Canal record


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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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VOL. 31 JUNE 1997 NO.2

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NO. 2

JUNE 1997

VOL. 31

This emblem is a Registered
Trademark. Any unauthorized
reproduction is punishable by law.

FOR 1996-97

Mr. James J. O'Donnell

Mrs. Margot Jordan
1st Vice President

Mr. Thomas Peterson
2nd Vice President

Mr. Paul Rozmeski

Mrs. Faith Brundage

Mr. Peter Foster

Mrs. Jane Huldtquist
Past President

Mr. Charles Hummer
Legislative Representative

Mr. James Slover

Mrs. Dorothy Yocum

Mrs. Barbara Green
813-391-4359 (Office)
813-391-0736 (Fax)

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


President's Message .........
From the Secretary .........
Editor's Corner ...........
Legislative Representative .
Award Nomination .........
Amendment #10 ...........

Local Announcements
"Where Are You?" .
Highlights of Minutes
Retirements ......
News Clips ......
Your Reporter Says ..
Alabama .......
Arizona .......
Arkansas ......
California ......
Colorado ......
Florida ........

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Georgia ................. 21
Hawaii .................. 22

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meetings . 12
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Louisiana ...............23
Mississippi .............. 24
North Carolina ........... 24
Northwest ...............25
Oklahoma ............... 25
Panama ................26
South Carolina ........... 28
Tennessee ...............29
Texas .................. 30

Congratulations ............................................31
W eddings ................................................ 37
Births ................ .................................. 42
W ith Deep Sorrow .......................................... 45
Letters to the Editor ......................................... 53
Looking Back .......... ................................ 58
Announcements and Class Reunions ............................. 64
For Sale or W anted ......................................... 69
New Members/Changes of Address ............................. 73

FRONT COVER: Gorgas Hospital, Ancon, Rep. of Panama, to suspend operations
in July 1997 and turn over to the Rep. of Panama in October. ERROR in February
issue: First class graduated from the new Cristobal High School in Coco Solo was
in 1960, not 1959 as reported.
BACK COVER: Panama Canal Towing Locomotive ("Mule") helping to tow
and steady ship through the Locks. Painting by Al Sprague, renowned artist
of the former Canal Zone.

June 6

June 15

July 2-6

July 26

September 6

Sept. 20

October 4

October 7

November 7

December 6
January 9
February 7

PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 noon, Please BROWN BAG.
Arkansas Blanche Shaw Picnic, Jones Family Center, Springdale,
Arkansas. 1:00-5:00 p.m. Call 501-273-3754 or 501-273-2479 for
PCSOFLANNUALREUNION. Orlando's MarriottWorld Center,
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida. (See yellow pages).
Northwest Picnic, Coos Bay, OR. Contact ClaudiaDavis of 10632
Lighthouse Way, Coos Bay, OR 92740. Tel/ Fax: (541) 888-5868
for details.
PCSOFL Sarasota Luncheon/Meeting. 11:00 a.m. pay-as-you-go
bar, 12:00 noon Luncheon/Meeting. See Announcements.
WEST COAST REUNION, Marine Corps Recruit Dept., San
Diego, CA. Contact: Jack/Kathy Taylor (619) 277-5000. See
PCSOFL Annual Picnic, A.L. Anderson Park, Hwy. 19 N., Tarpon
Springs, Florida. 12:00 Noon. See Announcements.
Ocala Zonians Meeting, Maggie's Buffet. Luncheon at noon. See
"Your Reporter Says" (Florida) Ocala for more info.
PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2500
16th St., St. Petersburg, FL. 12:00 Noon. Please BROWN BAG.
PCSOFL Christmas Luncheon. See page 9, this issue.
PCSOFL Regular Meeting, St. Bede's Episcopal Church. Noon.
PCSOFL CARNAVALITO. Details in October issue.

zonc The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

U. (A Not-For-Profit Organization)
0 "To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships"
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712

The CANAL RECORD (USPS 0088-020) is published on February, June, and October, by
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712.
3rd Class postage paid at Largo, Florida for February, June and October issues.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the CANAL RECORD, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712
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 33772-4712
(813) 391-4359 FAX 813-391-0736
Hours: 10:00-12:00, 1:004:00 Monday thru Friday
Printed by Roberts Printing, Inc., 2049 Calumet St., Clearwater, FL 34625

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This year the Society celebrates it's 65th
anniversary. As I reflect on the past and look toward
the future years, I truly believe the Panama Canal
Society has moved forward and will continue to be
a progressive organization.
In the coming years however, we will be faced
with two serious problems: finances and falling
To address the first, the Executive Board has
recommended that our annual dues be increased by
$10.00 effective October 1997. I believe this change
in the By-Laws should be approved. Previous to this,
the Executive Board in 1995 made several
recommendations which they hoped would solve our
financial problems. They abolished one temporary
position, reduced the publication of the Canal Record
to three issues a year, and the Annual Directory to
one issue every other year. Dues cards were also
eliminated. Unfortunately, these changes were not
enough to solve our financial problems.
I am of the opinion that with the $10 dues
increase we will be able to go back to issuing four
Canal Records and the Annual Directory every year
starting in March 1998.
As for membership, my goal for the past twelve
months has been retention of current members and
recruitment of new members. Please join me in this
endeavor. All members of the Society must be
recruiters if we are to keep our present membership
and encourage newly retired to join us.
With the implementation of the Panama Canal
Treaties, our source for new members will disappear;

therefore we must recruit not only those people who
formerly worked in the Canal area, but also those
who, perhaps, only lived there. I am especially
interested in recruiting young people who at one
time or another attended Canal Zone schools. If we
can accomplish this, out goal for keeping the Society
alive for many years to come will be realized.
During my year as president, I have been favored
with a dedicated Executive Board and office staff.
The Executive Board has done an outstanding job in
overseeing the operations of the Society. I believe
that you will agree with me that the preceding year's
overall operations of the Board and office staff have
always worked for the betterment of the Society.
I would especially recognize the following Board
members for a job well done: Margot Jordan,
Thomas Peterson, Paul Rozmeski, Faith Brundage,
Peter Foster, Jane Huldtquist and James Slover.
Without a doubt our Special Events Chairpersons
delivered the goods in each event they chaired. The
Sarasota Luncheon, the Annual Picnic, the Christmas
Luncheon, the Carnavalito, and the May Luncheon
were all successful and a great source of pleasure for
attending Panama Canal Society members.
And what would we have done without the on-
going committees? The Computer Committee, Policies
and procedures Committee, Nominating Committee,
By-Laws Committee, Publicity Committee, Sunshine,
Service Officer and Society Historian committee all
added their part to a well-run and successful Society.
Each and every member who served on a committee
deserves the sincere thanks of all the members.


Special thanks go to Dorothy Yocum for her
wonderful Invocations at our meetings and to Charles
Hummer for his most informative Legislative Reports.
Last but not least, applause to Barbara Green, Carol
Masino and Pat Beall who keep the Society office
In addition to the above, I would like to
recognize two members of our Budget and Audit
Committee, Shirley Boswell and Nancy Van Siclen,
who have done such a competent job of putting
together our financial reports. Following their
recommendations, we should be able to move into
the new century with sound fiscal policies.
In closing, I would like to thank you for having
given me the opportunity and pleasure of serving you
this year. I wish the incoming officers every success
and urge all our members to support and encourage
their leadership.
James J. O'Donnell

pay additional postage to receive their books 1st
Class. All paid up members will receive an October
Canal Record which is the last issue for 1997.
Anyone who has not paid their 1997 dues will be
removed from our records in June 1997 and will be
considered a new member; it will cost $40 $30
annual dues and $10 administrative fee.
Thank you for voting to increase the dues which
was needed in order to reinstate the fourth issue of
the Canal Record and the Annual Issue (Directory).
Don't forget to send in changes in Zip Codes
and the extended Zip, as
soon as possible.
Pat's going to chew me out for writing such a
long message but I wanted to make sure to cover as
much as possible. Till next time.
(813) 391-4359




My sincere thanks for all the cards, phone calls
and prayers for my speedy recovery. I will be
undergoing treatment for the next few months but
have faith that, with all the prayers being said on my
behalf, I will get better. Again, thank you.
We will have some important changes in 1998.
Annual dues, as a result of membership vote, will be
increased to $30. New members and members who
dropped their membership, will have to pay $30
annual dues and $10 adminis-trative fee. Our dues
year remains October 1st to September 30th.
Membership cards will be printed on back cover
of the Canal Records. Cut out the card and write in
your membership number, which will be printed
above address. Please note expiration date on face
of card. We will not be mailing out individual
membership cards as we did in the past.
When you call the office, please wait for the
tone, and speak clearly when you leave your name
and phone number. We sometimes have a difficult
time understanding, and it could save us a phone
Once again I am reminding you to send in
change of addresses on a timely basis. The Post
Office does not forward your book if the address is
incorrect. They tear off the address, add your new
address if they have it, and charge us 50 cents per
torn cover they return to us. I then notify you of
the reason your did not receive your book. The 1998
March, June, September and December Canal
Records and the Annual Issue (Directory) will be
mailed 2nd Class, except for overseas members who



We regret the change in the frequency of the
issue of the Canal Record. It was agreed upon after
the September 1996 issue and not all the members
could be notified of the change. The 1997 issues will
be in February, June (this issue) and October, with
deadline for the October issue on August 22.
Since last October, we have been getting long
distance calls, Fax's, letters, etc. asking us how much
the dues are, etc. In every magazine, newspaper, and
periodical there is a mast head. Our mast head is
above the President's Mesage on Page 1 of every
Canal Record and Annual Directory. The mast head
includes the address of the magazine; cost of
subscription; frequency of issue; how the issue is
mailed; cost of extra issues; our office telephone and
Fax numbers; our right to refuse derogatory or
controversial items; our statement that all copy and
photos will remain in our office files; that we assume
no responsibility for advertisements sent; and who
prints the magazine. Members might save on long
distance calls, etc. if they became more acquainted
with our mast head. We appreciate your calls as it
shows you really care about your membership and
the Canal Record, but to save time and money, just
jot a note to us the next time you pay your dues. It
means a lot to us.
No operation can function without a set of by-
laws, instructions, information (guidance) and
COMMUNICATION with its members. We try to do
this through this magazine. It's all there for everyone
to read. It appears that the internet has helped us
break the barrier in that regard. We are indebted to
those who submit that information through that
medium (and it's paying off). We also wish members
would take time to read the notices in the Canal
Record it would save an expensive long-distance
phone call.


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Now that Amendment #9 has passed, raising the
dues to $30 a year, starting October 1, 1997 for
1998, we look forward to providing 4 issues a year
again and an Annual Directory each April as
previously scheduled. I think the idea of printing
your new membership card on the back cover is an
excellent way to re-establish that tradition for the
members. The mailer has been notified to print the
member's membership number above your name on
the the address label. You need only to copy that
number on your membership card and sign it. The
only drawback is that you will have a square cut-out
on your back cover, but it saves the cost of printing
the card and mailing it to you the old way. It is till
a cost-saving measure that will prove useful.
We welcome Sheila Taylor as our new Tennessee
Area Reporter. Sheila promises there is news in
them thar hills and we look forward to cover a new
It looks like Barbara has usurped a lot of space
this time, so I'll quit when I can. See you at the
Richard W. (Pat) Beall
(813-391-4359/Fax 813-391-0736


Direct deposit isn't just an
option anymore. All federal
employees and military members
will be switched to direct deposit
for paychecks, travel
i reimbursements and retirement
annuities within the next 20
months. The switch is mandated
by the Electronic Funds Transfer Expansion Act,
which requires the Treasury Department to stop
issuing checks except for IRS tax refunds.
The conversion will hit a small percentage of the
federal work force. Most employees already receive
direct deposit on payday. But the law will have a
larger impact on federal retirees who will need to set
up direct deposit accounts. Seventy-five percent of
the 2.3 million federal annuitants are on direct
deposit, according to the Office of Personnel
Management. That leaves 575,000 retirees receiving
U.S. Treasury checks for each annuity payment.
Other federal payments, including Social Security
and Veterans benefits, are also being switched from
paper to computer cash. Employees or retirees can
get a waiver by submitting a letter certifying they
have no bank account.
The bill introduced by Congressman Bilirakis of
Florida that would remove the Civil Service
Retirement and Disability Fund from the Federal
Budget for purposes of 'balancing the budget" now
has 67 sponsors, including 10 Florida representatives.
In the case of the two resolutions which give the
sense of the Congress that federal retirees should be
treated the same as military and Social Security
annuitants as it relates to cost-of-living (COLA
equity) increases are moving forward. In the House,
the Resolution introduced by Rep. Morella of
Maryland now has 182 co-sponsors of which only 6

are from Florida. The companion Senate Concurrent
Resolution 7, introduced by Senator Sarbanes now
has 13 co-sponsors.
Society members are encouraged to express their
support for these important legislative initiatives to
their own representatives and senators.
A Panama Canal Memorial Museum Prospectus
has been deafted for consideration of the Board of
Directors. Recommend holding an organizational
meeting of the Panama Canal Memorial Museum at
the 1997 Reunion. Announcements will be printed
and placed in the Registration packets, or handed
out to registrants at the Registration Desk. They will
also be available at the Information/Hospitality Desks.
Charles W. Hummer, Jr.
Legislative Representative




April 24, 1997

The Executive Board
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 33772-4712
The following is a recommendation for the
Distinguished Service Award for Charles (Joe) and
Anna Collins who have served the Society willingly
and without reservation for over 20 years.

Both Charles (Joe) and Anna Collins have served
the Society for over 20 years in various capacities.
Anna Collins served as Editor of the Canal Record
from March 1976 to June 1981; served as the
Sunshine Committee Chairperson for 10 years from
1985 to present; was chairperson of the Blood bank
in 1985, and was elected President for the 1983-1984
Charles (Joe) has served as Co-Chairperson, with
Anna, of the Spring Luncheon for 15 years from
1982 until the present, and has also served on the
Golf Tournament Committees and other committees
during the Annual Reunion for many years.
The dedicated and continued service of both
Charles and Anna over two decades cannot go
unnoticed and yet they both willingly volunteer and
support the Society whenever asked or required.
There have not been others who can duplicate this
record of devotion to a worthy cause, and each
request of them has been answered with their best
expertise and willingness to serve.
The Panama Canal Society should be deeply
grateful for their continued service and support.
Respectfully submitted
Richard W. Beall
Member, Executive Board






The members' ballots have approved
of the annual dues, starting October

the raise
1, 1997 to:

$ 3 0.00/Year



In 1996-1997 the Society reimbursed over $1,400 in overcollections from overpayment
of dues. Some of our members may have intended these overpayments to be donations to the
Society but did not stipulate their intention; therefore, the overpayments were reimbursed. The
Executive Board, after discussing the matter, voted not to refund any more overpayments
beginning with the 1998 dues year (October 1, 1997) and to consider all overpayments as
DONATIONS to the Society.






Notice is hereby given that by vote of the membership, dues will be increased to $30.00 per membership
effective with the 1998 dues year, October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.
Notices will be mailed by September 1st. notifying members of this change. Members who have pre-paid dues
will be notified to submit additional dues.
New members will be required to pay $30.00 for membership plus a $10.00 Administrative fee.
As a result of the membership approving the dues increase, we will resume four (4) issues of the Canal
Record, the Annual Directory every year and membership cards.

Ballots received:
Votes For:
Votes against:

Betty Snow, Chairperson, By-Laws


Lieutenant Colonel Paul B. Mouritsen, the
Deputy Commander for Administration for USA
MEDDAC Panama will be our Guest Speaker at our
Annual Luncheon on July 5, 1997. He will speak
about the closing and the take-over of Gorgas
Hospital by the Republic of Panama this June.

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Lieutenant Colonel Paul B. Mouritsen
Lt.Col. Mouritsen was born in Murray, Utah. He
was awarded a Master's in Health Care
Administration from Baylor University of Waco,
Texas in 1984. He entered the U.S. Army in 1972 as
an enlisted soldier and received a commission from
Officer Candidate School in 1974. He served in a
variety of positions, including Platoon Leader,
Company Commander, and Battalion Executive
Officer. He was Commander of Humanitarian
Medical Mobile Training Team in El Salvador and
was the first Chief of Staff of Department of
Defense Region I TRICARE Office. He is currently
the Medical Operations Officer for Operation Safe
Haven in addition to his other duties.
He completed his MHA residency in 1984 at
Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is a graduate
of the Army Medical Department Officer Advanced
Course and Command and General Staff College.
He is a Fellow in the American College of
Health Care Executives and a member of the
Association of Military Surgeons of the Uniformed
Services. He received the AMSUS Administrator of
the Year Award in 1987.

His military awards include the Defense
Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious
Service Medal, with four oak leaf clusters, the Army
Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the
Good Conduct Medal and was awarded the Order of
Military Medical Merit.
Lt.Col. Mouritsen is married to Aileen and has
four children at Brigham Young University. Three
children are with him in Panama, Jack, Jake, and


Ted E. Bailey
John Nita
Barbara Geddes Shaw Tung
Mitch Blanchette mblanch@
Carol Leigh Dixon
Valerie Krueger
Mike Little
R.O. Smith
Frank Martin
Jim O'Donnell
Jill Berger
John Hanna
Marty Krueger
Jane Martin
(for Mary Jane Paulson)
Larry Mohler
Mannie Quintero
John Rosetti
John Catanzaro
Hank Thompson
Gordon Davis
Tom Orr
Claude W. Purvis
J. Mike Munsil
Marshall Harris
Charles Hummer
Ann M. Richardson
Cheri (Daisey) Henderson
Janet Johnston
Bill/Jane Huff
Claudia Davis
Frankie Jones Bell
Mel Henter
Betsy Vosburgh
Jean Burns
Gene Sexton Clary
Dr. Al Sholk


Date: April 20, 1997
To: Executive Board, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Through: President, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
From: Betty Chan Snow, Chairperson, By-Laws Committee
During the establishment of the Society's Personnel Policies & Procedures Policy, it was determined by the
Executive Board that the By-Laws Section relating to Removal From Office was ambiguous and needed to be
amended in order to clarify its purpose.
Since the Society's Executive Board concurs in initiating amendments to resolve the problem indicated above,
and in order to expedite the necessary action required, I propose the following By-Law amendment to be
presented to the Society's membership for their approval.


A. An officer shall be removed for failing to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of his/her office as outlined
in the By-Laws. Removal shall require the recommendation of at least 51% of the voting members of
the Executive Board and at least two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of members present and voting at any
Society meeting.
1. Members of the Executive Board who are absent from three consecutive regularly scheduled Board
Meetings without specific permission of the President shall be removed from office.

A. Elected officers may be removed for failing to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of his/her office as
outlined in the By-Laws. Removal shall require the recommendation of at least 51% affirmative vote of
the voting members of the Executive Board and at least two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of members
present and voting at any Society meeting.
B. Appointed officers, including officer/employees, may be removed for failing to fulfill the duties and
responsibilities of his/her office as outhned in the By-Laws of the Society's Personnel Policy and
Procedures. If applicable, removal shall require at least 51% affirmative vote of the voting officers of the
Executive Board.
C. Any officer of the Executive Board who is absent from three regularly scheduled Executive Board
meetings without specific permission of the President shall be removed from office by a majority vote
of the Executive Board.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Chan Snow, Chairperson, By-Laws Committee

As a member (One per household) I cast my I
vote for the Amendment as follows: I
Amendment #10 YesO No
(Please fold your ballot, covering your. vote,
place it in an envelope and mail it to the
ChairDerson By-Laws Committee, Panama
Canal Society of Florida Inc., 8050 Seminole
Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 33772-4712.

Your Vote is Important!

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The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. September Luncheon/Meeting will be
held in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, September 6, 1997 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 2. 1997.
Tom and Barbara Peterson will be our co-chairpersons for this favorite event and
they and their committee promise 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!
September 6, 1997
I'M GOII'! j ) The Fairways Forest Lakes Country Club
Member No.
Please make Reservations at $12.50 each.

|< Total enclosed is: $
C- Please check preference:
S- ___ Beef Burgundy with Noodles
S0 Chicken Baltimore

S[ Checks payable to: Panama Canal Society of
m FRUITVILLE ROAD Florida, Inc. Mail to: Panama Canal Society of
Pine Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334,
S yinr The ai a Seminole, Florida 33772-4712.
Dr The Fairways
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2401 Beneva Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232 921-7979 921-7970

July 2 6, 1997
Marriott's Orlando World Center
World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
(See "Yellow Pages")

PCsFL Resu0ar Meeting

August 1, 1997

WTe AU4 i gone k' A day -

Ta e atbeak, ye!

stOber 4, 1997
Chairperson: Stephen Nehring
The Panama Canal
Society of Florida will hold its
Annual Picnic at noon, Saturday
October 4, 1997 at Pavillion #4 of
A.L. Anderson Park, Tarpon
Springs, Florida.
Anderson Park is
located 7/10 mile north of
Klosterman Road, or 9/10 mile
South of Tarpon Springs/Keystone
Road, on the East side of
Highway 19.
Pavillion #4 has ample parking space, with rest
rooms nearby.
Everyone attending is asked to bring a covered
dish to share and your own soft drinks. The Park
does not allow alcoholic beverages on the premises.
The Society will furnish plastic plates, utensils and
A short business meeting will be held after lunch.

POSOI Regidaz' Meeting

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November 7, 1997
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2500 1(6 %Ws
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Ph"e Brw4 Rg t 1 i4 tI" He"tin 1:30 p.m.

Gorgas Army Community Hospital is
scheduling a closure ceremony for 6 June 1997
as a result of the 1977 Torrijos-Carter Treaty. If
interested in attending, you are welcome. Also
interested in seeking to invite past directors or
commanders to participate during historical
ceremony. If you have a way to contact them,
please share their names and addresses with us.
U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Panama
Unit 7139
APO AA 34004-5000
(507) 282-5665
FAX (507) 282-5911
MEDCOM ccMAIL: FtClayton,chIMD
For additional info, contact 2LT Drouillard
(507) 282-5323 or DSN (313) 282-3806


Editor must have by:
August 22, 1997

Annual Reauion


Chairperson: Muriel Whitman
December 6, 1997

3535 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, Florida 34622


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Now is the time to make your plans to attend the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. Christmas
Luncheon. This year the Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn Select located at 3535 Ulmerton
Road, Florida on Saturday, December 6, 1997
Drinks will be available from 11:00 a.m. with the Luncheon and Monthly Meeting at 12:00 Noon.
The cost of the Luncheon will be $13.00 per person, and this includes the tax and gratuities. Monday,
December 1, 1997 is the deadline for reservations and/or refunds.

The menu will be a choice of Honey Grilled
Chicken with Rice, or Traditional Roast Beef with
Bordelaise Sauce with Potato. Each entree will
include Garden Salad, Bouquetiere of Vegetables,
Rolls, Dessert, Coffee or Tea. Be sure to specify your
choice of entree on the Reservation Form.
When filling out your Reservation Form, be
sure to list who you want to sit with. The tables will
be for eight. If you have a group of eight you can
reserve a table for your group.
If you have any questions, please call Muriel
Whitman, Chairperson, at (813) 544-0214.
The Committee will be working hard to make
this a Special Luncheon. There will be door prizes
and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you on
December 6, 1997. Mark your Calendars now!


D--n December 6, 1997 S" _
SHoliday Inn Select

Member Name
Please make Reservations at $13.00 each

Telephone Number:
Total enclosed

Please indicate preference:
Names of Guests: (Please print)

Traditional Roast Beef

_ Honey Grilled Chicken

Please make checks payable to the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., and mail to The Panama Canal
Society of Florida, Inc. 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712.

Where Are You?


Since the first announcement that appeared in
the February 1997 Canal Record about holding a
60th Class Reunion we have heard from some of our
classmates and have located addresses and phone
numbers of others.
We are trying to locate the following BHS 1938

Duncan Bain
Emiro Borden
Margaret Mae Brown
Virginia Cabell
Damien Caries
Horace Gordon Cobb
Geneva Beryl Cooke
Edward Stevens Cornwell
William Henry Cox
Elmer William Dailey
John Joseph Dalton
Margaret Frances Davidson
John Gaylor de Camp
Edward H. Delvalle
Margaret Clark Douglas
Helen Esther Dryden
Dorothy E. Esperanza
Martin James Fitzpatrick
Billy Gough Glaze
Bruce Watson Glaze
Constance Ella (Hayden) Nor
Neva Sara Henne
Anita louise Komp
John Clark McMurray
Patricia Margaret Madigan
Adolfo Malo

Kathryn Lillian Marchukitis
Eileen Marie McGuire
Helen (Michaelsen) McGrun
Blanche Wells Miller
Eugene Gregory Mulling
Geoffrey Maruice O'Connell
Tomas Alberto Paredes
Dorothy (Pirisky) Martin
Diogenes P. Quintero
Larry Wilbur Roberts
Raymond Albert Runyan
Oscar Albert Sandberg
Betty Frances Sanderlin
Judith Segard
Vernon Doyle Snyder
Virginia Sommer
Charles Wallace Stewart
Dorothy Maria Stilson
John William Talty, Jr.
Ruth Joanne Udden
ris Julio Ramon Valdes
Benjamin Grant Weir, Jr.
Virginia Ann Welch
Kermit Nelson Westbrook
Robert Linden Whiteley
Sarah Jean Williams

Marcos R. Zappi

If you know where any of these classmates are,
please send their names and current addresses to me
so we can advise them of the pending 60th Class
Reunion in Orlando, Florida in July 1998. We will
keep you posted on plans. Robert "Bob" Van Siclen,
BHS Class of 1938, 9816 Lake Seminole Dr. West,
Seminole, FL 33773-4521. (813) 397-5366.


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 Bill Caswell
Robert Knoop Arline Lincoln
Charles Madison Virginia Merrill
Robert Richardson Walter Templln
Marilyn Malpass Beverly Reeves
Hank Villars Denia Wong

Mercedes Chong
Marle Little
Rene Osorlo
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.


In an attempt to locate as many classmates of
BHS'57 for a 40th reunion "Back to Panama Tour" in
February 1997, we will be listing the entire class. Many
names have changed, but we are looking for you! Please
contact; June Barlow Reisz, 8 Crossway Court-West,
Palm Coast, FL 32137. Phone (904) 445-2839.

Irene Abadi Lillian Rebecca Abell Nancy Acly
Patricia Helen Adams James Walter Albin Tomas Dan Alexander
Texana Allen Eda Edelmira Altuna Yvette Amar
Frederick D. Andrew Marcia C. Archbold Leopoldo D. Arosemena
Charles Nolan Ashley Yvonne M. Azcarraga Louis J. Barbier, Jr.
June Carol Barlow Jose Guillermo Barr Rachel Elizabeth Barr
Edna L Beasley David S. Behar James Edward Benson
Helene S. Bishop Joseph Frank Blackburn Doris Jean Bleakley
Robert Borgstede Cesar Alberto Bouza Agnes Esther Brin
Rose Btesh Cesar Augusto Campagnani, Jr. James A. Carlin
Carmen Elena Casira Vilma Edith CasiraJoseph David Chalmers
Roberto A. Chan Edward B. Clifford Brenda M. Cunningham
Ruth E. Coppenhaver Carolyn Anne Corn Emerenciana Cosca
Ralph Wellington Cox Harriet Critch Bette Louise Davis
Joan Degenaar Durfee Leon Dobrowolski William Edward Dolan
Carrie J. Doner James Laurie Doran David Potter Drennan
Gerald A. Durfee Madeline M.EberenzWilliam H. Edmondson
Barbara Anne Elich Judith Evelyn Engelke Edith Estrada
Jenette B. Fahrubel Mauricio Fallenbaum Michael Patrick Fallen
Barbara L. Farbman James G. Farrell Jr. Robert Ford Fearon Jr.
Carlos M. Fernandez Rafael G. Fernandez Jr. John Holder Flowers
Peggy M. Foiles Clinton K. Fulleton Joseph C. Galloway Jr.
Markelda Ester GarridoMildred Rose Gibbs Sheila Anne Gilbert
Marie Louise Girard Hallie Ann Glenn Sara D. Green
Ralph R. Grassau Jr. Harrison C. Griffin Rodger W. Griffith Jr.
Carolyn Hail George HHamilton Jr. Robert B. Hamilton
Lendy Ove Harris Audrey D.Hearne Christian W. Hearon
Rose Adele Hensler Minerva Diana Herrera Marilyn Kay Howard
Phoebe Jean Hughes Margery Marie EckeDiane Margaret Jacobs
Unda Marie Jacobs Donna Jean Jenkins Mamie Lynne Jones
Melba C. Jones Marilyn Beth Kelly Elma Victoria Kent

William O. Alexander Jane M. Hanford Leisl S. Pollack
Ruth Appin Jean M. Hanford Beatriz Quintero
Fred Aydlett Dorothy Harrison Ana T. Rios
Berta A. Azcarraga Nancy Heffington Elaine C. Ruggles
James J. Ball Julia H. Henley James Russell
Naomi C. Bell Barbara A. Hentgen David C. Ryan Jr.
Dorothy Bower Enrique Ho Leong Sara E. Sasson
Ben Bums Frederick H. Hodges Jr. Darrel B. Seeley
Homer Min-Jen Chen Robert D. Homer Marilyn S. Sisson
Peter M,C. Chen John J. Horton Hugh Smith
Patrick S. Coakley John E. Johnson III Elvia Suazo
Nancy Colman James A. Jolley Franklin E. Tillman
Maxine Couchman Robert L. Jordan Carlos Tong
Michael J. Cody John D. Landers John L. Toone
Clarence R. CrenshavRussell M. Lawrence Aurora Uribe
Jose M.G. del Busto Lois G. Lee Michael L. Valtierra
Nellie Del Valle Renee Uopis Patricia A. Vesser
William P. Edwards Carlos J. Maldonado Audrey M. Wagner
Joan G. Ferro Elizabeth L. McNew John H. Wallace
Genoveva Fonseca Ramona E. Muller Isabel Washburn
Beyl M. Gamas Clifford C. Myers Clifford B. Weaver
Nydia Gonzalez Dorothy E. Nauert Thomas B. Woods
Please adivse the Search Committee, below of any
known addresses:
Barbara Fritz Reyle Ruth Rose Foster
10518 Providence Way 10397 N. Ranch Hand Ave.
Fairfax, VA 22030 Dunnellon, FL 34433
(703) 273-2654 (352) 489-3264


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
Undell, Clifford
Luttell, Viola
Maldonado, Charles
Maloney, Jim
Mclntyre, Lois
Metz, Richard
Moore, Patricia
Neumann, Eileen
Nichols, James
Noriega, 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 S

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

Albert Johnson
121 Birch Grove
ipartanburg, SC

1 Fred Rose
639 Versailles Dr.
C Huntsville, AL 35803

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


Carpenter, William
Castillo, Ana
Chapman, Camilo
Chavez, Joanna
Chadakowski, Elena
Christensen, Candace
Chung, Mario
Clark, Delbert
Cleveland, Robert
Cochran, Susan
Coffey, Susan
Cole, John
Collins, Kenneth
Collins, Peggy
Cowan, John
Crane, James
Crawford, Lorraine
Cummings, Robert
Davidson, James
Deck, Reggie
DeLaGuardia, Liliana
Delgado, Juan
Dennis, Michael
Denny, David
Dertien, James
DesLondes, Patricia
Diaz, Yadira
Dunbar, Carol
Durbon, Mary Anne
Ellis, Sandra
Engelke, Kathleen
Fabriga, Ricardo
Fernandez, Xenia
Figuerora, Marina
Finn, David
Floyd, Jacquelyn
Forster, Gregory
Foundos, Rosemarie
French, Christopher
Frensley, Carrie
Galbraith, Susan
Galla, Francis
Garner, Glenda

Jordan, Robert
Keesling, James
Kelly, Richard II
Kinney, Alice
Kosan, Vivian
Krapfl, Arthur
Land, Jeri
Lane, Kyrt
Laue, Stephen
Lavender, Yvonne
LeDuc, Rebecca
Lee, Vielka
Leonard, Keith
Lewis, Joseph
Undh, Jaan
Uana, Steve
Lopez, Julio
Lorenzen, Barbara
Lovelady, Lewis
Lucas, Kathy
Lujan, Dorothy
Macchiarella, Barbara
MacDonnell, Patrick
Major, Frank
Major, Marlene
Malone, Michael
Mangerich, Diane
Manning, Matthew
Marsh, Pamela
Martinez, Herberto
Martinez, Pedro
McCauley, Michael
McGrath, David
McGroarty, Mickey
McKenna, Kevin
McNamee, Vernon Jr.
Mengel, Julie
Milas, Joana
Millor, Lourdes
Mizrachi, Esther
Morfi, Henry
Mortellaro, Diane
Murdock, Edna

Smith, Richard Jr.
Smith, Wesley
South, Sandra
Spears, Elvira
Spector, Matthew
Spreeman, Lawrence
Stanley, Robert
Stephan, James
Stetler, Elizabeth
Stetler, Paul
Stetler, Violeta
Stewart, Noralyn
Stewart, Susan
Stinson, Ralph III
St. John, Charles III
Straight, Thomas
Stratton, Charles
Swann, Patricia
Thompson, James Jr.
Thompson, William
Toland, Timothy
Treadwell, Donald
Tynes, Lawrence
Van Winkle, Sharon
Vacchione, Natividad
Vieto, Carmen
Villamil, Ceferico
Wallace, Cecilia
Walz, Debbie
Ward, Deborah
Wellman, Steven
White, Dennis
Whitney, Harry
Williams, Kan
Wilmoth, Roy
Wilson, Maria
Winter, Henry Jr.
Wood, Sandra
Woods, James Jr.
Woods, John Jr.
Woods. William
Zellhoefer, Wilma
Zimmer, John
Zitzmann, Ellen

Adams, Charles
Alarilla, Susan
Alfaro, Camilo
Allen, Jeffrey
Allen, Matthew
Anderson, Debbie
Anderson, Laurie
Andrews, Mary
Attia, Raymond
Axelsen, Linda
Ayala, Elba
Azrak, Murad
Baggott, Alice
Barrett, Phyllis
Barron, Judith
Bauer, John
Baughman, John
Bearup, Sandra
Bernard, Bettie
Bernhardt, Douglas
Betit, Roderick
Bettis, Marilyn
Bolado, Olga
Boswell, Deanna
Botzenmayer, Sharon
Bowen, James II
Boyd, Diane
Bradley, Larry
Braswell, Kenwood
Bright, Richard
Bristol, Clark
Brown, Brenda
Brown, Lorraine
Bryant, Rebecca
Campos, Philip Jr.
Carlo, Orlando

Gemmell, Fred
Giambalvo, George
Gilman, Paul
Givens, Sharlene
Glotzer, Luis
Gomez, Edward
Gomez, Olivia
Gonzalez, Juan
Gonzalez, Wilma
Greer, Vivian
Gregg, Gwendolyn
Griffin, Rick
Grimas, Delbert
Grodin, Robert
Gunn, Georgette
Hall, Paul
Hammetter, Robyn
Hanson, Warren
Hassler, Rita
Haughton, Valeri
Hauntz, Amelia
Head, James
Helman, Terry
Hertz, Inez
Howard, Diane
Huish, Trini
Hunt. Michele
Husted, Nidia
lull, Gertrude
Jackson, Jo Ann
Jarvis, Bruce
Johnson, Lesbia
Johnson, Michael
Johnston, Garrett
Jones, Jesse
Jones, Randall

Murphy, Robert
Naismith, Barrie
Naron, Barbara
Nelson, Daniel
Nieves, Ramon Jr.
O'Connor, John
O'Neal, Margaret
Pajak, Laura
Pescod, Anna
Phelps, Kenneth
Poock, Gary
Pyer, Priscilla
Quiros, Greardo
Rabbitt, Mary
Reboursin, Vivian
Renner, Ronald
Reyes, Viena
Reymundo, Elena
Richardson, Betty
Ricker, David
Ripley, Elizabeth
Rocos, Constantine
Rodriguez, Linda
Rodriguez, Ronald
Rodriguez, Victoria
Roe, Leslie
Rogers, Brenda
Rose, Katherine
Ross, Carlos
Ross, Judith
Russ, Connie
Ryan, Robert
Sagel, Roberto
Seeley, Joyce
Sener, Beverly
Shirer, Charles

Please contact a member of the Address Committee
below with an address for the above members:
Valerie Mclntire Dempsey Al Schonart
1450 Mercury St. 429 Fenwick Ct.
Merritt Island, FL 32953 DeBary, FL 32713
(407) 459-1525 (904) 774-7575

Frankie Jones Bell
5329 W. Wensley Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27616-7826
(919) 878-8765

Rusty Smith
PAC 371, Box 37301
Washington, D.C. 20013


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



Would anyone have the address of Jean Mitchell
Smith? I believe she lives in Menlo Park, California,
however, my letter was returned. Please contact Ruth
Drake, 55 North St., Dalton, MA 01226.


