Walled Lake Central High School - In Memory
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--Robert Keith George
Died from esophogeal cancer. Sadly missed by sister Sue;, esp. his daughter, Katrina,... family and friends.
(December of 2010)
(May .26, 2001)
That is my brother. I miss him. R.I.P Lorenzo a.k.a Turk.
Dear father of Jessie, Jestine and Levi. Dear grandfather of Payton and Gage.
He was a great friend to everyone, but never felt he had any. He is a great loss.
died in the Tet offensive
Meb. Pnuemonia. Beloved.
--Barbara Gotham Adamson
--George Ray Havermahl
Beautiful Dorby. Died of cancer. Very much missed.
Died in boating accident trying to save his son
She will always be missed! Very loving and caring person.
--Menden (Bump) Wescott Jr.
He left this world early Valentines Day to spend with his wife of 48 years in heaven. He touched a lot of lives
(March 16, 2010)
Dr.Jack R. Dunckley is sadly missed by all who knew him. He was always the one to make you laugh.Leaving behind two daughters, a brother , a niece and nephew and seven grand children. R.I.P. my good man.
Carrie was our exchange student from the Netherlands.
--Orville D Banks
died of prostate cancer
Died of multiple myeloma in Houston, Texas. Also a grad of Michigan Tech.
Married to classmate Jim Hughes. Died of pancreatic cancer.
Ed was my brother - a super great guy. Left this world way too early.
Passed after attending his first reunion in 2005.
(Nov 2, 2006)
Danny passed on in Mims, Florida at age 60 ... :(
A wonderful musician and friend
Died as a result of hospitalization - contracted pneumonia.
--Lou Ann De Young
Vehicle accident. She was a great contributor to the reunion committee & was super popular in school. Great personality. She has been sorely missed.
died in viet nam
very good friend. had so much fun in school with him
still think of him often
--Ruth Ann Farnstrom
Married to Garnett Withrow
Married to Rick Smith
--Vivi Ann Mettala
Wonderful husband, father, grandfather and Viet Nam Veteran. A salute to a hero.
Good friend. She has been missed.
--Bettie Lou York
Bestest buddy in school.
Married to Juan Gonzalez
one fine girl
Carol will be missed dearly. Passed away waiting for a donor for kidney.
Dewey was good people. He passed on in Pontiac, MI approx., Thanksgiving...
Killed in Vietnam
(July 15, 1968)
Killed in action (Vietnam) at age 20 by a hostile land mine.
--Virginia (Gini) Hinkley
Died of medical malpractice in Chicago, Ill. Sadly missed by her sisters, Jeanie and Bette Hinkley.
Killed in Vietnam
Cliff passed away from complications during surgery.
Died in Colorado
Killed while serving in Vietnam. He's sadly missed.
Killed in Vietnam
Killed in car accident along with Pat Ford, Craig Crawford and a fourth student I didn't know.
Ken was the Building Official for Commerce Township when he was killed in a plane crash in Northern Michigan in 2003.
He was a vet and he was a retired Police Officer and he will be missed...
Killed in car accident along with Pat Ford, Kent Buffmyer and a fourth student I don't remember.
Another loss to cancer
--Arthur (Terry) Grissom
Died in car accident on Milford Road February 14, 1972. Married to Jeanne Grun. Sadly missed by sister Sue
(May 17, 1994)
Died of lung cancer at the age of 45. Father of 5
Died of breast cancer at the age of 38; way to young to lose a friend. Please, ladies, get your mammograms on a regular basis.
Chuck was good people. He passed in Pontiac, MI...
--John (Johnny) Stewart
(May 5, 1969)
U.S. Army, killed in action in South Vietnam at age 19...
(Jan. 25, 2012)
Margaret (Jane) you will be missed very much, you were just like a sister to me. We grew up together and started and finished school together. I love you
(Dec. 31, 2011)
(Feb 1st, 2010)
He was fun...and will be missed
(Feb 25, 2013)
Cindy passed after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
John became a social worker. He cared about everyone.He is so missed by his family and friends.
