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Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
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Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
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Panama Canal Society of Florida
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
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THE SWEET ADELINES: Back row L-R: Virginia Starke, Barbara Clark, June May, Lenore Butz, Freida Stohrer,
Carol Wolf, Betty Blanchette "Boots" Mitchell. Middle row: Sue Carwithen, Ruth Parker, Dottie Yocum, Arlene
Duncan, Doris Willis, Jacqueline Cassidy, Ladonna Forrest, Anna Vache, Joanne Allen, Mary Hare. Front row:
Charlotte Norris, Weulicia Wilkins, Marie Favorite, Mary Danielson, Lil Rozmeski, Cece Grove, Jane
Huldtquist, Dottie Ridge, Jean Wade, Denny Bartholomew, Ruth Moyer. Photo submitted by Nancy Van Siclen,
Names provided by Dottie Ridge and Lil Rozmeski.

VOL 35 JUNE 2001 NO. 2

FOR 2000 2001

Ms. Betty LeDoux
Mr. William McLaughlin
1st Vice President
(352) 726-8804

Mrs. Darleen Hunt
2nd Vice President

Ms. Elaine Vestal Lewis
(727) 442-0457

Mrs. Beth Brandenburg
(813) 672-9840
Mr. Kenneth Morris

Mr. James J. O'Donnell
Past President
(727) 894-2478

Mr. Robert Russell Jr.
Legislative Representative
(813) 633-8916
Mr. Edwin Wardlow
(863) 967-2106

Mrs. Dorothy Yocum

Mrs. Nancy Van Siclen
727-391-4359 (Office)
727-319-8593 (Fax)

Mr. Richard W. (Pat) Beall
727-391-4359 (Office)
727-319-8593 (Fax)

Mr. William McLaughlin
Web Master
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Presidents Message. ........................................... 1
Secretary's Message ............. .. .......................... 2
Editors Corer ............. .................................... 2
Email Update................................................. 2
Legislative Report ............................................. 3
Guest Speaker................................................. 4
Amendment #16 and #17 Bylaws.................................... 5
Museum News ................................................. 9
Highlights of Minutes of Regular Meetings. .......... ................. 10
Local Announcements.............................................13
Where Are You? ................. ............................. 15
News Clips ................................................... 15
Your Reporter Says .......... .. .. ............................ 17
Arizona.............. 17 Midwest.................... 25
Arkansas. ............ 17 North Carolina. ............. 25
Florida ............. 17 Northwest................. 26
Georgia.............. 23 Panama................... 28
Louisiana. ........... 24 South Carolina. ............. 29
Mississippi. .......... 24 Texas. .................... 30
Congratulations. ............................................... 32
Weddings .................................................... 37
Births.... ................................................... 40
With Deep Sorrow. ................. ........................... 42
Letters to the Editor ............................................. 48
Announcements/Class Reunions. ................................... 56
Looking Back. ................ ............................... 61
For Sale or Wanted .............. .... .................... 66
Application Form. ............................................. 67

FRONT COVER: Photo of the well known "Sweet Adelines" chorus group from the
Canal Zone. They competed Nationally in Sarasota, Daytona and Miami, and serenaded
passengers on a 747 on their way to competition once. A quartette from the "Sweet
Adelines" won an International Award, and they entertained with many shows in the
Canal Zone, Republic of Panama and Rio Hato and on a battleship while in the Canal
Zone.. BACK COVER: A Panama Canal deck hand comes down a jacob's ladder as
others await their turn to descend into a launch from the deck of a Japanese ship, as the
Cargo ship leaves the Locks system. Another painting by Al Sprague, renowned artist
from the Canal Zone.


August 8 12 PCSOFL Annual Reunion, Orlando World Center Marriott, See
Yellow Pages, this issue.
August 26 Cruise down the Potomac, 10:45 a.m. Breakfast and meals on a Jazz
Brunch Cruise. Call Ev Sellers (703) 361-7176 or
September 7-8 Poconos get-together. Train Coach Restaurant. See announcement
this issue, in Society Announcements.
October 1-5 Fiesta in San Antonio, Texas, Reunion 2001. Call Louie Celerier at for more info.
October 2 Ocala Zonians Luncheon, Ryan's Family Steakhouse, Lunch at noon.
Contact Bill Muller for further info. (352)854-7902.
October 6 Gulf Coast Picnic, 11:00 a.m. Davis Bayou Campground of the Gulf
Islands National Seashore. For info: Gerda Smith (601) 567-9870.
October 27 Space Coast Group Picnic. 11:00 a.m. Stratham Park, near Titusville,
Florida. Call Terry Deakins (321) 631-9209 for more info.
December 30 Mini Canal Zone Reunion December Cruise. Contact June Riesz at
(904) 445-2839 for more info.

NEW! Our Toll-Free Number: 1- 866-PANCANAL

The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.

l \ (A Not-For-Profit Organization) i
S"To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships"
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712 ,

The Canal Record (ISSN 0528-0001) is published quarterly on March, June, September, December by
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712.
Periodicals postage paid at Largo, Florida and additional entry for March, June, September and December issues.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Canal Record, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712
The membership fee is $30.00 annually, $12.00 of which is for a subscription to the Canal Record for one year.
The Annual Directory is published once a year.

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 Friendships.

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
(727) 391-4359, 1-866-PANCANAL (866-726-2262) (Toll free), FAX (727)-319-8593
E-Mail: Web Site:
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I am happy to report that your Executive Board
continues to find ways to improve your organization and to
hopefully provide the services that are expected of us. In my
last report, I indicated that Carnavalito had not yet taken
place, but that we expected it to be a success. In recent years,
this long standing tradition of the Society has seemed to lose
some of its appeal. It was our intention to try this for one
more year, in a different location, and see what results this
change produced. While we experienced a small financial
loss, the event itself was a huge success. It was thrilling to
have Tito Mouynes among us again. He was fantastic and
promised to return to play for Carnavalito 2002 if it
We were hoping this year, given the new location
and the new entertainment, that the tradition of Carnavalito
would become a "must-do" event once again. Approximately
90 members attended and while this was not a huge crowd,
it was considerably more than experienced in recent years.
Everybody expressed their pleasure with the celebration; and
I believe we should consider trying it another year. Seeing as
how this event occurs during the winter, we will again
arrange for special hotel pricing for next year so our fellow
Zonians who live in the North will have reason to come
down to Florida to enjoy our sun and the Carnavalito. We
will pursue Carnavalito with vigor next year.
Our traveling meetings continue to be a success. As
I reported previously, the Ocalazonians were out en masse to
support our first official traveling meeting. Carnavalito was
strategically located in the middle of the State of Florida and

we were pleased to see members from Pensacola,
Jacksonville, Melbourne and St. Petersburg attend. We also
had a member from Cleveland, Ohio. I believe that with
enough publicity we can have members attend from all over
the United States. A half-year mini-reunion at Carnavalito!
Our April meeting was held in Cocoa Beach and
hosted by the Deakins families and Bob and Kathy
McConaughey. If you ever want an event to go off with a
bang, simply ask the Deakins and the McConaugheys to
handle it. Not only were there over 100 members in
attendance at this meeting, but the meeting started with a
front row view of the Delta Rocket taking off from Cape
Canaveral.It will certainly be hard to top that. It was quite
exciting to see so many of our members there from the
Cocoa/Melbourne area. We were honored by the presence of
the Mayor of Cocoa Beach, fellow Zonian and Roosevelt
descendant, Janice Scott, who presented the Society with the
Key to the City of Cocoa Beach.
We had so many members attend that the restaurant
could not accommodate more people. It was also nice to see
some of our members travel from far away to attend. Louise
Hunt and Jackie Hunt Arias traveled from Dothan,
Alabama and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kariger traveled from
Sarasota to attend the meeting. We sincerely appreciate their
continued support as well as that of other members, in our
effort to bring the Society to as many people as possible.
Our next traveling meeting will be in June when we
will travel to Jacksonville. Jan and Lou Andino are the
hosts for this event and it looks as though it will be another

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success. Following our reunion in August, we will travel to
Sarasota for our September luncheon, which will be hosted
once again by Tom and Barbara Peterson. A reservation
form is elsewhere in this issue- please note that the date is
later in the month then usual.
In this issue there are two more proposed bylaw
changes. The first has to do with correcting a scrivener's
error from several years ago, when the dues year was
changed from October to January, and a couple of dates were
inadvertently not changed to be consistent with the change in
the dues year.
The second proposal has to do with a Volunteer
Service Award. Both these proposals warrant your review.
Also contained in this issue is the information
regarding our Guest Speaker for the Annual Luncheon, who
we are pleased to announce is Kurt Muse. You may recall
that Kurt was captured and imprisoned in the Carcel Modelo
for nine months and was rescued by Delta Force Commandos
on December 20, 1989. Kurt has told his story on the
Discovery Channel, the History Channel and in May will
appear on the Learning Channel. It promises to be a very
informative, entertaining and perhaps emotional event. If you
have not yet signed up for the luncheon, I would urge you to
do so now as this is a luncheon you will not want to miss.
Work has continued on our financial statements in
order to make that process more concise and informative and
should be released in the near future.
On behalf of the Board, I have repeatedly stressed
at each of our meetings, and in each of my president's
messages that this organization is your organization. We have
received several very sound suggestions of ways in which we
can improve our service to the membership. We appreciate
those suggestions as well as the many compliments we have
received for the job we are doing. Please do not hesitate to
contact any of us with your suggestions, ideas, comments,
complaints or compliments. We would love to hear from you.

Betty LeDoux


Beckley, Sam
Carey, Illana
Clark, Howard
Crabbs, Dr. Roger
Crossman, Silver
Dolan, Edward/Carson
Dedeaux, Jon
Hearne, Sharlene
Heilman, Beth E.
Kintner, George/Hilda
Lightell, Carole
Medinger, Bob
Pasamante, Tomas
Stuart, Janet
Tilson, Donald
Wakefield, Karen
Wood, Joe/Bev

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June is here and in a short time we will be heading
to Orlando for the 2001 Reunion. It has been a pleasure
working with our president, Betty LeDoux Frassrand and the
Executive Board this year. They have accomplished many
things on their "TO DO LIST" over the past few months.
Carol Masino and I will both be at the reunion to
answer questions about your membership dues and if you
would like to pay your dues for 2002 while at the reunion, we
will be located down in the Convention Center on the right
side of the corridor before you reach the Vendor Room.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the
Nancy Van Siclen
(727) 391-4359


A A\ Corner

First I must thank all those who continue to send me
"get-well" cards, notes and telephone calls. They were very
much appreciated. Am gaining weight again and am coming
out of my corner ready for anything.
I would like to advise those who send me their
reports and articles by email, that I cannot often decipher the
"attachments" sent because they were sent through another
program with which I'm not compatible. If you send me
email attachments, please be advised that I have Corel Word
Perfect 7, Windows 95. Through the help of Jim
Parthenais, an expert, also a member of our Executive
Board, we were able to salvage a report sent late, which was
sent through another program, requiring extra time that is
hard to come by these days.
Am looking forward to the August Reunion. It looks
like it will be a biggie. Both my sons and daughter will be
there first time in a long time, and I know it will be an
emotional moment for me, so O.Y. THOMAS, get your
cameras ready, we need a few pictures!
This issue may be late getting to you, which we
have tried to avoid, to no avail. Our printers, I know, will try
to pick up the slack as they have done in the past.
See you at the Reunion!
Richard W. (Pat) Beall
Editor, Canal Record


The 107th Congress has been very busy since its
opening session in January. In fact, the Congress has
introduced several bills that will affect federal retirees and
their families. Such bills affect social security benefits, health
premiums, Medicare late enrollment penalties, off budget
legislation, patient protections and retirement inequities. I
will list several of the bills in this article. However, before I
list the pending bills, I would like to briefly review the
current Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government
Pension Offset. Each of these provisions may reduce or
eliminate certain Social Security benefits of federal retirees.
The Government Pension Offset can reduce or
totally eliminate a Social Security spousal benefit (wife,
husband, widow or widower) for which a federal retiree may
be eligible. The GPO was enacted in 1977, and became
effective December 1982. The Social Security spousal
benefit is offset by two-thirds of the annuitant's own
government annuity. This can reduce or completely eliminate
the Social Security benefit.
The Windfall Elimination Provision can reduce a
person's own Social Security benefit by as much as 60
percent. It was enacted in 1983 and affects those government
workers first eligible to retire after 1985 if they are also
eligible for an annuity based, on whole or in part, on work
not covered by Social Security.
The following are bills currently pending in
Congress and affect government retirees:

* Government Pension Offsett. On March 26th, Senator
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) introduced bill S. 611 to reform
the Social Security's onerous Government Pension Offset
(GPO). At present there are 14 co-sponsors of the bill in the
Senate. The House companion bill H.R. 664 was introduced
earlier in the House by Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) and
has 183 co-sponsors. HR 664 proposes that the two-thirds
offset not be applied unless the total of both the Social
Security spousal benefit and the retirees own government
pension exceeds $1200 per month.

* Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Two separate
bills were proposed in the House to either eliminate or
modify the current provision. H.R. 848 was introduced by
Rep. Max Sandlin (D-TX) to eliminate the provision. This
bill has 44 co-sponsors. On March 22, the second bill, H.R.
1073, was proposed by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) to
modify the formula to compute the lesser Social Security for
the vast majority of WEP-affected retirees. This bill has 104

*Health Care Premiums. At the end of March, Senator
Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced S. 561 to allow federal
annuitants to pay their Federal Employees Health benefit
(FEHB) premiums with pre-tax dollars. A similar bill will be
introduced in the House at the end of April by Rep. Tom
Davis (R-Va). These bills give annuitants the same

"premium conversion" rights enjoyed by federal employees.
* Health Care Premiums. On March 29, Rep. Steny Hoyer
(D-MD) introduced H.R. 1307 which proposes that the
government help its employees and annuitants deal with the
rising FEHB premiums by raising the government
employee's share from 71 to 80 per cent of the weighted
average cost of the FEHB plans.

* Medicare Enrollment Penalty. Rep. Barney Frank (D-
Mass) introduced H.R. 1177 to limit the Medicare late
enrollment penalty. The bill would limit the penalty charged
those who delay their enrollment in Part B of Medicare to no
more than 10 percent of Part B premium, paid no longer then
twice the period of time by which original enrollment was
delayed. The bill has 28 co-sponsors.

* Patient's Bill of Rights. In February, Senators John
McCain (R-AZ), John Edwards (D-NC) and Ted Kennedy
(D-MA) introduced bills S.283 and S.284 which would
provide patient protections. S.284 expands Medical Savings
Accounts authorized in 1966 to small business employees
and the self-employed, but does not impose them on the
FEHBP. S.283 would extend consumer protections to
individuals in all private health plans. Also, the bill would
allow consumers to sue their plans. A House companion bill,
H.R. 526, was introduced by Rep. Greg Ganske (R-IA) and
does not include an FEHBP-MSA mandate. H.R. 526 has 70
co-sponsors and S.283 and S.284 have 17 co-sponsors.

* Off Budget Legislation. On February 13, Rep. Michael
Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced H.R. 572 with 11 co-sponsors to
exclude the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
from the budget (CSRDF). The purpose of such action is to
protect the fund from unwarranted attacks by budget cutters.
These actions are continued even when the annual statement
of the CSRDF shows that the Fund receipts are well in
excess of benefit outlays. This legislation is a top priority of
the National Association of Retired Federal Employees who
believe that the cost, assets, investments, and obligations of
an off-budget trust fund would result in better fiscal planning
and retirement security for the government, its employees and
its retirees.

* Correction of Annuity Inequity. On January 3, Rep. Jim
Moran (D-VA) introduced H.R. 136 to rectify an inequity
that unfairly reduces the retirement annuities of certain
federal employees who worked part time in the latter years of
their careers. Because of a misapplication of a 1986 Budget
law, the annuities of employees who worked part time in the
final years of their career have been reduced unfairly on their
part time service. The bill would require OPM to recalculate
the annuities of affected retirees and their survivors. Upon
enactment, annuitants would have 18 months to apply to
OPM for a recalculation of their annuity under the clarified
law. The law would require that the newly calculated amount
would only apply for annuity payments made after the
annuitant applied to OPM for the recalculation. H.R. 136 has
6 co-sponsors.

As of this edition, the Consumer Price Index for
Urban Wage Earners and clerical workers (CPI-W) for

February was up 0.4 percent from January's index. This
translates into the CPI-W being 1.6% higher than last year's
third quarter average. In other words, retirees have banked
1.6% toward their next cost-of-living-adjustment to be paid
in January 2002.
Also, for your information, in April the Office of
Personnel Management will post on its internet address
( information concerning its progress towards
implementing the Long Term Care Security Act which was
enacted last September. You can also obtain additional
information on this subject by going to Fedweek's address, and clicking on the "Hot Free Info"
button on the home page.
This concludes my article for this edition of the
Canal Record. Again, I urge you to write to your respective
congressional representatives and ask them to support the
bills that have been reported in this article. Your involvement
will make a difference.

Robert T. Russell, Jr.
Legislative Representative
(813) 633-8916



Born in the U.S, Kurt Muse is a graduate of
BHS 1968 who lived in Panama City with his wife
Anne, also a BHS'68 grad. Kurt studiously avoided
politics until 1987, when Noriega had one of his
family businesses torched, and had a close friend
executed. Kurt's home, and the way of life were
threatened by the Noriega regime.
Kurt and other close friends vowed to
restore free speech as a vehicle to restore
Democracy. Radio Libertad was born. Operating
from clandestine sites, constantly changing
locations, Radio Libertad was on the air almost a
year. It was such a source of embarrassment to
Noriega that a number of top Cuban direction-
finding teams were brought in to track it down.
After Kurt was captured, he was imprisoned
in Carcel Modelo, where he spent 9 months in
solitary confinement and endured the endless
interrogations by Noriega's minions. A guard was
posted at his cell door with orders to assassinate
him should there be a rescue attempt.
In the early morning hours of December 20,
1989, elite Delta Force Commandos stormed the
prison in what was to become one of the most
dramatic rescues of modern military history. The
helicopter that stole Kurt away was shot down
Kurt tells his story of the hours and minutes
of that fateful day in December 1989 at our Annual
Luncheon on August 11, 2001 in the Crystal
Ballroom J.


You may support the Panama Canal Museum by
making a monetary donation. Donations will be
recognized on a Wall of Honor where names of
donors will be displayed for each level of giving.

The Wall of Honor will have along its length an
artist's rendition of the Panama Canal.

It will be divided according to Canal landmarks, with
each landmark representing a different level of giving.

All donations are cumulative. Donors' names on the
Wall of Honor will be shown on small cayucos, so
that they can advance, or transit, through the Canal
to succeeding levels with contributions over time.
Multiple transits are encouraged and will be
recognized by different color cayucos.
The transit begins with the Pacific Anchorage and
proceeds to the Atlantic Breakwater, as shown below.

* Pacific Anchorage
* Amador Causeway
* Balboa Yacht Club
* Bridge of the Americas
* Miraflores Locks
* Miraflores Lake
* Pedro Miguel Locks
* Gaillard Cut
* Gamboa
* Barro Colorado Island
* Gatun Lake
* Gatun Locks
* Cristobal Yacht Club
* Cristobal Harbor
* Atlantic Breakwater
* Complete Transit

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Presenters and Speakers Needed
We are planning something new at the 2001 Panama Canal Society Reunion. We have rooms set aside to
have slide shows and lectures about our Canal Zone home. These activities will take place on Friday and Saturday
afternoons in the Tampa and St. Louis rooms.
At this time, we have Bill Muller of the Ocala Ditch Diggers who will present a great slide show of Canal
Zone scenes. Bill and his group have shown this slide show at the semi-annual "Ocala Ditch Diggers" meeting and
at other special functions. We will also have Pastor Bill Wilbur of the Gamboa Union Church talk about his recently
released book, "Finding Freedom in Panama" which is about an American pastor in the prisons of Panama. Bill has
spent many years within Panama's prisons visiting, ministering to and providing assistance to both American and
Panamanian prisoners. Bill is still in Gamboa ministering at the Union Church. Both of these presentations will
certainly be great!
A detailed schedule will be available at the Information/Hospitality desk during the Reunion. We will be
looking for more people interested in sharing their memories or special interests through a slide presentation or a
lecture. We are very excited about this new initiative that will provide reunion attendees a great escape back home.
If you are interested in being a presenter, please contact the Reunion Coordinator, Bill McLaughlin, by
phone (352)726-8804 or email

The Executive Board
The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 33772-4712

The undersigned recommends and nominates Jeanne Wheeler for the Distinguished Service Award.
Mrs. Wheeler has volunteered her time and energy to the Panama Canal Society of Florida for over twenty years. She
should be recognized for her hard work and devotion to the Society.
For many years, Jeanne has performed the duties of Auditor of the Society as well as Chairperson of the Budget and
Finance Committee of the Annual Reunions. She has served several times as CO-Chairperson of the Hospitality and Information
Committee at the Annual Reunions. Mrs. Wheeler has also served on numerous other committees.
In the position of Reunion Finance Officer, the Society auditor found her financial records complete and accurate. In
the positions of Co-Chairperson of Hospitality and Information, her personality and friendly smile made her an immediate asset
to successful reunions.
All the duties performed by Mrs. Wheeler have always been accomplished with the highest level of professionalism,
accuracy and timeliness. The Panama Canal Society should be deeply grateful to Mrs. Wheeler for her service and the support
she has given to the Society, the officers and Executive Boards. We strongly recommend that approval be given to this

Signed Signed
Barbara D. Peterson, Member Thomas C. Peterson, Past President


Date April 1, 2001
To: Executive Board, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Through: President, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
From: Chairperson, By-Laws Committee
Subject: Proposed Amendment #16 to Article III, Section 5 E; Dues and Fees of the Society.
Proposed Amendment #17 to provide third award for duties performed for the Society.

In reviewing Section 5, Dues and Fees of the Society which was amended November 6, 1998 changing the dues year
from October 1st through September 30th to January 1st through December 3 t, the revised and approved new dues year was not
reflected in the remainder of the Section. Therefore we are seeking approval by the membership to amend the remainder of this
Section to correctly reflect the new dues year along with delinquent time frames.

E. 1. The Administrative Fee shall not apply to members who renew their Society membership each year prior to
October 1 of the dues year.
2. Individuals who have not renewed their membership prior to October 1 of the current year shall be considered
to be a new member and, as such, must pay the Administrative Fee.

E.1 The Administrative Fee shall not apply to those members who renew their Society membership each year prior to
January 31st of the dues year.
2. Individuals who have not renewed their membership prior to January 31s' of the current year shall be considered
to be a new member and, as such, must pay the Administrative Fee.

The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. is only authorized two awards for services rendered to members who may
qualify. The standards of these two awards are far apart in qualification requirements. An award should be available, approved
by the Executive Board and the members whose qualifications are less than the Distinguished Service Award and more than a
Certificate of Appreciation. I propose that a Volunteer Service Award be authorized as the second highest award presented by
the Society, with qualifications as set below. Richard W. Beall, member.

C. Certificate or Token of Appreciation
1.The Certificate of Appreciation is established to reward services or performance by individuals or groups
to the Society.
a. The Certificate may be awarded to committee members for faithfully and effectively performing
their duties, guest speakers and others who provides service to the Society.
b. Certificates shall be presented at the discretion of the president on behalf of the Society.
c. There shall be no limit to the Certificate presentations to members or non-members of the Society.
d. Names of the recipients shall be published in the Canal Record.
e. In lieu of a Certificate the president may (with the approval of the Executive Board) award a
Token of Appreciation.
Proposed: To accommodate the proposed addition of a Volunteer Service award, the following adjustments to Article
III, Section 4 of the Bylaws is proposed:
Change existing Section 4 C Certificate or Token of Appreciation to Section 4 D.
C. Volunteer Service Award:
1. A Volunteer Service Award is established to recognize out of the ordinary service by members who have
contributed service to the Society over and above the criteria of a Certificate of Appreciation or token and
who do not qualify for the Distinguished Service Award.
2. Weight and Review factors shall be:
a. Length of membership in the Society
b. Providing service to at least 50% of Society functions per year.
c. Contributing factors that may be considered, such as amount of time devoted, distance traveled,
sacrifice of personal requirements, skilled or professional assistance provided.
3. Award recommendations in writing may be submitted by any member of the Society to the Executive
Board, who shall be the only authority required for approval of the award.
4. Upon approval by the Executive Board, the nomination and purpose of the award shall be published in the
Canal Record.
5. The Certificate shall be signed by the President, 1s Vice President, 2nd Vice President and the Secretary.
6. The award shall not be presented more than 15 times a year and may be presented at any scheduled meeting.
D. Certificate or Token of Appreciation. Changed from Existing Section 4 C.

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8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 100, Seminole, FL 33772-4712
Phone: (727) 394-9338 Fax: (727) 394-2737
Website: I rCS
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We expect that by the time you read this, the
museum will have moved to its new location on the first
floor of the Seminole Office Center. After an ongoing
search throughout the Tampa Bay area for a larger facility
where we could consolidate our museum, office, and
storage area, we found what we decided was the best
location for our present needs just two stories below where
we had been located. Besides consolidation, the new
location affords us both indoor and outdoor access and
continued proximity to the Panama Canal Society offices.
The increased space (about 3000 square feet) should
permit us to accommodate more volunteer help, work more
efficiently, and exhibit more of our holdings.


The response of Panama Canal Society members
to the Museum's mailing in October has been very
gratifying and has made our move to a larger facility
possible. As of April, we had received over $50,000 from
those contacted in the mailing Since most of this amount
will need to be used for rent in the coming year, we will
continue to rely on the support of individuals as we expand
our solicitation efforts to companies in Panama in order to
move forward with all our activities.


On March 9, at the library on the campus of the
University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, William
Connolly, the Director of the Panama Canal Commission
of Transition Administration in Washington, DC,
presented the Panama Canal Museum with one of the last
American flags flown in the Panama Canal area on
December 31, 1999. The framed flag became part of the
exhibit that the Panama Canal Museum held during the
month of March at the USF library. The presentation and
exhibit represent the beginning of what we expect to be an
ongoing collaboration with the University of South Florida
in St. Petersburg.


