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Great Bridge High School In Memoriam.

This page is dedicated to the memory of our classmate no longer with us

I created this page after receiving the following email,
Tarah our hearts and sympathy are with you and your family. 

Subject: Great Bridge High School
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 09:44:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: tarah whittington <tarahobrien79@yahoo.com>
To: Bryan@DenProductions.com

Hello,
My father Timothy Whittington attended Great Bridge High School and graduated in 79 or possibly 78. I wanted to let everyone know that on August 14th 2003 my father was killed in a single car accident on 1-70 in Kansas City Kansas. It may seem odd but my father talked about hi high school years alot and I was born soon after he graduated. He talked so often of all of his friends I feel like I know many of them myself. If you could please post a little bit about my father It would be very greatly appreciated! My father was an Microsoft certified systems engineer and worked for Burlington Northern Railroad in Kansas City Kansas. He has 4 children Tarah (myself) 24, Tim Jr. 23, Devon 22, and Jessica 21. He also has 7 grandchildren. My father was a great guy and I just thought he deserves to be remembered. thank you very much! Please feel free to post my e-mail address if anyone would like to contact me for any reason!! Tarah Whittington-O'Brien

Our classmates, gone but not forgotten.

Franko Ablo
Class of 1988
James D. "Jimmy" Adams
Class of 1969
Paul Adams
Class of 1992
Virginia Weitzel Adams
Class of 1972
Eddie Agee
Class of 1980
Lloyd Allison
Class of 1964
Danny Alvarez
Class of 1982
John Amorese
Class of 1987
Kenneth H. Austin
Class of 1965
Aaron Bailey
Class of 1985
William H. "Billy" Bailey
Class of 1969
Sgt. Carl Wayne Baker
Class of 1978
Michael Baker
Class of 1974
William Barden
Class of 1972
Cassell D. Basnight
Class of 1956
Ralph A. Bastian
Class of 1971
Charles William "Billy" Batts
Class of 1970
Curtis Rhea Baxter
Class of 1954
Bobby Baynor
Class of 1990
Sandra Saunders Bellamy
Class of 1960
Dale Alan Benson
Class of 1979
Clifton Bernard
Class of 1966
Tommy Berry
Class of 1982
Peggy Betsinger (Duckworth)
Class of 1977
Holly Biagioni (Hogge)
Class of 1973
W. Allan Billings
Class of 1967
Jessica Birdick
Class of 1997
Garvin Randall "Randy" Blake
Class of 1979
Thomas "Tee" Blake
Class of 1981
Clark Blevins
Class of 1997
Belinda Boan
Class of 1982
Ronald Boliek
Class of 1987
Wanda Heath Booher
Class of 1968
Kevin Maurice Booker
Class of 1975
Martha Bragg
Class of 1967
Patricia Brickhouse
Class of 1964
Phil Brickhouse
Class of 1972
Charles "Buck" Brightwell
Class of 1996
Doug Brinn
Class of 1995
James "Jimmy" Brown
Class of 1969
Greg Brucale Kristy Weeks Bryan
Class of 1994
Bonita Bryant
Class of 1979
Bryan Bullock
Class of 1994
William "David" Bunch
Class of 1993
Sheila Burke
Class of 1977
James D Burney
Class of 1995
Clinton Busbee
Class of 2007
Gordon Busby
Class of 1980
William E. Buyrn Jr
Class of 1994
Dolores Ann Byrum (Powell)
Class of 1956
Melvin Byrum
Class of 1965
Patrick Caldwell
Class of 1972
Carolyn Old Cameron
Class of 1977
Bobby Capps
Class of 1968
Tight end on the football team
Sharon Caroon
Class of 1971
T. J. Carrawan
Class of 1960
Kenneth Carraway
Class of 1960
Jennifer Castello
Class of 1997
Randy Lee Cates
Class of 1977
Everett Jay Chesson
Class of 1985
Victor Chesson
Class of 1981
Carol Ann Chittum
Class of 1971
Sarah Nicole Clark
Class of 1997
James E. Cochran
Class of 1973
Jerry A. Coley
Class of 1965
Dale L. Collins
Class of 2010
Bruce Compton
Class of 1976
Randy G. Cooke
Class of 1973
Raven Nicole Cooke
Class of 2000
Richard Cooke
Class of 1966
Robert Cooke Jr.
Class of 1971
Diana Lynn Cordovana
Class of 1981
Joseph E. Cormier
Class of 1983
Warner Corprew
Class of 1973
Akayla Avon Covil (Cuffee)
Class of 1999
Randee Crank
Class of 1990
Frederick Hillary Creekmore Sr.
Class of 1956
Clinton Cress
Class of 1989
Bobbi Waddell Crowder
Class of 1975
Bennie Cullipher Jr.
Class of 1982
Eric Curles
Class of 1995
Deanna Keffer Curling
Class of 1974
Michelle Debaun Curling
Class of 1982
Teresa Dell Cutrell (Garrison)
Class of 1970
Owen Czapiewski
Class of 2002
Robert Anthony Dance
Class of 1982
Michele Davis
Class of 1986
Kenneth Dawson
Class of 1984
John Peter Deickman
Class of 1968
Andrea B. Deller
