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03/31/24 01:43 PM #4506    

Francis Bialecki

So sad to hear of Sally's passing she will be missed by friends, family and classmates. Prayers go out to her family. May she always rest in peace.

03/31/24 02:11 PM #4507    

Marge Updegraff (Mendeljian)

Very sorry to hear of Sally's passing. May she rest in peace.
My deepest sympathy to her family.
Thank you Cheryl for posting.

03/31/24 04:37 PM #4508    

Manuel Chambers

Thoughts and prayers to the Waterman family. Rest in peace

03/31/24 06:38 PM #4509    

Nancy Lallky (Wendel)

I am so sorry to hear of Sally's passing. She and I were friends when she set me up on a date with her brother, Lloyd. We dated for 2 years at Start and my freshman year at TU!  They were both very special to me. 

03/31/24 07:39 PM #4510    

Harriet Brown (Cooper)

Sorry to hear about Sally's passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

04/05/24 10:47 AM #4511    

Kim Wening (Maros)

Our class has sent a monetary gift to the Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs in Sally's name.  May the Lord bless her and hold her in His hands.  Kim

04/05/24 01:21 PM #4512    

Gary McMahon


Sally Sue Waterman, 73, passed away on March 30, 2024, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 18, 1950, in Toledo, OH to Virginia and Lloyd Whitaker. She was preceded in death by both of her parents along with her brother Lloyd (Ruth) Whitaker, and stepfather Arthur Semler. She is survived by her husband Tom Waterman; daughter Jacqueline (Jay) Smith; step-children Jennifer (Bill) Beattie, Michael (Maureen) Waterman, Nancy (Jim) Fitzgerald; grandchildren Preston Smith, Sam Beattie, John and Jacob Kingzett, Kieran and Declan Waterman. She graduated from Start High School in 1968 where she was actively involved as a cheerleader. She continued her education at Ohio Northern University where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and a cheerleader. She had a lengthy career in the insurance industry, which began at Roemer Insurance. She worked hard, rose quickly, and caught the eye of Community Mutual, where she worked as a service representative. After gaining more experience, she became a sales representative at the King Insurance Agency. She excelled in this position and was highly regarded by clients and fellow workers. Retirement provided an opportunity for Sally to embrace her passion for golf. As a member of Inverness Club and Bonita Bay, she enjoyed participating in several leagues, and tournaments and generously volunteered her time at numerous events including the Solheim Cup. Championships soon followed and she became commissioner of various ladies' groups at both clubs. She always had a fresh game to play for the daily event. Throughout her battle, when the doctors presented the latest challenge, she always wanted to know if she would be able to play golf. She golfed the world with many of her great friends. She always had a smile on her face and a bottle of birdie juice for the group to celebrate. The friendships she developed were an integral part of her life and provided an invaluable support system in recent years. She also enjoyed playing pickleball, bridge, traveling and was an avid reader. During Sally’s battle and journey, she was cared for by the most remarkable team of physicians and assistants. Care which began in Toledo in the office of Dr. Judis and Dr. Phibbs was expanded to Florida to include Dr. Rubin and Dr. Nakfor and their teams. She knew no better treatment was available anywhere in the world. Finally Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs was added to care for her in the final stages. What a team to complete the journey. She would want to thank each caregiver personally if she could. While cancer cut Sally’s life short, many of her friends will say she is the toughest person they know. Her grit, resilience, and determination were on full display. She approached her battle with cancer with the same class and resoluteness with which she lived her life. No doubt, our great lord will welcome her with open arms, expecting her to have those golf games ready for all of the golfers who are waiting for her to arrive. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 19th at 11:00 A.M. A celebration will follow immediately at Bonita Bay Club. For those northerners who are unable to attend, an additional celebration will be held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio on June 14th in the early afternoon. In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to donate in Sally’s name, please consider the Pastoral Leadership Development fund of First Presbyterian Church/Bonita Springs or the First Tee of Lake Erie. Their websites are and respectively. To sign her guest register or to leave online condolences please visit Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home Family Owned and Operated Since 1978.