The museum's board of directors met at the
library of the USF-St. Petersburg on March 9 and at the
office of the Panama Canal Society on March 10. Lew
Taber was elected to the board; and appointments made
included Paul Morgan as chairperson of the conservation

and protection committee, Steve Nehring as chairperson
of the buildings and facilities committee; and Chris Skeie
as chairperson of the exhibits and special projects
committee. Much of the meeting time was devoted to
discussing finances, accession of items, the new location,
and the reunion.


Look for the museum at two places at the reunion:
In the Anaheim Room we'll be featuring a mini-exhibit of
the Canal Zone Postal Service, autograph signing of
Panama-A Novel by Carlos Miller, and several items for
sale. In the vendors' room, our table will be offering some
new items, including T-shirts, tote bags, posters, an issue
of Cobblestone devoted completely to the Panama Canal,
Carlos Miller's Panama-A Novel, and what promises to
be a stunning 2002 calendar focusing on the Canal Zone
Postal Service.


There are several items that the museum is
requesting to complete collections and possibly to use in
future exhibits:
* Scout patches
* items from the Tivoli Hotel/Guest House
* Canal Zone Police items
* school yearbooks from the 20's, 30's, and 40's
* issues of the Panama Canal Review from the 50's,
1962 (Mar. 2, Oct. 5), 1963 (all except Dec.), 1964
(Jan., June, July), 1966 (Feb., Aug.), 1967 (Feb.,
Nov.), 1969 (Nov.), and 1970 (Feb.)

If you have some of these items and would like to
donate them, you can bring them to the museum room at
the reunion. We need all these items at this time.
However, if we receive more than we need for the
collections and exhibits, we would like to sell unneeded
duplicates in the museum's gift shop to benefit the
museum. As with any museum, there is never enough
exhibit space to display all artifacts. Some are used a core
exhibit and others are used in rotating exhibits. All
artifacts are catalogued and stored according to accepted


Please call or e-mail the museum if you'd like to

Highlights of Minutes of Regular Meetings

January 6, 2001:
The meeting was called to order by President Betty
Frassrand at 11:45 a.m. at Carmichael's Restaurant, 3105
East Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, Florida and welcomed 69
members and guests present. William Muller gave the
invocation and Ed Wardlow, Sgt. at Arms gave the Pledge
to the Flag, The President thanked Past President Bob Van
Siclen for attending.
William Muller welcomed the Society to the Ocala
area and mentioned the fact that the first meeting of the year
for the Ocala residents would be at Ryan's Steak House on
April 3'. He also expressed hope that the Society may return
in the near future. The Meeting recessed at 12:00 for lunch
and reconvened at 1:10 p.m.
The minutes of December 16 were read and carried
by Chuck Hummer, seconded by Ed Wardlow. The
Financial Statement stands for audit.
The president reported that the Board had initiated
several items the past month including being able to pay dues
on line, sign up for the Reunion and purchased a new
computer to handle business of the Society for many years.
She also stated this was the first effort of the Society
traversing the state and wanted to thank Tom Wilder for
organizing the luncheon with daughter Samantha assisting.
She announced that the Carnavalito would be in Winter
Haven in February, hosted by Ed Wardlow; March will be
back home again and April will be at Cocoa Beach, hosted by
Joella and Randy Deakins. The June meeting is undecided
but will be included in the March Canal Record.
Reunion Coordinator Bill McLaughlin reported the
hotel added 500 rooms and the on-line services started about
20 days ago and have had 36 renewals, 12 new memberships
and 14 registrations. The hotel has also provided new
services and introduced the chairpersons for the 2001
Reunion, Darleen Hunt Dances, Beth Brandenburg -
Registration, Nancy Van Siclen Lodging, Elaine Vestal
Lewis Vendors, Tom Wilder Security, Ed Wardlow and
Ken Morris Co-Chairing Golf along with Honorary
Chairperson Jane Huldtquist, and Jacque Vowell Disco
Darleen Hunt reported on Friday night will have two
bands. On Saturday is Father Pretto. Also that the Spring
Luncheon info will be in the March Canal Record.
Beth Brandenburg spoke on the insurance formerly
of Mutual Of Omaha, now CIS. With Bob Russell and Ken
Morris, have been able to get our members updated policies.
They are open 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Society office.
Ed Wardlow reported on the upcoming Caravalito
on February 3rd at the Best Western Admiral Inn, Winter
Haven, with Tito Mouynes playing the dance music.
The president announced that several members of
the Museum were present, including newly elected President
Chuck Hummer, and that Kathy Egolf has 2001 museum
calendars for sale. Chuck Hummer then gave an update on
the museum stating newly elected officers were himself as
President, Joe Wood, Vice President, Kathy Egolf

Executive Vice President, Barbara Peterson, Secretary, and
Joan Ohman reelected as Treasurer. He stated that the
Pentagon will present the last American flag that flew over
the Canal to the Museum in March of this year.
The president reported we needed a motion to
destroy the bylaw ballots counted at the December meeting.
Bob Van Siclen motioned to destroy ballots, seconded by
Elaine Lewis. Motion carried.
The meeting was closed at 2:00 p.m.

February 3, 2001:
The meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m. at the
Best Western Admiral's Inn, Winter Haven, Florida with 81
members present. Cheryl Russell gave the Invocation and
the president recognized Past Presidents Pete Foster, Bob
Van Siclen, Marje Foster and Jim O'Donnell, and also Mr.
Mike Perry who came all the way from Cleveland, OH.
The minutes of January 6, 2001 were read and
approved as read. The president reported that the Board
approved 111 new members and advised that dues and
registration for the reunion may now be paid electronically
and that the minutes of the Executive Board and General
Membership meetings may now be found on the Society web
site at
The president reported that the society's traveling
general membership meeting held in Ocala was
enthusiastically received there, which is also indicated at this
evening's Caravalito and will be instrumental in the Board's
decision to continue the event. She also reported the meeting
in March will return to St. Bede's in St. Petersburg and that
the April meeting will be at Cocoa Beach, hosted by Joella
and Randy Deakins and Sue and Terry Deakins. May will
bring the meeting to the Columbia Restaurant in Sand Key,
chaired by Darleen Hunt and the June meeting will be held
in Jacksonville, hosted by Jan and Lou Andino.
Reunion Coordinator Bill McLaughlin reported
563 members and guests have registered for the Reunion.
Elaine Lewis announced that 24 vendors have signed up, and
Beth Brandenburg asked for volunteers to work with
Registration. Bill also stated that those wanting to register
for the Golf Tournament should send their forms to the office
and make checks payable to Kenny Morris.
The president thanked Ed Wardlow, Vicki
Sizemore and Jackie Vowell for organizing the Carnavalito
and presented them with a Token of Appreciation.

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March 2, 2001;
1st Vice President William McLaughlin called the
meeting to order at 11:40 a.m. at St. Bede's Episcopal
Church, St. Petersburg, Florida, and announced that the
president could not attend due to a commitment at her place
of business. Chaplain Dottie Yocum gave the Invocation and
past President Tom Peterson led in the Pledge to the Flag.
1st. VP McLaughlin recognized Past Presidents
Bob Van Siclen, Muriel Whitman, Tom Peterson and
Faith Brundage, and recessed meeting for lunch, and
reconvened at 12:30 p.m.
The February 3, 2001 minutes were read. Mr.
McLaughlin stated on-line registration was working
smoothly; the April meeting will be held in Cocoa Beach and
if enough members from the St. Petersburg area are
interested, call the office so they may check into getting a
bus. Also, the monthly meeting minutes are being published
on-line; the Past President's council was re-activated and
they held their first meeting recently and Jim O'Donnell
presented their suggestions at the February board meeting
and all suggestions will be looked into.
Bill went on to report that 500 rooms are reserved
and over 1,000 members and guests have registered. He also
noted that the May Luncheon flyers are on the tables and
please note that the correct price for the luncheon is $18.00
and not $16.00 as indicated on the reservation form.

Beth Brandenburg spoke on the work she is doing
for members in regards their new insurance certificates. We
now have a complete list of 7,000 names, and as Registration
chairperson she is mailing letters to prospective volunteers to
assist in the Reunion.
Robert Russell, Legislative Rep. announced that, as
for now, the year 2002 the cost of living increase is 1.2%.
Pat Beall, editor, Canal Record, reported the March
issue will be delivered to the mailer on March 12.
Bill McLaughlin announced that the board approved
sending dues reminder cards to those who are delinquent and
1,600 post cards were mailed and as of this date 500
members have responded and paid their dues for 2001.
Tom Peterson, Historian, announced his 1t" draft of
the research of the Society history is complete. He also asked
members if anyone had anything prior to 1947 to please let
him know.
Kathy Egolf, Executive Vice President of the
Museum announced that most of the medallions are
complete. You can now order on the web-site and they are
looking for larger space for office and display. William
Connolly of the Panama Canal Transition Office will present
the last flag to fly over the Canal on December 31, 1999 to
the museum at the Campus of the U. of South Florida, St.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.


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September 15, 2001

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The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc. September Luncheon/Meeting will be held in
Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, September 15, 2001 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 or Chicken Baltimore. Please
specify your choice of entree on the Reservation Form. Payment must be made prior to the luncheon.
The cost is $14.00 per person, and gratuities are included. The deadline for Reservations
or Refunds is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2001.
Tom and Barbara Peterson will be our co-chairpersons for this favorite event and they and
their committee promises the same wonderful repast as before and a good time for all. Door prizes
will be awarded during the meeting, so let's all head South, North, East or West to the Fairways
Forest Lakes Country Club for some more of their delicious food as we have our Regular Scheduled

September 15, 2001
The Fairways Forest Lakes Country Club

Member No.
Please make Reservations at $14.00 each.

Total enclosed is: $_
(A) Beef Burgundy
(B) Chicken Baltimore
Checks payable to: Panama Canal Society of Florida,
Inc. Mail to: Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.,
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida

Meal selection: A


Tel. Number






Alvarado, Rosario
Arango, Maria T.
Arauz, Adilia E.
Baxter, Carol S.
Beauchamp Sandra
Blohm, Eunice R.
Bradley, Doris
Brassfield, Maria E.
Btesh, Linda B.
Burset, Miguel A.
Cermelli, Arturo
Cherry, Edward
Cucalon, Roberto
Divney, Mary Lou
Entebi, Elias
Feuille, Rene P.
Finley, Robert B.
Fuentes, Briseida J.
Fullman, Beverly
Garrido, Mayra E.
Grahe, Agnes
Grifo, Carlos

Hammerschlag, S. Parada, Ivan
Harris, Richard C. Pederson, Anton C.
Hellwig, Leticia Robinson, Sara
Holland, Gloria P .Rosas, Cloriela
Jackson, Mary Rosgal, Elsa M.
Jimenez, Julio E. Ross, Donald D.
Johnson, Jerry Roux, Hector
Johnson, Joyce A. Rowland Louise. J.
Johnson, Richard A. Rust, Claudine
Karst, Zoe Ann Saiz, Lia N.
Kouppermann, Y. Scadron, Ronald
Kridle, Helen J. Seibelink Jackqueline
Lao, Florence Shore, Sidney T.
Lee, Elita J. Shutt, Suzanna
Lora, A Mercedes Smith, Dorothy E.
Mallan, Mary S. Sokol, Sara
McCarty, Florence Turner, Hugh
McCloud, Barbara Updike, Charlie
McKeown, Edward Vallejos Angela
Menasche, Jack Villarreal, Domitila
Osigian, Amalia Walker, Ellen J.
Ostrea, Nydia G. Wiley, Marjorie

If you know the addresses of any of the above classmates or
if they have passed on, please let us know. Thanks!

Fran Elmendorf
300 Cedar Haven Dr.
Princeton, IL 61356

Marilyn Flynn
521 Country Club Dr.
Stockbridge, GA 30281-6314.


Jack Pearson Ruth Daniel Bill Knott
David Redmond John Drost Max Fux
Juanita Meek MaryL.Simonson Leo Turner
Diane Johnson
If you know the addresses of any of the above classmates,
or if they have passed on, please let us know. Thanks!

Pat (Geddes) Risberg Jane (Compton) Wagenbrenner
1505 Wall Drive 3721 Tanners Mill Rd.
Titusville, FL 32780 Gainesville, GA 30507
321-267-3962 770-529-8770
Prisberg @

Helen (Kissam) Ericson
2216 Sprucewood Dr. NW
Acworth, GA 30101

Nancy (Kaufer) Lanfranco
231 Turnberry Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019


If you are one or know of someone who is, please email me,


Canal Records and correspondence have been returned
from the following members. Any information regarding
new mailing addresses will be appreciated.

Karen Winters
George Hatchett
Daniel Winklosky


Fishing pals revisit Canal
By Bill Sargent

MERRITT ISLAND Ken Karpinski of Merritt Island
looks back on his years growing up in the Panama Canal
Zone. with fishing buddies Phil Sanders and Mike Bell as
some of the best times of his life.
"With us, it was a continuous fishing expedition"
Karpinski remembered. "Being at the Panama Canal, we had
the opportunity to fish the Atlantic shore for snook, we'd go
up the Chagres River for tarpon, we could go into Gatun
Lake and fish for peacock bass, or we would dash over to the
Pacific side and fish for snapper or corbina. There were
times when we'd do all that in the same day."
Now, some 30 years later and in their 50s, and after

going their separate ways with diverse careers, the three men
are re-living those teenage years with fishing reunions at
Tropic Star Lodge on Panama's Pacific coast near the little
fishing village of Jaqu6, 40 miles north of the Columbia
"We've done it twice, just the three of us, and it's
really brought back some good memories of those times
together," said Karpinski, a Brevard County resident for 20
years and former owner for almost eight years of Dolphin's
Leap Marina, now known as Sunrise Marina, at Port
During their first reunion in the winter of 1995, they
landed a 713 V2 pound black marlin, truly a feat considering
they were the only ones aboard Sander's 31-foot Bertram
sportfishing boat. It took every ounce of muscle by the three
men to subdue the 14 1/2 -foot long fish and pull him into the

Arlene McKeown
9053 Pinehurst Dr.
Seminole, FL 33777

John W. Anderson, Jr.
Phyllis Christoph
Howard W. Osborn

Sanders, owner of a machining firm in Houston,
Texas, still keeps his Bertram, the Miss Florida, at the Tropic
Star where it is used as a backup charter boat to the Lodge's
fleet of 12 charter boats. Bell is a retired government worker
from the Panama Canal who now resides in St. Augustine.
Recently, the threesome met for another week at
Tropic Star, again fishing aboard Sanders' Bertram. They
picked up right where they left off six years ago, pulling in
prize catches.
On their first day out, 15 miles offshore in the
middle of a school of bonito, they landed a 167- pound
yellowfin tuna, one of the heaviest of the season for Tropic
Star anglers. Like the marlin six years ago, Sanders fought
the fish, and again it took the three of them to pin the big
yellowfin against the transom and pull it aboard with two
gaffs. The fight lasted more than two hours.
During the week they spent at the Lodge, the fishing
fleet accounted for 13 marlin releases, with Karpinski,
Sanders and Bell catching two of them. Both were black
marlin, the heaviest a 250 pounder that Bell landed while
trolling a one-ounce tuna feather on 80-pound test line, and
no leader.
Karpinski, the southern representative for Kodak
Dynamic Imaging, said he and his life-long friends won't
wait six years for another fishing reunion.

OUiL& of 72 Lgat diE

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The husband and wife in poor health had come
home from the hospital. They died quietly, side by

Times Obituaries Editor

ST. PETERSBURG:- For 72 years, Marie Louise Morency
and Charles Gilbert Morency shared "a life of
Commitment" in the Panama Canal Zone and St. Petersburg.
They raised a family and grew old together.
On Monday, after fighting serious illnesses for a
month, they found a last opportunity to be tender to one
another, said a daughter, Sandy Abell.
They died just hours apart.

Marie ana unaries Morency

Mike Bell, Ken Karpinski and Phil Sanders with the
167 lb. yellow fin Tuna which took Phil over two hours
to bring in, with the help of Mike and Ken.

"Phil is retiring and moving to Fort Myers, which
will put all three of us in Florida," Karpinski said. "Watch
for us to be getting together a lot more for fishing."
And, no doubt, more reminiscing.

Printed from FLORIDA TODAY, March 18, 2000
by permission from Bill Sargent, Outdoor Editor.

"This is a romance story" another daughter, Nancy
Jeffcoat, said on the eve of Valentine's day, as she mourned
the deaths of her parents.
Mrs Morency, 89, had two heart attacks. Mr.
Morency, 97, battled pneumonia. Determined to remain
together, they spent their 72nd anniversary last Wednesday at
Edward White Hospital.
Determined also to die at home with family
members, they came home Saturday, Mrs. Abell said.
Hospital beds were set up next to each other. Family
members gathered.
Two days later, at 4:46 p.m., Mrs. Morency died.
"Daddy went at 10:25 the same day" Mrs. Abell said.
"They were very dedicated to each other," she said.

"In death they were united together. Each one knew that the
other was ready to go. Mom didn't go without knowing Dad
was ready to go. They had their hands together."
Both were born in Amhurstburg, Ontario, and spent
much of their lives in the Panama Canal Zone. Mr. Morency,
who belonged to the Master Mates and Pilots Union, retired
as a dredging captain for the PanamaCanal Co. after 28
She was a homemaker. They came here in 1966.
In St. Petersburg, both were members of the Roman
Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, and the Panama

Canal Society.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Jeffcoat,
St. Petersburg, and Sandy Abell and Charlene Rogers, both
of Albrook, Republic of Panama; five grandchildren, and
four great-grandchildren. Mr. Morency is also survived by a
brother, Morton, of Taylor, Michigan.

St. Petersburg Times
February 14, 2001
Printed as authorized by Thomas C. Rawlins
Senior Editor

Your Reporter Says ...


Darrell and Nancy Eide, along with nine other
Tucson friends, just returned from a 10-day kayaking trip to
Baja, California with Baja Expeditions. They then flew to La
Paz, Southern California and visited three islands in the Sea
of Cortez, making their way north to Loreto.
They were accompanied by a 50-foot boat that
transported them from island to island. At each island, they
kayaked, snorkled, hiked and tent camped on the beach. Baja
Expeditions furnished everything: tents, food, kayaks, wet
suits and snorkeling gear. They swam with sea lions and saw
a few whales and lots of porpoise.

Nancy Eide
(520) 577-7284


Announcement: Louis Sommers has scheduled the
next gathering of the Panama Canal Society of Northwest
Arkansas for Saturday, June 23, to be held at the Jones
Center for Families in Springdale, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This will be a potluck and everyone is asked to bring a dish
to share, their own drinks and tableware.
Charles and Mary McGimsey took a 2-and-a-half
week trip to Guatemala and Honduras in February as part of
an Elder Hostel group. This proved to be most interesting
and educational. They were particularly intrigued with
exploring the pyramids and artifacts from the Mayan
culture. April 17-22, they will attend the professional
meeting of the Society of American Archaeology in New
Orleans. Charles was president of this organization in 1975,
so his interest in this field goes back many years.
Harry and Lee Butz report their their son and
daughter-in-law, Peter and Janice Butz, from Sapulpa, OK,

were leaving April 16 to drive to Lawrenceville, GA, to visit
Peter's sister and husband, Esther and Bill Clair.
In April, Nancy Vega, daughter of Minnie
Burton, enjoyed visits from her son, Bob Todd, and her
niece, Jericha Todd, both from Tucson, AZ. Nancy's aunt,
Francis Whitlock, is expecting visits in May from two
daughters, Jacqueline Werbrouck, from Mishawaka, IN,
and Andre Lee Collins, from St. Louis, MO. Her
granddaughter, Ginger Lee Collins, will also pay her a
In March, Marcia and Bob Jones of Granbury,
TX, drove up to Fayetteville to visit Mary Condon for a
few days, during which time they were also able to visit
Maxine Wrenn and Greta and Joe Vowell. (Ex-Zonians
do get together!)
Mack McLendon is the current program chairman
for NARFE Chapter 463 in Fayetteville. This chapter has a
number of active ex-Zonians as members. Mack has
arranged some outstanding programs. For the April meeting,
the speaker will be George Neal, a wildlife specialist, who
will speak on "Ecological Management of the Quachitas".

Petie Maedl
(501) 442-5033



"For everything there is a reason, and a time for
every purpose under the heaven; a time to be born, and a
time to die; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a
time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a
time to dance." (Ecclesiastes iii. 1.)
The past few months have been rather hard on
Northeast Florida Zonians. It seems as if we lost Mac Hicks

and Larry Putaturo at almost the same time. A short time
later, word came from Jerry Curtis that our friend, Patsy
Curtis, was gone. Then from Sarasota came word that our
beloved Mayno Walker had gone home. Clinging to the
above verse from Ecclesiastes has been a comfort and finally,
some good news came along.
First, it was a note from Joe Jenkins simply to say
hello (Ni Hao in Chinese) who is still globe trotting in Asia
as a consultant after retiring from Unocal.
Then we learned Ed and Gloria Malin became
great-grandparents on March 16. Their grandson, Shane
Saville and his wife had a baby daughter, Hali Christine.
The grandmother, a "young" Kathy Malin Saville (BHS'74)
got the news in Northern California where she moved to last
October. She could not make the birth since she was leaving
the next day for a vacation in Hawaii. Kathy and a friend
enjoyed a relaxing time staying with friends. But the new
grandmother flew to Jacksonville for Easter to meet her
granddaughter and enjoy a mini-vacation with the family.
Kathy is planning on bringing the baby to the Reunion in
August for her first of many reunions. The special birth was
especially enjoyed by her cousin, Amy Christiansen of
Jacksonville (daughter of Helen Malin, BHS'76) who
celebrated her birthday on the same day.
Other spring arrivals are on the horizon. Rose
(Hensler) Crider reports that her new grandson, Evan
Parker Scott, is due to arrive any day now. Makes one
wonder....Rose, have you picked out a bride for the young
man already? Congratulations are also in order for finding
Peggy Aker. Imagine the surprise when it turned out that
Peggy was only a few hours away in Orlando. Needless to
say, lots of catching up is planned for the Reunion.
As this issue goes to press, those of us in Northeast
Florida are getting ready for our semi-annual picnic
scheduled for the 28"' of April. We expect to see Lem and
Kathy Kirkland, up from Central Florida; Jinjer Jeffries
up from the cape; the Barlow ladies (June and Shirley) back
in the area after several trips to other points of the globe; and
many other regulars such as the Barnwells, the Criders, Ms.
Georgianna Harned, Lauray Will, Lisa Barrett, Brian
McKeen, Bill Morrison, Melody Parrot, and of course, the
Batemans will be there too. Look for pictures in the next
issue. Hope many of you will join us when the Andinos host
the Society's Monthly Luncheon on the First Coast at
Flamers in Ponte Vedra on June 2nd. If not, then we will see
you at the reunion.

Diane Bateman
Reporter (904) 282-7650


The Ocala Zonians/Panama Canal Ditchdiggers
met for their 54" semi-annual luncheon meeting on April 3r
at Ryan's Family Steakhouse in Ocala with 51 regulars and
guests present. After some reminiscing and a sumptuous

buffet of individual choice, Bill Muller announced the
names of each as a way of introduction and recognition.
Several "first-timers" received special mention and all were
notified of the date of our next gathering--Tuesday, October
2, 2001--when we will meet once again at Ryan's.
The Panama Canal Museum was represented by
Katherine Egolf, Chris Skeie, and Charles Hummer
along with Kathy's mother, Mary Egolf. Kathy offered two
items from the museum for door prizes: 1) museum calendar
of the Canal Zone schools (won by our retired BHS English
teacher, Sydney Corbett); and, a coffee cup (went home
with Grace Shadeck).
Chris Skeie had on display photos of the "retiring
of the colors" when the last USA flag to grace the Canal
Zone was lowered as the Panama Canal was "turned over to
Panama" in ceremonies at the Admin Building in Balboa.
Also on display was this flag, appropriately mounted in a
beautiful case, as it was presented to the PC Museum.
Chuck Hummer gave a nice talk on the growth of
the museum and the exhibit at last year's Canal Reunion in
Tampa. He promised a bigger and better display this year in
Orlando and invited everyone to "drop by".
He further explained the school calendar and the
forthcoming calendar which will memorialize the Canal
Zone Postal System. Chris Skeie is heading up this project.
Meanwhile, Kathy just happened to have a few school
calendars she didn't plan to carry back home. If you didn't
get yours, stop by the exhibit in Orlando. They also plan on
having T-shirts, "tote bags", and other items for sale.
Chuck praised all the donors of cash ($52K) and
many artifacts donated as well for the museum towards its
growth and success for years to come. Present plans are to
move into a 4,000 sq. ft. space on the first floor of the
building housing the PCSOFL offices in June.
George Tochterman is compiling information and
memorabilia to preserve the history of the Canal Zone
Police and a future issue of the museum calendar will
portray all the police stations.
Virginia Booth talked frankly about her December
visit to Panama and she is now preparing her wares for
August. She said prices in Panama have come down since
"the Americans left".
Bill Muller displayed two albums of information
and photos of recent happenings in Panama. The new
railroad will soon be in operation and has been rebuilt to
standard gauge tracks by a US firm. It will require the
"lowering of the tracks" through the Corozel tunnel. Chuck
Hummer recalled a Jamaican fella telling about a mule that
was entering the old tunnel but couldn't fit so they cut off
his ears. He was asked "Why didn't you cut off his legs?"
"Boss," he replied, "it was his ears what wuz too long--not
his legs!" It makes sense.
Jerry and Carolyn Coffey were in Panama in
January/February and had some pictures of Flamenco Island
and the old Ft. Amador causeway with plans to
accommodate large ships and tourists in the future. She said
most of her other pictures were of fish. She mostly relaxed
in Gorgona and kept busy shopping around.
Margaret Hughes had pictures and a Star and
Herald from the mid-70's telling of her son's victorious
crew for two straight years in the cayuco races. He was back

in Panama for this year's races. She plans to move to
Clermont, FL, sometime in June/July.
John Balschun brought us a copy of the Canal
Zone Firemen's 5th Annual Ball souvenir program held at
the El Panama Hotel on February 10, 1956, to celebrate
their 50th anniversary. Committee members were Frederick
Mohl, Joseph Dolan, Robert Simpson, Osmond Austin,
Peter Barr, Wade Carter, and Robert Budreau. How
many do you remember from 45 years ago?
William Edmonson (BHS'57) was reported to be
working for the Florida Credit Union on Hwy 40 in Ocala.
Eston and Barby (Lawson) Mansfield of Ocala
celebrated their 50'" wedding anniversary last January 27'h.
They were married in the Canal Zone. She attended BHS in
1943-44 but graduated from CHS'46.
Deborah (Mokray) Lee writes that she and Frank
are being kept quite busy with her working long hours and
both are taking a course in Art History II at CFCC in Ocala.
They plan to be in Orlando for the PCSOFL Business
Harry and Virginia Pearl were unable to attend
our luncheon for health reasons, but their daughter Linda
(Pearl) Dahlstrom did. Virginia Townsend, one of our
"original founders" honored us with her presence. Charles
and Carol Johnston of Ocala were "among the new" as
was Robert "Lucky" Summers of Spring Hill. Rick
Mahoney made a trip over from Homosassa.
Richard and Juanita (Taylor) McConaughey
brought Rene and Ruth (Taylor) Conlan along. They are
sisters and the Conlans will soon be moving into their home
in Ocala's "Fore Acres". He worked for the PCCo
Telephone Branch before leaving back in 1941.
Jim and Evelyn Collins made the long trip over
from Titusville. Jerry and Bee Williams are back for the
summer. Lilia and R.B.H. "Bud" Stroop III have become
regulars at our meetings. Our "Thanks" go out to all others
who were there to make the gathering a pleasant time for all.
And, "Thanks" to Chuck Hummer for his compliment in
writing us about getting the folks together in a "convivial
setting". Look it up.
Jean and Bill Muller are planning a trip to
Cameron, TX, for Jean's mother's 90'" birthday in late May.
They will be joined by their three children, Allen, Dean and
Beverly and their children.
See you at the Canal Reunion in Orlando this

William "Bill" Muller
(352) 854-7902


Exciting news! I'm going to be a grandmother
again. My son Bob (BHS'88) and his wife Dawn are
expecting their first child (a boy) in September.
The weekend of February 3rd, Keith Kulig
(CHS'59) and I went to Carnavalito 2001 in Winter Haven,

FL. We saw lots of old friends and met some new ones. We
spent the evening at the business meeting, dinner and dance
with Skeeter and Shirley (Bonneau) (CHS'61) Camby -
the last time we saw each other was at the 2000 Reunion in
Tampa, so it was great seeing them and spending time
together. The food was delicious and Tito Mouynes y
Conjunto did an excellent job, as usual, with their music.
Ed Wardlow, Carnavalito Chairman, did a great job. Keith
and I are looking forward to Carnavalito 2002.

