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12/29/21 09:11 AM #3878    

Pam Galbraith (Hudson)

Everyone lookin' great!!!  Sorry we missed it. Maybe next month!!! Stay safe!!

01/01/22 09:50 AM #3879    


John Lipski

Wishing everyone all the best in 2022.

01/01/22 04:35 PM #3880    

Dave Dunmead

Some sad news to report. John Underwood passed away on December 27 after a long, valiant fight against cancer. Our sympathy and prayers to Becky (Young) and family. John was a genuine good guy. Rest In Peace, John.

01/01/22 06:17 PM #3881    

Kim Wening (Maros)

You couldn't ask for a nicer man.  John new back in high school  what he wanted in life.  It was to marry a nice girl and have a family. He was a good Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother.  Family and God  were very important to him.  May the Lord bless him and keep him.  God Bless you     

01/01/22 09:32 PM #3882    

Francis Bialecki

Clyde Herzig passed away last year at age 70 from covid. Even though he was not in our class I know a lot of our classmates knew Clyde. Prayers go out to his family.

Condolences and prayers go out to John Underwood and his family.

01/02/22 05:53 AM #3883    


Gary McMahon

John "Big Dawg" W. Underwood, 71, of Toledo, Ohio, died Monday, December 27, 2021, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born, August 22, 1950, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Herbert and Joanne (Winkleman) Underwood. He graduated from Start High School in 1968 and then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years, where he was a mechanic and in the search & rescue division. He retired from BP Refinery in Oregon, Ohio in 2017, after 25 years of service. John married Becky J. Young on August 28, 1971. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Temperance, Michigan. John was a man of many traits and skills, and would help anyone in need. He was a devoted Ohio State and Pittsburgh Steelers fan and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time at Black Lake in Michigan with his family, but most of all watching and cheering on his grandchildren when they played their sports.

John is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Becky; children, Amy (Aaron) Hammer and Brian Underwood; grandchildren, Austin, Alexis, Amanda and Aiden; brother, James (Cathy) Underwood; and sister, Sharon (Nelson) Yoshimoto. He was preceded in death by his parents.

01/02/22 08:35 AM #3884    


Janis Fought (Brown)

A contribution has been made in memory of John to the Toledo Public Schools Foundation for use by Start High School.

01/03/22 09:44 AM #3885    

Marge Updegraff (Mendeljian)

My deepest sympathy to Becky and their family.

01/06/22 09:26 AM #3886    


Kent Gardam

I ran into Rick Boyd at Wildwood Metropark last month. In chatting he mentioned he was interested in Volunteer Trail Patrol for the Metroparks. If you see this Rick, there are two meetings coming up for those potentially interested in volunteering.

Sunday 1/9 at 5PM at Oak Openings Lodge.
Or Wednesday 1/12 at 6PM at Ward Pavillion at Wildwood.

01/07/22 07:41 PM #3887    


Barbara Bobbi Kolby

Happy New Year to all. I wish everyone a healthy and peaceful year.
I am sorry to hear of John's passing. Prayers to Becky and his family. RIP John.

01/11/22 12:06 AM #3888    

Francis Bialecki

Don Weber posted on "Class of 66" website that teacher and coach Jerry Bushong passed away on Dec 23rd in Lakeland Florida at the age of 84. 

Personally I never had him as a teacher but I know some of you did and some also had him as a coach.

There is a Guest Book accessible on The Lakeland Ledger obituary webpage.

Prayers got out to his family.

