Oxon Hill High School
Class Of 1961
This page will contain news about our classmates, teachers and others of interest to all:
Posted 4/14/2012 - Received the sad news from our classmate Al Hughes regarding the death of our teacher Richard A. Nicodemus on April 7, 2012, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. His obituary follows:
Richard A. Nicodemus, 79, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Heartland of Martinsburg.
Born June 1, 1932, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Francis & Marie Audrey Kearns Nicodemus.
He was employed as a teacher in Jefferson County and Oxon Hill, Maryland for 30 years.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served in Germany, and was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a number of cousins. Services and interment are private. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com .
Posted 4/11/2012 - It is with great sadness that we report the death of our classmate, Priscilla Gossett (Mowery), who passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Leesburg, Virginia. Her obituary, which appeared in the Washington Post today , April 11, 2012, follows below. Our hearts go out to her family and friends.
PRISCILLA L. MOWERY
PRISCILLA LORENE MOWERY (Age 68)
Of Ashburn, Virginia passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Leesburg, VA. Mrs. Mowery was born June 27, 1943 in Hendersonville, NC to the late Jesse E. Sr. and Virginia L. Cooper Gossett. A brother, Jesse E. Gossett, Jr., also predeceased her. She worked 28 years with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department before retiring in 1995 and pursuing another 15 years with the Herndon Virginia Police Department. Mrs. Mowery had a great love for her family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.
****3/19/2012 - Just received the sad news that our teacher Nicholas Bush passed away on January 16, 2012 in Maryville, Tennessee. Please see his obituary below:
Nicholas Bush, age 87, of Maryville, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012, at Parkwest Medical Center. He served in the Army Air Corps in England during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Milica Bush. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nana Mae Bush; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and John Bakelaar; sons and daughter-in-law, Milton and Adrienne Bush and Robert Bush and partner, Stuart Brown; granddaughters, Anna Staples, Joanie Bakelaar, Marlayna Bush, and Elyse Bush; great-grandson, Nicholas Mackey; great-granddaughter, Brianna Staples; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather 11:00 AM Friday, May 18, 2012, at East Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery for the inurnment, Rev. Kenneth Tucker officiating. Arrangements provided by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, (865) 982-6041, www.millerfuneralhome.org.
****2-28-2012 - Received this news and obituary regarding our coach and teacher James Matthews who passed away on February 22, 2012, from John & Sherry Kirby, OHHS Class of 1959.
**** 12/20/2011 My husband, Tom May, (OHHS Class of 1959) received this email from Ron Roland (OHHS Class of 1960) regarding Bill Johnson (OHHS Band Director). This should be of interest to all, especially those who were in the band. Bill Johnson was important in many of our lives and I am sure he would love to hear from you. Mary Ann May
**** 11/19/2011 See Bob Stone's announcement on the Homepage regarding a multiple class mini reunion/ birthday breakfast for Dick Blohm (class of '60) at the Holiday Inn in Port St. Lucie, Florida on 1/11/2012.
***10/12/2011 Received a picture from Joyce McCallister (Amenta-Schmidt)of Forest Heights School Grade 5-6 class taken in 1954. Many thanks, Joyce, for sharing this. The picture is posted in "Special Pictures" Elementary School Section
***8/30/2011 Received this email information from Dave Dahlgren (OHHS Class of '59) regarding Bill Johnson which should be of interest especially to former band members.
Diane Shimp Spencer, Mary Ann Moore May, Beverly Ziegler Baden
As youi know my wife and I did not attend the Reunion of your class. Consequently, I am providing an update regarding my life following OHHS (55-62) I served as Supervisor of Instruction for Mathematics and Science in Wicomico County School System from 1962 till 1984. My wife and I are retired outside of Salisbury. MD (Wicomoco Co.) in a community near the Chesapeake Bay Area. The only faculty member with whom I have maintained contact has been Bill Johnson. Members of the Band may be interested in knowing that he resides near Houston, Texas. His wife, Nancy, is deceased and he is near his daughter, Susan. Members of your class who were in the Band may be interested in knowing his phone number - 713 854-9233.
***7/7/2011 - We regret to announce that we were informed by our classmate Richard Taylor of the death of Richard Holmes on June 6, 2011. Please see the "In Memory" section to review his obituary and also there is a link to the St. Louis Beacon which has his obituary and two pictures of Richard. He had a remarkable career in music and touched many lives in very positive ways.
***7/7/2011 - We were mistakenly informed that Oxon Hill High School was no longer the "Clippers" and that the clipper ship was also out. We verified with the school that they were still the "Clippers" and the clipper ship was still in also.
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