--James 'Pat' Gibby
Pat was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and lost his battle in 2008.
(August 1, 2001)
Former lead singer of The Rockets. Dave died of liver cancer at age 49...
Diane was a lot of fun growing up and hanging out with her in our younger years.
Died in San Francisco.
Jeff passed suddenly while bowling in Chicago.
--Charles R. O'Brien
Kurt passed away suddenly at home in Baumholder Germany from complications of a bleeding ulcer.
--Kathleen S. Pelto
--Marilyn Phillips (Atkinson)
Gus passed in one of the Carolinas. Not sure if it was North or South...
(August 4, 1999)
Had a beautiful day getting his boat ready for the weekend, went in to take a shower, died of a brain aneurysm. 48 years old!
--Tim L. Watkins
--Timothy / Tim Watkins
Tim enjoyed Music: He was and accomplished guitarist. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
Died of camcer in St Petersburg,Fla
George passed from a heart attack, leaving behind son Shawn, daughter Becky, granddaughter Hailey, and sadly 2 granddaughters Alora and Linnea whom he never got to meet.
(April 28, 2009)
Died of Breast Cancer. Wife of Jim Thompson (1969)
Mother of Jimmer and Jeni. Grandmother of Ian, Tyke, Gus.
My very best friend in the world, I miss her everyday. My boating and swimming buddy, Sandy Koski 1969. We'll see you in heaven San, love ya, the other San.
Complications of emphzemia
I Miss him every day. April (Sister)
Lost a lifelong battle with mental heath issues.
Rick was considered one of the best wreslter ever at Walled lake. He held the National Record for most pins in one season in 1970. Died 12/26/07 of a heart attack , he was 54
(August 1st, 2001)
David Lee Gilbert of Union Lake was the former lead singer of the rock band, The Rockets.
died in Florida of breast cancer in August 1999.
--James (Jeep) Potter
will be missed forever
--Henry Lawrence 'Larry' West
(March 3, 2005)
Larry went to Walled Lake Central until 1969. He graduated from WL Western in 1970. Married Cheryl Troutman WLW class of '72 in 1973. Passed away after a prolonged illness.
Died from esophogeal cancer. Sadly missed by sister Sue;, esp. his daughter, Katrina,... family and friends.
Dave and his wife mindy passed at different times. sad.
You will always be remembered and missed.
--James (Jeep) Potter
Loved /missed by many and
Had a heart attack while on his lunch hour at work. March 2006
--James donald glass Walled lake centrak
(;une 16 1977)
Son of bud and marlene glass. Had a twin jerry brother dean sister sharon and twins sisters vicky and valerie. Was married to marilynn expecting ther first child 3wks to the day he died....His son christopher is his farhers son wish that jim had met his son....We love and miss him everyday...
A friend i knew all my life. It deeply sadden me as i feel i lost a brother not a friend
My dear friend Teri died after a very courageous battle with lung cancer. She was a tough cookie. I will miss her much, our long chats and her great cooking. Ronda
Dancer, mother, sister, friend, cosmetologist - very much missed
Carol, a dear friend, was sadly taken by a man's hands, her husband, whom, hopefully will spend the rest of his life in prison. She had 2 beautiful daughters. She is sadly missed by family and friends.
--Patricia (Patty) Boddy
Resting in Commerce Cemetery, Union Lake, MI.
Left wife and children. Very, very sad.
Auto accident on a business trip in Ohio, heavy rain. Left behind his wife and soon to be born daughter.
Car accident, Faith left behind a hisband and 2 young children.
passed in his sleep
(Dec 17, 2010)
I remember ya well Rick. You always were very helpful to me when I tried to make the football team...
(17 Dec '10)
Ricky was a star running back for the Vikings varsity football team...
ron passed away due to cancer
(June 6, 2005)
Rodney died of a massive heart attack...
--Albert 'Butch' Richardson
(98 or 99)
Sweetest person, great friend, loving twin sister. Car accident took her short life.