Class of 2007
Gene R. Deloatch
Class of 1981
David Denning
Class of 1965
J.E. "Buddy" Denny
Class of 1964
Timothy "Tim" Devine
Class of 1997
Brian Devy
Class of 1992
Cathy DeWitt
Class of 1968
Wayne Russell Dick Jr.
Class of 1973
Troy Dixon
Class of 1990
Michael Donnelly
Class of 1986
Martha Doughton
Class of 1968
Heather Doyle (Waterman)
Class of 1985
Jonathan Dozier
Class of 1996
McKinley "Kenny" Dozier III
Class of 1974
Kaitlyn Duffy
Class of 2017
Ronald W. Dunbar
Class of 1967
Tiffany N. Duncan
Class of 2011
Martha A. Eatmon
Class of 1970
Sandra Young Eisner
Class of 1968
Onika Marshae Elliot
Class of 2010
"Casey" Michael Neal England
Class of 1990
Erik Ervin
Class of 1997
Thomas Lee "Tommy" Estes
Class of 1970
Thomas L. Estes
Class of 1970
Brian A Eudy
Class of 1997
Brenda Stutzman Evans
Class of 1960
Earnest Morgan Evans
Class of 1974
Linda Lee Evans
Class of 1965
Roy Allen Evans
Class of 1969
Timothy D. Fagan
Class of 1966
Clyde G. "Gil" Fentress Jr.
Class of 1969
M. Wesley "Wes" Fentress III
Class of 1979
Eddie H. Finch
Class of 1962
Bradley D. Fleming
Class of 2006
Earnest R. Forehand
Class of 1971
Patricia Skinner Foster
Class of 1970
Larry Foutz
Class of 1960
Reed C. Gabel
Class of 2000
Chris Garrett
Class of 1995
Jimmy Garrett
Class of 1981
Stephen W. Garrett
Class of 1982
Linda Davenport Gates
Class of 1962
Elwyn Gerstein
Class of 1962
Linda Giulian (Duckworth)
Class of 1969
Jason R. Goins
Class of 1998
Chris Gower
Class of 1994
Michele Mara Gray
Class of 1989
Vaughn Gray
Class of 1979
Brad Green
Class of 1990
Larry G. Griffin
Class of 1979
Chad Guilfoy
Class of 2001
Barbara Jean Hall (McCarty)
Class of 1972
Johnny Lee Hall Jr.
Class of 1998
Deborah M. Halsey
Class of 1972
Joseph Allen Hamilton
Class of 1968
Charlene Ryan Harrell
Class of 1985
David Harris
Class of 1973
Emma Ree Harris
Class of 1954
Paul Harris
Class of 2006
Ruby L. Harris
Class of 1955
Barbara Crowther Hawkins
Class of 1993
James D. Head
Class of 1963
David Heath
Class of 1979
William T. Hecker
Class of 2006
Marvin Earl Henderson
Class of 1968
Alan Herder
Class of 1992
Andrew P. "Andy" Higginbotham
Class of 1970
Joyce Ann Lewis Higginbotham Craig Hinson
Class of 1991
Marshall Hogge
Class of 1971
Jennifer Holliday
Class of 1992
Shannon Horn
Class of 1996
Lynda Shupe Horne
Class of 1972
Donald Ray Hoyt
Class of 1965
John R. Hudgins Jr.
Class of 1982
Sheila Hudgins
Class of
Donald L. Huffman
Class of 1969
John B. "Brad" Hughes
Class of 1969
Kimberly G. Hughes (Cottrell)
Class of 1996
Whitney Lynne Hulce
Class of 2002
Robert Humphries
Class of 1978
Matt Hunt
Class of 1996
Tony Z. Hussey
Class of 1969
Chris Ivey
Class of 1993
Kenny Jefferson
Class of 1996
Claude Thomas "Tommy" Jenkens
Class of 1965
Nancy Sandall Jenning
Class of 1955
Cecil W. Jennings
Class of 1952
Teacher
Debra D. Jennings
Class of 1971
Jeff Jensen
Class of 1981
Claudia Harlow Johnson
Class of 1970
Ralph Dan Johnson
Class of 1967
Roxey Lamar Johnson
Class of 1981
William M. Johnson
Class of 1965
Mr. Jones
Teacher
Jennifer Jones
Class of 1982
Steve Jones
Class of 1975
Vaughn Jones
Class of 1996
Vondale Jones
Class of 1996
Walter P. Jones Jr.
Class of 1969
Brian Kelley
Class of 2000
Russell Kellim
Class of 1986
Eric Kelly
Class of 1981
Huntley Kendall (Thompson)
Class of 1981
Richard Kiff
Class of 1970
John B. "Barry" Kilpatrick
Class of 1969
Joseph L. King
Class of 1996
Marcus Kizinia
Class of 1990
Woodley "Woody" J Koonce
Class of 1971
Kelly Lake
Class of 1996
Stanley Earl "Big Red" Lancaster
Class of 1974
Joey Lanclos
Class of 1980
Will Larivee
Class of 1974
Robert F. Lehman
Class of 1972
Chris H. Leidig
Class of 1980
J. Bernard Leighton
Class of 2006
Donald Leland
Class of 1965
Sharon Lessard (Curling)
Class of 1977
Joyce Ann Lewis
Class of 1969
Brian Lindgren
Class of 1998
Carey Lindsay
Class of 1995
Annie Phelps Liverman
Class of 1947
Deborah Jennings Long
Class of 1971
John B. Long
Class of 1972
Larry W. Long
Class of 1972
Sandra K. Long
Class of 1970
Robin Lourcey
Class of 1982
John Michael Luddy
Class of 1963
William Patrick "Pat" Mahoney
Class of 1983
Charles "Chuck" Mamoudis
Class of 1971
David Gene Manseau
Class of 1968
W. Glenn Mapp
Class of 1979
Eleanor Ann Martin
Class of 1949
Monica Masich
Class of 1982
Mike Massey
Class of
Marjorie K. Mastracco
Teacher
Randy Maurice
Class of 1971
Kimberly Maw
Class of 2000
Joseph Lee McAllister
Class of 1959
Kieth McCadden
Class of 1977