04/15/24 03:40 PM #4513    


Walter "Chip" Carstensen

Sorry to inform the Great Class of 68 that another Spartan hero has passed.  Yesterday Dale Bennington unexpectedly passed away at his home.  He was not only a great friend and teammate but also a devout Christian who taught Bible School for many years. He will be sorely missed at our Fundango which he was instrumental in organizing it. He will will be sorely missed.  Funeral arrangements to follow when completed.

04/15/24 05:04 PM #4514    

Marge Updegraff (Mendeljian)

So very sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He will be missed very much by the class of '68. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rest in peace.

04/15/24 05:55 PM #4515    

Francis Bialecki

Sorry to hear about Dale's passing. He was a friend in high school and always treated people with respect and kindness. My prayers and condolences go out to his family. He will be missed by all his friends and classmates. May he rest in peace.

04/15/24 05:55 PM #4516    

Manuel Chambers

Thoughts and prayers to Dale's family. May he rezt in peace 

04/15/24 06:47 PM #4517    


Nancy Wolff (Szymanski)

I can't believe the news about Dale.  I just saw him on the 5th when I was at lunch with friends.  Blessings to his family! We have another Spartan Angel watching over us.

04/16/24 12:53 AM #4518    


Barbara Bobbi Kolby

I rarely get on our Spartan site. So very sorry to hear that 2 more Spartans have left us. Prayers for both Sally and Dale's families.
One of these days I need to update my profile. I am now in the very far north of California near my daughter.
I hope some day to get back to Ohio. Its been a while.
Take care!

04/16/24 07:35 AM #4519    


Sharon Eick

So very sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.

04/16/24 08:16 AM #4520    

Marcia Kelso (Wilkinson)

This was a shocker to wake up to.  Dale was a very good man and classmate.  My prayers go out to his family and friends.  May he have a greater peace now, and know that he will be missed.

04/16/24 12:09 PM #4521    


Diane Paren (Marchand)

I was also shocked to hear about Dale's passing. He was very kind and welcoming to me when I reached out to him about attending a Fandango while I was in town. He even scheduled a couple of them so I could attend and I so appreciated that. He holds a special place in my heart. Sending condolences to his family and friends, and yes, there's another Spartan angel watching over us.

04/16/24 03:28 PM #4522    


Richard Burr

OMG,  what unexpected bad news regarding Dale's passing!  Dale was a good friend of mine while we were at Start HS and we were also,  both members of Aldersgate Church, back then. So very sad to hear. He was always so very nice and our friendship was unforgettable. He will be so terribly missed. You are in God's hands now, Dale, and you will be blessed for all eternity!😪🙏🙏 R. I. P. Dale. 

04/17/24 09:54 AM #4523    

Harriet Brown (Cooper)

Thoughts and prayers to Dale's family. I also went to church with Dale,some of us also went to grade school and high school with him. Dale was a nice person and he awed me with his knowledge of college sports. Rest in peace .

04/17/24 11:30 AM #4524    


Kent Gardam

Very bad news. Even though I wasn't able to attend often I certainly appreciated the efforts Dale made in keeping our class together through the regular Fundango's. Dale was a friend and will be missed.

04/18/24 09:19 AM #4525    


John Lipski

Very sad news. Dale was a mainstay in keeping classmates together after 50+ years. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Dale.

04/18/24 01:25 PM #4526    


Marc Hall

Rest in peace, Dale. Your efforts to keep the Fandangos going was awesome. Although because of work demands Chris and I only attended two, I surely enjoy to see the pictures afterward. Chris many times commented to me how together, like family, we are in the "Class of 68". You will be missed, my friend.

04/18/24 04:57 PM #4527    


Greg Holewinski

Sorry to hear that another Spartan from the class of 68' has past. Cherish every day to the fullest.

04/18/24 07:25 PM #4528    

Randy Schoonmaker

  Wow !!  Surprised about Dale. Didn't see that one coming. He was a fine man.

04/19/24 02:03 AM #4529    

Janet Kazmierski (Fiedler)

So sorry to hear about Dale.  My condolescences to his family.  He was so instrumental in keeping all of us Spartans informed.

04/19/24 09:12 PM #4530    

Rick Boyd

Sad news about Dale. I'll miss him at fundango. Just sad. RIP

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