In Memoriam
We remember our friends and classmates lost too soon. They are missed. We honored them as part of our Reunion Event on Saturday evening, May 14, at Normandie Farm with this tribute video: 

If a friend is deceased and not included here, please Add a Memorial below providing the name with graduation name as appropriate. If we've mistakenly listed someone here, we apologize for the error and will make corrections as soon as reunion organizers are informed. 

Please note that Thomas J. Oakley was mistakenly listed here, and has personally notified us that he is alive and well.

Karen Akers

Deceased Date: 2004-10-26
Death confirmed by Gallaudet alumnae office director from Carol Carlson Tipton.  
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Robert Alexander Arbuckle

Deceased Date: 2006-11-26
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Walter Gerald Avery

Jay Terry - January 28th, 2016
I grew up with Walter and his older brother Jacky from 4th grade through High School. He was the only person I stayed in touch with from WJ. We used to get together every Christmas when we were visiting home.

 I was a Pallbearer at his funeral. A very sad experiance. I think of him often, especially around Chrismas when I imagine how we would be catching up on our lives and our families.

Larry Gordon - December 18th, 2015
Walt and I played a lot of golf together in '65 and '66.  We were on the golf team together, and he was really good.  He was runner-up in the Maryland state junior and was club champion at Bethesda Country Club.  He also qualified for the United States Golf Assn national junior championship, something I was never able to do.  He and I went head to head twice in the Bethesda CC junior championship, and it was only luck that I got the better of him.  As I recall, he went to Georgia Tech, but lost track of him after high school.

Richard "Bruce" Baker

Deceased Date: 2023-12-07
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George Richard (Rick) Barse

Deceased Date: 2001-01-21
- - January 21st, 2001
Rick Barse, the founder, leader, composer and keyboardist of the very first
Washington, DC area progressive rock band, GRITS, died on Sunday, January
21st. 2001. He had cancer.

While not very well known outside of DC, even now, due to the fact that the
band never released any recordings during the band's 10 year lifespan
(1970-80), Grits was tremendously popular locally during the early to mid
1970s, and actually earned a living (meagre as it was) as musicians. This
despite the fact that to *earn* that living, they mostly played at bars &
nightclubs - yet were somehow able to transcend the fact that they played all
original music of EXTREMELY high musical quality and sophistication. They
played wonderful music - and people actually listened and responded to them!

If not for the inspiration provided by the music of Grits and The Muffins
(whose leader, Dave Newhouse, has gone on record that Rick's work with Grits
were a tremendous source of inspiration to him), I would not be here in my
office typing these words. There would be no Cuneiform Records and no Wayside

I didn't know Rick particularly well - when I began to gently pester him in
the mid 80's about the possibility of releasing some of the old Grits
material on Cuneiform, he *might* have recognized me as "that kid who was
often in the audience, staring with his mouth open in disbelief"! When he
finally *did* allow me to release some of the material, I got to know him a
little better, but he was always rather a private person to me - I think that
even though he was rightfully proud of his musical work, the pain of all
those years of struggle never left him, and he was of two minds about their
release: both extremely proud that they *finally* came out, but still pained
by the years of work that were ultimately for naught - at least as far as a
"career" inelt I owed Rick's memory and inspiration these few moments.

Thank you for your indulgence.


Steve Feigenbaum
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David Baughan

Deceased Date: 2012-12-19
David Martin Baughan died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on December 9, 2012. He was born to Robert and Eleanor Baughan in Chelsea, Massachusetts on February 13, 1949. A graduate of Harvard University, he served two years in the Navy before going to West Virginia Medical School to become a family practice physician. He practiced in various locations until he finally settled in Olympia and joined the Group Health Cooperative. An advocate for health care reform, he appeared on local television programs to represent that cause.

In addition to his practice of medicine, his life-long passion was writing and acting. He was active in drama from high school through college and most recently wrote, directed, and acted in the play The Basketweaver, performed by the Olympia Little Theater in February of 2011. David was also an avid hiker and camper. He was most at home when he could be out in nature with his partner, Kelly Gallemore.

David is survived by his parents; his son, Jeremie; his daughter, Bristol; his partner, Kelly, and his brothers, George and Tom.

David's life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Saturday, February 16 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 145 W. Springfield Rd. in Springfield, PA 19064. There will be a luncheon immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Olympia Little Theater, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia, WA 98506 or the Harlequin Theater, 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501.