SCA President
Kenneth McDaniel
Class of 1977
Connie Womack McFadden
Class of 1965
Ben McKenzie
Class of 1980
Randolf McKenzie
Class of 1968
Jason McManus
Class of 1997
SGT Raymond C. Meekins
Class of 1968
Michael Meeks
Class of 1997
Joanne Church Meiggs
Class of 1989
Vincent Mercer
Class of 1993
Oliver C. "Chaytor" Midgett
Class of 1967
Michael R. Midyette
Class of 1970
Alan C Miles
Class of 1965
Mark Carroll Miles
Class of 1999
Frank Miller
Class of 1982
Reggie Miller
Class of 1995
Rodney Miller
Class of 1965
Lisa Hogan Minnix
Class of 1985
Lisa Minnix (Hogan)
Class of 1985

She was a school bus driver for Chesapeake Public Schools for 14 years.
Charles K. Minter
Class of 1968
Keith Minter
Class of 1968
Starting fullback for the football team
Marcia Minter-Gootee
Class of 1971
Marcia M Moll Marker
Class of 1996
Shirley Moore
Class of 1983
Elizabeth Miller Morris
Class of 1957
Margaret Cannon Morris
Class of 1966
Robert Mitchell Morris
Class of 1985
Russell E. Neal
Class of 1967
Ella Sandy Nelms
Class of 1964
Jackie Olah Newman
Class of 1968
Teresa High Newman
Class of 1979
Cleothas Nichols
Class of 1977
Ricky Antonio "#5" Nichols
Class of 1981
Thomas E. Nichols
Class of 1969
Forrest Norman
Class of 1962
Roy Norman
Class of 1993
David Norris
Class of 1975
Joseph Norton III
Class of 1968
Darrick Nuten
Class of 1981
Craig D. Nyborg
Class of 1971
David Glenn O'Neal Jr.
Class of 2001
Sandy L. O’Brien
Class of 1982
Barry Ward Old
Class of 1970
Heather Oliver
Class of 1994
David Ortiz
Class of 1990
Larry Owens
Class of 1963
Jackie D. Paciulli
Class of 1971
Robin Boan Padgett
Class of 1979
Ellen Painter
Class of 1983
Bill Parker
Class of 1971
Charles Andrew Parker
Class of 1981
Charles E. Parker
Class of 1981
Larry Parker
Class of 1983
Peter S. "Pete" Parker
Class of 1967
Richard Jeffrey Parker
Class of 1980
Joyce J. Parrish
Class of 1969
Naomi Lynn Patterson
Class of 1982
Dale B. Pearce
Class of 1975
David K. Peery
Class of 1991
Dan Perkins
Class of 1982
Dustin Scott Perkins
Class of 1990
Elwood Perry
Class of 1962
Marshall Perry
Class of 1987
Ronald W. Phoebus Jr.
Class of 1988
Sherry Jeanine Pilkington (Griffin)
Class of 1969
Erika Pineta
Class of 1984
Andrew Pittman
Class of 1998
Frank "Greg" Pleinka
Class of 1965
Cindy Porter
Class of 1986
John Porter
Class of 1964
Richard D. Posey
Class of 1972
Sharon Poston
Class of 1972
Tommy Prentiss
Class of 1959
Michael J. Prince
Class of 1970
Lawrence Wayne Proctor
Class of 1965
Tim Puckett
Class of 1994
Mary Jane Rawls
Class of 1972
Sherry Reeves
Class of 1985
Joshua Nolan Reist
Class of 2003
Lois Raper Reynolds
Class of 1966
Cory Richardson
Class of 1996
Joel P. "Jack" Ridings
Athletic Director and Football Coach
Brian Robb
Class of 1996
Kenneth H. "Kenny" Roberts
Class of 1970
Melody Roberts
Class of 1964
Arnette Mozelle Robinson (Olberhotlzer)
Class of 1980
Fendel Pascal Rochelle
Class of 1968
Nicholas Stephen Rosso
Class of 2007
Steven Ryan
Class of 1997
Angela Sabato
Class of 1965
Tina Salguet
Class of 1997
Sharon Caroon Salley
Class of 1971
Jeannie Sawyer
Class of 1963
Marion J. Scarboro
Class of 1972
Marion Scarboro
Class of 1972
Eric Schulthise Derek Screws
Class of 1979
Terraine Sears
Class of 1989
Emily Powell Sharpless
Class of 1959
Carol Shelton
Class of 1965
Chuck Sheppard
Class of 1985
Brian Shutt
Class of 1982
Jackie Simmons
Class of 1974
Sharmarie Sims
Class of 1994
Kimberly Singletary
Class of 1992
Robert Sitar
Class of 1978
Kim Marylin Sivels
Class of 1982
Frank Smith
Class of 1994
Mike D. Smith
Class of 1989
Mike L. Smith
Class of 1970
Phil Smith
Class of 1972
C. J. Smithson
Class of 1992
Julie Marie Snyder
Class of 1990
Robin Dutton Snyer
Class of 1987
Marilyn Brockett Spellman
Class of 1975
Allen Spencer
Class of 1967
Brenda Jo Fulcher Spruill
Class of 1967
Tamara Stevens
Class of 1964
Chris Stewart
Class of 1992
William "Bill" Stewart
Class of 1958
Pamela Keatley Story
Class of 1973
John Stout
Class of 1994
Alvin Clyde Strickland Jr.
Class of 1982
Donald Strohecker
Class of 1972
Brenda Sullivan
Class of 1969
Charles L. Taylor
Class of 1981
John R. Tebault
Class of 1967
Todd E. Tebault
Class of 1981
William "Thor" Temple
Class of 1973
Jennifer Thompson (Liverman)
Class of 1995
John Thrasher
Class of
Samuel H. Thrasher
Class of 1970
William H. Tiedeman
Class of 1969
Gary Todd
Class of 1980
April Carolyn Townes
Class of 2007
Deborah A. Trader
Class of 1967
Pamela Everett Tripp
Class of 1971
Warren T. Trueblood Jr.
Class of 1989
James C. "Thomas" Uhlar
Class of 1992
Hope Ulrich (Spruill)
Class of 1965
Ellen Umphlett
Class of 1968
Ronald l. Umphlett
Class of 1966
Robert Vanderploeg
Class of 1947
Weba Vanderploeg
Class of 1949
Lauren Vergara
Class of 2010
Thomas E. "Tommy" Violet Jr.
Class of 1977
Colleen Walsh (Ralls)
Class of 1978
Nicole K. Walsh (Kriss)
Class of 1981
Deborah Wang (Tinker)
Class of 1980
William Marland Ward
Class of 1972
Erik W. Wells
Class of 1995
Dale West
Class of 1978
Michael West
Class of 1980
Mike Wheatley
Class of 1999
Michael Wheaton
Class of 1999
Annie M. White
Class of 1964
Colon H. Whitehurst
Class of 1969
Timothy R. Whittington
Class of 1978
Wanda Widmer
Class of 1980
Dorothy C. Williams
Guidance Director at Great Bridge Middle School
Michael Williams
Class of 1995

