Missing Classmates

Please lend a hand!  If you recognize any names below and know where that classmate can be reached, please pick up the phone to call or send them an Email to direct them to the website.  If you know where to find the parents (or any relatives) of a classmate, reach out and direct that classmate to Register.   You can also send an Email to jhrach@gmail.com with the classmate’s contact information. 

Do you know where these classmates are?

Student Name Last Known Location
Erick D Anderson
Delores Biesiadecki
Janice Bodnar-Johnson
Patricia Cuff
Cathy Dale
Christine Gyorke-Mazur
Jan Janus Wailuku HI
Thurel Jordan
Gail Karlovsky
Doris Klitscher
Ruth Kopacek-Brinkley Las Vegas NV
Barbara Mrizek
Janis Murphy
Jeanne Nelson-Ness Oceanside CA
Susan Pepperworth
Joyce Pesek
Robert Ponsonby Cleveland Heights OH
Myra Porter
Pamela Powers
Pamela Richards
Rosemary Rizzo
Geraldine Sarna
Carol Search
Kandy Slawko
Carol Spachman
Russell Valsa
Karen Vesely
James Walker Galesburg IL
James Walz
Kathleen Wawrzyniak


41 Responses to Missing Classmates

  1. Jim Husiak October 19, 2019 at 6:38 am #

    Mary Tockstein, Kevin Keogh told me you had information on Craig a Timko’s passing. His locker was next to mine and he was always a great guy to m. Any info would be appreciated. Jim Husiak

  2. Joe Hrach July 7, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    Has anyone had any contact with Jeanne Nelson-Ness? Her last location was Oceanside, CA.
    I believe she’s Bob Nelson’s (RB ’63) sister.

  3. George Wilson June 4, 2019 at 7:01 pm #

    My last address for Dave Mueller is:

    David Mueller
    17685 NW Santiam Ct.
    Portland OR

    • Joe Hrach June 4, 2019 at 9:18 pm #

      Thanks George. I sent him an USPS notification.

  4. George Wilson June 4, 2019 at 6:49 pm #

    You may find Marilla Scott Svinicki at

    Dr. Marilla Svinicki
    Professor Emerita
    Department of Educational Psychology
    College of Education
    University of Texas at Austin

    • Joe Hrach June 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm #

      Thanks George. Didn’t have Marilla’s email.

  5. James Husiak October 9, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    Does anyone know what happened to Bob Ponsonby or Jan Janus?

    • Joe Hrach October 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

      Robert M Ponsonby is 71 Years old. Robert’s phone numbers include (414) 745-9202. Robert’s possible relatives include Renee D Ponsonby, Erika L Brown, Rita L Patterson, Benny Ronald Brown and Bette J Steffens.

      Robert’s most recent address is 2761 Park, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. Robert previously lived at 2761 Park Boulevard Cleveland, Cleveland, OH 44118 for less than a year, 131 Sangamon, Lincoln, IL 62656 for 1 year, Broward, FL for 2011 years

    • Joe Hrach October 9, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

      Jan D Janus is 71 Years old. Jan’s phone numbers include (858) 748-2063, (858) 385-9063 and (619) 748-2063. Jan’s possible relatives include Shirley F Janus, William R Janus and Dallas Fritter.

      Jan’s most recent address is 363 Kuikahi, Wailuku, HI 96793. Jan previously lived at 16425 Caminito Vecinos, San Diego, CA 92128, 13022 Creek Park, Poway, CA 92064 for 25 years, San Diego, CA, Maui, HI for 2009 years

  6. Bonnie Joseph June 3, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    I would love to get in touch with Carol Doran Custer. Lost contact with her when she lived in Texas. Worked together at Illinois Bell Tele Co. In the 60’s. If anyone knows anything, please let me know. bonjo132003 @yahoo.com. Bonnie Berman Joseph.

    • Terry custer May 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

      Carol Doran Custer lives at:
      1109 Aylesbury Drive,
      Allen, Texas 75002

  7. John Sorensen August 2, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    I was unable to attend our 50th which would have been a great joy for me, so I’ll contribute what I can add some clarity.