Carnavalito 2001, Feb. 3, Winter Haven, FL. L-R: Keith
Kulig, Barbara (Hall) Vose, Shirley Camby and
Skeeter Camby.

Friends together again! Carnavalito 2001. Betty
Frassrand and Barbara Vose.

Keith Kulig and Skeeter Camby having a great time
at Carnavalito 2001, Winter Haven, Fla. February 3.

While at the Carnavalito, I met Zonians who were
interested in attending our 3rd Annual Northwest Florida
mini-reunion on May 27th here in Pensacola. I'm hoping
they do come. I'll have an article on that reunion, with
photos, in the next issue.
Barb (Egolf) (CHS'53) and Louie (BHS'47)
Dedeaux have had Zonian company and are having more in
the next couple of weeks not enough time to get the visits
in this Record article and photos will definitely be in the
next issue. Barb's brother just left and Louie's brother is
arriving soon.
In March, Barb Dedeaux and I went to Foley, AL,
to spend the day "shopping" at the large discount mall there.
Barb and I love to shop our favorite thing to do. We got
home really late and we think Louie thought we had either
left town for good or got lost. We plan to return again real
On Valentine's Day, Keith Kulig proposed to me
and I, of course and without hesitation, said YES. We are
now officially engaged. With Keith in Jacksonville and me
in Pensacola, we've had a hard time getting a photo session
scheduled. Hopefully, we'll have an article, with photo, in
the next issue. We're both very excited and happy along
with our families and friends.
My class of '61 40' Reunion will be held this year
in Orlando along with the 2001 Reunion.
If you have any news for my next article, please
contact me.

Barbara (Hall) Vose
(850) 474-6341

South Florida

February started off with trip to Panama for some
lucky Zonians. Scott Parker, D. and Terry LaPorta,
Winship Dowell, Rod Snyder, Sam Kredel and John
Beal all made the trip home which included a road trip
trifecta. After a week in Gorgona at the home of Karen and
Billy Coffey they made the compulsory El Valle trip and
finished off with a trip to visit Jill and Skip Berger in
Cartoonland, Isla Grande. Home bases were Santa Rita
mountain and Richie Dowell's in Albrook. Some hadn't
been back in more than 20 years. I'm told that in the end,
Scott camped out at the Napoli and refused to leave.
Back here on the home front, we were fired up
with carnaval and had our own mini-carnavalito. My casa
was once again host to an impromptu celebration of tipico
music and food that lasted late into the night. Among the
revelers were Mark and Poke Parker, Terry (Salyer) and
Jeff Lang, Ed Overstreet, Pam and Linda Weldon, Eva
Thompson, Jeff Watkins, Tom Frensley, Chuck
Petersen, Teresa Martinez, Lou Domenech and his
girlfriend Terry, and Mimi, Manual "Lucho" Azcarraga
and their boys, Alex, Adam and Andre. We enjoyed
ceviche, tentacion tutti and arroz con polio along with
Joanne (Campbell) Chiari's famous Red Label Arroz

Coco con Guandu a la Farfanesa. The highlight was an old
bottle of Seco that Lucho found that we mixed with eh-
squirt. The next thing you know, we are all dancing and
singing "La Parranda". My neighbor Diana commented that
even though we are sometimes hard to understand
(Spanglish and Bajan), we do know how to have fun.

Betty, Mimi, Ty, Julie,Dave,Coleen,"T", Lucho, in
Key West, FL.

Carnavalito and Mardi Gras at Rancho Pajaro

As if Carnavalito wasn't enough, the next weekend
found us in downtown Hollywood, FL, for their annual
Mardi Gras celebration. They had a parade and we all went
bead crazy. Normally Pam Weldon is a fairly conservative
person but you should have seen her that night stopping the
parade and demanding that they throw more beads. She was
knocking us out of the way just to catch some doubloons.
Mimi, Lucho, Louie and Pam's sister Linda were also in on
the fun and we ate jambalaya and crawfish and danced to
Zydeco music until they closed the park.
Speaking of Mardi Gras beads, Mary Claire and
her friend Angie (from California) went up to Daytona for
Bike Week and brought home a few. Unfortunately I don't
have any pictures from that event but I heard they made the
local papers. Tom Finneman, Scott Parker, D. LaPorta,
Tom Wilder, Winship Dowell, Rod Snyder and Ed Blount
were also on hand for bike week. They took their dirt bikes
with them and camped out in palmetto-landia. Tom
Finneman, D. and Winship also competed in grueling 7-
hour off-road event from Daytona to Ocala and back.
Halfway through the race, D. was wishing he had outfitted
his bike with the special doughnut he uses in his office. To
make matters worse, Tom ran him over in a bid for the lead.
Everybody thought he actually paid money for the T-shirt
with the realistic tire track down the middle of his back.

Old friend Dave Wiatt and his fiancee Colleen
Cosgrove were in Key West for a week during early March.
Tom and Julie Young, along with her mother Betty
(Lockwood) Newman, drove down in the Young's
Cherokee, while Mimi, Lucho and I cruised in style in
Lucho's new not-so-minivan. Lucho hadn't been to the
Keys since he, Phil Hale and Jay Foster drove down from
Clearwater on a one-day fishing thunder-run. A lot has
changed. Once there we sampled the offerings at countless
watering holes and restaurants in and around the Duval St.
and Mallory Square area. TY got a real shock when he went
up to the roof top bar at the Bull and Finch and realized he
was overdressed in T-shirt and shorts. In spite of being eight
nameless faces roaming the street, we managed to leave
quite an impression in more than one establishment. No one
can make friends like a bunch of Zonians having a good
time. It seems like everyone wanted to join in. Around
midnight we headed back to the hotel and after a late-night
pizza and the last of the Soberanas we finally called it a
Manuel "Lucho" Azcarraga made a trip home to
Panama in mid-March, his first in more than a year. While
there he visited with family and managed to make it by the
BYC for a Friday afternoon sunset where you can still buy
a round for less than five dollars. Lucho was joined by all
the regulars and a few that came out of the woodwork to
spend some time with a missed ex-neighbor. He also
managed to make a trip to Howard AFB (or what's left of it)
with Kim (Bender) Homa. He said it's like a ghost town.
Although she still lives in Panama, Kim hadn't been back
since she worked on the flight line. I can still see her tooling
around on her forklift, listening to her headphones and
singing "you're gonna have to face it". They even climbed
up into the old control tower overlooking the deserted

"- '

Dean Homa, Lynn Wolf, Kim Homa, Manuel
"Lucho" Azcarraga, John Wolf, Stella Palm, at the
new BYC.
The end of March saw me take my annual visit to
St. Pete for the Tampa Bay Blues Festival. Wayne Bryant,
Jr. was in town and he made the trip with me. Greg Norton
flew up from Puerto Rico and Tony "TFJ" Howitt and
Jim Hattrick came up from Panama. Bill and Geri
(Blanchette) Foster joined us along with Maureen
(Carey) Domenech. Paul "PK" and Margaret (Brown)
Karst came up from Englewood and PK's cousin Sheri
(Alexaitis) Kimball drove down from Palm Harbor. Wilma
Moore and her daughter Maurie were also in town for the

In closing I'd like to welcome Ed Overstreet to
the South Florida clan of Zonians. He made the move from
Louisiana in March and will be joined by his family
sometime in the near future. He has already found his niche
as king of bad jokes and guarding the hors d'oeuvres and

Tom Pattison
(954) 894-1247


The Springtime Tallahassee Festival and Parade
drew record crowds from around the state, Georgia and
Alabama. Zonians could be seen everywhere. Isn't it fun
when you spot someone carrying a mola purse, or wearing a
Zonian tee shirt, and feel an immediate kinship, even if you
never met that person before?
Thanks to the Woods, Meads, and Shirley Hicks
for helping to write the news from Tally this time. They sent
me e-mails that I will pass along. First, let me share a couple
of significant happenings. Angie Linton, while visiting
Katherine Spradlin (wife of Brett, son of Lloyd and
Margaret) in the maternity ward, slipped and broke her
knee-cap (ouch!). Angie is amazing, however, and remains
her positive self. (Rich says that's because he has used up a
lifetime of "honey-do's!") Angie is healing well and would
like to thank all the people who visited, sent flowers, cards,
etc. P.S. Brett and Katherine Spradlin had a beautiful,
healthy baby boy (that makes son #3).
Also wanted to pass along kudos to Mark
Heddaeus. Mark builds wonderful garage storage cabinets
(I love mine) and was featured in our local Tallahassee
Democrat newspaper, in an article about clearing up the
clutter in the garage, closets, etc. His cabinets graced the
cover of the Homes section of the paper and, on the inside,
showed a smiling Mark standing in front of the cabinets he
built for Jeff Bowden, a defensive coach for FSU (son of the
famous coach Bobby Bowden!)
Now for the e-mails: Carol Mead writes that
Henry and Sunny (Morland) Mizrachi and Burt and Carol
(Morland) Mead made their annual trip to Pinehurst, NC
during the early part of March. Each year they go to celebrate
Virginia Morland's birthday (March 17"t). This year, all six
Morland children were there for her 89'1 birthday and are
shown in the accompanying photo. Virginia was pleasantly
surprised when her two sons, Robin and Peter, also came to
town for the celebration. Both sons still live and work in
Panama, but they have indicated that they will attend all
future birthday celebrations for their mom. Virginia's other
two daughters, Sally (Morland) Williams, who lives nearby,
and Mary (Morland) Coffee, who still resides in Panama,
completed the family get-together. The highlight of the trip
is always the birthday dinner party, held at Sally and Tom's
home. Tom and son, Christopher, rearrange their den to
accommodate a large table. Henry, the "Chef Supreme:"
assisted Sunny, Mary, Sally, and Carol, prepare a fabulous

meal (a five star rating!). While chef Henry and the women
attended to the dinner preparations, Robin works on his
newspapers, Peter works on his motorbike, and Tom and
Burt work on their golf games! Virginia spends the day
thinking about what a wonderful time is in store for the
whole family. Just before sitting down to a sumptuous meal,
the family sings "Happy Birthday" and "Chattanooga Choo
Choo" (Virginia's favorite song). Everyone had a great time
and can't wait for the next year.

Virginia Morland's 89th Birthday gathering, with her
two sons and four daughters gathered behind her. L-R:
are Robin Morland, Sunny Mizrachi, Carol Mead,
Sally Williams, Mary Coffey, and Peter Morland. The
birthday/dinner celebration took place on Virginia's
birthday. March 17 at Sally's home in Southern Pines,
North Carolina

Burt Mead also sent an e-mail. He mentioned that
he had recently read John Banasick's book titled 56
Fraunhfer. He says it's a great read and brings back many
memories of former CZ residents. John, a former professor
at the Panama Canal College, died last year, but the book
may be ordered from his widow, Fran Banasick, P.O. Box
21, Greenback, WA 98258. Thanks for a kind word, Burt.
Shirley Hicks e-mailed that she read the Canal
Record cover to cover and decided to bring me up-to-date on
her events. Shirley had her right knee replaced in October of
2000 and is recovering wonderfully (guess they have some
great knee doctors in this town!) This is particularly
important for Shirley, because she needs flexibility to play
the organ at her church. She is scheduled to have her left
knee replaced in August, this year and hopes to have a
"matched set of knees!" Shirley also writes that her daughter,
Jeannine's eldest son recently presented her with a grandson,
which makes Shirley a great-grandmother. Ever the musician,
Shirley says it makes her feel very "Sunrise, Sunset!" Her
other daughter, Lois, mother of four-year-old twin girls, is
still with the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point. She
has a solo recital the first of April and is going to premiere a
significant new saxophone concerto at Mississippi State
University at the end of the month. Shirley adds that Lois and
her long time beau, Matt Wozniak, married in November.
Since Matt's mother's name is also Shirley, having both
mothers-in-law with the same name is a "Hoot!"
Joe Wood reports that Judy (Engelke) BHS'57 and
John Montanero spent a week in Tallahassee visiting with
their daughter, Julie Montanero. Julie is a well-known

television anchor for Tallahassee's Channel 6.
Joe also writes about the Panama Canal Museum.
"The Panama Canal Museum is going well and getting better
every day. On March 10, at the St. Petersburg campus of the
University of South Florida, William Connolly, of the
Panama Canal Office of Transition in Washington, D.C.
presented to the museum a U.S. Flag that flew over the
Administration Building on December 31, 1999, the last day
of the U.S. control of The Canal. The flag, encased in a
handsome, glassed frame, and a beautifully engraved plaque,
was presented by Mr. Connolly on behalf of the Secretary of
the Army, Louis Caldera. At its meeting the next day, the
museum's board decided to relocate the museum into a much
larger space in the Seminole Mall Office Center to provide
more room for the many historical objects that are being
collected. The new space will also provide sufficient room to
house the museum's offices, a library, gift shop, and a large
storage area. Annual donations, primarily from the Panama
Canal Society of Florida members, have contributed to the
steady and continued growth of the museum" Thanks for the
up-date, Joe.

Send me your e-mails!

Sharon Smith
(850) 668-4121


Because it always takes time to finish a roll of film
and get it developed, news of a New Year's Eve 2000
celebration finally makes the June issue of the Canal
Record. Bob and Jeanne Rupp, Valrico, FL, had a get-
together New Year's Eve to celebrate and watch the
Buccaneers play the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs.
Even though the Bucs got trounced by the Eagles, everyone
had a good time. Those partygoers are in the enclosed

Top row: Dick Hern, Todd Brandenburg, Beth
Brandenburg, Ruth Hern, Sher Roesner, Mike
Roesner. Second row: Joan Ohman, Ed Ohman,
Jeanne Rupp, Bob Rupp. Front row: Breanne Rupp,
Kaitlyn Moran, Arkito, Ryan Rupp.

The first weekend in April saw Gertrude
McConaghey Roberto off to Las Vegas to participate in a
blackjack tournament. Haven't heard yet the outcome of her
Billie Bowen Martin called to tell me the sad
news of the recent death of Elena Boyd one of the famous
Panama Boyd triplets. Since childhood, these triplets
always wanted to have movie star status. This they
accomplished till the death of the first triplet to die several
years ago--Edith Boyd. Millie is the last survivor living in
San Pedro, CA. How lonesome it must be after a lifetime of
triplets who were inseparable.
The day after Easter Sunday, Billie Martin was off
on a 10-day cruise in the Caribbean on Regal Empress.
While on the cruise she will spend her birthday when the
ship stops in the San Blas Islands.
How wonderful to hear from Grace McIlvaine
(Mrs. Clarence) of Pearland, TX. She writes that she is ..
"bumping along" okay and still lives alone. That was great
news as Grace says she'll be celebrating her 98"h birthday in ;..
August. Al and Bobby Jo (Oglesby) Rebennack and June

Betty Chan Snow Rowley Stevenson in El Valle, Panama, March, 2001.


My husband, Davis, was invited to be the guest
speaker on the Radisson Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship in
January when it went from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, through the
Panama Canal and on to Costa Rica. It was a 10-day cruise ..
of pure luxury, and since he was allowed to bring a guest, I
was invited. We visited the Grand Cayman Islands, Cozumel,
Mexico, Cartagena, Colombia and the Gatun Yacht Club
where we watched the native dancers and had a barbecue. It
was a wonderful cruise, and I hope that Davis will have
future opportunities to speak on the Panama Canal from the Shoppers at El Valle, Panama L-R: Bobby Jo
deck of a cruise ship. Since it was dry season, the weather (Oglesby) Rebennack, Anna Collins, Mary "Beth"
was glorious, but my poor winter skin managed to turn a Lozano and Jennifer Thomas (daughter of Anna
bright red, even though I wore a big hat and sun screen. Collins.)
Our second trip to Panama was in February, when
we went on a 10-day tour of the country of Panama. We had
a wonderful group once again. What can I say. The Zonians
always have a great time when they get together. The weather
was beautiful again and this time I was even more careful
with the hat and sun screen.. Panama looked beautiful and
the members of our group seemed to enjoy everything they
saw and did. The shopping was fabulous and I do believe we
left Panama just a little bit greener than when we arrived.
Our daughter, Lori Stevenson Snow and her family
went to a dude ranch in Texas for their spring break, and
recommend it to all families. During the week, they roped
calves, rode horses and went on long trail rides, swam in
The group during the dry season tour at Porto Bello in their large pool, played golf, and just generally had a relaxing
March, 2001. and wonderful weekend. Lori was brave enough to ride a

calf, which promptly threw her, making her slightly sore
when she sat down. She said there were lots of activities
planned for children, and highly recommends it for a family
vacation. They spent the first two nights in San Antonio
during the spring break, showing the children the Alamo and
other points of interest before heading out to the Dude

The Snow Family at the River Walk in San Antonio,
Texas, April 2001. L-R: Allie, Lori, Virgil, Sara and
Nick. April 2001.
There will be a gathering of some of the Zonians
here in the Atlanta area on April 21"t. The plan is to meet at
the restaurant Coco Loco for a Panamanian style dinner and
then on to a Latin Club for some dancing. Unfortunately, I
won't be able to go since my husband will be gone on one of
his hunting trips to Uruguay, and I refuse to drive on the
interstates here. Hopefully, I will have some photos for the
next edition.
Since no one has sent me any news for this edition,
I will now sign off, and hope to hear from someone soon
with their news of interest. Remember, if anyone has any
news that they want to give me for the Canal Record, please
call me or send me an email. Till next time.

June A. Stevenson


Capt. Dean Bruch of River Ridge writes that the
Panama Pilots Project is coming along. He has made
contacts in Australia, England and Nova Scotia. Former PC
pilots are invited to contact him for details.
The Bruchs are making plans to attend Dean's U.S.
Merchant Marine WWII Veterans Reunion in Wichita, KS.
He says it's a real "Last Man's Club" as membership

Lucienne and Dean recently celebrated their 50'"
wedding anniversary on a dinner cruise aboard the Steamer
Natchez with their two children, D.A. and Carine, four
grandchildren Daniel, Sara, Jason and Chad, and friends.
Dean stays active in his marine consultant business and
Lucienne is a homemaker.
Cobblestone, a national educational American-
history magazine for children 8-14, devoted its April issue
to the subject of the Panama Canal. Copies will be available
at the museum table at the August reunion. Zonians who
participated in its publication include Al Sprague, artwork
and the cover; Cleve Soper, photographs, and this reporter,
consulting editor.

Patt Foster Roberson
(225) 774-7761


Nancy Goodwin and grandson AJ Stone, age 2.

Lisa (Goodwin) (BHS'90), Adam and AJ Stone
of Ocean Springs, MS, were recently visited by Lisa's
parents, Jack and Nancy (Askew) (BHS'62) Goodwin of
Knoxville, TN. Two-year-old AJ especially enjoyed the visit
with his grandparents.

Patt Foster Roberson
(225) 774-7761


All indications point to another great reunion in the
planning. Thanks to all those folks who put so many hours
of their time into an event that the rest of us enjoy each
And now the news...Phyllis Pinzon reported that
during Thanksgiving week last year, they had a house full
of welcome guests to their home in Iowa City, IA. Former
educators from the Canal Zone Cissy and Gary Collins
along with Larry Milam and his wife Monica, who
worked for IAGS, arrived in the Collins' new van. The
Collins came from Douglasville, GA, and en route, picked
up the Milams from their home in Bella Vista, AK. Also
joining the celebration was Jillian (Collins) (BHS'84) and
her husband Richard Walker. The men visited the National
Czech and Slovack Museum and Village in Cedar Rapids,
the Festival of Trees and shopped at several antique stores.
The ladies searched the Iowa fields for pheasant, or vice-

BHS'79 Classmates meet for dinner in South Beach,
Florida. L-R: Carlton A. Morris, Jeff and Mary (Davis)
From Ohio, Adrianna Ateek let me know she was
recently in Tampa to celebrate the wedding of her brother
George (BHS'79). Adrianna said she visited with quite a
few Zonians at the reception, including Shirley Dodd and
Jerry Sanders.
Had lunch with Paul Bierman (BHS'78) last
week. He is now known as Coach Paul in Bloomingdale, IL.
He has been coaching his son Michael's football team this
past season and sported a 41h place finish. As the team QB,
Michael finished the season scoring four touchdowns.

Margaret Hanesworth (BHS'63) and husband
Dan spent a week away from the Chicago winter this year
with a trip to Panama. While there, they stayed with her
brother Charles Morris and wife Julieta. Several days
were spent in Gorgona at the Morris beach house. A few
weeks after their return to Chicago, a 4:00 AM call from
daughter Holly in Colorado informed them that they were
soon to be grandparents again. Margaret got on the first
flight to Colorado and missed the birth of Emma Margaret
by 10 minutes! Mom and daughter are both doing fine.
As for me, I am still getting back into the swing of
things here at home after a couple of great vacations. In
early February my wife and I along with four other couples
went on an adventure vacation to Costa Rica for 11 days.
We all had a great time while water rafting, hiking through
the rain forests, flying through the trees on the canopy tours,
and hitting the Pacific coast beaches. I also had a chance to
visit my Tio Francisco and cousin Isabel. On our way to
Costa Rica, our group stayed in South Beach, FL, for an
evening and had a chance to eat dinner with Cooper City,
FL, residents Jeff and Mary Burbach. A couple of weeks
later, I took my son Carlton to Bocas del Toro for his
spring break from school. We spent six days snorkeling,
boating and body surfing. Needless to say, we had a
wonderful time.

L-R: Gary Collins, Colin Pinz6n, Cissy Collins,
Brandon Pinz6n, Phyllis Pinz6n, Larry and Monica
That's all the news from these parts. If anyone is
in the area this summer, feel free to look us up.

Carlton A. Morris
(630) 795-0000


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July 13, 2001


Greetings from North Carolina. Spring is finally
here we hope. Our small society group had our annual
April luncheon at Ryans Steak House and discussed plans
for the summer picnic. No date has been set as yet but if
anyone is visiting the area this summer, you are most
welcome to attend. Check Linnea Angermuller's e-mail or
call. It will probably be in August sometime. Ron is still
golfing in his spare time and he and my brother Bill
Dunning had a game when Bill and his wife Betty visited
me for a few days in March. They are settled in pretty well
in Rogers, AR, where they moved last fall. Jim and Diane
Bradley held an impromptu gathering at their home for
"B&B" while they were here. Wilma and Willy Nowotony,
Bob and Fran Morrissey and Pat Fraser and I attended.
Bill decided he'd come back frequently so we all could have
parties for him. Bill and Betty and I then flew to Florida for
a short visit with Marge and Art Sherry and our two
sisters, Sandi Ingle and Vicki Howe. We had dinner with
Linda Sherry and Mark and Michele Sherry while there,
and also with Bob and Min Stern. Bob was the best man at
Bill and Betty's wedding 49 years ago. Good grief, they
must be old. Anyway it was good to see them all. We went
from there to Longboat Key to visit Sandi and Vicki. It was
the first time in several years we had all been together so we
had a fun time.
Malcolm and Jean Stone spent several days in the
Maryland-Virginia area to celebrate Jean's Mom's 95th
birthday. Five more years and she can get a card from the
President, and Willard Scott. Their son David flew in for a
short time also, on his way to Turkey where he will be
stationed for a while. Jean was busy helping daughter Lynn
with wedding plans for her July wedding.
Willy and Wilma Nowotony have been sticking
pretty close to home since Willy had open heart surgery in
February. He is recovering well and we hope he will be
back to 100% soon. He did go out to play golf recently so
that's a good sign.
Jim and Diane Bradley had visitors over the Easter
weekend. Their son Jim and his wife Sherry and their two
daughters drove up from Jacksonville, FL. A few days later
Jim and Diane drove to Florida to visit Jim's Mom who had
a recent hospital stay. They have to keep a strict calendar for
their trips so they don't overlap anywhere. They were in
Panama--again--in February and had an enjoyable visit with
friends. I think Jim just wants to be sure the Electrical
Division is still in good shape. I, for one, hope he keeps
going back forever since he brought me some corbina this
last trip.
I had a call recently from John Ambrose
(BHS'74). He and his wife Rosette and their two boys live
near Winston Salem, NC. He left Panama in 1982. His
father was a civilian employee of the military. John was in
Panama earlier this year to visit his parents, who still live in
Patilla. He is good friends with Art Mokray and Doug
Larrabee. He was interested in finding out if there were
any "Zonians" in that area and said he saw a jeep with a

PanCanal license plate holder while driving one day, but
couldn't catch up with it. He has the same tag on his car, so
if anyone in that area sees it please honk the horn or wave
or something and get in touch. Rosette thinks he's crazy but
then she's not a "Zonian" so she doesn't understand we all
Laurie (Hunt) Trinca and Lisa (Hunt) Johnson
drove over to Fayetteville and had a delightful afternoon
visit with Margaret (Bivins) Coffin. They had hoped to see
Judy (Rathgeber) Phillips also but at the last minute Judy
had to cancel out.
Well, I guess that is it for this time. All you North
Carolinians call me with your news.