A.K.A. Lil Mike
Michelle Williams
Class of 1981
Paulett Harper Williams
Class of 1972
Richard N. Williams
Class of 1967
Ben L. Willis Jr.
Class of 1972
Charles "Trey" Wilson III
Class of 1998
Harold Dean Wilson
Class of 1972
Marci Wilson
Class of 1995
Ryan T. Wilson
Class of 2006
Trey Wilson
Class of 1998
Kelly Wingfield
Class of 1982
Martha Woolery
English Dept.
Howard Leon Wright II
Class of 1982
William "Doug" Wright
Class of 1984
Wayne Wyatt
Class of 1986
David Yates
Class of 1965

A special request and dedication to the Class of 2007

Subject: Andrea
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 16:40:27 -0400
From: "hannahrichard" hannahrichard@cox.net
To: Bryan@DenProductions.com

Dear Bryan,
One idea I had for the Great Bridge High School site was some sort of memorial for one of my friends, Andrea(rising sophomore)B. Deller, who passed away on June 19, 2004. I think it would be something that many people would appreciate because so many of us were friends with her. In case you do not know, the details are found below. Please consider this suggestion, because she meant so much to many of us.
Yours sincerely,
Hannah Richard

Andrea B. Deller , Chesapeake
Saturday, Jun. 19, 2004
©The Virginian Pilot
Andrea Bliss Deller, 16, a student at Great Bridge High School, died in a highway accident near Savannah, Ga. at 10:27 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2004. Andrea, her sister, Rachel, 15 and brother, Thomas, 12, and their two aunts, Margaret and Jennifer Deller, were en route to visit their grandparents in Largo, Fla. Rachel and Thomas suffered injuries, but were released from Savannah Memorial Hospital on June 16. Andrea was the daughter of Bliss S. Deller of Chesapeake and Petty Officer First Class Keith F. Deller of Groton, Conn. She was the granddaughter of Lucia Ann (Bliss) Hay of Hillsboro, Ill. and Thomas C. Hay of Indialantic, Fla. and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Deller of Largo, Fla. Mrs. Thomas A. Bliss of Hillsboro, Ill. is her maternal great-grandmother. Andrea is also survived by her brother, Nicky Patterson, 6, of Chesapeake; her mother's fiance, Navy Commander J.K. Sellers; aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William Spencer of Largo, Fla.; her boyfriend, Mark Copeland of Chesapeake; and her stepfather, Nick Patterson of Virginia Beach. A memorial service will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at Messiah United Methodist Church at the corner of Dominion Boulevard and Cedar Road, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Andrea Bliss Deller Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks may be made payable to Great Bridge High School, 301 Hanbury Road North, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Friends may call to pay their respects from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 708 Waterford Court, Chesapeake.

It's hard to loose a classmate, even harder when they are so young. Andrea may no longer be with us in body but the Class of 2007 will always have her spirit.
Our hearts and sympathy are with Andrea's family and everyone she has left behind.

Along with Andrea, our class has also lost two other people taken too soon, Miss April Carolyn Townes and Mr Nicholas Stephen Rosso. Both were dear to our class and will be greatly missed during our senior year. I'm sure many of their friends and family would appreciate their being added to this site, because they are surely not forgotten.
Thanks,
Kate Welsh

Memories of our classmates

Hi Bryan my name is Sarah Devincenzi Ferguson who was a drop out which i will advise no one to follow me in doing so. however I went to school with carole and knew her from the first grade. She always was a beautiful person inside and out. I still have a valentine card that she gave me! I have cherished every memory of every one i have met . She was special and i hope she did well in her life. The card was signed "to my best friend ever!" well a lot of the past has changed but never the memories of all the nice people I met in school. I never remember bad things going on at great bridge high school in the 1960's. I went on to educate myself and I still am doing that. Stay in school kids even though I did not I am still married to the love of my life and it will be 52 years of ups and downs. I was lucky but not all are. So my advice is if you do not want to struggle through life get an education. Respect yourself and others. Thank you Bryan.
well wishes to all
Sarah D Ferguson

Hi Bryan. This is Sarah Ferguson again. My husband Jim Ferguson graduated from Great Bridge High in 1961. I recently replied to the request from Carole Sheltons family. Now I am told by Jim Ferguson that many of our classmates and neighbors have passed. I am so sad to hear that they had left us so early in their lives. Angela Sabato and I went to school together and were the quiet shy ones lol. Well I moved to sparrow road and met Jimmy who lived next door. We did not have to get married but back then it was a time when you had to move on and let your friends not be influenced by your actions. It was the best of times when I knew all these nice people. Bryan do keep this site going. It helps us all to remember to reflect to pray and to realize that every second on earth is precious and all of the young people on here seem to be very happy and doing well with their lives and I hope that life will continue to be precious to them. Thank you again Bryan and good luck to you also! Sincerely Sarah D Ferguson p.s. I did choose a very good man and life and I continued my education and Jim received his masters degree from North Carolina State. Sometimes God has plans for us that we do not even know about.

