Hutchison, Olga Holmes, Dr. Rasmussen, Grace and
B. J. Hartley, Lorna Shore, Caroline Westendorff,
Josie Tilley, Evelyn and Howard Hilborn, Trudi
Clontz, Scottie and Jack Steele, and Tina and Frank
Our new officers for 1996-97 are:

Peggy Hutchison President
Blanche Browne Vice President
Lorna Shore Secretary/Treasurer
Olga Holmes Chaplain

Peggy Hutchison flew to Ft. Worth in November
to attend the wedding of her grandson Shane
Hutchison. In December she attended a retirement
party at the Charleston Naval Base in honor of her
daughter Dianne Cox (Hutchison) after thirty years
of government service. Diane initially wondered what
she was going to do with all her time she now
finds out it "flies".
Our most traveled member, Blanche Browne, flew
to Hungary in July for a two-week cruise on the
Danube, and from Salzburg, Austria, rode by bus to
Zurich, Switzerland. Then back in the States in late
August, after surviving a bad automobile accident in
Virginia, she still managed to drive and fly all over
the States from the east coast to the west coast.
As usual, at Christmas some Aikenites headed
out of town to be with family. Bob Rowe went to
Florida with son Bobby and spent two weeks getting
reacquainted with his granddaughters. The Badonskys
headed to Lexington, SC, to the home of their

(1) B.J. and Grace Hartley. (2) Bill and Sis York. (3) Mitzi, Annette and Mark

Back L-R: Doris Brotherson Hand, Norma Stillwell
Peggy Hutchison, Trudi Clontz and Blanche Martin, Blanche Adler Browne, and front, Ruth
Browne. Brown Robertson (all BHS graduates) taken at San
Diego, California.

In October Vicki Boukalis (Hutchison) visited
her mother Peggy before continuing on to Texas,
Hawaii and then Las Vegas. After landing at the
airport in Columbia which she circled in a severe
thunderstorm, Vicki stated she was finished with
flying! Then she found out they had misplaced one

daughter Paula Leitch (Badonsky). Their son Leo
traveled from Georgia with wife Gabriela and two
small daughters, so all four grandchildren were
present. Peggy Hutchison drove to her daughter's
home in Goosecreek, SC, and grandson Wally Doane
came in from Virginia.

During the holidays, Eletheer and Jim Catron
had as houseguests at various times their daughter
and son-in-law Penny and Joe Lotterhos and
grandchildren Karen and Ed, son and daughter-in-
law Jimmy and Sylvia Catron and grandchildren
Kristen and Steven, and son Billy Catron. Their sons
Jim and Billy also came the latter part of January
for their mother's birthday.

Trudi Clontz
(803) 649-2759



The 16th Annual Hill Country Zonian Christmas
Party was held in the New Braunfels Elk Club on
December 9, 1995. It was the fourth year that the
San Antonio Zonians hosted the party. The
Committee is to be commended for an outstanding
celebration. Nivia Brown was the chairperson and in
charge of all the arrangements. Master of
Ceremonies was Gerry Brown, Jr.; Raffle was
handled by Paul and Maria Walker; Hospitality:
Christi Sagemnehl, Wendy Zapata, Judy Wheeler and
Becky Young; Decorations: Christi Sagemuehl and
Wendy Zapata; and Program: Becky Young and Judy
Wheeler. Again, thanks for a beautiful party. The
time and effort spent was well worth it for the
approximately 200 in attendance.
The 17th Annual Hill Country Christmas Party
will "come home" to Kerrville on December 7, 1996,
in the YO Holiday Inn. Mark this date on your
calendars and plan to attend.
Honey Fealey hosted her Christmas Canasta on
December 8, 1995, with a luncheon in the Inn of the
Hills Motel and cards in Honey's home. There were
three tables of canasta and two of bridge. It was a

wonderful affair and we all look forward to it each
year, not to mention Honey's delicious desserts, the
fellowship and Marion Wells' timely poem.
I am sad to report that longtime Kerrville
resident, Mrs. Clara Chambers, has moved back to
Ft. Worth. Clara and Harold Chambers moved to
Kerrville from the Panama Canal in November 1966.
They lived here for 25 years until Harold died in
July 1991. Clara moved to Ft. Worth and was there
for four years when she was finally able to return to
Kerrville in March 1995. Now she has moved again.
We had several visitors during the holidays: Mary
Orr came from her home in Sarasota to visit her
sister and brother-in-law, Fred and Marion Wells, her
brother Robert Orr in Luling, TX, and her nephew
Joe Orr and family in San Antonio. We always look
forward to seeing Mary as she is the harbinger of
the holiday season. Bobby Grier came to visit his
dad, "Pappy" Grier, and made the holidays for
"Pappy". The H. G. Rhyne, Jr. family, Glenn, Sonia,
Erick and Taffy, came from their home in Princeton,
FL, to spend Christmas with his parents, Harvey and
Bea Rhyne. "It was the best Christmas we have had
since we left the Zone," Bea said. They left to spend
New Year's with Sonia's sons and families in El
Paso, TX. Les and Muriel Johnston had their
granddaughter with them for the holidays. Sue and
Bill Graham had their daughter Donna, husband
Rodney and their son Jeffery Elliot from Hinesville,
GA, for the holidays.
We also had several who spent the holidays with
friends and family elsewhere: Kathi Lessiack visited
her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Lew Stabler, in
Panama; Iris Hogan spent the holidays with her
children and their families in Dallas; Bob and Lois
Byrd shared the holiday season with his son in
Houston for Thanksgiving and her family in Chicago
for Christmas; and Ana Calvit visited her son and
daughter in Miami.

Bea Rhyne
(210) 896-8643



Dr. Tracy Slusarewicz was selected for Who's
Who in America in Science and Engineering. She is
the daughter of Paul and Sharon (De Vore)
Glassburn of Clearwater, Florida.
Tracy graduated from Pinellas Park High School,
the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,
Va. B.S. degree in Geology, Lehigh University in
Bethlehem, Pa. M.S. Geology and Imperial College
in London, England, PhD Geology. Dr. Slusarewicz
has published multiple articles in biochemical
Tracy is married to Dr. Paul Slusarewicz and
they reside in Enfield, Ma. where Paul is doing
research in microbiology at Dartmouth College.
Who's Who in America should appear in
publication in April, 1996.


The Canal Zone has a new claim to fame! It's
what happens when you get one Gamboa boy and
one-half Cholo together with their guitars. Add a key
board, drum machine, some "jammin" time and some
spare change and you end up with the CD hit of the
year, "Shorty and Slim's Life on Mango Street!"
The idea for the CD hadn't yet surfaced when
Alex Reyes returned home from college in the
summer of '92 with the song "Mango Street", and got
together with long-time music buddy, David Seitz, for
a jam session. Ideas for other songs kept coming and
the two wrote more songs individually and
collectively. They recorded nine songs on tape that
summer, using Dave's equipment in his living room.
They had a good time and each had a copy. Pretty
soon however, both started getting requests for tape
copies. Almost three years later, while keeping in

touch, they wrote more songs and polished the old
ones, working to make their dream a reality. After
graduation in 1995, Alex came home from college
and the two got busy preparing to record a CD.
They spent many hours practicing and perfecting the
songs they recorded almost three years ago. New
songs had also been written during those years.
"Mango Street" was recorded at the music studio
above Riba-Smith supermarket on the Transisthmian
highway during May 1995. The day before Alex was
to return to his job in the States, the final mix was
done! By June the completed project was sent to
Canada for printing. All 1,000 copies of "Life on
Mango Street" were sold in less than three months!


L- David Seitz (Shorty) and R- Alex Reyes (Slim)
recording "Life on Mango Street."
Not to worry, 3,000 more copies have been
ordered. Alex and David will be selling them at this
year's reunion in Orlando. What is this Calypzonian
music all about, you ask? Alex and David will be
quick to say it is music that brings back good
memories. It is "happy music" says Alex, while David
describes it as "uplifting!"


Wendy Forster and Erik Staffeldt announced
their engagement on May 19, 1995. They plan to be
married in Dallas. Texas on June 15. 1996.

Both are graduates of the Class of 1989 from
Balboa High School. Wendy is working as an
Elementary School teacher and lives in Dallas. She
graduated from Northwestern Bible College in 1993.
Erik lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, graduated from
Notre Dame in 1993 and recently received his MBA
from Loyola University in New Orleans.
The couple plan to live in New Orleans after
their wedding in June.


Johnny and Judy DeLoach of Baytown, Texas are
pleased to announce the engagement of their
daughter, Dena Renee, to Dennis Richard Cowles
(BHS'88), son of Bob and Ann (Cowles) Best of
Poulsbo, Washington, formerly of Los Rios, Panama.


Dena Renee DeLoach and Dennis Cowles

Dena is an Administrative Assistant at Goldsmith
International, Inc. and Dennis is a manager at
Academy Sporting Goods, both in Austin, Texas. An
August wedding is planned in Baytown.

Wendy Forster and Erik Staffeldt
Wendy Forster and Erik Staffeldt


Lydia Denise Garrido (BHS'91), daughter of
Captain Donald P. and Lydia I Garrido, formerly of
La Boca, Republic of Panama, received her Bachelor
of Arts degree in Business Administration with a
major in Marketing from Incarnate Word College in
San Antonio, Texas, on December 16, 1995.
Lydia Denise was named to the Dean's Honors
List for her achievement and excellence of academic
Present at her graduation celebration were her
parents, her brother Ronald, grandmother Velma and
uncle Harold from New Orleans, and several former
Panama residents.


Fourth generation Zonian, Sherri Elizabeth Fraser,
graduated from the University of South Florida in
Tampa, Florida, on December 17, 1995. She received a
Bachelor of Science degree in gerontology. Along with
her mother, Wilma and Willy Nowotny of Hendersonville,
North Carolina attended the ceremony.

Lydia D. Garrido
Lydia Denise plans to continue her studies in
Texas and acquire a masters degree in International
Business Administration.


Sandy Sanders of Allen, Texas, wrote to say that
she can't stop telling people that she scored a hole-
in-one at the Piano Municipal Golf Course on
October 18, 1995, using a 5-iron at the 112 yard No.
12 hole, and that it was confirmed by the course

Sandy Sanders scores a hole in one!

Well, congratulations, Sandy. I'm sure both
golfers and non-golfers can appreciate that
accomplishment. We re looking forward to hearing
about your next hole-in-one.

Sherri Beth Fraser graduates
Sherri is the daughter of the late James Andrew
Fraser and Patricia T. Fraser, of Hendersonville. She is
the maternal granddaughter of Andy Fraser. Sherri
continues to reside in Tampa.


Ethel L. Purvis was named Georgia's "Mother of
the Year" on February 10, 1996, and will represent
Georgia at the National "Mother of the Year"
competition to be held in Lincoln, Nebraska during
April 24-29.
Ethel was a registered nurse at Gorgas Hospital
from 1948 to 1952, where she met her husband,
Wilson Purvis. They were married at the Balboa
Union Church in December 1948 and returned to
the U.S. in 1952. She is retired from Emory
University Hospital and has always been very active
in civic and church activities.


Jean Armbruster, an independent Representative
for EXCEL Telecommunications, Inc. was recently
promoted to Regional Training Director for that
company. Jean joined EXCEL in July of 1995. Her
part time venture into this business has been very
successful. She recently opened and manages an
EXCEL Opportunity Center in Fayetteville, North

Jean uses several unique ideas to advertize and
promote her business. One is a 1967 Austin London
Cab; a 1939 Rolls Royce Limo, and last but not
least, a Galaxy Hot Air Balloon, piloted by her
husband, Ed.

Jean and two of her advertising promotion tools. Top
photo: 1967 Austin London taxi-cab. Bottom photo:
1939 Rolls Royce Limo.


Ann (Newhard) Franklin, formerly of Gatun,
Canal Zone, received a Certificate of Appreciation in
recognition for her services as a leader in Christian
Education during the Annual Convention of the
American Baptist Churches of the West Division of
Educational Ministries, held in Visalia, California,
October 28, 1995.
Ann is the daughter of the late Fred and Loretta
Newhard of Gatun, and a graduate of Cristobal High
School. She resides in Visalia with her husband, Dr.
Omar Franklin and their two daughters.
Ann has been a teacher in the primary
department in Sunday School for 20 years. She also
leads a parenting class on the north side of town.
Although she had a re-occurrence of cancer two
years ago she still sings in the choir, and makes
house calls with her doctor husband. Even in the
midst of much suffering, her gracious and living
personality and her big smile is a witness to all and
deserving of recognition.


Mark and Katherine (Simons) Heddeaus spent
their Thanksgiving in Orlando, Florida, at Disney
World last year, where they proudly watched their
daughter, Jillian, march in their Annual Thanksgiving
Jillian competed and won the title, Junior All
Star Cheerleader, and was invited to cheer and
participate in the Disney World Thanksgiving Parade.

Jr. Varsity All Star Cheerleaders in Orlando, Florida's
Disney World to participate in the Thanksgiving Parade.
Standing, front: Jaclyn Barnash, Sitting L-R: Cheryl
Castro, Tara Dalton, Melanie Herrington. Top L-R:
Jillian Heddaeus, Allison Doubek.


International artist, Al
Sprague, is distributing his
work through Sprague
Editions, P.O. Box 84,
Camden, Tennessee 38320.
Today, Sprague lives and
works in Newport News,
Virginia, where he has
expanded his subject
matter to include
Bahamian fishermen and
market scenes, Hawaiian
native dancers, women on
the beach and American
Al Sprague "I have been fishing
since I was a little boy
growing up in Panama.
The thrill of bringing in a fish is so exciting. Every
fisherman longs for that excitement. I wanted to
express this feeling through my series on American
fishermen," says Sprague.

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1996 Reunion


Wednesday, July 3, 1996

BALLROOM "A" thru "F".

Thursday, July 4, 1996


Friday, July 5, 1996

Saturday, July 6, 1996

BALLROOM "G" and "H".
(No scheduled Reunion activity will re-open until Annual Luncheon has adjourned)
Sunday, July 7, 1996


Reunion Coordinator (813) 894-2478


James J. O'Donnell, 1996 Reunion Coordinator
The question most often asked at last year's reunion was, "What are you doing for the
younger generation?" During the 1996 reunion we plan to have sports events and a late night
disco for the younger members Unfortunately, very few of our younger members have
responded to our survey on page 5 of our December issue, and page "I" in the yellow pages
of the last two issues of the Canal Record. The only way the Sports and Dance Chairpersons
can plan for these events is through the survey forms. If you plan to attend, please let those
chairpersons know.
The second most often question asked was "Why should I attend the Annual Business
Meeting?" There are three reasons. One, to show your support for your officers who donate
their time and effort to make the Society's reunion something you enjoy. Second, you can win
two free round trip tickets to Panama, donated to COPA Air Lines, and third, the Bowen-
Keppie Travel Agency will have a drawing and the winner will win a prize of a comparable
air line ticket equal to the one you purchased from them. If you use our official travel agency
for your travel arrangements, you and the society can benefit.
The Despedida Chairperson has arrangements for another outstanding Panamanian dance
group to perform on Sunday, and the Society is absorbing the cost. We plan for 1,000
members and their guests to attend on Sunday morning. Arrangements have been made for
picture taking after the performance, so bring your camera.
The Registration Chairpersons began in January to ensure that members receive their
correct tickets. The Registration Desk will be located in the Grand ballroom and their hours
are listed in the Schedule of Events. You can help this committee by sending your early
requests for tickets to the dances and luncheon. Those requesting a special name on their
name tag may request them on their Registration Form. Please fill out the forms correctly
and mail to us early.
Make sure you stop by the Information and Hospitality desk located on the lower level
adjacent to Hotel Registration or Check-in. They will have flyers for each days activities, and
a roster of all members attending the reunion. Purchase your Society decals and license plates
there also.
We expect to have 25 vendors with some outstanding items for sale. They will be located
in the Crystal Ballroom. The Schedule of Events lists the hours of operation, found in the
yellow pages. The Vendors have donated several excellent door prizes to be given away at the
Annual Business Meeting.
Each of the last fifteen years the Chairperson for the Annual Luncheon has done an
extraordinary job of making all the necessary arrangements for a successful luncheon. The
entertainment for the next luncheon should be something unique.
The Chairperson for Hotel Lodging keeps in touch with the Marriott to make sure errors
in hotel reservations are kept to a minimum. It helps to make your hotel reservation early.
Each year we book a block of rooms and we exceeded our allotment last year. To ensure you
get the room you want, make your reservations early. Confirmations will not be issued until
May or June.
Each year we seem to have more Class Reunions and other mini-reunions. The Society
Coordinator of these reunions wants to remind all who participate that members who attend
must be members of the Society if they plan to attend any society functions and pay the
required Registration Fee. Also, no mini-reunion of class reunion may be scheduled during
the Society's Annual Business meeting. The Coordinator of these reunions suggests that full
advantage should be taken of the two dances being held Friday and Saturday nights.
The Reunion Coordinator needs someone to play the piano during the Registration Desk's
operating hours. He also asks if you know of anyone who can play a musical instrument and
would be willing to donate a few hours of entertainment, to please contact the Reunion
The Executive Board of the Panama Canal Society of Florida has voted that smoking will
not be allowed at the Annual Business meeting, Annual Luncheon, the Panazonian Dance and
the Annual Ball. Your cooperation will be appreciated.
If you have any suggestions concerning the 1996 Society Reunion or if you would like to
donate a few hours of your time, please let us know.

