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09/08/22 02:49 AM #4205    


Barbara Bobbi Kolby

So very sorry to hear about Jeff. Prayers and thoughts go out to his family. These last few weeks have beed hard on the class of '68. May Bill, Jeff & Pat rest in peace.

09/08/22 08:09 AM #4206    


Gary Johnson

So sorry to hear of the death of two more classmates. Peace and love to their families and God bless all who mourn their passing. 

09/08/22 08:30 AM #4207    


Nancy Wolff (Szymanski)

Jeff certainly put up a fight & now he's at peace.  Prayers for Kathy & family.  I know we're of the "age" but losing 3 of our classmates in such a short period of time brings the realization home - LIFE IS SHORT - make the most of it.

09/08/22 08:31 AM #4208    

Jackie Hanna (Link)

August and September have been 2 very sad months so far. Sending condolences to the families of Pat and Jeff, and continuing to keep Cathy and Chip in our prayers.

09/08/22 11:11 AM #4209    


Janis Fought (Brown)

We have heard that bad things happen in threes so let's hope we don't get any more bad news. Bill, Pat and Jeff, along with Roger, Karen, John and others are having their own Fundango. I will miss Pat's cheerful encouragement and positivity.

09/08/22 12:57 PM #4210    


Sharon Eick

Life is so very precious. Live it to the fullest! Prayers for all who mourn right now.

09/08/22 01:04 PM #4211    

Francis Bialecki

My prayers go out to Jeff and Pat's family. Jeff grew up down the street from me so we were friends since kindergarten. I would hang out at his house a lot and knew his parents very well. Pat and I used to hang out together at school. We double dated for homecoming dance and had a blast that night. Both Jeff and Pat will be deeply missed by their family and friends

09/08/22 01:20 PM #4212    

Pam Galbraith (Hudson)

Peace and comfort for Pat and Jeff's families. May all of us remember fond memories of our fellow classmates.

09/08/22 01:48 PM #4213    

Marge Updegraff (Mendeljian)

My heart is sad over the loss of two more classmates, Pat Gilbert and Jeff Willets.

They are now pain free and in peace.

My deepest sympathy and prayers to their families.

09/08/22 03:02 PM #4214    

Cathy Burcewicz (Carstensen)

So sorry to hear of Pat and Jeff's passing. Jeff was the first visitor at Bill's memorial, he fought the fight against his illness. Actually. he looked good for all he had been through. R.I.P., guys.

09/08/22 03:35 PM #4215    

Harriet Brown (Cooper)

Thoughts and prayers to Jeff family. Rest in peace

09/08/22 03:47 PM #4216    


John Lipski

Very sad to lose two more classmates. Both fought the good fight right to the end. My sympathy for all family and friends who mourn them.

09/08/22 04:48 PM #4217    


Karen Narewski (Warlick)

So sad to see classmates/friends pass on. RIP Bill, Pat and Jeff. In Pat's words ... "see you on the other side". 💔

09/08/22 09:02 PM #4218    

Rick Boyd

Sorry to hear about Jeff and Pat. They are at peace now

09/09/22 12:23 AM #4219    

Francis Bialecki

Kathy Willets called me today to let me know of Jeff's passing. I told her Chip had posted his passing on this site. She said his obituary would be in Sundays paper with the details of his visitation and funeral arrangements.. She said that Jeff had been in the hospital for the last couple of weeks.

I also talked with Ray Ritchie this evening, he is doing well living in Florida. He said he was going to try and come up for a visit hopefully in May or June. I will keep everyone posted that we may be able to all get together one night while he is here.

I hope everyone is doing well and we all try to stay connected. 

Remember to always reach out to classmates that may be having dificulty and might need some help or just someone to talk to.

May God bless and take care of all of our classmates past and present.

09/09/22 09:24 AM #4220    

Pat Martin (Lipps)

I am so sorry to hear of Jeff and Pat's passing.  It's been great to hear their voices through this message forum. They will be missed.  I hope both families find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

09/09/22 11:15 AM #4221    

Gary McMahon


09/09/22 12:26 PM #4222    


Richard Burr

So very sorry to hear of Jeff and Pat's passing. Though they are now gone, the lesson they teach me is being grateful for every day on this earth.  That they are so precious and I thank God for each and very one.  Going on 3 years since my open heart, quad bypass surgery, and at my age, time is precious, Jeff and Pat, May God grant you both eternal peace. 

09/09/22 08:37 PM #4223    

James Douthett

I am depressed tonight. We have lost a few significant classmates these past few weeks. Not that I was paticularly close to any one of them, but that they were people we all knew, well.

I cope with my depression, well, I hope. I think we all have a common denominator, to help us cope with loss. Between us, I think we all have something in common, music! I find myself reflecting on all that has past by these pasrt few weeks with music. In my case, I have music videos that I really like to watch. Tonight, I am watching The Eagles, Farewell Tour #1. If you are familiar with this video, you get the jest here…The Eagles are not my favorite group, but I think this is the best music video I have. As a result, it is one of my go to videos.

I trust that all of you are safe, well, and at peace with our loss. One day, it will be us that are gone.
God bless you all!


09/10/22 02:29 PM #4224    

Gary McMahon




It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jeffrey D. Willets in Toledo, Ohio, who passed away on September 6, 2022, at the age of 72, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. He was loved and cherished by many people including : his adoptive father Robert E. Willets (Mary K. Willets); his daughters, Kristen Meghan Willets and Ashley; his wife Katherine Anne Willets; his step-sons, James and Michael (Meghan); and his sister Robin. He was also cherished by many cousins, grandchildren, friends, and family. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 17th 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Newcomer Funeral Home (4150 W Laskey Rd, Toledo, OH 43623). A reception will be held on Saturday, September 17th 2022 at 12:00 PM at the same location.

09/11/22 12:58 PM #4225    

Kim Wening (Maros)

The Class of 1968 will be sending flowers to the service for Jeff.  God's speed Jeff.  Love Kim


09/15/22 11:19 AM #4226    

Sue Albright (Hyman)

I am so sad for these losses. They were all an integral part of our website conversations and the fundango. May they be at peace and may their familys find strength. 

09/15/22 06:51 PM #4227    

Marcia Kelso (Wilkinson)

Just learned of Pat's and Jeff's deaths.  How very, very sad.  Too many such special people are gone so suddenly.  Prayers go out to all families.  May both rest in peace.  You will be missed.

09/20/22 04:50 PM #4228    


Jeff Willets

I would like to take this time to sincerely thank everyone who attended Jeff's service. I also want to thank everyone from the great and mightly class of 68, for the beautiful flowers.  Special thank you to both Chip and Arnie.  Also, thank you Arnie for the beautiful flowers, Jeff would have been so proud and thankful.

Sincerly, Kathy Willets

09/21/22 02:25 PM #4229    


Dale Benington

I apologize for the late notification of this month’s “Fundango," both Ed and myself have had a busy month of September. That said, our September “Fundango” will be on Tuesday, September 27th, starting at 4:00 pm, at Forest View Lanes. This venue is located at 2345 W. Dean Road, in Temperance, Michigan.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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