Hi Bryan,
I have an unusual request. When I moved into my house 31 years ago there was a silver bowl left in the house that was a gift to a Coach Ridings from the athletes of G.B.H.S. from 1946-1955. I have kept this bowl all these years in case the family ever came back to see the house but nobody ever came back. Is there anyway that you or your alumni could share history about this coach or old yearbook pictures about this person because I have always wondered about it. Thank you for any help or history that you could provide. Thank you, Angel Harrington.

Hello Bryan,
I came across your website whle doing an internet search on my Dads high school. His name was Lawrence Wayne Proctor, class of 1965 and passed away on August 26, 2011. If you would could you please include him on the "In Memoriam" page, thank you.
I do not have any high school pictures of him such as yearbook pictures or maybe some classmates have pictures with him. Could you post a note on your website requesting of those who know my Dad to send me yearbook pictures etc they might have. Also, anyone that may have stories of my Dad they would like to share I would most interested to hear. My email is mwpphx@cox.net
Thank you,
Mark Proctor

Hi. Kevin Graham here. Class of 81. I am saddened seeing the loss of many of my friends. Where has the time gone. My thoughts go out to their families especially Mrs Mastracco. She and her family where a class act. Hope all else are well.

Joshua Nolan Reist June 18th, 1985 - January 19th, 2012
Born in Oceanside, Calif., he was the son of Jay and Rose Mary Reist. Josh was a 2003 graduate of Great Bridge High School. He attended Radford University, ODU and later graduated from TCC in 2007 with a degree in Social Sciences. He will be remembered for his love of sports, especially volleyball and rugby, as well as his passion for cooking.
Including his parents, Josh is survived by his brother, Ryan P. Reist; his grandmothers, Kathleen Reist and Rose Mary Mante, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Rest in Peace my dear sweet angel. I will always hold your memory in my heart body and soul. Nothing can compare to the unconditional love you have shown me, thank you for giving yourself to me fully and without limits. I am giving my heart to you and forever you shall have it. Follow me through life as you wanted to make me your wife, help me decide the best things for Jackson, and although Leyla Sunshine didn't get to be...I will always remember us as family. I love you forever until we meet again.
*forever my love*
Krista Janik

Hey,
Not sure if it's in you rmemoriams or not. I didn't see it, but I wanted to add to the list our mother, Dorothy C. Williams, who was a Guidance Director at Great Bridge Middle School for many many years. Mom passed away in 2005. She touched the lives of sooooo many students and all who came into contact with her. Me and my sister Gretta (Williams) Waugh(class of 1979) would like to thank all who loved mom and still let us know how much she touched your lives. Your memories keep her alive in our hearts.
Alveta (Williams) Ewell
Class of 1975

Hi, I was looking up the name of one of my class mates Chris Ivey whom passed too soon. I notice that another student that we lost while in middle school that should of graduated with us ( CHRIS IVEY) and myself in 1993 was Vincent Mercer was not on your page. I agree with whomever gave you the idea to start this page. These wonderful people were in our life's and need to be remembered!!!!
Here are 2 pictures from my year book from 6th Grade.
Thanks
RIP VINCENT AND CHRIS you two are gone but NEVER NEVER forgotten!!!

I wrote you yesterday about adding Vincent Mercer whom I attended school with. I was looking on your website and didn't see another friend of mine that passed too soon. Warren T Trueblood Jr....He Graduated in 1989 from Great Bridge. His birthday is May 24, 1970 and death date was Jan.14,1994- 23yrs old. He was like a brother to me, I was best friends growing up and still friends with his sister. Her daughter and my daughter/children have grown up together and it would be awesome to have him added to this board. He was a great, sweet, gentle person!!! I think of him often and all the times I shared with him and his sister. Well his whole family...Thank you for your time. God Bless.
Betty J Lewis-Kendrick CO 93 GBH

Hi Bryan,
I meant to update to you when I asked my husband, Greg Immler, who also went to GB, about Pam Martin. He informed me that I am confusing her with Pam Love. So I thought again, and I have to correct my response to say that yes, I do remember Pam Martin, and yes, she is sweet, smart and gorgeous, and I still hope she is happy in Sarasota, but she is in the class of 1973 as her sister thinks (not 1972). I remember Pam Martin because I knew Kathy Boucher, and her sister Theresa. Kathy and Pam were good friends. Sorry about the mix-up. I don't understand why Pam's picture is not placed with those for her class at GB, but maybe she was just absent that day :)
Greg (Immler) also sends his condolences to the family members of our deceased classmates and wishes to add that he was a good friend of ChucK Mamoudis, in addition to the others I mentioned, and that he is very sad to hear of his passing.
Can you post this as a correction? Again, sorry about the mix-up! Thanks for running this site!
Linda Immler

Hi Bryan,
I came across this site and was horrified to learn of the many people I knew at GBS who are now deceased. My heart goes out to Donald Strohecker's wife and to the many loved ones of Phil Smith, Marion Scarborough, and Stanley Lancaster, the three of whom I knew personally. They were all great guys! What a terrible loss.
To Debbie Martin, sister of Pam Martin, who wrote in your Class of 1973 News site (I think it was!), your sister was in the Class of 1972. Do not worry, we will not forget her, as she was (and probably still is) sweet, smart, and gorgeous! I hope she is happy in Sarasota, even though she has a teenager :)
Linda (Furman) Immler
Class of 1972
Jacksonville, FL
eric1998@comcast.net
8/11/09

Ronald Wayne Phoebus, Jr. passed away at his home in Orangevale, CA on July 8th at the age of 39. He was educated as a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer; he also held a Commercial Pilot’s license and was an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. Aside from his love of flying, he was an avid whitewater kayaker, scuba diver, and traveler. He enjoyed working on projects for his home, raising heritage turkeys, and planting extensive vegetable gardens.

