How could we forget our Principal, Sam Upton ?
This page contains various items passed along
concerning Central High past, present and future ?
You may imagine the comments coming from the school office,
the webmaster, or even from … ol’ Sam Upton, himself.
– Please scroll down this page –
Below is our New Style S T A T S REPORT
The previous one has been adjusted – but these numbers
tell the current picture of our List -Three (L-3) categories.
– Notice the most recent Update: –
The Ever-Changing “List-Three” STATS of our Combined Central High Class
324 Total Members – (155 Members from 1952 & 169 Members from 1953)
CATEGORY .COMBINED . 1952 . 1953
Deceased * . 148. ……….. 80 . 68
Missing Members .32 . ………. 16 . 16
Inactive …. . . 7 . ………. 2 . 5
Now Gone 187 98 . 89
Still Current 137 . 57 . 80
.324 . Most Recent Update by BOR:
. . . . . Dec. 06, 2019
. . . . . Ken Cox * d. Dec. 03, 2019
We are sorry to announce the passing of Classmate
KEN COX ’52
Jan 15, 1934 – Dec. 3, 2019 Age 85
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See ALSO information on “WE REMEMBER” page.
The “Roger B. Chaffee – Aviator Ad Astra” film documentary
DID show on PBS TV on November 20th in the Grand Rapids Area.
(It may? be on TV again – before the end of the year.)
We may be DOWNSIZNG our CHS Website soon.
(See note near the bottom of the “Committee” page.
JOYCE (CAIN) GOTHMAN Class of 1952
HAS M O V E D !
She thoroughly enjoyed living in Michigan
and selling fine homes here by the scores, . . . but in,
in September, she moved to the Sunshine State of F L O R I D A
where clouds and cold are less, and sunny days are agreeable – in many ways.
We are all sorry to have Joyce leaving us, after all these years on the
CHS Combined Committee, an participating so effectively in our many class reunions.
We will miss you, dear girl, but will remain in touch with email, and the CHS Website.
MORE NEWS FROM MR. UPTON’S OFFICE:
We have learned that the
CHAFFEE FILM DOCUMENTARY
commissioned by Commander Tompson, and
to be done by Daniel Deal ~ AFE:
is now complete – and is being made public at this time
It Aired on WGVU TV on November 20tth Ch. 35-3.
“Roger B. Chaffee . . . Aviator Ad Astra.”
Meanwhile, …. you may see a SAMPLE
of this artist’s style by looking at his previous work;
” A SALUTE TO HONOR “
currently displayed on our “Random Photo” page.
Posted: Sept. 20, 2019 – Updated Nov. 21.
LOSS OF CENTRAL HIGH GRADUATES: et al.
Class Member deaths are posted in this area
generally for about thirty days. Other Classes or
family members may be posted for a shorter duration.
See the “SPOTLIGHT” then “LATEST OBITUARIES”
then “VIEW ALL OBITUARIES” and scroll down the list.
Back-Arrow will return you to this CHS Website
WE HAVE LEARNED
(for those of you with time on your hands, and an interest in Learning)
that by clicking on the ABOVE M-Live Obituaries . . . .
you will also have access to a great amount of STUFF,
found in the Grand Rapids PRESS.
But you must wait patiently for things to load.
(Then use the Back Arrow, or Close Box to exit the Obits
and return to our Central High Website.
If curious, about which of our ‘Combined’ Class Members have passed on,
there is a complete list of DECEASED on the “Class Members” page
Thanks to David R. Korff for our website format-creation, analysis reports,
and his expert and ongoing supervision of this useful device for Central High School.
Thanks also for his solving our occasional website difficulties and keeping us registered.
ANOTHER NEW NOTE . . . . F. Y. I.
If you happen to notice a blank space on one of these web pages
that contains only a small icon box, with a black “X” in it, . . . .
this means a photo that happens to be “Slow Loading” or;
perhaps by some odd situation has become LOST.
If you find such and item, and are unable to load the graphic
please contact the Webmaster, and let him know.
For Central High 53 / 53 Website
GOOGLE ANALYTICS AUDIENCE OVERVIEW
For ‘ S E P T E M B E R ‘ 2019
USERS – 86 NEW USERS – 70
SESSIONS – 147 PAGE VIEWS – 573
Ses. per user – 1.71 Avg. Duration 04:32 min.
New Users 76.1% / Returning Users 23.9%
Language English 74 = 86.5% / c. 6 = 6.98% / Zh. Cn 6 6.98%
Highest Usage Days: 9/9 9/14 9/23 & 9/27
N O T E S
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Additional Notes Below
Mr. Hap’s SECOND Grandson
Aidan J. Korff ~ Troop 345
Received his Eagle Scout Rank on November 24.
Two down now; and one more to go – perhaps next year
Our School’s Year Book
truly a keepsake.
Space for future notes and information
If YOUR information
changes, … please call our records-keeper / webmaster; “Hap”
Mr. Hecker at 616 451 – 8855
We welcome your contacting us with QUESTIONS,
or news concerning any combined class activity.
m. = missing
i. = inactive
active mailing list ( as seen in the 2018 Membership Directory )
say “Hi”, but also to help keep your records up to date.
Who is that man ….. (below)
sitting so sedately at his office desk ?
” Is there anyone in the hall – waiting to see me ? “
It is probably a ‘house’ phone used to contact the boiler room and other offices.
(or perhaps the cafeteria to order a special sandwich for lunch ? )
….. AND THIS, from the Front Office …..
A word from the management of our Joint Class:
We are acutely aware that many of our members now struggle with
age and a variety of health issues. We sympathize with each of you as
we suddenly find ourselves dealing with this thing called ‘aging’
Please take good care of yourselves, and follow your doctor’s advice,
as well as your own good CHS common sense. Our wish for each of you
is for healing and good health – both now and in the future.
We care about each of our members, and their families.
Best wishes 52 & 53 ~ throughout the year,
Special mention to our twenty students who
married twenty from the other class.
Our reason for combining 52 & 53
Dave and Jan (Oppenhuizen) Thompson
General Chairmen for the Combined CHS Class; 1952 & 1953