Patricia Hunt
(828) 696-3995


All's well on the Northwestern front, and the quake,
thankfully, did little damage.
We Northwesterners can look forward to another
fantastic picnic weekend this year, arranged by Mike and
Inez Plucker. The date is Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to
4:oo p.m. at Honeyman State Park, in Florence, Oregon,
about an hour and a half west of Eugene, on the coast. The
optional Friday night (July 27) potluck will be at 6:00 p.m.
across Hwy. 101 from Honeyman Park at the West Woahink
Lake day-use area. For a flyer for more info, contact the
Pluckers via e-mail at or phone (541)
Tammy (Schick) and Neil Doherty of Snohomish,
WA are doing great. Daughter Lindsey is attending Texas
Christian University. Son Neil lettered in football last year,
and will be a senior at Snohomish High in the Fall. Tammy
is acting regional director at the Federal Emergency
Management Agency and Neil is an EPA regional training
program manager. Neil was elected for a 4-year term as a fire
commissioner a year ago, and even has a badge and got to
drive the big ladder truck at a training session.
Vivian Mikulich says she and Walt are doing fine
in Everett, near son Robert of Snohomish. Robert's and wife
Molly's son Adam works for Foxport NW Channel 21, and
son Luke attends Washington Central University in
Ellensburg, WA. Vivian mentioned that Wink (Veronica
Blennerhassett) Cushman, who lives in Everett, visits
Vivian's apartment complex periodically to lead a discussion
Phyllis (Sissy Crook) and Rocky Fiore of Renton
are enjoying Washington activities. Rocky is retired and
Phyllis is looking forward to doing the same this year and
doing some traveling. One son lives nearby and the other is
in Denver. They are proud grandparents of three young
A group of NW Washington folks got together
recently at Neil Lohr's lovely place in Bellingham. Noralie
(Roche) and Jim Shobe, and Pat and Henry Cruz of

Bellingham; Mary (Sullivan) and Jim Young of Camano
Island; Marti Lohr, Sequim; and Ed Kennedy and Howie
(Adams) and Gerry Laatz, Anacortes, really enjoyed the
scenery (the sun even came out), and the crispy barbequed
burgers and franks ably burnt by Gerry. Jim Young spent an
enjoyable hour and change helping Neil install a washer and
dryer in his laundry closet. Jim Shobe says he has been
remodeling a downstairs room into a computer room/library
for Noralie. Granddaughter Natalie Shobe, daughter of John
and wife Stephanie, lives on the Isle of Wight, England, and
will begin studies at Cambridge this fall. Dillon Shobe,
youngest son of Steve and wife Debby (Rowley), is in the
Air Force stationed at Hill AFB, Utah. Jim says that since
Noralie's recent eye surgery, he can't get away with anything

Front L-R: Neil Lohr, Noralie Shobe, Ed Kennedy,
Marti Lohr, Pat Cruz, Back L-R: Jim Young, Jim
Shobe, Mary Young, Gerry and Howie Laatz, Henry
Cruz, on a recent outing to Neil's spread in
Bellingham, Washington

The Cruz family celebrate Mom Silvia's birthday
recently. Back L-R: Silvy Cruz, Silvia Cruz, Sonia
Cruz, Henry Cruz, Front L-R: Landy Cruz, Donohue
and her daughter Betsy.
Jim and Mary (Sullivan) Young have been on the
move again. In January they went to California to visit
daughter Ellie and her husband. While there, they and Ellie
and husband, and Mary's sister, Nancy (Sullivan) Schorsch
and husband Carl, all took off for Kauai, Hawaii to visit
Mary's other sister, Margaret (Sullivan) McMillan and her

daughter Kitty. The Youngs returned to California in March
to visit Ellie and Mary's brother Jim Sullivan and wife
Carol. The Youngs and Ellie and her husband flew to Las
Vegas, rented a 4WD, spent a week touring Death Valley,
Joshua Tree National Parks and Borrego Springs State Park.
Mary returned in time to help with the Camano Island
Quilters annual show, and even had a very large quilt
displayed. How does she find the time? Of course, Jim was
on hand to help with quilt hanging and take down, and Marti
Lohr who was visiting Kibitzed during Mary's hostess shift.
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Mary and Jim Young on a recent trip to California.

Paul Baker, (son of Floyd and Bev) and wife
Suzette write that they continue to enjoy their new life
sailing the oceans. After plying down the coast from
Washington, with lots of stopovers, they reached Panama and
had a great time staying at Balboa Yacht Club visiting
friends, including a group of Zonians visiting from the U.S.
in April. They finished up a 3-week visit to the Galapagos
Islands which they found incredible, and are leaving there
mid month for the Marquesas, about a 30-day sail. They
would love to hear of any Zonians living anywhere in the
South Pacific, and can be reached by e-mail at
altairseattle @
Gerry and Howie Laatz had a super month in
Florida last February and March. While there we saw Skip
(Edna), Cody and Marta Hollowell, and Tinker Hollowell
Cooper and her grandson Jason in Orlando, Janis (Brogie)
and Butch Eckel, Tom and Lisa (Sasso) Eckel, and their
daughter Haley; Alan and Kristine (Stromberg) Eckel and
son Kyle and Kollin, Joann Eckel and son Christopher,
and Jennifer Eckel in Odessa; our son J and his intended,
Sunshine, in Panama City; Bill and Fran Stock and
Richard and Barbara (Shaw) Abbott in St. Pete; Howie's
aunt Alice (Westman) Weigold in Sanibel; Pat and Carol
(Brown) Manning in Sebastian with whom we did a week
camping in Key West; Barbara (Brown) and husband Jerry
Coleman, and Barbara's daughter Lisa (Burns) and her
daughter Jordyn in Orlando.
Tinker Hollowell's daughter Gwen and husband
David had their first baby, a boy, in February in Jacksonville.
Miriam Calvo, daughter of Fernando (Chico) and Stela

(Baby) Calvo of Monroe, LA and husband Dino Gonzalez
had their first baby in March, a girl named Beatriz Anais, in
Asturias, Spain. And Jojo (Wallace) Hickerson and
husband Tom had their first, a boy, named Thomas Drake
Wallace in January, in Florence, KY. Congratulations!
Our best to all and may your 4'h be great!

Howie Laatz


The Trotter family enjoyed a two-week mini family
reunion in Panama. Chris Trotter arrived from Ft.
Buchanan, Puerto Rico. Tom Trotter, on his first visit to
Panama in 13 years, arrived from California. William
"Twa" Trotter (who hasn't been in Panama for 20 years),
his wife Patricia and sons Steven and Joel arrived from
New Mexico. Their nephew, Brent Trotter, also from New
Mexico, enjoyed his first visit to Panama. They joined
Mary Ann (Trotter) Paxton and her daughter Elizabeth,
who are residing in Panama. Mary Ann's nephew
Benjamin also resides in Panama. A boat full of Trotters
were spotted watching the annual Ocean to Ocean Cayuco
Race. The Trotters also enjoyed fishing, visiting Taboga, El
Valle, Rio Mar, and Decameron, a new hotel in Rio Hato.
They also spent time visiting friend, Jim Fehrenbach.
Jim's brother Al and Sue Fehrenbach also visited for two
weeks and enjoyed visiting with Sue and Lew Stabler, and
Norm and Laurie Lewter. They also spent some time in
Coronado, and visited Al's uncle, James O'Donnell, at his
coffee farm in Boquete.
Tom and Mike Fennell and Steve
"O.D."O'Donnell have enjoyed hosting fishing trips. They
took Marco Robinson of Daytona and Alan Dekel of
Tampa out to Perlas in three boats Tom's boat, the Aji
Chombo (which faced a close call with a rogue wave on a
foggy morning), O.D.'s boat Cherna, and the Tin Goose, a
mother boat loaded with gas and ice to handle the over
1,500 pounds of amberjack, broom tail, and snapper that
they caught. The trip was originally planned for five days,
but after going through seven blocks of ice, they returned in
three days. On another three-day trip to Perlas, Tom, Mike,
and O.D. took Ernie Holland (BHS'87) of Texas and
Jorge Bloise (Jorge owns a plumbing company in Panama)
who enjoyed spearfishing 40-pound amberjack, and 50-
pound dog tooth snappers. Tom and Mike Fennell are
currently residing in Curundu, both are Marine Engineers
for Maersk lines. O.D. also resides in Curundu and is retired
from the Army where he was an air conditioning and
refrigeration technician.

Perlas fishing trip, L-R: Ernie Holland, Tom Fennell
and a boat full of amber jack and snapper.
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L-R: Reyna Royo-Sucre, Denise ((Alberga) Winkler,
Wendell Sasso, Rolando Sucre, Carl Winkler.
Fishing trip to Coiba Islands. Check out Carl's Wahoo
(far right).
The Club de Remos de Balboa (Balboa Padling
Club) began this year's cayuco season on February 19 with
a new event, the Causeway Regatta, sponsored by the
Balboa Yacht Club. Seventeen cayucos participated, racing
from the Yacht Club pier to Naos Island and back. First
place in the male, female and co-ed category respectively
were the Carioca, crewed by Carlos Donado, Tomas
Pinzon, Fernando Lopez, and Rene Vargas; the Short
Cut: Allison Smith, Susan Oakley, Angela La Rocca, and
Sarah Bivin; and the Jungle Crews: Katie Huerbsch,
Pedro Icaza, Brian Huerbsch, and Jean Carlo Tirado.
First place in the Patch category was the Rio Senales with
Jay Gibson, Llori Gibson, Alejandro Pinzon and Roque
The annual Cayuco Regatta normally held at the
Gamboa airstrip was moved this year to the new Gamboa
Rainforest Resort with 22 cayucos participating on March
24. First place in the male, female, co-ed and patch
categories went to the Rapid Transit: Christopher
Huerbsch, Robert Huerbsch, Ruben Prieto, and Zachary
Starling; the Command Performance: Alejandra
Jaramillo, Christina Crump, Jennifer Boyd, and Laura
Baker; the Jungle Crews, who also took first in the co-ed
category at the Causeway Regatta; and the Deception: Jay
Gibson, Llori Gibson, Jacob Pohl, and Roque Maldonado.

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First place Male Catagory "Victory" photo end of Lake
Stretch (Day 2 of Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Race) L-R:
Cris Huerbsch, Zach Starling, Ruben Prieto, Bobby

a .- .' --" .

First place Patch category, L-R; Reyna Royo-Sucre,
Wendell Sasso, Denise (Alberga) Winkler, Carl

The annual Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Race was held
on April 6, 7, and 8, with 36 cayucos participating. It was a
repeat victory for the male, female and co-ed categories
with the Rapid Transit, Command Performance, and Jungle
Crews winning each of those categories respectively. First
place in the Patch category went to the crew of the High
Anxiety: Carl Winkler, Denise (Alberga) Winkler,
Wendell Sasso, and Reyna Royo-Sucre. The tradition of
transiting the locks on the third day is no longer. Now the
third day begins with a mile sprint from Gamboa beach to
buoy 93 (this is in place of the lock to lock sprint). After a
short break, the cayucos paddle through the Cut to the Pedro
Miguel locks. There, they transport the cayucos to the south
side of the Miraflores locks for the final Diablo stretch. The
awards presentation ceremony was held at the Scottish Rite
Temple in Balboa. Many thanks go out to all who made this
event possible: Race Coordinator, Pablo Prieto; Assistant
Race Coordinator, Arthur Kerr; Racemaster, Craig
Broussard; Assistant Racemaster, Peter Pusztai. Many
thanks also go out to the Club de Remos de Balboa:
President, Marisa De Arco; Vice President, Thomas
Morris; Treasurer, Sue Stabler; Secretary, Sherry
Huerbsch. This year's race Starters were: Raul Brostella,
Peter Pusztai, Alvaro Moreno, William Lebrun, Douglas
Allen, and George Hayes. Other race officials included: the

Head Timekeeper, John Husum, and Assistant Head
Timekeeper, Bill Walker. Timekeepers were: Hazel Amat,
Vivian Cedeno, Rey Arturo Mendez, Rosalinda
Arosemena, Aida Graciela Mendez, and Lizandro
Carlos Solano. Doctors on hand were Dr. James Denham
and Dr. Felix Pitti. Public Relationists were: Sue Stabler,
Roberto Vaca, and Priscilla Mendez B. Official escort
boats were: Hernando Ibanez, Peter Chan, Francesco
Face, Colin Corrigan, Sid Coffin, Rick Doubek, David
Starling, Rory Egger, Jim Weise, Isabel De Obaldia,
Robert Huerbsch, Carl Anderson, and "the voice of the
cayuco race," John Bates. Support officials included:
Coordinator of the Department of Maritime Operations,
Enrique Marquez; Coordinator of Cristobal Industrial
Area, Jupiter Gonzalez; Coordinator of the Cristobal
Locks Area, Jorge Vasquez; Coordinator of the Gamboa
Area, David Bishop; Coordinator of the Pedro Miguel
Area, Alex Tirado; Coordinator of the Diablo Area, Javier
Perez; and the Logistics Official, John Bates.

Eva Anderson


Our March 10th luncheon at the Ming Yat
Restaurant in North Augusta, SC, was attended by Blanche
Browne, Lorna Shore, Peggy Hutchison, Trudi Clontz,
Beatrice and Joseph Marriott, Charles Green and
daughter Virginia Machak, Josey Tilley, Olga Holmes,
Kathleen Burkett, her daughter Shirley and granddaughter
Hope, and Beverly Lard.

Darien A. Swenson, graduate of Clemson University,
year 2000.

In December 2000, Darien Swenson, son of Carl
and Esther Swenson of Seneca, SC, graduated from
Clemson University. He received his BA degree in Foreign
Languages and International Trade. The summer of 2000,
Darien interned in Guadalajara, Mexico, and is now in a
management training program with Walmart. Their other
son, Barry L. Swenson (BHS'82), joined the Air Force
from the Canal Zone in 1983 and was recently promoted to
Master Sergeant. He served in Turkey with the Stealth
Fighter Squadron during "Operation Desert Storm". Barry
is presently stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in
California with wife Ronda and son Dylan.
Dianne Cox (Hutchison) of Ocala, FL, and Vicki
Boukalis (Hutchison) of Lillian, AL, spent two weeks in
Aiken with their mother Peggy. While here they enjoyed a
bus tour of the city a performance at our local playhouse
and another of the Aiken/Columbia Ballet at the Etherredge
Center. On the agenda was a "decluttering" of Peggy's
house (they apparently had a ball opening strange packages
in closets) and, of course, shopping trips. They were
accompanied by Peggy's "grand dogs" Lacey and Greta.

Trudi Clontz
(803) 649-2759



Spring is in the air in north Texas and we welcome
Former Governor Harold and Pat Parfitt (Lake
Highlands area), proud parents of Karen Hughes, George
W's Campaign Communications Director and now
Counselor to the President, attended the inauguration. From
all reports it was a "boot-stomping affair".
We watched the USS Iowa, one of the widest
vessels to pass through the Panama Canal, move slowly
through the waterway on the CZBrats website on March
27h". The World War II battleship was en route to its new
berth in San Francisco Bay.
John and Debbie (Sholk) Sousa (BHS'75) hosted
a Zonian event at their home at the Plantation Golf Club in
Frisco, TX. (Frisco was a little town 35 miles north of
Dallas, that is now the second fastest growing city in the
United States.) Everyone was welcome to the potluck.
"Arroz con Pollo" prepared by Bob and Gladys O'Connor
was delicious and eaten with gusto. It was a laid-back
group--the golfers did their thing and the rest enjoyed the
"bochinche" and imbibing.
George Soriano (BHS'76) and lovely wife of a
year enjoyed the gathering. George is an attorney for
Southwestern Bell (Dallas) and has two pretty daughters.
Classmates Debbie Sousa, Susan Millard and Tammis
LePage Lewis lived in Ancon-Fishbowl not so long ago
and were graduated from BHS Class of 75. Susan Millard

is a canine trainer for the Dallas police force. Tammis
(LePage) Lewis works at EDS (Electronic Data Systems)
and has two sons. Would you believe one is seventeen.

More Party goers: Bob O'Connor, Cynthia and
George Soriano.

Maria and Paul Conover ready for the party at Piano,

ITe partygoers. Front: Bliss Morris Connerton,
Susan Millard, Tammis (LePage) Lewis, John
Sousa, Barry Seldon, Murray McArthur. Middle: Bob
O'Connor, Rolando Bartlett. Back: Daniel Holder,
Victor Jordan, Jay Wong, George Soriano, Jim
Cerezo, and Debbie (Sholk) Sousa.

John Sousa (BHS'75) Jim Cerezo (BHS'76) and
Daniel Holder Panamanian friend). John and Daniel
were roommates at Texas Tech. They never knew
each other in Panama.
Jim Cerezo and John Sousa were BHS ROTC
buddies and hadn't seen each other since high school (over
twenty years). They had a great time catching up. John
Connerton golfed while wife Bliss (Morris) recorded the
group pictures and talked and talked.
Louis Seldon is anxiously awaiting completion of
his new home in Keller, TX (north of Ft. Worth). Lou
retired from the Fort Lauderdale FAA office (pilot
inspector) 1998. He is currently with American Airlines in
the position of Boeing 737 simulator inspector.
Brother Barry Seldon lives in Richardson with his
wife and 17-year-old son. He has been on the staff of UTD
(University of Texas at Dallas), Professor of Economics and
Political Economy since 1990. Pete and Flora Monaco
(PCC retirees) and formerly of Panama City, FL, were
grandparents to the Seldon brothers.
Bob and Linda Morris sailed the Caribbean and
Mediterranean on a 17-day cruise and disembarked in
Barcelona. They spent two weeks revisiting favorite cities,
art and enjoying "tapas" in Spain. They spent three weeks
before sailing "learning a little Italian" (ship's crew was
Italian). Bob wanted to know how to say "more" in Italian
and "thank you".
Talk about a blast from the past, I received a note
from Kathy (Sandridge) Bedford (CZJC'55). She is well
and lives in Omaha, NE. Kathy and husband visit Dallas on
business two or three times a year. We will get together in
the future.
Lots of folks talking "reunion" now that it has
moved back to Orlando. With the new facilities it should be
a "grand fiesta". Keep the news coming.

Linda Reimann Morris
(972) 398-3400


The home of Les and Muriel Johnston burst at the
seams with four generations of the Johnston family.
Granddaughters Dawn Teal Frug6 and her three-year-old
son Dagon Frug6 arrived from Prescott, Arizona and
Beverly Teal with her two-year-old son Fischer Ridge
arrived from San Antonio. Muriel's sister Janet Roth, Silver
Spring, MD, shared in the fun. Highlight of the visit was a
trip to Spenrath Horse Ranch in Comfort, Texas where the
toddlers frolicked with playful 20 inch miniature horses and
collected fresh eggs from the hen house. Their mothers,
meanwhile, cuddled several cats and their kittens. The "older
generation" observed. When the Johnston family returned
home, they were treated to a gourmet Mexican dinner
prepared by Beverly's guest, Michael Garza from San
Robin Harrison Walker and friend Jack, MD flew
to Pflugerville, TX to visit Robin's son and family. They
overnighted with Anna Calvit in Kerrville before visiting
other Texas friends. Robin is also looking around as she
would like to move to Texas.
The Ed Stamfords had out of town guests when
Renee Nellis Wertz, FL Judi Wheeler and daughter Jana
with her baby Jillian, San Antonio, came for a visit. Renee
was visiting her in-laws in San Antonio. While here, they
spent time in Fredericksburg at the Peddler's Show, a bi-
annual must. Bobby and Jackie Fearon joined them at the
show. The Fearons have invested in a 5-wheel travel trailer.
They hope to travel all over the U.S. revisiting places they
have lived and friends they have made. Bobby has built a
metal shed to protect the trailer from the hot Texas sun.
"Have Trailer, Will Travel" is suggested for their logo.
Sue Graham was surprised to the max when her
son Will Graham from Olympia, WA and daughter Donna
Elliott, of Pineville, GA. arrived together at her door at 10:00
p.m., March 30, 2001 for Sue's 75th birthday. Sue's grandson
David Day and wife Pam, of Dallas, TX joined in the
celebration. What a surprise that must have been. Happy
Birthday, Sue.
John Hanna, San Antonio, TX enjoyed his visit to
Kerrville biking through our beautiful Hill Country with Leo
Marion and Fred Wells had their son Alan, of
Atlanta, GA, visit them for a few days in April. Jeanne
Flynn Stough of San Antonio, is excited to have her eldest
son Charles and family move from Ohio to San Antonio.
Charles has joined the staff of the San Antonio Express
News. Jeanne is happy to have her two sons and families
nearby after so many years. It is always a highlight in our
lives when our kids come home for a visit, or better still,
move nearby.
We welcome our newest family to join us Zonians
here in Kerrville. John and Joan Long moved to Kerrville
from California in March. John left Panama in 1984. He has
already volunteered in the Veterans Hospital where I am sure
he will be most welcome.
Ted Burkeland is at home recovering from recent
surgery. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Sue Graham keeps in touch with Beth Wadell

since she moved from Kerrville to Little Rock, Arkansas to
be near her son. Sue reports that Beth is recovering well
since her stroke in December, but is still using a walker.
Bea Rhyne is recovering from foot surgery in
March and is doing very well. She expects to be fully
recovered in the near future.
Bea Rhyne
Area Reporter



Malcolm and Jean (Pearson) Stone of
Hendersonville, NC, announce the engagement of their
daughter Lynn Stone to Scott Kohr, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Kohr of Lebanon. PA.

Scott Kohr and Lynn Stone
Lynn graduated from Balboa High School in 1984
and from Western Maryland College in 1988 with a B.A. in
Biology. She is a science teacher at Francis Scott Key High
School in Uniontown, MD, and an assistant coach for
women's soccer at Western Maryland College. Lynn was
born in Gorgas Hospital and during her college years she
worked two summer jobs in the Canal Zone, making her a
fifth generation employee of the Panama Canal.
Scott graduated from Lebanon High School and
from Western Maryland College. He teaches mathematics at
Liberty High School in Eldersburg, MD.
The wedding is planned for July 14'h in
Westminster, MD. where they will reside.


Adrea Dempsey has graduated Summa Cum Laude
from the University of South Florida on August 11, 2000,
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science
and Policy.

Adrea Dempsey
She is employed at Dynamic Corporation/NASA at
Kennedy Space Center as a Recycling and Affirmative
Procurement Specialist. Adrea is also a Certified Personal
Trainer and works part-time at The Health First facility in
Merritt Island.
Adrea is the daughter of Herschell (Bud) Dempsey
(BHS'63) and Valerie A. (Mclntire) Dempsey (BHS'67).
A dinner was held in her honor at her home in Merritt Island
and was attended by family and friends.

(Ballot in this CanalRecord)


November 6, 2000, Seminole, Florida, Ms. Janet
Evelyn (Fraser) Smith, an early resident of the American
Canal Zone celebrated her one-hundredth birthday on
Saturday at the Seminole Nursing Pavilion. In attendance
were family and friends: son Milton A. and wife Ann,
Andrew W. Fraser and wife Elizabeth, nephew-in-law
Harold B. (Bud) Green with his wife Nel and Bud's
daughters Andrea Green, Amy Andrews and her daughter
Stacy. Also attending was early Canal Zone resident
Harland Englander and wife Lenor, Virginia Wallis and
other friends.