Former Balboa High School Art Teacher, from
early 30's through 1948 or mid-late 50's.
I am interested in locating some of her work
which may be in a Gallery somewhere. Please contact
Ruth Foster, 10397 N. Ranch Hand Ave., Dunnellon,
FL 34433.


Jeannette Smith is searching for the whereabouts
of Marilyn Tekulve, BHS Class of 1950, and long
lost friend. Please send any information to Jeannette
Smith Womak, P.O. Box 8692, Silver Spring, MD

Highlights of Minutes from Regular Meetings

January, February, March and April
1997 Meetings.

January: Mrs. Nancy Van Siclen read the Budget and
Audit Report. One recommendation was a $10.00
increase in dues.
Policies and Procedures are ready to be finalized;
it has been adopted by the Executive Board.
Charles Hummer is working on the office
computers situation.
Nominating Committee Chairperson Robert Van
Siclen gave report on nominations for officers for
President Margot Jordan
1st Vice President Thomas Peterson
2nd Vice President Charles Hummer
Directors (2) Faith Brundage
Betty Snow
Barbara Green nominated Muriel Whitman from
the floor as nominee for Director. Accepted.
February: Meeting held during Carnavalito
President reported 4,505 members records were
in the computer; 3,754 paid '97 dues; 751 not paid

Q&wi4A4, RfAt4

f The Panama Canal
Society of Florida
Carnavalito was held on
Saturday, February 1, 1997
at the Treasure Island
Yacht and Tennis Club of
Treasure Island, Florida.
A total of 110 members and guests attended.
People began arriving at 5:15 p.m. and many
stayed until the festivities ended at 11:30 p.m. 'Burial
of the Fish" was held about 10:30 p.m. Most of
those present took part in the ceremony. The story
of the burial was narrated by Rick Nelson and
enacted by Stella DeMarr.
Highlights of the evening included comparsas
from the Space Coast and Tampa who entered
playing Panamanian music and dancing. Some of the
Tampa group, led by Brenda Furlong, entertained us
by dancing the lively "Macarena" and even Bill
Carlin joined them.

Barbara: "Can you hear me up there, Skeeter?"

Stella DeMarr, accompanied by Frank King on
the guitar gave a great rendition of the Flamenco.
We were happy to have "Pully y su Conjunto"
providing us with music as requested and all enjoyed
The meal again, was excellent as was the service.
The Carnavalito Committee consisted of Lori
King and Lois Jones Co-Chairpersons; Muriel and
John Whitman, Stella DeMarr, Rick nelson, Frank
King, Faith Brundage and Barbara Green. Muriel
Whitman's expertise in decorating was very festive
and we received many compliments.

President O'Donnell presented the Committee
members with beautiful bouquets of flowers as a
token of his appreciation.
Mrs. King and Mrs. Jones thanked everyone who
donated gifts which were awarded as door prizes and
hoped all had a good time.
After all expenses, Carnavalito gave the Society
a total of $233.44.
We look forward to seeing you all next year,
hopefully at the same place.
Lois Jones and Lori King
1997 Carnavalito Chairpersons

March: Guest Speaker was Craig Tolan who spoke
on Lightning, hazards and prevention.
President received letter from Mr. Robert Van
Siclen concerning ballots in Canal Record. Also
received letter from Mrs. MacVittie concerning
deteriorating condition in former Canal Zone.
Past Presidents will be invited to meeting in
April. One topic will be ways to improve the Canal
Record. Members invited to attend.
Visitor Kibby Bouche gave brief report on status
of establishing Canal Zone Museum.
April: Letters thanking the Society for Certificates of
Appreciation received from Ernest Pierce, Editor for
The Golden Parrot (BHS'43) and Marion Price
Royster, Editor of Voice of '44 (BHS'44).
Mrs Marion Greene wrote letter commending
Canal Record editor for his work.

Pass Book account was closed out and money
invested with Dean Whitter.
Executive Board approved overpayments of dues
to be donated to the Society after notice published
in Canal Record.
Mr. Charles Hummer, Legislative Representative,
gave short report on HR 107; he wrote letters to
Florida Representatives on behalf of Society and will
write letters to the Senate. Everyone should write
their representative.
Society information is on the Internet; we are
receiving responses.
Mr. Joe Wood is coordinating with Kibby Bouche
on a Panama Canal Memorial Museum.
Mr. Hummer passed on to the Executive Board
some suggestions he received from Society members.
Discussion held regarding number of meetings
per year and possibility of change of location. This
did not include Carnavalito, May Luncheon,
September Luncheon, and Christmas Luncheon.
Majority voted to continue present frequency as
"brown bags" at St. Bede's Episcopal Church.


Editor must have by:

August 22, 1997

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Melvin D. Kennedy Jr.
John H. Schwartz
Capt. Juan Boullosa
Capt. Clayton D. Adams
Michael J. Thompson
Capt. James E. Woolsey
Capt. David H. Grifice, Jr.
Russell T. Herrington
Norbert E. Kraegel
Harold L. Nepton
Gary M. Anderson
Teodoro A. Arias, Jr.
Ann P. Bairnsfather
Walter C. Bottin
Carlina Chen-Oneill
B. Heidi Fanning
Barbara A. Fuller
William E. Hattabaugh
John F. Hern, Jr.
Capt. Robert L. Kirby
Robert C.H. Lee
Janet Len-Rios
Peter A. Liehr
Joan Ohman
Kenneth L. Parsons
Bertram R. Rigby
Duane A. Rigby
Richard A. Roscoe
Ana V. Vigil


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Electrical Division
Pilot Division
Pilot Division
Canal Service Division
Office of Financial Mgmt.
Industrial Division
Logistical Support Division
Engineering Division
Logistical Support Division
Personnel Operations Div.
Accounting Division
Motor Transportation Div.
Office of the Secretary
Accounting Division
Accounting Division
Pilot Division
Electrical Division
Office of Public Affairs
Office of Inspector Gen.
Office of Inspector Gen.
Canal Protection Div.
Canal Protection Div.
Office of Financial Mgmt.
Canal Services Division
Logistical Support Div.

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NE W SC LIPS Riverboat graces Gaillard Cut

Panama Razing Notorious
PANAMA CITY Authorities began destroying
the notoriously violent Modelo prison Tuesday,
ending what President Ernesto Perez Balladares
called "a huge shame."
The president pushed a button that activated 165
pounds of dynamite at the 71-year-old structure,
which once held 24 times the number of inmates it
was supposed to. As the wall crumbled, a high
school band played patriotic music.
In July, a TV cameraman atop an adjoining
building filmed prison guards clubbing naked inmates
at the Modelo. Perez Balladares then ordered it
Tuesday's blast was set to bring down only half
the prison, since it sits in a residential community.
The rest will be destroyed by cranes and bulldozers.
Times Wire Service, Los Angeles Times
December 11, 1996

Employees recognized for
responding to recent emergency
at Gatun Spillway
Four employees from the Industrial Division and
three from the Power Branch were recently
recognized for responding to an emergency at the
Gatun Spillway in a safe and professional manner.
As gate 14 was being closed on December 15,
the north roller train broke loose and became lodged
between the bottom of the gate and the spillway
crest, preventing the gate from closing. The
obstruction created slack in the chain that holds the
gate in position. Furthermore, the inability to close
the gate was causing excess quantities of water to be
spilled from Gatun Lake.
An emergency team was dispatched to the site
and tasked with closing the gate. After discussing
several ideas, a decision was made to lower someone
to the bottom of the gate to physically remove the
roller train that was causing the obstruction.
Acting marine maintenance supervisor Angel
Caceres volunteered for the assignment. Wearing a
safety belt and a tag line, he was lowered over the
downstream side, where the unsecured gate had left
an opening through which an 18-by-42 foot wall of
water was escaping. Once he reached the bottom of
the gate, CAceres attached a line to the roller train
and then winched it out of the way, allowing the
gate to be completely lowered into a closed position.
Had the roller train not been removed, the level
of Gatun Lake might have dropped by as much as
18 feet, a situation that would have ultimately been
detrimental to Panama Canal operations. "All the
members-of the team were very courageous and did
an excellent job in a potentially dangerous situation,"
says Robert A. Rankin, chief of Industrial Division
Production and Planning Branch, who adds that their
efforts were necessary to the vital interests of the
The Panama Canal Spillway
January 17, 1997

ihe paaale-wneel-raven riverboat Emerala Queen
graces Gaillard Cut with the charm of days gone by
during a southbound transit of the Panama Canal.

Riverboat Emerald Queen passing Gaillard Cut.
Photo by Don Goode.
A replica of boats once used for transportation
on the Mississippi River in the 19th century, the
vessel was safely secured to a barge being towed by
the Drew Foss between Mobile, Alabama and its new
home near Tacoma, Washington, where it will
become part of the Emerald Queen Casino, run by
the Puyallup Indian Nation on Puget Sound.
It boasts three 15,000 square foot gambling decks
on its 272-foot-long and 74-foot-wide frame.
The Panama Canal Spillway
January 17, 1997

Gorgas Hospital to end
medical services July I

The U.S. Medical Department Activity
(MEDDAC) has advised the Panama Canal
Commission that Gorgas Army Community Hospital
is scheduled to close on October 1, 1997. In
preparation for the impending closure, the Gorgas is
planning to terminate all medical services by July 1,
1997. On that date, all medical records currently
being maintained at Gorgas and the Fort Clayton
Clinic will be transferred to the 24th Medical Group.
Normal procedures for hand carrying medical
records still apply for personnel relocating to the
United States. Medical records for the remaining
military and civilian will be transferred to either the
Howard of Fort Clayton Clinics based on personnel
residential addresses. Retirement eligible records
(those with no activity for three years) will be
forwarded to St. Louis, Missouri.
All personnel, both military and civilian,
relocating to the United States are reminded to stop
by the Gorgas X-Ray Department to pick up
mammogram films prior to departure. Anyone wishing
copies of their medical records or original X-rays,
should go to the Patient Administration Office,
located in Section B of Gorgas, to fill out a written
For further information, Call Gorgas Hospital
Patient Administration at 282-5407 or 282-5214.
The Panama Canal Spillway
March 27, 1997

Your Reporter Says ...


Early in February, Edna Kovel, Arlene Abbott, Ed
Kennerd, Edna O'Donnell and Dolores Cleveland
went to Birmingham to see Carol Channing's 5,000th
performance in "Hello Dolly" at Birmingham's Civic
Center. Her performance was magnificent and at the
age of 73 she is just as great as she was in her very
first performance.
On March 20th, Edna Kovel, Edna O'Donnell,
Arlene Abbott and Ed Kennerd took off for historic
Macon, GA, for the Cherry Blossom Festival. They
enjoyed the cherry blossoms, beautiful homes, a
concert, and southern mouth-watering food.
Alice Clark is awaiting the arrival of Shirley
Makibbin from Williamsburg, VA, (a former
Department of Defense employee) who will arrive on
April 20th. Alice and Shirley will travel to Slidell,
LA, to visit Dona Helmerichs, spend some time in
New Orleans and surrounding areas. They will return
to Dothan the end of April.
The following is a few words from Lou Hunt, a
very happy lady.
"Jane and Les Heselton of Annapolis, MD,
stopped for a two-day visit with me in March. Jane
and I graduated from BHS in 1940 (telling our age
now) so I decided to gather some more of our '40
classmates that live here in Dothan plus a few extra
friends. Those attending my luncheon were Hugh and
Pat Norris, Doris and Nielson Etchberger, Bill and
Mary Sherlock, Maggie Janssen, Elsie and Woody
Woodruff, Vera and Fred Ryan, Jacque and Ted
Arias and son Donovan, and Linda Woodruff Weir
from Clearwater, FL, who was visiting her parents,
the Woodruffs. There is never a lack of conversation
when we all get together. Lots of reminiscing about
Pedro Miguel days where Jane, Nielson, and Fred
lived. Jane and Les left for Orlando, FL, to stay at
their time-sharing condo...Two days later I went by
airplane to Boca Raton, FL, to visit with Agnes
Anderson. We joined two other ladies one day for a
game of golf and I met Doris Acheson, who was a
nurse at Coco Solo Hospital, for the first time. She
said she golfed at Brazos Brooks with my sister
Marge Ruoff. Small world. The Heseltons drove down
to get Aggie and I and we had three days together
at their condo. We took in some of the sights there
-- China Splendid, Arabian Nights, and Cypress
Gardens. We had a delightful time. They delivered us
back to Boca Raton, stayed overnight and then
headed back to Annapolis."
Back to me, I'm happy to have my daughter
Jacque and her family living in Dothan now. Ted
and Jacque retired in January from Panama Canal
Commission. Their oldest son Trey is a senior at
Auburn University and other son Donovan is a junior
at Troy State University here in Dothan.
Dolores H. Cleveland
(334) 793-4812


The Panama Canal Society of Arizona held their
regularly scheduled luncheon on March 15th at the
Rodeway Inn in Tucson. Those attending included:
Carl and Patricia Berg, Peggy Bradley, Alan and
Natalia Broderick, Dan and Jane Cox, Darrell and
Nancy Eide, Dan, Miriam and Jeff IIirschl, Carlton
and Pam IIorine, Warren and Dora Legrys, Charles
and Emily McCullum, Chester and Mary Grace
Oakes, Charles and Anne Parks, Ruch Senzer, Loring
and Evelyn White. New members attending included
Craig and Lisa Boatwright (Anne Parks' daughter),
Norman and Donna Gillis, who brought guests
Richard and Joanne King from Washington state.
Anne and Charlie Parks have just moved back from
Florida and are living in Sierra Vista. Darrell Eide
presented the program, which was trivia quiz about
the Canal Zone it was surprising how many trivia
facts various people knew.
The next meeting will be a Panamanian "potluck"
at the home of the Hirschls in Sun City with
everyone bringing recipes for a cookbook.

Nancy Eide
(602) 577-7284


Frances Whitlock reported that her daughter
Andree Lee Collins and Ginger Lou Collins from St.
Louis visited her, arriving on Maunday Thursday and
staying over Easter. The visitors took over all the
cooking while they were there, and Frances claims
this was her best Easter ever.
Over spring break, Judy Palumbo-Gates from
Fairfield, IA, spent four days with Luke and Betty
Palumbo and with Sara and Don Stephens and
family in Fayetteville. Later Judy went on to Missouri
to do further research on their family history.
Carl and Petie Maedl drove to New Orleans in
early April to attend a family gathering. While there
they visited the Destrehan Plantation which dates
back to 1787. Although under sea level, the
plantation is protected from flooding by 25 to 30
foot levees.
In their Christmas mail, the Maedls learned from
Gerald and Nancy Cox, of Silver Springs, MD, that
their son, Christopher R. Cox, had recently had a
book published. The Coxes are former residents of
Coco Solo from 1967-1970, at which time Gerald was
Commander of the Navy Security Activity at Galeta
Island. Chris, who was in junior high at the time
they were in Panama, is a prizewinning journalist for
the "Boston Herald". The book, "Chasing the Dragon",
tells in graphic detail of the arduous trek he and two

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other men made from Thailand over forbidden
borders into Burma and the hear of the "Golden
Triangle". They had a rare interview with General
Khun Sa, the man thought to control a third of the
world's supply of heroin. Chris is currently in
Australia on a special five-months' assignment as a
feature writer for the "Herald Sun" in Melbourn. The
Coxes flew to Australia April 17 for a two-week visit
with Chris and his family.
Dick Sullivan, Mountain Home, AR, writes that
he and Sondra had attended a Campus Crusade
Fasting and Prayer Convention in St. Louis, Later,
with a number of other people from their church,
they took a Charles Stanley Caribbean Cruise. Last
June, Dick and two of his siblings, Bob and Pat,
spent a nostalgic week at the mountain cabin in
Colorado that their folks had purchases in 1932 and
where they had spent many happy vacations during
their years in the Zone. Now it was time to clean
out the cabin and close it up in preparation for
selling it to the original owners. Their parents,
Richard Lane and Ada Sullivan, are buried in
Peyton, CO, at a site overlooking the farmhouse
where Ada was born and spent the early years of
her life. On the gravestone, under their father's
name, they added the words, "Coach of the famous
Joes Basketball Team in 1929."

Lynn and Jess Harp had Lynn's parents Bill
and Betty Dunning from North Carolina over the
Christmas holidays.
Joe and Gretta Vowell enjoyed a trip to North
Platte, NE, to see the sand hill cranes. Also,
daughter Amy graduated from the University of
Arkansas in December with a degree in Horticulture
and Landscape Design.
The following were contacted and all reported by
saying they had no news and hadn't been anywhere
exciting: Etta Faye Terrell, Peggy and Nobby Keller,
Dorothy Sanders, Betty McGilberry, John and Polly
Michaells, Alice Nail, and Mike and Henrietta
Horoda with Mike taking up the study of Russian.
At this writing, Maxine Reinhold is recovering
from surgery in Minnesota and is staying with her
Your reporter is also recovering from surgery on
his back in early February. While incapacitated, my
son Paul Rhoads came from Shreveport, LA, to be
with me. I am slowly but surely getting back on the
right track. Hope everything goes according to Hoyle
to I can attend the reunion come July.

Robert "Bud" Balcer
(501) 273-3754

Petie Maedl
(501) 442-5033


The annual Blanche Shaw picnic get-together will
be held on Father's Day, June 15, 1997, at the Jones
Family Center, 922 Emma Blvd, (Emma Avenue and
Old Missouri Road), Springdale, AR, from 1 PM to
5 PM. If planning to attend, bring a covered dish to
be shared by all and utensils for eating. For further
information, please call Bud Balcer, 501-273-3754, or
Maxine Reinhold at 501-273-2479. At the Jones
Family Center for use is an ice-skating rink and a
swimming pool.
1997 started off badly for the Huffmans in
Rogers, AR. Kathleen came down with a viral
infection that put her in the hospital for a week.
Elinor, Kathleen's sister, flew in from New York to
help Willard and take care of both when Kathleen
came home. Will Huffman drove up with son
Stephen to help his father with financial transactions
that happen on the first of the month. Thanks to
Elinor's nursing and Will's help, they are doing fine
now. Their youngest son Jim is getting married the
12th of April and they will be flying to Port
Townsend, WA, to attend this event.
Addle Colclasure accompanied by her sister
Juanita came home from Kansas to take care of
income tax and other business. Daughter Marion
travelled to Dallas/Fort Worth to attend a book
Jack and Joan Corliss report that Jack is back
to work part time and doing some "honey-do"
projects around the house for Joan.
Jerry and Harold Harp just returned from a trip
to Boulder, CO, where they visited their three
daughters, their husbands and five grandchildren.
Also, Harold accompanied by a friend, Jim Glover,
went to Panama for a couple of weeks to visit son
Bill, wife Susan and their two children Lana and
Tereza. While there they spent some time at the

On March 2nd, the PCSSC gathered at the
Holiday Inn, Laguna Hills for the Annual Spring
Business Luncheon. Officers for the 1997 club year
were to be announced and introduced to the group.
Francis Fitzpatrick, Nominating Committee
Chairperson, however, reported that the committee
had been unsuccessful in filling the slate of officers -
president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary -
needed to contmue as a viable continuation.
The society cannot continue without the direction
and guidance of responsible officers. So, in the
interim, all previously scheduled activities have been
cancelled until a final decision on the future of the
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Francis Fitzpatrick, PCCSC Past President 1974-
78, chatting with Adele Argo and guest Betty


The Rice brothers, L-R:
a night out.


who helped her with shopping, doctor appointments
and clean up during her ordeal. She attended the
luncheon with Catsy Taylor Schafer and Sue Taylor
Pitney and looks great.
Grace Brown, a former Seal Beach resident,
writes that she misses our luncheons but is now
happily settled in Medford, OR, and glad to be near
her daughter Bobbie.
Sara and Estrella de la Pena continue their five-
day-a-week volunteer work at Midway Hospital, Los


Tom, Bud and Ed enjoying

The "Kool Kats", a musical group from Leisure
World, performed at the PCSSC Spring Luncheon
and they were a welcome delight. Youngsters in their
seventies and eighties, they exuded energy and
vitality. They soon had the audience captivated -
tapping toes and clapping hands to their rhythmic
tunes. Their ageless spirit was contagious.
Bob and Blanca Wolfenstein joined the gathering
and it was great seeing Bob looking so well and
spirited. It was fun reminiscing with Noble and Dottie
Phillips and Joe and Annabelle Lee Grills about
Panama, the Phillips Cabins, Santa Clara and lots of
old friends. Amazing how our lives are meshed
through memories.

Susan Taylor Pitney visits in Laguna Hills, CA
where Howie Adams Laatz of Gatun, Panama
Canal Zone, was staying for the holidays, 1996,
with her parents Ruth and the late Bob Adams.
Both were of BHS Class of 1958.

Chubby Wright writes from Ontario that she is
well and will soon be celebrating her 95th birthday.
She still drives and does her own shopping. We
enjoyed seeing her at the luncheon with nephew
Harvey and wife Mary Jo.

Spring Luncheon, Laguna Hills,
deGrummond, Katheryn Argo

CA. Joan Ridge
Taylor and Toni

Toni Huff became a liver donor recipient on
August 20th, after a two-year wait. Toni is most
grateful to her Society friends, Norma Horine,
Sharon O'Brien, Catsy Schafer and Kathryn Taylor

Chubby Wright attended Spring Luncheon with
nephew Harvey and wife, Mary Jo Wright. Chubby
still drives her auto at 95 yrs.
Here in California we asked for "foolproof"
empanada recipes and received five great ones. Send
a self-addressed, stamped envelope and I'll be glad
to forward them to you.
Joan Ridge de Grummond accompanied by son
Steve Cartotto spent ten days in Panama during dry
season in March. She had a wonderful visit and saw
many friends.

Morris family gathering, Frisco, Texas, Christmas
1996. Front, L-R: J.J. Connerton, new brother
Drew Patrick, Carlton Morris, Kenneth Hall, Bliss
Connerton, G-mom Linda Morris holding Crystal
Lynn Hall, Victoria Morris Hall holding Devon
Hall and G-dad Bob Morris.
Bob and Linda Morris spent the holidays and
New Year in Frisco, TX, meeting eighth grandbaby,
Drew Patrick Connerton, Bliss's second child.
Godmother is former classmate and best friend,
Sandra Fulton.
Linda Reimann Morris
(619) 453-3305


Jay and Diane (Sparks) French of Ft. Collins
enjoyed having four sons home for Thanksgiving this
last year. Bill is living in Ft. Collins and going to
college. Mike just came home from Bosnia after
serving a year there in the Army. He is now going
to college in Denver.
John came home in June from Korea, serving a
year there in the Army. He is now stationed at Ft.
Carson in Colorado Springs. Frank is in the Air
Force. He is leaving soon to serve in Turkey for 15

L-R: Bill, Mike, John and Frank.

Jay and Diane are enjoying Colorado and the
changing seasons of the year.
Stew Brown
(303) 440-8456

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Margaret Leigh and Ellen Freund, both members
of Countryside Country Club, had their first "Hole in
One" this past year. Both were recorded at "away"
golf courses. Ellen had hers in May 1996 at
Saddlebrook Resort while Margaret had her ace at
The Eagle in December 1996.
In mid-January, Carl and Pat Lawson Pinto of
King of Prussia, PA, were in Clearwater to visit her
mother Margaret Williams Lawson. While here they
also visited her uncle Charles "Bud" Williams and his
wife Beverly. On their drive back to Pennsylvania,
they stopped in Middleburg, FL, to visit sister
Colleen and her husband Captain Robert Mate as
well as their niece, Dr. Shannon Mate and her
husband, Dr. Kevin Huaman.
Found Beth (Lewis) and Hap Brandenburg in
Riverdale, FL. Hap is a pilot plying the waters in
Tampa Bay. While I visited them Captain Bill Lewis
was down from St. Augustine for a visit with them.
Among those who went on Davis Stevenson's
popular Dry Season Tour to Panama were Barbara
Hickey Grinnell, sister Diane Irvine and Joan
McKenzie Kazar. Before they left on February 27,
they had a gabfest/reunion with Margaret Leigh.
Before Diane returned to Tewksbury, MA, and Joan
to Harwich Port, MA, they met Alice and Carlie
Tabor, Millie Hickey, Barbara Grinnell, and Betty
Snow for lunch then continued an entire afternoon
of visiting when they adjourned to Millie Hickey's
home in Clearwater.
New Jersey winters are now foregone by Jeanne
and Eddie Doran since they bought a lovely mobile
home in Largo. While here they attended a mini
Class of '44 reunion held in conjunction with the
Carnavalito in February. Besides the Dorans, those
present were Bob and Connie Nordstrom, Sam and
Norma Irvin, Bob and Pat Heitman Witham and
Bob's cousin, Bob Potter. Eddie looks forward to
many other winters playing golf with Larry Jones,
Bill Carlin and Willie Alien on Fridays an
inviolable date.
An informal luncheon was hosted by Aura
Erikson on March 11th, then the Sewing Club
members drove to Holiday to have dessert and coffee
with Flora Madison for a visit and to celebrate her
birthday which was the next day. Those present were
Aura, Mildred Harper, Mildred Hickey, Dottie
Sanders, Elma Scheibe Seiferlein and Betty Snow.

it, ,

An open house was hosted by John and Alice
Schmidt on February 6 at his mother's home in
Tampa to celebrate her 80th birthday. Ruth Barlow
Schmidt was very surprised and pleased when over
75 relatives, friends and neighbors attended. Those
Zonian friends present were Dot and Bob Herrington,
Marje and Pete Foster, Jane Huldtquist, Betty
Forgeson, Ruth Warner, Ruth Tortorici and son
John, Mildred Hickey, Barbara Grinnell, Kathy
Thornhill and son Christopher, Shirley and Harvey
Bernat, and June (Barlow) and John Riesz.
Back in the early 1980s, a group of former
Zonians, mostly teachers living in Pasco and
Hernando Counties, began getting together once a
month for a potluck lunch at a different home each
month. Gradually, over the years the group has
grown in number to about 28 (as many as some of
the homes can accommodate) and geographically as
far north as Homosassa (home of Ann and John
Mayles) and as far south at St. Pete Beach (where
Evelyn and Giff Wilde live). In January this year the
group gathered at Kathy Egolfs in Pinellas Park, Ivy
and Paul Goudie hosted the February lunch at
Marge and Tom Leavy's home in Clearwater, and
March found the group lunching at Alice Myers'
home in Spring Hill. Besides the hosts, members and
guests attending these most recent potluck lunches
have included Judi and Bob Aurich, Sue and Larry
Barca, Emily Brooks, Eleanor and Howard Buehler,
Camilla Farnsworth, Ellen Freund, Catherine and
Eddie Goodrich, Marge and Tom Leavy, Margaret
Leigh, Elaine Vestal Lewis, Ann and John Mayles,
Edie and John Meeker, Pat and Roger Michel, Marie
Neal, Harriet and Jim Norman, Ella and Joe Norton,
Sally O'Brien, R.T. (Tex) Vestal, Evelyn and Giff
Wilde, Beverly and Buddy Williams, and Maxine and
Wally Woodruff.
Margaret Martin was so pleased to have two
brothers come south for a visit with her. In early
March, Louis Bradley came from Annandale, NJ, for
a one-week visit then Vincent Bradley came for a
weekend from East Greenwich, RI.

L-R: Debbie Johns, Esther Niskanen, Singer, C.
Lynn Garcia and Barbara Slover.
Barb Slover visited Esther and Ned Niskanen in
Houston recently. They are always such gracious
hosts and they were able to do a lot of "catching
up" on news of their respective families. Barb's visit
coincided with Esther's brother George Evans
birthday. His wife Roz had a barbeque birthday party
at their ranch outside Houston. The entertainment
included Selene Diaz and her band and the crowd

danced to such favorites as "La Bamba" and the
"Macarena" which felt like being back in Panama.
Betty C. Snow
(813) 799-4769


NOTE: Next meeting of the Ocala Zonians will
be Tuesday, October 7, 1997, at Maggie's Buffet, 717
NE 36th Ave (South of East Silver Springs Blvd.) in
Ocala, FL. Restaurant opens at 11:30 AM--Luncheon
meeting starts at noon. Contact Bill Muller at (352)
April 1st opened the doors for the 46th semi-
annual reunion of 44 Ocala Zonians at Maggie's
Buffet and the more serious business of renewing old
acquaintances was the agenda.
First-timers present were: Dianne (Hutchison)
Cox is adjusting to her retirement home (husband
Jerry was tied up with business in Jacksonville

First time attendees, L-R: John Balschun, Gerry
and Bee Williams, Barbara (Curies) and David

John Balschun of BHS sports fame lives in
Marion Oaks.
Gerry and Bee Williams were here enjoying their
winter home here. They have since returned to their
summer home in Harrison, AR. She taught school in
Fort Clayton while Gerry worked in Systems
David and Barbara (Curles) Aycock are our
newest neighbors having only recently made the move
to their brand-new home in Dunnellon.
Bill Gansen acknowledged residing here in Ocala.
Wally and Emily (McGahey) Crawford from
Dunnellon. Harry Pearl (wife Virginia) said he
purchased a TV set from Wally many years ago--
probably was an original B&W 9" screen.
"Homage to Lucho Azcarraga" by Richard
Cheville, M.D. was read by Bill Muller as the tones
of Lucho and his organ filled the room. John
Balschun provided a tape of a recent Lucho
performance in Tampa.
Ted Norris brought a display of photos taken by
Frank Hill in 1908 when Frank lived in the
construction town of Culebra. The collection included
memorabilia of many of the early events during the
construction of the Panama Canal. Ted displayed
PRR train passes, Commissary coupon books of days

gone by, and a 1958-59 sailing schedule of Panama
Line ships.
John Muller covered a multitude of events of a
lifetime in the Canal Zone. He retired as Chief of
the PCC Estimating Branch in 1969 and established
his homestead in DeLand. He explained the
formation of the Panama Canal Co. in 1950 and
showed photos of the construction of the original
Balboa High School (later, the Balboa Elementary
School) which closes this year. Jack A. Muller, Sr.
took the photos and was Construction Foreman on
the project. He was also Foreman for the new
Balboa High School--Canal Zone Junior College. His
seven children all graduated from BHS--five attended
CZJC. He also mentioned the new tolls for shipping
through the Panama Canal. This was of special
interest to Truman Hoenke (wife Betsy) and Howard
"Andy" Anderson (wife Garnet).
Bill Muller told of the closing of Gorgas
Hospital on June 9th. Bill and wife Jean attended
the regular March meeting of the PCSOFL in St.
Petersburg. Did you vote on the proposed By-Law
change regarding an increase in dues so you can
once again receive the Canal Record on a quarterly
basis? Remember, your vote counts. Also talked to
Adrian Bouche about the closing of the PC Museum
in Fort Worth, TX. Adrian now has all this
memorabilia stored in his garage and is looking for
a permanent site to display it.
Tom Peterson and wife Barbara provided info
regarding the Panama Canal Masons and Eastern
Star Luncheon in Orlando and a not-so-secret award
to be presented to John W. R. Muller. Rumor has
it that he gave the Masons the best 50 years of his

Jean and Bill Muller, and John and Bety Muller
were visited by Catherine (Muller) Peabody
(center) and her husband Ray from Albuquerque,
New Mexico.
Dave and Donita McConaughey with son Ryan
paid a surprise visit to Ocala for the luncheon on
their latest trip up from Panama. Dave brought
copies of the Panama Canal Spillway which were
of interest to those ex-Zonians present.
Jim Wich (wife Ethel) correctly guessed the
year of the first cayuco races (1954) and won an
assortment of Canal information donated by Wesley
"Red" Townsend (wife Virginia).
Virginia Booth was looking great although she
had only recently had a serious operation. She was
accompanied by daughter Pat.

Marie Curies sent her regrets as she had to
stay home with her husband Capt. Ralph Curies. He
had also been in the hospital but was convalescing at
home. Their three daughters are all now residing in
the Ocala/Dunnellon area.
Jim and Ethel Wich visited Hilton Hughes (wife
Margaret) at the Life Care Center in Lecanto. They
also noted the passing of Ila Bruckert (79) (husband
Walter) of Beverly Hills.
Other attendees were Rolf and Joan (Powell)
Arndt, Zeno and Marie Hatcher, Roger and Peggy
Dubble, Edna (Curies) Cooley, Betty Blanchette, Bob
McConaughey, Richard and Juanita McConaughey,
and Jim and Evelyn (Townsend) Cullen.
Joe and Fran Maravilla hosted a family reunion
in Ocala on Easter Sunday for their oldest son
Daniel (ex-CZ policeman) and family; daughter Kathy
and grandson Donnie and family (Bradenton);
daughter Nancy (Schereville, IN) and family;
grandchildren Erika and Sean (students at Florida
State Univ. in Tallahassee); and friends Jim and
Joanne Farrell (Ocala).
Ruth (Rose) Foster informed us that Woody's
niece Gerry Duffy now lives in Ocala.
Kevin Brandenburg (wife Dena) called from
Orlando to announce the arrival of their firstborn
(son) Hunter (2/16/97). Our last meeting with Kevin
was 17 years ago when he and his sister Cristina
were attending Diablo Elementary School.
Louis and Sandra Reyes (Wesley Chapel)
dropped by during a recent visit to Ocala.
Audrey (Benoit) Bowman called about her
brother Burton who recently passed away.
Bess Hoenke is promoting the 35th Annual CZ
Poconos Reunion.
Jean Muller was honored in Lakeland at the
TOPS, Inc. Annual SRD (State Recognition Day)
where she was presented a plaque for losing the
most weight in her division for the state of Florida
in 1996. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) previously
honored husband Bill with a similar award for 1995.
Now, both are KOPS (Keep off pounds sensibly).