Know Eric died, not sure how. Have heard rumors, but would not want to be wrong about cause of death. He was my first real crush in 5th grade - never forget him.
found out he died in a house fire. A good childhood friend
(April 8th, 2012)
Jerry fought a courageous battle with cancer but ended up losing the war. He will be sadly missed...
House fire took Mike's life...
Debbie was taken away from us too suddenly by the hands of a man that shall spend the rest of his life in prison. She is sadly missed by all.
(may 27 2006)
--Charles 'Chuck' Dunger
He couldn't stand the pain anymore and took his own life. I still miss & love you Bro. Ellen
--Steven 'Big Steve' Garner
Steve was accidentally shot during a basic training drill at boot camp. He was only one week from becoming a private in the army. Our family has missed him.
Big Steve, not little Steve
Mike Bristol and Mike Imhoff, both murdered in 1996 in Tampa. Both were high school coaches
--Victoria (Vicki) Lush
Car wreck near Walled Lake, MI...
Tommy died of accidental asphyxiation, in his car, due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Sadly missed and much loved by his family.
(February 23, 1992)
Sudden neuro endocrine cancer
"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." Rest in peace, my oldest, dearest friend. Ro
(November 13, 1973)
Hit by a car in front of the Little Brown Jug at 17 years old. Dearly missed.
(1974 (i believe))
He was such a great guy and Loved by all who knew him.
(Aug. 24, 1986)
My first husband. I graduated in the class of 1977; WLC. My kids were in the accident with him, but survived.
heart attack while deer hunting in Northern Michigan
(1980 1981 ?)
dave passed from kindey failure
--Rollyn (gene) Darnell
i really miss him. I LOVE YOU and Miss You wish you were here to see what happen now.
I lost a great friend with whom i spent many good times with. life is too short so live it to it's fullest. I miss you kevin.
--Kevin Francis Furlong Furlong
(January 8, 1980)
Lost the best friend I ever had in my life...lost the closest person to my soul....
(dec 1 1976)
after 31 years paul is still greatly missed.
Died right after graduating high school.
still miss you paul k.d.
Rick was loved by so many people as he loved so hard he died of aids we miss him more than words can say I love you rick I think of you every day
(January 21, 2005)
--Joseph 'Joe' Misfud
(July 18, 1996)
She was also known as "Mo". She was such a kind and beautiful person. She left us way to early. She and Denny Ladd both passed away in a car by aphyxiation. Accidental. Maureen left us with a beautiful son, she is still missed.
David was hit by a car while riding a bicycle.
Died suddenly, leaving behind 3 children and a family who miss him dearly.
(June 26, ??)
Sue passed away from ALS. She was a loving and fun friend. She is missed
--Richard (Dickie) Maker
Murder victim, her boy friend killed her in November 1979, he was from WLC also.
very nice person missed by many friends and family
1977 1978 ?
Glen Passed In Waterford Mi.Glen Was A Great Person And A Good Friend. R.I.P.
1977 or 1978
Mike died in a car accident in Colorado.
Died in a high speed car chase on Union Lake Rd.
Jeff passed from heart failure (born with congenital heart defect), sometime in the early-mid 80's, but he lived fully in the short time he had!
Never hesitant to state an opinion or challenge an idea and always a true friend
Died of unknown causes in Peshawar, Pakistan while backpacking through Asia. His favorite quote: "Small wheel turn by the fire and rod, big wheel turn by the grace of God, every time that wheel turn 'round, bound to cover just a little more ground" (The Wheel, The Grateful Dead)
--William (Bill) James
You left us too young and I never got to tell you that I loved you. I truely wanted to be with you forever.L.
--Bryan (B.J.) Scott
Died from a rare form of cancer. Survived by WIfe, Sally and children Steven & Rachel
Denise passed away July 17, 1981 due to an auto accident in Troy.
She was my Sister and best friend, she passed away in her sleep, just went to bed and never woke up. She did not have anything that would of made her die I guess God just needed her up there. She is so very missed everyday by all of her family and 3 boys. Love you Lisa your
Big Sis Sandy Agrusa
He was a nice guy and a great friend. What a loss.
