A short Video about how his grave was found
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In 2008, we lost three of our classmates who still lived either in the old home town or close to it. We also lost another who lived in Massachusetts. Maybe you knew them well and maybe you didn't, but we thought we'd take a moment to remember them.
Linda Jean Van Houten (Dunn) - Linda grew up on Haroldson Place in Pompton Lakes, as best I can recall. At her death she was living in Haskell. She worked for Eagle Ambulance for twenty years retiring in 2006. She was a volunteer, life member and EMT for the Wanaque First Aide Squad. She leaves behind her husband, three sons and a daughter and seven grandchildren. Her yearbook caption caption read: Fun loving, yet serious ... enjoys helping others and giving advice ... active in home economics projects. Enjoys driving and attending football games ... a reliable friend. Her goal was to become a nurse.
Greg Horsky - Greg lived and worked in Pompton Lakes. He passed away suddenly on December 6, 2008. He was in the Air Force during Viet Nam and was a member of the American Legion. He leaves behind a son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons. His wife predeceased him in 1996. His yearbook caption read: Seemingly unassuming to those who don't really know him well ... close friends are familiar with his amiable personality ... can usually be seen bowling or tinkering with his car. His goal was to be a mechanic.
Charles Severs (Chas) - Chas also lived in Pompton Lakes and was retired on disability and military pensions. He passed away suddenly on August 26, 2008. Chas was an active member of the VFW in Pompton Lakes and could be seen by all who knew him behind the bar at the VFW Hall serving members and friends. He leaves behind two daughters. His yearbook caption read: Characterized by a quick wit ... an effusive conversationalist ... a math and history whiz ... a man who knows what he wants ..."And the T-bird". Chas's goal was to be an engineer. He and Freddie Shaw were always mistaken for each other. Now Freddie has nowhere to hide.
Catherine M. (Scully) Buffa - of Thayer Pond Rd., North Oxford MA, died Wed. Oct. 8, 2008 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Peter Buffa who died in 1995. Catherine had been employed as a bank teller for many years at several banks in the Milford, PA area. She was born June 15, 1946 in New Rochelle, NY the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Sidman) Scully and was a graduate of Pompton Lakes High School, Pompton Lakes, NJ. She had been a resident of Milford, PA before moving to North Oxford in 2002. She had no children and is survived by her brother and sister and nieces and nephews. Her yearbook caption read: Pleasant and industrious...a quiet miss until something really interests her...never too busy to listen...courtesy and charm measured just right...shine of sincerity. Her goal was to be a secretary.
To our knowledge we have now lost 17 members of the class of '64.
I've been asked by many classmates to provide a list of the other members of our class who have gone before us. Sam and I are compiling information on them all and I will post as much as I can within the next week.
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