William "Bill" Muller
(352) 854-7902


Marion Greene honored her husband Michael
(Mike) Greene on his 88th birthday with a dinner
party in their home for his many friends and
relatives. Special assistants at his party were Lee
Kariger, Bucky Hall, Fred Ebdon and Jerry Kane.
Out-of-town guests included longtime CZ friends, The
Reverend Mainert and Virginia Peterson from
Louisville, KY, and Brooksville, FL, and Mike's
relatives from Pensacola, FL, Louisiana and
Jim and Edna Million enjoyed a ten-day visit
with Bud and Barbara (Smith) Collins from Seattle,
WA. Barbara is the daughter of Edna's brother,
Eddie Smith. This was her first visit to Sarasota so
it was fun to show them the many attractions of
Sarasota. Also visiting were Edna and Jim's son and
daughter-in-law, Roger and Mary (Wilmouth) Million,
who reside in Jacksonville, FL.
During their visit, Edna entertained her Canal
Zone Birthday Club group and it was nice for all to
be together with former friends and neighbors and
reminisce about their earlier Canal Zone days.

Blanche Hartman, Betsy Noonan, and Marion
and Mike Greene enjoyed surprise visits from Dona
(Jones) Brophy and her husband Capt. John Brophy,
before they returned to their home in Castine, ME.
Dona is the daughter of the late Frances (Day)
Jones and was happy to see several of her mother's
Tommy Roth had a most enjoyable Easter
holiday with a visit from her son-in-law and daughter,
Arthur and Marilyn (Roth) Banks and their
daughter, Melissa, from Jacksonville, FL.
Ramona "Tinsie" Barnes enjoyed having as her
houseguests her niece, Nola (Bliss) Culley and her
husband Ken Culley of San Jose, CA, for a week's
visit. They had come to help celebrate Curt and
Emily Bliss' 50th wedding anniversary. The Culleys
were entertained by other relatives George and
Mayno B. Walker, Gladys B. Humphrey and cousin
Donna Humphrey Mann, all of Sarasota.
Stella (Boggs) DeMarr enjoyed visits from three
of her sons during the recent holidays. Jim DeMarr
and his wife Janet came from Eagle, PA, to attend
a Helicopter Seminar in West Palm Beach, FL, and
was the recipient of a special award at that time.
They later came to Sarasota to spend several days
with his mother.
Barry DeMarr and his three children, Bryan,
Erin and Justin, came from Arlington, VA, for a
ten-day visit with his mother. While in the area they
enjoyed a trip to Disney World and also visits to our
beautiful sandy beaches.
Glenn DeMarr with his wife Laurie and two
children came from Phoenix, AZ, to visit and also
enjoyed Disney World and the beaches.
While here they all visited with their other
relatives in the area. Blanche (Walker) Hartman, and
George and Mayno Walker.

Gladys B. Humphrey
(941) 955-1900


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My husband and I traveled to Panama from late
February into March where we spent a delightful 3
weeks. While there, we were lucky enough to visit
with Vicki and Bob Boukalis, and to do some deep
sea fishing on their boat in the Perlas Islands. Steve,
Vicki and Bob caught lots of delicious fish, mostly
pink grouper, and I helped bring a couple of them
m when their arms got tired.
We started our trip with the 10-day Dry Season
Tour to Panama, and stayed on after the group left
to visit with friends and family still in Panama.
Besides the fishing, we managed to get back to the
Coronado Golf and Beach Club for a few extra days
of rest and relaxation, and it was heavenly. Chuck

and Sandy Hummer also returned to Coronado, so
we had a chance to visit with them once more after
the dry season tour while we were either relaxing by
the pool or eating some of that wonderful fresh and
delicious fruit in the outdoor restaurant. While in
Panama I went to lunch at the Napoli with some of
my old working buddies, which was fun, and also
managed to visit with Cheryl and Bob Russell. Bob
had been "under the weather" but was slowly
recovering while I was there, and I understand he is
now enjoying excellent health once again.
The first week of April, Marilyn "Sissy" Flynn of
Stockbridge, GA, had some out-of-town friends
visiting at her home. Some of these friends she had
not seen in 48 years. My husband and I were invited
to join Sissy and friends for a visit and to renew old
acquaintances. Visiting with Sissy were Pat Walker
Flynn from Panama; Annette Godby Stocking and her
husband Bill from Princeton, IL; Annie Carpenter
Rathgeber of Jonesboro, GA, and "Babe" Flynn
Kessler and her husband Bill from Dothan, AL.
Arlene McKeown Tochterman and her husband
George were arriving a few days later in the week
for a visit, not only with Sissy and friends, but to
also visit their son Steve and his wife, Mary Kelleher
Tochterman. Steve and Mary have been visiting
Atlanta looking for a home in preparation for their
transfer from Brussels, Belgium to Atlanta in July.
Steve is working for the FAA. Sissy told me that Al
Graham had come over from Macon for a weekend
visit to see everyone, and to celebrate his birthday.
Sissy had a cake for Al, and the candles almost
burned down her home.

Marilyn 'Sissy" Flynn, Annie Rathgeber, Pat
Walker Flynn, Annette Godby Stocking and
husband Bil, June and Davis Stevenson, front:
Fran Dwyer Elmendorf in front of out white Limo
at 'Sissy's" Country Club in Eagles Nest, GA

Eric Ponder, son of Don and Jan Ponder of
Tyron, NC, married Tami Malone of North Carolina
on April 13, 1997, and my husband and I were lucky
enough to be invited to the wedding. It was held
outdoors using a Scottish theme, with a bagpiper
playing before and after the ceremony. The weather
was incredibly beautiful, and it was wonderful seeing
Jan and Don and all their children and grandchildren
all together for the first time in several years. Jim
and Linda DesLondes were also able to attend the
wedding, and believe me, a good time was had by

inserted a stop at the tiny and singular Lucoral
Museum, where I take most of my visitors. The local
Chinese Lu family, the major importers of carved
and jewel jade and corals, provide a unique display.
mfram=LU a- 3- 1!

Lori (Stevenson) Snow with husband Virgil, snow
skiing in Taos, NM (before skiing accident).
December 1996.
Lori Stevenson Snow and her husband, Virgil,
went snow skiing this past December in Taos, NM,
to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary.
Unfortunately, Lori fell on her first morning on the
slopes and injured her right knee, thereby having to
wear a leg immobilizer for the next six weeks. She
is happy to report that she is now okay, and busy
playing AA Alta tennis as well as teaching it.
Guess that covers the news from Georgia for
this issue. See you at the Reunion!
June A. Stevenson
(404) 995-7537


The February 1997 issue of the Canal Record was
eagerly devoured, though with regrets at having had
to miss the Florida reunion again. Al Baldwin's fine
story about Lucho Azcarraga and his passing brought
memories of my first meeting with Lucho when he
was playing the organ at the Cecilia Theater on
Avenida Central. In the late 60s I arranged my travel
from my residence in Taiwan to coincide with
Lucho's band performance in Las Vegas, but they
had left the day prior. I was so crushed, that a band
from Colombia, replacing Lucho's band, put on a
mini-show just for me and treated me to dinner.
In the "Looking Back" section of the Canal
Record, Billy Michaesen's keen story of Jimmy Booth
and Grattan McGroarty intrigued me, as I knew and
admired both of them. Grattan I knew when he was
a reporter for the Panama American newspaper. I
often visited the press with him and occasionally
helped with typing.
In February, a call from Helen Louise Dudak of
Orlando, FL, brought another reunion with her and
her traveling pal Kay Yuhl, visiting Oahu at their
favorite hotel, the Prince Kuhio, to be followed by
a few days in Las Vegas, where Kay will visit her
son and family. Into their busy Oahu schedule I

Kay Yuhl and Helen Dudak at Lucoral Museum,
Finally meeting Adeline Shrapnel, after briefly
knowing her about 55 years ago in Panama, was a
particular pleasure. I arranged this at the Elks Club
where she could page me, since we wouldn't
recognize each other. Hank and Virginia (Ridge)
Dolim joined us for much ho'oponopono (chat).
Adeline's late husband, Dr. Bliss Shrapnel, a former
Zonian, was head doctor at two of Kaiser Medical
clinics on Oahu. Their son and his family live in
Australia. Adeline surfs daily at Kuhio Beach, where
she stores her surfboard.




Adeline Shrapnel surfing at Waikiki Beach.

A poignant Panama ardor struck when I met Bill
Brophy at a Hawaii Kai party and boat christening
and ride. Bill unofficially serves in Honolulu as
honorary ambassador, promoting matters Panamanian.
He was enthusiastically backing a big baseball event
here when the St. Louis Cardinals play the San
Diego Padres in April, a historic event, a major
baseball league playing outside continental US for the

first time. Bill is also organizing the first Cinco de
Mayo five-mile fun run.
With Bill was a young man from Panama,
Guillermo Reese, a flight attendant who just arrived
in Hawaii (born at Gorgas and lived in Balboa).
My cousin Arline
(Schmidt) Winerman of
S- Venice, FL, competed in
the Worlds 5-Country
Western Dance
Championship in Anaheim,
CA. She took first place
in Cha Cha, Waltz, Two
Step, and West Coast
n i, Swing, winning three gold
medals and the title of
"World Champion #1" in
Pro/Am Silver Novice
Classic Division. There
were 3,000 in attendance,
with over 1,600 dance
entries and ten countries
Arline Winerman and represented. Arline is a
Dance Championship graduate of Duke
award. University and has a
doctorate in Educational Administration. She teaches
line dancing at various locations in Sarasota.
Virginia Dolim is recovering quickly from her
second hip-replacement surgery and is back into
aquarobics. Margaret (Sullivan) McMillan is visiting
France and mainland US for about three weeks.
I spent Thanksgiving week on the Big Island of
Hawaii, visiting my daughter Katya De La Mater in
Waimea and enjoying what may be the finest climate
anywhere, at elevation 2,500 feet, in lush countryside
where it never gets too hot (as it does here on
Oahu). Katya has started a small business and is
happily rusticating in the country life. Her friend,
Patty (Sullivan) Eppley, who runs the Green Gate
Arts and Crafts Shop in Kamuela, says her father
was with the United Fruit Co. in Panama, and then
Cumbres, from 1958 to 1965. Patty's parents, Dennis
and Marcia Sullivan, were from Mexico. Patty and
her family have lived the last four years in North
Kohala, in a lovely old plantation home.
Later, Katya visited me in Waikiki for two
weeks around Christmastime, mixing business, sports,
friends and shopping.
Lois DeLaMater Bates
(808) 923-2766


Word has been received that Mildred Olson,
formerly of Shreveport, has moved to 8819 E.
Kenyon Dr., Tucson, AZ 85710-4443.
The Norman Haydel clan gathered in Dallas on
March 22 for the wedding of Glen and Lurene.
Norman graduated from BHS in 1950 and played on
all-star basketball, softball and football teams.
Jimmy McKeown has left Destrehan and bought
a home at 2244 E. Canterbury Dr., La Place, LA
70068, which is situated on the Belle Terre Golf
Course, a Pete Dye designed course. Recently, he,

Bill Hatchett and Jerry Risberg went to dinner with
Charlie Morris, up from Panama. They had a great

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Standing, I-r: Norman Haydel, Debbie, Edward,
Susie, Kathy Jr. Seated from left: Kathy Sr.,
Vivian, Lurene and Glen.
time talking about the Canal Zone golf, fishing and
old friends. Jimmy also had the pleasure of hearing
recently from his pals Kenny Morris, Bill McKeown
and Lois Spencer. Canal Zone friends are all very
special, he said.
Following a business trip to Washington, D.C. in
April, this reporter enjoyed a brief visit with her
parents, Mil and Gil Foster, who have moved from
Oxford to Decatur, GA. to be near their daughter
Betsy Astin. The Fosters are faithful subscribers to
the Canal Record and wish to be remembered to all
their friends from Diablo and Gamboa days in the
1940s, '50s, and '60s.
New member, Vivica Johansson of Baton Rouge
recently returned from a two-month visit with her
parents in La Boca. She graduated from BHS in
1987 and PCC in 1989, then transferred to LSU. She
earned a bachelor's degree in general studies from
Southeast La. University in Hammond and is
employed at Service Merchandise. Her father is
retiring to San Antonio, Texas, the end of 1997. He
is a former police officer and works with Line &
Launch Handling. Viveca's brother Gerardo (CHS'80)
is employed with the United Nations and works in
Angola, South Africa.
Morey L. Sear, chief judge of U.S. District Court
in New Orleans, has received Panama's highest
civilian honor, the Vasco Nufiez de Balboa Medal, in
a ceremony at the Panamanian Embassy in
Washington, D.C. Between 1979 and 1982, Sear
closed 700 cases in the old federal court that
handled legal matters related to the Panama Canal,
commuting from New Orleans to Panama to do so.
Federal court officials named him to handle the
transition to Panamanian control as part of the
Panama Canal Treaty signed by President Carter. He
played the major role in developing Panama's first
maritime legal code. He brought the federal judicial
system in Panama to a close and turned it over to
Panama with a completely clean, liquidated calendar.
Newly weds David and Linda Warren have left
New Orleans. David has been transferred to the
Army Transportation Unit in Pittsburg. His new
address is 221 Questend Ave., Pittsburg, PA 15278.

Patt Foster Roberson
(504) 774-7761


Phyllis Chase Birchett of Vicksburg writes that
she and Tommy went to Panama for two weeks in
February, mainly to attend the wedding of her
brother, Alfred. They also visited with Camille and
Leo Eastham. They were in Panama in 1992 and
even since then so many things have changed.
Familiar faces are few and far between but fond
memories of a once perfect place still remain. The
city is very congested with new construction of
shopping malls and subdivisions and traffic.

Standing from left: Leo Eastham, Tommy Birchett,
Camille Eastham. Seated: Rita and Alfred Chase.

Virginia Selby Entrekin in Hattiesburg urges all
BHS'51 and '51 classmates to send in their $20
reservations for the mini-reunion July 4 in Orlando.
Since retiring from the USM Math Department, she
has been busy with piano leaasons and handbell
ringing performances besides her never ending duties
as BHS'52 Class secretary.
Patt Foster Roberson
(504) 774-7761


Greetings from Western North Carolina. It has
been a while since the last issue and I missed the
last deadline. Sorry about that. I hope everyone will
vote to raise the dues and go back to 4 issues a
year; the news is so old by the time we read it. Lots
happening here!
Jim and Diane Bradley started off the New Year
with a visit from their son and daughter-in-law Mike
and Kim and grandson Cameron from Houston,
Texas. In March they returned to Panama for a
three week vacation. They enjoyed all those good
things we all miss seviche, corvina, micha bread
and the beach and seeing friends still working there.
Jim had to make sure the Electrical Division was still
in good running order. After 35 years it takes a
while to "let go!" On their way to and from they
visited with daughter Eileen in Charlottesville, VA.
Shortly after their return to Hendersonville they were
visited by son Jim and Sherri Anderson Bradley from
Jacksonville, FL. Jim is employed there by Mackoul

Bill and Betty Flenniken Dunning spent a month
in Europe (again) during March and April. Highlights
of their visit, aside from seeing their daughter and
son-in-law Cheryl and Mark Lowery of Frankfurt,
Germany, was a trip to Scotland, where they saw live
performance of Riverdance, the Irish Step Dancers
production that is sweeping the U.S. and Europe and
a golf game for Bill and Mark at St. Andrews,
where Bill actually parred the famous number 17
Road hole (I'm sure you avid golfers know all about
that). Bill said there are quite a few bunkers on the
course and he found several of them. They also
visited the town of Dunning, where Bill tried to
have himself named as Mayor, but "no-go". He
settled for a guided tour of the town by the real
Mayor. Upon their return to Germany they had a
chance to see and hear Jose Carreras, one third of
the famous three tenors, in performance at the old
Frankfurt Opera House. I'm sure, being as culturally
minded as Bill is, that he wore his knickers to the
opera. Oops, sorry, that was at St. Andrews.
Margie Sherry of Panama, enjoyed a short visit
to Hendersonville in March. She stayed with Pat
Fraser, who hosted a dinner party in her honor.
Guests included Willy and Wilma Nowotny, Jean
Stone, and Betty Dunning. Margie flew on to New
Jersey to visit son Mark, then on to Massachusetts
to visit daughter Linda. Afterwards she and Linda
flew to Las Vegas to meet Art Sherry. Marge was so
impressed with Hendersonville, she plans to make it
a yearly stop. Pat and Jack Hunt missed the party
as they were in Myrtle Beach that weekend. They
did however, enjoy the beautiful beach, the gorgeous
weather, lovely scenery and a fabulous doll show!
Must be my second childhood. After leaving there on
Palm Sunday they drove to Durham, NC and spent
Easter holiday with daughter Laurie Trinca and
family. Lisa Hunt Johnson celebrated Easter Sunday
with them, and Pat and Jack returned to
Hendersonville the next day, just missing the two-
hour snow fall in the morning.
Malcolm and Jean Stone spent easter with Jean's
mom, Catherine in Delaware and then drove home
vis the Outer Banks and other coastal areas. Son
David, or should I say Air Force Captain David A.
recently received the Air Force Commendation Medal
for demonstrating outstanding achievement and
meritorious service in the performance of duty. He
is a missile combat crew deputy commander at
Francis E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Congrats to you David. At least you don't spend all
your time clowning around, which is more than I
can say for your dad!
John Husum and children Catherine, Rebecca
and Jason visited the Hunts in January on their way
to a skiing holiday in Boone. They arrived the
evening after a tremendous ice storm and got in a
little un-planned exercise when they couldn't make it
up the mountain in their car. They had to walk up
about a half mile to the Hunts. The temperature was
about 20* with a wind chill of 8* below. After they
defrosted though, the kids had a marvelous time
sledding, making snowballs and building snowmen.
The WC Society held their spring luncheon at
Ryans Steak House on April 24. The usual crowd
was there. We will be having our annual picnic in
July most likely, so if you are in the area, plan to
join us. Have a great time at the reunion!

Pat Hunt
(704) 696-3995


Robert W. Blake continues to enjoy his
retirement years with many travels win and without
Washington state. He attends many plays and other
activities with old friends. Had his 3/4 century party
in Seattle. Has had letters and calls from Lionel
Stempel and Leland Edwards who had spent six
weeks in Panama, and expects to hear from others
in various states. Louis Celerier, Jay Troup and
Ginny Selby Entrekin continue to work diligently on
a BHS'51 and '52 class reunion to be held on the
4th of July during the annual PanCanal Society
reunion at Orlando this summer. Shirley Zemer
Swenson and Patt Foster Roberson are on the
committee. Shirley called on New Year's Day to
make sure we hadn't been washed away by the
floods. We had a nice chat, and she indicated that
she is enjoying her new home in North Carolina.
With sadness we note the passing away of several
classmates since our last reunion.
Received an invitation from the George Mason
University of Virginia to attend a celebration in
honor of Dr. Gustavo A. Mellander's service as Dean
of Graduate School of Education. Our
congratulations and sorry we are unable to attend.
Dr. Mellander will be stepping down as graduate
dean but will be a faculty member next year,
teaching doctoral candidates. His wife Nelly is
teaching at the University. They are planning a trip
to Europe in July but don't fly out until the 7th so,
will attempt to attend the reunion.
The BHS class of '57 held a "Farewell to
Panama Tour" on February 12, 1997, headed by June
Barlow Riesz who was nice enough to invite this
reporter. I remembered June and fellow traveler Judy
Engelke Montanaro from the old lifeguarding days at
the Balboa pool. Not having returned in over forty
years, and with an older sister Ruthy sick for a
couple of years, decided to combine business with
pleasure. The adage "you can't go home again"
proved true, even knowing that things would not be
the same. Nina Brown, who still calls Panama home,
found out we were there and left me a note at the
El Panama generously offering her time and services
to drive us around to the old haunts, including the
Balboa pool where she talked them into allowing me
to sit in the old lifeguard stand, the Balboa Post
Office where I ran into old pool pal Tony Teta, and
then returned us to the hotel in time for Ruthy's
funeral, who had unfortunately passed away two days
prior to our arrival. Sisters Silvy Cruz and Landy
Cruz Donahue also flew down from California.
Another sister, Sonia Cruz, remains in Panama.
Many thanks to Nina, without whom we would have
been lost. She was also able to join us at Las
Tinajas for dinner and Tamborito entertainment.
While there old friend Doug Gibbs showed up.
Panama City is now a very large city full of
skyscrapers and new streets and highways, and the
traffic appeared worse than ours in Seattle. Colon
appeared more rundown, even with the new Free
Zone. The interior has expanded tremendously but
seemed as nice as ever. We spent two and a half
days at the Coronado Beach Golf Club, which
reminded us of our Salishan Lodge and Golf Course
on the Oregon coast. Meticulously kept grounds,
spacious rooms, good food and great service. We
thought we were back in the States. Wife Pat, on
her first trip, said we have to go back because she
just didn't get enough time to shop, since we had to

hold the bus up for her. Murray Falk is apparently
enjoying his retirement years by traveling. He
recently passed through on his way to Canada but
we were unable to get together. Hope he enjoyed his
visit to our northern neighbors.
Things are quiet. Everyone must be down
south. But don't forget to return to the Northwest
Reunion on July 26th at Coos Bay, OR. Contact
Claudia Davis, 10632 Lighthouse Way, Coos Bay, OR
92740 (541) 888-5868. See you all there.
Henry Cruz
(425) 774-8947


The members of the Oklahoma Chapter
apparently have had a quiet winter because our news
is sparse this time around.
In mid-March Renee Carter Collins enjoyed a
trip to visit Marilyn and Wade Carter at their new
hilltop home in Kerrville, TX. Renee adds that the
view from her parents' patio and upper deck is very
beautiful, especially at sunset. Over Spring break,
Renee took her oldest daughter Beth on a ski trip
to Breckenridge, CO. Plenty of fresh new powder
was available for their skiing. Beth graduates from
high school with honors in May. She plans to major
in Elementary Education in college.
In the beginning of April Laura Burns
Redemann received a surprise birthday call from
Melanie Lake Winans who lives in Mesa, AZ. Laura
and Melanie worked together at the Balboa
Swimming Pool 1976-77. Laura and Melanie had a
nice conversation about careers and they enjoyed
swapping stories about their kids.
Jean and Doris Burns and son Scott plan to
attend the 1997 Reunion since they missed last year's
reunion. They obviously look forward to the reunion
and visiting with old friends. Scott is looking forward
to seeing old BHS classmates and hopefully sampling
some Panama beer and real rum (Cortez). Jean has
been having fun communicating with Zonians (ex and
current) on the Internet. So far he has been
communicating with Debbie (Mokray) Lee, Joan
Ohman, Jason Ohman, Fred Call, John Raffler, and
Vicki (Hutchison) Boukalis.
This reporter wishes everyone a great and fun
Laura Burns Redemann
(918) 745-1337

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August 22, 1997

Gayle Rankin went to help her daughter Kindra
who was having a baby and her other 16 month old
child. She took care of the eldest grandchild and did
chores to hear the word "grandma" She also went to
memphis to visit daughter Jennifer and on to Ohio
to spend time with her mother.

Robert Rankin with daughter Kindra, and
grandson Robert.

Robert Rankin had a sad pilgrimage when he
went to Washington upon the death of his father
who had suffered from a long illness. He also went
to see Kindra's baby, named Robert.
Alberta and Collin Corrigan's grandson was an
answer to a prayer. His mother, Alice Corrigan was
put in the hospital and when the baby was born, her
Jordan was healthy and strong and now weighs what
a two month old baby weighs.
This reporter had a dramatic change in her life
when both her daughters got married in Las Vegas.
Beverly Teal married Ron Ridge (See Weddings) and
Dawn Elen Teal married Robert Frug6 and they live
in Prescott Valley, Arizona where she is a counselor
and he practices Law. Both these boys (men?) are
nice and it's a pleasure to be their mother-in-law.
Gatun Yacht Club had its traditional spaghetti
dinner after the first leg of the cayuco race Friday
night. After a delicious meal, trophies and those
crucial times were handed out to all participants.
Gatun has traditionally held this dinner over the
years as the first leg of the race ends here and
another starts here the next day, and we share that
communal time at the dinner.
Ricky Hall and his wife Sylma went all out with
their son Roderick's birthday party. A tent was up
and nonstop food was the order of the day, amid
more flags and beach balls than at a Panamanian
carnival. Roderick slept through most of it, but he
did enjoy himself.
The Shoppette is open! There's enough food for
lazy people (like me) to live out of it, and it's open
to 10 p.m. every night. It's a big plus in Gatun.
Wallace Teal (this reporter's husband) conducted
the Easter Sunrise Service in Gatun for the second
year in a row. There were soloists from the Calvary
Temple Christian Center Church from Colon and the
congregation sang Easter hymns with inspiration.
Afterwards there were treats supplied by community

members at the fire station. This is Wallace's last
year before retirement and he hopes someone else
can continue the services next year.

George Patton (left) and Collin Corrigan on the
Rio Lagarta.
Collin Corrigan has formed an Atlantic Pifia
Kayak Club with Alberta as Program Director. To
enter, you must buy a kayak. They are extensively
exploring the Rio Largarta and Rio Pifia, and at
times in the ocean. Collin just supervised an
adventure tour to his beach house this week end for
16 people. Among those attending were Robert and
Gayle Rankin, Penny and Vince Cafiamas, Rene
Nellis, Lenny Wertz, Robert and Denise Will. Robert
Rankin and Rene Nellis were declared the cribbage
champions, to Collin's dismay.
Wallace Teal's 10th annual Ocean to Ocean Bike
Ride was a success by his definition whereby most
people finished and no one got hurt. There were 165
riders, up from 7 when he and a few friends started
it. All enjoyed themselves and the "biker's bunch"
after the ride.
Wallace Teal organized another bike ride closer
to his heart two weeks later called "The Janet
Johnston Panama Fights Parkinson's Bike Ride".The
urpose was to raise money for research for Dr.
Robert laocno, who performed brain surgery on me.
Wallace raised over $5,000 through this endeavor.
The response from people was overwhelming and
Wallace and I are deeply touched by it. After getting
his "thank you" letters off, it will be the end of a
long, hard, but worthwhile project.
Gary Laatz has retired and he and his wife
Howle are returning some time in September. In the
meantime, he's helping Sid Coffin get his boat ready
for the next fishing season, which Sid said may be
the best in many years and that the fish at the
Volcan Reef had better beware.

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Sid Coffin and crew-mate Gary Laatz getting
ready for the Atlantic fishing season, working on
the MV Odyssey.

Mike and Ned Blennerhassett recently took a trip
to New Zealand to visit family, and daughter Kathy
and grandson went along also.
Anne Gegg and Barbara Yee can be seen at the
Gatun Pool nearly every day that it's open. They are
getting fit and tanned.

L-R: Bonnie Sealey, Alberta Corrigan, Jennifer
Holland and Gayle Rankin, The Atlantic Women's
Pro Golf Team at Amador Golf Club.

Lynn Mazerolle tells us that 9 colts were born at
Gatun Stables in the last 9 months. One sees Lynn
cutting a lot of tender saw grass almost any day.
And when she is not cutting grass, she volunteers at
the Ft. Sherman Post Office.
Recently, my mother, Muriel Johnston came to
visit for 6 weeks. It was great to see her and she
helped out terrifically. She loves Colon and even
wrote a "thank you letter to the mayor before
Kirk Kunkle recently married Charo Burgos and
became the father of seven-year-old Claudia at the
same time. Anyone seeing Kirk with the little girl
would find it difficult in determining who got the
better end of the deal.
Billy Rankin recently returned to Panama from
his residence in Washington State. He spent his time
fishing with Ned Blennerhassett and playing golf with
Billy Coffey and Charlie Levis, proving his recovery
from his illness.
Mr. Joseph Cornelison, Deputy Administrator,
visited the Atlantic side again recently at a dinner
for various heads of departments. His first visit was
a large dinner party hosted by his wife and himself
that was greatly appreciated by Atlantic siders who
felt we deserved the attention.
If anyone has news they would like to be sent
to the Canal Record, I can be contacted at the
telephone number below.
Janet Johnston



Al Sprague visited Panama in November for his
annual art show. Al spent time restoring the oils that
PCC had purchased from him over the years. He
returned to Panama in March to finish the
restoration of his oils. Anyone wishing to contact him
can call his representative, Katherine Heddaeus, at
Mark (BHS'72), Katherine Simons (BHS'75), and
Jillian Heddaeus were in Disney World, Orlando, FL,
for Thanksgiving where Jillian cheered in the
Thanksgiving Day Parade for the second year in a
row. She was chosen as a UCA Allstar cheerleader.
After spending several days at Disney, they spent a
few days visiting family in south Florida.

Katherine (Simons), Jillian, and Mark Heddaeus
at Thanksgiving Parade in Disneyworld.
In January, Phyllis Magee of San Diego, CA,
and Ann Best, of Poulsbo, WA, reunited in Panama,
staying with Ann's daughter, Patty Cowls, at her
beautiful apartment in the city. The two were found
to spend most of their time shopping, and on the
roof of Patty's building, particularly enjoying sunrises
with Cafe Duran.
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Jeff Leon, Panama's

#1 Raquetball player.

Vice President of PanAmerican Racquetball
Confederation, Jeffrey Leon (CHS'62) has been
working toward starting a health club, first in
Panama, then throughout Central and South America.

Jeff is sponsored by Ektelon, and is an accomplished
Racquetball player as well as a trainer for Latin
America. He has also trained 5 World Champions
and 6 National Champions from the U.S. Captain of
the Panama Racquetball team, Jeff is the World
Champion in the Over 45 League, Senior Champion
for the fourth straight year in the Tournament of the
Americas, and Senior Champion for the last nine
years in the Canasgordas Tournament. Jeff has also
placed third in the Squash National Tournament in
the Over 45 League, and won first place in the
handicap Squash tournament in Panama.
St. Mary's team won the Church League Softball
Championship for the first time in three years.
Members of the team are Ken Anderson, John
Stroup, Russ Stromberg, Bill Fahy, Celio Cedeno, Pat
Williams, Jim Young, Ramon Reyes, Ernie Holland,
Eric Holland, John Hager, Jeff Carl, Fred Bales,
John Husum. Robert Reyes, and Jose Jaen.

Annual unnstmas (96) toilett Bowl", organize Dy
Louis Husted, center.
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L-R: Ed Dolan, Hubert Jordan, Steve Helin, Tom
Beach and Carol Twohy. "Crime Scene" photo
exposed by Henry Twohy.
To all former participants of the Zonian criminal
justice system: If indeed a picture is worth 1,000
words, then Henry Twohy (D Platoon) has exposed
a "crime scene" photograph of Ed Dolan (D Platoon)
and Steve Helin (C Platoon) "congregating" on the
Twohy porch overlooking Albrook Field and the
Pacific Locks on an undetermined date during dry
season 1997. Photograph rveals that these
"congregating conspirators were illicitly rum, beer
and wine-tasting with several other highly suspicious
persons that closely resemble Hubert Jordan (Locks
division Tom Beach (formerly from SOUTHCOM,
now TDY from CONUS) and Cheftess Extraordinaire
Carol Twohy (former police wife, who has seen and
heard it all concerning crime control in the CZ).
Photograph further reveals that the above-mentioned

suspects "pigged" out on a "Happy Family Brand"
shrimp boil. All can testify to the true and less
euphemistic name of said shrimp. Investigation reveals
that the absence of one Margot Jordan, aka "The
Cookie Lady" caused foodfest to end with all of the
above suspects unable to illegal ingest her
exceedingly addictive, saturated fat filled, cholesterol
laden, highly prized chocolate, peanut butter and
oatmeal-raisin cookies. Case will remain open until
the missing evidence (cookies) are found and taste-
tested. Investigation continues.

Earned their Patches: Denise McLaughlin, Denise
MIzell, Cindy Copeskey Coman and Melinda
Mallahan Hunt.
Donald Mallahan (BHS'62) did it first. He
completed the Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco Race in 1959.
Mike Coman (BHS'71) did it next. He came in third
in 1969 and second in 1970.
Thirty-eight years after Donald, his sister
Melinda (BHS'63) earned her patch. And twenty-
seven years after Mike, wife Cindy (BHS'71) earned
hers. Cindy and Melinda, who currently are next-
door neighbors at Albrook AFS, were joined by
teammates Denise McLaughlin and Denise Mizell
from Quarry Heights.
This year marked the forty-fourth Annual
Cayuco Race with forty-seven crews participating. The
winning time through the Canal was five hours and
twenty-five minutes by the Rapid Transit.
Eva Anderson
(507) 263-2390


Our December luncheon at Houndslake Country
Club was enjoyed by fifteen members and six guests
- Sis and Bill York, Anna Marie Holder, Barbara
Weil, Dennis Walownik, Mark Schwindt, Mitzi
Schwindt, Mary Price, Blanche Browne, Doris Leeser,
Fina and Frank Balinzki, Josey Tilley, Lorna Shore,
Diane LeBlanc, Olga Holmes, Peggy Hutchison, Trudi
Clontz, Scotty Steele, Jack and Phyllis Woodzell.
On the day of our luncheon Scottie's husband,
Jack Steele, was busy in Charleston signing his book,
"Charleston Then and Now", in which he and Bob
Rhett documented, with photographs, the changes
between the 1890s and 1990s.
In early December, Lorna Shore and her
daughter, Diane LeBlanc, motored to Miami to visit
family. Sandra Davis (Shore) and son Adam came
north for Christmas in Aiken, and in the spring
returned for Easter vacation.

Peggy Hutchison's daughter Dianne and husband
Jerry Cox and son, Wally, spent Christmas Eve and
Christmas day with her. Trudi Clontz joined them for
Christmas dinner. Wally is in the Navy--stationed at
Dahlgren, VA. Jerry and Dianne now commute
between Charleston, SC, and their new home in
Ocala, FL.
Twenty-two members and guests attended our
March luncheon at EJ's Restaurant in Aiken. Those
attending who were not at our Christmas meeting
were Grace and Stade Carlson, Howard Hilborn,
Leona and Paul Badonsky, Beverly and Oscar Lard,
Betty Barr, Grace and BJ. Hartley, and Kathleen

Howard Hilborn, Paul and Leona Badonsky.

B.J. Hartley, Kathleen Burkett and Grace Hartley
at the March Luncheon.

Stade and

Grace Carlson at the March Luncheon.