--Johney Taco Gayton
Johney Was iN A Car Acident Coming Back From Concert In Detroit. They Wss Rear Ended.Johney Was Paralized From Neck Down.This Happaned Mid 80s.Johney Died In Early 90s.From Injuries From The Acident.Johney Was A Good Friend And Dearly Missed From Everyone In The Old HOOD.R.I.P. Taco.
Dave was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident. He was a good friend, and the Best Man at my wedding. He is missed every day.
Jamie Ivory died in Florida on December 13, 2006. His hobbies were photography, enjoying nature, environmental action, and exercise. His kind, gentle spirit will be missed. BTI.
Deandra was a wonderful friend, step sister, and mother. She passed away in her sleep from a seizure. She left behind 8 beautiful children, and a step sister who loved and misses her dearly. Her mom, Dorthy Westlake passed away a year later due to lung cancer and pnuemonia. They will both be forever missed. Sleep with the angels mom and sis.
wonderfull wife and mother,she will be missed
Family now lives in Mesa, AZ She did die of cervical cancer
--Donna Lynn Cullen
Donna Lynn Cullen was a beautiful young lady, had so much going for her, was just getting ready to start her freshman year at Walled Lake Central. In the summer just before starting at WLC Donna was at the beach with a friend, when they noticed a man in a truck watching them. They decided to leave and go home, but the man followed behind them in his truck, he then sped up to over 60mph and struck Donna killing her. Donna lives on today due to organ donation, she still sees the world through her eyes and many others have lived better longer lives due to her family's kindness. Donna would have graduated in 1982. I have known her since she was 4 and they had just moved in across the street from us, she came over and introduced herself by telling us her name and age, I will never forget that day nor will I ever forget Donna. My sister to this day is still saying if she hadnt gotten grounded she would have been with them at Cedar Point and may still be with us today. We all love and miss you very much Donna. Sleep with the Angels. Love, Karen and Ruth, your sisters in heart and spirit.
Susan died after a long fight with
Matt was a great friend who served his country proudly. Died tragically in 2011 leaving behind many friends and family
--Kenneth Lee Walker
Keeny Psssed One Year Five Days After His Older Brother Glen Passed.Broken Heart.Keeny Was Good People.
(10 11 2008)
he had two sons Skylar and Drift and one Daughter Destiny.
--Danny (Daniel) James
Danny will is loved and will be missed by many.
Danny is survived by his loving and devoted Mother Nora James/Bragg and Her Husband Earle Bragg(His father Danny James Sr who preceded him in death), His brother Michael and Sister n law Ruth, His loving Wife Gidget their three daughters Bethany,Drifter,Skyler, His Uncle Lenny many other family members and friends.
GOOD BYE MY FRIEND
You truly were an angel sent from God in heaven above.
Your shocking death just broke the hearts of everyone you loved.
When I found out that you had died. I thought that they were wrong.
You were so alive - and then just like that,
you were gone.
A flame blown out in seconds,
Confirming our worst fears -
A light that shines no more on earth
for which we shed many tears.
Prayers are answered everyday. My one for you and your family is the pain goes away.
I pray for your wife and children, family and friends. God stand beside them and give them peace and helps their hearts mend.
It still is quite a shock to me
that you had to die;
But no one will forget you, Including I. We
all Miss you, Rest In peace my friend~Good bye..
(May 10, 2006)
Passed away suddenly. Dearly missed.
--Robert 'Jimmy' Traxler
R.I.P. my best friend/brother. You will be foreve missed and loved by many. I love you your little sis Maria
Was killed in a snowmobile accident outside of Kalkaska, MI.
Kerrie was a great person with a wonderful voice. I miss you Kerrie Andree. She was a person that loved to sing and made friends easy
(87 or 88?)
Dawn Beagle was a great friend of my and she is well missed as well. She had a rare diease I think I can't remember what she had. We were all lucky that she made it through our graduation. We were all lucky to have spent that time with Dawn before she passed away.
We miss you Dawn!!!
A genuinely nice person. He will be missed.
Dave died in a car crash that happened in Commerce Twp, Mi there were two other people in the car with him and they both survived the crash.