Janet Evelyn (Fraser) Smith
Janet's father Alexander M. Fraser went to the
Zone in 1907 where he worked in the La Boca Launch Shop
as a boilermaker/Shipfitter. The family joined him on the
Zone in 1908. This included William A. (CZHS'14) who
went on to be an engineer with the major oil companies,
James Andrew (Andy) (CZHS' 15) who retired from Canal
Service as the Director of Dredging Division. Janet who
spent most of her time in the Cristobal schools graduated
from Balboa High in 1919.
In 1925 she married Milton A. Smith who had
started work in the Storehouses in 1911 and retired as
Director of Storehouses in 1947. While in the Zone, M.A.
and Janet had two children, Milton A. Jr. and Janet Ruth
(Sis). Sis passed away in 1937. Janet's other two siblings
were Harold M. (Sonny) Fraser who retired from Canal
service in 1962 after working his entire career with the
Telephone Division; and Ruth Marion Fraser who was
born in Ancon, graduated in 1927 and went on to be a school
teacher in the Buffalo, N.Y. School System.
Janet's father Alexander retired in 1931 and is a
Roosevelt Medal holder with two bars. Her husband, M.A.
is a Medal holder with one bar.
As previously mentioned, after graduating from
Canal Zone High School, as it was known then, William A.
(Will) went to the States and got an engineering degree and

after serving in the U.S. Army during World War I as a
Lieutenant in the Artillery, went on to make a career with
Atlantic Richfield Oil serving most of his time in the
Venezuela area. William had three children, William A. Jr.,
Jerry and Ellen Jane. They had little or no association with
the Canal Zone or Panama.
James Andrew (Andy), after graduating from the
Canal Zone High School attended college in Kentucky
obtaining a Civil Engineering Degree and after spending a
short period of time working for the State of Kentucky,
returned to the Canal Zone where he worked for the
Dredging Division. Andy had one son, James A. (Jimmy)
Jr. went to work for the Panama Canal and was active in
local sports, especially the Working Boys Football team. Jim
and his wife Pat have one daughter, Cherri. Pat and Cherri
currently live in Hendersonville, NC.
Harold M. (Sonny) Fraser and his first wife
Maria (Marie) Kleefkens had two children, Marie Janet
(CHS'54) and Andrew W. (CHS'55). Marie married Harold
B.(Bud) Green who after working for the Corps of
Engineers in the States for several years returned to the Zone
in the 60's where he worked for the Corps of Engineers and
then transferred to the Panama Canal in the Engineering
Division. They had four children, Curtis, Andrea, Amy and
Lee who all attended and graduated from Balboa High.
Andrew W. attended FSU receiving a BS degree in
Industrial Management, was drafted into the U.S. Army as
the October quota and was inducted at Ft. Amador. He later
went on to a career in manufacturing management consulting.
He and his wife Elizabeth have three children, Andrew W.
Jr., Ann Elizabeth and Kimberly Marie. Harold and his
second wife Alice had another daughter, Rachel who was
born in the Zone but grew up in the States.
Ruth Marion was a career teacher and only
returned to the Zone for occasional visits.
Submitted by Andrew W. Fraser


Dear Ex-Students and Friends:
Your many cards and letters overwhelmed me with
the kind remarks of the past, exciting stories of the present,
facts of family, and best of all, your successes. There was
never a place as wonderful as Cristobal High School and the
Canal Zone with its special people. We were blessed and we
still are. I used to watch your faces as you took tests and
speculate as to the possible future for each of you.
As of today when the number topped a hundred, I
stopped counting your cards. I am still receiving 2 to 10 each
day. Will wonders ever cease? I study, and especially enjoy
the faces and family in your many pictures .The telephone
calls also really made the past. They were so warm and
Thank you for making an old, old teacher very, very
happy. May you continue to live the good .life. I love you,
Dorothy Huffman Smith
1214 Ash Drive
Cridersville, Ohio.45806


Kevin M. Vose (BHS'84), son of Barbara M.
(Hall) Vose (CHS'61) and the late Donald G. Vose,
graduated with honors from the Pensacola Junior College on
December 17, 2000, with an AA Degree in Business. A
family celebration was held at the Olive Garden in

Graduation trom Pensacola Junior College, December
17, 2000. Kevin M. Vose with his mom, Barbara M.
(Hall) Vose.
In January 2001 he began classes at the University
of West Florida in Pensacola to earn his B.S. Degree in
Business Administration/Accounting Information Systems.
In August 2001 he will relocate and transfer to the
University of Arkansas to complete his degree by August


Ken Morris, Jr., celebrated his 40"' birthday on
April 13h. Ken's wife, Page (Maisano) Morris hosted a
surprise birthday party which was held April 14 with family
and friends at their home in New Orleans, Louisiana.

L-R: Ken Morris Jr., Kelly Morris
Morris, Sr.

Kenny's father, Ken Morris Sr., and Kenny's
sister, Kelly, traveled from Florida to join in the festivities.
Pictured Ken Morris, Jr. (in his Dr. Seuss, "Old I Am" hat),
Kelly Morris Fenton and Ken Morris Sr. Also in
attendance from the Canal Zone were Gloria and Joe


Bob Van Siclen states: "I inherited this watch after
the death of my father, Capt. William A. Van Siclen, but
was not aware that my father was the first President of the
Pilots Association from 1918 1920, until I had the watch
looked at to see if it was in good working order, and they
opened the back to find that inscription on the inside!

Unknown engraving inside watcn snows
Capt.William A. Van Sicien was first President of the
Pilots Association from 1918 to 1920.
Thought this would be of some interest to the "old
time" pilots.
Bob Van Siclen


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July 13, 2001

Orlando World Center Marriott
2001 Reunion

SchedXule of &EveXnts

Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Registration: 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Crystal Ballroom Registration Desk
Information/Hospitality: 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Crystal Registration Desk
Vendors Set Up: 2:00 7:00 p.m. Canary NO MERCHANDISE SOLD

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Chagres Invitational Golf Tournament. Hawk's Landing Golf Course
CHECK IN: 7:00 a.m., TEE OFF: 7:30 a.m.
Golf Luncheon: 1:30 P.M. Crystal Ballroom J
Registration: 1:00 4:00 p.m.; 7:00 9:00 p.m. Crystal Ballroom K P
Information/Hospitality: 9:00 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 5:00 p.m.; 7:00 9:00 p.m. Crystal Ballroom
Registration Desk
Vendors: 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.; 3:00 9:00 p.m. Canary Ballroom
3d Annual BHS/CHS Alumni and Friends Disco Dance, 8:30 p.m. 1:00 a.m. Crystal Ballroom J

Friday, August 10, 2001

Annual Business Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (Members only) Crystal Ballroom J
Vendors: 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Canary Ballroom
Registration: 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Crystal Ballroom K P
Information/Hospitality: 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Crystal Ballroom Registration Desk
Bingo: 2:00 4:00 p.m. NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATEI, Crystal Ballroom J
Friday Night Dance: 7:30 p.m. 2: 30 a.m. Sabal and Royal Ballrooms
Disco Dance: 11:00 p.m. 4:00 a.m. Crystal Ballroom J

Saturday, August 11, 2001

Registration: 9:00 11:00 a.m.; 2:30 4:00 p.m. Crystal Ballroom K P
Information/Hospitality: 9:00 11:00 a.m.; 2:30 4:00 p.m. Crystal Ballroom Registration
Vendors: 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Canary Ballroom
Annual Luncheon: DOORS OPEN 11:30 a.m. LUNCH 12:00 noon Crystal Ballroom J
Bingo: 2:00 4:00 p.m. NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE! Crystal Ballroom J
Annual Ball: 8:30 p.m. 2:30 a.m. Sabal and Royal Ballrooms
Disco Dance: 11:00 p.m. 4:00 a.m. Crystal Ballroom J

Sunday, August 12, 2001

Vendors: 9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon Canary Ballroom
Despidida: All Society Members Invited Farewell to Friends 9:30 11:00 a.m. Sabal and
Royal Ballrooms

Reunion Coordinator: (352) 726-8804

Reunion Coordinator's Notebook
Bill McLaughlin: 2001 Reunion Coordinator
Tel: (352) 726-8804 / reunioncoordinator(,pancanalsocietv.ora

The 2001 Reunion will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott August 8 thru 12, 2001. These
"Yellow Pages" are designed to make the registration process as smooth as possible. Please read all of the
instructions carefully, complete the forms clearly and mail them in early. You can also register on-line with
your computer by going to the Society's web site at: http://www.pancanalsocietv.ora for everything except
hotel reservations. Hotel reservations must be made by submitting the form within the yellow pages. You can
also use your Visa or Master Card to pay for membership renewal and reunion registration. Remember that
all mail in forms must go to the Panama Canal Society Office mailing address for processing.
There is a $5.00 registration fee for each person over 18 years of age. This fee is to help offset
Reunion expenses, which include postage, telephone, mileage, audiovisual set up, equipment rental, signs,
and other charges related to the Reunion event.
Volunteer Chairpersons for the 2001 Reunion are listed below:

Reunion Registration
Hotel Reservations
BHS/CHS Alumi Disco

Beth Brandenburg
Nancy Van Siclen
Pat Beall
Tom Wilder
Elaine Vestal Lewis
Bill McLaughlin
Jim O'Donnell
Jacque Vowell
Betty Frassrand

DJ Dances
Annual Luncheon
Golf Toumament

Darleen Hunt
Jacque Vowell
Jan and Lou Andino
Tom Peterson
Jeanne Wheeler
Margaret McLaughlin
Kenny Morris
Ed Wardlow

2001 Reunion Payment Instructions
Item: Payment Made To: Mail To:

Membership Dues
(Do not Include membership Panama Canal Society of Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
dues with any other Reunion I. 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Payment) Foa, Seminole, FL 33772-4712

Reunion Registration Fees
Tickets: All Dances All 2001 Reunion forms and
Tickets: Luncheon 2001 Reunion Coordinator payments to the left can be
(One check for these items) sent in one envelope to:

Hotel Reservations Reunion Coordinator
(Do not Inclde hotel reservations 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
with payment for any other items Orlando Center World Marriott 8eminole FL 33772-471
above. Use form In Yellow Pages) Semiole, FL 33772-4712

Chagres Invitational Golf Kenny Morris
Tournament and Luncheon Kenny Morris 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, FL 33772-4712

It is extremely important that you read the instructions above carefully and send payments to the correct
locations and that checks are made out to the correct department. If you are not sure about something, and
have any questions please call our toll free number 1-866-726-2262. It is better to get help than have your
forms sent back to you. And don't forget, those with computers can pay on-line by visiting the Society's web
site at Further detailed instructions are located on the individual event yellow
pages within. Remember: To participate in the above functions, you must have paid your 2001
membership dues, Reunion Registration and individual event / activity fees.


If you plan to attend the 2001 Reunion.

Chairperson: Beth Brandenburg

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

SPlease register yourself, family and/or guests.

Member _Tel.No.


City: State: Zip:

List the name of each person in member's group and include $5.00 for each person over 18 years of age. LIST EACH NAMI

2. 6.

3. 7.

4. 8.

5. 7.

Credit Card Payment Information Please insure that this information is printed clearly and complete. Wp
only accept Visa, Master Card.
Credit Card Number Exp Date_
SAuthorized Signature: Card Type: _

Please Note:


IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT http://www.pancanalsocietv.orq web site.

334, SEMINOLE, FL 33772-4712

Annual Business Meeting
President Betty LeDoux Frassrand
Crystal Ballroom J
I would like to invite all members to attend the Annual Business Meeting on Friday, August 10,
2001. Your support and ideas are important!! I hope to see all of you there.

1. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
2. Only paid up members will be admitted.
3. There will be several drawings for prizes donated by Vendors and other contributors.
4. No Smoking is permitted at the business meeting.

There will be a grand prize of two (2) domestic round trip airline tickets on Continental -
Compliments of the Panama Canal Society Official Travel Agency Travelworld.

Important Notices

1. If you are not a member of the Society and are planning to attend the 2001 Reunion, you
should submit an application for membership to the Secretary, Panama Canal Society of
Florida, Inc., 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712, before the June
28, 2001 Executive Board meeting.
2. 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 at the reunion.




Co-Chairpersons: Ed Wardlow (863) 967-2106 and Kenny Morris (727) 938-5088

Make Reservations Earlyll
Entry Deadline: July 13, 2001
PAYMENT INFORMATION: See the Reunion Coordinator's Notebook, Page B.
TOURNAMENT LOCATION: Hawks Landing Gold Course, IWorld Center, Orlando, Florida.
TIME: Check in at 7:00 a.m. Shotgun Tee Off at 7:30 a.m.
ENTRY FEE: $80.00 Includes Green Fees, Golf Carts, Luncheon, Awards, Favors, and Door Prizes. Unless
advised by the Committee, consider yourself registered, no confirmation will be sent.
AWARDS LUNCHEON: 1:30 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom J, Golf ID tags required for entry.
GUESTS: Cost: $21.00 each. Only one Luncheon guest per player. No children under 12 will be permitted.
COMPETITION: Male golfers will be flighted by age. Female golfers will be grouped in one flight.
BAGGAGE DROP: Fee to be determined and published in the June "Canal Record".
SHOES: Soft cleats are required.
COOLERS: No coolers allowed on the course.
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION: Will be posted in the PCS Registration area, lower level of the Orlando
World Center Marriott on Wednesday afternoon prior to the tournament.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT: Will be published in the June "Canal Record".
Golf Tournament Registration Form
Name (Print) Member No. _
Address City Zip
Telephone No. __Age (8/1/01) (Males only)
I Atlantic Sider_ Pacific Sider_ Amateur_ Professional -
Name Age Handicap_
Name Age Handicap_
IName Age Handicap I
Name Age Handicap_
If you don't have your handicap, list your average score for 18 holes
I# Golfers # Luncheon Guests
SGolf and Awards Luncheon $ Non Golfing Lunch Guest $ Total Amount $ _
Luncheon Guest's Names
***NOTE: Professional golfers are not eligible to compete for "Championship" Door prizes only.
Credit Card Payment Information Please insure that this information is printed clearly and complete.
We only accept Visa, Master Card.
Credit Card Number Exp Date
I Authorized Signature: Card Type: 1
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Make Reservations Early
Deadline for Reservations is June 15, 2001
or until rooms are full.
Hotel Lodging Chairperson: Nancy Van Siclen
1-866-726-2262 or 727-391-4359

Please read all instructions very carefully.

1. Reservations will only be accepted from Society members who have paid their 2001 dues
and all reservations will be authorized through the 2001 Reunion Lodging Chairperson.
Please do not phone reservations directly to the hotel.
2. The hotel will make the room assignments. MEMBERS MUST MAKE ANY
complete form properly will delay processing of your reservation.
5. The Hotel Reservation form must be accompanied by a Reunion Registration Form (page
D) and the non-refundable registration fee of $5.00. DO NOT COMBINE HOTEL
Notebook, page B for payment instructions).
6. Mail the Hotel Reservation form and one (1) nights deposit MADE OUT TO THE HOTEL to
the Reunion Coordinator, 8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712. The
deposit is payable by check on a U.S. bank, money order, or draft payable to U.S. Institutions to
the hotel or by any major credit card (AMEX, VISA, MC or other). Please indicate card number,
expiration date and signature on the Hotel Registration Form. DO NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER
PAYMENTS WITH YOUR HOTEL DEPOSIT. The hotel deposit goes to the hotel and not the
Panama Canal Society.
7. There are a limited number of room for "special needs" guests and will be assigned on a
first come first served basis. Please note your request in the Special Request space on the
Hotel Reservation Form
8. There are a limited number of roll-a-way beds and refrigerators available. Requests will be
assigned on a first come, first served basis.
10. There are a number of one and two bedroom suites available. Please contact the Reunion
Lodging Chairperson at (727) 391-4359 for prices, availability and approval. Once approved,
submit your request on the Hotel Reservation Form.
11. Mini-Reunions MUST go through the Reunion Lodging Chairperson for suites.


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Chairperson: Margaret McLaughlin (352) 726-8804

Say farewells to your friends at the Despedida, which will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2001. The
doors will open at 9:00 a.m. at the Sabal/Royal Ballrooms. The Panama Canal Society will furnish free coffee.
Sweet Rolls will be on sale to members by the hotel. Come early to get a good seat.
The Folklorico Dancers will perform for your entertainment and pleasure starting at 9:30 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 Panama!

2001 REUNION AUGUST 8 12, 2001

391-4359. CHECK-IN 4:00 P.M. CHECKOUT 11:00 A.M.





Annual Luncheon
Luncheon Chairpersons Jan and Lou Andino Tel: (904) 642-6156 Fax: (904)-997-1870
Email: andino5217
1. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will begin at 12:00 noon at the Crystal Ballroom J.
2. Tickets are limited and only 10 tickets per member.
3. Seating will be at tables of 10 persons.
4. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED. They may be picked up at the Reunion Registration area.
5. The menu: Grilled Pork Loin Medallions or Roasted Chicken. Lunch includes, Caribbean Garden Salad,
Saffron Rice, Steamed Vegetables, and Pina Colada Torte as desert. Please circle your choice.
6. No Reservations will be accepted and no refunds will be made after July 15, 2001. Tickets will not be
sold at the luncheon. Please list seating preferences (if any) below. All seating will be on a "First Come-
First Served" basis.
7. If you require special seating arrangements to accommodate impairments, please note your needss.
Luncheon Ticket Order Form
Saturday, August 11, 2001

$23.00 per person 10 tickets per member. No. of tickets ordered Total $ _
List names and please indicate your choice of menu below. C for Chicken P for Pork (circle one)

I 1. C orP 6. C or P
2. C orP 7. C orP
3. C orP 8. C orP
S4. C orP 9. C orP
5. C or P 10. C or P
Special seating requirements:__

Credit Card Payment Information Please ensure that this information is printed clearly and
complete. We only accept Visa, Master Card.

Credit Card Number Exp Date_
Authorized Signature: Card Type:
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Transportation Chairperson: Bill McLaughlin (352) 726-8804

The Executive Board of The Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc., after careful consideration of
all proposals submitted, has appointed BUSINESS TRAVELWORLD as the OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENT
for the 2001 Reunion.
BUSINESS TRAVELWORLD has merged with several travel agencies, one of which is TAMPA
BAY PARTNERS IN TRAVEL. The latter has been in business over 20 years and is located in Brandon,
Florida. All of the management team boasts experience ranging between 10 and 30 years in the travel
field. They have three offices in the Tampa area. BUSINESS TRAVELWORLD is one of the largest
independent travel companies in the entire Bay area with revenue of over 12 million dollars annually.
BUSINESS TRAVELWORLD is committed to providing members of the Society with the lowest air
fares possible. Since they are not restricted to one airline, this can prove to be beneficial to Society
members. The Society will provide BUSINESS TRAVELWORLD with necessary information to contact our
As an added incentive, BUSINESS TRAVELWORLD will provide two round trip tickets for travel
within the continental United States to be awarded at the Annual Reunion Business Meeting. YOU MUST
Members are encouraged to support the Reunion Transportation Program by making your travel
arrangements with the Official Travel Agency BUSINESS TRAVELWORLD. Reservations can be made
by contacting Mary Meltzer, Reunion Travel Specialist at 800-231-3013, 813-684-5005 or you can fax her
at 813-662-0641.



7:30- 11:30

1200 2:30

Charley Raymond Band (Music to take us thru the
decades -from the 30 's to the 90 's)

"The Canal Zone AllStar Band"
(A sound you haven't heard in 35 years and look
who's coming...)

Dave Larrison
Ralph Smith
Stanley Wright

Robert Taylor
Bill Foster
Bob Boring

John Millar
Frank Pretto
Gene Linfors
Buddy Morgan

Do these names sound familiar? These are some of the bands they played in while in the
Canal Zone: "The Betners";The NoNames"; The LoveChain"; "The Waywards"; "The
Lancers"; "The Frank Pretto Band" and "Tempest".





Reunion Dances
Dances Chairperson: Darleen Hunt (727) 507-0132

1. Ticket orders will be accepted only from members who have paid their 2001 dues and have paid their
$5.00 Reunion Registration Fee (See PageC)Tickets will not be refunded after July 15, 2001, and will not
be resold at the Reunion.
2. Tickets will not be mailed. Prepaid tickets will be at the Reunion Registration tables on the lower level.
3. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted entrance to the dances. No Exceptions

Ticket Reservation Form

Member's Name:

Friday Night Dance Annual Ball
Dress: Informal Dress: Semi Formal, No shorts or jeans
Music by Charly Raymond Band Friday Music by Frankie Pretto Saturday
and"Canal Zone AIIStar Band" August 10 8:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. August 11
7:30 p.m. 2:30 a.m. Sabal and Royal Sabal and Royal

$ 12.00/Ticket 6 tickets per member $12.00/Ticket 6 tickets per member
No.of Tickets Total $ No. of Tickets Total $

Disco Dance
Chairperson: Jacque Vowell (904) 441-3229
Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11
11:00 p.m.- 4:00 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom J

Member's Name: Age:

August 10th: $5.00/Ticket August 11th: $5.00/Ticket
No. of Tickets: Total $ No. of Tickets: Total $

Credit Card Payment Information Please ensure that this information is printed clearly and
complete. We only accept Visa, Master Card.
Credit Card Number Exp Date

Authorized Signature: Card Type:
3rd Annual BHSICHS Alumni and Friends Disco Dance
Chairpersons Betty Frassrand and Jacque Vowell
Crystal Ballroom J

Please join us for our 3r Annual Mega Class Reunion DJ Dance to be held on Thursday night
from 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Come support your High School in an evening guaranteed to be
festive for all. Class Reunions are encouraged to make this dance a part of your reunion
festivities. If your class reunion isn't this year, so what, come anyway. That is what it is all
about One Big Class Reunion for everyone. And it is FREE. The evening will include dance
contests from all the dance eras, great music and a great time. Cash bars will be available. We
look forward to another very successful year. See ya there...

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Chairperson: Elaine Vestal Lewis (727) 442-0457
Canary Ballroom
1. In order to be a vendor at the Reunion 2001, your Panama Canal Society dues must be paid in full for the
year 2001 at the time you submit your Vendor Application. You must also pay the $5.00 Registration Fee
regardless of whether you are staying at the hotel. (1) Payment of membership dues for 2001, (2) payment
of the $5.00 registration fee and (3) your approved application with $100 payment, will reserve a table for
you and permit you to sell at the Reunion.
2. Vendor Applications will not be published in the Canal Record. The deadline for receiving Vendor
Applications as well as for refunds is July 1, 2001. No cancellations will be refunded after that date.
3. Approval of the Vendor Application will be based on whether items for sale are related or compatible to
memorabilia from Panama. Authorization will be assigned in order of receipt of Vendor Applications and
payment of all fees and membership dues. Instructions and restrictions are clearly defined in the Vendor
Application Form. Please read the instructions carefully. The Orlando World Center Marriott may have
certain restrictions, which must not be violated, such as attaching an item to the wall.
4. Space will be available for a pre-determined number of vendors based on the size of the room. Vendor
tables will likely be 2'x6' and may NOT be shared without prior approval of the Vendor Chairperson. To
obtain a Vendor Application or if you have questions, you may contact the Vendor Chairperson, Elaine
(Vestal) Lewis at PanamaChica2001 or telephone (727) 442-0457.
5. Vendor hours for selling will begin at 9:00 AM, on Thursday morning, August 9, 2001. Set up will be on
Wednesday, August 8, 2001, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. More details will be provided with the Vendor
6. Please ensure that you send your $100.00 Vendor Application Fee at the time of application, otherwise we
will not be able to process your request. You will also need to pay your $5.00 Registration Fee and the
2001 Society dues. Make your check or credit card payment to the REUNION COORDINATOR, 8050
Seminole Mall, Suite #334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4712.

Chairperson: James O'Donnell (727) 894-2478

Bingo will be called on Friday, August 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday, August 11 from 2:00 to
4:00 p.m in the Crystal Ballroom J. There is no charge to participate on either day. Those interested in
enjoying a fun filled afternoon with "Bingo Jim" O'Donnell, put this on your calendar. Exact location will be
posted at the Information Desk, in the event area, lower level. GREAT PRIZES!!!

Chairperson Tom Peterson (941) 371-7731

The Mini-Reunion Chairperson will aid and assist all mini-reunion coordinators for high school,
and all other mini- reunions held during the 2001 Reunion. Coordinators planning a mini-reunion at the
Orlando World Center Marriott must receive advance approval from the Mini-Reunion Chairperson prior to
making any arrangements. The Mini-Reunion Chairperson will assist and advise as much as possible while
conforming to the Society's scheduled events to minimize conflict. Those planning their mini-reunion will be
responsible to obtain the necessary membership application and ticket forms for those in their group from
the Mini-Reunion Chairperson.
Mini-Reunion Coordinators must contact the Reunion Lodging Chairperson (see page E) for
hotel suites reservations. No suites will be assigned without going through the Reunion Lodging
Chairperson. Large Mini-Reunions requiring one of the hotel's event rooms must coordinate reservation of
these rooms through the Mini-Reunion Chairperson and not the hotel.
Mini-Reunion Coordinators can make their arrangements with the Hotel for their function only after
approval from Mini-Reunion Chairperson.


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SThomas Photography & Productions

11902 Little Road, New Port Richey, FI 34654
(727) 868-3669 (800) 329-3669 Fax (727) 863-5700
email: oythomas@ Web:

We are the official photographers for the Panama Canal Society of Florida..
If you have special request, just call us at the studio or see us at the reunion.

We will be making Digital photos on location at the convention.

We will be doing digital imaging and Restoring Photographs at the convention

We can restore all your Panama Canal Photos from over the years.
Just give us a call at the studio.

We are a full time full service photography studio. We use all formats of photography
including digital video.

We offer year around services from portraits to commercial photography.

Marriott's Orlando World Center
Chairperson: Pat Beall (727) 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 Annual 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.

The Official Travel Agency
The Panama Canal Society of Florida
August 8 12, 2001 Reunion Orlando, Florida

Two free domestic Continental Airline Tickets will be given away at the Annual
Business Meeting.

Hourly door prizes at the vendor area **Must be present to win*

Discounted Airfares for Panama Canal members only:

For the lowest discounts make your flight arrangements early!!

Vacation Specials for Society Members

Trafalgar Winter Break European Vacations at low prices! 8 Day
Simple Italy tour includes guide, first class accommodations, some
meals, sightseeing and more from: $499 per person, land only.

Waikiki Delight! 6 night vacation including hotel, lei greeting, taxes, and
more from: $246 per person, land only.

Senior Savings on Carnival Cruises! 7 Days on the Carnival Sensation
to Mexico, Grand Cayman and New Orleans cruise from January 7
through April 1, 2001 from: $599 per person, cruise only.

Mary Meltzer
Reunion Travel Specialist
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offered, from Arts and Crafts to movies and Free-Play Time! All staff are certified
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The Key of the City of Cocoa Beach, Florida was
presented to President Betty LeDoux of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida, Inc. on April 7, 2001 by Mayor Janice
Scott of Cocoa Beach who is also a Roosevelt Medal
The Society inaugurated many of their Regular
Monthly Meetings at different locations in Florida to better
keep the membership informed during this term of office,
and this meeting consisted of over 100 members.
The key has been proudly installed in the Society's
Conference Room in Seminole, Florida.

Rachel is the daughter of Maria Lourdes Bottin,
formerly of La Boca, CZ. Eric is the son of Tom and Nancy
Grimison of Satellite Beach, FL--also former La Boca
residents. An August wedding is planned in Winter Park.