Chairpersons: Muriel Whitman and Dorothy Pate (813) 544-0214
1. Please register yourself, family and/or guests if you plan to attend the Reunion. ALL FORMS ARE INCLUDED
2. A non-refundable registration fee of $5.00 per Registration Form (not per individual) is being charged to offset
reunion expenses incurred throughout the year due to rising costs.
a. Fee is payable to: 1996 Reunion Coordinator, Panama Canal Society of Florida, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite
334, Seminole, FL 34642-4712. This fee must not be included in your hotel deposit but may accompany
your hotel reservation form, or ticket order or golf registration form on a separate check or money order.
b. Those members residing in the Republic of Panama please use checks on U.S. Banks or money orders
or drafts payable by U.S. Institutions.
c. If you delay registering until you arrive at the Reunion, you must register at a designated station in the
Marriott Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, and pay your registration fee of $5.00 per member number
before you can receive your badges or purchase tickets to the dances.
3. At Registration tables located at the Marriott Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, name badges and pre-paid tickets
will be alphabetically filed under the last name of the member who ordered them.
a. Make sure you pick up badges and tickets during Registration hours. See Schedule of Events for
Registration hours. Our Registrars are all volunteers and we cannot work them OVERTIME.
b. Only the member or spouse may pick up tickets and badges that have been pre-registered. If you are
unable to pick them up, a signed note to the Registration Chairpersons, will be necessary, authorizing
another individual to pick them up.
c. Tickets will not be sold at entrances to the Dances or Luncheon.
d. Unsold tickets for the Dances will be for sale at the Registration area during their operating hours.
e. Tickets will not be mailed.
4. Tickets for the Golf Tournament, Class Reunions, etc. should be picked up from the Chairperson of that event.

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Chairpersons: Margot and Hubert Jordan (813) 963-6998
Plans for the 1996 Panazonian Dance and the Annual Ball are under way once again and both events
promise to be memorable.
Friday night we will enjoy the music of Charlie Cooper and his Copra Band along with LeRoy Lewis, who
is well known for his organ entertainment at the El Panama Hotel. Both musicians entertained us during the
1995 Reunion and provided us with Panamanian music for both our dancing and listening pleasure.
Saturday night the Annual Ball will welcome once again Frank Pretto and his Paranda Band. Father Frank
has been with us since 1992 and when he plays, the Panamanian/Zonian spirit truly comes alive and you will
find it difficult to remain seated.
Both dances will open their doors at 8:00 p.m. with the dance beginning at 8:30 p.m. and continuing until
1:30 a.m.. Tickets will not be sold at the door so please purchase your tickets as early as possible so you won't
miss this wonderful event.
CLASS REUNIONS: If you are organizing a class reunion and would like to reserve a table, please let the
Chairperson of Class Reunions: Tom Peterson know of your request. There will be a limit on the number of
tables each class will be able to reserve. Once we receive the various requests, we will be in touch with you to
let you know how we can accommodate your needs. It is again suggested that you make your requests as early
as possible.
To accommodate the majority of our members there will be NO SMOKING inside the Grand Ballroom
during the dance. We ask that you smoke outside the Ballroom during the music breaks.
We are looking into having a Disco Band entertain our younger members during the late hours (11:00 -
3:00) at the 1996 Reunion. Final preparations for this event have not been accomplished yet but we are sure
that we will be able to offer an evenings entertainment that will please the younger generation.

Chairperson Jane Huldtquist (813) 397-5846
The Seventeenth Annual Chagres Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Marriott's Orlando World Center
Golf Course, 1 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida on July 4, 1996.
The field will be limited to 136 players so please send your registration form in early to ensure entry into the
tournament. Check-in time will be 7:30 a.m. followed by a "shot-gun" tee time of 8:00 a.m. RESERVATION DEADLINE
is June 16, 1996 and NO LATECOMERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Unless advised by the committee consider yourself
registered; no confirmation will be sent.
The $62.00 entry fee includes green fees, golf carts, luncheon, awards, favors and door prizes. The Awards Luncheon
will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Nos. 4-6, at the foot of the escalator leading to the Convention Center
of the Hotel, immediately following the completion of play. I.D. tags, given to you as you check in at the golf club, are
needed for admittance to the Awards Luncheon, so please display prominently on your person. One luncheon guest per
player will be admitted at the cost of $17.00 which includes favors and door prizes. A list with their names will be at the
luncheon check-in desk. No last minute guests or children under age 12 years of age will be permitted to attend.
As not all players have valid handicaps, we will set up the men's flights by age. Age is not required for the women's
flight. Prizes will be based on medal play and special events. You may play with players of your choice, but you must
compete in your own age group. If you do not select anyone to play with, we will place you based on your age or
handicap. Please state your current PGA Handicap/Index on the Registration Form below so you may be correctly placed
in your flight.
Information regarding the tournament will be posted in the registration area of the Marriott Convention Center on
Wednesday afternoon, July 3, 1996. The golf course is located adjacent to the Marriott Hotel going out the front entrance
to the right.
Golfers may drop off their golf clubs at the baggage drop or at the Bell Captain's Station upon arrival and the Pro
Shop will store them for the tournament for a nominal fee of $5.00 plus tax. Let me stress that this $5.00 plus tax fee is
a one-time fee and you may leave your clubs at the Pro Shop at no additional cost for the duration of the Reunion in the
event you plan to play the course once again. If you do not leave your clubs at the Pro Shop the night before the
tournament, your clubs must be at the club by 7:00 a.m. the morning of July 4, 1996, so they can be placed on your cart
by the club's personnel. Golf shoes cannot be worn in the Marriott Hotel so shoes may be changed at the Pro Shop and
they will store your regular shoes until completion of the tournament. NO COOLERS ARE ALLOWED ON THE
If you care to play the course prior to and after the tournament, you may play at the cost of $40.00 plus tax per
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TELEPHONE NO. Age as of July 4,1996 (Males only)
Are you originally from the Atlantic or Pacific side?


1. If you are not a member of the Society and are planning to attend the 1996 Reunion, you should submit an application
for membership to the Secretary/Treasurer, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334,
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712, before the June 27, 1996 Executive Board meeting.
4. Chairpersons of the Society and those of non-Society functions are not permitted to place schedules, notices, pictures,
etc. on the walls or furniture anywhere in the hotel. Any schedules or reasonable information concerning your event
may be displayed at the Society Information Desk. Contact Pat Beall or Jeanne Wheeler at the reunion.




In an effort to set up entertainment for our younger generation during the 1996 Panama Canal Society of Florida
Reunion in 1996, we would appreciate it if you would complete the survey below to let us know if anyone is
interested in attending. The Disco Dance would be held during the hours of 11:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. The
maximum cost would be $5.00 per person.
Please return this survey to the Reunion Dance Committee, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida
How many persons are interested?
What ages:
For Friday night? _
For Saturday night?
Both nights?
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FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1996

Grand Ballroom
President Robert L. Johnson (813) 789-4858
This is your Society we urge ALL members to attend and give your support and ideas to the membership be there
for the election of Officers and Committee Reports.
1. Grand Ballroom. Meeting starts at 10:00 AM. THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING AT THE BUSINESS MEETING.
2. Show your interest in the Society by attending this meeting.
3. Only paid-up members will be admitted.
4. There will be several drawings for prizes donated by Vendors and other contributors. You will be given a lottery ticket
as you enter the Ballroom for the meeting.

Chairperson: Betty Snow (813) 799-4769
Say farewells to your friends at the Despedida which will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Convention Center.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida will furnish free coffee and the hotel will have an assortment of sweet rolls for sale.
The Ballet Folklorico of Orlando will perform for your entertainment starting at 10:00 A.M. This dance group will
be available afterwards for photographs.
What a great way to say your good-byes to your friends. Come to the Despedida and experience a little bit of

Hotel Lodging Chairperson: Nancy Van Siclen
Telephone No. 813-397-5366

2. Reservations will only be accepted from Society members who have paid their 1996 dues and all reservations will be
authorized through the 1996 HOTEL LODGING CHAIRPERSON. Please do not phone reservations directly to hotel.
3. Hotel will make room assignments. MEMBERS MUST MAKE ANY CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS
properly will delay processing of your reservation.
7. This form must be accompanied by a REGISTRATION FORM and a non-refundable registration fee of $5.00 (Payable
8. Mail Hotel Reservation and one (1) nights deposit MADE OUT TO HOTEL to 1996 Reunion Coordinator, 8050
Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712.
9. Deposit payable by check on a U.S. bank, money order or draft payable to U.S. Institutions to the hotel or by any
major credit card (AMEX, VISA, MC or other). Please indicate card number, expiration date and signature. DO NOT
10. A limited number of rooms for handicapped guests will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please note
your request in the Special Request space on Reservation Form.
11. There are a limited number of roll-away beds and refrigerators available. Requests will be assigned on a first come,
first served basis.
13. There are a number of one and two bedroom suites available. Please contact the HOTEL LODGING
CHAIRPERSON at 813-397-5366 for prices and availability, then place your request on the Hotel Reservation Form
and send to the 1996 Reunion Coordinator.


Crystal Ballroom "A" thru "F'
Chairperson: Marje Foster
Tel: (813) 785-8555

1. A Vendor's Application for the 1996 Reunion may be obtained from Marje Foster, Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc. 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 34642-4712. They will not be published in the Canal Record.
2. Vendors MUST file an application. Vendor tables may NOT be shared without prior approval of the Reunion
3. Space is available for 25 vendors. Crystal Ballroom "A"-"F" will provide vendors with a very large single room area.
Vendor's hours for selling will begin at 9:00 a,m, Thursday morning. PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS IN SCHEDULE
4. Only paid up members of the Society will be authorized to sell. Approval of the application will be based on whether
items for sale are related or compatible to Panama Canal memorabilia. Authorization will be assigned in order of
receipt of application and vendor's fee and Society Registration fee of $5.00. Checks should be made out to 1996
Reunion Coordinator, and mailed to the Society office.
5. Consumption of alcoholic beverages and smoking in the Vendor area is PROHIBITED.
6. The Deadline for receiving Vendor's applications and for REFUNDS is June 3, 1996.
7. Instructions and Restrictions are completely outlined with the Vendor Application Form. Please read all instructions
very carefully. The Marriott World Center has some restrictions which cannot be broken, such as attaching anything
to the walls, etc.
8. For Vendor information, please call Marje Foster, (813) 785-8555.

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E. ANCON VENTCENTER 1996 Reunion July 3-7, 199
For Revisions or Cancellations Please call Requests must be received by: June 2, 1996 ARRIVAL: TIME:
Hotel Lodging Chairperson Month/Date
at 813-397-5366 CHECK-IN TIME 4:00 PM. CHECK-OUT TIME 11:00 AM.
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For Suite information contact Hotel Lodging Chairperson at 813-397-5366
One Bedroom Suites Expiration Date
Two Bedroom Suites
Hospitality Suites (non-bedded) FOR ALL RESERVATIONS
I understand that I am liable for one nights room and tax which will be
SPECIAL REQUESTS: deducted from my deposit or billed through my credit card in the event I do
not check in on my scheduled arrival date or cancel my reservation 72 hours
prior to arrival.

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Make Reservations Early!

Chairperson: Paul Rozmeski and Assistant, Jeff Rozmeski (813) 961-6308

A Volleyball Tournament (in the sand) will be offered during Friday and Saturday of the Reunion during the
hours of 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Volleyball tournament will be played based on single
elimination. Members may choose their own teams (4 persons to a team). Those interested please complete the Sports
Registration Form below:
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4. 4. 4.
Mail this form to: Sports Chairpersons, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 34642.

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1. If you have not submitted a Hotel Reservation Form or Registration Form, please attach your Registration Form and
a non-refundable $5.00 Registration Fee with this Ticket Form.
2. Ticket orders will be accepted from only those members submitting a Registration Form and non-refundable
Registration Fee of $5.00.
4. No tickets will be sold at the door. It is advised that you order your tickets in advance since there is no guarantee that
there will be tickets available at time of Reunion.

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Saturday, July 6, 1996 Chairperson Betty Malone (813) 896-5459
$16.00/Ticket 10 Tickets per member 1. Crystal Ballroom Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch at 12:00 Noon.
No. of Tickets Total $ 2. Tickets limited to 1,000 10 per member.
1. 3. Seating will be at tables of 10 persons.
2. 4. Tickets will not be refunded after cut-off date of
3. June 6, 1996 and will not be re-sold at the Reunion.
17. 6. MENU: Spinach Salad w/Mushrooms, Onions, Bacon
8. and Orange sections with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette;
19. Linguini Siena, Spinach Pasta tossed with sauteed
I10. vegetables; Grilled Chicken Breast with Pesto Sauce;
Strawberries Romanoff with Creamy Yogurt, Baked
Rolls, Coffee, Brewed & Decaf, and Iced Teas.
ANNUAL BALL ORDER FORM Chairpersons Margot and Hubert Jordan
Saturday, July 6, 1996 (813) 963-6998
1. Grand Ballroom 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
$12.00/Ticket 6 Tickets per member. 2. Tickets will not be refunded after cut-off date of
June 17, 1996 and will not be resold at the Reunion.
No. of Tickets Total $ 3. Hotel will provide cash bars.
3. 6. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted
4. at the dances.
5. 7. PANAZONIAN DANCE Panamanian attire or
6. Informal dress.
8. SOCIETY ANNUAL BALL Semi formal dress NO
$8.00/Ticket 6 Tickets per member PANAZONIAN DANCE Music by Leroy Lewis
No. of Tickets Total $ 8:30 11:00 PM
S1 Music by Charlie Cooper
12 11:00 1:30 AM
13. ANNUAL BALL Music by Frankie Pretto
4. 8:30 PM 1:30 AM
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Coordinator: Thomas Peterson (941) 371-7731
The 1996 Reunion Coordinator has appointed Tom Peterson as 1996 mini-reunion coordinator to cover high school,
college and ancillary reunions to be held during the 1996 reunion. All those planning a mini-reunion at the Orlando
Marriott World Center must get advance approval from the Mini-Reunion Coordinator prior to making arrangements.
He will assist you as much as possible as well as coordinating activities. Those planning their mini-reunion will have the
responsibility of making their own arrangements with the Hotel for their function. Upon completion of their
arrangements, please notify the Mini-Reunion Coordinator at The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole
Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712. He may also be contacted at (941) 371-7731.

1996 Reunion
Peter Foster Coordinator (813) 785-8555
The Executive Board of the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. has appointed BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL of
Clearwater, Florida the OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENT for the Society's 1996 Reunion.
If a significant number of members make their Reunion air travel reservations through BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL
on DELTA AIR LINES, our Society will benefit as its air travel costs for the Society to bring the Reunion musicians will
be reduced.
The primary purpose of appointing an Official Travel Agent is to provide the Society members the lowest fares
available when making their travel arrangements to the Reunion. Also, the Travel Agent will provide the Reunion
Committee with arrival/departure data of those attending the reunion. This data will be utilized to coordinate Reunion
Registration hours, airport/hotel ground transportation and Hotel Registration Desk Staffing.
The membership travel data will also be used to determine feasibility in establishing Charter Flights at those locations
from where a significant amount of members depart. Chartering Flights would provide a considerable reduction in
Reunion travel for our members.
Members may make their air travel reservations with BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL, or Delta Air Lines. With Delta
you must use the Delta File number indicated in the Bowen-Keppie Ad located in the Reunion yellow pages. The
advantage in utilizing BOWEN-KEPPIE is that in addition to providing a complete travel profile, advanced seat
assignments, boarding passes and free ticket delivery BOWEN-KEPPIE will ticket the lowest rates available on any Air
Carrier and monitor reservations to obtain a refund should fares decrease before departure.
BOWEN-KEPPIE has arranged with DELTA to offer the discounted convention fares from June 30th through July
10, 1996. Members planning to travel by commercial carrier to the 1996 Reunion are asked to support your Reunion
Committee's efforts. Please take advantage of the Reunion Transportation program by completing and mailing the
Preliminary CONTEST/TRAVEL Form in BOWEN-KEPPIE TRAVEL'S AD. The form is non-binding to you, but it
will also provide advance information for the Reunion support functions.
To make your travel reservations, follow the information provided in the BOWEN-KEPPIE AD and if you should
call after hours, leave your name, phone number and request that the Panama Canal Society Specialist return your call.


Marriott Convention Center, Lower Level
Chairpersons: Pat Beall and Jeanne Wheeler (813) 391-4359
Hospitality was conceived as a service to our members attending the Reunion, to help make their stay a little more
pleasant, helping them over some of the rough spots they might encounter in an unfamiliar city and surroundings. The
Hospitality and Society Information Desk is open to any member during the published working hours. Our staff is
experienced and have volunteered to serve.
We can: 1. Assist members in finding a restaurant of their choice and show locations.
2. Assist members regarding their Class Reunions when where.
3. Advise members of local transportation outside of Reunion confines.
4. Provide detailed maps of the area, with restaurant information, attractions, etc.
5. Help those who wish to worship at the church of their choice.
6. Guide members to proper channels in hotel complaints.
7. Place your message on our notice board for friends, and/or guests.
8. Sell Society license plates, decals, current Annual Directories and Canal Records.
9. The center for "Lost and Found" items.
10. Provide information regarding activities within and outside the reunion.

