Woodward High School

Class Of 1960

Woodward High School

Cincinnati, Ohio

*****NEWSNEWS Updated 9 Oct 2017 NEWSNEWS*****




October 7, 2017

It was outstanding that so many could come for a 75th birthday party – some from as far away as California! Happy Birthday Mary Curtis - 7 Oct 2017. Say what, you think there was another reason for the party?

Jim Wells told me he worked 46 years stopping lives and preventing disease, he’s a prophylactic ... no, no, wait – he saved lives and prevented disease – he was a nurse. (No one should drink this early).

Tony Krueger, as Curator for the William Woodward Memorial Museum, has borrowed the Honschopp painting of “our” Woodward and will be displaying it in the Museum.

Finally, the 2nd Edition of THE WAY IT WAS, Nostalgic Tales of HotRods and Romance is now available. This, my latest work, contains previously unpublished fiction and true escapades and many new illustrations and photographs. These historically & technically correct stories are void of graphic sex, violence and explicit language and most contain a romance angle and all lack politics/editorializing.

If you’re entertained by reading you’ll like these – if not, it’s a great bathroom book ‘cuz each story is only about 10 minutes long. Every reunion I’ve attended since our 40th (including those for ‘59 & ‘61), I always hear in my mind’s ear, Mrs. (Lois) Keefe’s comment when referring to Woodward during the late 50s and early 60s: “Those were some of the best years of my life.” Ours too, Mrs. Keefe, ours too. See ya at the 60th in 2020!



Carol Alter Fletcher
Leatrice (Diggie) Barr Pesakoff
Janet Bertram Van Outer
Bill Blum
Walter Bohl
Gail Bookman Berwald
Lynne Brill George
Ronald Brown
Nancy Bryant Webster
Sandy Clayland Hamilton
Jim Cohen
Mary Curtis Ashong
Robert Degroff
Jeffrey Deutsch
AJ Friedman
Nat Friedman
Michael Fulton
Kathy Goertemiller Barber
Barry Goldhoff
Deneal Gottesman
Harold Guttman
Bill Kissinger
Chuck Klein
Tony Krueger
Sidney Lieberman
George Louiso
Joanne Luerman Swanson
Jim Luken
John McGehee
Frank Meenach
Diane Mitman Bongard
Bill Moorman
Vivian Morgan
Larry  Morgan
Robert  Morrison
Cherie Moskowitz Rosenstein
CAROL Murray Duebber
Donald Newman
Arthur Owen
Doug Parker
Barbara Ringhand White
Barry Ross
Elaine Ruskin
Jerry Sapadin
David Simmons
Frank Slesnick
Garda Sommer Mann
Harry Sterling
Barbara Swillinger Wittenbaum
Richard Tessendorf
Harry Webster
Jim Wells
Larry Yates
Fred Zigler
Paula (Capi) Zoller Tessendorf


Where: Montgomery Inn,


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P.O. Box 37208
Cincinnati, OH 45222-0208




Joanne Honschopp (WHS'61) was commissioned to create
this significant work of art depicting the era of our Woodward days.
The impressionistic, acrylic on canvas is titled:
"Spring Morning, 1960 WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL." This original
art work was exhibited at the 50th reunion and prints were
given to each classmate attendee. The 24x30 painting,
will be donated to the William Woodward Memorial Museum at a later date.
Once hanging in the school display room, it will surely immortalize
our class and our teenage years at Woodward.



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17 Dec 2013

As noted in a previous e-mail message (12 Dec 2013), there are a number of Woodwardites Who get together. Here is what I have so far:

Bill Moorman (wjmoorman@gmail.com) has been arranging informal monthly dinners (last Wednesday of each month) for any ‘59, ‘60 or ‘61 Woodwardite.

 Sid Lieberman (scllaw@hotmail.com) plans a number of weekly luncheons. 

Stuart Hodesh (stuart@hodesh.com) sets up a monthly luncheon also for any grad.
Bill Thornton (wgthornton@zoomtown.com), WHS ‘57, is the contact for members (all classes) of the fraternity: PHI BETA GAMMA. This is an irregular function that meets for lunch 3-4 times per year. 


Karen FRANKLIN Simmons (karensimmonds1@gmail.com) & Donna Ullner (dlullner@yahoo.com) do a Florida mini-reunion every year in February. 

Classmate friends: Though some of us reconnected after reaching . . . an older age, a few virtually met for the first time at a reunion and then became close while others have been friends and in contact since our days at Woodward (and before). It's astounding, unique and just plain fun. Is our class different? Maybe, maybe not. Remembrance of our roots is the conduit that forces the realization that high school classmates have the same Judeo-Christian values; have shared the same formative-years experiences and - like ourselves - are someone we'd enjoy being friends with.  We're more akin to brothers and sisters than siblings.

Just for fun, I'm posting a list of Woodwardites who've visited me at one and/or both of my farms (Cedar River Farm, Switzerland County, IN, 1977-1993 // Kamp Klein Farm, Brown County, OH, 2006 - Present):

Annette Margolis Klein ('61)
Jimmy Cohen ('60)
Alex Wilson ('59)
Stan Zappin ('60)
Ginger Tietmeyer Zappin ('61)
Howard Schrager ('60)
Bill Kissinger ('60)
Ben Cohen ('60)
Tony Krueger ('60)
Dick Klein ('61)
Larry Osky ('61)
Glenn Michaelson ('60)
Sid Lieberman ('60)
Janet Margolis Lieberman ('65)
Herb Margolis ('61)
Jeff Deutsch ('60)
Charlie Campbell ('59)
Jim Getz ('61)
Bobbie Swillinger Wittenbaum ('60)
Mike Hesse ('60)
Bill Miller ('60)
Judy Smith Miller ('60)
Ron Brown ('60)
Fred Zigler ('60)
Gerry Sapadin ('60)
Barry Ross ('60)
Pete Leeds ('60)
Jim Sachs ('60)
Jackie Golding Sachs ('61)
Ed Moser ('55)
Skip Korb ('61)
Nat Friedman ('60)
Peggy Rich Friedman('65)
Myron Schwartz ('60)
Bart Fogel ('60)
Bill Duning ('61)
Janie Brucher Duning ('61)
Barbara Lauterbach Ruxton('61)
Mickey Hoffman ('60)
Joanne Honschopp Lausche ('61)
Bruce Fister ('60)  
Melissa McGregor Fister ('61)

*   If you don't see your name on the list . . . when can I add it?

*   If you're on the list, when are you coming back?

If I've missed someone, please let me know.