Ronald is survived by his father Ronald W. Phoebus Sr. and stepmother Patricia of Carmel, CA; his mother Joan Wells and stepfather Frank of Frisco, NC; and his sister Erika of Virginia Beach, VA. He also left behind the loves of his life: Christina Shupe and her son Justin, age 7, of Orangevale, CA.

Ron will take his final flight West when his remains will be scattered over the Pacific off the coast of Carmel.
Friends may make inquiries by e-mailing Christina at christinashupe@live.com.
Thank you,
Christina

Hey Bryan! I just checked out your site for the first time. The posting I saw from Angelika for the Class of 1990 struck me. I was SCA President that year and was fortunate to serve with Julie. We were a pretty close group back then. And Angelika is correct, Julie did pass away on Nov 30, 1989. Every Christmas I hang an ornament on my tree in her honor...it's a simple miniature version of a cookie tin with a read ribbon that allows for hanging. Inside I keep her Senior picture, a dried rose and a date record stating that Julie Marie Snyder was born on October 27, 1972 and died on November 30, 1989. Thanks for remembering her Angelika...and Bryan...please include her among our Classmate roster.
Erika Phoebus
Class of 1990

Hi Bryan,
My husband, Joseph L. King c/o 1996, was killed in a car accident on Sunday, September, 21, 2008 in Phoenix, AZ. He leaves behind our two beautiful daughters and numerous family and friends. He was loved by all who knew him and touch many lives in his 30 years. He will be missed by all who knew him, if anyone would like to send condolences they may do so by going to www.grahamfuneralhome.com. I have attached a picture for your use as well.
Sincerely,
Michelle N. King c/o 2000

Bryan,
My name is Tom Meeks, the oldest brother of Michael Meeks...
I came across your Great Bridge Memoriam site today -
First, let me thank you for including my brother on your site. It's wonderful to know that he hasn't been forgotten by his peers, even after all these years.
Second, I noticed a very warm submission from one of my brother's friends, Caitlin Revell:
"I came across your site and when I saw the picture of Mike Meeks it brought back a lot of memories. I have lost touch with his family when they moved back to Tennessee but I've always wanted to let them know that I still think of Mike, as I'm sure so many of the other people that had the pleasure of knowing him still do. He was the kind of person you could meet just once and never forget. I actually had a huge crush on him, he was a grade older than me and I met him the spring before he was killed and hung out with him that whole summer. He was always so funny and so ready for anything - truly an amazing person. His death was a tragedy, his life was far too short and he missed out on so much, and so many people missed out on knowing him. I would really appreciate it if you could post this on the memoriam page, I hope his family will see it - Mrs. and Mr. Meeks, Tom, Andy, Laney and Keeka. I hope they're all well, they are a great bunch of people."
It was very moving to read something about my brother from someone who was close to him at the time. It occurred to me that I should perhaps try to contact her to let her know that her submission had been seen by our family and so deeply appreciated. Unfortunately, all searches to find a method of contact for her have been unsuccessful.
I am hoping that you might have an email address for her, and perhaps would be willing to pass it on to me for this purpose?
Kind Regards,
Thomas Meeks

I came across the memoriam that you set up for Great Bridge High. When I saw the picture of Michael Meeks (Class of 1997) it brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy that his classmates and friends remember him so fondly after all these years. Thank you for the picture, the kind words and the rush of sweet memories that your site brought to me today.
Sincerely,
Jessica Wilson (class of 95)

Hi Bryan,
My mother, Marjorie K. Mastracco, was a teacher at Great Bridge High School. She passed away on July 22, 2007. (Breast Cancer). I thought having my mother as a teacher at the same high school I attended would cramp my style - but she was such a blessing and a security to me during those years.
Many of my classmates and her fellow teachers attended her Celebration Service this past year. My mother left a wonderful Christian legacy with her 4 daughters, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She is missed daily.
Marci Mastracco Muldoon
Marci R. Muldoon

Hi Bryan...
My brother, Paul Harris - Class of 2006, died on September 20, 2006 as a result of brain injuries from a single car accident on Waters Road on September 13, 2006. He was loved by all who knew him. We set up a website www.caringbridge.org/visit/paulharris when he was in the hospital and have continually kept it up throughout the past year. Paul was an incredible young man who had his entire life before him. He is survived by my mother and father, Chuck and Cindy Harris; my sister, Emily (Harris) Ackerman - Class of 1998; my husband, Jeff Taylor - Class of 1994; his nephew, Morgan Taylor; his two nieces, Ella Ackerman and Gracelyn Taylor; and myself, Hillary (Harris) Taylor - Class of 1994.Thank you for listing Paul on the memorial page. All of us still mourn his tragic death.
Yours truly,
Hillary Taylor

This is really great you have a Memorial for all of the Great Bridge alum.
Owen Czapiewski class of 2002 “Great Bridge” passed away July 29, 2006. He had recently graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. Owen was visiting family in Minnesota when he passed away he was involved in an all-terrain vehicle accident when he crashed into a house where he had been visiting family. Owens was a great buddy, he stood up for everyone and was always on time and willing to help with anything asked. He took heat for me once and it saved me from getting kicked out of school. It was his idea what we did on the field trip and he owed me a favor at the time but he could of pin the whole shebang on me but he took blame for it. A great buddy. Now I would like to repay the favor by requesting you to post his name on this wonderful site.
Thanks,
Jacob