One Friday in mid-March Trudi Clontz left the
land of blooming dogwood and azaleas for ice-
covered Logan Airport. The following evening at a
family get-together in Wellesley, while sharing
memories, her much-traveled nephew Don who
resides in California made the comment that the best
fried chicken he ever ate was on the Atlantic side of
the Isthmus (this was about forty years ago at the
Gun Club).
In April Peggy Hutchison drove to Charleston to
meet Ruth and Wendell Angevine, residents of
Walnut Creek, CA, and former neighbors in Cocoli.
She hadn't seen them in forty-seven years. In 1950
Wendell was a Staff Sergeant in the Army and was
commissioned as an officer in 1951 while at Fort
Clayton. They also lived at Fort Kobbe, Quarry

Wendell and Ruth Angivine with Peggy

Heights and Fort Amador. He retired in 1968 as a
Lieutenant Colonel. They had a great time
reminiscing about trips on the Hula to Darien, the
Black Christ Festival, through the Locks, and
shopping in Panama.
Paul Badonsky finally decided to replace his bad
knee and is doing well. As a matter of fact, he got
so tired of saying "No" when asked is he was golfing
yet, that in April (the month of his 90th birthday)
he went out and played several holes.

Trudi Clontz
(803) 649-2759


Your editor got a note one day from Sheila
(McNamee) Taylor saying she would like to be a
reporter for Tennessee. Real quick like, I sent her a
Style Book (Tips for reporters), hoping that one part
of the U.S. that hadn't been covered before was
finally coming into the picture. We need more
exposure and communication from the members
whose dues keep the Society going.
Sheila responded by sending us a short bio as an
introduction to all Tennesseans that she is ready for
news from one and all in that state and environs.
Here 'tis:

I would like to introduce myself to fellow
Tennesseans and hope they will share their
adventures and happy occasions with me so I can
share them with old friends and neighbors who are
members of the Society.
As Sheila McNamee I resided on the Atlantic
side and graduated from CHS in 1954. My mother,
Kitty McNamee is living in Davie, Florida and
brother Brian calls College Park, Maryland his home
and brother Dennis abides in Denver, Colorado. My
husband, Phil and I have owned land in Tennessee
for 12 years and in 1995 moved from Sarasota,
Florida to Crossville, Tennessee, and now have "our
little cabin in the woods".
I receive E-mail at My
mailing address is 1240 Hayes Road, Crossville, TN
38555. Phone is: 615-456-4830. I am hoping to get
your cards. letters, calls, and E-mail so the column
in the next Canal Record will be a full one.

Sheila Taylor


Rita Kotalik Washabaugh from Sheffield, PA, has
been visiting her sister and brother-in-law Sue and
Bill Graham in Kerrville. Rita has joined in our
Canasta group, in addition to enjoying the Hill
On March 8, Jackie Bishop had a bridal shower
in her home for her niece Cheryl Schmidt who will
be married on April 19, 1997, to Kenny Fritz.
Among the guests were former Zonians: Honey
Fealey, Marion Wells, Sue Graham, Rita
Washabaugh, and Bea Rhyne.
Congratulations go to Addie Ellis of Ontario,
CA, on her 82nd birthday and the birth of her first
great-granddaughter, Camille Margaret Thoreau, born
August 24, 1996, in Hong Kong. Also, to Gil and
Camille Jones on the birth of their first
granddaughter. Camille Margaret comes from a long
line of Zonians: her grandmother, Camille Ellis Jones
(BHS'56) and grandfather, Gil Jones (BHS'52);
paternal great-grandfather the late Norbert Jones
(BHS'27) and great-grandmother the late Louise
Martin Jones (HS'27), and her maternal great-
grandfather the late David W. Ellis, who was the last
U.S. employee with Construction Service to retire
from the Panama Canal. Baby Camille Margaret was
named for her two grandmothers.
On April 10, Marion Orr Wells met her sister
Mary Orr in Washington State and together they
flew to Australia for a visit with Marion's son, Dr.
Fred Wells, and his family. Marion hasn't seen her
two grandchildren for over three years so she can
expect to see many changes.
Bea Rhyne flew to San Diego in March as a
surprise for Addie Ellis' birthday and a mini-family
reunion. David Ellis (BHS'55) and his family were
there along with Gil and Camille Jones and Bea's
brother Bill Monsanto (BHS'40) and his family.
Addie was recovering from a knee replacement and
doing fine. Not quite ready for the Tamborito

Marilyn Carter, the M.C. for the Hill Country
Zonian Christmas Party that was held December 7,
1996 at the Y.O. Holiday Inn, Kerrville, Texas.

Our annual Christmas party was a great success.
It might be our last annual Christmas party as no
one has offered to chair it for this coming year. We
had lots of comings and goings for the holidays, iris
Hogan and Kathi Lessiack went to Panama. Pappy
Grier and son Major Robert Grier had Christmas
dinner with Anna Calvit and her family, son Tim and
daughter Helen visiting from their home in Florida.
Mary Orr spent the holidays with her brother Bob
Orr, sister Marion and Fred Wells, and nephew Joe
Orr and his family. Lois and Bob Byrd spent
Thanksgiving with his son Donald in Houston and
then flew to Florida for a visit with Bob's sister
Carol and family.
"THE HOMECOMING Panama Native Returns
to Work With Joint Task Force 411" was the
heading of an article in the March 21, 1997, issue of
Tropic Times. ...With a newly signed Panama Canal
Treaty signaling big changes ahead for the Republic
of Panama and the United States, Harvey Glenn
Rhyne, Jr., a Canal Zone Customs agent who was
born and raised in the region, packed his bags and
headed for El Paso, Texas, with wife Sonia and
infant son Erick.
Twenty years later, having added a move to
Miami, FL, and a daughter along the way, Glenn
Rhyne returned to Panama, this time wearing the
stripes of a U.S. Air Force Reserve technical
sergeant. His 482nd Civil Engineer Squadron, out of
Homestead Air Reserve Base, FL, arrived at the U.S.
Army's Camp Rousseau March 1 for two weeks of
annual duty in the Republic. "There have been a lot
of good changes," he said. "Panama is becoming
more and more involved in the operations of the
canal, and that is great. And some of the roads to
the interior have been improved dramatically--the
four-lane is a great time-saver. Of course, one thing
that will never change is the beauty of the country.
Panama is stunning--it was 20 years ago and it is
now." "Glenn always loved this country--you could
still see a gleam in his eyes after all these years."
That gleam was apparent as the Sergeant talked of
memories of Peacock bass fishing on Gatun Lake, of
days in the sun at Santa Clara beach and of good
times with long-lost friends, some of which he found
again in 1997. "Seeing some of those people was an
emotional experience I'll never forget," he said, "This
has been a wonderful trip."
We send our condolences to Janet Chang and
her sons on the loss of her husband and father
Alberto Chang. He will always be remembered for
the delicious Chinese dinners he served at the
Gamboa Golf Club and in our homes.
Bea Rhyne
(210) 896-8643


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By Debbie Afasano, R.N., CDONA
Five years ago a young man named Bruce was a
carefree 25 year old, who spent much of his waking
hours under water. Bruce was a Scuba Diving
Instructor, and he loved the life that existed under
the water as much as he relished it on land. He was
a Balboa High School graduate, Class of 1984 and a
Canal Zone Junior College graduate in 1986. A car
accident changed it all.
Today Bruce is a resident of Bon Secours
Nursing Care Center. Bruce has limited physical and
mental capacity because of extensive brain injury and
spinal cord trauma...but once you have met Bruce
you will understand what I mean when I say that his
spirit, shines through in his smile and within his
sparkling blue eyes. Bruce is cherished by his devoted
parents who visit daily, and by a multitude of
caregivers and staff who work hard to bring Quality
to his world as it exists today.
Bruce has lost the ability to talk like we do but
he speaks from the heart when he attempts to
connect with someone he cares about. Watch his face
light up when he sees Nancy in Social Services,
observes how he tracks movement and makes eye
contact when he is spoken to. Bruce is very much in
there, and he lets his spirit burst forth whenever he
gets the chance. On a good day he will sound out
the words "I Love You", to prompted cueing. When
something tickles him he will laugh out loud and set
of a chain reaction of laughter. If you have had a
bad day, stop by and see Bruce and his smile will
set you free. Bruce has been an inspiration to the
staff, and so it was logical that sooner or later he
would motive us to do something special just for
Until recently, Bruce relied on a feeding tube for
his nutrition. Speech Therapy worked for many
months on getting him to a oral diet. His parents
worked along side the staff by being available to
help feed at meals and coax him on. Bruce's father
painstakingly taught Bruce to drink from a cup, and
eventually Bruce was eating food by mouth and
making strides that were often unexpected. The staff
would often comment that Bruce was "in there", and
often conversations would ensue about the life he led
before Maria Manor. Quite innocently a staff
member launched an idea that ended up taking
Bruce "Back To The Water."
Almost a year ago a nursing assistant approached
me during my morning rounds. As I stopped to see
Bruce she greeted me with a pained expression on
her face. Pointing to the ocean murals on his walls
she asked me, "Do you think it saddens Bruce to see
pictures of the water? Do you think he misses diving
and that he understands when people ask him if he
is going diving?" Before I could answer she continued
saying, "I know people mean well, but can't we make
something happen for him, can we do anything for
him?" I am sure you know the story about the
mighty oak that grew from an acorn...well on that
day we planted an acorn for Bruce.

"What can we do for Bruce?" became "How can we
get Bruce back into water?" The staff decided that
giving Bruce the opportunity to feel water in a freer
environment would provide him with a way to get in
touch with the world and the people he is close to.
Our immediate problem was that Bon Secours did
not have a pool for Bruce to use and there was a
lot of red tape to cut through to make it happen.
Fortunately, when we put our heads together we
were able to move mountains. A local nursing facility
agreed to let us use their wheelchair accessible pool
if we could provide the staff to take Bruce into the
water in a safe and therapeutic way. We were able
to coordinate the volunteer services of our Therapy
Director. As luck and prayers go, we were simply
blessed. It turned out that Pam Phillips, our therapy
director, was certified in water therapy. The Social
Worker who Bruce felt safe with, was also a
Certified Nursing Assistant, and a Life Guard. Nancy
agreed to get mto the "Swim of Things". As our
project became known, we were able to obtain free
transportation through a local vendor. Our excitement
mounted and the staff was swept into the experience.
People were buzzing and planning, and soon it was
decided that Bruce Needs a "Let's Get Into The
Swim Of Things" party. The Activities and Social
Services Staff created Banners and decorations with
a nautical theme, and we ordered cake and punch
for a pre-swim celebration.


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L-R: Pam Phillips, Therapy Director, Bruce Barca,
Nancy Barrett, Director of Social Activities, and an
unidentified pool attendent of a local nursing
On the day of the big event a caravan of staff met
at the facility to go out and watch Bruce take to the
water. A local television station showed up to
capture the human interest story, and the reporter
was visibly moved as she recorded the start to finish
event. Bruce made it back to the water surrounded
by an outpouring of love and a gathering of people
who were interested in making life happen again for
him. When Bruce was gently submerged into pool
water we cried with the tears that come when people
come together for the best of reasons under the
most dramatic types of circumstances. Bruce was able
to relax on the surface of the water using floatation
noodles and the loving support of the therapist. Next

to Bruce in the water were his parents, Larry and
Sue Barca Jr, and his dear friend Nancy. Bruce
laughed out loud and reminded all of us that the
human spirit knows no bounds. The experience of
bringing Bruce back to the water that he loved so
much was a reminder of how much we can do
Manor Line
A Publication of Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing Care Center
Winter 1997


Phil and Betty Gabriel, formerly of Margarita,
Canal Zone, celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary in Pensacola, Florida this past summer
amongst family and friends. Their children, Skip,
Susan (Compton), Stephen, Jane (Huff), Clifford, and
Tom threw them a first class celebration.

Phil and Betty Gabriel celebrate their 50th
After Phil and Betty renewed their wedding vows
in front of their spouses, 22 grandchildren, one great-
grandchild, and numerous other family members and
friends, a reception was held at the Sacred Heart
Cathedral gymnasium. The reception included a
buffet, a champagne toast, wedding cake, and of
course a first dance from the honored couple. The
finale of the reception was when the family presented
Betty and Phil with two round trip tickets to Rome,
Italy. It was a dream come true for them both.
They will be leaving on their trip at the end of
May 1997.


Curtis and Emily Bliss of Rockledge, Florida,
celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss on Valentine's
Day. They were married on February 14, 1947 in
Miami, Florida.

Emily's nieces, Martha (Wilson) Gordon, Lana
W. Burnette and Winfield Register and their
husbands hosted a reception at the home of Lana
and David Burnette in Oviedo, FL. on February 14,
1997. The over 75 guests included area friends and
relatives from both families, many from out of town.

50 Years of wedded Bliss. Emily and Curtis
(Benny) Bliss, formerly of Cristobal, CZ.
The following week the Blisses held an open
house at their Rockledge home for their area friends
and neighbors. Among the 100 guests included more
out of town family as well. Memories, pictures and
stories about Curt and Emily were shared with all at
both of the celebrations.


On June 4, 1996, Peg and Bob Valentine
celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss. The Valentine
clan assembled at the Sands Motel, Treasure Island,
FL, for a long overdue family reunion (the last being
20 years prior at the same location with a fewer
participants). The reunion was in recognition of the
elder Valentines" many familial accomplishments of
50 years. Fun was had by all and the kids got to
know some of their kin that they had never met

Front, L-R: Melanie, Patti, Cossie, Bob, Peg,
Danny, Nicole and Debble, Jimmy and David .
Back L-R: Undy, Lea, Dan, Mike, Rob, Ingred,
Chris, Donna Mike Robert and Jimmy


Edna and Frank (Franny) Lamb (BHS'42)
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Long
Island, NY. They reside in Commack, NY, and
Tarpon Springs, FL. Frank left Balboa in 1943 to
enter the Armed Forces. He retired in 1985 as a
Labor Relations Supervisor for New York Telephone

Edna and Frank (Franny) Lamb (BHS'42)


Charles and Maria (Helen) Myers celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary on April 5, 1997.
They were married in Balboa, Canal Zone in
1947 and they now make their home in Lake Forest
(Daphne, Alabama) located on the eastern shore of
Mobile Bay.



Charles and Maria (Helen) Myers
Charles retired from the Customs Division in
September 1979 and Maria retired from the Schools
Division in April 1979.

Elizabeth Ray

Elizabeth Ray Collins,
daughter of Renee Carter
Collins, graduated with
honors from Broken
Arrow Senior High
School, Broken Arrow,
Oklahoma, on May 15,
exercises were attended by
her grandparents, Marilyn
and Wade Carter of
Kerrville, Texas. Elizabeth
will be pursuing a degree
in Elementary Education
in college.

On February 21st, all ten of Margaret's children
surprised her for her birthday. Margaret lives in
Cardenas, Panama, at the home of daughter Anne
Marie, with Joe, Tim and Chris all living nearby.
The other six kids, Elaine (Herring) Mason from
Utica, SD; Mary and Mark from Boston, MA; Mike
from Lynn Haven, FL; Ed from Chino Valley, AZ;
and Steve from Valdez, AK, all arrived to help
celebrate. Anne (Riggs) Herring, Rocky Mason and
Mary's son, Brian, made the trip too. Margaret says
it was the best birthday ever and that she had no
idea the family had been planning the surprise for
months. It was a great two weeks, including four
days at Santa Clara beach, lots of fishing and


Paul and Clara Gorin, former residents of Colon,
returned to Panama to celebrate their 54th wedding
anniversary. They were married at the Washington
Hotel in Colon on January 10th, 1943.
Paul graduated from Cristobal High School in
1940. Paul was in the mattress business with his
father, and Clara worked at the central Labor Office
in Old Cristobal.
Paul served in the U.S. Army for 30 months and
was stationed at Fort Sherman. In 1947 they returned
to Boston, then in 1957 they moved to Miami,
Florida and in 1990 they moved to Boca Raton,
While in Panama for 10 days, they visited with
many friends and also traveled to the interior.

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Christopher M. Woods, son of Katie (Filo)
Woods of Dothan, Alabama, graduated from the
Birmineham Police Academy on January 3. 1997.

Panazonians attending Kara's graduation and
party that followed were her parents Carolyn
Holgerson Twohy (BHS'59) and Henry B. Twohy
(CHS grades 8 & 9). Her aunts Nellie Holgerson
Armstrong (BHS'53) and Taffy Koepke Corrigan
(BHS'68). Chris Corrigan (BHS'94) drove down from
Georgia Tech, Atlanta and Brian Swenty (BHS'94)
flew in from Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX. Also in
attendance was Christy Ford (BHS'91) a schoolmate
of Kara's since 1st grade at Diablo Elementary
School. She graduated from the U. of South Carolina
with a B.S. in Organization Management and
Marketing on December 18, 1995. She presently
works in Tampa and took these photos.

On Saturday, August 3, 1996, Tom M. Sellers
was installed as the Virginia State Master Councilor
of the International Order of DeMolay. Tom is
currently attending his second year at Northern
Virginia Community College and plans to transfer to
the College of William and Mary to pursue a law
degree next year. He is the son of Tom and Ev
(Menges) Sellers of Manassas, VA.

Christopher Woods and Eddie Filo
Chris is the grandson of Eddie and Catherine
(Whelan) Filo of Dothan. AL.
Eddie is shown pinning the Police Badge on
Chris. Eddie was a former police officer in the Canal


Kara Kathleen Twohy (BHS'91) graduated from
the College of Education, University of South Florida
on December 15, 1996. She earned a bachelor of
Arts degree in Special Education/Mental Retardation.
She started teaching the next day at the Stephen
Foster Elementary School, Tampa, Florida.
Six months earlier, H.B. Twohy III (BHS'94)
graduated from the Panama Canal College, La Boca,
R.P. He earned an AA degree with high honors.
H.B. is prsently a Junior in the College of
Engineering, University of South Florida. He is
studying towards earning a degree in Computer
Engineering and/or Computer Science.

Tom M. Sellers



H.B.3, Henry, Kara, Carol, and H.B.3, the
graduate, on this end six months earlier.


James, M. McNamara, as President of BHS Class
of 1972, and his family plan to attend his 25th
Reunion this summer in Orlando.
Born in the Canal Zone, he has stirred the
sleeping giant. In nine months, he has spearheaded
groundbreaking output and co-production deals for
his studio, Universal Television, formerly MCA TV,
in the fast growing European TV market place. Last
summer, he set out to help the studio maximize that
potential by making a $1.5 billion deal with
Germany's RTL Group which calls for the partners
to co-finance 25 hour-long dramas during the next
ten years.

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Top to bottom: James Martin McNamara, James
Marvin McNamara, James Michael McNamara.
McNamara, an avid golfer, got into television
through "the back door" by representing TV rights to
LPGA tournaments. He is fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese, which will serve him well in Latin
America's rapidly expanding TV market.
"Even after nine months, I still get a kick seeing
stars walking around the back lot," he says. "It always
reminds me that there is no doubt about it this is
show business."
Jim is married to Lana Vayslep, and they have
three children, Elizabeth, 16; Christine, 15; and
James, 2.


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Pope John Paul II greets Father William A.
Ford, KHS of Sarasota, FL, and Margaret M.
Bonnano, LHS, of Bradenton, FL. A Mass took place
on September 30, 1996, in the Pope's private chapel
at Castle Gondolfo, the Holy Father's summer
residence. After the Mass, the Pope held a private
audience with his guests. The photograph shows
Father Ford holding the Jerusalem Cross which all
Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the
Holy Sepulchre wear. The Cross represents a Papal
honor. This audience came about through the
kindness of Cardinal William Baum, who serves as
special consultant to the Holy Father. Cardinal
Baum, who ordained Father Ford to the diaconate,
invited Father Ford to come to Rome to
concelebrate Mass with the Holy Father. The
occasion marked the 14th anniversary of Father
Ford's ordination and the Holy Father's 50th
anniversary as a priest.

Pope John Paul II greets Father William Ford
KHS of Sarasota, Florida and Mrs. Margaret
Bonnano of Bradenton, Florida.

Eugene and Marian Gregg of Slaughter,
Louisiana, formerly of Coco Solo, Canal Zone,
announce the engagement of their son, Eugene John
Gregg, to Melinda Lee Burk, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack S. Burk of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Eugene is a graduate of Louisiana State
University in 1994 and is employed by the
Plaquemine Police Department with the rank of
Sergeant. Melinda is a graduate of Southeastern
Louisiana University with a Masters degree in Special
Education. Melinda is employed with the East Baton
Rouge Parish School Board.
The wedding is planned for June 21, 1997, at St.
Jean Vianney Catholic Church in Baton Rouge.


Sharon De Vore
Glassburn has been
elected First Vice
President/President Elect
of the Morton Plant
Hospital Auxiliary in
Clearwater, Florida. With
1,200 members, it is one
of the largest auxiliaries in
the State of Florida.
Sharon has volunteered at
Morton Plant Hospital
since 1976 and has been
on the Board before.
Sharon and Paul
Glassburn have lived in
Sharon De Vore the Clearwater area for
Glassburn 35+ years. They have a
daughter, Dr. Tracy
Glassburn who lives in Bedford, England with her
husband, Dr. Paul Slusarewicz, and a son, Stephen,
who manages a Pizza Hut in Tampa, Florida.
Sharon took office January 25, 1997 and should
be elected President in 1998 and could have 3 one-
year terms as president.


Lt.Col. Robert J. Bloemer, Class of 1972 of
Cristobal High School, son of Capt. Robert J.
Bloemer, retired Panama Canal Pilot, retired from
the U.S. Air Force on December 27, 1996 after 20
years of service.
A Retirement ceremony was held at Laughlin Air
Force Base, Del Rio, Texas on December 20, 1996.
He was presented with all his medals and certificates
received during the 20 years of service.

Col. Michael G. Lee presents certificate to Lt.Col.
Robert J. Bloemer (right) upon his retirement.
A biography was presented, and Col. Michael G.
Lee, a friend with whom he served was the Guest
Robert, is presently working as a Corporate Pilot
at Teterboro Airport, New Jersey for Steward
Investment Co. of New York. He, his wife and sons
Mathew, Gregory and David are now living in Sparta,
New Jersey.


Mrs. Kathleen Lavallee Sears of Diablo, Republic
of Panama, and Mr. and Mrs. James Francis Chanas
of Elon College, NC, have the honor of announcing
the engagement of their children, Katherine Theresa
Sears and Peter James Chanas. The wedding will be
held on the fifth of July in Chapel Hill, NC. The
couple will be taking their honeymoon in Disney
World, and then moving to Boston, MA. Kate will
attend Boston College, studying Pastoral Counseling
and Psychology, and Peter will continue his work as
a computer consultant.


Theresa Sears and Peter



Vilma Cecilia Evans received a Master of
Hispanic Studies at Auburn University in December
and now resides with her husband, Paul Evans, in
Phenix City, Alabama where she teaches Spanish in
Nearby Columbus, Georgia.

Vilma Cecilia Evana, Auburn University graduate.

She lived in the Canal Zone from 1973 to 1985
when Mr. Evans, a former Customs Inspector, retired
from the Graphic Branch of the Information Office.
Vilma is from Costa Rica.

Laura LeBrun, 13 year-old daughter of Aurora
and Bill LeBrun, was selected for the All-American
Cheer and Dance Squad and performed at the 1996
Aloha Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Laura, an honor student at Danforth Junior High
School, Wimberley, Texas, has been a member of the
school's dance and drill team, the Texan Stars, for
two years, and has performed at national and local
competitions. Last April, the Stars, in their first
national competition earned the "Sweepstakes" trophy
and placed third at the Marching Auxiliaries National
Contest in San Antonio. Because of her dedication
to the team and outstanding performance skills,
Laura has been selected "Star of the Week" twice,
the only team member to receive this recognition.
AW =

Teresa A. Monson and Philip C. Strnad were
joined in marriage on September 15, 1996 at the
Omni Rosen Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The
reception followed the outdoor ceremony in the
Signature Ballroom. The ceremony and reception was
attended by many family members from out of town
and friends from Panama.
Teresa is the daughter of Capt. William P.
Monson, Panama Canal Pilot and Anna Marie
Monson of La Boca, Panama and Tavernier, Florida.
The maids of honor were Lori Pingston, Key
Largo, FL., and Yvonne Fishbough, BHS'90, Orlando
FL. The flower girl was Halley Banks, Key Largo.
The best man was Travis Scopino, Bath, ME., and
groomsman was the bride's brother, Michael Monson,
BHS'89, Orlando, FL.

Laura LeBrun, 1996 Aloha Bowl Cheer and Dance
Squad member.
Laura was one of the 500 high school students
and one of 79 dancers to perform at the half-time
show at the Bowl. The show, produced by National
Spirit Groups and the National Cheerleaders
Association, had the theme "Christmas in Hawaii...
Wish You Were Here," and included four dance
numbers, a giant greeting card to the world, a beach
party scene, and was highlighted by the arrival of
Santa Claus and his elves, who parachuted onto the
Bill an Aurora attended the program as
spectators and took the opportunity to visit the
islands of Oahu and Hawaii. It was a great
experience for the whole family!

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Teresa Monson and Philip Strnad
Teresa's gown was designed by her mother who
incorporated "Mola" work, sewn by one woman in
the San Bias Islands, which took 4 months to
Teresa is a 1990 graduate from BHS and went
on to receive her Bachelor's degree in Hotel
Restaurant Management and is a Senior Hotel
Manager and Victim's Advocate at the Omni Rosen
Hotel and Philip is the General Manager of the Parc
Corniche Condominium Suite Hotel in Orlando, FL.
The newlyweds enjoyed a 2 week honeymoon on
the beaches of St. Petersburg and then cruising to
the Bahamas. They will continue to live in Orlando.


Colonel and Mrs.
married in Alexandria,

Richard A. Wilson were
Virginia on September 9,


Capt. Daniel A. Hope and Lisa Marie Nelson
were married on December 21, 1996 at the
Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden,
Nebraska. Parents of the couple are Lemoine and
Marjorie (Borden) Werlein of Panama, and the late
David A. Hope, and Lynn and Linda Nelson of
Daniel was fortunate to have six of his Captain
friends travel from Kaiserslautern, Germany to serve
as his groomsmen and ushers. His brother, Major
Edward Hope (CHS'79) of Georgetown Texas, served
as best man. Ed's daughter, Laura Hope served as
gift attendant.

Col. and Mrs. Richard A. Wilson

The bride, Courtney Anne Moore, is the daughter
of LTC (Ret) and Mrs. William J. Campbell
(Kathleen McConaghy) of Seoul, Korea, and the
granddaughter of Til McConaghy of Clearwater,
Florida. The groom is the son of the late Richard
W. Wilson and Mrs. Janice Wilson of Connecticut.
The bride and groom are living in Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emerits.


Carol D. Fish (BHS'73) and Kenneth S.
Mcllvaine (BHS'72) were married on December 23,
1996 in Delray Beach. Florida.
They are currently residing in Cardenas, Panama,
where the groom works as chief foreman, Electircal

Capt. Daniel A. Hope and Lisa Marie Nelson
A reception and dance followed the ceremony.
The bride holds a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice
from the University of Nebraska. The groom is a
graduate of (CHS'80) and holds a B.A. degree in
Spanish from the University of Alabama and is a
Maint. Co. Commander stationed in Kaiserslautern,
After a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean, the
newlyweds will reside in Kindsbach, Germany.


Jan and Don Ponder of Tryon, North Carolina,
are pleased to announce the wedding of their son.
Eric S. Ponder to Tami K. Malone of Tryon, on
April 13, 1997. The wedding took place in the
outdoors in the gardens of the Stonehedge Inn in
Tryon and was done in a Scottish theme, with all the
men in the party wearing kilts. The bagpipes played
the music for the wedding.
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Eric and Tami Ponder, April 13, 1997 at Tryon,
North Carolina.

Don Ponder was Eric's best man, and Eric's
brother Marc, and his sister, Brenda, were members
of the wedding party, as well as Brenda's son, Paul,
who was the ring bearer. Marc's daughter Christine,
was the flower girl, and his son Jonathan was an
A reception immediately followed the wedding,
where Don Ponder gave a beautiful toast to the
bride and groom.
The young couple went to Scotland for a ten-
day honeymoon.


Elizabeth Brandy Huff and Richard William
Cofer were married March 1, 1997 at St. Mary's
Church, Balboa, Panama. A reception followed
immediately after the ceremony at the Plaza Paitilla
Inn in Paitilla, Panama.
The bride is the daughter of William and Jane
(Gabriel) Huff of Los Rios, Panama. The groom is
the son of William Cofer of Balboa, Panama and
Donna (Voet) Follese of Coral Springs, Florida.
The maid of honor was the bride's sister, Allison
Huff. The best man was a longtime friend of the
groom, Michael Anderson. The bride's attendants
were her cousins, Shane Compton, daughter of Neal
and Susan (Gabriel) Compton and Diana (Huff)
Grimison, daughter of Dennis and Peggy (Hale) Huff.
The groom's ushers were Alex Reyes, Bill McGann,
and William Huff, brother of the bride.

Ricky and Brandy Cofer with their daughter,
Emma Rhiane
Extended family from both the bride's and
groom's families flew to Panama for the event.
Brandy is a teacher at Balboa High School and Rick
is employed as the Superintendent of Marine
Operations for Intercoastal Marine, Inc. The couple
are presently living in Cocoli, Panama.


Capt. Chris Wheeler, USN, and Norma San
Miguel Clancy are happy and thrilled to inform you
of their marriage on December 27, 1996. The
marriage was performed on the Sponge Docks at
Tarpon Springs, Florida, and the couple visited the
Shrine of St. Michael there following the ceremony.

Chris Wheeler and Norma San Miguel Clancy
Capt. Chris Wheeler is a BHS Class of 1969
graduate and is now the Commodore of
COMDESRON28 on active duty. Norma is a BHS
Class of 1970 graduate. They are presently residing
in Norfolk, Virginia.


Rhonda Baker and Jim Wagner (BHS'87) were
united in marriage in a garden ceremony at the
home of Cindy and Gregg Rofflow, Fort Pierce,
Florida on December 21, 1996. The bride is the
daughter of Kathleen and Ron Baker of West Palm
Beach, Florida. She is a graduate of Tallahassee
Community College and is employed as a nurse at
Integrated Health Services, West Palm Beach.
The groom is the son of Jackie (Ashton) Wagner
and the late John Y. Wagner. He is a graduate of
Florida State University and is employed as a Branch
Manager of Sherwin-Williams in Pompano Beach,
Florida. The bride's maid of honor was Cristina
Baker, sister of the bride, and bridesmaid was Quin
Fitzgerald, cousin of the bride. The groom's brother,
John W. Wagner, served as best man, and David
Walker was the eroomsman.

Brenda L. Swartwood and Ralph E. Furlong III
The groom (BHS'87) is the son of Ralph and
Brenda Furlong of Tampa. His best man was George
Ateek. Groomsmen were Jerry Curtis, Rory Summers,
John Magee, Will Benninghoff and Richard Grimison.
The usher was Tony Riviezzo.
After a honeymoon in Panama, the couple
returned to their home in Tampa, Florida.


Rhonda Baker
Rhonda Baker

A reception followed with many friends, family
and "Zonians". The couple honeymooned in Hawaii
and now reside in Boca Raton, Florida.


Brenda Lee Swartwood and Ralph Edward
Furlong II were married February 22, 1997 at the
Palma Ceia United Methodist Church in Tampa,
Florida. The ceremony was followed by a reception
at the Letter Carriers Hall.
The bride is the daughter of Nelson and Regina
Swartwood of Tampa. Her matron of honor was
Victoria Wilson. Bridesmaids were Linda Swartwood,
Alice (Furlong) Riviezzo, Kim Mygrant, Stephanie
Pupello and Phyllis Storch. The ring bearer was the
nephew of the bride, Kenneth Alex McKee. The
junior bridesmaid and flower girl were Brittany and
Sarah Wilson.

Beverly Teal and Ron Ridge were married
February 8, 1997 in Las Vegas. Beverly and Ron
are both in the Air Force and are stationed in San
Antonio, Texas.

Jim Wagner and

1997 Reunion


Wednesday, July 2, 1997

BALLROOM "A" thru "F".

Thursday, July 3, 1997


Friday, July 4, 1997


Saturday, July 5, 1997

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

Sunday, July 6, 1997


Reunion Coordinator (813) 963-6998

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Margot Jordan, 1997 Reunion Coordinator
(813) 963-6998
Our committees are hard at work on the 1997 Reunion and with luck we will all enjoy
the results of their labor during July 2nd through 6th.
In the past several weeks I have received many calls about hotel reservations, new
membership costs, and dance tickets, etc. TO BETTER SERVE MEMBERS WHO HAVE
1. NEW MEMBERSHIP: Barbara Green, Secretary/Treasurer. Tel: 813-391-4359
2. SOCIETY REGISTRATION: Barbara Green, Tel: 813-391-4359
3. HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Betty Frassrand, Tel: 352-567-5594 after 6:00 p.m. or leave
a message.
DANCES: Tom Peterson, Tel: 941-371-7731
LUNCHEON: Betty Malone, Tel: 813-896-5459
GOLF TOURNAMENT: Jane Huldtquist, Tel: 813-397-5848
TRANSPORTATION: Pete Foster, Tel: 813-785-8555
MINI-REUNIONS: Pat Beall, Tel: 813-391-4359
VENDORS: Muriel Whitman, Tel: 813-544-0214
By contacting these Chairpersons directly your questions will be answered quickly and
directly and will help you to avoid errors which cause delays in processing your reservations.
The Registration, Information and Hospitality will again be located in Marriott's Convention
Center (LOWER LEVEL). If you purchase Dance or Luncheon tickets in advance, be sure
to pick them up during the hours posted on the Schedule of Events.
BOWEN KEPPIE TRAVEL has again been designated as our official travel agent and we
urge our members to utilize their services, enabling us to receive complimentary tickets to
bring our musicians to the Reunion. They will obtain the best flight schedule and the lowest
rate to get you to and from Orlando.
We are looking forward to spending July 2-6 with all our members so fill out your
registration forms and enjoy all the upcoming activities we will have available for your

Reunion Coordinator 813-963-6998

Peter Foster Transportation Chairman (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 1997 Reunion.
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 reunion attenders. This data may 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
where a significant amount of members originate. 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 for significant fare reductions in order to provide refunds to members when applicable.
BOWEN-KEPPIE has arranged with DELTA to offer the discounted convention fares from June 28th through July
9, 1997. Members planning to travel by commercial carrier to the 1997 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.
or FROM TAMPA or ORLANDO. One leg of air travel must be to or from either Tampa or Orlando and the other leg
of air travel can be from any other Florida Air Gateway City.
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.

Chairpersons: Faith Brundage and Olga Disharoon (813) 527-6925

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: 1997 Reunion Coordinator, Panama Canal Society of Florida, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite
334, Seminole, FL 33772-4712. Do not include Registration Fee in 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 for the Dances will be for sale in the Registration area during operating hours.
d. Tickets will not be mailed.


