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Cris Beamer Stinespring
Cookie Leveille Henry
Mark Pugh
LeVon Scott
Donna Shank Pickard
Thomas Southard
Elaine VonCannon
Steve Wiseman
Peggy Yoder Kipfer

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105 of us have added our profiles to the Alumni Directory, so far.

Combined, we have 213 children, 242 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

20 of us served in the U.S. Armed Forces for a combined total of 190 years.

75 of us spent a combined total of 299 years earning 19 Associates, 52 Bachelors, 19 Masters and 4 Doctorate degrees.

Our most-traveled? One of us has visited 50 U.S. States or Territories, and another has visited 60 foreign countries.

7 of us have birthdays this month, and 7 of us have birthdays in July.

Currently, 43 of us are retired.

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In Memory of William "Bill" Young

Then and Now

Class of 1970
Denbigh High School

 Posted By: Thomas "Tommy" Southard Date: August 1, 2009 
    I was talking to Bill some on the internet about the reunion in 2010 and he was really interested in finding out about his friend and classmate John(Buster) Beier's death. I did not know he was so ill and I was really looking forward to seeing him at our 2010 40th year reunion.

Melody sent me this e-mail, we will miss Bill dearly:


William J. Young II

HAMPTON - William (Bill) Joseph Young II, 57, passed from this life July 28, 2009, after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 10, 1951, Bill was the first of seven children born to William and Maureen Young. Growing up in an Air Force family, he lived in Germany, Minnesota, South Carolina, South Vietnam, and Virginia. Bill graduated from Denbigh High School in 1970, lettering in football, wrestling, baseball and was recognized by his senior class as the 'friendliest" senior. He attended Ferrum Junior College and Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, class of 1974, majoring in Speech Communications and playing in Xavier's last year of Division I football.

After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and received his commission as a 2LT. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Okinawa, Japan. After serving his country, he continued his public service with the New Orleans Police Department, Newport News Police Department and the Prince William County Sheriff's Department, and ultimately settling into his true love of teaching; working for the Virginia Public School System in West Point and Hampton. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Maureen Young of Newport News, Va.

Bill is survived by brothers, Paul Young of Newport News, Brian Young of Loveland, Colo., Christopher Young of Galax, Va., Patrick Young of Williamsburg, Va.; sisters, Maura Burns of Hewitt, Texas, and Shelagh Young of Williamsburg; a number of sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Bill's extended family included Herman "Gus" and Nancy Diggs of Hampton, who lovingly cared for him for many years. He also leaves behind many very close friends, whom Bill loved dearly.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at Weymouth Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at St. Jerome Catholic Church.

In memory of Bill, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association , Peninsula Chapter, 870 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 404, Greenbrier Tower II, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

 Posted By: Susan "Kathy" Bunn Preston Date: August 1, 2009 
    I was fortunate to have reconnected with Bill before the last reunion. He still had that twinkle in his eyes even though he was going through some rough times then. Another good guy is gone.

 Posted By: Eric Bankit Date: September 8, 2010 
    Still remember his field goal that gave us our one victory (which was later taken away)...he was about as happy as I ever saw him that night. GB Bill....

 Posted By: Gary Holsomback Date: September 10, 2010 
    Bill was a true friend to everyone he met;we had some memorable times

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 New Jersey
 New Mexico
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