We are at your service.

Announces the Appointment of


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Each Reunion associated air reservation to Orlando, Florida on DELTA between July 1, 1995 through July 12, 1995 will
help your Society obtain complimentary Air Tickets for the transportation of the Reunion Musicians and in turn reduce
some of the Society's Reunion Costs.
Send in a completed CONTEST/TRAVEL FORM below. The Contest Drawing will be held during the Annual Reunion
Business Meeting. The winner will be reimbursed the cost of one roundtrip ticket (not to exceed a maximum value of
$400.00 and purchased through the Reunion's Official Travel Agent) between the winner's continental U.S. major Air
Gateway City and Orlando, Florida.
For your convenience you may phone DELTA direct, 1-800-241-6760 and request your reservation under FILE No.
XP0141. Regrettably, this method does NOT permit BOWEN-KEPPIE to monitor your reservations and fare reductions.
Limo transfers to/from Airport Hotel discounted for Society members and their guests, OR
Ask about special advance tickets to Orlando attractions!

Call Bowen-Keppie for your Reunion travel plans. Bowen-Keppie will find the lowest rates with the best flights to get you
to and from Orlando. Bowen-Keppie will continue to monitor your reservation to automatically reduce your travel costs
should air fares go down before you depart.
Make your reservations early ** Complete this CONTEST/Travel Form and mail to Bowen-Keppie Travel:
Passenger Names:
Address: City/State: Zip:
Phone: Senior Citizen: L Yes O No Rental Car: [l Yes n No
Frequent Flyer Nos.:
Departing From Originating City: Date: Preferred Time:_
Departing Orlando Date: Preferred Time:_
Limo Transfer: To Hotel: El Yes E] No From Hotel: l Yes n No
Special Instructions:

825 COURT STREET 813-446-6332 FAX 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM



Reunion checking into the hotel will not be at the same place as it was last year. It will
be at the LOWER LEVEL of the hotel where the dances and vendors were located last year.
The hotel wants to keep the upper lobby from being congested like last year, so they will
process your check-in to the hotel for two days only. These two days have not been decided
yet, therefore the check-in at the lower level will be in effect ONLY WHEN THE PICTURED
As you enter the hotel grounds from Route 536, about half way up to the main entrance
of the hotel, make a right turn, where a sign on the right says "Guest Parking" and you will
see a white sign with blue letters on your left saying "Panama Canal Hotel Registration" After
you make the right turn, follow the arrow on the photo to your left until you get to the
Hotel Registration Entry for the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Personnel (bus-boys) will be there to assist you with your baggage and take you to your
room after you register. If you ignore these directions and go to the top of the road as you
did last year, you will be asked to back-track to our Registration area. To save you the
trouble, please heed these directions. WATCH FOR THE SIGNS.



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Al was born and raised in the Republic of
Panama which greatly influences his work. The
Panamanian government has used Sprague's paintings
as gifts of state to the presidents of Mexico, France,
Venezuela, Colombia, Spain and Brazil. Among
Sprague's many distinctions, six (6) United States and
Panamanian government postage stamps have been
issued using Al Sprague original art.
His work has also been on display in the White
House, The Pentagon, Panama Canal Headquarters,
Department of the Army, United States Art-in-
Embassies Collection, Chase Manhattan Bank, Bank
of Korea, Bank of America and several of the finest
galleries in the United States, the Bahamas and
Personal Collectors include: Anthony Quinn -
Actor; Colin L. Powell Chairman, Joint Chiefs of
Staff, Retired; John Safer C.E.O. Sovern Bank;
William Boyd Boyd Steamship Lines; Reena Denton
United States Judge; Amber Moss Dean,
University of Miami; David McCullough Author of
"Path Between the Seas,"; Gen. Fred M. Woerner,
U.S. Army; John Russell Taylor Art Critic, London
Times; M.P.W. Stone Former Secretary of the
Army; Sharon Bacardi Bacardi Rum.
(Al Sprague has authorized reproductions of his
work to the Canal Record for many years, for which
the members are both grateful and appreciative).
Al's latest work is 'Afternoon Catch," in which
the image shows two fishermen working together as
a team to bring the catch into the boat.


Mr. and Mrs. Grover Matheney (Freddieann
Gallardo) of Panama, Rep. of Panama are happy to
announce the engagement of their daughter Tamara
Ann (BHS'89) to Arthur W. Sherry (BHS'82).


Tamara Anne Matheney and Arthur W. Sherry
Arthur is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Art"
Sherry who reside in Los Rios and is working in the
family business. Tamara is teaching 5th grade at
Balboa Elementary School.
A June 22 wedding is planned at St. Mary's
Church, Balboa.


Kaye and Leonor Acuna Richey, of Venice,
Florida announce the engagement of their daughter,
Monica Leonor, to Bryan Dean Walker of Nokomis,
Florida. He is the son of Lawrence D. Walker and
Betty I. Walker of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Monica Richey and Bryan Walker
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late
Hobart and Mary Smith Richey of Wellsburg, West
Virginia and of the late Raul and Raquel Villalon
Acuna, of Santiago, Chile. A dermatologist with the
Intermedic group in Port Charlotte, she grew up in
Curundu and Balboa, attended Canal Zone College
and received her M.D. degree from Marshall
University School of Medicine. The bride-groom-elect
is the owner of Annuity Specialists, financial
planners. An April wedding is planned.


On August 5, 1995, Ila and George Fenton were
honored at a reception given by their three children,
George Jr. (Ric), Ellen and Kathleen to celebrate the
fiftieth anniversary of their wedding which occurred
December 8, 1945 at Balboa Union Church. It was
held in Roanoke, VA at the home of their daughter
Kathleen in coordination with Ellen, Ric, and their

The family group, L-R: Beth, Cassandra (Cassie),
Larry and Ellen Fenton Rupert; George and Ila;
Meaghen, George Jr. (Ric), Alyssa and Kathleen
Bloch Fenton; Kathleen Fenton, Roger Kimberly
(Kim) and Katheryn (Kate) Kronau.

The different date was chosen in view of the
difficulties associated with travel, work and school
schedules in December.
George was raised in the Canal Zone, graduating
from Balboa High School in 1937. Ila, who grew up
in Milnor, ND was one of approximately 30 nurses
off-loaded in the Canal Zone from the hospital ship
Republic when it broke down on its way to the South
Pacific. It returned to the United States with the
remaining 500 nurses aboard.
Ila and George have an apartment in Roanoke,
VA near Kathy and her family and a mobile home
in Delmont, PA near Ellen and her family. They
usually visit Ric and family in Fairfax, VA when
traveling between Roanoke and Delmont.

Maid of honor was Katalin Szep of
Peterborough, NH. Bridesmaid was Vicky
Commerford of Missoula, MT., sister of the groom,
and a special attendant was Elizabeth Horton of
Fayetteville, NC. Best man was Curtis Short of
Fayetteville, NC. Ushers were Christopher Brophy of
Buffalo, NY, brother of the bride, and Richard
Brophy of Durham, NC, cousin of the bride. Flower
girl was Morgan Hall of Jacksonville, FL, cousin of
the bride, and granddaughter of Al and Lola
(Frauenheim) Jones of Jacksonville Beach.
The bride is a graduate of Bucksport High
School, Bucksport, ME and Methodist College,
Fayetteville, NC. The groom is a graduate of Rocky
Mountain High, Rocky Mountain, CO and is
stationed as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot in
Fairbanks, Alaska where the newlyweds make their


Charlene Brophy, daughter of John and Dona
(Jones) Brophy of Castine, Maine, and Timothy
Commerford, son of Dick and Jackie Commerford of
Mountain Lake, Minnesota, were married October 7,
1995 at Our Lady of Hope in Castine.

Charlene Brophy and Tim Commerford


Davis Rowley Stevenson and Linda Daniel
Humphries exchanged wedding vows on January 27,
1996 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Lilburn,
Georgia. The bride is the daughter of Betty Daniel
of Lilburn, GA, and the groom is the son of Davis
and June Rowley Stevenson of Lawrenceville, GA.
Linda was attended by her sister, Kathy, and best
man was Virgil Snow, also of Lawrenceville.
Alexandria Snow was the flower girl, and Nicholas
Snow and Johnathon Iumphries acted as ring
bearers in the double ring ceremony. Kenneth and
Brian Gerhart, cousins of the groom were the ushers,
and Skip Rowley was the photographer.

Davis R. Stevenson and bride Linda Humphries,
January 27, 1996, Lilburn, Georgia.
After the wedding, a reception followed at the
Hawthorne Baptist Church in Lilburn. It was a
catered affair and background music was provided by
Mr. Bob Abernathy of Marietta, GA.
On the eve of the wedding, June and Davis
Stevenson honored the couple at the Northwood
Country Club. The couple honeymooned in
Gatlingburg, TN. and will reside in Lilburn.


Maria Litvak and David Crook were married
September 9, 1995 at the Trade Winds Beach Resort
on St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.
The bride is the daughter of David and Maya
Litvak of St. Petersburg and the bridegroom is the
son of Virgil (BHS) and Shirley (CHS) Camby of St.
Petersburg, and the late Michael Crook. The maid of
honor was Jennifer Zurla and bridesmaids were Gina
Litvak, Kimberly Nicholson and Ana Pavlovich. The
best man was Danny Crook, and groomsmen were
Jim Campbell, Mike Barker and Dean IIetterich.

Maria Litvak and David Crook

A beautiful reception followed in the Grande
Ballroom of the Trade Winds Beach Resort with
several former Zonians attending including the
groom's grandmother, Mrs. George Bonneau, three
uncles and two aunts.
Mrs. Crook is a graduate of the University of
South Florida and is employed by the State of
Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation
Services. Mr. Crook attended St. Petersburg Junior
College and is a Surgical Technician at Litvak
After a honeymoon cruise in the Caribbean, the
newlyweds will reside in St. Petersburg.


David L Lane (CHS'55) and Marjorie (Marji)
Gilbert were married on January 19, 1996 in the
Northern Virginia town of Centerville. David is the
son of Lea N. Lane of Provo, Utah and the late
Keith Lane. David's parents worked and lived in the
Canal Zone from 1951 to 1976. Marjorie's parents
are Jean and Wayne Groves and live in Riverside
County, California.
The ceremony was observed by many friends and
family members and included a vocal solo by David's
daughter Joni and a trumpet duet by Joni's husband
Corry and eldest son, Morgan. After the ceremony
the wedding party was entertained with the poem
"The Owl and the Pussy Cat," commemorating the six
years the newlyweds tarried before marrying. They
then waltzed to "Can I have This Dance For The
Rest Of My Life?"

Marjorie Gilbert and David Lane

David received his Masters degree from the
American University in Washington, D.C. in 1972 and
is currently employed by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency there. Marji was Valedictorian of
her class at Perris High School (California) in 1955.
Her professional career included co-ownership of a
food wholesaler and stockbroker and securities
analyst. In 1983 she was the U.S. Representative to
the World Federation of Investors in Salzburg,
The couple plans to reside in northern Virginia.
Upon David s retirement in 2001 they will return to
Marji's home in San Diego County


Leila A. (Leon) Cheesley (CHS'60) of Sierra
Vista, Arizona and formerly of Colon, Rep. of
Panama, announces the marriage of her daughter,
Maria del Pilar Rodriguez-Leon to Juan Jesus
Garcia-Fernfndez on October 21, 1995 in the city of
La Corufia (Galicia), Spain.

Maria del Pilar Rodriguez-Leon and

Juan Jesus

JoAnn Sybeldon and Charles Lane
The bride was attended by her sisters, Kari and
Kelly Sybeldon and friends Michelle and Shannon
Miller. The groom's attendants were Mark Olsen,
Tim Heun, John Peterson, and step-brother Steve
Dahlstrom. Erica Federhen, niece of the groom, was
the miniature bridesmaid.
Carlos and JoAnn met at the University of
Wisconsin at Oshkosh, where Carlos graduated in
1993. They reside in Rockford, Illinois. Carlos is
employed by Federal Express and JoAnn by
Macktown Bank.

Pilar's brother, Juan A. Rodriguez-Leon of Santa
Clara, California also attended the wedding.
There was an immediate family only luncheon
following the ceremony. The couple went on a one-
week honeymoon trip to Rome, Italy and will
continue to reside in La Coruila, (Galacia), Spain.


Pam (Sis) Phillips of Tucson, Arizona and
Carlton Horine of Los Gatos, California were
married in Tucson at St. Ann's Immaculate Heart on
December 27, 1995.
Those attending the wedding included all of
Carlton's family and all of Pam's daughters.
After a honeymoon cruise to the South Seas and
Hawaii, they will return and live part time in Tucson
and Los Gatos.


JoAnn M. Sybeldon and Carlos A. Lane were
united in marriage on July 1, 1995, at St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Leopolis, Wisconsin.
JoAnn is the daughter of Carol and Martin
Sybeldon of Tilleda, Wisconsin. Carlos's parents are
Bob (formerly of the Schools Division, C.Z.) and
Martha Dahlstrom of Sister Bay, WI, and Howard
Lane of Bethesda, MD.


Marla Matney and Stevan Stough were married
December 17, 1995, in San Antonio, Texas.
Marla is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Matney of San Antonio, and Stevan is the son of the
late Col. Charles Stough and Jeanne Flynn Stough
of Balboa and Playa Coronado, Rep. of Panama, and
the great-grandson of Richard Roberts, Roosevelt
medal holder and builder of the Panama Canal.

Maria Matney and Stevan Stough

The couple will reside in San Antonio where
Steve is a practicing attorney and Maria is working
on her masters degree in nursing at Incarnate Word


Jennifer Rankin, daughter of Robert and Gayle
Rankin was married to John Lewis, son of Dr. Jack
and Kathryn Lewis on January 21, 1996 in an
outdoor wedding at Gatun Yacht Club.
Jennifer is a Communications graduate from East
Tennessee State, while John, who is employed by the
Wilson Trucking Company, also graduated from East
Tennessee State University.



Mrs. Jon Lee Harris, the former Lori Ann McKeown,
of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.


Jennifer Rankin and John Lewis

The wedding took place on a glorious dry season
day and the bride and groom were saluted by the
tug Harding which sprayed a wall of water right in
front of the Yacht Club deck.
The bride and groom left the reception in a
decorated Boston Whaler, enjoyed a Contadora
honeymoon, and now reside in Memphis, Tennessee.


Jimmy McKeown and Denise McKeown announce
the marriage of their daughter, Lori Ann to Jon Lee
Harris of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The nuptial ceremony took place September 23,
1995, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in New
Orleans, Louisiana.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack L.
Harris of Hattiesburg and grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Harris of McComb, Mississippi.
The bride and groom are graduates of the
University of Southern Mississippi, where Mr. Harris
is a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and Mrs.
Harris is a member of Phi Mu sorority.
Following a cruise in the Bahamas, the couple
now reside in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Shawn Frensley (BHS'86) married Lisa Felek, of
Washington, D.C. The ceremony was held in Palm
Beach, Florida on October 7, 1995. The couple now
resides in Washington, D.C.

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L-R: Greg Gramlich, best man, Shawn Frensley, Lisa
Felek, and Jayanne Hartman, matron of honor.
Shawn is the son of John Frensley. Best man
was Greg Gramlich and Jayanne Hartman was
matron of honor.
Many friends and relatives attended the wedding,
particularly from the former Canal Zone.


Nathan Cowan Fugleberg

Stephan Hans and Tracy Sue Fugleberg of
Tampa, Florida, are proud to announce the birth of
their son, Nathan Cowan Fugleberg on September 5,
Nathan weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19
inches tall. Nathan joins siblings James, Stephanie,
and Shane at home .

Nathan Fugleberg with dad Stephan

Proud grandparents are Kenneth and Fern
Fugleberg, and uncles are David and Jonathan

Jess Nathan Harp

Lynn R. (Dunning) and Jess D. Harp are proud
to announce the birth of their second child, Jess
Nathan Harp. Jess was born October 4, 1995 in
Rogers, Arkansas, joining 16 month-old Samantha

Sarah Nicole Cohen

Mary (Harp) and Dave Cohcn are proud to
announce the birth of their first child, Sarah Nicole
Cohen. Sarah was born November 4, 1995 in
Boulder, Colorado.

Harold Harp with grandchildren, Sarah Cohen and
Jess Harp.

Shelbi Lee Vestel
Carol L. Masino is pleased to announce the birth
of her second grandchild, Shelbi Lee Vestel, on
November 27, 1995. Shelbi weighed 5 pounds 10
ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long.
Shelbi's parents are Robert and Dawn Vestel of
St. Petersburg, FL. She joins her 5-year-old brother,
R. Dalton Vestel, who was ecstatic.

Robert Joseph Fahy
Bob (BHS'79) and Maria Teresa Fahy of Bogota,
Colombia, announce the birth of their first child,
Robert Joseph, on December 28, 1995.
Robert is the grandson of Ted and Fina Fahy of
Panama who were on hand for his birth. He was
also welcomed by his aunt and uncle, Ted and
Teresa Fahy, and cousins Michael and Sean, also of

Alyssa Gabrielle Fahy
Tim (BHS'83) and Janis Fahy of Houston, Texas,
announce the birth of their second daughter, Alyssa
Gabrielle, on January 7, 1996. Alyssa joins her sister,
21-month-old Victoria.
Tim is a police officer in Houston. Alyssa's
grandparents are Ted and Fina Fahy of Panama, and
Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalez of Houston.