Dave was a very popular guy in our class and he is missed big time.
A beautiful person
A wonderful friend who brought so much joy and laughter to all the lives she touched.
He was a great friend and will be missed.
Would have graduated in 1988.
Brian lost his battle with lung cancer.
He was a great friend & an amazing person and he will be deeply missed.
--Derek (derrick) Parvu
She will be missed.
Died of ALS in Asheville, NC
Todd moved to Royal Oak in our Junior year and and graduate from Dondero High School
She is sadly missed every single day
(July 15, 1991)
Jeff was a fun, highly spirited young man, he is missed very much. R.I.P. I may never have another good friend such as he was to me.
(April 24, 2010)
--Albert Roy Hecht
Roy Died Of Heart Failure. Northen Mi
In the line of duty :( What a wonderful young man! My brother Mike's BEST friend and my brother too! Rest in Peace and Protect my brother and Dad Please :) xoxox
--Richard [stich] Burke
(1998 1999 ?)
stich died from swiming accident in wixmon mi. he made a living as a roofer.had two kids zach and emily.three brothers three sisters.dearly missed by many friends.R.I.P. My Brother.
--Roy (Mike) Newcomb
My brother, My Hero No words to decribe such a talented, wonderful person. I love u and miss u along with your two beautiful daughters and Mom and Dad and all sisters May u rest in peace until we meet again.
Full of life, beautiful girl. Tragic car accident took her life, November 6th, 1991.
1994 or 1995
(1998 or 1999 )
missed very much by family
very much missed by family and friends and two kids
Jonathan was a kind young man whose gifts to the world are eternally missed - he passed away from a Brain Tumor on June 29, 1994
Unfortunately the class of 1995 lost one of their brightest stars too soon.
--Valerie Thurston Muncy
(June 9 2006)
died from a rare lung disease dearly missed by all
Bryson was an amazing student who is highly missed
Good brother, best friend. Love you.
Class of 1968
Timothy was a accomplished guitarist.He used to laugh he would play for weddings or divorces if the pay was right. He loved his music his family and his friends. He should have been and comedian he could make you laugh til you cryed.. Tim will be missed by all...
Class of 1978
(@ Thanksgiving 2009)
Clayton was gifted artist, musician, problem solver, dad to Ian and Ivy, husband to Michelle (Northey) and brother to Kevin, Dawn, Darren, Shelynn and Julie.
He died suddenly from an embolism.
He is missed dearly by all who knew him. He lives with Jesus now in paradise as he was promised when he accepted Christ as his Savior.
Coach & Teacher
(February 7, 2011)
EDGINGTON Harry Box 5/1/1931 - 2/7/2011 Harry B. Edgington, of Commerce Township, MI, was born on May 1, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Maurice and Minnie (nee: Pumpelly) Edgington and died peacefully February 7, 2011 at age 79 in the loving care of his family at home. Beloved husband of 59 years to Barbara. Loving father of Bryer (Mark) Asoklis and John. Loving grandfather of Max, Austin and Samuel. Dear brother of Maurice Edgington and the late Patricia Vogel. Harry is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends. Harry was an all-city football player at Toledo DeVilbiss High School. He earned a football scholarship to Ohio State University playing for the legendary Woody Hayes. Harry served in the U.S. Army and was a teacher and coach at Walled Lake Central High School. He was an active member of the Walled Lake School Employees Federal Credit Union, Multi Lakes Conservation Association and Commerce United Methodist Church. Harry loved spending time at the family cabin in northern Michigan. A memorial service will be held Monday, February 14 at the Commerce United Methodist Church (1155 N. Commerce Rd.) at 11 a.m. Friends may visit at the church Sunday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Monday 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church, Legacy Scholarship Fund, Seasons Hospice or the Michigan Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake, MI...
Sarah was my best friend. We knew each other for 50 years. She is missed very much by her best friend, Pam
RIP Uncle Joe
Have heard many wonderful comments about him from his former students.
Papa Joe was the best counselor ever. His memory will live on in all our hearts.
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