If you plan to attend the 1997 Reunion, please complete and mail this form.

Office Use Only Date/Post Dues Paid Check Amount Re. FFee Lunch Ball PZonian DJ Dance


Member: Tel.No.____


City: State Zip_
List name of each additional person in member's group NOT making their own Pre-registration. LIST NAME AS YOU
NAME Residence State/Country




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Coordinator: Pat Beall (813) 391-4359

The Mini-Reunion Coordinator will aid and assist all high school, college and ancillary reunions to be held during
the 1997 Reunion. All those planning a mini-reunion at the Marriott's Orlando World Center must receive advance
approval through the Mini-Coordinator prior to making arrangements. He will assist and advise you as much as possible
as well as coordinating all those activities within the Society's planned schedules. 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 33772-4712. He may also be contacted at (813) 461-1377.
FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1997

Grand Ballroom
President James J. O'Donnell (813) 894-2478

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.



1. If you are not a member of the Society and are planning to attend the 1997 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 33772-4712, before the June 26, 1997 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 Margot Jordan at the reunion.


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.


Hotel Lodging Chairperson: Betty Frassrand
Telephone No. 352-567-5594

CUT-OFF DATE for Hotel Reservations is June 2. 1997.

Reservations will only be accepted from Society members who have paid their 1997 dues and whose reservations have

1. Any changes/cancellations will be made directly with Hotel Lodging Chairperson, Betty Frassrand, (352) 567-5594.
2. Room reservations for members are at reunion rates and all members WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
DAMAGE TO ROOMS. The STATE OF FLORIDA LAW allows only five (5) people to occupy one hotel room.
3. Please PRINT or TYPE Hotel Reservation Form in full. Along with this form attach the following and send to 1997
Hotel Lodging Chairperson, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 33772-4712:
a. A Registration Form with a $5.00 Registration Fee made payable to the 1997 Reunion Coordinator. **
b. One (1) nights deposit MADE OUT TO HOTEL. (This deposit can be by check on a U.S. Bank, money
order or draft payable to U.S. Institutions, or any major credit card. For credit card include card number, expiration
date and signature.
4. Members with PHYSICAL DISABILITIES will be assigned on a first come, available basis. Please note your request
in the Special Request space on the Reservation Form.
5. There are a limited number of roll-away beds and refrigerators available. Requests will be assigned on a first come,
available basis.
6. SUITES. There are one and two bedroom suites available but you must contact the HOTEL LODGING
CHAIRPERSON for prices, availability and approval. Request must then be put on the Hotel Registration Form.
7. FAILURE TO CANCEL reservations 72 hours prior to arrival date or FAILURE TO CHECK INTO HOTEL on the
first night your reservations were made will cause members to lose their first nights deposit and the remainder of their
reservation will be cancelled.
8. A SALES and RESORT TAX will be added to your final bill.

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For Revisions or Cancellations Please call Requests must be received by: June 2. 1997 ARRIVAL: TIME:
Hotel Lodging Chairperson Month/Date
at 352-567-5594 CHECK-IN TIME 4:00 PM. CHECK-OUT TIME 11:00 AM. DEPARTURE:
Last Name first Name USE ONLY
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street lress or P.O. Box Number a Name rst Name

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Rooms ACCOMMODATIONS Single-Double Method of Payment To Be Used at Checkout:
No Preference $89.00
Oe ng Bed 9.00 American Express Visa/Master Card
WO 19 Doe s9.00
Accessible oom One Only 8. Diner's Club Discover
Non-Smoking Room 8.500
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For Suite Information contatHoLodging chairperson at 352-567-5594 ExpCraron Date
One Bedroom Suites Expiration Date
Two Bedroom Suites
Hospitality Suites (Non-bedded) FOR ALL RESERVATIONS
I understand that I am liable for one night's 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 dale or cancel my reservation 72 hours
prior to arrival.

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Marriott Convention Center, Lower Level
Chairpersons: Pat Beall (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
Society Information and Hospitality Desk is open to any member during the published working hours. Our staff is
experienced and have volunteered to serve.
We can: 1. Provide information regarding activities within and outside the Reunion.
2. The center for "Lost and Found" articles.
3. Sell Society license plates, decals, available Annual Directories and Canal Records.
4. Sell Annaul Ball, Panazonian Dance, and Disco Dance tickets.
5 Place your message on our bulletin board for friends and/or guests.
6. Guide members to proper channels regarding hotel complaints..
7. Help those who wish to worship at the church of their choice.
8. Provide detailed maps of the area, with restaurant information, attractions, etc.
9. Advise members of local transportation available for outside Reunion confines.
10. Assist members regarding their Class Reunions when what where.
11. Assist members in finding a restaurant of their choice and show locations.

We are at your service.

Make Reservations Early!

Crystal Ballroom "A" thru "F"
Chairperson: Muriel Whitman Tel: (813) 544-0214

1. A Vendor's Application for the 1997 Reunion may be obtained from Muriel Whitman, Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc. 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 33772-4712. Applications will not be published in the Canal
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 SEE HOURS IN SCHEDULE OF
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 1997
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 2, 1997.
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. The Society is not responsible for any losses that occur in the Vendors Room.
9. For Vendor information, please call Muriel Whitman, (813) 544-0214.

FRIDAY, JULY 4th, 1997, 2:00 4:00 P.M.

Chairperson Paul Rozmeski (813) 849-8294
Anaheim, Boston and Atlanta Rooms

Bingo was such a hit at the 1996 Reunion, we are offering it again in 1997.
Bingo will be called on Friday, July 4th, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. in the Anaheim, Boston and Atlanta
Rooms., located on the lower level of the Convention Center, at the bottom of the escalator on the right.
Those interested, look us up on Friday, July 4th. You'll like the prizes!

Chairpersons: Barbara and Tom Peterson (941) 371-7731
Plans for the 1997 Panazonian Dance, the Annual Ball and the DJ Dance are under way once again and
these events promise to be memorable.
Friday night we will enjoy the music of LeRoy Lewis, who is well known for his organ entertainment at the
El Panama Hotel.
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 may not be available at the door so please purchase your tickets as early as possible so you
won't miss these wonderful events.
CLASS REUNIONS: If you are organizing a class reunion and would like to reserve a table, please let the
Chairperson of Class Reunions: Pat Beall or the Dance Chairpersons, Barbara and 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 will be having a DJ Dance entertain our younger members during the late hours (11:00 3:00) on
Friday and Saturday nights at the 1997 Reunion. The DJ, Dr. Duck will offer an evenings entertainment that
will please the younger generation. The DJ Dances will be held in the Crystal Ballroom "G". Tickets for the DJ
Dances can be ordered when making reservations for the Reunion or may be purchased in the Registration

Disc Jockey Dr. Duck
Friday July 4th and Saturday July 5, 1997 .-
11:00 pm 3:00 am
Crystal Ballroom "G"


I Member's Name:

July 4th: $5.00 per ticket July 5th: $5.00 per ticket

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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.



Saturday, July 5, 1997

$18.00/Ticket 10 Tickets per member

No. of Tickets Total $

Saturday, July 5, 1997

$12.00/Ticket 6 Tickets per member.

No. of Tickets Total $

Friday, July 4, 1997

$8.00/Ticket 6 Tickets per member

No. of Tickets Total $

Chairperson Betty Malone (813) 896-5459

1. Grand Ballroom Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch at 12:00 Noon.
2. Tickets limited to 1,000 10 per member.
3. Seating will be at tables of 10 persons.
4. Tickets will not be refunded after cut-off date of
June 6, 1997 and will not be re-sold at the Reunion.
6. MENU: Ensalada Verde, Mixed Greens, Haricot
Verts, Corn and Carrots, Tomato Wedges, with Garlic
Vinaigrette; Arroz Con Polio (PCS Recipe) Chicken
Quarters, Cooked Yellow Rice, w/Olive Oil "Sofrito"
and Herbs, Garnished w/Fried Plantains, Red Pimento
Strips and Green Peas. Dessert: Flan, Baked Cuban
Bread, Coffee, Brewed & Decaf, and Select Herbal

Chairpersons Barbara and Tom Peterson
(941) 371-7731
1. Grand Ballroom 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
2. Tickets will not be refunded after cut-off date of
June 17, 1997 and will not be resold at the Reunion.
3. Hotel will provide cash bars.
6. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted
at the dances.
7. PANAZONIAN DANCE Panamanian attire or
Informal dress.
8. SOCIETY ANNUAL BALL Semi formal dress NO

PANAZONIAN DANCE Music by Leroy Lewis
8:30 PM 1:30 AM
ANNUAL BALL Music by Frankie Pretto
&30 PM 1:30 AM



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
at the Marriott's Orlando World center on July 6, 1997. The doors will open at 9:00 a.m. when the Panama Canal Society
of Florida, Inc. will furnish free coffee and the hotel will have sweet rolls for sale.
Again the Ballet Folklorico of Orlando will perform for your entertainment and pleasure 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

Chairpersons Jane Huldtquist and Jim Slover.

The Eighteenth Annual Chagres Invitational Amateur Golf Tournament will be held at the Marriott's Orlando World
Center Golf Course, 1 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida on July 3, 1997.
The field will be limited to 136 players. Reservation DEADLINE will be June 16, 1997. Check-in time will be 7:30
A.M. followed by a "shot-gun" tee off of 8:00 A.M. NO LATECOMERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Entry fee will be $67.00 per golfer, which includes green fees, cart, luncheon, awards, favors and door prizes.
Luncheon will be served promptly at 1:30 P.M. in the Grand Ballroom, Nos. 4-6, in the Convention Center. One guest
per player will be allowed at $18.00. I.D. tags for players and guests will be received at the entrance to the ballroom.
No "Gate Crashing" will be allowed at the Luncheon, nor Children under 12 years of age.
As in the past, players will be flighted by age group, however, at the request of some of our lower handicap players
who wish to compete against one another, we are setting up a special flight, (0-12 handicap range), regardless of one's
age. These players will compete against one another, just like the age group flights, however there will be included in this
flight former Canal Zone golfers who are now professional golfers. If this flight is not supported by at least 15 players,
the entrants will be placed in an age group flight. Golfers will be playing medal play in all flights. You may play with
players of your own choice, however you will be competing for prizes in your age group flight. If you do not select anyone
to play with, your committee will pair you by age group. BECAUSE THIS IS AN AMATEUR TOURNAMENT, NO
Information regarding the tournament will be posted in the registration area of the Marriott Convention Center on
Wednesday afternoon, July 2, 1997.
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 one-time fee of $5.00 plus tax. Clubs may remain at the Pro Shop
at no additional cost for the duration of the Reunion in the event you plan to play the course again. Your clubs must be
in the Pro Shop by 7:00 A.M. on July 3, 1997 for loading on golf carts. Golf shoes cannot be worn in the Marriott Hotel.
Please change them at the Club. COOLERS AND GUESTS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE. If you care
to play prior to or after the tournament, the fee will be $45.00 per person plus tax.
In order to participate in any Reunion function, a member and his/her guest must be registered with the Reunion
Coordinator, and a $5.00 registration fee is required. Please see another yellow page in this section for instructions.
Please send Golf Registration Form directly to Mrs. Jane Huldtquist, 9200 Park Blvd. #205, Seminole, FL 33777.

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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.
XG559. 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-Kepple 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 significantly before you depart.
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Emily Louise Navarra

Lisa A. Sasso and Thomas A. Eckel were united
in marriage on December 7, 1996 at St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Tampa. Florida.
The bride is the daughter of Wendell and Donna
Sasso (Wertz) of Panama. The groom is the son of
Elwood and Janis Eckel (Brogie) who now live in
Odessa. Florida.

Emily Louise Navarra was born January 28, 1997
to Alex and Jackie (Andino) Navarra in Boulder
City, Nevada.

Alex and Jackie Navarra with new daughter, Emily
Jackie is the daughter of Lou and Janice
(Malone) Andino of Jacksonville, Florida and the
great-granddaughter of Betty (Norris) Malone and the
late Walter (Bud) Malone, and the late Mr. and Mrs.

The bride was given away by her father. Her
maid of honor was Adriane Rowley and serving as
best man was Alan Eckel, brother of the groom.
Bridesmaids were Kristy Anderson (Brayton), Kristine
Eckel (Stromberg) and Jennifer Eckel (sister of the
groom. The flower girl was Erica Gaul and ring
bearers were Kyle and Christopher Eckel.
Groomsmen were John Nickisher, Todd Mendenhall
and Brian Smith.

Aileen Elizabeth Markovitz
Brenda and Kevin Markovitz of Wildwood, Mo.,
are happy to announce the birth of their second
child, Aileen Elizabeth Markovitz, on October 14,
100Q Aileen weighed S nounds 15 ounces.


Natalie Jill Dominiguez

Eric and Beckie (Ramsey-BHS Class of '78)
Dominguez of Escondido, California announce the
birth of their daughter Natalie Jill, born July 10,
1996 in San Diego, CA. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 8
oz. and was 19V2 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents are John and Jeannie
Ramsey, former Gamboa, C.Z. residents, and now of

Kevin and Brenda Markovitz (BHS'85), Ryan (age
21/2) and Aileen Markovitz, October 14, 1996.
Aileen is the sister of Ryan, and granddaughter
of Noline and the late Joe Morrissey of East
Hampton, New York and Los Rios, Panama; and
Diane and Joe Markovitz of Chesterfield, MO.


Jacob Commerford

Jacob Commerford was born to Tim and
Charlene Brophy Commerford on December 19, 1996
in Fairbanks, Alaska.

John holding baby Jacob with Dona, Tim and
Charlene in the back.
Grandparents are John and Dona Jones Brophy
(BHS'58) of Castine, Maine, and Dick and Jackie
Commerford of Valrico, Florida.
Jake is the great-grandson of the late Don and
Frances Days Jones (CHS'30).

Bryanne Riley

William and Lois Riley greeted another
granddaughter on December 6, 1996 named Bryanne,
their fourth granddaughter, and the ninth great-
granddaughter of Joseph Riley.


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Grandmother Lois Riley holding Bryanne, 4
months, Kevin and Cindy Riley, parents, and 2
year-old Meghan Riley held by grandfather Bill
Parents are Kevin and Cindy Riley of Bedford,

Evita Rosella Herberg
Elizabeth and Peter Herberg (BHS'77) are proud to
announce the birth of their first child, Evita Rosella,
born November 3, 1996. Evita weighed 6 lb. 4.8 oz.
and is the first grandchild of Carmen Herberg, a
retired Gorgas Hospital nurse, and the 11th
grandchild of Maria and Carlos Vela of San
Francisco, California.


Elizabeth and Peter Herberg with daughter Evita
Rosella Herberg.
The Christening of Evita was on February 23,
1997. Godparents were Maria (Arcieniega) and Rick
Pasamante (BHS'77). Canal Zone friends residing in
Tucson were among those attending .

Tyler Patrick Thrift
Correction: Chantel and Robert Thrift (BHS'89) of
Orlando, FL are proud to announce the birth of
their first child, Tyler Patrick, born April 18, 1996.
Grandpa Robert Thrift is of BHS'69.

Anna & Mary Wichmani

Barbara and Bill Wichmann of Tallahassee,
Florida are pleased to announce the birth of their
twin granddaughters Anna and Mary, on April 8,
1997 in Broward General Medical Center, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida.
Proud parents are Bill Wichmann, (BHS'73), Ft.
Lauderdale attorney, and Cathy Wichmann, artist and
art teacher.
Maternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs.
Emmanuel Konstance of Manhasset, Long Island. All
four grandparents were present to welcome the
beautiful girls.

Angelica Grace Ariana Read
Alison (Read) and Mark Thrailkill of Augusta,
Georgia are proud to announce the birth of their
daughter, Angelica Grace Ariana Read Thrailkill.

Mark and Alison (Read) Thrailkill with daughter
Angelica Grace Ariana Read Thrailkill.
She was born on February 9, 1997. Maternal
grandparents are Clare and Elwood Read of Sarasota,
Florida. Paternal grandparents are Patricia and John
(Bob) Thrailkill of Riyadh, Saudia Arabia.

Ryan Austin Corrigan

Martha Bell-Corrigan of Deltona, Florida holds
newest addition to the family, Ryan Austin, born
December 29, 1996, while brother John Paul
Corrigan V (born June 2, 1992) and sister Kaelyn
Brenna (born March 30, 1995) look on.

Martha Bell-Corrigan holding Ryan Austin, with
brother John Paul and sister Kaelyn Brenna.
Paternal grandparents are Jack and Gloria (Ely)
Corrigan of Clearwater, Florida. Maternal
grandparents are Dick and Amy Bell of Deltona.

Wylie James Pitney

Mrs. Louis J. Pitney (Susan Taylor) feeds her
second grandchild, Wylie James Pitney, born 27 July,
1996 in San Diego, CA. With her is the baby's
mother, Layne Catherine Pitney.
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Layne Catherine Pitney and Susan Taylor Pitney
with baby Wylie James Pitney.
Great-grandparents are Mrs. Mary Pitney of
Derby, CT. and Vern and Catsy Taylor Schafer of
San Diego.

Drew Patrick Connerton

John and Bliss (Morris) Connerton and big
brother Jake are proud to announce the arrival of
Drew Patrick Connerton on November 1996 in Plano,
Maternal grandparents of grandchild #8 is
Bob and Linda Morris of San Diego. California.

Godmother Sandra Fulton, Drew Patrick
Connerton (4 mos), and Bliss Connerton at
Drew's baptism. Bliss and Sandra are BHS'80

Jaye Lynn Wagner
Jodi and John Wagner are proud to announce
the birth of their first child, daughter Jaye Lynn
Wagner on November 18, 1996 in Boca Raton,

Jodie and John Wagner with Jaye Lynn Wagner
Paternal grandparents are Jackie (Ashton)
Wagner of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and the late
John Y. Wagner. Maternal grandparents are Nancy
and John Godsby of Zanesville, Ohio.

Madeline Marie Hurst
Harris and Henrietta (Wolf) Hurst (both of
BHS'85) are proud to announce the birth of their
daughter, Madeline Marie on March 3, 1997 in the
Woodlands, Texas. Madeline came in at 7 lbs. 4
ounces and 19/2 inches long.

Harris and Henrietta

Hurst with Madeline Marie.

Madeline's maternal grandparents are James and
LaVerne Wolf, retired in Missouri City, Texas, and
her paternal grandparents are Paul (BHS'58) and
Delia Hurst of Panama City, Rep. of Panama.

Lowell "Corky" Elbertson of Crystal River, Florida
and great-grandson Gage D. Wallace. Gage was
born in September, 1996.


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Robert K. (Bob) Adams, 84, died February 2,
1987 in Laguna Hills where he resided since 1973.
He was born in Ancon Hospital and attended Balboa
schools, graduating from BHS in 1930. He worked
for the Panama Canal his entire career in the
Mechanical and Locks Divisions and Harbormaster's
Office, retiring as Harbormaster in 1971. He was
fond of boating and fishing and spent much time
with his family at their "island" close to Gamboa. He
was a member of BPOElks 1414, the Balboa Gun
Club, the Abou Saad Shrine and Panama Canal
Society of Southern California where he was
president for two years. He worked for ten years as
a Leisure World bus driver, and he and his wife,
Ruth (Westman) traveled in Mexico, throughout the
U.S. and Canada, and enjoyed trips to Europe,
Alaska and Hawaii.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three children,
Helen "Howie" Laatz of Gatun, Panama, Robert K.
of College Station, TX, and Donald D. of
Stockbridge, GA; brother, Roger W. of Kirkland,
WA; a sister, Katherine Lessiack of Kerrville, TX;

two nephews, Roger S. Adams of MI., aifd John
Lessiack of MO; niece Sue (Lessiack) Stabler of
Panama, grandchildren Christine, Lisa and Kimberly
Adams, GA, Robert and Krystl Adams, TX, Ray
Laatz, CA, and J. Reiley Laatz, LA, and many
surviving in-laws. Bob's ashes will be laid to rest in
Gatun Lake near the Adams-Lessiack "Island" in

Marguerite M. Ashton, 80, formerly of Balboa,
Canal Zone, passed away quietly in Lake Havasu
City, Arizona on February 5, 1997. She was the
widow of Nathan W. Ashton, and they lived in the
Canal Zone for over 37 years.
Marguerite is survived by her daughter,
Jacqueline Wagner of Waynesboro, PA; her son,
Warren Ashton of Springfield MO., a brother, Albert
Pate of St. Petersburg, FL.; five grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.

George Nicholas Ateek Sr., 68, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died September 29, 1996 at home of a heart
attack. Born in Bridgeport, CT, he was a 1952
graduate of the U. of Florida. He was the head
buyer in the Supply Division of the Panama Canal
Company until its closing, then went on to the
Purchasing Branch, retiring from the Storehouse
Division in December 1980 with over 23 years of
service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the
Korean conflict; a member of the Elks, Amador
Officer's Club and the Panama Canal Society of
Florida. He was also a member of St. Raphaels
Catholic Church Parish.
Survivors include his wife Frances; a daughter,
Adriana Berky of Milford, OH; a son, George Jr.;
grandson, George III, of Tampa; a brother, Louis of
St. Petersburg; three sisters, Olga Loverne, St.
Petersburg, Evelyn Page, Indian Rocks, and Helen
Hudson, Seminole, all of Florida.

Anna Frances Ayers, 83, passed away in Virginia
Beach, Virginia on January 22, 1997. She was born
in the Canal Zone in 1913 and left the Canal Zone
in 1946 for New York where she became a
Registered Nurse. She was a nurse in New York,
Germany, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
She is survived by a sister, Zona, known as
"Cissie", five nieces and one nephew and many great-
nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by
sisters Eleanor and Margaret.

Elsa L. Bailey, a native of Ancon, Panama Canal
Zone and a resident of Mobile, Alabama for the
past seven years died suddenly at a local hospital on
September 16, 1996.
She is survived by her daughter Honey
Dimitriades, Mobile; three grandchildren, John, of
Monrovia, MD., Evanthia McDonnell, of Elkridge,
MD., Elsa Dimitriades, Mobile; great grandchild
Ashley McDonnell, several nieces and nephews and
other relatives.

Frank J. Bartlett, of Green bay, Wisconsin. died
November 1, 1996, after a lengthy illness. He had
been employed by the Police and Fire Division for
18 years and in the Locks Division until his

retirement in 1972 with over 29 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Wilhelmina (Winnie),
and four children; Mary Kaye Schafer, Marquette,
MI, Patricia Stotsenbury, Muskego, WI, Thomas,
Green Bay and Robert, Sumter, SC; a brother, James
of Boca Raton, FL; and a sister, Vivian Wertz,
Oconto Falls, WI.

August I. Bauman, 81, of Fairhope, Alabama,
died July 22, 1996 at home from diabetes and
battling recovery of a 4-way bypass heart surgery for
three years. He retired in May, 1971 from
Community Services with over 29 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma F. Bauman,
and a son, Ronald L. Bauman.

Aloha L (Holcomb) Baumbach, 68, of Winter
Haven, Florida, died April 15, 1997 at Winter Haven
Hospital after a 12 year battle with breast cancer.
She was a native of Ancon, Canal Zone and was
best known for her sense of humor, earning the
name of "Loco." She graduated from BHS in 1947
where she excelled in sports. She attended Graceland
College in Iowa, then returned to the CZ and
worked for the Panama Canal Co. where she became
Sports Recreation Specialist for the Schools Division
and taught Water Safety Instructor's Permit classes
for the American Red Cross while assigned to the
Sports/Pool Division. She retired in 1977 with over
15 years of service. When her husband retired in
1979, they relocated to Winter Haven, FL.
She is survived by her husband, Edwin; sons Fred
and Ray; daughter Ruth Baumbach; daughter-in-laws
Linda and Teresa; granddaughters Ruth and Katie,
and grandson Andy.

Burton J. Benoit, of New Orleans, Louisiana
passed away on January 9, 1997 following a brief
bout with cancer. He was born in Gorgas Hospital,
Ancon, Canal Zone and lived on the Prado in
Balboa while growing up. He was the son of the late
Bert Benoit of the Industrial Division and Edna Luft
Benoit. Burt graduated from Balboa High School in
1948 and later graduated from Canal Zone Junior
College and Southwest Louisiana University. After
college he served in the U.S. Army for two years
and was stationed in Germany. He returned to New
Orleans where he lived until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Goldsmith
Benoit; two daughters, Cheryl (DVM) of New York
and Gail, of New Orleans; and a sister, Audrey
Benoit Bowman of Metairie, Louisiana.

Ethel "Jeanne" Bensen, 68, of Bradenton, Florida,
passed away April 13, 1997. Born in Bennett,
Colorado, she came to the Canal Zone in 1932; was
a BHS'46 and a graduate of Canal Zone College.
She lived during her early years at both Frijoles and
Monte Lirio train stops with her father, a Panama
railroad track foreman. She started working with the
railroad herself in 1953 and on June 16, 1978, the
Panama Railroad dedicated the Jeanne B, a passenger
coach in her honor. She retired in 1980 after 30
years of service. After moving to Bradenton in 1981
with her husband, Ed Bensen, who passed away in
1992, she worked for Miami Elevator for five years
and was active in the Manatee-Sarasota Fish and

Game Association.
She is survived by a brother, Herschel (Herky)
Johnson of Bradenton; sons Jay of Atlanta, GA, Don
of Bradenton and Chris of Lehigh Acres, FL; five
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Curtis I. Berg, 90, of Tampa, Florida, died on
September 13, 1996. Born in Perth, ND, and in 1928
he began working for the United Fruit Company in
Puerto Armuelles, then for the Chiriqui Land
Company in Panama and for U.S. contractors
building Madden Dam and improving military
installations. After WWII he worked for the U.S.
Navy at Arraijan Tank Farm and as a planner and
estimator for Public Works at Rodman NAVSTA,
until he retired in 1970 and moved to Tampa.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margarita,
and six children: Inez Clark of Curundu, Carl of
Tempe, AZ, Stan of Phoenix, AZ, Franz "Shorty" of
Snellville, GA, Janice of Raleigh, NC, and Betty of
Panama City, R.P.; a sister, Inez Leonard of Las
Vegas, NV, and fourteen grandchildren and one

Sally W. Bigelow, 57, of Barrington, New
Hampshire, died January 14, 1997. Born in Portland,
Maine, she moved to the Atlantic side of the Canal
Zone with her parents shortly after WWII. Her
father, Henry Bigelow was employed with the Navy
and her mother, Ruth was a substitute teacher at
Cristobal High School and very active with Atlantic
side Girl Scouts. The Bigelow family left the Canal
Zone before Sally's graduation with the CHS Class
of 1957. She served four years in the Navy as
corpswoman and subsequently became very active
with the American Legion reaching the rank of
Commander of Post No. 114, Barrington. She also
held assorted elective offices in the town.
She is survived by her brother, James H.
Bigelow of Boise, Idaho; several nieces, nephews and

Norah Ford Gladwell Brame, 90, of Bellingham,
Washington, passed away October 22, 1996. Her
family went to Panama in 1908; she married John
(Jack) Gladwell in 1930. They had one son, John,
Jr. Her husband died in 1943 and married Clifton
Brame in 1945. In 1951 they moved to San Antonio,
Texas and when Clifton died in 1993, she moved to
Bellingham to be near her son.
She is survived by her son, John and his wife,
two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

Rhoda H. Brians, 84, of Sun City, Arizona, died
December 21, 1996 in Camelot Care Center. She was
born in Paradise Valley, Alberta, Canada and was a
Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of
Idaho. She had been a teacher for 20 years in the
Panama Canal Zone, and moved to Arizona after her
husband, Rayburn L. Brians, formerly of the
Navigation Division, retired in July, 1970. She was
also a Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star on
the Atlantic side. She was predeceased by her sister,
Marylizabeth Clarke of Idaho and she was laid to
rest in Sun City.
Mrs Brians is survived by her husband,
Rayburn; a daughter, Ann of Idaho; sons John of Ft.

Lauderdale, FL, and Wallace of Eulice, Texas;
brothers Samuel Swayne of Idaho and Allen Swayne
of Tennessee; and four grandchildren.

Ila (Crowell) Bruckert, 79, of Beverly Hills,
Florida, died April 7, 1997. She retired in 1975 as
Budget Director of the U.S. Army in the Canal
Zone. While living in the Canal Zone she was active
in the Eastern Star, Little Theatre, National League
of American Pen Women and the Balboa Union
Church. She was the widow of Richard Crowell who
retired from the Locks Division in 1975, and died in
March 1986.
She is survived by her second husband, Walter
Bruckert, Beverly Hills, FL; a son, Richard,
Blairsville, GA; four daughters, Dawn Parker, Pam
Crowell and Jacque Vowell of Ormond Beach, FL,
and Bonnie Morrison, DeLand, FL; thirteen
grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Yolanda Butcher, 64, of Ocala, Florida, died
January 8, 1997 at Munroe Regional Medical Center.
A native of San Salvador, she left Panama in 1979
when her husband, a former dock foreman of Balboa
She is survived by her husband, Henry P.
Butcher, Ocala; Marta Flemke, Rochester, NY, a son,
Peter Butcher, Orlando; one grandson and one great-

Vern D. Calloway, Jr., 66, of Tallahassee,
Florida, died January 11, 1996 in Lake City. A native
of Colon, Panama, he lived in Tallahassee since 1987.
He was a retired Air Force judge advocate and was
a member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc., and a 1947 graduate of Balboa High School. He
had a private law practice in Venice, FL. previously,
and was a member of the Florida Bar and the North
Carolina Bar, the Retired Officer's Association, the
Air Force Association and Sigma Phi Epsilon. He
was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church
He is survived by his wife, Lois M. Calloway of
Tallahassee; two sons, Dr. Daniel M. of Ponte
Vedra, Fl., and Scott E. of Chicago, IL; and two

Alberto Len Chang, 67, of Dunedin, Florida died
March 31, 1997 at home. He was born in China and
emigrated to Panama at an early age. He found his
calling when he began working in the kitchen of the
Officer's Club there. He has cooked for the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on Barro
Colorado; owned and operated the restaurant at
Gamboa Country Club, and after moving to the U.S.
he cooked for various hotels and restaurants until he
opened Oriental Chinese restaurant in Largo in 1988,
and in 1991 he and his wife opened Kowloon
Chinese Restaurant in St. Petersburg. He has
received several awards and commendations for his
culinary art. He was a member of Chinese Alliance
Church of Tampa. During the past six months he
visited relatives in Hong Kong and China; spent time
with his children in New York and Philadelphia, and
visited family in Toronto.
His survivors include his wife, Janet, and three
sons, Alberto, Alfredo and Alfonso.

William T. Coffey, Sr., 87, died in his sleep in
Panama on January 11, 1997. Born in Jersey City,
NJ, he was the second son of Roosevelt medal
holder Daniel A. and Marie G. Coffey. He attended
the Colegio San Jose in Colon, graduated from
Cristobal High School in 1927 and later received an
accounting degree from LaSalle Institute, Chicago, IL.
He enjoyed an active business career, beginning with
Fox Films in El Salvador, the United Fruit Company
in Cristobal, the Commissary Division in Mount
Hope and the Accounting Division in Balboa Hgts.
During WWII he accepted a position with Tropical
Paint Co., eventually becoming president of its
subsidiary Pinturas Panamefias in Panama. In the late
40s he embarked on his own, becoming an
independent contractor. He participated in local
athletics for several years, becoming a champion
swimmer and diver on the Isthmus. He was best
known as a member of the great Colon baseball
teams of the C.Z. League in the 30s, earning the
reputation as "Iron Man" for his base-stealing skills.
In his later years, his passion was for bowling.
He is survived by three sons and their spouses;
Gerald W. Carol, William T. Karen, and Michael
LeeAnne; his daughter, Marilyn Autry Barry; his
brothers Eugene and james; his sister, Patricia
Leishout; eleven grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
brothers Dan, Jack, Dave and Bob.

Helen Jean Nash Corrigan, 77, passed away on
February 6, 1997 in Sarasota, Florida. She was born
in Ancon, Canal Zone, raised in Panama and
attended Canal Zone schools. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Church of the Incarnation. She
left the Canal Zone when her husband retired in
July 1970 from the Community Services Division, and
has been a resident of Sarasota from that time.
Helen married Peter Tiernan Corrigan in 1939 and
raised four boys. She was a British subject and
became a naturalized American citizen. She was the
daughter of E. Hugo and Florence Emma (Huber)
Nash. Hugo was a longtime executive of the North
American Tobacco Company in Panama. Helen's
family is the holder of the Roosevelt Medal on both
sides of the family, Corrigan and Huber.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Peter
Tiernan Corrigan Sr.; three sons, Peter T. Jr. (wife
Rosie) of Sarasota, Timothy J. (wife Taffy) of
Cardenas, Panama, and Michael J. (wife Margie) of
Chattanooga, TN; Susan, wife of deceased son, Brian
Edward of Acworth, GA; 13 grandchildren and 10
great grandchildren.

Capt. Charles L Foley, formerly of Bryantown,
Maryland, passed away on September 24, 1996. He
was the former Master of the SS Ancon when it
operated out of the New York office. He took over
the SS Cristobal out of the New Orleans office until
he retired in 1969 with 29 years of service. His wife
predeceased him in September 1985.
No known surviving relatives.

Gabriel Lewis Galindo, 68, until a few months
ago Panama's foreign minister and widely regarded as
his country's most influential foreign-policy figure
during the past two decades, died December 19, 1996
in Denver, Colorado. A wealthy businessman who
rose to prominence as Panama's ambassador to the
United States and key negotiator for the Panama
Canal Treaties in 1977, he enjoyed unusual access in
Washington ever since he became instrumental in
getting the accords ratified by both countries a year
later. During the regime of Gen. Noriega, he went
into exile in Washington and returned to Panama
after 1989. He was appointed foreign minister in
1994 by newly elected President Ernesto Balladares
but had resigned a few months ago because of a
progressive lung fibrosis.

Norman Gates, 85, died November 3, 1996, in
Norwalk, California.
Born July 13, 1911, in Ancon, Panama, he lived
in Vista for 34 years. He moved to Norwalk just two
weeks before his death.
A former resident of Seattle, he was a graduate
of the University of Washington, where he was a
member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He began
working for Bon Marche Department Store at the
age of 16, working in various positions in his 34
years, including general manager, and retiring as vice
president in 1962.
He was a charter member and past president of
the Northgate Rotary Club, and a member of the
Vista Rotary and was honored as a Paul Harris
He was a former director of the Seattle Chamber
of Commerce, as well as Shoreline Savings.
Mr. Gates was preceded in death by his
daughter, Lee La Mance. He is survived by his wife,
Charlotte Gates of Norwalk; daughter and son-in-
law Judy and Richard Rieboldt of Long Beach; son-
in-law Lon La Mance of Huntington Beach; seven
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Eadie (Boyd) Del Rubio, one third of "3 Gals 3
Guitars," a tno that performed for six decades in
showcases ranging from television comedy to
retirement homes, has died, a spokesman announced
Wednesday. She died December 16, 1996 of cancer
at Torrence Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles,
spokeswoman Lisa Reeder said. Triplet Eadie Del
Rubio and her sisters, Milly and Elena, have
performed their music as an identical trio for the
last 60 years, including stints on the television shows
"Ellen," "The Golden Girls," "Full House," and "Pee-
Wee's Playhouse." They were known as the Boyd
Triplets to those from the Panama Canal Zone,
where they attended Balboa High School, and whose
father was with the State Department.

