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HHS Class of 1945

Hartford High School Class of 1945 - Hartford Michigan
Photo submitted by Cecelia Parascandolo Brookfield 10-22-2002.  Cecelia is in the third row.

Front row - left to right:
Shirley Ilg, H.G. Hawkins - Superintendent, Dorothy Edmonds, Elsa Lightner

Second row - left to right:
Beverly Hastings, William Minshall, Elizabeth Vargo, Bernadine Vargo, Reta Groth, Lorraine Oppenheim

Third row - left to right:
Joan Gross, Cecelia Parascandolo, Erwin Kesterke, Marilyn Darling, Carlton Van Lierop - Treasurer, Shirley Swinford - Vice President, Cleo Anstheth - President, Patricia O'Malley - Secretary, Clyde Colman, Martha Titzler, Seward Lightner, Clara Napodano

Back row - left to right
Bernice Hazlett, Jacqueline Calvin, Harry Sanford, Margaret DeMars, Bill Borst, Dorothy Wilson, Mary Ann Shafer, Michael Scaletta, Shirley Drake, William Mackintosh, Patricia Cupp

Not pictured:  June Teal Dechert

33 students.



HHS Class of 1945 Reunion in 1990

HHS C lass of 1945 Reunion in 1990
L to R:  1. Jack Vint  2. Carlton VanLierop  3. Clyde Colman  4. Erwin Kesterke  5. Jackie Calvin Kesterke  6. Cleo Ansteth  7. Shirley Drake Schroyer  8. Rita Groth Moyle  9. Peg DeMarr Stankus

Photo submitted by Larry Blyly HHS 1946 on 7/21/2011

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