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11/03/10 11:44 AM #48    

Patricia Cruickshanks

Kudos to Wilson Valentine, Barbara Sager and Michael Grossman for their outstanding pictures and uploading them for all of us to enjoy!!  What wonderful new memories we now have, as you have each captured all of these important events on film!!  Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us all!! 


11/03/10 08:21 PM #49    

Paula Woody(Robins)

Hey, Everyone! I just wanted to say that this reunion was a BLAST!!!! I had such a good time...and it was sooooo good to see everyone! Not enough time to catch up with all...but I THINK I talked to just about everyone! Let's put it this way...my feet were killing me...I didn't sit down all night; my butt hurts...from all the dancing; and..I was so hoarse from ALL the talking that I could hardly speak the next day!!!

Our class was really unique if you think about it! 1970...look at all that had happened and was happening!!! We were the the class to take a stand...remember Randy Sager and her famous pants!!!??? We wanted and GOT answers!!!

Thanks to the reunion committee...not enough words to thank you all for the hard work! You did it...you got us all together...and you gave us all some wonderful memories! AND the spirit to get together again in 10 years for the 50th reunion!!!!!

 

Paula


11/07/10 09:07 PM #50    

 

Joel Imburg

Sorry I am so slow in expressing my gratitude to everyone on the reunion committee for a job superbly done.  I had a great time.  Seeing so many people in one place that I have not seen for 30 or 40 years was overwhelming spectacular!   Great seeing all of you and hopefully it will not be another 10 years before I see you again.   

Joel Imburg


11/23/10 05:38 PM #51    

Nancy Peck

Happy Thanksgiving to all and your families! It was so much fun seeing everyone and getting a chance to catch up. 

Take care

Nancy Peck


12/01/10 10:44 PM #52    

Michael Grossman

This was sent to us by Malcolm Howard (Class of 1971):

Stephen Thomas "Tommy" Shiflett, 49, died suddenly Thursday, October 24, 2002, in Los Angeles, California. Tommy grew up in Richmond and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School where he excelled in football, track, and basketball. Receiving a full football scholarship to the University of Richmond, he was a three year starter at offensive guard, helping to lead the team to an AP top twenty ranking and to the Tangerine Bowl in 1973. Tommy graduated with a BA in History in 1974. Pursuing his love of sports and working with young people, Tommy embarked on a teaching and coaching career at Buckingham County High School and later went on to work with students at Lee Davis High School and Thomas Jefferson High School. After leaving teaching, Tommy worked in various capacities with schools in this area until his move to California. There he entered the construction trade, later going on to become president of PAG Construction, Inc. with his beloved friend and partner, Alan Hoffman. There he also met and married Diana Randall and started his family. Tommy never abandoned his love of sports, running marathons and guiding his own children and many others as a coach and mentor in swimming, soccer, football, and basketball. A modest man, who talked little of his own accomplishments, he was State and Junior Olympic backstroke record holder in 1965, All Capitol District fullback linebacker at Thomas Jefferson, and Honorable Mention All Southern Conference in football at University of Richmond. Above all Tommy and his wife, Diana, were devoted to their beloved children and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, local architect W. Charles Shiflett. He is survived by his mother, Jayne T. Shiflett of Powhatan; his wife, Diana; and daughters, Nicole, Brett, and Kylie; son, Dylan, all of California; brothers, Charlie Shiflett and wife, Gwen, Rolfe Shiflett and wife, Julie, all of Powhatan, Ronald Shiflett and wife, Marya of Newport Beach, California; sisters, Grace Myers, Frances Seaton and husband, Chris of Richmond, and Becky Shiflett of Boone, North Carolina; former wife, Deborah Johnston of Richmond; four nephews and eight nieces. Tommy's family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment following the service will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from October 26 to October 30, 2002

 

Stephen Thomas "Tommy" Shiflett


12/17/10 05:22 AM #53    

 

Wilson Valentine

I trust that all of you will have some wonderful times over the next couple weeks.  Stay warm you all on the East Coast, I am going to take a break from winter and spend winter vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Sometimes one just has to warm up and see the sun.


02/14/11 02:28 PM #54    

 

Wilson Valentine

Hello Everyone,

It's Valentine's Day and I get to do things like this.

I hope this day is one filled with communicating with friends, making new friends and making the world a better place.

Today I will be thinking of each one of you and how you have touched my life.  Thank you for being a part of it.

Affectionately,

Wilson


03/09/11 01:02 PM #55    

Michael Grossman

Click on the link below to read about the #1 biscotti baker in our class

http://www.buckshappening.com/bucks-county-biscotti


10/17/11 09:45 PM #56    

Celeste Armstrong

See you @ that reunion in the sky bra-Aloha & condolences to the family! Many thanks to MG (now spelled "GOD" for your continuing excellence on keeping up this website info. I barely have a moment to breathe, so I don't know how you do it - but I think her name is Sharon. Mahalo Michael & Sharon. Aloha, C

 


12/19/11 02:27 PM #57    

Patricia Cruickshanks

     Happy Holidays to all classmates of the Class of 1970!!  If you are traveling this holiday season, please be safe and come home safely.  We don't want to loose any more classmates. 

     Please contact "Missing Classmates" and ask them to sign up on this site, so we can keep in touch with them!!

     Happy Hannaka and Merry Christmas to you and your families!!