Paul G. Goodman, 78, of Jacksonville, Florida,
formerly of Clearwater, died April 4, 1997 at home.
He moved to Clearwater in 1920 from his native
Mulberry, Kansas. He worked for the federal
government in the Panama Canal Zone and retired
from the U.S. Postal Service, Jacksonville. He was an
Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two sisters, May Ham and
Alleen Lange, both of Clearwater; six nieces and
three nephews.

Juanita Mae (Harrell) Greer, 78, of Ellensburg,
Washington passed away on February 13, 1997 m
Kittitas Valley Community Hospital in Ellensburg.
She received a B.A. in Education from Central

Washington University with a major in art and music
minor in 1940. She taught kindergarten in Ellensburg
and then in Margarita, Canal Zone in 1947-49. She
married Capt. Frederick U. Greer in Ft. Gulick in
1949 and lived in Yakima for a number of years
after her husband retired from the military.
She is survived by her sons, Charles of Yakima
and Brian of Tacoma; daughter, Marsha Roche, a

Milton J. Halley, 86, of Jacksonville, Florida,
passed away March 24, 1997 at Southlake Nursing
Home. He was a member of Knights of Columbus,
Balboa Council and B.P.O. Elks Lodge, Margarita,
Canal Zone.
He is survived by his wife Winifred; two sons,
Michael (Anna), and Danny M. (Nicole); three
daughters, Susan Epperson, Maureen Rohler and
Colleen Wheeler; six grandchildren, Dennis, Neil E.,
Sara, Mathew, Christelle and Eric; two great-
grandchildren, Kelsie and Winter.

John Hampel, 77, of Spring Hill, Florida, died
December 6, 1996. He was a former Canal Zone
police officer, and was a retired chief with the
Internal Revenue Service, Brooklyn, NY District. He
also served as a New York State Boy Scout Merit
badge counselor, and earned his bachelor of science
degree from Columbia Pacific University at the age
of 73. He was the author of the book, Viva Panama,
the only book written about the Panama Canal since
World War II. His book was on sale at the 1996
PCSOFL Annual Reunion. He was a member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars as a U.S. Navy
veteran, the Hernando Beach Club and the Panama
Canal Society of Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine "Kay"
Hampel, of Spring Hill, Florida..

Erlese Don Hansen, 81, passed away February 13,
1997. He was an officer in the Army Air Corps
during World War II, then graduated from Chadron
State College in Nebraska and in 1954 began a
career in the Foreign Service with USAID in Haiti,
Panama, Bolivia, Nigeria, Niger, India, Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador and Ivory Coast.
He is survived by his wife, Eunice; daughters,
Donice Hansen, Cheryl Linton, 10 grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren, a sister, Louise Brown; and
brothers, Robert and Edward.

Karen Lisa Hein, 31, died of breast cancer in
Boca Raton, Florida on February 17, 1997. She was
born in Chicago, Illinois but lived most of her life
in South Florida. Lisa was the daughter of Melva
(Flores) Hein, and the late Arthur Hein.
She is survived by her mother, 8168 Mizener
Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33433; her sister, Linda, and
her uncle, George (Lanky) Flores.

Josephine Hidaldo died January 22, 1997 at
Clinica San Fernando, Panama City, R.P. A native of
Panama, she lived in the Canal Zone from 1928 until

her husband's retirement in 1957 as a signalman,
Gamboa Signal Station She attended Canal Zone
schools and was very active in the Gamboa's
Women's Club and was president of the Woman's
Auxiliary of the Gamboa Union Church. Josefita
lived in San Francisco de la Caleta, Panama City,
and was well known for her community activities in
several Canal Zone townsites.
She is survived by a daughter, Wilma Hidalgo
who retired from the Ft. Clayton Main Library, now
of Sarasota; a son, William, retired from IAGS, Ft.
Clayton; four grandchildren, Wally Debbie, Kenny
and Robert; a grandchild, all of Miami, FL; and two
nephews and a sister, Alice, all of Panama.

Evelyn R. Hilborn (Condon) died December 13,
1996. She was born in Titusville, Ohio and worked
for many years at the Terminals Division in
Cristobal, CZ before retiring in 1978 when she
moved from Margarita to Aiken, South Carolina. She
was a member of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida and was past president of both NARFE and
the Panama Canal Society of South Carolina.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Howard; and
a sister, Helen Saus of New Philadelphia.

Reed Hopkins III, died January 21, 1997 at
Herman Hospital, Houston, Texas.
He is survived by his mother, June, and a sister,

Verna Kapinos, widow of Andy Kapinos, passed
away April 11, 1997 at the Pepper Hill Nursing
Center in Aiken, South Carolina. She was a member
of the Panama Canal Societies of Florida and of
South Carolina. Before moving to Aiken, she resided
in Cocoli and Balboa, Canal Zone.
Survivors include daughters Carol K. Smith of
Tucson, Arizona and Linda A. Puchon of Los
Angeles, California; five grandchildren and two great-

Zona Ayers Kuller, 87, better known as "Cissie",
died in Bakersfield, California on February 25, 1997
where she lived with her daughter, Pat Kuller Gill
and husband Ray for the last five months of her life.
She was born in Empire, Canal Zone on October 24,
1909, and was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin
F. Kuller in 1989. She had been a homemaker all
her life, and was a member of the South Lincoln
Christian Church in Seal Rock. She was also a
member of the Woman's Bible Study Group in
Waldport and a volunteer librarian.
She is survived by three children; Ben Kuller, Jr,
Jean Kuller Perry, and Pat Kuller Gill; 12
grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-
great-grandchild. She passed away 33 days after her
sister, Anna Frances Ayers.

Jay Robert "Bob" Magie, 67, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died February 5, 1997 at Carrington Place
Convalescent Center. He was born in Uniontown,
Pa., and retired after 31 years with the St. Petersburg
Times and St. Petersburg Evening Dependent. He was

an Air Force veteran during the Korean conflict,
serving in the Canal Zone from 1949 -1951. He was
a member of Holy Catholic Family Church, St.
Petersburg Yacht Club, St. Petersburg Museum of
Fine Arts and the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Shirley;
and two sisters, Gretchen Ciarmella, Hopwood, Pa.,
and Myrene Watson, Pa.

Greg Martinez, 36, of Panama, passed away
December 11, 1996 of cancer, in Paitilla Hospital. He
was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but raised in the Canal
Zone, moving with his family from different
communities on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides.
He graduated from BHS and PCC majoring in
computers. His last employer was Samsung, Inc. of
Panama. He always lived an active life to the fullest,
scuba diving, kneeboarding at the beach, paddling
cayucos, rollerblading or outdoors, admiring mother
Survivors include his wife, Janette Martinez
Sousa, daughter Michelle Marie Martinez; mother,
Ann E. Hoag; father, Fernando Martinez; brother,
Louis; sisters Maria M. Witte, Mimi A. Azcarraga,
Teresa Martinez, grandmother Fransisca Martinez;
four brothers-in-law, and mother and father in law,
and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

E. Corbin McGriff, 86, of Dothan, Alabama, died
January 27, 1997 at home after an extended illness.
He was a veteran of World War II, having retired
from the Navy after 25 years of service. following
his retirement in the Canal Zone, he was employed
by the 15th Naval District, then returned to Alabama
where he was employed by the City of Dothan until
he retired again in 1979. He was a member of
Pythagoras Lodge #659, Dothan; Abou Saad Shrine,
Canal Zone, Scottish Rite and member of the Fleet
Reserve Association, VFW Canal Zone and the Saint
Columba Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Muriel, Dothan;
daughter Geri David, Columbus, GA; two sons, Dr.
Corbin Jr., Jackson, MS and Gene, Dothan; eight
grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, three sisters and
a brother. He is preceded in death by five brothers,
Clifford, Charlie, Lan, Sam and Raymond.

Mrs. C.H. McRaven, of Robertsdale, Alabama has
been reported as deceased in March, 1996 by the
U.S. Postal Service. No other information is available.

Joseph Morrissey, of East Hampton, New York,
died January 23, 1997 after falling off a Jacobs
ladder into the water while reporting to duty to
board a ship as pilot in Panama.
He is survived by his wife, Noeline, who was to
join him in Panama; a son, Joseph E. of Panama;
and a daughter, Brenda Markovitz of Wildwood, MO.

Martin H. Moynihan, 63, an authority on animal
behavior who built the Smithsonian Tropical Research
Institute in Panama into a world-class scientific
center, died December 3, 1996 in the General
Hospital of Albi, France from lung cancer. He
directed the center in Panama from his arrival and

remained as director until 20 years ago. Since then
he continued his research partly in Panama and in
West Africa, as well as in Albi.

Edward H. Neville, Jr., 80, of Palm Harbor,
Florida, formerly of Seminole, Florida, died February
23, 1997 at home. He was born in Ancon, Panama
Canal Zone and retired from the Engineering
Division in 1972 with over 36 years of service. He
and his wife then settled in Seminole, moving to
Palm Harbor in 1996. He was a retired Hydrologist
and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church,
Palm Harbor and a former member of Blessed
Sacrament Church, Seminole. He was a member of
the Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dorothy
H.; a daughter, Catherine Davidson, Palm Harbor;
a sister, Peggy Neville Carens, Wellesley, MA; and
two grandsons.

Jessie Evelyn Newhard, 92, of Rogers, Arkansas,
died January 24, 1997 at a local nursing center. She
was born in Steubenville, Ohio and was a longtime
resident of Bentonville, AR. She worked for the
Army and Quartermaster in Gatun, the Pentagon in
Washington, D.C. and Bates Medical Center. She was
a past matron of the Coral Chapter of the Eastern
Star in the Canal Zone and past president of Bates
Medical Center Auxiliary. She was also a member of
the Arkansas Panama Canal Society and the Qui
Vive Club. She was preceded in death by her
husbands, Arthur Albright and Fred Newhard, and a
Survivors include two sons, Brian Albright of
Clearwater, FL, and John Albright of Ft. Collins,
CO; a stepson, Fred Newhard of NY; two
stepdaughters, Ann Franklin of CA., and Carol
Bleakley, a brother, Bill Parks of Rogers; two sisters,
Ellen Osgood of VA., and Jane Fellows of OH; four
grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces
and nephew.

Alice W. Patten, 87, of St. Petersburg, Florida
died January 23, 1997 at St. Anthony's Hospital.
Born in Bar Harbor, Maine, she retired from the
Panama Canal Company in March 1954 from the
Cost Accounts Branch with over 10 years of service.
She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and
the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
She is survived by a son, Arthur M., St.
Petersburg; three grandchildren, Bennett W. of St.
Petersburg, Laurie P. Doyle of Tallahassee and
Sandra P. White of Rutherford, NC; and a great-

Richard K. Perra, 45, of Washington State
passed away on March 31, 1997, as a result of a
heart attack. He was born in the Canal Zone, later
moving to Gainesville, Georgia where he attended
Gainesville High School and worked for Lawson
Heating and Air Conditioning. He returned to
Panama in 1970 and in 1971 moved to Washington
State. Mr. Perra died while on a trip to Anchor
Point, Alaska.
Survivors include his mother, Cecilia (Simms)

Perra (BHS'40) of Gainesville; two sons, Richard and
Steven; sisters, Sylvia Fox of Gainesville; Ginny
Canupp of Charleston, SC, and Beverly McDonald,
of Quincy, WA.; brothers Bruce of Seattle, WA.,
Fred of Dallas, TX, and Steve of Dalton, GA.

Joyce M. (Alberga) Pinto, 85, of Riverside,
California, died March 26, 1997 of kidney failure at
Vitas Hospice Unit in Riverside. She was born in
Colon and attended the old Cristobal High School
(by the beach) beginning in 1927. She was the wife
of the late Fabian V. Pinto and was known as "JJ."
She was the secretary for the British Vice Consulate
in Colon and moved to New York City in 1965. She
lived in Riverside for the past 22 years. She was
predeceased by a son, Raymond I. Pinto (CHS'53)
and a brother, Lloyd M. Alberga.
She is survived by a son, Carl A. Pinto
(CHS'53) of King of Prussia, PA; and three brothers,
Percival R. Alberga and Cecil E. Alberga of
Riverside and Frank W. Alberga of Panama City,
Panama; two daughters-in-law; three sisters-in-law; six
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and 16 nieces
and nephews.

Alvin A. Rankin, 86, died February 14, 1997 in
Tacoma, Washington. He was born in Ancon, Canal
Zone, three years prior to the completion of the
Canal. He served an apprenticeship as a machinist in
the Mt. Hope Mechanical Division, then went to sea
for seven years earning his unlimited chief engineer
license for steam and diesel. During this time he met
and married his wife. In 1941 he returned to Panama
and worked for the Canal, continuing in the marine
field and retired as the Port Engineer in 1971 with
over 38 years of service. He and his wife chose to
settle in Tacoma, Washington, his wife's birthplace.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Dean
Batchelder Rankin in 1991 and is survived by his
four children; William A., Tacoma, WA, Robert A.,
Gatun, Panama, Bonnie A. Macy, Grey, TN, and
Richard F., Severn, MD; a sister, Anita Thompson,
Marietta, GA; brothers Father Paul (Carlos) of Notre
Dame and Thomas of Denver, CO; nine
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Capt. Patrick J. Ridge, 72, died April 22, 1997
of a heart attack at home in St. Augustine, FL. "Pat"
was born in Ancon Hospital, Canal Zone, one of
eleven children who were descendants of a Roosevelt
Medal holder. While attending Balboa High School,
he worked part-time in the C.Z. Library in the
Admin. Building, graduating from BHS in 1942. He
also graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy, Kings Point, NY with a Bachelor of
Science degree. He served in the Navy as an Ensign,
USN, during the Pacific and Atlantic operations
during World War II, and received his Master's
license at age 23, and continued his service with the
Merchant Marine until he joined the Panama canal
Co. as a pilot-in-training in 1957. He retired as a
Senior Pilot in 1982, receiving several awards and
Master Key to the Canal. He was a Catholic and a
member of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.
He was also a member of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine; a son,

David P. of Aloha, OR; a daughter, Maurya Teresa
Sova of St. Augustine and four grandchildren in
Aloha; brothers Robert of Columbus, OH., Vincent
of Center Valley, PA.,and Joseph of Burlington, IA;
sisters Joan M. deGrummond of Laguna Hills, CA.,
Mary Cribbin of Trenton, NJ., Margaret Coffey of
Chalmette, LA., and several nieces and nephews.

George W. Seanor of Hudson, Florida, passed
away recently. No other information available at this

Jason P. Skeie, 26, of St. Petersburg, Florida,
died April 15, 1997 at Tampa General Hospital. He
came here from his native Fort Lauderdale. He was
a Catholic and a student.
Survivors include his father, Christian S. of
Wesley Chapel; a brother, Christian S. III and his
paternal grandmother, Henri G. Skeie, both of St.
Petersburg, Florida; aunts, Thelma Klipper of
Seminole, FL. and Patty Bain DeVore of Arkansas;
and several cousins.

Capt. Clifford Vincent Torstenson, 85, died April
17, 1997. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and was
raised in Norway as a young boy, and graduated
from high school in South Haven, Michigan. He
became an Eagle Scout in 1926. He came to the
Canal Zone as a ship's pilot, and was active in Girl
Scouts, Boy Scouts and Sea Explorers. He retired in
1971 after 30 years of service as a Panama Canal
Pilot. He was active in the Masonic Lodge, Eastern
Star Royal Palm Chapter #2, and the Shrine. In
Grand Rapids, he founded The Sons Of Norway,
Nordstjernen Lodge #564. He was preceded in death
by his wife Lucile, who he married in 1943, and his
son, John. He died listening to Lucho and Norwegian
Christmas carols, smiling for the first time in many
months as he passed over to the other shore with all
his waiting family and friends.
He is survived by daughters Mary Gruman of
Plymouth, MN, and Carol Torstenson; grandchildren
Nathan and Gillian Gruman.

James A. Vaughn, 72, of Tamarac, Florida,
passed away December 6, 1996. Mr. Vaughn taught
U.S. History at Curundu Junior High School in
Curundu, Panama. He served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II as an Aviation Ordnanceman,
Second Class.
He is survived by his wife, Lebrada; two sons,
Edwin and Francisco, two daughters, Elizabeth
Catherine Van Denakker and Ellen Vaughn; two
sisters, Betty Jane Rosario and Bobbie Anderson; a
brother, Martell and two grandchildren, Kadie and
Jonothan Vaughn.

Eugene Charles Vollmert, 68, of Lake Worth,
Florida, died March 9, 1997 at Hospice of Palm
Beach. He was from Long Island, NY and attended
local schools and the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy, graduating in 1950. He sailed in the
Merchant Marine for several years then entered the
U.S. Navy as engineering officer attached to the
Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. Near the end of

his service he served as Provost Marshal at
Newport, Rhode Island Naval base. He retired from
the service as a Commander and remained active in
the U.S.N.R. He was employed as Power
Superintendent in Panama City and later with the
Panama Canal Company, retiring as Port Engineer,
Balboa in June, 1985, with over 24 years of
government service.
Survivors include his daughter, Mariela E. Nosal
of Plymouth, MA.; sons Dale Lyne of Madison, WI.,
and Dana L. of Sun Prairie, WI.; and grandsons
Andrew and Christopher Nosal.

Marium Ricks White, 79, of Houston, Texas,
died February 21, 1997. Marium was born in
Washington D.C. and lived on both sides of the
Isthmus from September, 1940 until November, 1971.
She worked in the old Commissary Division (later
Supply Division), the Sea Level Interoceanic Study
Commission, and the Community Service Division,
retiring after over 25 years of service.
Marium is survived by her husband of 58 years,
Joseph White, Sr.; a son, Joseph Jr. and his wife
Marilyn; granddaughters Marium Strott, Virginia
Hajka, Tracy White and Tiffany White; four great-
granddaughters and a great-grandson.

William Henry "Pee Wee" Wilkinson, 54, passed
away at Duke University Medical center, Durham,
NC. He suffered a heart attack on March 3 at his
home and was admitted to Cape Fear Memorial
Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. He underwent by-pass
surgery and underwent surgery twice more. He went
to the Canal Zone in 1946 and graduated from
Balboa High School in 1961. He served in the Army
and then worked for the C.Z Postal Service. He
retired as Lead Postal Clerk in 1989 from the 400th
Air Force Postal Service with 26 years of government
service. He was Past Exalted Ruler of Margarita Elks
Lodge 1542. He moved to Fayetteville in 1989,
working for Sears. A special memorial service was
held at the JFK Memorial Chapel, Ft. Bragg, NC. A
memorial Elks service will be held in Panama in May
where his ashes will be scattered at Devil's Beach.
The William "Pee Wee" Wilkinson Memorial Golf
Tournament will be played in Fayetteville each year
on his birthday, March 14.
He is survived by sons Tracy S. of Seattle WA,
Paul D. of Tampa, FL; a brother Herman S. Jr. of
Los Rios, Panama; a sister Emily L. McLean of
Dothan, AL; five nephews and two nieces; a stepson
and stepdaughter and other family.

Alexander A. Wilson, 85, died March 12, 1997
in Waverly, Ohio. He was an old time employee in
the Canal Zone.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel, of Waverly, a
daughter, Sallie Jayne and a grandson, Joseph Jayne.

Gene G. Wilson, 78, of San Antonio, Texas, died
September 23, 1996. She and her husband moved to
San Antonio in 1984 after spending 33 years in the
Panama Canal Zone. She was a member of
University Presbyterian Church and was preceded in
death by her husband, Ray D. Wilson in July, 1995
and her grandson, Brandon Caskey in 1991.

She is survived by her daughter, Jane Caskey and
husband Bill; son Jim Wilson and wife Sue; sister,
Gwen Luttman; and eight grandchildren.

Josephine P. Withers, 80, passed away March 4,
1997 at Southwest Medical Center, Bennington,
Vermont. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree
from Tulane University and a Master of Arts degree
from New York University, and had her own
Kindergarten School in Chicago before moving to
Panama in 1945. She was a kindergarten teacher in
Cocoli and also taught first grade in Diablo and Los
Rios. She was a member of the Cathedral of St.
Luke, Ancon, Canal Zone and because of disability,
she retired early in 1969 and moved to Williamstown,
Josephine was predeceased by her sister,
Elizabeth McNevin February 8, 1996 and a nephew,
Michael Tucker McNevin September 15, 1982.

Phyllis D., Woodzell passed away December 8,
1996 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. She was
born in West Virginia, and had resided in
Graniteville for the past fifteen years. In the early
70's Phyllis and her husband lived in Fort Clayton,
at which time they both worked at Fort Amador.
She is survived by her husband Jack; three
daughters; five sisters and four grandchildren.

Harold Young, 83, died in his Gig Harbor, WA.
home on June 8, 1996. He married Helen Raade in
1936. In his earlier years he worked as a forest
ranger, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and worked
several years in the Puget Sound shipyard as a
shipfitter. He transferred to the Canal Zone in 1959
and retired in June, 1972 from the Industrial Division
with over 25 years of government service. While in
Panama, he was the Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge
1532, Margarita. He was preceded in death by his
wife, Helen Young on April 17.
He is survived by three daughters, Nadine
Buckner, Lois Sherman, and Peggy Sampson; two
brothers, Denver of Salem, OR, and Ronald of
Clarkston, ID; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Helen M. Young, 83, of Gig Harbor, Washington,
died April 7, 1996. She and her husband, Harold
resided in the Canal Zone from 1959 until he retired
in 1972.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years,
Harold; three daughters, Nadine Buckner, Lois
Sherman and Peggy Sampson; two sisters, Julia Hyke
of Mayger, OR and Hazel Brisig of Hansville; three
brothers, Norman Raade of Portland, OR, William
Raade of Yuba City, CA, and John L. Raade of
Cottage Grove, OR; 10 grandchildren, and 22 great-

Letters to the Editor

Captain Robert J. Norman, USN, Key Speaker

World War II veterans returned on the 55th
anniversary to a ceremony, hosted by the National
Park Service on the Arizona Memorial. The keynote
address was delivered by Captain Robert J. Norman,
Ret., Pearl Harbor Survivor, USS Nevada, and former
Panama Canal Marine Director, during 1973-1976.
Captain Norman served on board the USS Nevada
(BB-26) as a seaman, Boatswain mate and warren
boatswain of the ship. The Nevada was the only ship
to get underway from Ford Island on December 7,
1941. The ship was extensively damaged by torpedos
and bombs and subsequently beached across from
Hospital Point clear of the channel.
The ceremony included wreath presentations by
Pearl Harbor Survivors, Volunteers and National Park
Service Staff to the USS Pennsylvania, USS Maryland,
USS Tennessee, USS California, USS West Virginia,
USS Nevada, USS Utah, USS Oklahoma and to the
USS Arizona. The Prayer for Peace was given by
Archbishop Eiki Ikeda, World Federation Japan; the
Rifle Salute was given by the U.S. Army Firing
Detail and Echo Taps was performed by the U.S.
Pacific Fleet Buglers.
From George FitzGerald, Dunnellon, FL


Ellen Coyle of Corpus Christi, Texas spent
Christmas with family friend Lee McFarland in her
Key West, Florida home.
Ellen and Lee are long-time friends from Diablo.
Lee was a teacher at St. Mary's Mission Parochial
School on Balboa Road, Balboa.

a. '4* -

Ellen Coyle, left, and Lee McFarland at Key West,
Florida. Christmas 1996.


Happy New Year from the Nevada Irvins. It's
been a busy holiday season. This is John's last year
of "Shore tour". By early next year, John (and
family) will again be attached to another E-2C
Hawkeye Squadron spending a lot of time at sea on
a carrier. Considering the future in store, we decided
to take advantage of this season's opportunities.
First, John, Julie, Patricia and Robbie flew to
North Carolina to enjoy Thanksgiving with his folks,
Sam and Norma Irvin in Hendersonville. There were
31 for the family turkey dinner. It was the first time
in 8 years that the entire family had been together.
What a blast!
After a fun-filled 6 days we flew home. Then it
was off to Dallas to see Julie's family for Christmas.
We drove our new Suburban and put about 3,500
miles on the car in 10 days, including a stop in
Prescott, AZ and Hoover Dam, NV. Christmas in
Dallas was a blast again a tremendous family get
together. We were unable to contact Lee Morton,


L-R: Patricia, Julie, John and Robbie.
We are now home in Fallon, NV with no trips
planned for a while, but to take advantage of the
local area during the winter, including some skiing
and sledding at Lake Tahoe.
John's work with the counter-drug operations of
the E-2C Hawkeye squadrons to be fulfilling and the
opportunity to fly the F/A-18 "Hornet" attack fighter
in February sounds promising. Johns time at the
carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School
(CAEWWS) is drawing to a close. Around next
October, for 3-4 months, John will go to Norfolk,
VA to re-carrier qualify in the E-2C, then returns
to Fallon for the family and move to their next duty
station. We will keep you informed.
Any Zonians in the area, give us a shout,
especially military fliers using NAS Fallon. Enjoyed
all the Christmas cards great keeping in touch.
Take care and Happy New Year.
John, Julie, Patricia, Robbie Irvin.


Please listen. I can't say all these things, but I
feel them.

1. Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I
should not have all that I ask for. I'm only
testing you.
2. Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer
it, it makes me feel more secure.
3. Don't let me form bad habits. I have to rely
on you to detect them at an early age.
4. Don't make me feel smaller than I am. It
only makes me feel stupidly "big".
5. Don't correct me in front of people if you
can help it. I'll take much more notice if
you talk quietly with me in private.
6. Don't make me feel my mistakes are sins. It
upsets my sense of values.
7. Don't protect me from consequences. I need
to learn the painful way sometimes.
8. Don't be too upset when I say "I hate you".
It isn't you I hate but your powers that
thwart me.
9. Don't take too much notice of my small
ailments. Sometimes they get the attention I
10. Don't forget that I cannot explain myself as
well as I should like. This is why I am not
always accurate.
11. Don't make rash promises. Remember that
I feel badly let down when promises are
12. Don't tax my honesty too much. I am easily
frightened into telling lies.
13. Don't be inconsistent. That completely
confuses me and makes me lose faith in
14. Don't tell me my fears are silly. They are
terribly real and you can do much to
reassure me if you try to understand.
15. Don't put me off when I ask questions. If
you do, you will find I may stop asking and
seek answers elsewhere.
16. Don't even suggest you are perfect or
infallible. It gives me too great a shock
when I discover that you are neither.
17. Don't ever think it is beneath your dignity
to apologize to me. An honest apology
makes me feel especially warm to you.
18. Don't forget how quickly I am growing up.
At times it must be very difficult to keep
pace with me, but please try.
19. Don't forget how much I love to
experiment. I couldn't get along without it,
so please put up with it.
20. Don't forget that I can't thrive without lots
of understanding love, but I don't need to
tell you that, do I?

THE BADIOLA CLAN: Front, L-R: Mary Badiola
Ortiz, Cohasset, MA, Viera Badiola and Carlos M.
Badiola, M.D., St. Petersburg, FL. 2nd row L-R:
Luis Ortiz, M.D., Cohassett, MA and Mike. Edith
Badiola Chartier, Quincy, MA and Timmy and
Gaby Chartier, Carlos M. Badiola III, M.D., West
Hartford, CO. Top row L-R: Tim Chartier, M.A.
General Hospital, Lula Ortiz Jr., Veronica Badiola
with Daniela and Carlos IV, West Hartford, CO.
Photo taken in Mistic, CO., 1996.


After over a year and a half on the road
installing and maintaining equipment for FAA control
centers around the country, which I helped design,
I'm going back home to enjoy my daughters Danna
and Dellrie and my grandkids, Glenn and Cassie,
which I missed so much.
I worked at some pretty good places and was
able to visit with a few Zonian friends and cousins
of mine. Debbie went to most of the centers with me
to help me get settled and see some of the sights.
By far, Albuquerque was the best. In Freemont, near
Oakland, CA. I visited with Bob and Shirley Lowe
and spent a weekend at their second home in Lake
Tahoe. Debbie and I drove south on the Pacific
Highway to meet Donnie Bruce from Oxnard and
visited the Hearst Castle. Also visited cousins Jerry
Bliss and Nola (Bliss) Culley and families. While in
Los Angeles I attended Donnie's graduation
ceremony from college. Also visited cousin Betty
(Allen) Kane and husband Dennis. While at the
Indianapolis Center, I visited Eddie and Janet Pabon
in Louisville and met Ruby (Kitty) Pabon Robinson
and husband Frosty in Franklin, IN. the following
weekend. Also visited Russell Favorite in Englewood,
OH. and met his daughter and grandson before she
left to join her husband stationed at Albrook, back
home. While in the Miami center, I was fortunate to
see Jimmy Brooks conduct the Symphony. I sat with
his wife, Sharon the best seats in the house.
Jimmy's brother Nicky and wife were at the ensuing
social after the show, and I do mean SHOW for you
who haven't seen Jimmy direct. While at the
Jacksonville center, I visited Sandy (Woodruff) and
Billy Weigle. Sandy was doing well after knee

The last six months I was stuck outside
Cleveland due to lack of manpower and only got
away for quick home visits every month. I finally got
away a few times and had nice visits with Eileen
(Cox) Cowell and husband Geoffrey at their home on
the Severna River in Maryland.
I have already begun thinking about this July's
Reunion and arranging my hog barbecue.
Donald Humphrey
Malabar, FL.


Pete and Mary Lou Lang with Robbie Adams
went to Europe in October for three weeks. We
went to London and drove up to Scotland where we
stayed with Pete's cousin and then went to her son's
wedding, which lasted 12 hours. They sure know how
to throw a wedding! Then we drove around Scotland
- the highlight was seeing Loch Lomond again and
then drove back to London, and from there we went
on a wonderful coach tour of Europe.
Went to these countries in this order: England,
France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Holland,
Belgium and then back to London. The weather was
somewhat cold, but mostly real nice. Scotland,
Switzerland and Austria were the most beautiful -
with all the leaves turning such colors and the snow
on the mountaintops. Paris was fantastic and just as
clean and beautiful as they say, with every other
building a work of art. Notre Dame was grand and
beautiful. I was in awe of the Louvre in France and
artwork in Italy. I loved Venice and the gondola
ride. I was surprised to see McDonalds and Burger
King in every country we visited, and Toys-R-Us in
London and Germany. I was also surprised to see
marijuana being sold so casually in Amsterdam and
even advertised for sale on one store sign.

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Pete and Mary Lou Lang with Eiffel Tower, Paris,
France in the background.
After experiencing a couple of days of jet lag, a
week later we went on a cruise to the Caribbean
with about 30 other Canal Zoners. We went to San
Juan, St. Thomas, Guadeloupe, Grenada, La Guira,
Venezuela and Aruba. We liked Aruba the best as
it was so clean, pretty and safe. It was a great trip
and of course, we didn't eat too much of that
wonderful cruise food!
Mary Lou Lang
Clearwater, FL

Louis "Sparkie" and Suzette Seldon visited Adrien
"Kibby" and Jean Bouche in St. George, Utah in
April while Suzette was attending her AT&T Gold
Club in Las Vegas.
They are shown at the Tuacahn Amphitheater in
Snow Canyon. Lou was picking Kibby's brain about
the Panama Railroad of which Kibby has quite a lot
of info on the subject. If anyone else has any info
or photos, Lou would like to hear from you.



Pete Lang, Mary Lou (Dailey) Lang and Robbie
Adams in a cable car going up to Mount Pilatus
in Switzerland.

Louis and Suzette Seldon with
and Jean Bouche.

Adrien "Kibby"


Melvyn Oiler, PCC employee, Liaison Office and
his wife Elizabeth, traveled to their daughters (Lill
Kohr) residence in Pennsylvania in February. Later,
daughter Itzel and husband, Giovanni Bruno arrived
frnm 52n Pran ticn ra'lifirni2

L-R: Lisa P. Moffitt ('89), of Colorado Springs, CO.
hosted a dinner for Rebecca (Wetzstein)
Rushmore ('89) of Denver, and Rolando (Roll)
Linares ('89) while visiting his sister, Ana R.
Linares ('85). also from Denver. Lisa and Roli were
elected as "Most Talented" in BHS Hall of Fame
during their Senior year.

L-H: Giovanni Bruno, Itzel Bruno, Elizabeth Oiler,
Lili Kohr, and daughters Gabriella and Annalysa,
Melvin Oiler, Archie Kohr and cousin Tulula.
All together for the first time in almost two
years. They had a great time in the company of a
large amount of snow.


Deep Purple, a British rock and roll band
credited with being the loudest band in the world
and together since 1968, toured the world recently in
support of their new CD (album) "Perpendicular".
Carlton Morris (BHS'79), fiance Shannon and
son Carlton (age 9) caught the shows in Chicago,
Michigan, Philadelphia and Asbury Park, New Jersey
as guests of the band. After each show it was off to
an English pub to wet the whistle with some cold

Carlton R. Morris (age 9), lan Gillan, lead singer
for "Deep Purple", Carlton A. Morris, BHS'79.
Plans are currently in the works for a March '97
tour of South America with a tentative concert in
Panama if logistics can be worked out with the
promoter there.

"Farewell to Panama"
40th Reunion
On February 12, 1997, the "Farewell to Panama"
40th reunion took place. Twenty members of the
class of CHS'55 and BHS'57 joined the group. We
also had a graduate of BHS'62. It was a great
Traveling down "memory lane", visiting houses we
once lived m as well as enjoying the sights of
Panama with our most efficient guide, was a fantastic
remembrance. It was so much fun and we learned so
much more about the wonderful country of Panama,
which means, "abundance of fish". Several of us are
going back for a New Years celebration in

Front, L-R: Roland Lees, Tony Prenzlau, Barbara
Prenzlau, Bobble (Elich) Schneider, Hanry Cruz,
Bob Graaham, Penny (Pennington) Graham, June
(Barlow) Riesz, Carol Perantle. Back L-R: Patricia
Lees, Patricia Cruz, Ben Thomas, Herbie
Schneider, Judy (Engelke) Montanaro, Edward
Roeckel, Bernadete Fields, Anira (Schneider)
Roeckel, John Montanaro and David Boostrom.
June (Barlow) Rlesz organized this group
including a surprise Panama Canal trivia quiz which
we played on the way to the Coronado Resort. It
was won by Judy (Engelke) Montanaro. We ate lots
of ceviche, Corvma, and enjoyed getting to know all
the members of our party. Thanks to everyone who
joined our group. To those who missed it, you
missed a good one! Hope we see you in Orlando on
July 4, 1997.