Kyle Wiese, of Ft. Amador, Panama is the proud
recipient of the 2000 Youth Angler Release Certificate
Award, for billfish released in the 13 to 17-year old category.
Kyle has won this award for two consecutive years.
He was the top black marlin release angler in the
world in 1999! He will receive his award at The Billfish
Foundation's annual Release Awards Banquet in Florida in

President Betty LeDoux of the Panama Canal Society
of Florida, Inc. receiving the Key to the City of Cocoa
Beach, Florida.


Rachel Carla Bottin (BHS'92) of Winter Park, FL,
and Eric William Grimison of Lake Mary, FL, announce
their engagement.

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Kyle Wiese catches a tuna at Coiba. Kyle is the
recipient of 2000 Youth Angler Release Award


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Heather Gormley and Craig Wood (BHS'89)
were united in marriage on October 21, 2000, at the DeBary
Country Club in Debary, Florida. Tiffany (Gormly)
Caiiamas, the bride's sister, served as the matron of honor
and Brian Wood (BHS'91), the groom's brother, was the
best man. Attending the bride were Leanne Watkins
(BHS'91) and Lisa (Hunt) Setnika. The groomsmen were
Darrell Caiiamas (CHS'90), Ken Jenkins (BHS'89) John
Niedzialek (BHS'89) and Tom Setnika.


Yvette Jannine Chauvin (BHS'91 and Robert
Neal Holmes were united in marriage on February 17, 2001
at 12:30 the Sacred Heart Chapel of Belaire Cove in
Ville Platte, Louisiana.


Craig Wood and Heather Gormley
Heather is the daughter of Charles and Vicki
Gormley of Sorrento, Florida, and is a 1999 graduate of the
University of Central Florida with a major in Elementary
Education. Craig is the son of Beverly (Bowman) Wood
(BHS'61) and Joseph J. Wood (BHS'55), and the brother of
Scott D. Wood (BHS'92) of Tallahassee, Florida. Craig
graduated from the University of Florida in 1993 and
received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from
Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1995.
A dinner reception was held at the Debary Country
Club and was enjoyed by all, including the many family
members and friends who made the trip from Panama and
several locations in the United States. The newlyweds
traveled to Paris, France for their honeymoon and are now
residing in Orlando, Florida where Craig is employed as
Assistant Customer Center Manager with American
Freightways Company.

Robert Neal Holmes and Yvette Jannine Chauvin
The bride is the daughter of Capt. Junius and Mrs
Maria Chauvin of Chauvin, Louisiana, formerly of Balboa.
The groom is the son of Mr. Robert W. Holmes of Baton
Rouge, LA and Mrs. Ruby Holmes of Ville Platte, LA.
The wedding reception was held after the ceremony
at the Belaire Cove Chapel reception hall. Guests and family
members in attendance, formerly of the Panama Canal Zone
were Mary (Chauvin) Loftus (BHS'82), Joseph Sherwood
(BHS'83), Fred Chauvin (BHS'91), Thalia Baudin
(BHS'88), Lance Baudin, Hortensia Baudin, Carol
(Baudin) Moxley, Mark Baudin (BHS'81), Rosina Chiari,
Tracy Boyett and Capt and Mrs. Kenneth Puckett. Many
Cajun and Panamanian specialties were served. Everyone
was amazed to hear the mix of English, Cajun French and
Spanish languages in the small farming community.
Yvette is a 1995 graduate of Louisiana State
University with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently
employed by the Louisiana State Department of Revenue as
a Human Resource Analyst. Robert is a police officer with
the Baton Rouge Police Department.


The marriage of Miss Meghan Ann Carroll,
daughter of Major and Mrs. Thomas R. Carroll (USA
Retired) of Stafford, Virginia to Joseph Randal Zornes
(BHS'94) took place September 9, 2000 at the Fairfax
Chapel, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Joseph is the son of Richard
(BHS'67) and Virginia Zornes (BHS'68) of Zephyrhills,
Florida, formerly of Cardenas, Canal Zone.

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Joseph R. Zornes and Meghan A. Carroll
The bride was given in marriage by her father and
mother. Her maid of honor was Amy Blankenship, and
bridesmaids were Meghan T. Carroll, Corrine Brann,
Alex Velez and Emily Ratzel. Tony Cofer, Chris
Corrigan and William Pohl, BHS'94 alumni and former
Zonian childhood classmates served as best men. The
groomsmen included Joey's brother, Captain Jeffrey S.
Zornes, USAF (BHS'90), classmate Tyler Quinn (BHS'94)
and Meghan's brother, Patrick Carroll.
The reception was held at the Ft. Belvoir Officers
Club, overlooking the Potomac River. Out of town guests
included former Zonians from all over the country as well as
the couple's college classmates.
Celebrating their grandchildren's wedding were
Meghan's paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Philip
Carroll from Columbus, Ohio, and Joey's maternal
grandmother, Mrs. Peggy Wertz, Zephyrhills, Florida,
formerly of Albrook Field, Canal Zone.
Meghan is a graduate of Ohio State University with
a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development. She is
a substitute teacher in the Hilliard School District within
Columbus. Joey, a graduate of Savannah College of Art and
Design, with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, is
currently employed as a Senior Media Designer with Mills
James Productions, Columbus, Ohio. Following a
windjammer honeymoon cruise throughout the French
Antilles, the couple are now residing in Dublin, Ohio.

This has been reprinted due to a name correction in the
previous edition. My apologies. Editor.


Devon Sprague (BHS'96) and Jared Holzwarth
(BHS'96) were married on June 11, 2000, at LaGrange
Historical Church in Titusville, FL. Devon is the daughter of
Patricia (Meriwether) and Robert Sprague of Miami and
Cocoa, FL. Jared is the son of Army Col. (Ret.) and Mrs.
Don Holzwarth of Dallas, TX.


Devon Sprague and Jared Holzwarth both BHS'96
with wedding attendants, L-R: Lucia Lincoln, Jamie
Assad, Seth Holzwarth, Drake Sprague.
Jaime Assad (a RISD classmate) was maid of
honor and Lucia Lincoln (BHS'96) was the bridesmaid.
Jared's brother Seth Holzwarth was best man, Drake
Sprague (BHS'94, Villanova'98) served as groomsman, and
John Wahl (BHS'96) and Keith Giles were ushers. A
dinner reception was held at La Cita Country Club following
the evening ceremony.
Devon, a 2000 graduate of Rhode Island School of
Design in Providence with a B.F.A. in Textile Design, is now
a Graphic Illustrator for Discovery Girls magazine. Jared is
a 2000 graduate from South Dakota School of Mines and
Technology with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and is
employed by Limelights Lighting.
For their honeymoon, the couple went on an
extensive camping trip along the coast of Oregon and
Northern California. They are now residing in San Jose, CA.


The marriage of Chandra Lee Wells and David
Alan Rice took place on October 7, 2000 at Caprilands Farm
in Coventry, Connecticut. Following the exchange of vows
written by the bride and groom, a candlelight reception and
dinner was held in an 18th century farm house on the

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Beth Baker (BHS'76) and Phelix Kunchick were
married on Saturday, March 17th at Fox Island, WA. The
ceremony was held in the hundred-year-old country chapel
where Beth's family worshiped during summer vacations
from Panama.

Chandra Lee Wells and David Alan Rice
The bride is the daughter of Kathy (Melanson)
Wells (BHS'68) and Alan Wells (BHS'66) of Duluth,
Georgia. The groom is the son of Inez Rice of Franklin,
The wedding party included the bride's sister,
Krista, and her brother, Michael. David's brother, Dan
served as best man. Among the family members attending
were maternal grandmother Katherine Melanson, and Ted
Melanson, maternal grandfather, Nora Melanson, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Wells, (fraternal grandparents), Mary Linda and
Jamie Fealey, Suzanne Melanson Counts, the Polly Wells
family and the Lebowitz family. The couple resides in
Willimantic, Connecticut where both teach English at the
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Beth is the daughter of Floyd and Beverly Baker,
Coco Solo and Gatun residents from 1960-1981 now living
in Federal Way, WA. Glen Baker (CHS'72) from Katy, TX,
older brother of the bride was the guest who traveled the
greatest distance to attend.
Beth now has a family of four as she has become the
proud stepmother of two sons, Kyle 9, and Tyler 7.
The couple plans a honeymoon trip to Hawaii in late


Sarah Ann Fehrenbach

Jim and Ana Fehrenbach of Cardenas, Panama,
are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl Sarah
Ann, born on March 24, 2001, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. She
joins brother Aaron James, born one year earlier on March

Allen and Jeanette Dekle with Gabriella Patricia
Paternal grandparents are the late John and Patricia
Dekle of Brandon, Florida, and maternal grandparents are
Ken and Juana Goldsberry of Tampa, Florida.

Samantha Rae Grimison

Diana (Huff) (BHS'89) and Richard Grimison
(BHS'80) are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter
Samantha Rae. She was born March 20, 2001, at Cape
Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach, FL. Samantha weighed 9
lbs. 2 oz. and was 21-1/2 inches long. She joins sister Carly,
3 and a half, and brother Tommy, two and a half.

Top to bottom: Jim Fehrenback, Aaron James,
Sarah Ann and mother Ann Fehrenbach

Gabriela Patricia Dekle

Allen Dekle (BHS'84) and Jeanette (Goldsberry)
Dekle (BHS'87 )of Tampa, Florida, are pleased to announce
the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Patricia, born
September 4, 2000.

Richard, Tommy, Diana, Samantha and Carly
Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Peggy
(Hale) Huff of Merritt Island, FL, formerly of Los Rios,
Panama; paternal grandparents are Tom and Nancy
Grimison of Satellite Beach, FL, formerly of La Boca,

Reese Hayden Tolbert

Drs. Dawn and Marshall Tolbert announce the
birth of their first child, Reese Hayden, born on August 19,
2000, in Chapel Hill, NC. Marshall is the son of Gayle
Hasemann Tolbert of Jacksonville, FL. Reese is the great
grandson of Irene and Lou Hasemann (deceased), formerly
of Balboa.

Trace (Robinson) and Christopher Fish are
Danny's proud parents. Danny joins his sisters, Krystal
Holguin (10 years) and Cierra Fish (4 years).
Maternal grandparents are Fred (CHS'59) and
Claudia Robinson (formerly of Diablo) now residing in
Kernersville, North Carolina, are shown holding baby
Danny. Paternal grandparents are Danny and Randa Fish of
Sebastopol, California who arrived in North Carolina for a
weeks visit with Danny and family.

Trevor Dylan Medinger

Nikki and Robert (Bob) Medinger are proud to
announce the birth of their son, Trevor Dylan on August 1,
2000, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. Welcoming him to the world
were grandmother Edie (Medinger) Meeker, aunt Jean
(Medinger) and Annaly McGuire, and Allison Doubek.

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Danny Allen Fish

Danny Allen Fish was born 4:20 p.m., Wednesday,
March 14, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston
Salem, North Carolina. Danny weighed in at 8 lbs. 3.5
ounces and was a beautiful plump 21 inches long.

Nikki and Robert (Bob) Medinger with their
newborn Trevor Dylan.
Proud grandparents are John and Helen Scanlan of
Loveland, Colorado, and Captain John and Edie Meeker of
Oldsmar, Florida, formerly of Diablo and Margarita, Canal

and Fred Robinson with their new
grandson, Danny Allen.

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Lloyd "Sonny" Anderson, 67. of Lakeshore,
Minnesota, died August 26, 2000 at home of cancer. He was
born in Kasson, Mn. and after graduation from Kasson High
School he served in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge he
graduated from the University of Minnesota with a
bachelor's and masters degree in business administration. He
married his wife in 1960 and for the next ten years they lived
in the Panama Canal Zone where he was a labor relation
management specialist for the Panama Canal Company. In
1970, he and his wife returned to Minnesota to build the
Swedish Timber House on the west shore of Gull Lake, a
business they operated together for thirty years.
He is survived by his wife Ingrid (Tolfors); his
mother, Agnes Anderson, and a sister, Phyllis Purves of
jester. His father, a sister and a brother predeceased him.

Ramona "Tinsie" Bliss Barnes, 88, of Sarasota,
Florida, died January 18, 2001. She was born in Ancon,
Canal Zone in 1912 and came to Sarasota with her husband
Barney in 1960 from Ridgeley, West Virginia. She was a
graduate of Oberlin College in Cleveland, Ohio and was a
member of Balboa Union Church. She worked as a secretary
to the chief of the Supply Division of the Panama Canal and
later worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Sarasota. She was
a member of Fern Leaf Chapter, OES in the Canal Zone and
the Panama Canal Society of Florida. She was predeceased
in 1991 by her husband of over 50 years, the late Julius O.

lboa, Canal Zone.
She is survived by her sisters, Gladys Humphrey of
Malabar, Florida, and Mabelle Walker of Sarasota; brother
Curtis Hart Bliss of Rockledge, FL. as well as several nieces
and nephews.

Ellwood G. Bissett, 92, of Sarasota, Florida, died
March 4,2001. He was born in Santa Ana, California and
came to Sarasota 32 years ago from the Panama Canal Zone.
He retired in 1969 after 30 years as merchandise manager for
the Panama Canal Company Supply Division. He was a
member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida and the
Balboa Union Church, Canal Zone.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Miriam; two
nieces, Gertrude Rowland of Hemet, California and
Marguerite Moomaw of Hubbard, Oregon.

Capt. Howard "Buckey" Buehler, 85, of New Port
Richey, Florida passed away on January 22, 2001 after a long
illness. He was born in Panama City, Panama and graduated
from Carson Long Institute in New Bloomfield,PA and later

from the New York State Maritime Academy at Fort
Schuyler. He served in the Merchant Marine and the U.S.
Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of Lt.
Commander and commanded his own vessel. He returned to
the merchant marine until he was appointed as a Panama
Canal Pilot in 1950. He retired in 1971 as Assistant Port
Captain. He was a Past Patron of Orchid Chapter No. 1,
OES;a member of Ancon Lodge AF&AM, the Scottish Rite,
Abou Saad Shrine Temple and the Marine Square Club of
New York, as well as the Council of American Master
mariners, the New York State Maritime Alumni and the
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor; a
son Paul of Mission, Kansas; daughters Judy Williamson of
St, Cloud, Minn. and Beverly Grassy of Onalaska,
Wisconsin, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peggy White Burke, 78, died in Puntarenas, Costa
Rica in August 1997. She was born in Ancon Hospital and
graduated from Balboa High School in 1939. The Yearbook
at her photo read, "Speak to the earth and it shall teach thee"
and this she did, excelling in biology class and swimming
with the Red, White and Blue Troupe. She discovered a new
plant on White's Island and it was named after her. Her
father was Hugh White, one of the builders of the Panama
Canal and a Roosevelt Medal holder who died in 1940. Her
mother, Iphigenia White died in 1981 in Kerrville, Texas at
the age of 91. Peg spent much of her life sailing the seas,
farming at her finca on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica,
surrounded by faithful friends, and happily writing about it
to her cousin, Anna Calvit and sister Jean Litton back in
Kerrville. She was a member of the Episcopal Church .
She is survived by two brothers, Hugh (Bud) White
of California and Carol (Choppy) White and sister-in-law
Elaine of St. Petersburg, Florida; and a sister, Jean Litton and
brother-in-law John Litton of Kerrville, Texas.

Vicki (Fettler) Christian, 56, of Columbia, South
Carolina, died February 18, 2001 from kidney cancer. She
was born in Ancon, C.Z., daughter of Vera Gordon Fettler,
of Massillon, OH and the late John Fettler. She grew up in
Gatun and was a CHS'62 graduate. She was a Worthy
Advisor of the Cristobal Rainbow Girls. In 1983 she was
voted Ruritan Mother of the Year. Recently, Vicki was
employed as a Kindergarten Instructor at the Logan
Elementary School in Columbia, S.C.
Survivors include her mother, a son, James
Christian, daughters Cathi Seyle, Denise Titus, Cynthia
Lovett; brothers John Fettler of Pensacola, FL and Kevin
Fettler of Lugoff, SC; a sister, Gayle (Fettler) Rankin of
Sequim ,WA., and eleven grandchildren.

.. Leslie (Biff) Clarke, 86, died February 8, 2001 in
the Republic of Panama after a long illness. He was born in
Newport News, Virginia and came to the Panama Canal Zone
with his parents, Howard L. Clarke Sr. and Maude G. Clarke
at a very young age. He was a graduate of Balboa High

School, and served an apprenticeship as a Shipwright in the
Mechanical Division at Balboa, later becoming a lead
foreman Shipwright and Assistant Dock Master in the
Industrial Division, Mt. Hope. He left the Canal Zone for a
short time to look elsewhere for better opportunities in the
States, and he later returned to the Zone working as a Planner
and Estimator for the Navy. After retirement from the Navy
he lived in Chorrera, Rep. of Panama. He was given life
membership in Elks/Lodge #1414 on September 10, 1980.
His ashes will be scattered in one of his favorite places in the
country he loved, Panama.
Survivors include a son, Dale of Fairfax, Virginia;
a daughter, Nancy of San Diego, California; two brothers,
Howard of St. Petersburg and Randall of Prescott, Arizona.

Captain Ralph D. Collins, II of Austin, Texas,
passed away March 21, 2001 at his home with his family in
attendance after a valiant battle with cancer. Captain Collins
retired in January 1999 from the Transit Operations Division
as a pilot with over 21 years of service. He was a graduate of
Texas A&M Maritime Academy, Class of 1969. He will
always be remembered as a gregarious, generous soul who
helped those in need and welcomed those who did not have
family or loved ones near. At Capt. Collins' request, no
formal ceremony was held. The family celebrated his life at
a wake at the family home.
He is survived by his son, John and daughter-in-law
Shannon and grandchildren Jordan and Cameron; his mother,
Antoinette (Toni); sister, Theresa; brothers Todd, John and
Tom and his wife Mollie and daughters BraMi and Whitney.
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Elena (Boyd) Del Rubio, passed away March 19,
001 at her San Pedro home after a short illness with cancer.
- She was believed to be in her 70s. Their father was the
Panamanian ambassador to the U.S. and her mother, Edith
Bolling, whose sister was married to President Woodrow
Wilson. Elena was a member of the Del Rubio (Boyd)
triplets, known as "3 Gals, 3 Guitars" who performed in a
circuit that ran from nightclubs to nursing homes. The triplets
grew up in Panama, and left for Washington D.C. in 1937
and returned to Panama for a short time circa 1941. Their
father took his daughters to Los Angeles for a visit when they
were 14. Stagestruck, they returned when they were 17,
dropped their real last name, Boyd, for Rubio which means
"blond" in Spanish, and began playing nightclubs and hotels
from Miami's Latin Quarter with Jimmy Durante and Sophie
Tucker, to Australia. They lived a good, clean, moral life and
refused to "play the game" for more fame and fortune. They
eventually recorded four albums, and in 1987, they were
discovered by Grammy-winning songwriter Allee Willis who
hired them to entertain at a party where they sang with the
Pointer Sisters, which launched them into another world.
They began to sing at better known places such as the Roxy
Club Lingerie and Stock Exchange as well as shows like
"Late Night with David Letterman" They have spent most of
their high energy act entertaining the elderly and ill
throughout Southern California, usually performing at no
charge at various hospitals and nursing homes. The sisters
shared a triple sized mobile home in San Pedro; and never

married. Elena was predeceased by her triplet sister Eadie,
in 1996 at which time they stopped performing altogether.
Survivors include the last of the triplets, Milly Del
Rubio of San Pedro, California.

Beverly Caruthers DesLondes, 83, passed away
on April 13, 2001, at the Grand Court Center in Tavares,
FL. Beverly was the widow of James O. DesLondes who
died in service with the Panama Canal Company in 1963.
She worked for the Army in the Canal Zone as the Editor of
the daily bulletin. She was the daughter of A. B. Caruthers,
a holder of the Roosevelt Medal. Beverly was a graduate of
Balboa High School and attended the Canal Zone Junior
She is survived by her sons, Jim and Dan
DesLondes now residing in Florida, after retiring with the
Canal. She has three grandchildren, Jim and Damon living
in Hawaii, and Lisa in Orlando, FL; one great-grandchild,
James Kelly, also residing in Kauai and a sister, Jessie, of
Palm Springs, CA.

Dorothy L. Doherty, 83, former Long Beach
resident died January 25, 2001 in Seattle, Washington after
a long illness. She was born in Everett, Mass. and raised by
her grandparents in Lonsdale, R.I. due to being orphaned
during the great influenza epidemic of 1918. In 1951, the
family, with three young children moved to Panama Canal
Zone and lived there until husband Neil retired from the
Locks Division in December 1972. They moved to Long
Beach where they lived a great adventure for the next 24
years. She was a wife and mother and had lifelong love of
crafting. She sewed, knitted, and did tole painting and
calligraphy loved reading and the numerous pets which
were privileged to spend their lives with her.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Joan
and Bill Stoltz of Long Beach, and Jan and Chuck Nelson of
Vancouver; a son and daughter-in-law Neil and Tamara
Doherty of Snohomish; six grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren. Her husband Neil preceded her in death.

Ila L. Fenton, 81, of Apollo, Pennsylvania, died
April 4, 2001 in the William Penn Care Center, Murrysville.
She was born in Fergus Falls, MN and received a nursing
diploma in 1940 from Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis. An
army veteran, she served as a first lieutenant during World
War II. She was one of the nurses aboard the U.S. Hospital
Ship Republic on the way to the South Pacific with 700 plus
nurses aboard when it broke down and the nurses were
temporarily off-loaded to the barracks at Albrook Field. The
ship was finally ordered to California less 30 plus who were
assigned to Gorgas, (including Ila) ,Clayton and other Army
hospitals in the Zone. She met her husband in the Canal
Zone and was married in 1945 and they came to the U.S. in
1947. She also held nursing positions at Commonwealth
Hospital, Fairfax, VA, Harrisburg Hospital, Washington &
Lee University and a visiting nurse in Madison, Wis. She
enjoyed cooking, knitting, sewing, traveling and spending

time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, George
F. Fenton Sr., a son, George F. "Ric" Jr. of Fairfax, VA;
two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Ellen) Rupert of Washington
Township and Mrs. Roger (Kathleen Marie) Kronau of
Roanoke, VA. and six grandchildren..

Jeanette Fernandez, 72, died in Austin, Texas
January 31, 2001. Born in Tampa, Florida, she was the
beloved wife of Colonel Joe Fernandez, formerly stationed
at Quarry Heights, Canal Zone. After living in many parts of
the world where their sons, Kurt and Keith and daughters
Susan and Maria were born, she often said the two tours in
the Canal Zone were her favorites. In Panama, Jeanette was
the President of the InterAmerican Women's Club and ran
the fund-raising bazaars. She fished, golfed, played tennis,
cooked, raised a family and lived to the fullest. When her
husband retired from the Air Force, they moved back to
Tampa and then to San Antonio where she spent much of her
time volunteering at the public library's book cellar.
She is survived by her husband, children and
grandchildren who honored her wish to have her ashes
scattered off Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Eugene Thomas Gregg, 74, of Slaughter,
Louisiana, died January 31, 2001. He was born in Colon,
Rep. of Panama and was a U.S. Navy veteran during World
War II. He received his master's degree in history from the
University of Colorado and returned to Panama where he
became the teacher of U.S. History at Cristobal High School.
He retired after 30 years service and settled in Slaughter. He
was a member of the Elks for 46 years and was a member of
the Panama Canal Society of Florida. His brother, Thomas
Lynch Gregg and his daughter, Marian Lynn Brown who
were from Zachary, La. preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Marian S. Gregg, and his
children, Nancy E. Gregg and Helen G. Brown of Zachary,
Laura A. Roa of Shape, Belgium, Gail D. Weien of Colorado
Springs, Co.; and Eugene J. Gregg of Seoul, Korea; his
grandchildren, Carlye, Rayne, Haylye, and Harrison Brown,
Mary Alice and Sarah Weien and Ann Marie, John and
Thomas Roa.

Robert G. Hammetter, 87, of Sarasota, Florida,
died March 23, 2001. He was born in Milwaukee and retired
from the Panama Canal Company on December 22, 1973
from Administrative Services Printing Plant with over 33
years of service, after which he settled in Sarasota. He was
also a Shriner.
He is survived by a daughter, Robyn J. Suter of
Orange Park, Florida; two sisters, Dorothy Harback of
Phoenix and Lorraine of Milwaukee, and three

Myrtle P. Hughes, 88, of Friendswood, Texas,
formerly of Sarasota, Florida, died March 11, 2001. She was
born in Philadelphia, moving with her family to the Panama
Canal in 1914 where she was raised and worked until 1961,
when she and her husband, Sgt. William E. Hughes
(deceased), moved to Sarasota. She was a retired supervisor
and timekeeper for the U.S. Marine Division of the Panama
Canal. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Coral Chapter
of the Order of the Eastern Star, Gatun, Canal Zone and a
member of NARFE and the Fifth Wheel Club of Sarasota.
She was a Presbyterian.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Hughes
Claflin of Merritt Island, Florida; a son, Thomas E. Hughes,
Sr. of Deer Park, Texas; five grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren. She was interred at Palms Memorial Park,
Sarasota, Florida.

Ruth Mary Jane (Presley) Huldtquist, 75, of
Seminole, Florida, passed away February 1, 2001 from a
heart attack at home. She was born in Fishers Island, New
York and came to Seminole from the Panama Canal Zone
where she had lived for many years and graduated from
Balboa High School in 1942. She retired in 1979 after 28
years as an accountant in the office of the Engineering and
Construction Director. She was a member of the Seminole
Lake Country Club and a member of the Panama Canal
Society of Florida, being their Past President in 1993 and
1994. She also was the Chairperson of their Annual Golf
tournament for many years.
She is survived by two brothers, Lemuel Presley of
Shreveport, La. and Robert Presley of Denver, Co.; a
nephew, Jeffrey Huldtquist of Newman, Ga.; and three
nieces, Karleen Hoffmann, of Plano, Tx., and Erin and Laura
Presley, both of Denver.