Pedro Eduardo Vangas

Pedro Eduaredo was born on the 28th of
December, 1995, at San Pablo Hospital in Bayamon,
Puerto Rico. His proud parents are Pedro J.
(BHS'85) and Linnette C. (Pitti) Vangas, currently of
amey, Puerto Rico. Both parents are 1987 grads of
Panama Canal College and 1990 grads of the
University of North Texas.

Pedro Eduardo Vangas with parents, Linnette and
Pedro J. Vangas.

Maternal grandparents are Eduardo and Berta
Pitti of Chanis, Panama, and paternal grandparents
are Pedro Jr. and Marta Martinez Vangas of Manati,
Puerto Rico, formerly of Panama.

Shannon Marie Fahy

Bill and Elizabeth (Grimison) Fahy of Diablo,
Panama, proudly announce the birth of their third
daughter, Shannon Marie. She was born on October
21, 1995 at Paitilla Hospital, Panama.

Liz Fahey with daughters, Erin, Colleen and baby
Shannon is welcomed by her sisters Erin, 11, and
Colleen, 7. Sharing the grandparenting honors are
Tom and Nancy Grimison of Satellite Beach, FL, and
Ted and Fina Fahey, of Tocumen, Panama. Shannon
is the great-granddaughter of Mary Burns of Easton,
PA, and Ildaura Espinosa, Tocumen, Panama. She is
also the great-granddaughter of the late Rex and
IIelen Beck.

Justin David Younce

A son was born to Kindra (Rankin) and Dave
Younce on October 3, 1995.
Justin David Younce was 21 inches long and
weighed 7+ pounds. He has already made his first
international trip to Panama to attend his aunt
Jennifer's wedding, where his mother acted as matron
of honor.
Both of Justin's parents are graduates of East
Tennessee State University.

Denton Christian Bridstrup

Denton Christian Bridstrup came into this world
on Friday, August 18, 1995 at 7:31 p.m.
He weighed in at 7 lbs. 4 oz. His proud parents
are Lars and Brandy Bridstrup of Fairborn, Ohio.
Maternal grandparents are Betty and Dave
Larrison of Dayton, Ohio.

Kindra (Rankin) and Dave Younce with son, Justin
David Younce.

Lars and Brandy Bridstrup
Christian Bridstrup.

with baby Denton


Bill and Glen (Hale) Mclnerney
children, Todd Douglas, born May
Dillon Nicole, born March 9, 1995.


are shown with
22, 1992, and

Abigail Jean Griffith

Louis J. Griffith (BHS'80) and Susan (Ball)
Griffith of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, joyfully announce the
birth of their daughter, Abigail Jean Griffith on
October 12. 1995.

Bill and Glen (Hale) Mclnerney with Todd Douglas
and Dillon Nicole.
Glen, who is a former Zonian, is the daughter of
Anne (Edwards) Hale of Yalaha, Florida, and the
late Hugh Hale.

Lee Catherine Piotrowski

Britta (Jorstad) and Joe Piotrowski of Long
Beach, California are happy to announce the
adoption of their baby girl Lee Catherine Piotrowski,
born on October 2, 1995.

Louis J. Griffith (BHS'80) and Susan (Ball) Griffith
with baby Abigail Jean Griffith.

Proud grandparents are Olga (Johnson) Conley
of Forest Park, Georgia and Dale Griffith, Virginia
Beach, Virginia and Brad and Dee Ball of Ft.
Wayne, Indiana.

Joe and Britta Piotrowski with daughter, Lee
The proud grandparents are Darrell and Nancy
(Kariger) Eide of Tucson, Arizona. Paternal
grandparents are Chet and Catherine Piotrowski.
Maternal great grandparents are Lee and Marian
Kariger of Sarasota, Florida.

Jacob Presley Denton

Patsy Detamore and the late Jerry Detamore
announce the birth of their first grand-child, Jacob
Presley Denton, born January 24, 1996 to HIeidi
Marie Denton, daughter of Jerry and Cathy
(Detamore) Denton of Valrico, Florida.

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Eleonora Endara (Leo) Aguirre, 66, of Columbus,
Georgia, formerly of Diablo Heights, Panama Canal
Zone, died January 26, 1996 at the home of her
daughter, Yvonne M. Jorge (Aguirre) following a
brief illness. Eleonora was born in David, Chiriqui,
Panama. She worked as a translator for the School
of the Americas, Fort Benning, GA, retiring in
January 1995 after 38 years of service with the U.S.
Government. She was preceded in death by her
husband Leonard Aguirre in 1980, and a son, Carlos
in 1992. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic
Church and Friends Unlimited, both of Columbus,
and of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
She is survived by two daughters, Estela
Aguirre) Hammond of Naperville, IL, and Yvonne
Aguirre) Jorge of Davenport, IA; a son, Frank of
Tampa, FL; and five grandchildren.

Norman C. Anderson, 74, of Boca Raton,
Florida, died November 13, 1995 after a prolonged
illness. He was born in Ancon, Canal Zone and
graduated from Balboa High School in 1940. He
joined the Machinist Apprentice Program with the
Gamboa Dredging Division two years later. In 1943
he married Agnes Atkinson, then served two years
with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He joined
the Locks Division in 1951 and transferred to the
Electrical Division in 1961 where he retired from the
Electrical Division, Panama Canal Company, as
Superintendent of the Power Branch, Southern
District, on January 1, 1977 with over 36 years of
service, after which he and his wife moved to Boca
Raton. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church in Boca Raton.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes, (BHS'40) of
Boca Raton; Sons Gary M. and Kenneth J., both of
Panama; a daughter, Marilyn Lyttle Anderson of
Boca Raton; a sister, Sister Norma Anderson of
Baltimore, Maryland; nine grandchildren, Carrie
(Muller) Anderson, Kevin, Michael, Eva, Ashley,
uke, Keith Lyttle, Kori Lyttle, and Kacee Lyttle;
and six great-grandchildren.

Mary E. (Poole) Ausman, 82, of Rancho Palos
Verdes, California, died January 14, 1996 at Little
Company of Mary Hospital, Torrence, CA. of a heart
attack. Born in Colon Hospital, she was the only
daughter and first child of John H. (Judge) and
Mary E. (Johnson) Poole. She attended Canal Zone
schools in Balboa and Cristobal where she was
prominently active as Class President '28, winner of
popularity contest '30, vice president of the Debating
Club, Editor of the Zonian, and more. She attended
Georgia State College for Women, Valdosta, GA and
Massie Business College, Jacksonville, FL, worked
briefly for the Canal and married Lt. Neal Ausman,
pursuit pilot at Albrook AFB. They left the Canal
shortly thereafter for Randolph Field, TX and many

other duty assignments at home and abroad.
Following the death of her husband in 1969, Mary
remained in Rancho Palos Verdes, active in local
organizations until her death.
She is survived by two sons, Neal E. Jr. of
Glendale, CA and William H. of New York City; a
daughter Mary E. (Mary Jo) Ausman Adams,
Midlothian, VA; three brothers, John H. (Jack)
Poole, William R. (Bill) Poole of Lansdown, PA and
Henry (Hank) Poole of Chula Vista, CA; four
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mary Elizabeth "Mebs" Boyington Ausnehmer, 78,
of Seaside, Oregon, died October 31, 1995 at
Providence Seaside Hospital after a long illness. She
was born in Montana, graduated from Astoria High
School in 1935 and attended Oregon State University.
She also graduated from St. Mary's Hospital of
Nursing in Astoria. She worked as a nurse in both
in both Astoria and Tillamook area prior to moving
to the Panama Canal in 1943. After 33 years, she
retired from Gorgas Hospital. She belonged to the
USO, Astoria Country Club, American Contract
Bridge League, and Tri Delta Sorority. She was an
active member of Calvary Episcopal Church, the Girl
Scouts and the American Red Cross.
She is survived by several cousins. He brothers,
Joe Boyington and Guy Ditson Boyington preceded
her in death.

Eugene T. Avery, 61, of Fayetteville, Georgia,
formerly of Clearwater, Florida, died February 17,
1996 at home. He was born in Fayetteville, moved
to Clearwater in 1983 from the Panama Canal Zone
and left Clearwater in 1995 to return to Fayetteville.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel
Catholic Church, Clearwater and the Panama Canal
Zone Alumni Association.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley A.
Bentley, Tampa, and Irma B. Avery and Helen E.
Avery, both of Panama; his mother, Molly Avery,
Fayetteville; a brother, Russell, Atlanta; three sisters,
Linda Whiten and Shirley Jackson, both of
Fayetteville and Joyce Holcomb, Riverdale, GA; and
four grandsons.

Jeannette McLaren Barnes of Fayetteville, North
Carolina, died August 9, 1995. She attended Cristobal
High School and graduated in 1948.
She is survived by a son, Gregory Barnes of
Evergreen, Colorado; and sisters, Diane McLaren
Palmer of Fayetteville, NC., and Elizabeth McLaren
Tuckerman of Brewster, Massachusetts.

Stephen A. Bissell II, 80, of Orlando, Florida,
died February 1, 1996 at Palm Gardens Nursing
Home. Born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, he retired in
June 1973 from the Panama Canal Company as an
accountant with over 32 years of service. He was a
veteran of World War II; a member of the Scottish
Rite as a 32* Mason; Abou Saad Shrine Temple;
American Legion Post 27; VFW POst 4209, and the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. He was also

an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife, Irene M. Bissell of
Ocala, FL; a son, Stephen III of Santa Barbara, CA;
daughters Sherry B. Tough of Orlando, and Karen B.
"Gay" Johnson, of Port Orchard, WA; a sister, Daisye
Bissell of Itta Bena, MS; six grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
first wife, Dana B. Bissell.

James Booth, 83, died September 2, 1995 at his
residence in the RAF Officers Retirement
Community at Princess Marina House in Sussex,
England. Jim lived in Cable Heights, Ancon, Canal
Zone from 1918-1938 and was Vice President of
Balboa High School Class of 1932. In 1938 he left
the Canal Zone for England where he joined the
British RAF. He served as a fighter pilot in WWII
and was engaged in the Battle of Britain, the North
African Front and the European Theater. He
received several citations for bravery, among these
was a medal for "conspicuous and extraordinary
bravery in North Africa, shooting down two enemy
fighters and safely landing his damaged aircraft." The
late Grattan McGroarty, Booth's classmate in Balboa
witnessed this action, as a War Correspondent, who
reported the incident to the Panama American and
Star & Herald in Panama. After the war, Jim worked
for several British airlines in Australia, Caribbean,
Central and South America and England.
He is survived by three sons who live in Canada,
Borneo and Australia. His wife, Christine, preceded
him in death as did his two sisters, Gladys and Lillia
who also attended BHS in the 1930s.

Myrtle Creed Bunker, 98, of Knollwood Hall,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, passed away October
14, 1995. She lived in the Canal Zone from January
1918 until 1944 when she moved to Winston-Salem.
She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church and
will be remembered as a great cook and that she
loved children.
Survivors include three daughters, June Ross
Ellison of Richmond, VA., Mary E. Hardwick of
Darlington, MD., and Ruth Ann Bunker of Winston-
Salem; three sons, Jesse Y. of vancouver, WA.,
Chester L. of Welcome, and Frank of Winston-
Salem; a brother, Guy Creed of Richmond, VA; two
sisters, Thelma Hudson and Alma Moshler, both of
Richmond; and many grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her husband, Napoleon B. Bunker; a
son James, and sisters Epsie Jenkins and Frances

Esther Neely Burke, 76, passed away on October
26, 1995 at the Bayonet Point Medical Center,
Bayonet Point, Florida. She was a graduate of
Cristobal High School and left the Canal Zone in
She is survived by two sons, William R. Jr. and
Charles; three daughters, Ann (Burke) McGee of
Maine, and Julie (Burke) Sides and Betty (Burke)
Jackson, all living in New Port Richey and
Brooksville, Florida; and a sister, Marion (Neely)
Greene and her husband, Michael of Sarasota,

James Otis Catron, 83, died February 21, 1996
at Aiken Regional Medical Center. He served in the
U.S. Army from 1934 to 1940 and upon discharge he
joined the Canal Zone Police, working in Balboa,
Cocoli, Pedro Miguel and Gamboa. In the Canal
Zone, he was active in the Masonic Lodge, the
Scottish Rite and Abou Saad Shriners. In Aiken, he
served as President of Senior Citizens Club, was
active in St. Johns Methodist Church and the
Panama Canal Society of South Carolina. He retired
to Aiken,SC in 1965 from the Canal Zone.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eletheer
Catron; sons, James Jr. of Madison, FL and Bill of
Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a daughter Penny Letterhos of
Clinton, MS; five grandchildren, five sisters and one

Mabel Eubank Cooke, 84, a resident of the
Santara Nursing Center, Hampton, Virginia, died of
pneumonia on October 18, 1995. She graduated from
State Teacher's College, Farmville, VA in 1930 and
taught a year in rural school before marrying her
future husband in 1931. She was employed as a
substitute teacher at various elementary schools on
the Pacific side of the Isthmus and after returning to
Hampton, she continued to teach first grade in
several private schools. She retired from teaching in
1973. A few days before her 82nd birthday she fell
and broke her right hip, never fully recovering from
hip surgery and remained wheelchair bound. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Alva Hobson
"TAC" Cooke, in 1972, former teacher/coach at
William and Mary College, and of the Division of
Schools and Playgrounds in the Canal Zone, and
their daughter, Molly Watts Cooke Forrest in 1990.
She is survived by her daughter Arden Lou
Cooke and husband John W. O'Daniel, Southport,
NC; three granddaughters, Luanne Swisher Honea,
Gulf Breeze, FL., Lisa Swisher Avey, Panama City
Beach, FL., and Nicole Cooke Forrest, Dallas, TX.;
two grandsons, Garrick C. Swisher, Arlington, TX.,
and Ryland Riggs Forrest, St. Augustine, FL.; and
four great-grandchildren.

Bruce D. Crook, 80, of Ukiah, California passed
away December 8, 1995. He arrived in the Canal
Zone in 1938 from Yazoo City, Mississippi and
graduated from the first class of the Canal Zone
Junior College. He briefly worked for the Panama
Canal Paymaster before settling in California after
military service. Prior to his retirement, he was a
certified public accountant in a firm he once
Survivors include his wife, Jean (Stillwell) Crook
(BHS'35); a son, Bruce Jr. of Ukiah; a daughter, Liz
Minton of Redwood City, CA and five grandchildren.

Earl O. Dailey, 85, of Clearwater, Florida, passed
away on December 15, 1995 at the IHS Nursing
Home in Clearwater. He was the husband of the late
Charlotte (Wahl) Dailey. He was born in Roggen,
Colorado and went to Panama in 1912. He was
graduated from Tulane University, Louisiana in 1931
as an electrical engineer. He retired from the
Panama Canal Company, Electrical Division, in 1969

with over 35 years of service. He became a Master
Mason in 1946; a 33* Mason in 1961 and was Past
Deputy of the Supreme Council of the Canal Zone
from 1963-1968. He was also an active member of
the York Rite Bodies; a member of Abou Saad
Shrine Temple and of the Royal Order of the
Jesters. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1414,
Balboa, Canal Zone and a member of the Panama
Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
He is survived by a son, Robert W. Dailey; a
daughter, Mary Lou Lang of Clearwater; a brother,
Elmer Dailey of Melbourne, FL.; eight grandchildren,
Patricia McPherson, Shannon Dailey (McPherson)
Fletcher, Robert W. Dailey Jr., Earl T. Dailey,
Debbie (Dailey) McDougal, Nikki Dailey, April
Beeler and the late Kevin Dailey; and eight great-

Frances Dykes, 84, of Chapel Hill, North
Carolina, died October 30, 1995. Frances
accompanied her husband, a civil engineer, to build
the first airports in Surinam/Dutch Guiana and St.
Lucia during WWII. They arrived in Panama in 1948
where her husband worked for the US Army Corps
of Engineers. He engineer projects throughout
Central and South America, including Easter Island
and was on the first airplane to land there, without
an airport. They were members of St. Luke's
Cathedral in Ancon. Her husband predeceased her in
She is survived by a daughter, Batsy Leitzes,
Irvington, New York, and a son, Jim, of Vineyard,
Massachusetts; and four grandchildren.

Herschell W. Dempsey, Sr., 76, of Oxford,
Alabama, died at home on November 23, 1995 after
a long illness. He went to the Canal Zone in 1949
where he was a policeman on the Pacific side until
his retirement in 1969 with 25 years of government
service. While in the Canal Zone, he was coach and
manager for the Police Little League team for
several years.
He is survived by his wife, Florence, of Oxford;
a daughter, Patricia Propst of Oxford; three sons,
Herschell Jr. (Buddy) of Merritt Island, Florida,
David of LaBoca, Panama, and Warren of Weaver,

William R."Bill" DiRoma, 48, of Clearwater,
Florida, died February 2, 1996 at home. He was born
in Margarita, Canal Zone and came to Florida in
1964 from Pittsburg. He was a published poet and a
Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his mother, Eula "Sugar"
DiRoma, Clearwater; three brothers, Davis and
Patrick, both of Clearwater, and Michael, New York;
and a sister, Rose Marie Kimball, Moscow, Idaho.

