Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Well folks, some of the primary goals of this blog, our FB presence and our group have been to reconnect our classmates and provide a means for interaction. We're currently making an effort to improve our contact information, and we just learned, joyfully and thankfully, that one of our classmates that we had listed as deceased is if fact alive, and well enough to contact us: STEVEN PHILLIPS! He sent in a note, reading:
The web site has me listed as deceased, sorry but I survived. I am pretty sure I was the only Steven Phillips(DOB 6 Feb 1953). I did encounter one other classmate in 1972 on the border between East and West Germany. It was the winter of and I was in a bunker observing the border when I noticed another soldier approaching along the wire, he announced himself and I had a sudden thought, nah, but when he took his helmet off sure enough Mike Pressler, we had a moment. I never saw him again I always wanted to thank him for sending me the Tempe dailey news. I hope he made it. I did post this in the commets on the web site as well.
Steven Phillips"

This is very embarrassing for those of us who have put together the list of classmates who've passed, and may have caused unnecessary shock and sorrow. Our most sincere apologies to everyone. No excuses.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Working our way a little farther up the list today. Again, if you have any contact information, please post it, message it, or e-mail it to us: Thanks, everyone for checking, and especially to those like Deb Snyder who take the initiative to do some research!

Robin Stadmiller Martin 
Debbie Sneed
Marc Smith
Donn Shumway
Debbie Shumway
Christine Schultz
Vicki Shaw
James Sharp
Mary Sepeda
Mike Sells
Deborah Seip
Debra Segovia
Michele Schweizer
Robert Scharping
Joann Sanders
Gloria Salono
Lorrie Rojas
Lee Robinson
Bill Riddle

Friday, June 17, 2016


Don't get me wrong, the group we had at our 45-year reunion was fantastic. The most commonly mentioned thing that we can do to make our next reunion better, though, is to get more of our old classmates to show up. We've got some time, but it's a big effort to get a more comprehensive contact list!

What we're proposing to do is post lists of classmates for whom we have no contact information, starting with the one below.

As of now, we have at least some sort of contact capability with over half of our graduating class. I'll post ten lists of names of 71 Buffs that we have no way to contact. Here's the first, going in reverse alphabetical order by 1971 Surname:

Barbara Zindell
Penelope Wright
Barbara Work
Toni Williams
Steve Wilkins
Joyce Whittle
Dennis White
Linda West
Gary Wady
Mike Visnauskas
Caroline Vasquez
Kathleen Varin
Connie Unruh
Bill Uhrinyak
Susan Uhlig
Nancy Torgersen
Ronda Thomas
Russel Taylor
Kathy Swart
Patricia Sutton

If you can help us contact any of these folks, please let us know, here or by writing to Thanks!

Friday, June 3, 2016