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Online Baum Newsletter


The Online Baum - 2nd Edition


The Presidents Message


Hello Again,

      I am sorry to report we are still having issues with getting The Baum Newletter printed and mailed out to all our members, so I am putting together a second edition of the Online Baum, hope you enjoy reading it.  We are in the process of trying a redesign of the original newsletter and hoping that by redesigning it, it will take care of the problems we are having. 

     We’ve had a successful Alumni Day at school on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  We had 19 alumni who returned to tour the school and see what is new in the way of shops being taught and what other changes have been made since they walked the hall of Mastbaum.  Then 16 of those who were there enjoyed lunch in the Panther Café prepared by the Culinary Arts students under the direction of Chef Robin, and they did a great job as usual. 

    We also had a very successful All-Class Shore Reunion on Saturday, June 1, 2019, which was held at The Inlet on Olde in North Wildwood.  We had 99 in attendance this year and all seemed to have had a great time and the food was good.  We are still looking forward to our 2019 All-Class Fall Reunion which will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 12pm until 5pm at The Eddington Room Caterers, 1444 Brown Avenue, Bensalem, PA.  Tickets are on sale now through the website www.mastbaum.com (click on the Events Tab and then click on the Fall Reunion Tab) or you can order tickets by sending a check made out to JEMAA, to P.O. Box 655, Ocean City, NJ 08226-0655.  The cost of the tickets are $55 per person or $100 per couple.  Hope to see many of you there.  If this is an anniversary year for your class try to get a group of your classmates together and we will reserve sitting for your class.

    Your Alumni Association can always use some help, new members bring new and fresh ideas for ways to raise funds to keep replenishing the Graduation Award Funds.  This year we gave $6000.00 in awards at graduation on June 3, 2019 to 9 deserving students.  So if you can spare a couple hours, why not join us.  We meet the third Monday of March, April, May, June, September and October at the Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn Street at 6:45pm.  Our next meeting will be Monday, September 16, 2019.  Hope to see some new faces...

Doug Smart, Jun '71





1946 January – Anna May Skilton (Brady-Mcdonough) -  Anna May passed on February 22, 2018 at the age of 88, surrounded by her family. 

1952 January – Jerome J. Fitzpatrick – Jerome passed away on February 1, 2019 at the age of 84, he is survived by his wife of 62 years Elizabeth J. (Tomer).  Father of Jerome J. (Yun Kyoung), Linda J. Fitzpatrick (Harvey M. Hirsch), Susan E. Felix (Edward) and Steven J. (the late Jennifer). 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 brother (Peter).

1952 January – Thomas Grimes – Thomas passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the age of 85.  Survived by his wife of 62 years Barbara, his 4 children and 11 grandchildren.

1956 January – David Fullington – David passed away on February 14, 2019.  He is survived by his wife Joyce and Children.  His daughter Deborah Fullington Hill also attended Mastbaum graduating in June 1977.

1958 January – Kathryn M. Whitehead-McMenamin – Kathryn passed away on May 18, 2019 surrounded by her family.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph McMenamin, mother of Teri Gensel (Rodger), grandmother of Dana and Nicholas Gensel.

1960 June – Charles Wilson – Charles passed away on October 14, 2003.

1962 June – John Revell – John passed away on March 2, 2019 at the age of 75.  He is much loved and missed by his wife of 51 years Rosemary Pyfer-Revell, Jun ’66, his children and grandchildren.

1965 June – Mary Spieker Gruppioni – Mary passed away November 12, 2018 at the age of 70.  She was survived by her husband John, son Robert (Tera) and her 2 grandchildren Robby and Riley.  Mary was a sweet, sweet gal and an accomplished dance teacher.  She loved life and her family.  Submitted by classmate Beverly Wright-Volandt.

1968 June – William Martin Jr. – William passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019.  Submitted by classmate Rochelle Batties.

1970 June – Kathleen Brooks – Kathleen was survived by her children Lenny and Unique as well as numerous siblings and other family members.  Submitted by Cheryl Brooks Clements

1970 June – George C. Walters Jr. – George passed away in August 2015 at the age of 62 suddenly.  He is the son of George Sr. and Mary Walters, husband of Geri, father of George lll (Maria) and Rebecca.  Brother of Maryellen (Dave) Pingitore and Michael (Deanna) Walters.

1971 June – Joseph Otterbein -  Joseph passed away on May 10, 2018 at the age of 64.  He is survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother.

1974 June – William Schneider – William passed away on June 6, 2019.  After graduating from Mastbaum William worked as a Maintenance Engineer with the Navy Yard and then the William Penn House.  He enjoyed all his hometown sports teams and the Jersey shore.

1977 June – Leveria Bethea-Bailey – Leveria passed away in January 2019.  She is survived by her family.

1977 June – Francis E. Cashley – Frank passed away on August 31, 2018.  He is survived by 1 brother and 3 sisters.  He was a longtime employee of Dietz & Watson.

1980 June – Kenneth W. Bianca – Kenneth passed away on February 4, 2009.  He was the husband of Susan (Kulp) Bianca and the father of Brittany M. and Brian K. Bianca. 

1980 June – Bohdan G. Jackiw – Bohdan passed away on November 13, 2009 at the age of 48.  Survived by his wife Elizabeth L. (Cimini), step father of Joseph and George, son of Maria Jackiw and the late Hryhorij Jackiw, brother of Ann (Nadia) Peklak and the late Joseph Jackiw.

1986 June – Daniel Bergeron – Daniel passed away on December 24, 2016, he is survived by his mother, sisters and nieces.

1987 June – Alberta Benjamin – Alberta passed away on January 21, 2002 at the age of 32.  She is survived by her husband, daughter, grandmother, sisters and nieces.

1988 June – Catherine Elizabeth Donaghy-Byrd – Catherine passed away on May 29, 2019 at the age of 49.  She is the mother of Stephanie (Marissa) Engelke, Patricia J. Engelke and Aubrianna O. Crank.  Daughter of Patrick J. (Grace) Donaghy and Olive A. Donaghy.

1994 June – Kelly Edmondson – Kelly passed away on September 27, 2017 at the age of 41.  She is the mother of David, Joshua and Jessica.  The devoted daughter of Carmen and Dale Rocco and sister of Anthony and Nicholas.

1994 June – Holly Morris-Ryan – Holly passed away on August 30, 2017.  She is survived by her children Zoe and Christian Ryan, her mother Marilyn Morris and her sister Lisa Behrle (Dave).

1994 June – Thomas Revelle – Thomas passed away on July 22, 2018 at the age of 42.

2006 June - Barbara R. Saxton - Barbara passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the age of 31, surrounded by her family.  She had one son Stephen Stokes.



We hope to get the printed editions back in circulation soon...