Edward II. Dollar, 73, died February 7, 1996 at
Columbia Putnam Medical Center, Putnam County,
Florida. He was a native of Bainbridge, GA, and
lived in Welaka, FL since 1945. He retired after 20
years as a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy,
serving in World War II and Korean War. He served
5 terms as mayor of Welaka and was County
Commission Chairman since October. He was a
member of Moose Lodge 1641 and Abou Saad
Temple in Panama. He worked for the PCC as a
tugboat engineer from Gamboa for 15 years and
served for two years as superintendent of
construction and dredging for Knudson Construction
Co. in Colombia. He was a retired real estate broker
and owned Silver Dollar Real Estate.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivella
Thrift Dollar. He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia
D. Fowler of Welaka; a son, Robert Edward of
Gamboa, Panama; sisters Frances Hilton, Glenda
Wells and Ongel Fitzwater, all of Welaka; brothers
D.W. and Tommy Lawson, both of Palatka; and two

John E. "Bud" Erikson, 82, of New Port Richey,
Florida, died January 31, 1996 at Columbia New Port
Richey Hospital. Born in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He
left the Canal Zone 26 years ago after retiring from
the Navigation Division as assistant harbor master in
1969 with over 33 years of service. He was a
Lutheran and a member of Gulf Harbors Civic and
Golf Club, the Panama Canal Society of Florida, and
Pascagoula Lodge 419 F&AM. He was also a
member of the Ancient Order of Scottish Rite,
Sojourners Lodge and Abou Saad Shrine Temple, all
of the Panama Canal Zone.
Survivors include his wife, Aura of New Port
Richey; a daughter, Barbara Jean Adamson of
Birmingham, Alabama; a brother, Kenneth of
Natchez, Mississippi; a sister, Ruth Scranton of
Pascagoula; four grandchildren and five great-

William Richard French, 75, of Santa Ana,
CA died February 11, 1996 after a long illness. He
was born in Ancon, Canal Zone; graduated from
Balboa High School in 1938 and canal Zone College
in 1940. He also attended the PanAmerican
University in Panama City. From 1944 to 1946 he
served with the U.S. Navy in the Canal Zone with
occasional assignments to the Galapagos Islands.
After moving to California, he was with Allstate
Insurance for 37 years, retiring in 1991. He was a
member of the Panama Canal Society of Southern
California and a charter member of the Orange
County Fling Samaritans.
e is survived by his wife, Merien Boswell
(Boz) French; a daughter, Michele F. Reveal; and
two granddaughters, Jenna Reveal of Litchfield, CA
and Marissa Reveal of San Clemente, CA.

Bertha E. (Nykanen) Hayes, 87, of
Lexington, KY died January 27, 1996. She was born
in Twilight, PA and was the last of six children born
to William and Welhelmina Nykanen and the only
child born outside of Finland. She was reared in
New Ipswich, NH and graduated from the University
of Chicago. She taught home economics for six years
at Carcassone School and other high schools in
communities of Eastern Kentucky, where she met and
married Gardner Hayes. She arrived in the Canal
Zone in 1940 and was employed soon thereafter by
the Army Exchange Services at Fort Randolph, Fort


Davis and Fort Gulick, later working for the
Commissary Division, Mt. Hope; Comptrollers Office,
Balboa Heights, and Admeasurer's Office, Cristobal.
She retired in 1970.
She is survived by two sons, John D. Hayes
of San Antonio, Texas, and William Gardner Hayes
of Lexington; and three grandchildren, Janet E.
Hayes of Austin, Texas, Joel D. Hayes of Bucharest,
Romania, and John G. Hayes of San Antonio, Texas.

Dorothy Iayward, 92, of Long Beach, CA died
December 12, 1995 of natural causes at Palmcrest
North Convalescent in Long Beach. Born in Illinois,
she lived and worked in the Canal Zone, and was a
member of the American Association of University
Women and was active in church and other
charitable organizations.
She is survived by her nieces, Julia Walker and
Marion Garcia; nephews; nine grand nieces and
nephews; 15 great-grand nieces and nephews, and
seven great-great grand nieces and nephews.

Russell E. Hellmund, 82, of Rio Rancho, New
Mexico, passed away January 14, 1996. He came to
the Canal Zone from Phoenix, Arizona in 1939 and
was employed by the Postal Division until June, 1972
when he retired with over 35 years of service, to
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Virginia
Hellmund; two daughters, Marsha Slover and Linda
Payne of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two sons, James
of Albuquerque and Paul of Denver, Colorado; a
sister, Mary Ann Mitchell of Monte Vista, Colorado;
and a brother, Ray of Walker, Arizona; and seven

Helen B. Jones, 81, of Ocala, Florida, passed
away November 16, 1995 at home. She was a buyer
of women's clothing for a dress shop, and she was a
member of the Top of the World Bridge Club and
she was a Protestant. She was also a member of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Survivors include her husband, Edwin C. Jones,
Ocala; brothers Ronald W. Weade, Fred Marshall
Weade and Russell Weade; and a sister-in-law, Grace
(Jones) Carey.

Sara (Shytle) S. Keegan of Kennesaw, Georgia,
passed away on December 24, 1995 after a long
struggle with several illnesses. She lived nearly all her
life in the Canal Zone where she was graduated
from Balboa High School in 1940 and later worked
at Gorgas Hospital. She was the widow of the late
Lawrence J. Keegan who passed away in 1987. She
was a member of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida and the Mountain View United Methodist
Church in Marietta, Georgia.
Surviving are a daughter, Laurie Jo Kidd of
Kennesaw; a sister, Bettie Taht of Arlington,
Washington; three grandchildren and five great-

Charlotte Berry Kennedy, 87, died in peace from
cancer complications on November 29, 1995 in
Anacortes, Washington. She was born in Basin, MT
and graduated from high school at Boulder. She was
deputy clerk and recorder of Jefferson County until
her marriage to Wesley Kennedy in 1934. Mrs.
Kennedy had lived in Montana, Alaska and the
Canal Zone ('41 to '84) and Anacortes, WA. While
in the Zone, she was a homemaker and an active
volunteer for civic and community services, such as
Civic Defense Council, Women's Civil Defense
Council, Region 3, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and
more than 50 years of service to the Red Cross
Chapter. Because of her community involvement, she
earned many service awards including the Master key
to the Panama Canal.
She was preceded in death by her husband in
1963, infant sons Patrick Quealey and Robert
Kennedy, son Mahlon A. Kennedy, brother Robert
A. Berry and grandson, Gordon Rickels.
She is survived by a son, Edward of Anacortes;
a daughter, Dr. Patricia Rickels of Lafayette, LA,
and son-in-law Dr. Milton Rickels; daughter-in-law,
Melicent (Turner) Kennedy; sisters, Dorothy Dalbec,
Butte and Frances Etzwiler of Townsend, MT; and
grandchildren Robert, Wesley and Joyce Kennedy.

Bertha-Jane (Becker) Law, 65, of Lakewood,
Colorado, passed away March 11, 1995. She was born
in Ancon, Canal Zone and graduated from Balboa
High School in 1947, while living in Balboa and
Pedro Miguel. She was a former secretary for the
U.S. Army in Curundu, Corozal and Fort Clayton for
12 years. She left the Canal Zone in 1968. While
living in Lakewood, Colorado, she was secretary for
the Panama Canal Society of Colorado for many
Survivors include her husband, Milton E. Law;
daughters, Valerie A. Dempsey (McIntire), and
Catherine A. Spafford (McIntire); a step-son, Dannie
M. Law and six grandchildren. She was predeceased
by her mother, Mary Eleanor Becker (Latterman) in

John F. Manning, 82, of Charlotte, North
Carolina, died October 14, 1995. He graduated from
high school in Bedford MA., and went on to
graduate Summa Cum Laude from Florida State
University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa
Phi Fraternity. He arrived in Panama in 1940 while
in the U.S. Army, and after separation of the Army
he began working in the Supply Division of the
Panama Canal Company. He retired as General
Manager, Supply Division with over 30 years of
Survivors include his sons, John P (Pat) and
Carol (Brown) Manning of Silver Spring, MD., James
B. of Albuquerque, NM., Matthew C. of Anchorage,
AK., and Mark K. and Susan Manning of Charlotte,
NC.; daughter Helen M. Manning of Dallas, TX.(a
twin to Matthew); brother James T. of Haverhill,
MA; a sister, Jane Bonsaint of Kittery, ME; and five

Frances May, 68, died suddenly of a heart attack
on December 4, 1995 in West, Texas. She retired as
Director of Nursing from Coco Solo Hospital in 1979
with 23 years of service. She was a member of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
She is survived by a brother, Robert May of
Florida and a niece.

Esperanza "Nina" P. Nolte, 95, of Largo, Florida,
passed away peacefully on December 31, 1995 at the
Columbia Largo Medical Center. She was born in
San Jos6, Costa Rica and came to Florida in 1973
from the Panama Canal Zone.
Survivors include two daughters, Cecile L.
Demers and son-in-law Norman E. Demers of Largo,
and Patricia G. Carson, El Paso, Texas; six
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Richard Carlton McKeown, 85, died on January
28, 1996 in Newport, Oregon, of complications from
Alzheimer's disease. He was born in the Canal Zone
and became a World War II Navy veteran. He then
pursued his love of repairing stringed instruments and
settled in the Philadelphia area. In 1970 he and his
wife moved to Chula Vista, CA where he continued
his trade. His second love was sailing his boat in San
Diego Bay. In 1994, they moved to Yachats, Oregon.
He is survived by his wife Peggy McKibben;
three children by his first wife, Anna Ferro, who
predeceased him in 1968, Roslyn Bruno, Newark,
DE, Harriet Hannemann, Chesterfield, MO, and
Richard Jr. of Chicago, IL. and two children by his
second wife, Kristina, Laramie, WY, and David of
Phoenix, AZ; and five grandchildren and one great-

"Captain" Fred Miller, 78, of San Antonio, Texas,
died January 22, 1996 at his home. He was born in
Redwood City, California and was retired from the
U.S. Navy after 23 years of faithful service as a
Chief Boatswains mate, and also worked for the
Panama Canal for 18 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Reina (Miller)
Harkrider of San Antonio; grandsons Richard Allen
Harkrider and Brendon Read Wilson. He was
accorded military honors at Fort Sam Houston
Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

William T. "Red" Nail, 81, of Rogers, Arkansas,
died November 17, 1995 at a nursing center in
Rogers, as a result of an automobile accident on
September 22. He was born in Baileyton, Alabama
and was in the U.S. Army Medical Department from
November 1934 to June 1939. He retired from the
Canal Zone government in 1965 with 25 years of
service as a police officer. He founded the Ozark
Industrial Security Inc., and the William T. Nail
Corp., a Christmas Tree farm. He was a 32* Mason
and was a life member of Chagres Lodge, Abou
Saad Shrine Temple of Balboa, Canal Zone and a
member of Scimitar Temple of Little Rock and the
Northwest Shrine Club. He was a Shrine clown and
a member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Nail; a
daughter, Lisa Graves of Rogers; four brothers,
Millard J., J.C., Leslie C. and Burtis, all of Cullman,
AL; three sisters, Pearl Collier, Azlee Maddox and
Genoy Perkins, all of Cullman; and two

John R. Gough Sr. of Marrero, La. reports the
death of ex-Zonian Bettye Jo Opry, 87, one of the
late Mrs. Gough's best friends and former church
sister during the 1950s and 1960s. Bettye Jo worked
for the Finance Office, U.S. Army in Corozal and
retired to Norman, Ok. She was born in Bagwell,
Texas and died in Norman on January 13, 1996.
She is survived by a niece, Roseanne Bowers
and a great-niece Robbie Townsend and husband of
Norman; a great-nephew Anthony Bowers of
Leavenworth, KS; and a great-great niece, and great-
great nephew and their children. She was preceded
in death by her parents, two sisters, a brother and a

Martha de Griaznov Paliwoda, 88, died
September 2, 1995 in Fresno, CA from congestive
heart failure and other health problems.
She is survived by her stepdaughter, Lila
Meredith of New York City, NY.

Thelma Reppe died January 7, 1996 in Columbus,
Ohio. She was employed in the Finance Division of
the PCC in the 1940s and with the Long Beach
School District, CA, until her retirement in 1975. She
was the Secretary, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor
for the Panama Canal Society of Southern California
and Area Reporter for the Canal Record from 1962
to 1973.
She is survived by her sister, Phyllis Simmermon,
a niece, Sylvia Roberts of Columbus, OH and a
nepher, Richard Simmermon of Hideaway Hills, OH.

Meda "Billie" Rowe passed away November 3,
1995 at Mattie Hall Health Center in Aiken, South
Carolina. "Billie" came to Aiken with her husband
when she retired from Rodman Naval Station after
many years of service. They lived in Los Rios. She
was a member of NARFE and the Panama Canal
Societies of Florida and South Carolina.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Rowe; a son,
Bobby and granddaughters Kelly and Tracy.

Nora B. Scott, 87, of Memphis, Tennessee died
July 10, 1995. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland
and became a U.S. citizen in 1931. She moved to
the Canal Zone in 1944 wit her husband, James

Scott, and lived in Cocoli and Rodman Naval
Station. She was employed by the U.S. Navy as an
accountant until she left the Canal Zone with her
husband upon their retirement in 1966. They
subsequently lived in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and
Bridgeport, CT.
She is survived by her son, Alan of Germantown,
TN; a sister, Agnes of Edinburgh, Scotland; and
three grandchildren.

Judith Lorayne Shelly, 53, of Honolulu, Hawaii,
died October 22, 1995. She was born in Colon,
Panama, and was a clinical Psychologist specializing
in the treatment of alcoholism and drug abuse. She
was formerly with the St. Francis W.A.T.C.H.
Program, Kahi Mohala Hospital and the Salvation
Army ATF and FTS. She was also an active member
of Ka Lahul Hawaii and Lima Kokua Inc.
She is survived by her brother, Edward A. Shelly
of Texas.

Dr. Bliss C. Shrapnel, 81, passed away in
Honolulu, HI, after a long illness following a stroke.
He graduated from Balboa High School in 1931 and
attended Duke University for his medical degree. He
returned to the Canal Zone to serve his internship
at Gorgas Hospital. He worked with the United Fruit
Co. at Puerto Armuelles in Panama before moving
to Oregon and later to California until moving to
Hawaii in 1966 where he worked with the Kaiser
Foundation until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Adeline Whitfield
Shrapnel, whom he married in the Balboa Union
Church in 1940; a son, Baron, two grandsons, Mark
and Michael; and a granddaughter, Kerry. The
children live in Adelaide, Australia.

Alfred V. "Pete" Simonsson, 68, passed away at
his home in San Jos6, Costa Rica on July 20, 1995.
He was born in Colon, Panama and was raised in
the Canal Zone, attended Canal Zone schools and
graduated from Cristobal High School in 1943. His
service record with the P.C. Company dates back to
the age of 14 when he was employed as a mechanic
helper on the Silver Roll. This was interrupted by
service in the U.S. Navy after which he completed
Apprentice Boilermaker School in Philadelphia in
1950. Returning to the Canal Zone, he became a
third class boilermaker, then as a towing locomotive
operator, and later as Lock operator, Lock leader of
operators, then welder leader, then Harbor
Operations Foreman and retired as Chief, Launch
Line handling, with over 40 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Mora
Simonsson of San Jose; three daughters, Beverly
Simonsson and Vivian Simonsson Jupp of Henderson,
NV., Joanne Simonsson Flaherty, Fort Drum, New
York, and a son, James of Bristol Bay, AK; a sister,
Mary Simonsson Peters, Killeen, Texas and seven

Torrence II. Sneed, 82, died January 4, 1996 in
Gulfport, Mississippi. He was with Foster
Construction Co. of Panama, S.A. from 1962 to 1982,
retiring as vice president. He worked on the Canal
in several cut-widening jobs and on a highway near
Costa Rica. He was co-founder of Coast Materials
Co. in Gulfport in 1944 and brought the first ready-
mixed concrete truck to the Gulf Coast. He was a
member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church; Great
Southern Country Club; Gulfport Yacht Club;
Gulfport Gridiron Club and was a life memebr and
Exalted Ruler of BPO Elks 978, Gulfport.
Survivors include his wife, Mary M. Sneed; three
sons, John B. of Gulfport, Harry M. of Munich,
Germany, and Torrence H. "Tim" Jr. of Miami; two
daughters,Nancy S. Whitmore of Surry, ME, and
Mary T. Hinkle, Atlanta; a sister, Priscilla Johnson,
Alameda, CA; nine grandchildren and one great-

Dorothy Janet (Koperski) Taylor, widow of
William Banks Taylor, died November 11, 1995 of
lung cancer. Janet was born to Rose and Leon
Koperski at Gorgas Hospital in the Canal Zone. She
attended Canal Zone schools and married Russ
Porter, a pilot at Albrook AFB, with whom she had
one child, born a week after her husband was killed
in an air crash. Janet later married Lt. Bill Taylor
with whom she had two children. Janet and Bill died
within six weeks of one another, following diagnoses
two days apart of their respective terminal diseases.
They are survived by Janet s sister, Olive Nicholson
of Petaluma, CA; the Taylors children, Russell of
Boston, MA, Bill Jr. of Oakland, CA, Martha
Frensley of Honolulu, and Richard of Florida, and
seven grandchildren.