Captain Dean L. Kelly, 77, of Canisteo, New York,
passed away February 16, 2001, in Sayre, Pa., where he had
been a patient for about a week. He had bypass surgery in
December and was recovering when he had another heart
attack in February. He moved to the Canal Zone in 1957,
wife Joyce and family following in 1958, and they lived in
Gamboa for 22 years; his children graduated from Balboa
High School. He went to the CZ as a Machinist and retired
as Sr. Master of the tug Culebra at the Dredging Division.
He was active in the Abou Saad Temple, the Royal order of
Jesters and the Balboa Elks Club. He retired back to Western
New York in 1979. He enjoyed his family, computer and his
woodworking shop and continued his Masonic work in
Rochester, N.Y. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce in
He is survived by his second wife, Freda, and four
children with Joyce, Annette (Dan) Marsh of Scio, NY,
Raymond (Donna) Kelly of Houston, TX, Jonathan (Robin)
Kelly of Scio, NY, and Theresa (Bill) Hand of Henrietta,
NY, and their children Kelly Joy Marsh, Tylere Kelly, Robert
and Laura Hand. He was married and widowed before
moving to the Canal Zone. Her grandparents raised his
daughter and had four more grandchildren and one great-
granddaughter by his daughter Sharon.

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Frederick Linck, 78, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died
December 21, 2000 at Nathan Adelson Hospice. He was a
native of Jeffersonville, Indiana and an Army veteran of
World War II and the Korean war. He served in Army
Intelligence for 17 years. After his retirement from the Army,
he worked for the Panama Canal Company as head of
security for the Port of Cristobal. He was a member of the
American Legion, Elks Club and VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Nora Jean Linck of Las
Vegas, NV; his son, and daughter-in-law, Fred and Donna of
Henderson, NV, and three grandchildren, Graham, Lauren
and Carolyn Linck.

Arthur L. Logan, 82, of Titusville, Florida, died
December 29, 2000 after a lengthy illness. He was born in
Willoughby, Ohio. He was trained at Ft. Trumbull,
Connecticut where he received his Third Mate's license and
then served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He
received his Master's license in 1947 and sailed in many
areas of the world. In 1951 he became a Panama Canal Pilot
and retired in 1978 as Port Captain, Balboa with over 28
years of government service. He was a member of St.
Teresa's Catholic Church, a life member of Elks Lodge
#1414, the American Legion and the V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Montgomery
Logan of Titusville, Florida.

Valentine D. Lynch, Sr., 80, of Tallahassee,
Florida, passed away at his home on March 9, 2001. He was
born in New York City and was an Army veteran of World
War II, serving in both Africa and Europe. He was a graduate
of Fordham University and worked in Washington D.C. for
the General Accounting Office. He came to Panama with the
G.A.O. in 1953 and 1954. In 1955 he took a position with the
Dept. of the Army in the Canal Zone and retired in 1979 as
Deputy Comptroller, 193rd Brigade, Ft. Clayton and then
moved to Tallahassee. He was a life member of BPOElks
#1414 in Balboa.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Griffin Lynch; a
son, V. Dillon Lynch Jr. of Panama City, R.P., a daughter,
Gail Arnette of Winston-Salem, NC; four stepsons, William
Livingston of Clearwater, FL, Michael Livingston of
Tallahassee, Alexander Livingston of Mariato, Panama, and
Richard Livingston of Boquete, Panama; two stepdaughters,
Teresa Hilkenn of Livermore, CA, and Sarah Schlicht of
Valrico, FL.; a brother, Col. John M. Lynch of Great Falls,
VA; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Henry S. Makibbin, Jr., 81, died February 20, at
City Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born in
Ancon to Henry S. and Cora Garman Makibbin. After
graduating from Balboa High School in 1937, he worked for
the Records Division at the Administration Building until
his retirement in 1974. He retired to Fayetteville where he
lived with his sister, Mildred Makibbin Higgins who
predeceased him in 1999.
He is survived by eight nieces and nephews,
including Marsha Makibbin Sprague and Lisa Makibbin

Ann Park Marti, 76, of Orlando, Florida, passed
away on March 26, 2001. She was born in Alabama and at
the age of sixteen, went to the Canal Zone for a vacation and
loved it so much she decided to remain there. She graduated
from Balboa High School in 1941. She later married Ted A.
Marti who then worked at the Pedro Miguel Locks as a Mule
operator and who retired from the Locks Division in January
1976 with over 38 years of service. Ann was the foremost
expert on seashells of Panama, hosting conchologists from
all over the world, and assisted in writing of the 1064-page
book, Sea Shells of Tropical West America by Myra Keen.
Ann discovered the shell Crassispira Martiae which was
named after her and is presently located in the Smithsonian
Institute. She and her husband were responsible for having
a skating rink built in the Canal Zone. Ann was predeceased
by a son, Douglas and her husband, Ted.
Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann of Orlando,
Florida, and a son, Theodore

Mary Anne Bowen McCloughlin, 58, of Rye, New
York, died of colon cancer on March 17, 2001 at United
Hospital, Port Chester, N.Y.Mary Anne was a 1960 graduate
of Balboa High School, Panama Canal Zone, and a 1962
graduate of Barry University, Miami, Florida. Through the
years she held administrative positions in Washington D.C.,
New York City and Westchester County, New York. She was
preceded in death by her daughter Casey, and her father,
Robert S. Bowen.
She is survived by her husband, Michael
McLoughlin; daughter Reagan Yatko, grandson Riley Yatko,
mother, Marian Dodson Bowen, brothers Bob and Russ
Bowen, uncle Bill Dodson, and numerous in-laws, nieces,
nephews and cousins.

Sophie D. McLimans, 97, of Sheridan, Wyoming,
died March 18, 2001 at home. She was born in Ulm,
Wyoming. She grew up on the ranch near Ulm and later at
Prairie Dog Creek and graduated from Sheridan High School.
She then graduated from the University of Wyoming, taught
school for a while then returned to the university for her
master's degree. She returned to Sheridan in the 1930's and
taught in a one room school in the county. She also taught in
Rock Springs and for the Panama Canal at Cristobal High
School. She was a member of Wakely Club, Story Women's
Club and NARFE. She enjoyed the town of Story and had a
summer home there. She loved to read, work in her garden
and travel. She was preceded in death by her parents and a
sister, Vera Samson.
Survivors include a niece, Garland Edna Warren of
Lebanon, Oregon; a nephew, G.Howard Brightman and his
wife of Story, and a grandniece.

Charles Gilbert Morency, 97, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died February 12, 2001 at home. Born in
Amhurstburg, Ontario, he came to Florida in 1966 from the
Panama Canal Zone where he was a dredging captain for the
Panama Canal Company. He was a member of the
Transfiguration Catholic Church Master Mates and Pilots
Union in St. Petersburg and the Panama Canal Society of
He is survived by three daughters, Nancy Jeffcoat
of St. Petersburg, and Sandy Abell and Charlene Rogers,
both of Albrook, Rep. of Panama; a brother, Morton of
Taylor, Michigan, five grandchildren and four great-

Marie Louise Morency, 89, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died February 12, 2001 at home. Born in
Amhurstburg, Ontario, she came to Florida in 1966 from the
Panama Canal Zone. She was a homemaker and a member of
Church of the Transfiguration Catholic Church and the
Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Jeffcoat,
of St. Petersburg, and Sandy Abell and Charlene Rogers,
both of Albrook, Rep. of Panama; five grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.

Thomas Francis Millett, 75, of Belton, Missouri,
passed away April 4, 2001. He was born in Brooklyn, NY
and moved with his parents Rosetta Gilfoyle Millett and John
Joseph Millett who retired from the PCC as master mechanic
in the Boiler Shop, to Balboa, to the Canal Zone in 1930. He
was a graduate of the Balboa High School class of 1944 and
married Thelma Dona Zerbest (BHS'46) while he was in the
Army Air Corps, in the chapel at Albrook Field, C.Z. They
moved to Grandview, MO, where they raised their six
children. Tom had retired from General Motors Delco
Battery Plant in Olathe, Kansas as an electrician. He loved to
cook, bowl, was an avid fisherman, enjoyed boating and
camping, loved to travel and visited most states in the U.S.
He is survived by a sister, Rosemary Millett Gilead
of Arlington, VA; a brother, John Joseph II of Dunedin, FL;
two sons, Edward J. of Grandview, MO, and Thomas F. of
Vacaville, CA; four daughters, Winnona M. Fix of Olathe,
KS, Elizabeth A. Coleman of St. Charles, MO, Colleen F.
Testerman of Belton, MO. and Maureen L. Schmidt of
Archie, MO; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-

Lauren A. Nehring, 36, of St. Petersburg, formerly
of Seminole, passed away March 12, 2001 at home. She
came to Florida in 1969 from her native Chicago and was a
graduate of Dixie Hollins High School and St. Petersburg
Junior College. She was a registered nurse and a member of
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Panama Canal
Society of Florida.
Survivors include her husband, Stephen; her father
Fred Sadock and her mother Dorothy Sadock, both of St.
Petersburg; two brothers, Keevan Sadock of St. Petersburg

and Mark Sadock of Seminole; four sisters, Leslie Corman
of Seminole, Becky Sadock and Jessica Sadock, both of St.
Petersburg. and Andrea Lambert, Venice, Florida.

Robert L. Ridge, 82, of Columbus, Ohio, passed
away November 16, 2000 in his sleep. He was born in the
Canal Zone from Roosevelt Medal bearing parents. He
attended Canal Zone schools, including Balboa High School
and eventually signed up for the Naval reserves. When
World War II broke out, he was stationed on the USS Dortch
and served in the Pacific theater until 1945. After returning
to the States-and marrying a woman he met two weeks earlier
on a blind date, Robert returned to the Canal Zone with his
new wife. He was an avid outdoorsman who became the
Central American Kayak champion, and he loved baseball,
especially when the Yankees and the Dodgers came to play
in the Zone. He retired in June 1973 from the Terminals
Division with over 36 years of service. The couple then
decided to live in Columbus, Ohio where some of his wife's
relatives lived, and in so doing, drove from Panama to Ohio,
taking 20 days.
He is survived by his wife Patricia, five daughters,
Gina Ridge, Rosemarie "Dusty" Ridge of Washington, D.C.
Rebecca Seymour of Columbus, Joannie Ridge of California
and Rachel Feuerbach of Arizona, and a son Jerry Ridge of

S Leta Deakins Robinson, 83, of Candler, North
Carolina passed away March 22, 2001. She was born in St.
Joseph, Missouri. She lived on the Atlantic side of the
Isthmus with her late husband, Floyd A. Robinson. Upon her
husband's retirement from the Canal Zone Police, they
moved to Candler. While residing in the Canal Zone, she was
active in the Order of the Eastern Star and has been a long
standing member of the Panama Canal Society of Florida.
Leta is survived by her son and daughter-in-law,
Fred and Claudia Robinson, currently living in Kernersville,
North Carolina; a daughter, Vaudie (Robinson) Dunning, of
Candler, North Carolina; six grandchildren and nine great-

Mary Eileen Joyce Rowland, 66, of Yukon,
Oklahoma, passed away February 9, 2001 in Baptist Integris
Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK. She was born in the Canal
Zone and was a BHS Class of 1953 graduate. She worked at
the Balboa Theater and married Bill Rowland in 1976. She
loved to fish and watch NASCAR racing with her husband.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Mary and
Albert Joyce and two brothers, Bert and Billy.
She is survived by her husband, Bill, of Yukon, OK;
a stepdaughter Billie Gail of Phoenix, AZ; daughters and
sons-in-law Teresa and Jerry Jenkins of Joplin, MO, Dianne
and Michael Villani of Rockford, IL; a son, Charles Brown
Jr. of Joplin, MO; four granddaughters, Tracy, Lynn, Sandra
and Tiffany and five great-grandchildren.

Ralph Orborne Sheppard, 77, of Largo, Florida,
died February 1, 2001, at home under the care of Hospice of
the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Andersonville,
Tennessee and was an Air Force veteran of World War II,
the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring as a Lt. Col. after 27
years of service and taught school for 16 years in the Panama
Canal Zone. He was the recipient of the Air Force
Commendation Medal with clusters, the United Nations
Commendation Medal and the Air Force Air Medal with
battle stars. He was a Mason and a past master of Army
Lodge AF&AM, Balboa; deputy general high priest of the
Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, Panama and
constituted grand chapters of the Royal Arch in Venezuela,
Nicaragua, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia. He was an
attendant general of the Red Cross of Constantine for
Panama, grand secretary of the District Grand Lodge under
the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts for the Panama Canal
Zone; a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason, deputy grand
governor of the Sovereign Royal Arch College and President
of National Sojourners, Chapter 505.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Diana; two
sons, Tom, Burnett WI. and Larry, Valrico, FL., a daughter
Marilyn Harmon, Pensacola, FL. and four grandchildren.

Fred M. Smith, 75, of Bonnots Mill, Missouri, died
October 3, 2000 at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born in
Richwoods, West Virginia where he graduated from high
school. He received a bachelor's degree from Huron College
master's degree from Ohio State University. He was a navy
veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He
lived, taught and coached in the Panama Canal Zone for 18
years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Pearl of the
West Masonic Lodge, New Port Richey, FL., where he was
Past Master; a member of Balboa Lodge, Scottish Rite and
Abou Saad Shrine Temple, all of the Panama Canal.
He is survived by his wife, Susan (Owens) of the
home; a son, Fred M. Jr. of Golden, Colorado; three brothers,
Charles of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Eugene of
Summersville, W. Virginia, and Kenneth of Bradenton,
Florida; four sisters, Mary L. Stewart, of Williamstown, W.
Virginia., Freda Coffeen, Hilliard, Ohio, Bernice Hutchison,
Washington Court House, Ohio, and Geraldine Wease,
Monticello, Georgia; two granddaughters and three great-

Dorothy Frances Taylor passed away suddenly
on April 10, 2001 in her home in Chesapeake, Virginia. She
was known as Fran to all of her friends. She was active in
Kings Daughters Children's Hospital of Norfolk, VA.
helping to form one of the first chapters in the organization
in 1940. She came to Cristobal in June 1952 with her
husband, Capt. Remus H. Taylor, a Panama Canal Pilot and
a son, Wendell F. She lived on the Atlantic side until her
husband was transferred to Balboa in 1963, and retired in
April, 1976. They then returned to Chesapeake, Virginia to
make their home.
She is survived by her husband, Capt. Remus
Taylor, son Wendell F. and many nieces, nephews and
great-nieces and great-nephews.

V Mabelle "Mayno" (Bliss) Walker, 84, of Sarasota,
Florida, passed away at home after a short illness on March
1, 2001. She was born in 1916 in Cristobal. Canal Zone and
came to Sarasota in 1977 from Balboa, C.Z. She was a
supervisor in the Records Division until her retirement in
1977. She was a member of Fern Leaf Chapter, OES in the
Canal Zone, The Panama Canal Society of Florida and a
former member of The Balboa Union Church. She was a
member of St. James United Methodist Church in Sarasota.
.Her greatest joy was her family and Canal Zone friends. She
loved traveling with her daughters, including last year's two
week trip to Alaska and also to Branson, MO. She was
predeceased in 1998 by her husband George and son Fred.
Survivors include daughters, Mickey Fitzgerald of
New Smyrna Beach, Jeanne Wagner of Eagle River, Alaska,
Carole Miller of Tampa, Fla. and daughter-in-law, Kay
(Mills) Walker of Riverview, Fla; a sister, Gladys Humphrey
of Malabar; a brother, Curtis Bliss of Melbourne; nine
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


On January 6, 2001 the Bliss siblings and Emily Bliss
gathered at the home of Mayno Walker in Sarasota, Florida.
Special activities included a family photo in order of birth
and of participating in the 25th anniversary celebration at
Mayno's church, who gladly received a joyful welcome from
the former preacher and his wife as she was their babysitter
when their children were young.

Tinsie (Bliss) Barnes, Gladys (Bliss) Humphrey,
Mayno (Bliss) Walker and Curtis Bliss.

An Adios Gathering in memory of Tinsie (Ramona Bliss)
was held on January 22, 2001 at the home of Mayno (Bliss)
Walker. Family and friends shared special remembrances,
how Tinsie and Barney had influenced their lives. Curt
Bliss related how Tinsie got her name, and we all celebrated
her wonderful life. Gladys (Bliss) Humphrey was officially
bestowed the title of Matriarch of the Bliss family, and
received her symbolic torch and crown.

Gladys (Bliss) Humphrey, the new Matriarch of the
Bliss family withDonna (Humphrey) Mann and
Donald Humphrey.

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Frank (Al) Baldwin Sr., of Coconut Grove,
Florida, celebrated his 80" birthday last November 24th. His
family attended the festivities, and he was quoted as saying
"I'll be a senior citizen soon."
He is proud to be the parent of two of his sons who
have already retired from the Armed Forces the oldest as a
Lt. Col. and the youngest as a Major. The other two have
also put in their military time, both serving in Viet Nam at
the same time, but did not make it their career.

Photo of Frank (Al) Baldwin's family taken at Frank's
80th. birthday celebration.

Bill and Barbara Wichmann and Frank Baldwin,
center, at Frank's 80th birthday at Coral Gables,
Florida, November 24, 2000

GOLF IN PANAMA 1930s & 1940s

You had to be lucky to play golf in the Panama
Canal Zone. Most sports, tennis, baseball, basketball,
swimming track, etc. were available for everyone. There
were very few young people able to find a golf course to play
on. The young people I knew had parents that were members
of Fort Amador Golf Club which was the only golf club
available to residents of Balboa and Ancon. The other golf
club was Panama Golf Club, about 15 miles out of town.
I was lucky. We moved to the quarantine area, next
door to Ft. Amador in 1942. The Ft Amador Golf Club was
about a mile from my house. We were able to caddy and
hang around the clubhouse. When we could caddy, the pay
was 100 per nine holes. When the fleet was in, we made big
money on tips, 250. Meanwhile, I played and practiced
illegally for many years. As my father didn't play golf, I
couldn't legally play. When I got to be sixteen I was able to
join the club, but I was not allowed to play on the golf club
team until I was eighteen.
However, in 1936, I won the Smoot-Beeson Golf
Tournament at the Gatun Golf Club, age sixteen. First prize
was $100.00, towards payment on a new car. Mr. Peterson,
golf pro, at Pedro Miguel Golf Club, gave me a set of
MacGregor clubs (which I still have) for the certificate. He
also offered me a free golf lesson. The first golf lesson and
the only official lesson I ever had. To get to Pedro Miguel
Golf Club, on the other side of Miraflores Locks, I rode my
Not including some of the boys from Ft. Amador,
were Bud Hammond, Jack Hutchings, (related to Bob
Lombroia), golf pro at Ft. Amador, Bob McCormack (who
lived at the Pedro Miguel Golf Club, and the McMurray
boys who belonged to the Panama Golf Club.
There was no such thing as a golf team in high
school in those days. However, with Charles McMurray,
18, Bob McCormack, 17, Todd Lipzinski, 17, and John
McMurray 16, it would have been an unbeatable golf team.
As I stated before, you had to be lucky to have the
opportunity to golf in the Balboa, Ancon and Panama area.
When I was nineteen I joined the Panama Golf
Club. Every year they had the Panama Open Golf
Championship. In 1939, after 36 holes, there was a three way
tie. John McMurray, James Vincent, golf pro of the
Panama Golf Club, and Todd Lipzinski. In the eighteen hole
play-off John shot 72, James 73 and I 75.
In 1942, on vacation from the Municipal
Engineering Department, I worked on the Isthmian Highway
of Panama. I was probably the only employee from the Canal
Zone that worked on that highway, and I was probably one
of the first to drive across. I was staying temporarily in
Cristobal. I was working on a contract for James Vincent,
golf pro, who had the contract for sodding the banks of the
During this time, we were playing the Isthmian
Amateur Golf Championship. I was probably at the peak of
my game. It was my bad luck to be playing against Charles
McMurray, my best golf buddy. He showed me lots of
important golf shots. He even gave me the driver I was using.

The final match was recorded by Mr. Dave
Westman, which was written up in our golf magazine. It was
well played by both players. I was very fortunate to win. The
prize was a beautiful gold medal with a diamond in the center
- which I still have.
Bob McCormack had a three handicap at the
Panama Golf Club. In his lifetime, he had 15 holes-in-one. I
have 5 holes-in-one. John won the Isthmian Amateur
Championship several times and still plays top-notch golf. I
operate an indoor driving range in Grand Rapids and do a lot
of golf instruction.
Bob McCormack died in 1989 from a heart attack
and Charles died in 1991 from cancer.

Todd Lipzinski
Grand Rapids, Michigan


Esther and Ed Niskanen of the Woodlands, TX,
are at the Amador Causeway during their recent dry season
trip that they took with Davis Stevenson's Condor Travel
Esther was employed by the Comptroller's Office at
the Administration Building and later at the Balboa
Magistrate Court and retired when the courts were abolished.
Ed was a cartographer with the Inter-American
Geodetic Survey (IAGS) at Ft. Clayton and retired from the
mapping agency.
They had a wonderful trip and enjoyed visits in
Panama City, Coronado, and the Volcan.

Esther and Ed Niskanen at the Ft. Amador causeway
March 2, 2001.

Clockwise, from left: Colin McQuillen, Kyle
McQuillen, Tracy Spradlin McQuillen, Kurt
McQuillen, Ryan Spradlin, Kathryn Martin Spradlin,
Brett Spradlin, Matthew Spradlin, Jared Spradlin,
Kyleigh Spradlin, Nicole Brebner Spradlin, John

Dick Tatelman (CHS'53) in front of the opera House at
Manaus, Brazil, in February this year. He was aboard
the M/VOlympic Voyager, cruising the Amazon, during
her inaugural season. Dick informs us that this new
ship made over 33 knots during her trials, equaling the
speed of the famed QE2.

Bill and Laurena (Keller)Powell on Christmas Day,
2000 with little Maxie.

L-R: Sandy Sanders, Bruce Sanders, Jack and
JoAnn Morton.

Christmas day, 2000, Bill and Laurena (Keller) Powell
and their three sons, Mark, Gary and Mike. Gary was
born in Colon and Mike in Margarita. Mark is a native

Captain in the center is checking out the captain on the
left in the new Canal tug. Unfortunately I have forgotten
the tug captain's names Old timers disease" getting
to me. Lou Seldon.

Lou "Sparkie" Seldon's daughter, Leah in an
American Airlines Boeng 737 simulator at the AA
Academy at DFW. Lou has started a second career as
a B737 Simulater Instructor at AA last year.

L-R: Jeri (Blanchette) Foster, Billie (Bishop)
Greenwood, Vicki (Hutchison) Boukalis, Sam
Greenwood, Bob Boukalis, Bill Foster all Zonians

Leah Seldon at the helm of one of the new Canal tugs
in May 1999 when we were down for the last BHS
graduation. Unfortunately, Lou (her dad) forgot the
name of the tug.


Tom and Barbara Peterson visited their daughter
and son-in-law, Elaine and Mike Little and family in
Niceville, Florida in early February. While there, they had an
enjoyable dinner at a local Thai restaurant with Titi and Rafa
Diaz, and Dorothy and Tony Frangioni.
Also during their visit, they had lunch with Dorothy
and Tony and Tony's son, Ralph, who will be retiring from
government service in early March.

L-R: Barbara Peterson, Titi Diaz, Elaine Little, MIKe
Little, Rafa Diaz, Tony Frangioni, Tom Peterson,
Dorothy Frangioni.

Suzanne Dolan, Bridget (Dolan) Donovan, Brian
Donovan. Back: Charlie Thrush, Michael Jabonski.
Michael recently visited Suzanne in Austin, Texas. This
photo was taken at Bridget and Brian's pub,
"Donovan's Reef."


This photo was taken in front of the Panamanian
restaurant called "NIKO'S. It is where the Bowling Alley
used to be.

L-R: Bo Smail, Everette White, Nelson Borrero, Eric
Bo Small, Eric Ernest and myself were vacationing
in Panama and were able to meet up with friend Nelson
Borrero who is retired and now employed in Panama.

Everett White, Jr.
Davie, Florida


Gary, Gail and Kisa Abbott (Knoxville, TN)
recently had some more Zonian visitors. Carl and Denise
Winkler (Republic of Panama) arrived on February 10. We
kept them pretty busy with shopping, sight seeing, mountain
drives, and getting to know the Knoxville area. One of their
first priorities was to shop and hit all the good restaurants.
We shopped all the stores in Gatlinburg and visited
the new aquarium, which was very nice. Probably the biggest
highlight of their trip was a visit to the Dixie Stampede in
Pigeon Forge, TN. Carl and Denise were selected from the
crowd to perform in a barrel race contest. Unfortunately, we
were not able to get Carl to participate, so Gary went in with
Denise. They were told that they were going to ride a horse
around the barrels, along with three other couples, to see who
would finish first. To their surprise the horse turned out to be
a "stick-horse" and not the real thing. However, they were
good sports and it was a show worth seeing. Gary riding that
stick horse with Denise hanging on back.

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Carl, Denise Winkler and Mr. Chagres in Knoxville,

Carl and Denise then left Knoxville on February 16,
heading for Florida to attend the wedding of Carl's sister,
Wendy. (Wendy married Eddie Stanford). They then
returned back to Knoxville for a few more days of fun before
they returned to Panama on February 27'". They left
Knoxville talking about when they might come back again.
We sure are hoping it will be soon!
On March 5'", Billy and Dee Dee Hanna arrived at
our home. They were able to spend one night and left on
March 6'". It was great fun seeing them. We wish that their
visit could have been longer, but they have been on the road
for a while, and were anxious to get back to Oregon.


I received this Christmas Card and photo from
Kaiser Bazan, Second Vice President of the Republic of
Panama. I managed him in the Pony League in 1950.
It was nice that he remembered me after 52 years.
He was a graduate of Cristobal High School.

Vice President Kaiser Bazdn and Maribel, Bill,
Michelle and Daniel Andr6s, Gabriel, Marisabel and
Kaiser Antonio Bazan
Thought you might like to put it in the Canal
Record. I'm sure many of the members will remember him.
Being the Second Vice President must agree with him. Quite
a change in 50 years. Great family.