Bryan,
Thanks for keeping the Great Bridge Memorial web site going. I didn't realize so many people I knew in high school had passed on. I graduated from Great Bridge in 1994, and knew a lot of those from different grades as well. Please keep this site going in their memories.
Respectfully,
Howard "Les" Springer, Jr.
Great Bridge High School Class of 1994

Hi Bryan, My name is Sabrina Campbell, Class of 1997. I was the girlfriend of Matt Hunt when he died all to soon in his life. I can't even begin to explain how I felt when I saw this website and came across Matt's name and picture.... Wow.... Memory Lane ;-) It's really nice to know that his name is still living on to others even today as I often think of him still. I keep in touch with his family Mr and Mrs Hunt, Patrick, and Mike. All are doing very well living in Sandbridge. Matt's birthday passed last week and I can't wait to tell his mom about this website!! She'll be so happy to see his life being remembered... Thanks for keeping this site up and running ;-)
WE MISS YA MATT!!!! R.I.P -- Sabrina Campbell

My name is Dana Di Peri... I graduated from Great Bridge in 2001. I am currently attending ODU full time majoring in English with an emphasis in Journalism, and a minor in Communications. I graduated with an Associates' Degree in Social Sciences from TCC in 2005. I live in Norfolk with my boyfriend, Harlow. If anyone wants to get in touch my email is diperi3262@cox.net
There is one person missing from your memorium section who was a graduate from Great Bridge. Teresa Dell Garrison (Cutrell-married name) graduated around 1970 or 1971 and she died in September of 1998. She was like a second mother to me, and her daughter, Melissa, was like my sister. I was attending GB when she died... I was in the 10th grade. I will never forget the warmth and love she spread while on earth. Teresa will never be forgotten.... Love you Miss Teresa!!!!
Dana Di Peri
I also have a comment for the memorium section on David O'neal and Chad Guilfroy, both of the class of 2001.... both of them died in the same car accident on the first day of tenth grade in 1998. I remember David the most. I had had a crush on him since 6th grade!!! I will never forget.
You have a wonderful website... thanx so much!!! Dana

Hello Bryan,
I would like to add Kim Marylin Sivels Class of 1982 to list of members of are class gone but not forgetten. We lost Kim on July 28, 2005. Her smile will truly be missed.
Trina M. Cuffee-Tripp

I was reading Great bridge High School's "in memoriam" and saw my moms name (Michelle Williams class of 1981), I thank you all so much for my moms tribute she loved Great Bridge, and was a very dedicated mother and daughter, sister and friend. I miss her so much and she also worked at verizon wireless as senior sales rep. for 11 years and was top at her position. She was excellent at whatever she did, especially being there when you needed her the most.
Thank you so much
Tiffany Coleman

Bryan,
I love your site. Thanks so much for all your efforts and hard work to keep the alumni in touch. I am a class of 86 graduate and we will be holding our 20 year reunion on June 10. We would like to acknowledge our deceased classmates. Do you know what happened to Michele Davis and Mike Donnelly? It is always so sad and shocking to hear that someone from our class has passed.
Thanks again for the Memorial page.
Amber Ridgely Cleveland

Hi, I am Leslie Morrow, c/o 98..and was shocked when I read the news about Johnny Lee Hall, Jr....do you have access to the info on what happened to him? I knew him from the 6th grade at Crestwood Middleschool, then we saw each other in the halls of GB high. I wasn't close buddies with him, but we'd talk sometimes and i remember he always had a big smile on his face and was soo funny. Any info provided would be much obliged. Thank you!~ Leslie

Hi Bryan,
I came across your site and when I saw the picture of Mike Meeks it brought back a lot of memories. I have lost touch with his family when they moved back to Tennessee but I've always wanted to let them know that I still think of Mike, as I'm sure so many of the other people that had the pleasure of knowing him still do. He was the kind of person you could meet just once and never forget. I actually had a huge crush on him, he was a grade older than me and I met him the spring before he was killed and hung out with him that whole summer. He was always so funny and so ready for anything - truly an amazing person. His death was a tragedy, his life was far too short and he missed out on so much, and so many people missed out on knowing him. I would really appreciate it if you could post this on the memoriam page, I hope his family will see it - Mrs. and Mr. Meeks, Tom, Andy, Laney and Keeka. I hope they're all well, they are a great bunch of people.
Thank you,
Caitlin Revell

Larry Owens, class of 1963?, died October 2000 from heart failure. This is to share with his classmates from his brother John. He will always be sorely missed and loved.

Dear Bryan - I don't know how to thank you for putting Ronnie's picture with his name! I have attached his obituary which appeared in The Virginian-Pilot as well as a link to a guest book the Baltimore Sun has reopened for me!
I have found over the past 2 years that stories of him have helped so much with my "healing process". I don't know if you can do anything with either of these but thought it was worth a chance or if anyone would like to contact me directly @ trish.boliek@earthlink.net I would love to hear from them.
Again, my many heartfelt thanks for the site you have created!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trish Boliek

Hi there, came across your website and wanted to share this with you. I dont know if anyone remembers her or not. But my mom Martha Doughton class of 1968, passed away in 2001 at the age of 51. She talked often about her high school over the years, although I dont remember any of the names she used. She lived on Whitehurst rd, now called Ewell Lane in Chesapeake. She raised us three girls almost by herself. She was a very unselfish person and never judged anybody for anything. She had six granbabies when she died. We miss her dearly! Thanks Jennifer