    Take Jim Blatt off the missing list. I’ve confirmed with the town newspaper that he passed away on 10.12.2006 in Springdale, Arkansas where he lived since college days. Jim and I were best buddies in grammar school (Brook Park) almost sharing a birthday – his being 11/5/46; mine 11/4. His mother, my second mom, Madelyn (whom I politically incorrectly referred to as “Billie” even in school ) was Executive Secretary to the president of the University of Arkansas. The Blatts moved there after the 64-65 school year where Jim and I completed our freshman year at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) together. “Billie” was behind my Illini enrollment and insisted I pledge a fraternity as well which I did – ATO. Jim’s brother Dick (Class of 58 RBHS) was a high power attorney in downtown Chicago, Blatt-Hemisfar (sp??)in a mile-high building on floor 70-something. He died of a strange affliction at a time when he was alleged to be “in excellent health”. Dick used to pal around with RBHS classmate Nolan Fleischman, older brother to Nancy (’62), cheerleader.

    You may also take John Kent off the missing list. He’s living at 29121 Covecrest Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Please tell John to return Jacob Fischer’s gravestone which we stole one night after one of Jerry Cizek’s drinking parties

    That is all I have for now except to say I’m saddened to hear of the passing of ALL of our mates who made the transition. I was particularly fond of Marty Berg, Jim Basta, and Brian Benedict as we worked and sweated together as brothers.

    John Sorensen

    • John Kent July 25, 2016 at 5:15 am #

      Correction: John Kent has not been in California since he retired in 2011. He now lives in Lighthouse Point, FL under an assumed name on a witness protection program. Email john.patrick.kent@gmail.com

  8. Mel Gustafson September 25, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    George Kucera called me back on Sept 23rd (mailed info and left phone message in June) He is still living in Va at the same address as he listed in the 25th. He is doing well. I chewed him out for not calling before the reunion so we would know he was ok. Not a computer guy, so no email. Maybe someone can get info to Carl Sanda since he just moved to Va.

  9. Mel Gustafson September 11, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    I located a 2012 obituary for a Walter Wray in the Wisconsin area he listed in the 25th Reunion info. I sent a copy of the 50th info but did not get a reply. If I remember right, he lived close to Ames School.

  10. Mel Gustafson September 11, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    John Ourand is living in Harrisburg, PA. with his wife of 36 years. He is working on some health issues and won’t be coming but says hello to everyone. His grandparents lived next door to me, his father was in the military, he went to Ames for a year or two, then returned for 4 years at R-B.

  11. James W.McGann July 30, 2014 at 3:20 am #

    My Contact information Is as follows, James W, McGann, P O Box 1003, Tolleson, AZ 85353

  12. Paul Skopal July 28, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Just a note to all. Just attended the other high school that I attended in 64. As a note, many were not there..yea dead. And we all agreed that we should have gotten together sooner. So…………As we approach that “dead” possible time perior I wonder why we are not all getting together. I grew up with many of you and want to see and tell lies with you all–but it is not about me, it is about the class. Our past was great–my 6 kids never had it so good. Come on, if you live close or far, give it a shot. Two months to get back to that High School weight….Call everyone and let us get together…..it may be the last time. Remember wearing “red” if you did not have a date for Friday night? How about the “Youth Center”. Be a kid again and bring photos on disks we can view them. Be ready to hug that high school “sweetie” of long ago, and hug your biggest opponent. I will.

    • Tom Jankovsky August 20, 2014 at 10:57 pm #

      Hello Paul !

      Remember the football games on 8th Ave. Sad that Gibson and Pekarek have passed away. Dick died of a heart attack about two years ago. We used to play a lot of sports together.

      Good that you are still around .. Send me a e-mail tj@jankovsky.net

  13. Nancy Kaufmann Lynn July 14, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    I have been in touch with Bonnie Busse Pauli this year ; please send me an email (Nancy.Lynn@comcast.net) if you would like to be in touch with her. She graduated from another high school and didn’t think she would be part of the ’64 reunion. Has anyone heard from Virginia Nees?

    Art Gramer, will you please contact me.

    • RIchard Chirko December 16, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

      Virginia Nees is alive and doing OK living in Maine. She is a retired professor of English and a former assistant dean of english at U of Maine. Lives in a town called Old Town. Husband was Burton Hatlen, a well know poet who died about 5 years ago. Has a daughter recently married and living in Portland, Maine.

  14. Ed (Duke) Bagger July 13, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Anyone ever hear from John Burgaila? Last I knew he was living in Brookfield. He worked at the Brookfield PO with my dad. Haven’t seen him since graduation.

    AND: Anyone ever hear anything about Larry Pons? Extra-ordinarily intelligent with a rapier sense of humour … and scary as hell if you stomped on his tail. I always liked him and admired the air he had about him that if you left him alone you could live. As I remember, his dad was a florist and he worked in the shop. I would really like to know how things went for him.

  15. Paul Skopal July 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    Jimmy Walker lives in Phoenix, AZ. I will look for his address and try to get to him.

