Our classmate, Dave Dukeman, has passed away. For those of you that are not on Facebook, here is part of a recent post there.
“[He] served as manager of the College of the Redwoods Bookstore for 25 years. He also worked for more than 35 years as a small engine mechanic at Western Chainsaw in Eureka, which he always considered to be his fun job.”
OBITUARY: David Lee Dukeman, 1945-2017
David Lee Dukeman, age 71, of Eureka, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 21, 2017, surrounded by his wife and sons, after a battle with lung cancer.
Here are a couple of classmate comments:
Neil Obright David was a joy to know in David was a joy to know in high school and I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
|Gerald Miwa: I am profoundly saddened by this news. I was not as close to Dave as some other classmates but, it seemed, every several years we connected as in El Camino, our 25th and 50th reunions and some email exchanges through the years. During these contacts Dave always made me feel welcome and it seemed the years since our high school life had not occurred. I will miss not being able to reconnect with him again. I will miss you Dave.
I am afraid I have to pass on some very sad news.
Derek, Ilona’s husband, passed away on January 1st. I am sure many of you knew Derek, from past reunions.
He had fallen about 3 weeks earlier and was taken to emergency where they found dire health concerns. He was in intensive care for about 2 weeks, then moved to a “recovery facility”. It was more than he could come back from.
Below is a photo taken from a recent reunion in 2014. Derek is in the front row on the right.
I know many of you did attend this year’s edition of the now annual LHS Classes of 1961-1964 Reunion Party last September. But like me, some of you were unable to attend – our bad. From what I understand, once again, Gini Yegsigian hosted an awesome party with great food.
For those of you who did not make it, I have posted a few photos here to give you a little idea what we missed. By the way, collecting and labelling these photos was done by Ron Secory (62).
I suspect it will not be long before the planning for the 2017 edition begins. Stay tuned!
Gini went to Vegas to see Tina’s recent show she and her family put on. Here are her comments and a photo she emailed me.
The band was great. Tina. Phil. 2 daughters Who are soooooo Talented.
The 3rd Annual LHS Class of 1961-1964 Summer Reunion Party, hosted by Gini, is coming faster than you might think. It will be on Saturday, September 24th. Below (and attached) is the latest flyer produced by Ron Secory (62). It contains the information you need to reserve your spot.
Remember, as you send in your reservation to Gini, please email Ron, saying you have done so. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please invite at least one additional friend to the reunion party by forwarding this email or the flyer.
The LHS Class of 1966 is celebrating their 50th Reunion this summer. To cap off their reunion, they are holding an All Alumni Gathering on August 21st, at Alondra Park.
For those of you on Facebook, you may have already seen the event posted on one of the Leuzinger pages. For Facebook members, I believe the link below will get you to the event notice.
For those of you not on Facebook, here are the details for the gathering.
Alondra Park, 3850 W. Manhattan Beach Boulevard Lawndale, CA 90260
Bring own food/drink/chairs, building behind the alumni is the office/bathrooms
A container to collect pocket change/ or $1 to cover the reservation will be on the table, please contribute a little bit.
Join us for the ending of our 50th Reunion!
No Alcohol or Loud Music allowed.