01/11/22 07:29 AM #3889    


Gary McMahon


The Ledger Obituaries in Lakeland, FL | The Ledger

Mr. Jared Lee Bushong, age 84 a resident of Lakeland went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 23, 2021 surrounded by his family. Mr. Bushong was born September 11, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio to Claude and Ardyth Rae (Jackson) Bushong. He and his wife have been residents of the area since 2004 coming from Ohio & Michigan. After graduating from high school Jared continued his education at University of Michigan earning his Master’s degree (1960) in Education and then earning his Specialty Education degree in Mathematics from the University of Toledo. He was a retired high school Math Teacher, member of the Toledo Teacher’s Union, an Alumni of the University of Michigan, where he also played football for 4 years and a member of the Torch Club of Toledo. Jared was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Auburndale where he was on the Board of Trustee’s and was an avid volunteer for the Red Bird Mission Group. He enjoyed golf, watching sports on TV and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother – Reid. Jared is survived by his loving & devoted family, wife of 33 years – Linda Bushong of Lakeland, FL.; son – Jeffrey (Stephanie) Bushong of Nashville, TN.; 5 daughters – Jerilyn (Christopher) Mapes of Chagrin Falls, OH., Jana (David) Czopek of Northville, MI., Jennifer (Brian) Henderson of Gibsonburg, OH., Jennifer Wilson of Toledo, OH. and Kelly (David) Brown of Auburndale, FL.; 14 grandchildren – Ben, Alex, Hannah, Emma, Olivia, Jack, Madelyn, Andrew, Jacob, Emily, Austin, Kate, Peyton & Paige and 4 great grandchildren – Audrey, Warren, Daniel & Ada. A celebration of Mr. Bushong’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements By: Kersey Funeral Home.

01/11/22 08:27 AM #3890    

Jackie Hanna (Link)

Thanks for the update Frank. I had Mr. Bushong for my 1st semester freshman year for Algebra. Then our class was disbanded, and I had Mr. Kroggel.

01/11/22 09:09 AM #3891    

Marcia Kelso (Wilkinson)

I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Bushong's passing.  I had him freshman year for Basic Math.  Kris Kersey and I were the thorns in his side in that class, and we had a lot of fun with him.  He was a real sport and very patient.  If I'm not mistaken his wife at the time taught at Start too.  May he rest in peace.

01/11/22 09:11 AM #3892    

Pam Galbraith (Hudson)

I had Mr. Bushong for applied math and algebra. He was absolutely my FAVORITE teacher at Start. When I started my teaching career, we ran into one another as his daughter, Jerilyn, went to the grade school that I was teaching in. My husband,Ron, became acquainted with Mr. B at Libbey High School where Ron taught. Mr. Bushong was in some type of disciplinary position there.  As I said he was my FAVORITE, and it is sad to know that he has passed on.

01/11/22 09:45 AM #3893    


Gary Johnson

So sad to hear of his passing. I had him for freshman algabra and homeroom. He was one of my favorite teachers, too. 

01/11/22 10:00 AM #3894    


John Lipski

Mr. Bushong was my freshman algebra and homeroom teacher. Also had the late Mr. Hower for 8:00 English. Between the two, a great way to begin the high school experience. Rest in peace Mr. B. and Mr. H.

01/11/22 04:06 PM #3895    


Janis Fought (Brown)

I was in that same home room and algebra class. He was my favorite teacher too. 

01/11/22 04:31 PM #3896    

Manuel Chambers

Great man I had him for last hour study hall. He gave me one of the hardest walks I ever got.

01/11/22 04:31 PM #3897    

Manuel Chambers


01/11/22 06:07 PM #3898    

Greg Holewinski

He definitely could put the hurt on you.

01/11/22 08:03 PM #3899    


Patrick Gilbert

Never had him as a teacher but he was brutal giving out the racks.. 

01/11/22 08:43 PM #3900    


Kent Gardam

A bunch of us were in Mr Bushong's homeroom and Freshman Algebra class. He started me on my love of math. When I was a Senior he also asked me to tutor a Freshman coed who was struggling with her math. I ended up taking her to my Senior Prom. :)

Thanks Mr Bushong!

01/11/22 10:03 PM #3901    

Elizabeth Bachman (Bachman)

Fond memories of that algebra class. Remember Karen Senn and I getting into trouble for talking. I think he calked us Senn and Bachman. Didn't know he played for Michigan. Go Blue Mr. B. 

01/12/22 02:11 AM #3902    


Barbara Bobbi Kolby

So very sad to hear of Mr. B's passing. I had him for algerbra my freshman year. I learned a lot about football that class too! Many equations were in a form of a football question! He also had my son many years later when he was in Algerbra. RIP Mr. B

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