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In Memoriam
Monongahela Class of 1959

Classmates we will never forget....

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Charles Anderson
Timothy Bartkus
Josephine Blackburn Dunbar
Charles Byers
Jack Cairns
Bob Casler
Bill Charlton
John Coltigirone
Connie Conrad
James Corwin
Linda Curcio Sichi
Charles Cushey
Ernest Devey
Betty Efaw
Samuel Foertsch
Charles Fritch
Bonne Franceshi Milton
Joseph Frye
Ron Gatto
James Gentry
James Hallam
Wanda K. Hillman Burnisky
Donald Inks
James Kirschner
Nancy Koch Smith
Joann Lacktash
Ruth Lauder Kozusko
Robert Leyda
Richard Louttit
Donald Lutes
Ronald Marraccini
Steve Mavrovich
Patrica Morgan Hartman
Cynthia Myers
Paul G. Neidermeyer
Larry Putnak
Briener Porter
James Pulford 
Juanita Rice Subasick 
James Robertson
Joe Rullo
Scott Schreiner
Theresa Sieghman Carr
Shelton Smith
Nancy Stokes Lange
David Thomas
Angerlee Veada
Earl Walker
Shirley Wynn
Jane Zanardelli
Edward Zewe
Patricia Ziemba Swanson 

Our Teachers

William F. Ermlick Jr., 82, died March 14, 2008.  Mr. Ermlick was an alumnus of California University, West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University. He began his teaching career as a social studies teacher at Monongahela High School where he subsequently became assistant principal.

Our gym teacher, Ruth E. Nevin, 89, died on her birthday, Jan. 16, 2008.  She was a 1940 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a B.S. degree in health and physical education and earned a master's of education degree in 1948 from the University of Pittsburgh. Ms Nevin retired after 35 years of service at Monongahela High School.
 
Anna Belle Sweeney Weddell, 92, of Monongahela, died Sept. 12, 2006.  She was a beloved French teacher and an inspiration to many. 
 
Mary Ann Pesognelli, 94, died Saturday, June 27, 2009. She was born on Feb. 22, 1915, in Monongahela, earned her teaching degree from California State Teachers College and taught school for 36 years; she started her teaching career at Mariana, then went on to Monongahela Junior High School.

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