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Austintown Fitch class of 1944 holds 67th reunion

September 16, 2011
Special to the Town Crier
At the 67th reunion of the Austintown Fitch High class of 1944, 13 class members were in attendance. They were first-graders in 1932, the same year that Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the United States, and twelve years later, as the class graduated, President Roosevelt was still in office. Nineteen boys left their junior and senior years to join the military during World War II. Two of them, Richard Howley and Jack Moan, lost their lives in service to their country.

Of the members attending their 67th reunion, ten started first grade together and finished high school together: Elaine Barber Zedek, Letha Baker Brobst, Marjorie Brown Gessner, Eileen Crum Schulz, Hope Gettman Fairbanks, Chester Clark, Walter Holbrook, Howard Hann, Ray McClain and Jack Siersdorfer.

Marjorie Gessner was chairman of this year's event, and Eileen Schulz was secretary. Special guests were Austintown Superintendent of Schools Vince Cololuca and Director of Instruction Dan Bokesch.

The classmates are already planning their 68

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Attending the 67th reunion of Austintown Fitch High School's class of 1944 are (seated) Betty Wehr Nobile, Elaine Barber Zedek, Ray McClain, Hope Gettman Fairbanks, Olga Jakubec Pabst and Howard Hann, and (standing) Jack Siersdorfer, Mary Louise Adams Bickerstaff, Leatha Baker Brobst, Marge Brown Gessner, Chester Clarke, Jim Albertar and Dorothy 'Dot' Fee Bishop.



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