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Gregory Bayor

Birth Date: 1948-07-14
Deceased Date: 2023-07-29

July 14th, 1948 - July 29th, 2023
Gregory (Greg) A. Bayor of Tampa, FL, passed away on Saturday July 29, 2023 after a courageous 6 years battle with cancer. Family was with him at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Virginia (Gini) Gambrill Bayor of Tampa; Sister, Suzannah Andrews Barrie (Ian) of Alto,MI; Brother, Patrick Kennedy Bayor (Carey) of Bradenton, FL; Sister, Elizabeth Bayor Stahler (Gregory) of Wheaton, IL; Sister, Christiane Bayor Brennan (Timothy) of Seattle, WA; Aunt, Phyllis Minniear Franzman of DeMotte, IN; Sister-in-Law, Linda Gambrill Brace of Ijamsville, MD; numerous Nieces & Nephews as well as best friends, Timothy Armbrecht of South Amboy, NJ & William (Biff) Pierce Brown of Long Neck, DE.

Greg was born in Gary, IN on July 14,1948 (aka Bastille Day - which made his French descent Grandfather very happy) to Doris Minniear Bayor & Charles Richard Bayor.

In a career spanning 39 years, Greg provided thousands upon thousands of children & adults with quality programs & special events as Director of Recreation & Parks for the Cities of Rockville, MD; Elgin, IL; Baltimore, MD and Montgomery County, MD culminating with his retirement in late 2017 from the City of Tampa after restructuring the Department, beginning with the redesign of the department logo.

He successfully guided the construction of the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Some other projects included the renovation of the Roy Jenkins Pool; the creation of Water Works Park & the innovative Perry Harvey Park. He brought the Cal Ripken,Sr Foundation to Tampa to create two parks for At Risk Youth - Baseball at Sulphur Springs & a Multi-Purpose Field at the Glazer Family Field at NFL Y.E.T. Center.

He was extremely proud of the award winning dance & gymnastics teams. Having played Lacrosse at the University of Baltimore he was thrilled to introduce the sport into the program to enthusiastic participants, most of whom had never seen it played. The Stay to Play Program which he created to keep Rec Centers open until midnight during the summers, kept at-risk youth not only safe, but provided meals, often the only meal attendees would receive in a day. He felt it was one of his most important accomplishments.

Greg earned the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 14. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia & the University of Baltimore where he played soccer & lacrosse. He was President of the Alumni Association & a Member of the Board of Governors. He was also a former Member of the Board at the acclaimed Lowry Park Zoo (now, Zoo Tampa) & at the Museum of Science & Industry.

Greg's passion for all things golf is well documented, not only as a student of the game but his redesigns of three public courses and a stint as an assistant golf course superintendent after college. He was an avid skier & fisherman & an artist who dabbled in many media. In retirement he ventured into woodturning creating beautiful bowls & pens which he gifted to family & friends.

Greg was known for his creativity, his love of the Baltimore Ravens, his sense of humor & practical jokes, organizing special events, both personal & professional & as the Cool Uncle to his family & Peter Pan to his wife.

Celebrations of Life to be held in Tampa & Maryland at later dates.

Donations in Greg's Honor may be made to Feeding Tampa Bay or Moffitt Cancer Center.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bayor family.
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William Charles Benton

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Jill E. Filipczyk (Bloomquist)

Deceased Date: 2013-07-02

JILL BLOMQUIST FILIPCZYK (Age 65)      On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Jill Elizabeth Blomquist Filipczyk of Chevy Chase, MD, passed away peacefully in Washington, DC. She was the beloved wife of 41 years of Boleslaw C. Filipczyk, Jr.; dear mother of Kathleen Jane Filipczyk Howard of Rockville, MD; mother-in-law of Stephen Thomas Howard; devoted grandmother of Hannah Patricia Howard and Heidi Cecilia Howard; sister of C. William Blomquist of Potomac, MD, Jack Blomquist, formerly of Frederick, MD and Jane Blomquist Shell of Washington, DC. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Jill's name.    Published in The Washington Post on July 7, 2013         Here is a link to the wj1966 website to see the picture of Jill in 1966....

Norris Hillery - February 3rd, 2016
Jill did so much to ensure the 2006 Reunion went successfully.  It was a great pleasure to work with her then.  With much sadness, she will not be at our 50th and enjoy her friends again.

Allen J. Brands Jr.

Deceased Date: 2010-02-16
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