Mike Greene
Sarasota, Florida


The year 2000 was a year of travels for Leroy
Werlein (CHS'59) and wife Joan. Our travels took us to
Panama to visit my brother Lamoine (CHS'57) and his wife,
Margie who reside in El Doredo. This was our first visit to
Panama since 1985 and the changes are phenomenal. We
visited El Valle and Taboga also.
In March we took a trip to San Francisco to visit
Joan's brother and family.
July was our son Steven's wedding to Christine
Bartos in Highland Park, II. He is a Spanish teacher and
technology coordinator in Zion, IL and Christine teaches
English. They reside in Lindenhurst, IL.
August found us in Boston and we contacted Diane

Tony Womble (BHS'59) Virginia (Mauldin) Womble
(BHS'59), Gaynell Mauldin (Virginia's mother) of
Clayton, Ga.

Joan Werlein, Leroy Werlein (CHS'59), Tony
Womble, (BHS'59).
Hickey Irving (CHS'59) but were unable to get together
with them while in the area.
September and October found us in Germany and
Austria for three weeks touring and visiting friends. Later we
discovered that Tony Womble and Virginia (BHS'59) were
there at the same time.
In January of 2001 we decided to escape our
"Wisconsin Winter Wonderland" after 42 inches of snow in
December and flew to Orlando for a week. While there, we
drove to Cocoa Beach to visit Tony and Virginia Mauldin
Womble. We had a great time visiting and took pictures of
Tony and Virginia Womble (BHS'59) and Gaynell
Mauldin, Virginia's mother who resides in Clayton, GA.
Gaynell's husband passed away in the CZ in 1967. The other
photo is of Joan Werlein, Leroy Werlein and Tony
Womble at their condo. The Womble's permanent residence
is Atlanta, GA, but Tony is currently working at Cape
Kennedy so they are back and forth between places.

Leroy Werlein



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On January 13th, twenty-three Zonian families
gathered at the De Leon Springs, FL, home of Randy and
Sandi Smith to observe the annual torching of the trees.
Burn supervisor Robert Will ensured all the proper safety
precautions were in place (hoses, burn permit, etc.) and
everyone lined up to throw a tree into the inferno. The event
was cut short when one of the neighbors thought the whole
forest was going up in flames and called the bombers. They, Ade
arrived with sirens blaring and lights flashing. In the true Donald and Robert Bloemer at their new home in
"cooperative spirit" for which Zonians are famous, the fire McKinney, Texas.
was extinguished but the party went on.
Everyone is looking forward to next year's event
which will be held the Saturday before the Martin Luther
King holiday. The party is held regardless of the burn
conditions (trees are not torched if the ban is in effect) and
everyone is welcome. You can even make an overnight of it -
bring your own food and beverages and your tent; they have
acres of space.

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The Christmas Tree Burn on January 13, 2001 with 23
Bob and Angle Bloomer at the Captain's Dinner
families attending. aboard the Ryndam.
The following families attended: Randy, Sandi,
Zak and Kenzi Smith; Anita Smith; Teri (Smith) Autry;
Jeanne (Smith) Crawley; Rick Smith; Lou and Robin
Husted; Mike and Sheila Bell; Norm Spector; Mike and
Mary Gordon; Ed and Bonnie Dolan; Everett and Lynn
White; Cody Hollowell; Peggy Huff; Richard and Gelena
Bailey; Robert and Denise Will; Diana, Carly and Tommy
Grimison; Mike and Maryann Mans; Jane, Bill and
Emma Huff; Steve and Jackie Burgess; Rory McBride.


Robert and Angela Bloemer are members of the
Eldorado Country Club in McKinney, Texas. The Individual
Golf Champion in November was Bob Bloemer. A Two
Man Devils Tournament was programed for February and the
two Man Alternate Shot was won by Ed Mroz and Bob
Bloemer. Three generations at granddaughter's Dana's wedding
Also, Angela Bloemer was one of the recipients of on September 23, 2000 in St. Petersburg. L-R: Jennie
the Presidents Cup during the year 2000. Veno Bailey (BHS'70), Dana LePore Andrews
They are now in their new home in McKinney at (bride)and Jeanette's daughter, and Grandma Irene
1208 Old Bridge Ct. Veno ("Nana") Panama Canal retiree.


In Sarasota, a group of Zonians meets regularly.
Most recently we had a Christmas Party at Sandra (Carlin)
and Michael Regnier's one acre home in Sarasota. One of
the presents for the "Chinese Gift Exchange" was a twelve-
pack of Panama Beer!


Frank and Sharon (De Vore) Gonzalez went to
Panama in February-March with Condor Travel to show
Frank what Panama looks like and to show him where
Sharon grew up and lived.
Frank is ready to go back. The photo was taken
during a partial transit of the Canal.

L-R (sort of) Kevin Clark, Jonathan Clark, Bill
Carlin, Jeannine Carlin, Dane Armentrout, Camryn
(baby) Armentrout, Barbara (Carlin) Armentrout,
Conner Armentrout, Jacob Stonecypher, Jim
Stonecypher, Kim (Morgan) Stonecypher, Jeffrey
Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, Joshua Morgan, Sandra
(Carlin\ RAnnipr Michael Rpnnipr. Delanev Reanier

Frank and Sharon Gonzalez in Panama

Jeannine Carlin, Kim (Morgan) Stonecypher,
Barbara (Carlin) Armentrout, Sandra (Carlin)
In attendance for the "fiesta Navidefia" were Kim
(Morgan) and Jim Stonecypher and their two-year old son
Jacob, Jeffrey and Elizabeth Morgan and their four-year
old son Joshua, and Bill Carlin and three of his daughters
with their families: Jeanne Carlin with sons Jonathan and
Kevin Clark, Sandy (Carlin) and Mike Regnier and their
one-year old daughter Delaney, and Barbara (Carlin) and
Dane Armentrout with their four-year old son Conner and
baby Camryn who was born in October.
All of us live in the Sarasota/Bradenton area with
the most recent addition being Jeanne who moved here in

Some friends get together to celebrate Cheryl
Russell's birthday in February. Top L-R: Mary Hanna,
Clearwater, FL. Eloise Murphy, Lakeland, FL. Front L-
R: Jean Hanna, Tarpon Springs, Josephine Attia,
Palm Harbor, and Birthday Girl Cheryl Russell, Sun
City, Florida.



The next Balboa High School reunion for the class
of '46 is currently planned to be their 55'" Reunion in
Orlando, Florida, during the time the Panama Canal Society
of Florida Reunion is to be held in August of 2001. For those
classmates of '46 that have moved or have not been in
contact with Charlie, please write to him to update Class
Records. Charles Norris, 2442 East Atlantic Avenue,
Fairfield, California 94533-1680 or email to:


There will be a Hospitality Suite for the BHS
Classes of 1949 and 1950 at the 2001 Reunion of the Panama
Canal Society at Orlando World Center Marriott. The
Hospitality Suite will be open for classmates on Thursday,
August 9th, Friday, August 10th, Saturday, August 11th and
Sunday, August 12th in the morning only.
When arriving at the Reunion, the Suite Number will be at
the Society Information Desk.


Plans are being made for a 1961 BHS class reunion
to be held during the August 2001 Panama Canal Society
Reunion in Orlando. Please contact the following with
current addresses/telephone/ and email, and also those of any
other classmates you may know of. This is to ensure that
everyone receives our reunion information. Ralph
Edmondson, 128 E. Hampton Way, Jupiter, FL 33458-8138
(561) 747-9127. email:


Plans are underway to hold our 35th Class Reunion
in conjunction with the Panama Canal Society's Annual
Reunion during the summer of 2002. Believe me we need
this much time to plan! Please provide current mailing
address, telephone number, and email to one of the following
Marianne (Field) Hockin Paul Menges
Class Coordinator Class Coordinator
7492 Mac Arthur Lane 208 Fallen Leaf Drive
Portage, MI 49002 Columbia, SC 29229

Mark Burbine
Night Activities Coordinator
266 Concord RD
Bedford, MA 01730

Jack Sanders
Food & Drinks Coordinator
1666 Winners Circle
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689


The Balboa High School Class of 1951 will have its
50"t Anniversary Reunion August 8 12, 2001 in Orlando,
Florida, in conjunction with the Panama Canal Society of
Florida Reunion. A dinner will be held Friday night from
5:30 to 8:30 pm. A fabulous time will be had by all!
Anyone interested in attending this reunion, please
contact us. If anyone would like to help with the reunion or
suggestions to make our reunion a memorable one, please let
us hear from you. Thanks.

Fran Elmendorf Marilyn Flynn
30 Cedar Haven Dr. 521 Country Club Dr.
Princeton, IL 61356 Stockbridge, GA 30281-6314
Arlene Tochterman
9053 Pinehurst Dr.
Seminole, FL 33777

BHS 1951 and BHS 1952

The BHS Classes of 1951 and 1952 will hold a
reunion in San Antonio, October 1-5, 2001. Members of the
1950,1953 and 1954 will also be in attendance. Ramon
Morales, Class of '51 and Panama's Ambassador to the U.N.
will be the speaker at the Despedida Dinner/Dance on
Thursday, October 4. Admiral Grojean (Ret), Curator of the
Nimitz Museum and Dick Holt, Class of '52 and recent
traveler to Panama will speak at the Regular Meeting on
October 2. We are staying at the beautiful historic Menger
Hotel next to the Alamo and two blocks from the famous
Riverwalk. The Reunion includes a bus tour of the
picturesque Texas Hill Country with stops at Medina, apple
capital of Texas; the Cowboy Artist Museum in Kerrville, the
Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg and the Texas Wildseed
Farm on the way back to San Antonio. Those of you in a
Fiesta mood should contact Louie Celerier, at P.O. Box 310,
Judson, Texas 75660, or email to In the
meantime, be sure to check our WEBSITE for details at


How time flies! It's coming up on our 30-year class
reunion. The Panama Canal Society Reunion held August 8 -
12 at Orlando World Center Marriott, will give us a chance
for a mini-reunion.
I'm in the process of locating the Cristobal High
School Class of 1971, but I need your help. There are a lot of
people who are still missing in action. If you know where
these classmates can be found, please send their addresses to
me. Please check with family members or friends to find as
many addresses as we can. A database of addresses is just a
start. Send addresses you know of to:
Jane Paulson Martin
101 Twilight Lane
Crawfordville, FL 32327


The Cristobal High School class of 1976 will be
celebrating their 25th Class Reunion in Orlando on Friday,
August 10, 2001 during the Annual Society Reunion. The
committee is throwing around several ideas for making this
a memorable 25t" for the CHS Class of '76.
Contact D. LaPorta at one of the following: At
work: 800-937-0447, At home: 561-395-3006, or


The Balboa High School Class of 1981 is holding
its 20th reunion! Our 2001 reunion will be held in conjunction
with the Panama Canal Society Reunion in Orlando, Florida,
in August 2001. If you're from our class or just want to meet
old classmates, come join us. For more information, see our
website at:

Class Contacts:
Debra Johnson Kelly Fenton (Morris)
P.O. Box 375 115 Ricardo Way NE
Williston, VT 05495 St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Debrajo kfenton


The BHS Class of 1991 will be having their Mini-
Reunion at the Orlando World Center Marriott during the
Panama Canal Society of Florida's Annual Reunion from
August 8 12, 2001. A dinner is planned for August the 11th.
Please send us all the addresses of our classmates that you
have so that we can reach everybody, and have a great mini-
reunion for all to remember. Please contact any of the
following: Please see top of page 58 for names.


The Class of 76 will have our 25'h Class Reunion in
conjunction with the August 2001 Panama Canal Society's
Annual Reunion in Orlando, Florida.
We are looking for fellow classmates with ideas and
suggestions who are interested in planning and attending the
reunion of the class that rocks. Also looking HTML talent to
design a class web page. Send contact information,
preferably email addresses or mail to:

Cookie Newlon
1312 Colina Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Tom White
701 Shadowood Lane
Chesapeake, VA 23322
tom-annwhite @


There will be a Panama Canal Masons and Eastern Star
luncheon on Friday, August 10, 2001 at the Orlando World
Center Marriott in conjunction with the Panama Canal
Society of Florida Reunion.
The luncheon will begin at 12:00 noon, immediately
following the Society's Annual Business Meeting. The cost
of the luncheon is $25.00/meal.
All those Panama Canal Masons, Eastern Stars, spouses
and friends of the Fraternity are invited. Dress for the
occasion will be semi-formal.





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Orlando World Center Marriott

riday Luncheon: 12:00 noon.
ugust 10, 2001 Cost: $25.00/meal
(A) Grilled Breast of Chicken
(B) Grilled Top Sirloin Steak

lease make reservations and meal selection of (A) or
3) below:
Total enclosed: $_

lake U.S. Postal Money orders or checks payable to Robert
ussell and mail to 2327 Lyndhurst Drive, Sun City
enter, Florida 33573

ist names of persons attending (and meal selection) for
ame tags: AB

Deadline for reservations is August 1, 2001
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BHS CLASS 1991 Cont'd.


Gladys Stromberg
880 Woodvale St.
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 291-8649
gladyshattabaugh @

Leanne Krafft
300 Lynn St.
Oviedo, FL 32765
(407) 366-4022

Lisa Eckel
5316 Putnam Court,
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 962-8814

Our 35-year Reunion will be held during the
Panama Canal Society's August 8 12, 2001 Reunion at the
Orlando World Center Marriott. We will be having our own
party on Thursday night. There will be a live band AND the
reunion of The Castaways, who will play a set of your
favorite "senior year songs." The Castaways will be
comprised of Jack Dain Blair, Rich Hull, Tom Estradaand
Chuck Weber. Make your reservations to go NOW and
encourage classmates (even if they left the Zone prior to
graduation in 1966) with whom you are in contact.
Coordinators at this point are:


The annual Gulf Coast no-host potluck picnic starts
at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 6, at the Davis Bayou
Campground of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, off
highway 90 at Ocean Springs, Miss. Watch for the Canal
Zone banner. For overnight RVing details, contact the
Assistant Superintendent, Gulf Islands National Seashore,
3500 Park Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564. For additional
details, contact Gerda Smith (601) 567-9870 or Patt
Roberson (225) 774-7761. Gerda and Patt will be tenting
there the night before to tidy up the site for picnickers. Early
birds may wish to join them.


The Space Coast Group of ex-Canal Zonites will be
having their annual picnic in Titusville Merritt Island area
on Saturday, October 27, 2001. It will be held at Stratham
Park from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stratham Park is located
on the eastside (Indian River side) of US-1, 3 V2 miles south
of intersection of S.R. 50 and US-1 in Titusville. The
entrance to the park is on the riverside just south of the
turnoff to the Space Coast Regional Airport. Once in the
park area, just come down to the pavilion and start visiting
with old and new friends.
As in the past, everyone should bring their own
food, drinks and utensils and we'll provide a great time and
some door prizes. A $1.00 donation per adult would be
appreciated to cover the cost of the pavilion rental and
cleanup. Everyone who has had ties with the Panama Canal
is welcome.
For further information call Terry Deakins at (321)
631-9209 or Randy Deakins at (321) 632-4057. We hope to
get a good group together that Saturday for some "comida y

Jack Dain Blair
dain @
(310) 442-1444

Rich Hull
(941) 379-7730

Tom Estrada
(770) 569-7790


Plans are underway for our 30h year class reunion!
If you have any ideas or suggestions, I would love to hear
them. If you are in contact with any of our classmates, ask
them to e-mail me so we can add them to our list! Or send me
their address (snail mail counts too!) Please visit our class
page, also.
There will be periodic updates. It will be held in
August, in conjunction with the Panama Canal Society
reunion in Orlando this year! Hope you can make it!
Evelyn Tiencken


Your Curundu friends have organized a mini-
reunion for all former Curundu/Curundu Heights residents.
We will have an open hospitality suite where we will again
declare that "CURUNDU RULES". See photos and precious
memorabilia. Relive great moments in CZ sports history with
the players and the fans who will never forget the glory days.
Meet and greet your old neighbors maliantes. We are
counting on the stories being told and the laughter being
loud. If you are planning to attend the 2001 PCSociety
reunion and wish to be included in the Curundu Clubhouse
mini-reunion, please email or call
904-677-0386 to be counted.
Debby Beall Bandy.

Thank you for keeping your membership



Time is running short to join your friends and co-
workers for our 2nd Reunion on Friday, August 10, 2001 at
12;00 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in conjunction
with the Panama Canal Society Reunion.
The menu will consist of the following: bread
service, melange of fresh seasonal fruit with raspberry sauce,
grilled top sirloin steak with demi glace, red bliss mashed
potatoes and roasted rough cut vegetables, New York style
cheesecake with raspberry sauce, coffee, decaf or select
herbal tea. Price is $27.00 inclusive (20% service charge and
6% state sales tax.)
Looking forward to seeing all of you there guests
are welcome. Don't miss out on a good time.
Please contact one of the following if you are
interested in attending. Please send in your check by June
30, 2001.

Ann Buchter
2440 Winding Creek Blvd #301
Clearwater, FL 33761

Nicky Erickson
193 Rose Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Grace Shadeck
3196 SW 177th Lane Rd.
Ocala, FL 34473
Ivgs @


June Barlow Riesz has organized a December
2001-2002 cruise from Tampa, Florida. The Celebrity Cruise
ship Zenith will leave Tampa on December 30, 2001 with
stops at Key West, Costa Maya, and Cozumel, Mexico,
Georgetown, Grand Cayman Island and return.
A Canal Zone Cocktail Party will be available for
all the Canal Zonians who take this sailing. All graduating
classes of BHS-CHS are welcome. Celebrate New Years'
Eve on board ship!
Please contact June Riesz at (904) 445-2839 or for application information.


Those having class reunions are urged to send us a copy
of your program or yearbook update. These booklets are
being collected in the interests of future historical research
and preservation. Old class yearbooks (CZ high school or
college) are also wanted. Please send them to Patt
Roberson, 2801 Allen Court, Baker, LA 70714-2253. Thank
Any yearbooks I hold may be copied upon
reimbursement of the cost of photocopying, postage and time
involved. To find out if I have the one you want, please
include a SASE with your request or email me at .-


The deadline for receiving contributions for
publication in Treasured Teachers of the Panama Canal
Isthmus: Kindergarten through College 1904-1954, Volume
1 has been extended on request of several daughters and sons
of those teachers. Since this project started, Mrs. Borgie
Hermo Misenheimer, my 6th grade teacher at Pedro Miguel
Elementary School slipped away at age 92. As Miss Hermo,
she also taught at other Canal Zone schools and I welcome
remembrances from any of her former students and friends.
Bitsy Atkinson deserves many thanks for helping
prepare Borgie's bio in a timely manner. Mavis Beall
Fortner furnished a beautiful biography and photo of her
mother-in-law, the beloved Pedro Miguel Elementary teacher,
Mrs. Daisy Fortner, a past worthy matron of Fern Leaf
Chapter, OES. Before old photos, mementos, scrapbooks and
memories are forgotten, dig them out and share while we
can! I never met a CZ teacher that wasn't a remarkable
Norine Dillman Simms submitted an outstanding
contribution regarding her teacher/mother's activities and
friends at Ancon Elementary School. Norine also sent some
material on Miss Mary Brigham well-respected BHS
English teacher. Another teacher included is David Speir,
who began his C.Z. School Division career at Balboa High
School in the fall of 1951 and rose through the ranks to
become the Superintendent of Schools. Nancy Kaufer
Lanfranco, Roy Phillips, Dorn Thomas, and Jean
Rabiteau Coffey each made great Atlantic side contributions.
Catherine Manush and Thomas Peterson each submitted
stories and photos of their teacher/pioneer parents. Margaret
Cauthers Braun in collaboration with Richard Cauthers
promised a story of the early Canal years of their brave
teacher/mother. C.E. (Bob) Bowen, sent an insightful
reflection on education in the Canal Zone along with
marvelous photos and biographies of himself and family, as
well as Roger Hackett, Subert Turbyfill, Kenneth Vinton,
Cal Bataldan and James Lyons. C.E. Vosburg furnished
an interesting story of his classroom experience with the great
American philosopher and educator, John Dewey. Included
also are teachers involved in adult community education as
well as submission on St. Francis Academy, later known as
St. Mary's, from Sisters Catherine Schick and Gerard
Though we never had to trudge through the snow, it
will be great to pass this information on to our grandchildren
when they ask what it was like to go to school in the Olden
Isthmian Times. Many will enjoy down memory lane perusing
the pages of this special teacher collection. Please send any
and all poems, personal anecdotes, biographies,
autobiographies, tributes and photographs to Betty JoAnn
Underwood, 318 E. Smith Ave., Bloomington, IN 47401-
3524, Tel: (812) 333-4390. E-mail
Deadline, October 2001.


DATE: Sunday, August 26, 2001
Board: 10:45 a.m.
Cruise down the Potomac: 11:30a.m. 1:30p.m.
Cost: $52.00 per person

Buffet Menu includes Full Breakfast, Assorted Salads,
Entrees -- Seafood Stir Fry, Honey Mustard Chicken,
Pot Roast. Carved to Order: Atlantic Salmon, Roasted
Sirloin and Maple Pork Loin accompanied by potatoes,
rice and vegetables.
Assorted Cheeses, fresh fruit and pastries are also
available for your enjoyment. Coffee & Tea are
complimentary additional beverages can be purchased
on board.
Please join us -- meet new and old friends.

RSVP to Ev Sellers, 7509 Todd Place, Manassas, VA
20109 with payment NLT July 19, 2001. Please make
your check payable to The Odyssey. You may email me
for directions/info: or telephone me
at: 703-361-7176



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Cement and Rock unloading dock, Gatun, C.Z.

The building of Gatun Locks



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1958 CUB SCOUT PACK 7 (CURUNDU). Track and Field Meet at Summit Gardens, Canal Zone. L-R: James
Scaroni, James Fehrenbach, Robert T. Russell, Den Chief, John R. Gough II, William E. Gough III, John R.
Gough Sr. Cubmaster, James H. Nichols Jr, Donald L. Tucker and Robert Donley.

Canal Zone College football team, photo donated by Joan Smith Dempsey. With the help of Leon Dedeaux and
Nita Karst, back row L-R: James Coffey, Leon Dedeaux, Bill DeLaMater, Chuck Husum, Milo Alexander, Larry
Jones. Front row L-R; Conrad Horine, Ted Melanson, Denny Keller (?), James Young.

Center Wall of Gatun Locks, April 1920, Panama Canal Governor Chester Harding in white, watches as General
J. "Blackjack" Pershing shakes the hand of retired Captain A. M. Butcher, grandfather of Adrien and Georges
Bouche and "Pete" Budreau. Hidden is their grandmother holding Jeanne Pershing Butcher. 2 years of age, now
living in California. Behind Captain Butcher is Mrs. M.Y. Bouche, mother of Adrien, Georges and "Pete" Budreau,
now deceased.

Gatun Locks, taken from the dam.

Gatun Concrete Mixing Building



Gatun Cement Handling Towers




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Mrs. Loftin's 6h Grade Class
May 1969

Bottom row: Steve Tochterman, Pat Appin, Eric
Affeltranger, Steve Alexander, Alfred Schniple (sp),
Second from bottom: Danny Geohagen, Frank Lopez,
June Stenson, Lorraine Lammers, Lynn Sullivan.
Third from bottom: Donald Voss, ?, Belinda
Hightower, Jo Ellen Crull, Rosanna Price, Tish
Thompson. Fourth from bottom: Kurt Van Evera, ?,
Nancy Hobbs, Becky ?, ?. Fifth from the bottom:
Tommy Young, Renee Nellis. Top row: Bob
Partaneis, William ?, Greg Thomas, ?, Lelanie
Gaylord. The dog Jo Ellen has in front of her is Vodka.

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8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334, Seminole FL. 33772-


The Commercial rates have been approved at the August 26,
1999 Board Meeting. These rates are for those who are either
non members of The Panama Canal Society of Florida, or
those who are members but are placing an ad for an
established business firm, who wish to advertise Panama
related objects in the Society's Canal Record. All ads
submitted must be camera ready. The rates established are
as follows:
Half Page: 7 wide x 5" high OR
3 V2 wide x 10" high $125.00
1/4 Page: 3 2 wide x 5" high OR
7" wide x 2 V2 high $60.00
1/5 Page: 7" wide x 2" high $50.00
1/10 Page: 3 /2 wide x 2" high
(Business card size) $25.00
1/20 Page 3 V2 wide x 1" high.
(Half Business card size) $15.00
Ads submitted must be camera-ready. The Canal Record will
not compose, design or size any commercial ads submitted.

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8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 33772-4712
(727) 391-4359


(Membership Renewal on Reverse)

(Write or Print clearly)

Last Name First Name Middle Initial

iN kIf 1, :4f l

First Name

Middle Initial

Nickname (If desired) Maiden Name (Wife Only)

Mailing Address (Street and/or Box Number and City)

State Zip Code

e-mail address


Year Graduated

Applicant 18 or over?

] Yes 0 No

School Attended: Member


CZ/PC Affiliation: (Mark "X" in appropriate box, and MEMBER

Dependent/Employee CZ/PC........................................... _
Dependent/Employee- Military/Civilian...................................
Dependent/Employee Contractor (US Gov't Only)............
Dependent/Employee Shipping............................. .......

(X) Ret/Year

Parents' Name and CZ/PC Affiliation

Revised October 1999





Last Name

c name (i desired)

Maiden Name (Wife On )

RENEWAL: $30.00 Annually (Jan.1 Dec. 31) per family, including children under 18 years of
age. (A portion of this amount is for the subscription to the Canal Record for one year. I f you
have already paid, dues will be applied to the following year.)

O NEW MEMBERSHIPS: $30.00 Annually per family including children under 18 years of age,
plus a $10.00 administration Fee for new members and individuals who have not renewed their
membership prior to March 31 ot the current year shall be considered a new member and, as such,
must pay the Administrative fee. Total: $40.00.

Amount enclosed: $ Check M.O. Cash





City State Zip

Amount enclosed: $
List significant 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)



City State Zip
Qty. Plates Qty. Decals Amount enclosed: $

Thank you for keeping your membership


Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc
(ISSN 0528-0001)
8050 Seminole Mall, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 33772-4712

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8050 Seminole Mall, Ste. 334
Seminole, Florida 33772-4712

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

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