I would like to pay tribute to Johnny Lee Hall Jr. (C/O ’98) who passed away in early 2005. We knew each other from Elementary School. We’ll miss u J Hall!
Chuck Lloyd

Thanks for this kind gesture of honoring those that have "graduated" before us into there eternal destiny. I would like to remember my dear friend and classmate Stanley Earl Lancaster, class of 1974. "Big Red," as he is affectionately known, is greatly missed and it would be a shame for him not to be remembered along with others from the alma mater that he loved so dearly. If it is possible, please include Stan in your memoriam.
Respectfully,
Rolfe Carawan '74

I also would like to pay tribute to Wayne Wyatt "Class of 1986" He was my neighbor and friend we grew up together as kids. He was a sweet and loving person, two days before he died he made a point to visit my mother who was just home from the hospital. No only was he a great athelete he was a great friend who brought joy everywhere he went. He will be greatly missed.
Marika(Browne) Gross
Class of 1987

I hope you can add my mother's name to you're list of Great Bridge High School alumni that are no longer with us. Linda Lee Evans, class of 1965. She passed away December 26, 2003. She talked fondly of her days at Great Bridge. Thank you,

Hi, my name is Courtney Fleming and I am Brad's older sister and I am 23 yrs. old. I found the Great Bridge High site online and saw that Brad was included in the people that are no longer with us but nothing had been said about him. Well I was not one of his classmates...but I was the closest person to him and I felt like something should be said in his memory. He was killed in a single car accident on Johnstown Road, he was a backseat passenger and the only one killed. He was my best friend. He had no idea how many people really cared about him because that viewing service was packed with kids, they just kept coming in, my whole family was very pleased and surprised by the turnout. I counted how many came to the service and it was over 250 people. I am glad that Brad touched so many peoples lives. I just want his memory to stay alive in everyone's hearts as it will in mine. He had the purest soul and was the first to help out in any situation whether it be family or friends. He was the kindest person I have ever met and I am lucky to have had him as a brother. You can post my email if you would like or I can even provide pictures to post, just let me know.
Sincerely,
Courtney Fleming
We all miss you Brad, I love you...

I recently visited the Great Bridge High ('70) site and would like to add my brother to the memorial page. His name was Sgt. Carl Wayne Baker and he died April 24, 1980 in Germany while serving with the Army. He died from a heart attack in his sleep at the age of 20. He was a member of the class of '78.
Thanks for the great sight!
Cornelia McKenzie

Phil Smith Class of 1972 and Donald Strohecker Class of 1972
Both of these gentlemen were friends from school..... It's so sad to see their names listed here, but thank you for a place to come and remember them. I wish I could have spoken to them one more time, it's been so many years. God.. Phil was so handsome and Donald was a great guy.
God Bless all, and peace be with you.
Donna Ostiguy Manfredi

I attended my reunion in 96 and learned at that reunion that Wayne Wyatt class of 1986 died. He was a great person, very athletic and very sweet. He played for the GB Football team during high school. He worked after that at Tidewater Construction, which is how he died on the job.
Thank you
Valerie "Carter" Beary
Class of *86*
Memories Are Worth A Liftefime Of Cherished Happiness

I often look at the picture that we took in Mrs. Scotts gym class. He was such a clown, always making me smile when I was having a bad day. I can not remember one time that he was having a bad day. So when the news was out that he was dead due to being shot, that was a big shock. Also it opened my eyes to how short life really is, and how you never know when it is your time. So remember to live life by the fullest and treat others as you would like to be treated. MISS YOU LIL MIKE.
Seika Rodgers
Class of 1995

Requests

Hi Bryan,
I have an unusual request. When I moved into my house 31 years ago there was a silver bowl left in the house that was a gift to a Coach Ridings from the athletes of G.B.H.S. from 1946-1955. I have kept this bowl all these years in case the family ever came back to see the house but nobody ever came back. Is there anyway that you or your alumni could share history about this coach or old yearbook pictures about this person because I have always wondered about it. Thank you for any help or history that you could provide. Thank you, Angel Harrington.

Hello Bryan,
I came across your website whle doing an internet search on my Dads high school. His name was Lawrence Wayne Proctor, class of 1965 and passed away on August 26, 2011. If you would could you please include him on the "In Memoriam" page, thank you.
I do not have any high school pictures of him such as yearbook pictures or maybe some classmates have pictures with him. Could you post a note on your website requesting of those who know my Dad to send me yearbook pictures etc they might have. Also, anyone that may have stories of my Dad they would like to share I would most interested to hear. My email is mwpphx@cox.net
Thank you,
Mark Proctor

Request for pictures
"I recognize many of the names on the memorial page. I was even friends with quite a few of the people, but unfortunately, I can't remember some of the faces. Is there a way to provide a picture of these people and a brief statement of their deaths? I know that this would ultimately be up to the families to provide the information. My heart really aches for some of the losses that I've read of and I'm sure that many other people feel the same. It would really be a wonderful thing if you were able to make some of those names come to life. -- Thanks!"

I think it would be nice to be able to put a face with the names of our former classmates. For those that would like to have a picture posted with the name, you can send me a jpeg image with the name and class and I will post it unless requested not to do so.

Request for class information
There was a boy when I was in about 9th grade, I think, who was hit by a car while riding his bike down Mt. Pleasant Road. He was one of the most popular boys in our class at the time because he was so nice. His name was Michael Meeks. I think he deserves a place on this page. He was the first person I knew that passed away and it really hit me hard.
I honestly don't know what class he was in. Maybe if you post it in the discussion forum, others will remember him and you can find out that way. I think he would have graduated in '98 or '99 but I honestly don't know what grade he was in.

I knew Mike. He was in 8th grade at the time. He was in my English class. He would have been in the graduating class of 1997.
Christina
Thanks Christina for your help with this, Bryan