Our tour started on February 26, 1997 out of
Miami International Airport. The night of our arrival
in Panama, there was a poolside cocktail party along
with a group of Panamanian dancers in their typical
pollera and montuno costumes at our Executive
Hotel. It was an opportunity for those on the trip to
meet one another.
The next few days were spent going by bus to
the Gold Coast, to include Porto Bello; the Pacific
side to include Old Panama, a partial transit through
Miraflores Locks where we saw a large crocodile on
the Canal banks, and then we went to Coronado
Beach and Golf Club for a couple of days. On
Sunday, we went by bus to El Valle to visit the
Indian market, and to visit the zoo we had heard
about. They have an orchid house there with very
beautiful orchids, and some beautiful bougainvillea
bushes in every possible color. The road to El Valle
has been repaved and is very nice.

Alive and well eight months after a difficult liver
transplant, Toni Huff (aka: Linda) was recently
joined by her "Angels"/Caregivers and former
Zonian friends for lunch at a San Diego restaurant.
Back L-R: Catsy Taylor Schafer, Toni Huff,
Norma Horine. Seated: Kathryn Argo Taylor and
Jean O'Brien Pence. According to Toni, their
friendship over the past two years helped save a
life; her life!


Bridgett Patton of Glendora, California had a nice
visit with her mother, her sister Pia and her husband,
Robert in Lantana, Florida. She also visited other
family members while in Florida.
Bridgett and Pia ran into Andrew Efthimiadis,
which was a nice little surprise. (See photos).

Pia (Grant) Patton (left) and Bridgette Patton
(right) take turns hugging Andrew Efthimiadis,
aboard the Vegas Express.

Luis Rodriguez, Chuck and Sandy Hummer,
Nancy Kaufer LanFranco, Jane Kaufer Cochrane,
Jean Crook, Norma Martin, Thelma and Jessie
Collins, Ann Seigel, Patty Thomas, Diane Hickey
Irvine, Valeria Schroeter, Dorn and Dolly
Thomas, Ellen Coyle, Liz Crook Minton, Babs
Hickey Grinnell, Sam and Anita Field, Jed
Thomas, June Stevenson, Joan McKenzie Kozar
at Pedro Miguel Locks.

Dorn Thomas, Patty and Jed Thomas, Liz Crook
Minton, Jean Crook, Babs Hickey Grinnell, Diane
Hickey Irvine, Sam and Anita Field, Ann Seigel,
Ellen Coyle, Valeria Schroeter, Joan MacKenzie
Kozar, Thelma and Jessie Collins, Norma Maryin,
Jane Kaufer Cochrane. Kneeling are Dolly
Thomas and guide Richard Cayhill. Photo taken
in the rain forest in the Cerro Punta, Volcan,

On Monday we drove to El Volcan, stopping to
buy hats in Penonom6, Guayami dresses and
chaquiras in the Tol6 mountains, and to visit the
oldest church in the Americas in Nata. We arrived
late at the Hotel Bambito in El Volcan and the cool
weather was delightful.
Next morning, the rugged types went by foot and
4-wheel drive to Los Quetzale cabins in the rain
forest to view the beautiful Quetzal bird. Elusive and
shy, we were lucky to see both male and female.
The Baja ricci was falling so we wore rain jackets to
keep dry and warm.
Wednesday we drove to Boquete for lunch at the
Panamonte Hotel. While there, our group was invited
into the two private homes of Lalo and Marta

Gonzalez. I was struck at the beauty of the homes
and gardens. Afterwards, we went to the Caf6 Ruiz
coffee plant and loaded up with good Panama coffee
to take back home.
We flew back to Panama City late Wednesday
afternoon from David airport and on Thursday, spent
our free day shopping. That evening we had dinner
at one of Panama s finest steak restaurants and drove
afterwards to see Gaillard Cut at night, then back to
our hotel to pack and ready for our departure back
to Miami.
It was a wonderful trip and I hated to see it
end. Our group was a lot of fun and a good time
was had by all.
June A. Stevenson
Lawrenceville, GA


The 1967 CYRCA LEAGUE ALL STARS. Front L-R: Jim McFadden, Jose Jaen, Bobby Best, Isaac Hay, Arturo
Ogarro, Adolfo Tinker, Enrique McClean. Back L-R: Sam Maphis, Eric Ernest, Larry Tynes, Charlie McArthur,
Rogelio Douglas, Charlie Brown, Everett White, Tom Coffin and Doug Aseron. Photo submitted by Everett White,
Davey, Florida.

Planned explosion at Gamboa Dike helped fill Gaillard Cut

At 2:02 p.m. on October 10, 1913, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button in Washington, D.C.
to set off dynamite buried in the Gamboa Dike. A signal was relayed to Panama by telegraph wire via New
York and Galveston, Texas, triggering the explosion that blew up the center of the dike and allowed Gatun Lake
to flow into Culebra (now Gaillard) Cut.
The dike had been built in 1908 to block the Chagres River and protect Culebra Cut excavation sites. Once
Gatun Lake was formed by the construction of a dam across the Chagres River, the dike prevented the lake
from entering the Cut. After the dry excavation of the cut was officially completed in September 1913, the dike
was scheduled for destruction.
On October 1, several days before the dike's destruction, water was allowed to flow into the cut through
six 24-inch pipes, extending through the dam into Gatun lake. It was expected that the level of Culebra Cut
would be within five feet of the lake level by the day of the explosion.

This historic Panama Canal photo captures the October 1913 explosion that blew up the Gamboa Dike.

The explosion created a 125-foot wide opening through which water flowed in sufficient volume to fill the
cut from the dike to the Cucaracha slide, which was blocking the channel. A trench was then dug through the
top of the slide to allow water to flow into the remainder of the cut.
The remainder of the dike was blasted out a week later, and some 600,000 cubic yards of material that had
been left in the cut by slides was cleared with dredges once the cut was filled with water.
The Panama Canal Spillway
February 23, 1996

When the Panama Athletic Club baseball team and the old Isthmian Canal Commission outfit crossed bats
anything could have happened and most likely did. Going through the "ancient files" the I.C.C. bunch seemed
to have had a slight edge on the P.A.C. team. However, it is known that large amounts of "free-flowing gold"
(that was sure enough in the Good Old Days) exchanged hands after each game on Sunday mornings. The
crowds usually numbered from 400 to 600 people, and there was never a dull moment not lack of excitement.
It was at the old Cocoanut Park that the famous fight of 1908 was staged, between a ferocious bull and
a large wild cat. This contest as well as most of the old ball games, is keenly remembered by many of the old
The grand old I.C.C. Baseball team and the old P.A.C. team were the first two organized baseball teams
on the Isthmus. They were great rivals and every Sunday morning throughout the dry season they clashed at
the famous old Cocoanut Park in Panama City. This park was located on what is now Calle "B", and was across
the street from the old police station, which in 1906-07 was an empty lot.
The Alcalde of Panama City in those days was none other than Senor Francisco de la Ossa, father of the
Charge d'Affaires to Brazil, Sefior Carlos de la Ossa. Don Francisco was an ardent baseball fan and every
Sunday morning he was at Cocoanut Park rooting for his favorite team.

PANAMA ATHLETIC CLUB BASEBALL TEAM OF 1906: Top row, L-R: J. Wright, R.F.; Edwin Chandeck,
L.F.; Ernesto "Neco" Guardia, C.F.; Gus Eisenmann, 2B; Ernesto Arosemena, R.F.; Midele row L-R:
Florencio "Lencho" Arosemena, 1B; Ricardo Stevenson, Manager; Harry Payne, 3B; Am6rico Guardia,
L.F.; Bottom row L-R: John "No Puede" Booth, C.; John Herman Gudger, S.S. & P.; Francisco "Pancho"
Arias, P.; Bob Brady (not in picture), 3B.

ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION TEAM OF 1906-07: top row, L-R: Richards, outfielder; Warren Brown,
catcher; Willie Haynle, Pitcher, George Yingling, catcher; Dr. Purnell, Hood Hudson, Manager; Dave
Shannon, pitcher; Hoffmark, First base; Bottom row, L-R: Paul Avis, Outfielder; Ike Fleishman, Shortstop;
M.B. "Pete" Huff, Outfielder, "Shorty Johnson, Asst. Manager; Jimmie Huff, Outfielder, Eddie Shannon,
Second base; "Ducky" Bryan, Third base.

Front view of Tivoli Hotel, Panama, shortly after completion, circa 1908.

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Front view of Cristobal High School during early years. Turned over to Panama in 1959 according to 1955 Treaty.

Arrival in Panama of
Tug "Miraflores"
The following article, taken from the November 9,
1910 issue of the Canal Record, relates the arrival in
Panama of the tug "Miraflores."
The tug Miraflores, arrived in Panama Bay on the
morning of November 4, (1910) having made the trip
up the west coast of South America from Valparaiso,
Chile, in about 10 days, which was considerably
better time than it made during the previous part of
its voyage. It left the yards of Pusey and Jones at
Wilmington, Delaware, on August 12, the builders
having made a contract with the captain, R.G.
Ludwig, for delivery at a stipulated price. The first
stop was at Barbados, where the tug was in dry dock
for eight days. Then it continued on its voyage
around South America meeting with almost
continuous rough weather until after it passed
through the Straits of Magellan. Stops were made at
Barbados, Pernambuco, Montevideo, Sandy Point,
Coronel and Callao. All but three members of the
original crew deserted during the voyage, the vessel
reaching its destination with 12 men, besides the
captain and mate. The tug showed the effects of the
rough voyage on its weather-beaten sides, while two
or three panels in the deck house had been
splintered by heavy seas. It was beached on Naos
Island for inspection, and will be placed in
commission with a new crew this week, towing sand
barges to and from Punta Chame. This will allow an
opportunity for overhauling the tug La Boca, which
has been handling the tows ever since the sand
service was begun. Immediately after its arrival in
Balboa, after the voyage of 13,000 miles, the
Miraflores was given a speed trial and made 10 knots
in 42 minutes.

The condenser, consisting of 3/4 inch solid brass
drawn tubes, contains 900 square feet of cooling
surface. Its electric plant is capable of supplying
current for about 80 lights, and also a 120 ampere
searchlight. The propeller shaft is 82 inches in
diameter. Two rooms are fitted up in the after part
of the boat, one for the use of the captain, and the
other for the mate.
The Pacific Division tugboat fleet now consists of
four vessels, the La Boca, Cocoli, the supply boat
Chamd and the Miraflores.
The Panama Canal Spillway
January 17, 1997

"America" May Have Set Record
On Trip To Zone
190 Passengers Landed Thought
Highest Ever

The palatial liner America was believed to have
set a new record this week when it brought 190
landing passengers to Balboa from West Coast ports.
It was believed that this was the largest number
of passengers disembarking at either of the Canal
terminal ports from a commercial vessel within recent
years, and possibly since the Canal was opened. Both
Panama Line vessels and Army transports have on
occasion landed more passengers, but only a few
commercial lines operating through the Canal or to
its ports have passenger capacity for such a large

SS America

Tug Miraflores
The new tug conforms closely in dimensions and
equipment to the La Boca. Its length is 118 feet 6
inches overall; breadth 23 feet, and depth at side is
12 feet 6 inches. Its engine is of the triple expansion
surface condensing type, has a 24 in. stroke, and is
fitted with a high pressure cylinder 21 inches in
diameter and a low pressure cylinder 32 inches in
diameter. The boiler is of the cylindrical return
tubular type, 14 feet in diameter, 12 feet six inches
long, having three cylindrical furnaces 45 inches in
diameter, and combustion chamber with a working
pressure of 150 pounds. Coal will be the fuel used.

Most of the passengers landing from the largest
commercial vessel operating under the United States
flag were employees of government contractors in the
Canal Zone or families of such employees.
Twelve landing passengers are employees of the
contractors for the dry excavation of the new Gatun
Locks. Only two of the disembarking passengers were
new employees of the Canal. A comparatively large
number of the 190 passengers were composed of
visitors to the Isthmus and passengers in transit to
other ports.
The Panama American
February, 1941


Editor must have by:

August 22, 1997


My Close Call with Disaster
By Robert Forsythe
I started to learn to fly in January 1941 at
Paitilla Airport in Panama City, Panama. My
instructor was Menzie Turner. I soloed April 24,
1941. At that time there was a small airline owned
and operated by Marcos A. Gelabert. That year,
Marcos went to the States to purchase a new
aircraft, to replace his Stinson "Tri-motor" for his
airline. He returned with a Vultee V-1A Special
which had a bronze plate inside the door, which said
the aircraft was donated to William Randolph Hearst
by American Airlines.
One day after Marcos returned with this aircraft
I was flying a Piper J3, landing on runway 36, which
one approaches from over Panama Bay. As I landed
and slowed down I saw my instructor waving franticly
for me to get off the runway. I pushed the throttle
forward and all but flew off the runway into the
grass. A split second later Marcos shot by me in the
Vultee. He started his approach much farther out
over the Bay than I with my slow Piper. He was
doing 70 to 80 as he went by. Putting it into
perspective, the Vultee's gross weight was 8,600 lbs.,
was 37 feet long with a 1,000 h.p. engine for 8
passengers and two pilots. The Piper Cub weighed
1,220 lbs, was 22 ft. long with a 65 h.p. motor and
2 seats. Had he landed on top of me, it would have
been "sayonara" for me.
This Vultee was modified by Mr. Hearst when he
changed the engine from 735 h.p. to the super-
charged 1,000 h.p engine that was being tested by
the Army Air Force, and later used in the B-17's.
After December 1941, Marcos hit an Army truck
killing the driver and tearing off one of the wings. It
was then taken to Panama Air Depot at Albrook
Field and repaired. It was then used by the U.S.
Embassy for the Military Attache until after the war
in 1945 when it was returned to Panama ownership.
It may have had many owners; one used it to take
monkeys from Panama to California for lab work;
another flew her over the Rio Grande to Brownsville
and it was also used in movies as a prop. In 1963
Harold Johnston of Pueblo, Colorado became the
owner of this wingless and broken aircraft. In 1971
he flew the Vultee V-1A again after all the years
and money he spent on it.
Now you can see the only Vultee-V1 Special in
the world at the Virginia Aviation Museum in
Richmond, Va.


Blooper Snooper A proof reader.

Landus Interruptus Scenery that can be viewed
in Florida only in the brief intervals between
Greenequator The line made when two
neighboring Florida lawns come together. Used to
denote which homeowner spends more money on
fertilizer, water bills and nematode control.

Nikkonned The condition that describes
Floridians who are just innocently walking along,
minding their own business, when they are suddenly
handed a camera and asked by a bunch of tourists
to take their picture.

Ojayded The state of being one reaches after
finally realizing that every roadside offer for "Free
Orange Juice" means someone is trying to sell you a
time-share condo.

Periphaleer The gaze developed by certain sun-
glass-wearing men who, to their wives, appear to be
looking straight ahead when, in actuality, they are
studying the woman in the thong bathing suit.

Sandblastholes Rude people who shake their
blankets at the beach without consideration for those

Bob Morris
Florida Rambler


1. This afternoon there will be a meeting in the
North and South ends of the Church. Children
will be baptized at both ends.

2. Tuesday at 4 p.m., there will be an ice-cream
social. All ladies giving milk, come early.

3. Wednesday, the ladies Liturgy Society will meet.
Mrs. Johanson will sing, "Put Me In My Little
Bed", accompanied by the Pastor.

4. Thursday, at 5 p.m., there will be a meeting of
the Little Mothers Club. All those wishing to
become Little Mothers, please meet the Pastor in
his study.

5. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs.
Johansen to come forward and lay an egg on the

6. The service will close with "Little Drops Of
Water". One of the ladies will start quietly and
the rest of the congregation will join in.

Balboa Elementary School final year. Formerly the
Balboa High School a sad farewell. Photo from Bill



It takes time to organize a class reunion, and
therefore it is not too early to start organizing and
planning for the 60th ANNIVERSARY of the
alboa High School graduating Class of 1938.
To get started we need your current address and
telephone number, and those of other classmates you
are aware of.
Let's get plans started for holding our 60th Class
Reunion m conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society of Florida 1998 Reunion in Florida.
Let's hear from you soon.
Robert "Bob" Van Siclen, BHS Class of 1938, 9816
Lake Seminole Dr. W., Seminole, FL 33773-4521
(813) 397-5366.


BHS'48's 50-year reunion newsletter #3 was mailed
to all "found classmates in April. The search is still
on for the 66 class members who are still missing.
(See listing in the "Where Are You" section of this
issue). Russ Drew is the overall chairman of the class
reumon, which will be held in conjunction with the
Society's annual gathering in Orlando in July 1998.
Russ has chosen Bo Gruver (senior class president)
and Jim Lundy (S.A. president) as his co-vice-
chairmen. Chairpersons of various committees have
also been named: Lori Willard King Hotel
arrangements; Jim Lundy Program; Barbara
Hatchett Jackson and Royna Reece Thomas -
Newsletter; Elaine Lombard Newland Yearbook;
Lillian Norris Schwarz and Jean Saarinen Haydel -
Hospitality; and Ruthie Rose Foster and Barbara
Fritz Reyle Classmate search. Other committee
chairs, as well as a class reunion treasurer will be
named as plans progress.
July 1-5, 1998 -- dates to remember for a memorable
BHS Class of 1948 reunion. BE THERE! Barbara
Fritz Reyle 10518 Providence Way, Fairfax, VA
22030. (703) 273-2654.

Plans are being made to hold a BHS Class of
1949 50th Anniversary reunion in 1999. It's never too
early to start planning. We would like to hear from
classmates who have any suggestions or advice on the
reunion. We would like to hear whether to have the
Reunion in conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society Reunion or to arrange a trip to Panama
(probably in the spring of 1999). The year 1999 is
not only our 50th Anniversary but it is the last year
of Balboa High School and the U.S. involvement
with the Panama Canal. Volunteers interested in
assisting in arrangements for the reunion may

Bea (Reyes) Dunn
545 Moss
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-3686

Tom Peterson
6534 Samoa Drive
Sarasota, FL 34241-5637
(941) 371-7731

We would appreciate receiving current addresses
of all classmates. The last mailing sent, many letters
were returned marked "undeliverable". If you know
addresses of classmates who are not members of the
Society, please include those as well.

BHS Classes of 1951 and 1952 are planning a
mini-reunion at 1:00-4:00 p.m., Friday, July 4, 1997,
at the Marriott Residence Inn, a short stroll from
Marriott's Orlando World Center. Reservations are
$20.00 per person, payable to Virginia Selby Entrikin,
BHS'52 Class Secretary, 711 Berkshire Dr.,
Hattiesburg, MS 39402. Phone (601) 268-3830. Jay
Troup (BHS'51) is compiling bios and current photos
for the 1951-2 Yearbook update. Send your picture
and 100 words or less on what you've been doing
the past 40 years to him at 312 73rd Ave. N. #17,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, or call (803) 449-8186. If
you cannot attend but want to be included in the
Yearbook Update and get a copy, contact Jay.

BHS/CHS Class of '57 Reunion
Mark your calendars..July 2-6, 1997. Plans are well
along and over 150 classmates have been contacted
for our class reunion on Friday evening, July 4th
during the Panama Canal Society Reunion at the
Marriott Orlando World Center. If you have not
heard directly from us, then we do not have your
address and cannot send you an invitation. To
participate we must know that you are coming so
that we can order the correct amount of food and
issue you a ticket. Please contact Jerry and Joan
Durfee at 1958 Slone Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32935 or
phone (407) 255-2877 or Fax (407) 259-3502 or E-
mail at We are trying to make
the 40th Anniversary the best ever. Let us hear from


Old yearbooks and the yearbook updates often
distributed at class reunions in Florida are being
collected in the interests of future historical research and
preservation by Patt Roberson. They will end up in the
Pan Canal Museum. So, if you have any old yearbooks or
if your class prepared an update for your class reunion,
please send them to: 2801 Allen Court, Baker, LA 70714-
2253. Thank you!


If you don't come in July, you'll be sorry in
August. We are so excited...only one more month
until we will be together for our class reunion.
Plans are finalized and deposits are made. Letters
with detailed information has been sent to those who
expressed an interest. Remember: Thursday, July 3rd,
8:00 p.m. in the Chicago & Denvr Rooms, Orlando
World Center.
Those who are still interested, have questions or
concerns, write or call:
Frankie Jones Bell Valerie McIntire Dempsey
5329 W. Wenesly Court 1450 Mercury Street
Raleigh, NC 27616-7826 Merritt Island, FL 32953
Phone/Fax: (919) 878-8765 Phone: (407) 459-1525

30th Reunion
Drop us a line or give us a
you can attend.

call if

30th REUNION Summer '98

The '68 Tigers of CHS will hold their 30th Class
Reunion in conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society's Annual Reunion in Florida, July 1-5, 1998.
Mark your calendars now! We know the where
and when, but the exact "what" is to be determined.
But, if previous reunions are any indication, it will be
fun. Previous CHS'ers and BHS'ers are welcome. Let
us hear your ideas and if you have any "lost Tigers'
addresses, call or write: Renee (Ballou) Krimminger,
5917 Cherrycrest Lane, Charlotte, NC 28217. Tel:

BHS Class of '69-30th REUNION!!

Plans are underway for summer 1999, and we
want YOUR ideas; Stateside or Panama? Daytime or
Evening (or both)? Putting together a database and
mailer. Call or E-mail suggestions, etc. ASAP to:

Mel Henter
(813) 821-8181

Steve Bristol
(818) 386-6888

Betsy Vosburgh
(407) 779-3017

Jack Sanders Sue (Phillips) Fisher
PSC 02 Box 1373 3895 Burton Rd.
APO AA 34002 Valkaria, FL 32950
011-507-263-2760 407-676-6245
FAX 011-507-263-3336
Mark Burbine
266 Concord Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730

30th Reunion Summer of 1998

The BHS Class of 1968 will hold its 30th Class
Reunion with the Panama Canal Society's Annual
Reunion in Florida in 1-5 July, 1998. Bob Hughes
and Marshall Harris, still nursing their twisted arms,
need to hear from you soon to plan the spectacular
event you have come to expect. CHS'ers are
encouraged to write as well our last joint reunion
was a great success. Let us hear your ideas and plan
to attend.
Bob Hughes Marshall Harris
5209 Nanticoke Ct. 16640 Cypress Rd.
Centreville, VA 20120 Summerland Key, FL 33042
(703) 830-3522 (305) 745-2908


The Gamboa Mini-Reunion will be held in the
TAMPA room of the Marriott's Orlando World
Center on Saturday, July 5th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
until 11:00 a.m.
Last chance to share thoughts, memories, and
photos of Gamboa, or will share information or
photos related to Gamboa. Donna Gillis, 2732 S.
159th Ave., Goodyear, Arizona 85338.


The BHS Class of 1972 will hold their reunion
on Thursday, July 3, 1997 in the ANAHEIM,
ATLANTA, and BOSTON Rooms of the Orlando
Marriott World Center, starting at 6:00 p.m. and will
go on until midnight.
The cost per person is $35.00 which includes a
buffet, music, dancing and prizes.
Please snd your check, if you haven't already
done so to Mark Maravilla, 44 Brandy Chase Blvd.,
Winter Haven, FL 33880 by June 15th.
In addition, Jim McNamara has set up a special
guided tour of Universal Studios for us. The first 105
people who sign up and send $15.00 each will get
the special VIP treatment at Universal Studios.
Please send your reservations and check no later
than June 15. Two tours are arranged for 52 people
per tour. One at 10:00 a.m. and the other at 3:00
p.m. on July 4th.

BHS Class of 1978
20th Anniversary Reunion
Believe it or not, it's time to start making
arrangements for our 20th Anniversary Reunion. We
would like to make plans for a 2-part reunion. Part
1 to take place in conjunction with the PCSOFL
Summer reunion and Part 2 to take place in Panama
later in the year. We want to pick a time for part
2/Panama that doesn't conflict with the primary
holidays, but yet a time when most people can get
off work. Let's start getting names, addresses, e-mail
and phone numbers of our classmates, do a poll and
pick the best time. I'll be going to Panama for a
week at the end of November to check things out.
Wouldn't it be great to get as many classmates
together as we can for a reunion picture on the
front steps of BHS! James Belzer, 51 W. 8th Street
#14, New York, NY 10011. (212) 598-9877 (H),
(212) 334-6420 (0) Fax: (212) 219-4045. E-Mail:

ATTENTION: It is beginning to be that time
again. Betty K and I are looking to start collecting
addresses for our 20 year reunion. Look for more
information to be posted in future Canal Records.
Look forward to seeing you in 1998. Ciao for now!
Please send addresses to:
Stacy (Parker) DeRaps Betty (LeDoux) Frassrand
17312 Hialiah Drive P.O. Box 243
Odessa, FL 33556 Dade City, FL 33526-0243
(813) 920-5787
E-mail address:

BHS 1987 10th REUNION
Balboa High School of 1987's 10th anniversary
reunion is due this coming year, during July 2-6,
1997 with the Panama Canal Society's Reunion in
Orlando at the Marriott's Orlando World Center. We
need names and addresses and telephone numbers of
those interested in attending. Please send to: Nancy
Smith, 1222 Vinewood Drive, Seffner, FL 33584. Tel:


The 1997 Canal Zone Poconos Reunion is
scheduled for Friday afternoon, September 5, 1997 to
Sunday, September 7, at the Hill Motor Lodge (Best
Western), Tannersville, Pennsylvania. The Motor
Lodge is located at Exit 45 on 1-80 in Tannersville.
The cost is still $70 per person double occupancy
and includes dinner on Friday and Saturday night.
Telephone reservations may be made after
January 1997 by calling (717) 629-1667.
This is an ideal time and place in which to hold
Mini-Class Reunions and a great place to relax and
enjoy the company of fellow Zonians. Golf is also
If additional information is needed, call Billy
Michaelsen: between January and April (352) 683-
0826. After April, (914) 271-3097.

GRADUATING CLASS: Are you looking for your
classmates? See the CHS Homepage on the Internet:

Celebrate at the 1997

Saturday Night Dinner/Dance
Saturday, September 20, 1997
Bay View Restaurant & Lounge
Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego
Conveniently located near downtown San Diego
overlooking a beautiful marina on an inlet of San Diego Bay
5:00 7:00 p.m. Open bar 7:00 p.m. Dinner 8:00 11:45 p.m. Dancing (Details for an informal
breakfast will be given at the Dinner/dance).
Mail Reservations for meals (including name & address of each individual attending and your phone
number) with check payable to REUNION ACCOUNT and sent to Norma Horine, 5728 Barley Court,
Bonita, CA 91902.
Name and Address of Each Person:
Dinner/Dance: $30/person
Total enclosed: $
Your Phone Number with Area Code:
INFORMATION RESOURCES: (All phone numbers are in (619) area code unless otherwise noted.
For Directions to the Bay View Restaurant and Lounge, call one of the numbers listed below).
Mini Reunions: Kathy Taylor 277-5000
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: 669-1127, Ken &
Celine Stone: (818) 361-1964.

WHERE TO STAY: Please make hotel room reservations directly with the hotel. The following
are suggestions only. No special arrangements have been made. SHERATON (Harbor Island Dr., by
airport & bay (619) 291-2900. HOLIDAY INN BAYSIDE: (619) 224-3621. ARENA INN
(Rosecrans): (619) 224-8266. LOMA LODGE (Rosecrans): (619) 222-0511. MILITARY: Don't
forget to look into Military Lodging.




October 6,7,8, 1997

,J \.'! Well, we're back. Start
S praying for beautiful weather
or at least playable conditions.
See for yourself the great improvements that have
been made. The rooms were completely gutted and
renovated. The Course is in great shape too in spite
of all the rain earlier this year. We are hoping for
many more lady golfers also.
Surprise? We have been advised that a Mystery
Guest will speak at the banquet!

Oct. 6 Practice round. make up your own group.
Music by the Moonlighters after dinner.
Oct. 7 Mexican Best Ball Tournament Mixed
Oct. 8 Mens and Ladies separate divisions.
Mexican Best Ball. Cocktail Hour,
Banquet and Awards and Mystery

PACKAGE PLAN: Includes 3 days and 3 nights
lodging; 3 rounds of golf which includes entry fee,
cart, green fees and prizes. 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners,
Cocktail Party, banquet and prizes.
Hotel Guests:
Per couple, both golfers $405.00
Per couple, one golfer $325.00
Single golfer (w/roommate) $202.50
Single golfer (w/o roommate) $250.00
Single non-golfer (w/roommate) $125.00
A 5% Sales tax added to above prices. Gratuities
included for banquet meal only. 20 rooms face golf
course and are available on first-come basis. Add
$7.00/ night. Six deluxe suites available on first-come
basis, add $25.00/night.
Non-Hotel Guests:
Package includes 3 rounds of golf, tournament entry
fee, dancing with Moonlighters, Cocktail Party and
Olympia Spa Club Members $73.00/per person
Non Club members $100.00/per person
Wednesday Banquet only $15.00/per person
Taxes and gratuities are included in Non-Hotel Guest
This is a high volume time of year at the SPA.
To insure reservations, please submit your request
between September 1-20th. We will arrange for
rooms in the local area for late-comers after SPA is
Applications and the program will be mailed
individually to our mailing list. For additional
information please call either of the following: Adrien
(Abie) Anderson (334) 794-7623; Lois/Bud Thomas
(334) 793-4760; Jim Coman (334) 284-0771.
Come and enjoy our hospitality and your friends.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Society members continue to show their kindness
and generosity by sending in old eyeglasses, cases and
empty frames. If yours are just cluttering up a
drawer or closet shelf, please recycle by sending them
to Patt Roberson, 2801 Allen Court, Baker, LA
Ophthalmologists and surgical support teams
donate their time and expertise to make annual trips
to Central America to perform surgery and distribute
eyeglasses. On each trip they see hundreds of
patients, perform surgeries and match up your old
prescription glasses with people who desperately need
them. Please do your part to help. It's a tax
deductible contribution.


There will be a Panama Canal Masons and
Eastern Star luncheon on Friday, July 4, 1997, at the
Marriott Orlando World Center, Orlando, Florida, in
conjunction with the annual Panama Canal Society of
Florida Reunion.
The luncheon will begin at 12 noon immediately
after the Society Business Meeting. The cost of the
luncheon is $21.00 per person.
All those Panama Canal Masons, Eastern Stars,
spouses and friends of the Fraternity are invited.
Dress for the occasion will be semi-formal.
Grand Master Arthur E. Johnson and the Grand
Marshal and their ladies wil. attend the annual
Panama Canal Masons/OES Luncheon on Friday, July
4, 1997, at the Panama Canal Society Reunion. They
are looking forward to their visit with us.

Marriott Orlando World Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821-6358

Luncheon 12 Noon
Cost: $21.00 each

(A) Grilled Pork Loin
B) Linguine Siena & Chicken Breast

Reservations and meal selection of

Please make
(A) or (B) 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 name tags: A B

Deadline for reservations is June 25, 1997
-- - - - - -- -

July 4, 1992



Near the end of Cape Arago Hwy., South of
Charleston. Follow Panama Canal Signs from 101.
JULY 26, 1997
Registration 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Meeting at 2:30 p.m.
Buffet Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Mill Casino
Hwy. 101 in North Bend
Oregon Coast Music Festival Classical Concert
8:00 p.m., Marshfield High School Auditorium
10th. & Ingersoll Streets, Coos Bay, Oregon
For reservations or more information, Contact:
Claudia Davis, 10632 Lighthouse Way, Coos Bay,
Oregon 97420. Phone or FAX; (541) 888-5868.

Panama Canal Post #1

The American Legion National
Convention is coming to Orlando,
August 29 September 4. All
Legionnaires with a Panama
connection take note. The
Convention Parade will be on
Sunday, August 31 at 4:00 p.m. on
International Drive. All those
Legionnaires with a Panama
connection are invited to join us. Native costume is
ured. Panama is still the first line of march with the
other Foreign Departments.
Panama Canal Post #1 is still alive and well. We
are now a Post in the Department of Mexico, along
with the other Central American Posts. Post #1 has
117 members scattered about in 23 States and three
foreign countries. About 30 members still reside in
Panama. About a third of our members are members
of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
I have taken over the duties of Adjutant. For
any information about Post #1, please contact me.
John B. Long, 3100 Turner Road S,E, #623, Salem,
Oregon 97302-2024. Tel: 503-371-7460. FAX 503-371-


Seeking former members of Girl Scout Troop 27
in Balboa, many of whom would have been in the
Balboa High School Class of 1967, for a reunion to
be held m conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society's Annual Reunion in Orlando during July 2-
6, 1997. Please contact:

Kathryn Warren Lewark
262 Yale Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(415) 322-8878 (home)

Pat Hannigan
2322 Brae Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 529-0282 (home)
302) 573-6277 (office)

Norma Johnston's Dancing Class

Fifty-one years ago, the students attending Norma
Johnston's dancing classes performed in their first
recital, Junior Follies of 1946. Soon after, the
performers had their photos taken at Sosa's Studio
on 4th Of July Avenue. Now Norma is wondering if
any of these former students have lost their photos
or want extras to give to children and grandchildren.
Norma has quite a stack, and doesn't want them to
end up at a yard sale years from now. Children
pictured are: Douglas Gibbs, Sharon Lu Shira, Helen
Thomas, Julene Page, Rosemary Hollander, Janet
Gibbs, Beth Lockridge, Lynn Jones, Shirley Zemer,
Shirley Karst, Shirley Mills, Marianne Whitfield,
Maxine Conover, Mary Jane Sylvestre, Nancy Ladd,
Jacquelyn Hutchings, Kay Rigby, Mary Ann Shira,
Cecilia C. Wright, Helen Onis Tilley, and Lynn
A smaller group of photos was taken of new
students who performed in Darlings of Yesterday and
Today on May 8, 1947 at the Tivoli U.S.O. Hall.
These photos are of Anne Magee, Barbara Mundt,
Joan Read, Mary Lou Allen, Sally Malin, Judith
Sosted, Nancy Ladd, Linda Jacobs, Sandra Lierman,
Geraldine McGriff, Judy McCoy, and guest singer,
Lorette Moore.
If you are interested in any of these photos,
please write to Norma (Johnston) Rose, 2712 Santa
Barbara Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430. Be sure to include
your maiden name. If you wish to call, her number
is (805) 995-1606. Norma is bearing the costs of
copying and mailing these photos.


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


Looking for all those who were
employed by Gorgas Hospital (does not include
Health Bureau). We would like your name,
address, telephone number, position at the
Hospital and dates of employment. This request
is to identify those who may be selected to be
included in the 1997 Reunion Luncheon
Please send your information to the
Secretary, Panama Canal Society office.



Zonian Amigos


Zonlan Amigos Presents Its
November 11th to November 17th, 1997
Six Nights & 7 Days
FEATURING**Andy Williams**The Rockettes*
*Wayne Newton**Mel Tillis & Brenda Lee*
*Lawrence Welk Show** Doug Gabriel*
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1420 BAY Dr.
FOR INQUIRES CALL (803) 249-6252

WANTED: I would like to buy a 1950 Zonian
Yearbook from Balboa High School, OR even a
good xerox copy. Any help gratefully appreciated.
Geraldine T. Clausen (Geri Snodgrass) 4355 Stinson
Dr. W., Columbus OH 43214.