William Banks Taylor of Honolulu, Hawaii, died
September 20, 1995 of brain cancer. He was assigned
to Albrook AFB, Canal Zone about 1939 as an
Army Air Corps second lieutenant and pilot. After a
rewarding career, including assignments as US Air
Attache to Quito, Ecuador and Chief of Intelligence
at SAC HQ. at Offutt AFB, he retired from the
service a full colonel, as Assistant Chief of Staff of
Pacific Air Forces in Honolulu, where he resided
with his family ever since.

Edith Thompson, 100, of Kerrville, Texas, died
February 5, 1996 in Kerrville.
She is survived by her daughter, Muriel Johnston
and her husband, Richard L. "Les" Johnston of

Captain James C. Todd, Jr., 63, of Cape Coral,
Florida died February 23, 1996. Born at Fort
Monroe, Virginia, he graduated from the States
University of New York, Maritime College at Fort
Schuyler. He then served in the U.S. Navy. After
serving in the Merchant Marine as a captain, he
became a Panama Canal Pilot in 1967. He retired in
1987 and moved to cape Coral. He was active in
Masonic organizations. He was a member of Darien
Lodge, Scottish Rite, Abou Saad Shrine Temple and

Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 18, all of Balboa,
Canal Zone.
He is survived by his mother, Lillie Matthews
Todd of Hampton, VA; a son, Dr. James C. Todd
II of Winston-Salem, NC; a daughter, Katherine
Anne Mohan of Haymarket, VA; a sister, Virginia
Herlihy of Goldsboro, NC; two grandchildren and
longtime companion, Lou Carlisle of Cape Coral, FL.
Capt. Todd's ashes will be cast upon the waters of
Chesapeake Bay.

Harry Edwards Townsend, 78, of El Cajon,
California, died February 21, 1996. He was born in
Brooklyn, New York and spent 39 years in Panama.
He retired in January, 1973, from the Industrial
Division where he was a production superintendent
of ship movement, with over 37 years of service. He
was a Past Exalted Ruler and Life Member of
B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1414 in Balboa, Panama, and was
Past District Deputy there. He was also an associate
member of El Cajon Elks Lodge No. 1812 and a
member of the Panama Canal Society of California
and of Florida. He enjoyed golf and hit a hole-in-
one eleven times.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; a son, Harry of
Washington; a sister, Evelyn Cullen of Florida; grand-
daughter, Rachel Townsend of Washington, and
numerous nieces and nephews.

Carrie B. (Frensley) Waggoner, 66, died February
14, 1996 in Denver, Colorado. She was born in
Almirante, Rep. of Panama and attended Canal Zone
schools, graduating from Balboa High School in 1947
and Canal Zone Junior College in 1949. She worked
briefly for the Schools Division. After leaving the
Canal Zone she worked for the Air Force in Denver,
Colorado and Homestead, Florida until her
She is survived by two sons, Mark of Houston
and John of Denver; and four grandchildren. She is
also survived by her brother, John Frensley of
Charlotte, Tennessee and sister, Bitsy Atkinson of
Winter Haven, Florida.

Terrance W. Wallace, 45, died of a heart attack
at his home in Kissimmee, Florida on December 21,
1995. He was born in Chicago and moved to Panama
when he was five. His parents were Dr. Robert and
Patrice Wallace. Dr. Wallace was a veterinarian in
the Canal Zone and Mrs. Wallace was a nurse with
Gorgas Hospital. Terry was chief towboat engineer
aboard the Chester Harding, retiring in May, 1995
after 23 years of service. A graduate of Balboa High
School, he served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam,
and was a member of the Elks Club 1542, Margarita,
Canal Zone.
Survivors include his wife, the former Patti
Robson, also a former Canal Zone resident; a
daughter, Dana, both of Kissimmee; his mother,
Patrice of Dothan, AL and her husband, Hugh
Norris; brothers Albert, Austin, Texas, Jay, Missoula,
MT; sisters, Susan Wexler, Mill Valley, CA and
Patrice Beck and Deane James, both of San Antonio,

Yvonne "Gail" Ward, 75, of Lake City, Florida
passed away November 11, 1995. She and her
husband Lanny became a residents of California
upon his retirement from Panama Canal service in
Coco Solo in 1977. He husband predeceased her in
1986 after which she moved to Lake City, Florida in
1991. In September, 1995 she became very ill and
went to Oklahoma to be near her children. Gail and
her husband were stationed at Rodman Naval Station
during late 40's and mid 50's, then to Galeta Island
after which he transferred to the Panama Canal
Company. Gail was employed at the Coco Solo
Hospital, the printing plant and other areas before
She is survived by her daughters, Marge (Ward)
Broadway, and Bonnie (Ward) Rogers of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma; and four grandchildren, Tasha and
Amanda Stombaugh, and Scott and Keith Rogers.

William G. Wetzel, of Birmingham, Alabama,
died January 2, 1996. He was Vice-President of
Protective Life Insurance Co., a member of St.
Frances Xavier Catholic Church, where he was an
ordained deacon and served on the Board of
Directors of Shades Valley Y.M.C.A. He was a
member of the Donation Group of the Summer
Youth Y.M.C.A. program, former President of the
National Association of Health Underwriters in
Washington, D.C. and was recognized for his
contribution in Congressional Record for Health Care
Reform. He was a member of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Frances Wetzel
of Birmingham; daughter Jane Funkhouse, Omaha,
NE; sons John of Amillia, Texas and William of
Omaha, NE; a sister, Joan Poncato, Las vegas, NV;
brother George of New York.

Fenton Whclan, of Boulder City, Nevada, passed
away on December 27, 1995. He wasa born in Ancon
and graduated from Balboa High School in 1942. He
worked for a few years in the Canal Zone before
moving to Boulder City.
He is survived by his wife, Ruse, two children,
Patricia and Thomas and four grandchildren. Also
surviving are three sisters, Mary Dault, Catherine Filo
and Margaret Janssen, all of Dothan, Alabama.

Letters to the Editor

Back L-R: William Monsanto, Andrew Jackson, Hugh Norris, Robert Wertz, Richard (Pat) Beall, Howard
Rhodes, Roland Stemmer, Howard Moore, Arlo Grant Westbrook. Middle row L-R: Margaret (Sullivan) McMillan,
Gertrude (McConaghy) Roberto, Shirley (Sasso) de Walker Davis, Eileen (Cryan) Finken, Louise (Rathgeber)
Hunt, Peggy Brugge, Leticia (Lopez) Moore, Edward Moore, Fernando Tapia (Class President), Helen (Hagen)
Little. Front row L-R: Shirley (Jennings) Erickson, Dorothy (Kalar) Kennedy, Jane (Thompkins) Heselton,
Cecilia (Simms) Perra, Alice (Haughton) Rodby, Joan (Ridge) deGrummond, Margaret (Whelan) Janssen, Mary
Margaret (Doran) Lieberman, Lolita (Provost) Packard.


Fully a fourth of the surviving members of the
Balboa High School Class of 1940 celebrated a 55th
Anniversary Reunion at San Diego's Bahia Hotel this
past September 22nd. in conjunction with the West
Coast Reunion.
Cocktails, dinner and an evening program was
highlighted by classmates Lolita (Provost) Packard's
Magic Clown act and the S.L.O.P.s (Dorothy Kalar,
Peggy Brugge, Louise Rathgeber and Jane Tompkins)
chorus dancing while lip-sync-ing the Andrews Sisters.
Bajun stories were told by Ed Sullivan (BHS'38) and
wonderful music provided by Stella (Boggs) DeMarr
(CHS'34) who strutted about in a beautiful pollera
while playing tamboritos and golden oldies on her
Four classmates were finally and rightfully added
to the class by a delayed graduation ceremony. These
were Richard "Pat" Beall, Andrew Jackson, Shirley
Jennings and Leticia Moore. To present the
diplomas, the ghosts of Fred Hosler and Ben
Williams were summoned by class president and
Master of Ceremonies, Fernando Tapia.
Yet the greatest moment of the meeting came
when Editor Joan (Ridge) deGrummond distributed

the Class History Books, an exciting compilation of
the events in the lives of the class members along
with a plethora of pictures of peoples and places.
A Newsletter which followed the reunion reported
that over $300 remained after all expenses were paid.
This money will be used to continue aNewsletter to the
class and to all those friends of the class that joined
them for their 55th Anniversary Reunion.


On January 20, 1996, Marc Quinn, representing
Roosevelt Medal Descendants, attended a dinner
given by Canal Administrator and Mrs. Gilberto
Guardia at their residence in Balboa Heights, in
honor of Dr. and Mrs. George Rodman Goethals III
and Mrs. Natalie Goethals.
Dr. Goethals, great-grandson of the Chairman
and Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal
Commission (1907-1914) and first Governor of the
Canal Zone, is provost of Williams College in

Also present at the dinner were the U.S.
Ambassador to Panama, members of the Panama
Canal Commission Board of Directors, senior
Commission officials, Canal customer's agents, and
other prominent local citizens, together with their
Dr. Goethals, his wife and his mother were
visiting the Panama Canal for the first time.


The Third Annual Balboa Invitational Golf
Tournament was hosted by Glenn Seeley and
Christina (Efthimiadis) Seeley in Coppell, Texas over
the Columbus Day weekend.
In attendance were Capt. Jim Fish, Charlie
Cantrell, Jim "Ace" Duffus, Ed Davis, Chuck Ruth,
Steve Patchett, Ron Bowman, John Givens, Lt.Col.
Mark Castellani, and Phil Wolf.
Three rounds of jungle golf, in perfect fall
weather, were highlighted by a hole-in-one by Jim
Duffus. We are uncertain as to who won the golf
tournament, but we definitely know that Ed Davis lost
the evening poker session. (Needless to say, Ed has
already received his engraved invitation to participate
in next year's festivities!

Golf participants, front L-R: Glenn Seeley, Chuck
Ruth, Phil Wolf, Jim "Ace" Duffus, and Mark
Castellani. Back, L-R: Jim Fish, Ed Davis, Steve
Patchett, Ron Bowman, Charlie cantrell and John
Next year's Balboa Invitational Golf Tournament
has been tentatively scheduled to be held sometime
in the fall, the San Antonio area, and will be co-
hosted by Phil Wolf and Ron Bowman.
As an interesting side note, we did learn that a
gallon of ceviche in a roomful of Zonians has an
average life span of 26 minutes...approximately twice
the life span of a half gallon of rum.
Glenn Seeley
Coppell, Texas
(214) 304-4563


Don E. Lewis and his fiancee, Simanetta
Marchetti, flew in from Pisa, Italy to spend the
holidays with his ailing dad, Donald E. Lewis.
They enjoyed watching the professional football
play-offs as well as the college bowl games on TV


The Vosburghs had a family reunion last New
Year's (1994) at the home of David, Besty and
Deanna Vosburgh in Satellite Beach, Florida.

L-R: C.R. Vosburgh, Ines, and sons, John Daniel and
Pictured are C.R. and Ines of Rochester, New
York, with their sons John Daniel of Atlanta,
Georgia and David.


Following the West Coast Reunion during
September 1995, Bille (Bowen) Martin and Bea
(Monsanto) Rhyne had a visit with their long-time
friends, the Del Rubio (Boyd) triplets, formerly of
Panama, in Carlsbad, California.

L-R: Milly Del Rubio, Billie (Bowen) Martin, Elena
Del Rubio, Bea (Monsanto) Rhyne, Edith Del Rubio.

Billie visited with the triplets for several fun-
filled days at their home in San Pedro and was able
to accompany them to one of their many
performances at a nearby nursing home. The triplets
are actively involved in the singing entertainment
field, with a new Compact Disc soon to be released.


Lisa P. Moffitt of Colorado Springs, CO. was
good enough to send us the accompanying photos
and a short bio of each classmate.
Andrew Tomlet, (BHS'90) Graduated from
Florida Institute of Technology (FIT); lives in
Melbourne, FL; works as flight instructor for FIT.
Andrew Major, raised in Canal Zone; attending
FIT in Melbourne.
Lisa P. Moffitt, (BHS'89); Grad of Wheaton
College, BA in Music; grad of U. of Oklahoma,
MEd in Educational Psychology; lives in Colorado
Springs, CO; works for Young Life International,
working with teens.

Rebecca (Wetzstein) Rushmore, (BHS'89); grad of
Christ College, BS in Biology; grad of UCLA
Nursing School, married Troy Rushmore; lives in
Denver, working as RN.
Wendy Forster, (BHS'89); grad of Northwestern
Bible College, BA in Elementary Education; lives in
Dallas, TX; works as elementary school teacher.
Jeri Wheeler, (BHS'89); grad of Southwest Texas
University; lives in Columbia, SC; working on
Masters degree in International Studies at Columbia
Bible College.
Alex Reyes, (BHS'89); grad of U. of Colorado in
Civil Engineering; lives in Panama; working for
Kunkel-Wiese in his field; recently released Compact
Disc "Life on Mango Street" (songs about life in
Canal Zone) with fellow Zonian David Seitz.

(1) Andrew Tomlet (BHS'90) and Andrew Major, grew up in the C.Z., together in Melbourne, FL at Florida Institute
of Technology (FIT). (2) L-R: Lisa P. Moffitt, Rebecca (Wetzstein) Rushmore, Wendy Forster, Jeri Wheeler, all
BHS'89, attending Rebecca's wedding. (3) Lisa P. Moffitt, Alex Reyes, Rebecca (Wetzstein) Rushmore at Lisa's
birthday celebration, September, 1995.


Shooting voladores (fireworks) from Dot and
Richard Stumvoll's eighteenth floor, La Cresta
apartment in Panama City is the only way to
celebrate the coming of a new year.

L-R: Henrietta (Wolf) Hurst, Harris Hurst, Mark
Goldstein, Douglas Stumvoll, Diana Stumvoll, Chris
Perreca and Christy Goodwin.

Those pictured above joined in the fun and at
times dangerous activities. Of course, a good time
was had by all.


Georgia and I retired from the CIA and TRW
on July 1, 1995.
Enclosed is a picture of our new retirement
home. We are in the process of building a better
one in Huntersville.

Bernie Herring
Huntersville, N.C.

Bernie and Georgia Herring "at home."


"The enclosed "snap" was taken in Engls, Tyrol,
Austria just outside Brunswich on March 3, 1995. I
was taking my first and last ski lesson, as I ended up
spread-eagled in the snow, but it was such fun!

s -7

Specialist Carlos Vangas
Carlos is the son of Pedro and Marta Vangas
who first came to Panama in 1969. His brothers are
Pedro, Jose, and younger brother Pablo.
Submitted by: P. Vangas
Las Vegas, NV

Elizabeth (Libby) Davis at Engls, Tyrol, Austria in
March, 1995.
"Have started painting again and have been
commissioned tp paint the 44th English Regiment in
1841 outside the Khyber Pass in India. It's a real
Elizabeth (Lundy) Davis
Sugar land, Texas


Recently in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, retired US
Army Major and former resident of Panama Pedro
Vangas, Jr. was asked to look at a photograph and
news article of the daily newspaper which read about
the recent ceremony of the official turnover of Ft.
Davis and Ft. Gulick (now Espinar) to Panama. A
U.S. soldier in the photo was holding the U.S. flag.
It was both a pleasant surprise and a twist of
irony that the picture is of his third son, Carlos R.
Vangas, born m Ancon, Canal Zone in 1970 and
now a Specialist with the U.S. Army in Panama.
Carlos had been selected to participate in the color
guard for the turnover ceremony.
"Charlie" was holding the flag when a stateside
news photographer stepped up to take the photo.
The photo also appeared in Puerto Rico's daily
newspaper, El Nuevo Dia. Who knows where else it
may have been published?


VIP treatment afforded Milli Joyce when she
visited Fayetteville, North Carolina the second week
in January.

Ed and Jean Armbruster, Brenda McArthur and Milli
Joyce and 1939 Rolls Royce.

Milli came up to help Brenda McArthur prepare
for a move and new assignment to McDill, Tampa,
Florida. Milli and Brenda join mutual friends, Jean
and Ed Armbruster for dinner at the Squires Pub in
Limo service was provided by Ed in his 1939
Rolls Royce Limo.


Margaret (Kuhn) Morales went off to New
Zealand again, January 30th. This time with Ramona
Ireland to visit Ramona's daughter, Martha (Marti)
Ireland Winn and grandchildren in Christchurch.
Margaret plans to go to Nelson, Wellington, and
Aukland and visit the many friends she and John
made while she worked as a dietician in Nelson from
1973 to 1979 and two subsequent one-year stints.

Margaret (Kuhn) Morales and John Morales at their
49th wedding anniversary.

Col. Bill Grant's memories of his dentist father's
clinic on "J" Street in Panama brought back
memories of the Chinaman's shop (albarroteria) just
below the clinic, where Ralph Neville and I used to
buy bananas at five for a nickle, two for a "medio"
and one for a "quati." As a Star& Herald delivery boy
for Mrs. M.R. Alexander (of Barneby Street, Balboa)
I too used to collect bottle caps (platillos) from the
Century Club, across from the bachelor quarters
below the Tivoli Hotel...
John A. Morales
Savannah, MO


Marian and Lee Kariger toured parts of South
America. We flew from Tampa to Buenos Aires on
November 20th, 1995 arriving at Buenos Aires on the
21st and boarded the Pacific Princess for a 14 days
voyage which took us from Buenos Aires to
Montevideo, Puerto Madryn, then to Port Stanley in
the Falkland Islands, across the ocean to Cape Horn,
then to Ushuaia, Argentina (Worlds southernmost
city). Then through the Beagle Channel and the
Straits of Magellan to Puntarenas, Chile. Continued
up the coast to Puerto Montt and then to Valparaiso
and flew home from Santiago, Chile on December 6.