  16. James Husiak June 15, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    Craig Timko might have been an engineer with Ford in Detroit, it’s worth a shot, great guy.

  17. Glenn Krueger May 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm #


    Glad to see that my former “Animal House” roommate at the University of Illinois is alive and kicking. Also I am still waiting for you to return my sport coat that I loaned you for the Class Picture.

    Because of the demands of my job and the racing of my race horses (harness), I completely lost touch with my RBHS Classmates.

    I tried to register twice but I think my classmates blocked me. Hope to see all at the reunion.

  18. Sharon Kolar Skweres May 29, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    I am not able to attend – My Dad (99 years young) and I will be in Maui for the month of September. Please keep me in the loop as to what is happening. If there is a class booklet I would certainly like a copy of it – let me know the cost, if any. Thanks, sorry to be missing this historical event.

  19. Paul Skopal May 25, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    I ask a simple question…..I attended RB for three years before leaving my senior year. Would love to sway lies with all of you….if it would be possible to get an invitation, even though I was not really a part of the graduating class in 64. I live in San Antonio now and would love to make the trip up “north” to see my former classmates. Paul

    • Joe Hrach May 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

      Paul, you are part of the class of ’64 and more than welcome to attend the reunion. We have several other classmates that moved in their junior/senior years and are attending.

  20. Neal Uhlich May 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    I talked to Craig Kopic about two years ago. He lives in California but I don’t have a email or street address for him.

    Kirk Miller also lives in California and spends a great deal of time on his sail boat.

  21. Darrell Dvorak May 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    I have several comments, none of which is surprising and most of which I suspect are shared among many of our classmates, but I nevertheless think deserve to be explicitly mentioned: I’m as curious as most of our classmates about what everyone has done/experienced the last 50 years; nevertheless, and somewhat regrettably, some of our classmates prefer no further contact for reasons we have no right to know; some of us, including me, probably will not attend the reunion because of immediate family priorities — in my case, I have priorities on all three U.S. coasts that command my attention, so don’t take my absence personally; because I’ve managed to stay in touch with a small handful of classmates whom I see irregularly, I have always remained somewhat connected to RBHS ’64; Chuck Pesek is not missing, merely preoccupied by other priorities; I’m surprised and saddened by the number and character of classmates who are currently “missing,” whether because they’re no longer with us or who may prefer their anonymity; and, finally, if any classmate would like to contact me, my email address is d5547k@yahoo.com.

    • RBHS Reunion Committee May 23, 2014 at 10:04 am #

      Since we don’t have contact information for the classmates on the list, we are trying to locate and inform them about the RBHS 50th Reunion. They may not have “priorities that command their attention” and may want to attend the reunion but just don’t know about it. If you have Chuck Pesek’s contact information or anyone else on the list, send them an email with the reunion website link – rbhsclass64reunion.info – and let them decide if they want to attend.

  22. Ray Matzelle May 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    Marty Mesch lives in Florida but could probably be reached through his twin brother Art who lives in Wheaton, IL. I’ll send Art an email asking about his brother.

  23. Mel Gustafson May 19, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    I know Joyce Kueltzo is living in Iowa and I will try to contact her

  24. Sally Scaman May 14, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

    Pat Kolar is on facebook as Patricia Kolar Schumacher

    • Patricia Kolar Schumacher May 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

      Please keep me informed of the events…..

  25. Jim Vacherlon May 11, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    Can I still get a copy of the last RBHS student directory?

  26. Jim Vacherlon May 11, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    I have current contact info for Ronald Prokes if you need it. I may know how to find John Sorensen if you need his contact info also.

  27. Cathy Colgrass-Edwards April 25, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    Darlene – Karen (Keasa) (Wallace) Hollister is aware of the reunion. She’s living in Idaho. I’m in touch with Suzi (Stevens) Koller who lives in California. Suzi & Keasa are still friends. Both are coming to the reunion. I see Suzi when she comes in town to visit her mom. I just saw her last week & will see her again in June.

  28. Darlene Kusnerz April 23, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    I’m wondering about Karen (Keasha) Wallace?

  29. Mel Gustafson April 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    Deceased classmates. Please excuse my goof up, I entered Bryan Benedict in the wrong space. He passed about 2001 and had been married to an R-B 65 classmate whose name I think was Sherri? We each had family summer homes about 2 miles apart in the Traverse City Michigan area, but did not know this until late senior year. After graduation, we would get together in the summer and later on at a ski club in DesPlaines. Went on several skiing bus trips with him and his wife including one with my future wife.

  30. Joe Hrach March 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Where is Bob Ponsonby?

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