      Patricia Cruickshanks

 

 


02/14/12 12:33 PM #58    

Michael Grossman

If you follow the link below you will read a very interesting story about a classmate, Dave Hazlett, that somehow got lost in cyberspace. Harold Wilkerson attempted to post the article around the time of our reunion and where it ended up is anybody's guess. Thanks to Dave and Harold for contacting me and giving the story a second chance to viewed by the rest of us. I will also post the link on the website because for some reason, also unknown to me, there are classmates registered on the site who don't receive these mass e-mails. If your e-mail address has changed, please let us know.

http://home.comcast.net/~WesthamptonPG/tj/springsteen/tj_springsteen.html

 


02/14/12 08:56 PM #59    

 

Joel Imburg

I was wondering what happened to my buddy Dave.   We hung out and had  some good times.   I remember well him saying, while we watched Bruce perform on the parking deck downtown, that guy is going to be very famous some day.    Just wait and see!    

Well Hazy Davy, you were right hundred times over.   Glad to hear you are still into music.   Take care my friend.

Joel Imburg 


02/19/12 08:27 PM #60    

Michael Grossman

BUFORD, Robert Strother, of Richmond and Gloucester Banks, Virginia, died on February 2, 2012. He was born on May 2, 1923, the third son of Elizabeth Lanier Dunn and Algernon Sidney Buford Jr., of Richmond. Bobby graduated from St. Christopher's School and attended Virginia Military Institute until he was called to active duty in World War II. He married the former Mary Butler Pollard "Polly" prior to departing overseas. Attempting to return to VMI following the war, he was informed he would be required to live in barracks even though he was newly married with a young son. Bobby declined that kind offer and elected to continue his education with Polly by his side at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Polly and Bobby settled in The Fan District in Richmond, living on West Avenue for 34 years and raising four children. Bobby began his career as a civil engineer working for the C&O Railroad and then joined Baskerville and Sons before becoming a partner with Torrence Dreelin Farthing & Buford (TDF&B). He retired form TDF&B in 1985. Bobby and Polly moved to Lexington, Virginia, for 11 years, returning to Richmond in 1996, where they lived at The Hermitage at Cedarfield. Polly predeceased him (in 1997), as did his brothers, A. Sidney Buford III and Lanier D. Buford. Bobby married the former Jane Guthrie Valentine. Bobby and Jane enjoyed living at Cedarfield and visiting their second home at Mattawan in Hanover County for 14 years. Bobby was proud of his service as Mayor of West Avenue and President of The Gloucester Banks Association, as well as his other professional, civic and personal achievements. He is survived by his wife, Jane; his daughter, Molly P. Buford (Jamie Dickerson, deceased); sons, A. Sidney Buford, Lewis B. Buford and wife, Sandy, and Robert S. Buford Jr. "Rob" and wife, Barbara Iason. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christoper Buford, Lucy and Rob Ricca, Will Buford, Lindsay and Mark Wheeler and Emily Buford and fiance David Levesque; and one great-grandchild, Kevin Ricca. He is also survived by his long-time friend, Russell Jones and wife, Lizabeth, and their son, William. In addition, he is survived by two stepchildren, Beth Conley and Wilson Valentine and spouses; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 6, at St. James's Episcopal Church, followed by interment in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice .

Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from February 4 to February 5, 2012

 


02/20/12 12:16 AM #61    

 

Wilson Valentine

First and foremost, Robert "Bobby" Buford was Sidney Buford's father; Sidney was a member of our class too.

WV


02/14/15 04:54 PM #62    

Patricia Cruickshanks

I would like for the 45th Reunion to be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015.  The weather is still warm during this time.  The later you go into October and into November, you run the risk of Hurricanes and additional bad weather.  If this weekend does not work with the majority, I would go to late September, and NOT into November.  Just sayin'.


02/16/15 09:46 AM #63    

Ondina Diez (Liner)

45th Reunion:  Oct 17th works for me. I cannot do November. Keep in mind that the UCI World Road Cycling Championship takes place Sept 19th through Sept 27th. 


02/16/15 01:44 PM #64    

Craig Silbert

Oct. 17th works for me...


02/24/15 07:11 AM #65    

 

Bruce Stuart

I was unable to attend 40, but hope to make 45, if there is one. Unfortunately, only the last weekend in September or first weekend in October will work. Take care, friends.


08/30/15 12:18 PM #66    

Randi Plotkin (Saunders)

Wanted to come but have a wedding to go to for a TJ alumni's daughter, Debby Dascher.  Have a great time.  Randi P. Saunders

 

 


10/16/15 08:53 AM #67    

Susan Cohen

Looking forward to tomorrow night to all planning on attending or 45th reunion!

See you there!

Susan Cohen

 


10/17/15 05:02 PM #68    

Rich Armstrong

I have always thought of TJ, 1970 as being my class.  I had to leave there in Sept. of 1969 for a new home in California.  Wish I could have been there to see those I grew up with.  Congrats on life.


10/18/15 02:17 PM #69    

Patricia Cruickshanks

Bruce Stuart, We had a WONDERFUL time, last night, at our 45th Reunion.  We are going to come up with a date, for the 50th, as soon as possible, so YOU can put that on your Calendar, and be there!!  :)


10/20/15 02:40 PM #70    

Steve Edmonds

Thanks to the Reunion Committee for putting on a great 45th Reunion.  Ellen and I had a blast.  It was great seeing everyone!

Steve


11/22/15 07:16 PM #71    

Rich Armstrong

Does anyone know the history on Rosie Simon or Laurie Lindeman??

 


11/23/15 11:02 AM #72    

Patricia Cruickshanks

Rich, Rozie Simon Walker still lives in the Richmond area.  See her Profile on this site and you can send her an email on her Profile page.


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