Lee Kariger at Tierra del Fuego, Argentina next to sign
indicating 3,063 kilometers to Buenos Aires and 17,918
kilometers to Alaska.
A wonderful trip even though temperatures were
in the 40 degree range most of the time.
(Photos were submitted showing Marian and Lee
at a sign at the end of the Pan American Highway
at Tierra del Fuego in Argentine, showing Buenos
Aires as 3,063 kilometers away, and Alaska as 17,918
kilometers away, however the photos were not
reproducible. Ed).
Lee Kariger
Sarasota, FL

L-R: "T"-Bird Tom Pattison, "Uncle Meat" Bill
McLaughlin and "Red" Jim Pattison at home in
Curundu, Christmas 1995.


I have been reading the Canal Record for some
time and finally decided we ought to make a
contribution. After all, we have found some old
friends by reading it.
My parents, Ted J. Bembenek and Melinda M
(Anguizola) Bembenek (BHS'41) are happily retired
and living in Ft. Myers, FL. My sister Teresa C.
Bembenek (BHS) also lives in Ft. Myers and works
for the Veterans Administration. My sister Diana
Swain (BHS) and her husband live in Columbus,
Ohio. Diana, Teresa and I are all graduates of Ohio
State University and have followed the Buckeyes
avidly this year.
Attached is an article on my son Christopher P.
Bembenek. ("Newsclip" column). He is a Junior at
East Carolina University.
I also have a son Brant, who is a Freshman at
Anne Arundel Community College, MD., and a

daughter Andrea, a sophomore at South River High
School, Edgewater, MD. Sister Diane has two sons,
Paul, a freshman at Notre Dame and Phillip, a
sophomore in high school in Arlington, OH. My wife,
Sally, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama during
1964-65 where we met, and she is now a teacher at
Walker Mill Middle School, Prince george County,
MD. I work for the Department of Transportation,
Maritime Administration, Washington, D.C. as
Director of the Office of Cargo Preference.

Ted J. Bembenek, Jr. (BHS'60)
Cayuco Races 1957-1960.
Riva, (Annapolis Landing) MD.


Faith Brundage recently spent the holidays with
family. It was the first time in 31/2 years that the
whole family managed to get together.
They all live in Moline, Illinois. The weather was
cold but a wonderful time was had by all.

Back, L-R: Grandson Rob Marshall holding Brandi,
Robert Cooksey, granddaughter Carolann Cooksey,
Linda Brundage Marshall, Joseph Marshall. Front L-
R: Faith Brundage, Jessica Cooksey, Ashley
Marshall, Danielle Cooksey, Joe Cooksey, Benjamin
Marshall, Samantha Marshall.

During the Christmas holidays, Faith accompanied
Barbara Green to Hawaii where they visited
Barbara's son, Roger Rios.


Jack (Panama Canal Commission) and Nancy
(U.S. Army) Goodwin, who are retiring January 3,
1996 enjoyed a last Christmas in Panama with their
daughters, Christy and Katie who visited from
Christy works for Tech Data Corporation in
Clearwater and Katie is a senior at the University of
Florida in Gainesville.Their other daughter, Lisa
(Goodwin) Stone and her husband Adam were unable
to join them but spent the holidays with his family
in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Nancy and Jack will be moving to their new
home in Ocala in late January.


Daryl Bullinger, who retired as Superintendent of
Gatun Locks in December, 1990 and his wife, Verna
of Oviedo, Florida had a family reunion during the
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The Bullinger family reunion.

Those attending were, daughter Karen (Bullinger)
Petrosky, an Army employee and her husband
Robert, who works for the P.C.C. with their children,
Robby, attending U.C.F. and Dana, who attends
Valencia College in Florida; Keith, his wife Marsha
(Watkins) Bullinger and their children, Jason and
Adam, who reside in Oviedo, FL; daughter Denise
(Bullinger) Will, husband Robert, son Raymond and
daughter Regan; Kurt Bullinger and wife Reba, son
Daryl Clayton, daughters Misty, Kerri Nell and
Dyana Lee.


Former Balboa neighbors, Ken Carlton and Bliss
Morris got together in November with their kids,
Kenny Carlton and Jake.
Carlton, of Chicago, was visiting his sister, Bliss
and Ken and Bliss live only 7 miles apart in Texas!

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L-R: Little Carlton, Carlton Morris, Bliss Connerton,
Kenny and Ken Morris, Jake Connerton.

The i6th annual Hill County Christmas Party,
held in the New Braunfels Elks Club on Saturday,
December 9, 1995 was a great success.
Over 200 former Zonians and Panamanians
attended. The club was beautifully decorated, and the
DJ, Pablo Carrasquillo, had beautiful music for
dancing. The entertainment included a lottery and a
performance by the beautiful "Viva Panama" folkloric
dancers, who performed the native Panamanian

The steaks and chicken were cooked to
perfection. I would recommend the New Braunfels
Elks Club to anyone considering having a party in
this area.
In addition to good food and a warm, cheery
atmosphere, the friendly volunteer staff were
A special "thank you" to Nivia Brown and Phyllis
Christoph for coordinating the entire event. I would
also like to thank Christi Allen Sagemuehl for the
pretty table decorations; Maria and Paul Walker for
a great lottery raffle, and Becky Young for the
Sue Trim Cotton
Candle Lake, Texas


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6TH GRADE CLASS OF 1936 Back L-R: Allen Brown, Ascesena Bedard, Roy Atwood, -?--, Frances May, -
?-, Martha Casey, Roy Curtain. 2nd row L-R: Marlin Culpepper, Virginia ?, Elsie Sterns, Wendell Dove, Robert
Hamrick, Lucian Skeels, Rosa ? Nancy ? Mary White. Front L-R: Benny Kuller, Florence Moot, Carol
Hendricks, Donald Hoffman, --?-, --?--, Melida Howard, Elsie Waggner. 6th grade teacher was Borghild L.
Hermo. Submitted by Allen S. Brown

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"Tree House" gave view of
both oceans, Canal route

The May 13, 1908 Canal Record reports on the
construction of a platform atop Balboa Hill, about
31/2 miles from Gorgona. Built by Fletcher Stevens,
it reportedly offered a view of the Panama Canal
line for a long distance, most of the towns in the
former Canal Zone and, on a clear day, both the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Canal Couple Attends
White House Reception

A reception at the White House in Washington,
D.C., a personal greeting from the President of the
United States, and a chat with the president's sister-
in-law came as a fitting climax to the career of
Medal of Honor holder William E. Badders.
Mr. Badders, who served with the U.S. Navy for
many years, will retire in September from the
Panama Canal, where he has been employed since
1942 as Salvage Master and Master Diver in the
Industrial Division.
As a Medal of Honor holder, Mr. Badders and
his wife were guests recently at a Military Reception
at the White House. Shortly before this affair, he
and 200 or more other Medal of Honor holders
were greeted personally by President Kennedy in the
White House Rose Garden.
The President took time to shake the hand of
each of the men who hold the highest award their
country can give. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Badders had
a long talk with Mrs. Ethel Kennedy, wife of the
U.S. Attorney General. Mrs. Badders described both
the President and his sister-in-law as people of great
personal charm.
Another big thrill during the busy week in
Washington was a reunion with Vice Admiral O.F.
Naquin, Ret., who was commanding officer of the
submarine Squalus when it sank off Portsmouth in 1939.
Mr. Badders received the Medal of Honor for his work
in the salvage and rescue work on this submarine.
He was interviewed for television news programs
several times and as a result was called by friends from
as far away as California. Mr. Badders said, however, that
he never did manage to see one of the telecasts on which
he appeared.
The Panama American
May 10, 1963

In the photo, presumably taken at the same
location, Helen Butler Bodle strikes a stylish pose in
her long dress and wide-brimmed hat after having
managed to clamber up the seemingly precarious
steps in the humid jungle heat to reach the platform.
The photo was provided by Bodle's
granddaughter, Mary Casey of Denver, who is
preparing an archive on her grandparents' life in
Empire between 1907 and 1909, when grandfather,
Robert W. Bodle, worked for the Canal as a
According to the Canal Record, a U.S. flag
raised above the platform was visible from Gorgona.
The Panama Canal Spillway
January 12, 1996

1936 (?) "FLYUATCHERS" Softball Team, Balboa Junior
High School. L-R: Lucille Pierce, ? ? ,
?, ? Marie Winkes, Vonna Hamilton,
-?, eConnie Trowbridge.


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Published in December 1993 issue, but names not complete. Cristobal Police Force, 1941. Front L-R: Hausel,
Roger Griffith, Carl Wanke, George Herman, Baldwin, Gene Gregg. 2nd row L-R: Claude Towery, Sanford
Mann, Charles Delaney, John Fahenstock, Pat Turner, Joe Higginbotham. 3rd row L-R: Russell
Billion, Bill Price, Charlie Clarke, Jay Cunningham, Jesse Reeves, Walter McBride. Those in the rear, no order,
identify the rest: Huey Long, Paul Stewart, Bill Cronan, Mike Greene, Boone, Jim Latimer, Allen,
Hammock, Austin, Floyd Robinson, Rudesheim, Paul Richmond, Redmond,
Baldwin, Jim Driscoll, Brown, Frank Carr. Photo by Officer Carl Sorenson, Photo submitted by
Officer Michael Greene, Sarasota, FL.)

A beautiful oil painting of the SS PANAMA. The original painting is 2 feet high and 4 feet long and belongs to Richard
W. Tatelman of San Diego, California, who loaned a colored print to the Canal Record for publication. The detail
is so skillfully done that it looks like an actual photograph of the real thing. Thanks, Dick.

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Celebrate at the 1996



Night Dinner/Dance

and Sunday Buffet Breakfast
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 20, 21, & 22,
Bahia Hotel
998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego

Weekend Activities:
Friday. 9-20-96, 11 am 8 pm Registration & Snacks (B.Y.O.B)
Saturday. 9-21-96, 9 am 4 pm Registration 6 pm Open Bar 7 pm
Dinner 8 pm Dance in the Ballroom Raffle & Lottery
Sunday. 9-22-96, 10 am Registration 10:30 am Buffet Breakfast &
Mail reservations for meals (including name & address of each
individual attending and your phone number) with check payable to
REUNION ACCOUNT to: Norma Horine, 5728 Barley Court, Bonita, CA
Name & Address of Each Person:
Dinner/Dance: $39/person
AFTER 9-15: $42/person
Breakfast: $17/person
Total Enclosed:
Your Phone Number with Area Code:
Information Resources: (All phone numbers are in (619) area code
unless otherwise noted.)
Mini-Reunions: Kathy Taylor 277-5000
Golf Tournament: Bob & Linda Morris 272-9729
General Information: Jack & Kathy Taylor: 277-5000
David Hollowell: 424-5704 Bill & Nana Roberts: 440-3071
Norma Horine: 472-6693 Jean Pence: 566-1831
Ted & Beth Sundquist: 473-8755 Ken & Celine Stone: (818) 361-1964
BAHIA HOTEL: Please make hotel room reservations directly
with the hotel at 998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 488-0551 Room Rates: Single & Double $85, Extra
Persons $15 each, plus 10.5% room tax. Note: First night room deposit
is required by 8-19-96.


55th Anniversary
July 5, 1996
Cristobal High School Class of 1941 will be
celebrating its 55th anniversary with a dinner on
Friday, July 5, 1996 at the Marriott's Orlando World
Plan to attend your class anniversary dinner and
enjoy all the member activities that are a part of the
Panama Canal Society of Florida Reunion.
Family members and friends are most welcome.
For further information, contact any of the following:

Peggy McCleary Adams
29 Marden Drive
Sea Cliff, NY 11579-2031

Emily IIorine Brooks
4673 Debbie Lane
Lutz, FL 33549-6233

Thomas McGuinness
55-436 Riviera
LaQuinta, CA 92253-5703

Let's welcome the BHS Class of 1946
to their 50th ANNIVERSARY
In Orlando, Florida at the
Marriott's World Center,
July 5, 1996

The Balboa High School Class of 1946 has
located 93 of its members. An additional 26 members
have been found to have passed on, and there are
still 37 members who are not accounted for.
Please check the "Where Are You" column and
see if any of those names can refresh your memory,
or maybe found in an old address book.
Let's try for at least 100 members accounted for
and attending our 50th Anniversary! Your reunion
coordinator is Charlie Norris, 2442 East Atlantic
Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533, or tel: 707-422-6812.


This is the first call to remind CHS '47 classmates
that our 50th Reunion is not too far in the future for
planning purposes.
We need your most current address and telephone
number including those of any other classmates which
you may have.
THIS IS THE BIG ONE and we need your input
and assistance. We want to hear from you as soon as
possible to determine if there is enough interest or
support for a 50th.
The location and type of reunion will be up to you -
write or phone: PETE or MARJE FOSTER at 2389
Citrus Hill Road, Palm Harbor, Florida 34683. Phone


1998 no longer seems very far off and our
reunion plans are moving right along. Barbara
IIatchett Jackson is hoping to get a newsletter off to
all of you soon, so be sure to send her info on
where you've been and what you have done over the
years. Also, if you are planning to attend the 1996
Panama Canal Society reunion in Orlando, let
Barbara know. She will be there and plans to get
BHS'48ers together for a brief time to share reunion
ideas, suggestions, etc.
Of course we are still searching for our missing
classmates. I hope the Editor has included a list of
them in the "Where Are You" column of this Canal
Record. Look it over and encourage any other
Zonian you know to do the same. Continue to send
me names/addresses/phone numbers.
Thanks for all you have done so far your
enthusiasm has been very encouraging.

Barbara Hatchett Jackson
11503 Roxbury Ct.
Boise, ID 83713
(208) 322-1950

Barbara Fritz Reyle
10518 Providence Way
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 273-2654


The Class of 47 will hold their 50th Class Reunion in
conjunction with the Panama Canal Society's annual
gathering in Orlando in July 1997. Progress is being made
on our 50th year class reunion. The committee has
located nearly half of our classmates. We need your help
in locating the rest of the 1947 Balboa High School
graduates. If you know where any of the classmates are,
please see the "Where are You" section.
If you would like to become a member of the
planning committee, please write to one of the following

Louis Dedeaux
8415 Lofton Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32514

Albert Johnson
121 Birch Grove
Spartanburg, SC

Lois Jones
3265 Maple St.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Fred Rose
639 Versailles Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35803

Jim O'Donnell
405 10th Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


All BHS Class members of 1956 are invited to
attend a cocktail party on Friday, July 5, during the
Panama Canal Society's annual reunion July 3-7, 1996
at the Marriotts Convention Center in Orlando,
Florida. We need your current addresses and
telephone numbers, including those of other
classmates you may be in tough with. We are
missing quite a few addresses and would like to
include everyone if at all possible. If you are a
classmate, relative or friend of someone in our class
please contact one of those listed below to update
our list. The last reunions have been great in
reuniting friends and we would like to continue that

Susan Knapp Light V
109 Merge Avenue
Harvest, AL 35749-7449

irginia Reinhardt Jeffries
625 Casa Grande Drive
Melbourne, FL 32940


We are planning our 40th class reunion as a
"Farewell to Panama Tour" escorted by Davis Stevenson
who has done many of these tours in the past. The
middle of February is tentatively scheduled for this 10-
day excursion. A possible 5-day trip is being considered
and planned for those who can only be away for a short
period of time. Depending on the number, the itinerary
will be adjusted so that they may attend some of the
events that are planned.
All graduates, family or friends who have any contact
with the class of 1957, including our Panamanian
classmates, please pass on this information so that a
master list of alumni can be brought up to date and a
brochure mailed to you. This opportunity to participate
in "The Big 40th" in 1997 is once in a lifetime!!!!!.
The tour includes the Atlantic and pacific sides, sites
in the interior of Panama and more. A partial transit of
the Panama Canal will be included, as well as stops at El
Valle, El Volcan, Boquete, Panama City tours, shopping
and lots lots more. One of the accommodations will be
the new Coronado Club. Numerous other sites and side
trips can be arranged and our reunion will end with a
wrap-up dinner dance and entertainment. All
transportation, tours, meals, hotel, air fare from Miami
and return, airport fees, visa and exit fees are included in
the price. All ground transportation will be via air-
conditioned bus.
The flight will originate from Miami. A final group
rate may be given once we know how many are coming.
Air arrangements can be done by phone with Mr.
Stevenson for arrival in Miami. Please contact one of us
with your address and phone number so we can inform
you of the itinerary and a rough estimate, once we know
how many are interested. We need to know as soon as
possible as space is limited. CONTACT:

June Barlow Riesz
8 Crossway Ct.-West
Palm Coast, FL 32137
(904) 445-2839

Ben Thomas
740 S. Federal Hwy., #212
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(305) 943-4140

50th Birthday Party

Since most of us turn "50" next year, we're
throwing a 50th Birthday bash in San Antonio, Texas
in 1996. The dates are August 8, 9, and 10. We also
need help locating some of the "still missing"
classmates. Check the "Where Are You?" column of
this issue. Contact us if you are interested or need
any other information. Updated information will be
sent to each classmate through a personal letter in
the next few months.
Hope to see you there!