Effective September 1, 1996, the
advertising rates will be increased as
1" x 3V2 (1/20th Page) $8.00
1/10th page (Bus. card) $15.00
1/5th page $30.00
1/4th page $40.00
1/2 page $75.00
Page size is 7" wide and 10" deep.
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Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole
Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, FL 33772-
4712. Ads accepted from members only.

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WANTED: Cups and saucers, Royal Doulton China,
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Come see our New Releases at the 1997 Reunion

First Presentation of All the
Stocks and Bonds Issued by the
Compagnie Universelle du Canal
Interoceanque de Panama, 1880 1889
Compagnie Nouvelle du Canal de Panama, 1894
How the "Great Builder of the Suez Canal," Count Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps, caused the
world's worst engineering and financial disaster of its day because of his idee fixe to build a
second interoceanic canal, across the Isthmus of Panama, before he died
This story is told through the stocks and bonds issued by the two French companies that failed
to complete the Panama Canal between 1880 and 1904
The stocks and bonds issued by the Compagnie Universelle and the Compagnie Nouvelle may
still have redemption value
Julius Grigore, Jr.
Captain, USN, Retired
Founding Member, Panama Canal Historical Society
Author of The Coins and Currency of Panama
$40.00 Postpaid, 192 Pages plus 89 Charts, Illustrations and Maps
W. G. Guy, Agent, 425 Harbor Dr., S., Venice, FL 34285 or in Panama, call 228-0458

1998 Annual Dry Season in Panama
Panama has always been an interesting place to visit, and for us old (and not so
old) Zonites, this trip could be your last opportunity to return to your favorite
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:

* Airfare from Miami to Panama
(Exit Fees in Both Countries)
* 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, besides
being born and raised in Panama and the Canal Zone, is com-
pletely bi-lingual. We sold out in 1997.
If you did not make it in '97 we look forward to seeing you on
our '98 all-inclusive tour of Panama. For further information and
details, contact Davis Stevenson at (800) 783-8847.
Davis Stevenson 1730 Omie Way Lawrenceville, GA 30243
(770) 995-7537 FAX: (770) 995-8017







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ADAMS, Robert
ANDERSON, Cassandra & David
ANDERSON, Kenneth & Eva
ANDERSON, Kristy & Michael
ARNOLD, Pauline
ARTRIP, Paul & Aminta "Tita" (Montenegro)
ASKEW, Gene I. & Ethel
ASKEW, Stephen J. & Sonya D.
AZCARRAGA, Angela M. & Frank

BAILEY, Patricia E. Dr. & O'GRADY, John P.
BAILEY, Richard & Gelana
BALDWIN, William "Bill" & Irma (Jimenez)
BARBIER, Louis "Lou" & Gloria "Bollo" (Dunkley)
BARCA, JR., Lawrence & Sue (Rauld)
BARKOFSKY, Marie (Canham) & Robert
BEALL, Elizabeth "Liz" (Zent)
BEALL, Richard W. (Pat)
BECKTELL, Charles N.
BELL, Michael J. & Sheila
BELL, Richard "Rick" & Tammy
BELL, Susan Kay & Thomas J.
BELZER, Robert & Elizabeth
BERGER, Dr. Robert I. & Beverly
BILIRAKAS, The Honorable Michael
BJORNEBY, Richard J.& Patricia 3951
BOGGS, A. Dale & Dorothy (Bodden)
BOSEMAN, John J. & Gilda
BOWEN, Russell "Russ" & Cyndee (Williams)
BOYD, Mary (Mrs. Robert)
BOYER, Robert & Betty (Olsen)
BRADLEY, Felicia (Neill) & Earl
BRADLEY, Jim & Sherry
BRASWELL, Marvin, Sr.
BRIDGES, Paul J. & Nivia
BRIGHT, William "Bill" & Linette (Briceiio)
BRETSCHER, Carl W. & Elaine
BROOKS, William T. & MaryLou
BROWN, Oscar O. Jr.
BROWN, Stewart J. & Martha (Middleton)
BRUNDAGE, Faith 678
BRYANT, Vernon H.
BUCHTER, Anna (McCall) 24,
BURBACK, Jeff & Mary
BURCH, James & Maria
BURKHOLDER, John H. & Eleanor (Damoff)
BUSS, Dr. Jane & Leo W.
BUTLER, William "Bill" & Stella K.

CANCEL-PADILLA, Debbie & Hector
CAREY, Grace (Jones) & John J.
CARROL, John & Mary
CICERO, Joseph L. & Marcia (Starr)
CLAFLAN, Sandra (Hughes)
CLARAMUNT, Juan J. & Carol
CLARK, Denise

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2766 Brattle Lane, Clearwater, FL 33761-1205
1830 Oak Trl E #108, Clearwater, FL 33764-7538
3447 Satin Court, Palmdale, CA 93551-3507
PSC 04 Box 151, APO AA 34004
2690 Coral Landings Blvd. #315, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
2 Washington Square Village #4-D, New York, NY 10012
541 W.D. White Road, Walling, TN 38587
3292 Buckhorn Dr., Clearwater FL 33761
1150 8th Ave. S.W. #2423, Largo, FL 33770-3174
3058 Homestead Oaks Dr., Clearwater, FL 33759
Box 527948, Miami, FL 33152-7948
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8320 Trabue Rd., Richmond, VA 23235
19 Annawan Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106
1374 Conifer Ct., DeLand, FL 32720
P.O. Box 156, Marquette, IA 52158
8934 S.W. 81 Terrace, Miami, FL 33173
14475 Oak Glen Drive N., Largo, FL 33774-5029
14586 Beechdale Court N., Largo, FL 33774-5022
5723 Denton Circle, Norcross, GA 30092-2079
Rt. 19, Box 1080, Lake City, FL 32025
3660 Curenavaca Court, Largo, FL 33771-2710
1978 Radcliffe Dr. N., Clearwater 33763-4431
1050 West Katella Ave. #212, Anaheim, CA 92802
1043 Espinado Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32086
119 W. Highbanks Road, DeBary, FL 32713-2844
435 Lynn Way, Yuba City, CA 95991
54 Pine Street, Millburn, NJ 07041
P.O. Box 80, Dickinson, TX 7739-0080
6951 Beach Drive, Radford, VA 24141
1100 Cleveland Street, Suite 1600, Clearwater, FL 33755
Windward Passge Circle #202, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
2900 Cove Cay Drive #3-A, Clearwater, FL 33760-1208
379 Avenida Abetos, San Jose, CA 95123
2439 Bond Ave., Clearwater, FL 33759
10581 96th Street N., Largo, FL 33773-4525
7161 Augusta Blvd., Seminole, FL 33777-4531
675 S. Gulfview Blvd #907, Clearwater, FL 33767
4469 Forest Haven Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32257
PSC 02, Box 3053, APO AA 34002
10146 S.W. 63rd Ave., Ocala, FL 34476-8926
2601 Forest Run Court, Clearwater, FL 33761-3718
2247 Laden Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
718 Imse Dr. #203, St. Louis, MO 63119
11840 Summerwood Ct., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
3111 Margaret Oaks Lane, Orlando, FL 32806
4229 93rd Terrace N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Mount Madison Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33702-6046
11137 57th Terrace N., Seminole, FL 33772
40 Winding Creek Blvd. #301, Clearwater, FL 33761-2558
P.O. Box 3846, Brandon, FL 33509-3846
944 Shoal Creek Trail #B, Chesapeake, VA 23320-9485
1924 Tanglewood Drive, Mansfield, OH 44906
72 R Creamery Road, Durham, CT 06422
1099 McMullen Booth Rd. #113, Clearwater, FL 33759
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3708 Bonita View Drive, Bonita, CA 91902
9687 104th Ave., Largo, FL 33773-4559
1454 Normandy Park Drive #2, Clearwater, FL 33756
6700 150th Ave. N. #232, Clearwater, FL 33764
1882 Sunset Wood Court, Clearwater, FL 33763
285 Antigua Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952
329 Fernbank Ct., Alpharetta, GA 30201
5416 Storm Rd., Lutz, FL 33549

CLARKE, Steven D. & Freda 21455 Halstead Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33428-4842
CLEMENT, John L. 563 Beaverbrook Dr., Akron, OH 44333-2818
CLINCHARD, Gene E. 6100 62nd Ave. N., Lot #13, Pinellas Park, FL 33781-5304
COHEN, Sarah (Barfield) (Mrs. Gerald) 2937 S. Atlantic Ave. #1109, Daytona Bch Shores, FL 32118-6047
COHORST, Dalyce "Lolly" (McArthur) & Rusty 16618 Rainbow Lake Road, Houston, TX 77095
COLEMAN, Clare PCS 04, Box 1651, APO AA 34004-5000
COLLINS, Peter P. & Denise L. 117 Sunrise Rd., Charleston, SC 29418
COLLINS, Roscoe & Marie (Farrell) 3132 Masters Drive, Clearwater, FL 33761
CONARD, Deborah & Tim 1808 N. Cheyenne Drive, Richardson, TX 75080-2904
CONNERTON, Bliss & John 7617 Belcrest, Frisco, TX 75034
COOPER, Alfred (Al) E. 510 N.E. 17 Ave. #202, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
COPPEDGE, Cindy M. & James 65 Nassau Lane, Sanford, NC 27330
CORRIGAN III, John P. "Jack" & Gloria (Ely) 2414 Timbercrest Cir. W., Clearwater, FL 33763-1626
CORRIGAN, David G. 5796 Ulmerton Road #315, Clearwater, FL 33760
CORRIGAN, Marie (Mrs. John Jr.) 1099 McMullen Booth Rd. #135, Clearwater, FL 33759
CORRIGAN-TURNER, Lisa (Corrigan) & John 9536 Princeton Sq. Blvd. #1502, Jacksonville, FL 32256
CRABBS, Dr. Roger A.& Marilyn 17516 N.W. Shadyfir Loop, Beaverton, OR 97006-8210
CROFT, Kenneth & Rosanna (Herandez) CMR 402, Box 112, APO AE 09180
CROSSMAN, Sylvia "Silver" 2621 Childs Lane, Alexandria, VA 22308
CUNNINGHAM, Janet P. c/o Linda Emmons, 30 Carter Circle, Winston Salem, NC 27106-4804
CURLES, Ralph & Sarah 11884 E. Blue Cove Dr., Dunnellon, FL 34432-5810

DALACK, Doris (Holly) & George
DANNALS, Harry J.& Catherine
DAVIDSON, Tommie & Jennye
DAVIS, Claudia (Davis) & Chris Christian
DAVIS, Iris Janet
DAY, Gloria "Jeanny"
DeLEO, Diane
DEMERS, Norman & Cecile E (Gibson)
DIAMOND, Hindi (Altman)
DIAZ, Robert & Edna
DIAZ, Robert C. & Sharon (Call)
DiROMA, Eula "Sugar" Mrs.
DOLLAR, Robert E. & Mary Jane
DOMINGUEZ, Rebecca "Beckie" (Ramsey) & Eric
DONAHOO, Grace (Klein) & Keith
DORE, Virginia "Ginny" (DiBella)
DRUMMOND, William R. Jr.
DUBE, Fred A. & Marie 21
DUPUIS, Heather & Thomas

EASTHAM, Camille & Leo
ECKEL, Lisa (Sasso) & Thomas
EGOLF, George & Roberta "Bobbi" (Williams)
EGOLF, Harry C. & Mary (Bradney)
EGOLF, Katherine E.
ELLIS, Linda and David
EVANS, William C.

FARIAS, Sandra "Sandy"
FERGUSON, Ingred P. & Daniel
FISH, Capt. James A. & Susan
FLOYD, Sue (DeGraw) & Craig
FORBIS, James & Carolyn
FORREST, Wayne & Julie
FRASER, Sherri E.
FULOP, Lucille M.
FURLONG, Ralph E. & Brenda (Swartwood)

GILLESPIE, Grace & ROWE, Howarth V.
GILLESPIE, Russell M. & Leslie
GILLESPIE, Capt. William & Cheryl (Kreske)
GLASSBURN, Paul D. & Sharon (DeVore)
GOUGH, John R. III & Bridgitte

10761 Christopher Court, Largo, FL 33774
1800 Bentivar Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911-8229
4357 Gator Trace Circle, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
10632 Lighthouse Way. Coos Bay, OR 97420
4200 Sheridan Street #403, Hollywood, FL 33021
4143 W. 9th Lane, Hialeah, FL 33012
11982 E. Cornell Circle, Aurora, CO 80014
3266 Overlook Road, Largo, FL 33770
671 N.E. 195th Street, N. Miami Beach. FL 33179
2046 Brampton Road, Clearwater, FL 33755-1307
486 N.W. Springlake Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952
P.O. Box 8458, Clearwater, FL 33758
PAC 0783 Box 37301 Washington, D.C. 20013-7301
711 Maywood Street, Escondido, CA 92027-2223
9749 Horizon Hills Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89117-0727
5843 Old Dominion Ct., Warrenton, VA 20187
P.O. Box 10752, Pensacola, FL 32524
370 World Parkway Blvd. #36, Clearwater, FL 33763-3646
178 Leland Street, Framingham, MA 01702

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PSC 04, Box 844, APO AA 34007-5000
5316 Putnam Court, Tampa, FL 33624
6785 64th St. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781-5147
9157 Pinehurst Drive, Seminole, FL 33777-4706
3848 90th Terrace N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782-5942
491 McMaster Court, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
P.O. Box 32, Ennis, MT 59729-0032

3750 Winners Circle #305, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
14320 Wunderlich #139, Houston, TX 77069
215 Oak Stump Circle, St. Marys, GA 31548
3006 Maple Knoll, Kingwood, TX 77339
4535 Magnolia Street, Bellaire, TX 77401
Rt. 1, Box 180, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
2254 8th Ave. S.W., Largo, FL 33770
4747 West Waters Ave. #2309, Tampa, FL 33614
1001 Carpenters Way, #K203, Lakeland, FL 33809
4212 E. 99th Ave., Tampa, FL 33617-4437

25 Jacqueline Coury, Centerville, MA 02632-2460
12501 Ulmerton Road, Lot 68, Largo, FL 33774
116 Deer Jump Hill Rd., W. Barnstable, MA 02668-1218
4546 Amblewood Ct., Pace, FL 32571-8364
P.O. Box 778, West Barnstable, MA 02668
1725 Robinhood Lane, Clearwater, FL 33764
50 Willis drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80911

GRAHAM, Doris L. (Van Evera)
GRAHAM, Dr. Mary V.
GRAHAM, Tamera Tami" (Witcher) & Todd
GRAMLICH, Richard & Ouida
GREEN, Barbara
GUESS, Revonda S.
HALL, Guy U. & Ruth
HALL, Julian "Butch"
HALL, Lindley & Jackie (Bowen)
HAMMERSMITH, Debby (Connor) & Ricky
HAMMOND, Catherine
HANNA, Robert K. & Mary
HARRISON, Mary M. (Ritzert)
HEINTZ, Carol (Peterson)
HERN, Yvette Mitchie
HERRING, Tracy Scott
HERRINGTON, Robert C. & Dorothy (Jordan)
HERRINGTON, Russell & Lori
HICKEY, Mildred (Mrs. Joseph)
HICKMAN, Nellie (St. John) (Mrs. James F)
HILL, Bruce C.
HILL, Frances (Piaia) & Mike
HOBBS, Carol (Dabill) & Richard
HORODA, Michael
HULDTQUIST, Jane (Presley)
HUNT, Doris M. & James
HUNT JR. Joseph M & Darleen (Woodruff)
HUTT, John R. & Tara

IANOLE, Daniel & Aurora 2:

JACKSON, Bradley "Tommy" & Mary (Noftsinger)
JOHNSTON, Capt, Henry
JONES, Harry
JUSTAVINO, Catherine & Edgar

KAUFFMEN, Mary (Sharp) & Gordon E.
KEARLEY, Sharon & Jim
KELLEHER, Maurice S. "Bud"
KELLER, Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. (Beverly)
KIDD, Laurie & James A.
KILLORAN, Florence "Flo" (Crecelius)
KRIBELL, Janelle

LANE, William "Bill" & Debra "Debbie" (Egolf)
LANG, Georgina "Gini" (Arias)
LANG, Peter S. & Mary Lou (Dailey)
LASATER, Marion H. & Estella
LAVECCHIA, Renee & Sven Thorslund
LAWRANCE, Edward W. & Nina
LEAVY, Tom & Marguerite "Marge" (Collier)
LEDGERWOOD, Helen (McKeown)
LEIGH, Margaret J.
LESTER, David & Sandra
LEVEE, Richard & Penny (Burden)
LEWIS, Patricia & Stephen
LIGHT, Gladys
LINKER, Jackie (Mrs. Harry)
LINKOGLE JR., F. Earl & Dorothy (Korte)
LITTRELL, Jerry & Amy
LONG, David H. & Sally S.
LOVEL, Kyle E. & HALL, Sande L.
LYON, Rev. Mary Jane
LYONS, William T. & Virginia N.

2519-E Royal Pines Circle, Clearwater, FL 33763-1115
3701 N. Cincinnati, Tulsa, OK 74106
4481 Bowstring Court, Titusville, FL 32796
8201 Bardmoor Place, Unit 204, Largo, FL 33777
5180 88th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782-5307
P.O. Box 601, Newton, NC 28658-0601
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PSC 61, Box 105-R, FPO AA 34061
3417 Nassau Drive, Miramar, FL 33023
3031 Countryside Blvd. #44-C, Clearwater, FL 33761
913 Whitehall Dr. N.E., Lawrenceville, GA 30243-2818
2224 Glenmoor Road S., Clearwater, FL 33764
1493 Carolyn Lane, Clearwater, FL 33755
13225 101st Street #115, Largo, FL 33773-5607
820 Baybreeze Lane, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
25 N. Belcher Road, #J-158, Clearwater, FL 33765
206 11th Ave., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
3103 Haverford Drive, Clearwater, FL 33761-4094
13366 Scotsmore Way, Oakhill, VA 20171
1743 Carlisle Street, Clearwater, FL 33755-2306
2855 Gulf to Bay Blvd. #54-D, Clearwater, FL 33759-4036
3045 Richards Court, St. Marys, GA 31548
3505 Southern Crossing, Augusta, GA 30906
5041 Willowbrook Dr., Columbus, GA 31909-4256
979 Condor Drive, Coppell, TX 75019
9200 Park Blvd #205, Seminole, FL 33777
5612 Mossy Top Way, Tallahassee, FL 32303
1250 Starkey Road #305, Largo, FL 33771
302 Bobbie Drive, Swansea, IL 62226
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266 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Lot 318, Clearwater, FL 33765-4020
7 Swindon Court, Manchester, MO 63011-4033
93256 Circle Drive, Pinellas Park, FL 33782-5234
327 6th Ave. N., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
376 Reed Road, Waynesville, NC 28786
1884 Broadhaven Drive, Middleburg, FL 32068

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2006 Hay Terrace, Easton, PA 18042
921 Middleridge Ct., Orange Park, FL 32065
2591 Forest Run Court, Clearwater, FL 33761-3716
2105 Edinburgh Drive, S.W., Huntsville, AL 35803-2025
114 Krider Road, Sanford, FL 32773
43-42 164 Street #2, Flushing, NY 11358-3253
44234 295th Street, Irene, SD 57037-5208

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7286 120th Ave. N., Largo, FL 33773
16112 S.W. 155 Ave., Miami, FL 33187
2766 Brattle Lane, Clearwater, FL 33761-1205
PSC 05, Box 159, APO AA 34005-5000
150 S.E. 25 Road #11E, Miami, FL 33129
2475 Young's Mill Road, LaGrange, GA 30240
2977 Ambleglen Court, Clearwater, FL 33761-3308
11225 82nd Ave. N. #102, Seminole, FL 33772-4263
2615 Cedarview Court, Clearwater, FL 33761
1019 Travis, Amarillo, TX 79102
1755 Empire Road, Reno, NV 89511
8817 Democracy Rd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87109
P.O. Box 858, Aberdeen, SD 57402-0858
10399 67th Ave. N. #48, Seminole, FL 33772-6408
7341 Danbury Way, Clearwater, FL 33764-7014
4180 Belle Vista Dr., St. Petersburg Beach, FL 33706
7509 Gresham Street, Springfield, VA 22151
4126 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941
Apartado 3664, Balboa Panama, Rep. de Panama
4027 Turnberry Court, Jacksonville, FL 32225-4605

MAALE, Alfred F. & Ethel Joy (Randall)
MADISON, Flores C.
MANNING, Arnold & Maria
MARCUM, Roma A. (Levy)
MARSH, Hugh & Mary
MARTIN, Gerald B.
MARTIN, Margaret M. (Bradley)
MATTERS, Francis "Frank" & Dorothy (King)
MAY, Danielle B.
MAY, Joyce (Engelke)
McCONAGHY, James P. "Jim" & Elaine (Wood)
McCONAGHY, Mathilda (Mrs. John)
McCONAUGHEY, Robert & Kathryn
McELROY, Gerald E. & Marie
McGALLIARD, Sterlon & Marjorie (Abuzid)
McGUIRE, Jean (Medinger) & Gary
McINNES, Thomas & Shirley (Caldwell)
McKEOWN, William J. Jr. & Barbara (Lacey)
McNAMARA, James M. & Lana
McNULTY, Jeannie (Simons)
McTAGGART, John M. & Tilcia R.
MEAD, Burton F. & Carol (Morland)
MEAD, Burton F. (Rick) II
MEAD, Keith P. & Cynthia "Cindy"
MEISSNER, Dorothy "Dottie" (Miller)
MESSER, Allen J.
MICHAELSEN, William B. & Mary
MINTON, Preston E. & Faye C.
MONACO, Doris (Ehrman) & Al
MOORE, Ray & Laura
MORALES, John A. & Margaret
MORRIS, Wilfred R."Will" & Barbara
MULLER, Carrie & Cris
MUNSIL, J. Mike & Julia
MURPHY, Richard J. "Murph"
NEIDT, Virginia "Ginny" (Favorite) & Don
NELSON, Nina (Gercich) & John C.
NICKISHER JR, William & Sally (Harold)
NEWLAND, Guy M. & Joan
NEWHARD, Bruce R. & Karen
NORMAN, Kim & Maria
NORTON, Ella & Joe
NOSSOV, Robert & Patricia
NOVAK, Robert & Joyce (Weller) American En
O'NEIL, Jeanne M. (Pierson) & Mack E.
PAGENTA, Daniel A. & Ida
PALOMARES, Dennis & Lori
PANZER, Lilyan E. 244(
PARK, Marie (Schmidt)
PARKS, Sgt. Matthew A. & Heike
PARSONS, Marilee & Gary
PASCAVAGE, Mary Lou (Buford)
PATTON, Bridgette
PAYNE, The Rev. Clarence C. & Rosita
PEDERSEN, Michael & Vivian
POPE, Marty & Nancy

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13801 Hwy 441 S.E. Lot #210, Okeechobee, FL 34974
13707 Dallas Drive, Hudson, FL 34667
2814 S.W. 179th Terrace, Miramar, FL 33029
44 Brandy Chase Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880
670 Maroonglen Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
135 Zapata Lane, Minooka, IL 60447-9355
3157 Downing Street, Clearwater, FL 33759
1458 S. Hillcrest Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756-2268
10805 Cameo Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351
2075 Seton Drive, Clearwater, FL 33763-4148
Rt. 19, Box 1161, Lake City, FL 32025
408 N.W. "B" Street, Bentonville, AR 72712-5221
3035 Countryside Blvd #37-B, Clearwater, FL 33761-2730
3031 Countryside Blvd #30-C, Clearwater, FL 33761-2727
1525 Martin Blvd., Merritt Island, FL 32952
PSC 03, Box 1565, APO AA 34003
PSC #1, Box 3063, APO AA 34001-3063
3925 Orchard Hill Circle, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
210 S. Westshore, Tampa, FL 33609
9034 Golden Horseshoe Drive, Seminole, FL 33777-4711
265 N. Layton Drive, Brentwood, CA 90049-2020
2151 N.W. 184th Terrace, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
PSC 02, Box 2195, APO AA 34002
3000 Sawgrass Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32308
600 Jimmie Ann Drive, #1817, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
5370 Tewkesbury Trace, Tallahassee, FL 32308
2400 Franciscan Drive #22, Clearwater, FL 33763
P.O. Box 7037, Greenville, SC 29611-0437
1050 Quaker Bridge Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
PSC 01, General Delivery, APO AA 34001
1017 Sousa Drive, Largo, FL 33771-1259
10804 84th Ave. N., Seminole, FL 33772-4326
1603 S. Oak Street, California, MO 65018
7205 Falling Springs Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116
P.O. Box 2793, Huntsville, AL 35804-2793
9th MP Detachment, Unit 29724, Box 166, APO AE 09028
28923 Twisted Oak Drive, Shenandoah, TX 77381
1410 Woodstork Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
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P.O. Box 240, Osceola, MO 64776
2523 Fawn Court, Clearwater, FL 33761-2208
20420 Via Cristal, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
2438 Moore Haven Drive E., Clearwater, FL 33763
626 Poplar Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
146 Beadle Lake Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49014-8215
PTY-022, P.O. Box 02-5275, Miami, FL 33102-5275
21 Inverness Parkway, Houston, TX 77055
1345 Ridgeview Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482-7556
2002 Rose Circle, Harker Heights, TX 76548
nbassy Vienna, Dept. of State, Washington D.C. 20521-9900
5203 Park Street, Panama City, FL 32404-6719
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2461 Rhodesian Dr. #73, Clearwater, FL 33763
121 S. 300 W., La Verkin, UT 84745
SWinding Creek Circle #307-A, Clearwater, FL 33761-2558
6700 102nd. Ave. N. #110, Pinellas Park, FL 33782-2903
530-C Shower Place, Honolulu, HI 96818
5123 Ganymeade Drive, Austin, TX 78727
PAC 274, Box 37301, Washington, DC 20013
3710 Free Hill Lane, Fairfax, VA 22003
1742 S. Candish Ave., Glendora, CA 91740
4220 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
2869 Parrish Still Road, Vernon, FL 32462
834 39th Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33703

RAINEY, David & Sarah
REYNOLDS, Vince & Wilma
RIGGS, JR. Carl O. & Amy
RIOS, Randall "Randy"
REECE, Virginia
REEVES, Charles T.
REY, Frances
REYES, Derek
RICE, Annie R. (Nicolson)
RIVERA, Osvaldo & Cindy
RIVET, Robbin M.
ROBBINS, Kathleen M.
ROBERTO, Gertrude (McConaghy)(Mrs. Dominic)
ROBERTSON, Dr. Randall C. "Randy" & Camille
ROGERS, Dalys (Bremer) & Robert
ROSS, Christine Amato & Ben L.
ROWELL, Dorcey E.
RYBICKI, James E. & Christina

SALMINEN, Prudence P.
SALTER, S. Aileen
SAMPSON, Don D. & Marilyn N.
SCHEIDEGG, Richard C.& Elizabeth
SCHISLER, Sarah E. (Sally)
SCHRADER, Frederick "Fred" & Barbara
SHAW, Valerie K. & WILKIE, Kevin
SHORT, Odus J. & Dorothy
SHULTZ, Lee & Paula
SIMS, Linda "Peanuts" (Cassady) & Daniel
SLOVER, Barbara (Boyer) & James "Jim"
SMITH, Aileen
SMITH, Gila "Sally" (Hancock)
SMITH, Gilbert & Pauline "Sue" (Pincus)
SMITH, Joseph F.
SMITH, Nancy
SNELL, Pamela
SNOW, Mrs. Betty (Chan)
SPECTOR, Herbert & Pam
SPENCER, Jane (Trimble)
STARKEY, Ellen & Ted
STEINER, Marian K. 13
SWEENEY, Mrs. Waltraut "Wally"
SZYMANSKI, Frederick & Anna R.
TABER, John "Jack" & Lilian M. Cmdr/Mrs
TANNER, Edward "Ed" & Brooke
TAYLOR, Barbara (Wesley) & Thomas
TOLAND, Nellie (Mrs. Howard J.)
TRINCA, Laurie & Samuel
VELEZ, Justo E. "Solo"
VIOLETTE, Jim & Janelle K.
VIOLETTE, William & Jean (Fuller)

WAGNER, James & Rhonda
WAGNER, James & Rhonda

407 Paradise Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202
9821 Summerwood Circle #1407, Dallas, TX 75243
6415 21st Ave. W>, Bradenton, FL 34209
2604 Forest Parkway N., Largo, FL 33771-1452
5180 88th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782-5307
830 N. Shore Drive N.E. #8-H, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
504 Commercial Ave. #A, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-4259
2495 Rosecrest Place, Atlanta, GA 30345
4860 Tampa Downs Blvd.,, Lutz, FL 33549
3901 Connecticut Ave., #510, Washington, D.C. 20008
417 Regal Court, Fayetteville, NC 28314
11279 Derringer Circle N., Jacksonville, FL 32225
6717 Mill Creek Circle #918, Indianapolis, IN 46214
2284-C Oakneck Road, Clearwater, FL 33763
734 Spring Lake Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
6638 Villa Sonrisa #620, Boca Raton, FL 33433
4224-A S.W. 70th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32608
2352 Constitution Drive, Orange Park, FL 32073-8509
8382 Monarch Circle N., Seminole, FL 33772
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211 Caroline Street #N-9, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
2713 Haverhill Court, Clearwater, FL 33761-3726
RR1 Box 38, Ogema, MN 56569
120 Seaview Ave., Brick, NJ 08723-7238
2554 N.E. Loop 410 #1005, San Antonio, TX 78217-5612
2715 Carter farm Court, Alexandria, VA 22306-3243
11840 68th Ave. N., Seminole, FL 33772
21133 Crocus Terrace, Ashburn, VA 20147
2705 Fir Street S.E., Auburn, WA 98092-7954
P.O. Box 1325, Melrose, FL 32666-1325
6050 S.W. 47th Ave., Portland, OR 97221
215 Gilchrist Drive, Warner Robbins, GA 31093-2860
9056 Golden Horseshoe Drive, Seminole, FL 33777-4711
860 Clermont St. #1101, Denver, CO 80220-3835
6541 72nd Ave. N. #2, Pinellas Park, FL 33781-4065
3441 Rochelle Court, Clearwater, FL 33761
601 N. Hercules Ave. #1305, Clearwater, FL 33765-2010
1222 Vinewood Dr., Seffner, FL 33584
211 Wescliff Dr., Ocoee, FL 34761
2471 Sumatran Way #37, Clearwater, FL 33763-1833
7265 Rosetree Place W., Seminole, FL 33772-5708
2702 Oak Leigh, San Antonio, TX 78232
P.O. Box 591, Olalla, WA 98359-0591
430 St. Andrews Drive, #72-I, Seal Beach, CA 90740-7304
14203 S.W. 66th Street, #107-B, Miami, FL 33183-2243
1445 Viewtop Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764
14003 Dominion Court, Tampa, FL 33613-3125




9616 Commodore Drive, Seminole, FL 33776-1134
500 Hampton Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33703
5110 Windermere Circle, Baltimore, MD 21237
2409 Exeter Court, Bethlehem, PA 18017
22609 90th Ave. W., Edmonds, WA 98026
12619 137th Lane N., Largo, FL 33774
4618 Fork Drive, Rougemont, NC 27572
P.O. Box 5794, Carmel, CA 93921
P.O. Box 527948, Miami, FL 33152-7948
329 Tramore Pass, Stockbridge, GA 30281

17174 Buttonwood West, Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042-3633
1437 Lucia Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128
4616 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, LA 70002-6454
7595 Pine valley Lane, Seminole, FL 33776-3900
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4480 N.E. 5th Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33431

WADDELL, Delaplaine "Wally" & Bobbie
WAINIO, John & Kathleen
WALLACE, Jerald "Jerry" & Joanne
WARDLOW, Dianne (Baltozer)
WEEDIN, Anthony "Tony"
WEIR, Linda (Woodruff)
WESTERMAN, Ronald & Virginia
WESTOVER, James & Helen "Marie" (Hunter)
WHEELER, Kenneth R.& Susan S.
WHEELER, Norma (San Miguel) & Chris
WHEELER, Ray W. Jr. & Patricia
WHITE, Eugene E. & Dorothy 779
WHITE, Joseph H. Jr & Marilyn
WILBURN, Edward K. & Katherine
WILDE, Gifford "Gifft & Evelyn (Petersen)
WILLIAMS, Gerald R. & Maria
WILSON, Roy A. & Twila
WODRAZKA, George & Vielka
WOLF, James L.
WOOD, James C. & Virginia (Preston)
WOOD, Joseph & Beverly
WRIGHT, Constance (Clinchard)
YOCUM, Ernest R. & Dorothy

140 Fox Dell Circle, Jacksonville, AR 72076-2609
609 Greenwich St., Falls Church, VA 22046
3826 Hiddden Acres Circle, North Ft. Myers, FL 33903
5341 72nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781
4731 Possum Berry Lane, N. Las Vegas, NV 89031
15777 Bolesta Road, Lot #27, Clearwater, FL 33760-3442
2595 Countryside Blvd. #305, Clearwater, FL 33761
110 Blair Street, Auburn, CA 95603
5875 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781
133 La Belle Street, Dayton, OH 45403-2325
1687 Powhatan Street, Norfolk, VA 23511
P.O. Box 9090, Masayktown, FL 34609-9090
E. Merritt Island Cswy #1209, Merritt Island, FL 32952-3309
11522 Moonmist, Houston, TX 77072
1836 Emory Drive, Clearwater, FL 33765-1413
6650 Sunset Way #315, St. Petersburg Beach, FL 33706
5400 Morning Dove Lane, Pace, FL 32571
8071 Freshwater Farms Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308
P.O. Box 43161, Albany, GA 31704
3214 Trace Court, Knoxville, TN 37912
7636 133rd Street N., Seminole, FL 33776-3915
3002 Sawgrass Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32308
6100 62nd Ave. N., Lot #12, Pinellas Park, FL 33781-5304
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11452 Imperial Groves Drive W., Largo, FL 33774-4045








The members' ballots have approved the raise
of the annual dues, starting October 1, 1997 to:



8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 33772-4712

(Membership Renewal on Reverse)

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Nickname (If Desired) Maiden Name (Wife Only)

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Applicant 18 or over? Yes No School Attended Member

CZ/PC Affiliation: (Mark X in appropriate box
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

X) Ret/Year

X Ret/Year


Revised August 1994




Amount enclosed $_ Check

M.O. Cash








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Amount enclosed: $
List any other changes from previous year:

Society License Plate: $5.00 (Tax included)
Society Decal: $2.00 (Tax included)
Canal Record: $5.00 (Postage 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, fnc.
(ISSN 0528-0001)
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 33772-4712

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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Canal Record,
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712

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