Carole (Salonick) Barber
404 Marble Cove Way
Seal Beach CA 90740
(310) 430-5800

Sherry (Sabo) Hozack
2286 Amethyst Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 984-5226
FAX: 408-971-5031


Plans are well along for the 30th reunion for the
BHS Class of 1966. This is a gathering for all members
of our class: Zonies, Madras boys and girls, Curundu
hoods, military brats, jocks, nerds, etc. Make plans now
to join us at the Society's 1996 reunion in Orlando! You
should have already received information by mail, but if
you want more details please call Bob Askew at 208-788-
2253. Also please call if you know the address/phone
number of these lost classmates:

Diane (Bonnie) Arnold
Mike Braswell
Patricia Crosby
Richard Gonzalez
Kathleen Litton
Bettina Torres

Alcinda (Cindy) Atkins
Manual Catzoela
Albert Gonzalez
Barbara Hopkins
Jose Ponce
Ellen Zitzma

Bob Askew
Box 2511
Hailey, ID 83333


All those interested in a 30th Reunion of the
BHS Class of 1967, please contact me, address
below. Any and all volunteers are welcomed. Susan
Engelke, 10764 Iton stone Dr. So., Jacksonville,, FL
32246. (904) 641-2742.


Members of the BHS Class of '68 are invited to a
Happy Hour to be held during the Panama Canal
Society's annual gathering in July 1996.
We will meet on Saturday, July 6 at 4:00 p.m. in the
Pagoda Bar in the lobby of the Marriott's Orlando World
During the Happy Hour we will discuss future class
reunions. If you plan to attend the Society's gathering,
please join us. For further information call Rae
Donaldson at 703-538-2463.


Our 20th reunion plans are exciting! We hope you
will join us in the first ever class reunion to be held back
in Panama. The Class of '76 and all others who want to
join us, will be held from June 13-17 in Panama. Our
chartered flight will depart from Miami with "happy hour"
starting before take-off. Transportation will be provided
and accommodations will be provided at the El Panama
Hotel. Reunion activities include an evening

cruise/dinner to Taboga, banquet dinner at El Panama,
a trip to El Valle and Rio Mar, a tour of BHS,
Miraflores and local town sites and much more. Packets
with the final prices, deposit dates, etc. have been mailed
out in January. If you have not received a packet but
would like to join our group of 100+ Zonians, friends
and family as we visit the Canal Zone before the big
turnover in 2000 please drop us a line or call. Discount
air fares are available for those flying into Miami from
other originating cities. Add-on packages are available for
just about anything you would like to do. (Kids are
welcome and baby-sitters will be available) Happy New
Year! Hope to see you in Panama!



For more

Teacher Mini-Reunion (Potluck)
3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 1996
Orlando's Marriott World Center (Room
number will be posted on the Hospitality
Room bulletin board by Thursday
To share memories and recent news of
wonderful friends.
Anyone who has worked in the Canal
Zone or DoDDS-Panama schools.
information contact:

Renee Carter Collins
24056 East King Ct.
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
Ph. 918-357-1601
Fax. 918-455-5051


First call to remind BHS'77 classmates that our 20th
reunion is coming up in '97. We need your current
addresses and telephone numbers, including those of
other classmates you may be in touch with. If you would
like to volunteer to help in organizing the reunion, let us
know when you send in your addresses.
Start marking your calendar for July 1997 in Orlando
in conjunction with the Annual Panama Canal Society

Roger Dean
7600 Norwood Ave.
Melbourne, FL 32904
(407) 723-8487
Kay Hamilton
PSC #01, Box 226
APO AA 34002-0226

Kathy Egolf
3848 90th Terrace North
Pinellas Park, FL 34666
(813) 577-6723
Jan Whitney
4819 Deer Run Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(904) 562-4886

Mary Lou Buford (Pascavage)
6226-B Summer Pond Dr.
Centreville, VA 22020

SLori Snow (Stevenson)
1455 Rilla Circle
Lawrenceville, GA 30243


Plans have been finalized for our 10 year reunion
(can you believe it?!) Our 10 year class reunion will be
held in conjunction with the 1996 Pananam Canal Society
reunion in Orlando, Florida on July 3rd through 7th.
Check your mailboxes for the information packets that
are being sent out. If you think that we may not have
your address, please send it to one of those listed below
ASAP! Those persons who would have graduated with us
but left the Isthmus prior to graduation are encouraged
to attend. We will see you in Orlando!

Melinda Grimison
400 St. Georges Ct.
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
(407) 777-5762

Alice (Furlong) Riviezzo
1706 W. Hanna Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 875-8601

Mitchie Hern
3415 W. Hillsborough #336
Tampa, FL 33614


The First Annual Ohio Picnic will be held on
Saturday, June 15, 1996, noon to 4 p.m. in Canton,
Come spend an afternoon with old friends and
new friends. Visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
For more information and map, contact: Julia
Bircher Dick, 2116 Woodland Ave. N.W., Canton,
Ohio 44709. Phone: 216-456-7878, Fax: 216-456-7898.


Editor must have by:

August 2, 1996


Last years' mini-reunion was such a huge success
that a follow-up mini-reunion will be held.
A notice of date, time and place will be posted
on the Hospitality bulletin board by Thursday
evening, July 4, 1996.
Please bring any photos, news articles, school
programs, etc. that you would want to share. Donna
Gillis, 5880 W. Ford Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89139.


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The Third Annual Panama Canal Ham Radio
Reunion will be held at the Marriott's Orlando
World Center with a no-host luncheon to be held on
Friday, July 5th at 1:00 p.m. It is suggested that the
group meet in front of the Panama Canal Society
Registration Desk on the lower level of the hotel
between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.
During the Panama Canal Reunion, several of
the Society members will be on 2 meters. They can
be contacted on 146.55 simplex. During the year,
Panama Canal Ham operators can find other Ham
operators every day except Sunday on 7.295 at 9:15
a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Anyone interested in participating in the next
Amateur Radio Reunion, please write or call one of
the committee members.

Edward Parker
2985 Camellia Drive
Slidell, LA 70458
(504) 643-5603

James J. O'Donnell
405 10th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(813) 894-2478


The annual Gulf Coast no-host potluck picnic
will be held starting at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 5,
at Davis Bayou Campground of the Gulf Islands
National Seashore, off highway 90 at Ocean Spring,
Everyone in the area or passing through is
invited to attend. Just drive through the park and
look for the bohio with the artful CZ banner,
compliments of our artist-in-residence, Gerda Smith.
And if you have any good old CZ recipes (and
especially the Chicken-in-the-Basket from the Gatun
American Legion) please bring them along too. One
day we will have a cookbook and you won't want
your goodies left out.
For those with trailers or RVs, Davis Bayou has
campsites with electric and water hook-ups, and a
dump station. For camping details, contact the
Assistant Superintendent, Gulf Islands National
Seashore, 3500 Park Road, Ocean Spring, MS 39564.
Patt Roberson will be collecting news for the
December edition of the Canal Record so don't
forget to jot down a news item and bring a picture.
For additional picnic details, please contact Gerda
or Owen Smith at (601) 542-3441.


Can you help? Collection has begun for 1996
and a few pair of glasses have already been received.
Please look around trhe house, gather up your old
eyeglasses and send them to Patt Roberson, 2801
Allen Court, Baker, LA 70714-2253. Over the past
three years members of the Panama Canal Society
have donated 481 pairs of glasses to those less
fortunate in Latin America. You can make a
difference. Do it today!


Editor must have by:

August 2, 1996


A no host luncheon is scheduled for Friday, 5
July 1996, at the Marriott Orlando World Center,
Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the annual
Panama Canal Society reunion. A bulletin board will
be provided for those who would like to share old
photos (please make sure your name is on the back
of all photos). Our committee has no authority to
make room reservations or accept annual dues for
the Panama Canal Society reunion. All we are
responsible for is the Pedro Miguel luncheon. A
luncheon coupon is provided for your convenience.
Our mailing list includes over 300 names and
insufficient donations preclude more than one mailing
at this time. To those who have provided a donation
Our last reunion in 1992 was a great success,
with more than 172 attending. Hopefully this one will
be even better.

Anne (Edwards) Hale
101 Waterwood Drive
Yalaha, FL 34797-3161

Helen (Edwards) Magan
914 Alexander Circle
Pueblo, CO 81001-2015

Virginia (Coffy) Young
1220 John Anderson Drive
Ormond Beach, FL 32176-3720

Pedro Miguel Reunion
Marriott Orlando World Center
8701 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821-6358

Friday, 5 July 1996 12:00 4:00 PM.
(Luncheon served at 1:30 PM.)

Please make reservations and meal selection.
(Either selection:$18.50)
A. Breast of Chicken
B. Sliced Roast Sirloin of Beef

Total enclosed: $
Make checks payable to Virginia M. Young
and mail to Virginia Young, 1220 John Anderson
Dr., Ormond Beach, FL 32176-3720.
List names of persons attending (and meal
selection) for purpose of name tags.
A. B.


The Right Worshipful District Grand Lodge at
the Panama Canal is sponsoring a reunion dinner on
Friday, July 5, 1996, at the Marriott Orlando World
Center, Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the
annual Panama Canal Society of Florida Reunion.
There will be a social hour with a pay-as-you-
go bar from 5:00 6:30 p.m. and then a sit-down
dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost for the
dinner is $26.00 per person.
All those Panama Canal Masons, Eastern Stars
and friends of the Fraternity are invited. Dress for
the occasion will be coat and tie or guayabera for
the men and appropriate dress for the ladies.

Marriotts Orlando World Center
8701 World center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821-6358

July 5, 1996

Social Hour: 5:00 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $26.00 each

Please make reservations and meal selection
of A. Breast of chicken Florentine or B. Grilled
Swordfish, below:
Total enclosed: $
Make U.S. Postal Money Orders or checks
payable to Thomas C. Peterson and mail to him
at 6534 Samoa Dr., Sarasota, FL 34241-5637.
List names of persons attending (and
meal selection) for purpose of name tags:

Deadline for reservations is June 29, 1996




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May 18, 1996 to May 25, 1996
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All tours require a minimum of 30 persons

FOR SALE: Several hardback and paperback books on
the Panama Canal. Write for list if interested. Also 2
pairs of brass stirrups, one large, $75; one small, $50.00.
Edith P. Stiebritz, 3174 S.E. 6th Place, Ocala, FL 34471-
2878. Tel: (904) 694-2745.


Descendants of medal holders interested
in learning more about

Panama Canal (1904-1914)

are urged to write to
Marc Quinn, Roosevelt Medal Descendants
P.O. Box 3344, Balboa-Ancon, Panama



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1997 Annual Dry Season in Panama
Panama has always been an interesting place to visit, and for us old (and not so
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haunts before the transition is complete. This coming dry season will be your
opportunity for a coast-to-coast / border-to-border tour of Panama. The tour
lasts 10 days and includes the following:

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* Tourist Card
* All Meals While in Panama
* Tips & Baggage Handling
* Hotels

* Transportation on Air-Conditioned
* Special Dinner at Restaurant of the
* Farewell Dinner / Show at
Las Tinajas Restaurant

Tour will be led and conducted by Davis Stevenson who, beside
being born and raised in Panama and the Canal Zone, is com-
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our '97 all-inclusive tour of Panama. For further information and
details, contact Davis Stevenson at (800) 783-8847.
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WANTED: Would be grateful for any personal
recollections of FDR's visits to Panama in 1934, 1935 and
1940. Please contact Roy Knoop, 4712 71st St. Ct. N.W.,
Gig Harbor, WA 98335.

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BLAIR, Dain "Jack" & Sharon 1200 Chickory Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90049
BLAIR, Jr. Robert J. 120 Gazebo East Dr., Apt. "L", Montgomery, AL 36117-6124
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BRAYTON, Rodman PAC 230, Box 37301, Washington, D.C. 20013
BROOKS, Nicolas "Nick" & Fena 5030 Champion Blvd. Ste 6261, Boca Raton, FL 33496
BRUNNER, William "Bill" PAC 0943, Box 37301, Washington, D.C. 20013
CASEY, Jr. Martin & Marie "Betty" (Rodgers) 676 N. Armistead St., Alexandria, VA 22712
CAUSEY, Laura (Laird) 23533 Sierra Rd., Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
CHAMBERS, Clara St. Francis Village, One Chapel Plaza, Crowley, TX 76035
CHASE, Jr. Charles & Marilyn (Ermish) 335 Arbor Ct., Euless, TX 76039-3739
CONWELL, Sandra (Carlton) & Steve 9511 Territory Lane, Houston, TX 77064
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CROOK, Jean (Stillwell)
CRUMP, Ronald & Donna (Rathgeber)
CURTIS, Jerald "Curt" & Minerva (Serrud)
DANIEL, Beatrice "Bebe" (Holmes)
DeGROOT, Amy (Van Siclen) & Ron
DEMING, John & Karen (Schmidt)
DEMING, William J. & Annette (Violette)
DONALDSON. Robert & Arlene (Alcaide)
DeRAPS, Cheryl "Sherry"
DRUMMOND, William J.
DUDAK, Miss Helen Louise
DUFFUS, Jim and Clover
DUNLAP, Royce D. "Lucky"
EGGER, Richard Jr. & Orietta
EGGER, Rory Shane
EGGER, Sheila LaMar (Leach) "She"
ELLIS, Thomas
ENGLISH, Ed & Andra "Andy" (Nash)
FALLON, Patrick
FAVORITE, Russell E.& Ann (Geoghegan)
FEARS, Charles
FEARS, George & Jean
FOX, Darren 23
FREESH, Joan (Sartain) & Noel
FRENSLEY, Tom & Mary
FUQUA, J.T. "Terry" & DEHECK, Mary
GAITHER, Melody (Bakker) & Charles
GARZA, Linda (Hayes)
GILLIS, Norman and Donna
GRAMLICH, Mark & Janice
GRAPE, Geri (Whaler)
GRIMISON, Patrick & Myra
HALL, Howard & Helen (Kissam)
HARKRIDER, Reina (Miller)
HARRINGTON, Warren & Merle
HARRIS, Marshall L. & Sandra (Cobia)
HEARN, Bruce J.
HETRICK, Kimberly
HIGH, Vicky (Minshew) & David
HILLIARD, Jack B. & Marian
HIXON, Harrell L. & Elizabeth (Dorgan) Ca
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HULL, Richard A. "Rich" & Linda "Lin"
HUMMER Jr, Charles W. & Sandra "Sandy"
IRVIN, John & Julie
IRWIN, Jerry G. & Melinda (Marshall)
IRWIN, Margie
JACKSON, Barbara
KARIGER, Lee & Marian M. (Smith)
KELLER, Louis V.
KOENIG, Patricia "Pat" (Leach)
KUNS, Lee Sandra "Sandy"
LAMKIN, Joan (Baron) & Jack
LANE, McNair A. "Mac"
LANZA, Carolann (Roach)
LINTON, Richard W.
LOERA, Helen (Hurst) & Wally
MARTIN, Franklin A. & Barbara (Toomey)
MATHENEY, Audra Anyse
McARTHUR, Charles
McARTHUR, Brenda (Brown)

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McLAUGHLIN, William & Margaret
McNAMARA, James Jr. "Jimmy" & Lana
MENDENHALL, Ralph G. Jr. "Skip"
MINSHEW, Craig & Kathy
MORE, Kendra D.
MOTT, Allen & Tamara "Tammy" (Benesh)
MOWEREY, Robert L. & Ann
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MYERS, Charles B. & Maria Helena (Duncan)
NEWTON, Curtis A.
NORDSTROM, George E. "Boomer" & Susan
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PLUCKER, Patty (Thompson)
POST, Beverly (Gregory)
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Name Last First

Nickname (If Desired) Maiden Name





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Nickname (If Desired) Maiden Name

Mailing Address (Street and/or Box No.)

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Applicant 18 or over? Yes No School Attended

CZ/PC Affiliation: (Mark X in appropriate box MEMBER
Employee CZ/PC ...........................
Employee Military/Civilian .................. .
Employee Contractor (US Government Only)...
Employee Shipping ......................
Dependent of Employee (See Next Line)..........
Parents Name and CZ/PC Affiliation

Year Graduated

X Ret/Year

Revised August 1994


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Amount enclosed $_ Check

M.O. Cash







YES NO Tel. No.

Amount enclosed: $

List any other changes from previous year:

Society License Plate: $5.00 (Tax included)
Society Decal: $2.00 (Tax included)

Please mail to: (If different from above)






Qty. Plates Qty. Decals Amount enclosed: $

RENEWAL: $20.00 Annually (Oct. 1-Sept.30) per family, including children under
18 years of age. (A portion of this amount is for subscription to the Canal Record
for one year).

NEW MEMBERSHIP: $20.00 Annually per family including children under 18 years
of age, plus a $10.00 Administrative Fee for new members and individuals who have
not renewed their membership prior to June 1 of the current dues year shall be
considered a new member and, as such, must pay the Administrative Fee.


Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
(ISSN 0528-0001)
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 34642-4712

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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Canal Record,
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 34642-4712

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