In Memoriam

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  • In memoriam

    The deceased members of our class are:
    • Dick Berlinger
    • Steve Brooks
    • Jack Conner
    • Tony Duffy
    • Tex Goldschmeding
    • Bill Holmes
    • Dave Kevis
    • Pete Kressler
    • Jack Levine
    • Doug McDowell
    • George McVaugh
    • John Scherer
    • Joel Sunderman
    • Glenn Williams

    Dick Berlinger died on November 14, 2015. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and from Temple Law School. He was a life-long lawyer and avid sailor. In addition to his wife, Nora, Dick is survived by his son, Richard Eric Berlinger. See his complete obituary.

    Tony Duffy died on April 30, 2015 at the age of 72 after an extended illness. He was living in Southampton, PA and was married to Helene Delaney Duffy and had three children: Brian J., Timothy G., and Andrew (all PC graduates). He also had 9 grandchildren. He had been the owner of the Bull Tavern in Croyden, PA.

    George McVaugh died on August 26th, 2014. He was married to Nancy (Nan) McVaugh for 47 years. George had one stepson, Scott Simmons, whom he raised. George and Nan were teachers for 20 years, George in math, Nan in German.

    Doug McDowell died on October 24, 2012 at his home in Gladstone, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, Doug lived in Meadowbrook and Blue Bell before moving to Gladstone in 1974. Doug spent 40 years as a successful municipal bond salesman, working for various firms in New York City and New Jersey before retiring in 2009.

    Steve Brooks was hospitalized just before our 50th Reunion and died one month later on June 3, 2010 (see his obituary and a remembrance from the website of The Philadelphia Center.).

    Jack Levine died of cancer at age 64 after a distinguished career as an activist lawyer fighting for the underdog (see Jack's obituary).

    Joel Sunderman graduated from Haverford College but died at age 24 when he fell under a subway train in Berlin while rushing to the opera (according to his mother, as reported by Jock Deasey).

    Details of other classmates' deaths are unknown to us.

  • Wilbert Braxton died in 2000
    Click here to see his obituary, which tells us much about this gentle man which we didn't know.
  • Lou Connick died in 2005
    Click here to see his obituary. He was a mentor who changed our lives, and who lived life to the fullest up to the very end. See his page on this site.
  • Bert Linton died in 2009
    Click here to see his obituary. He was a distinguished educator and an extraordinary golf coach. His memorial service was held during our 50th reunion. The program pictured at right shows him imparting knowledge to the Class of 1960.
  • Ernest Wells died in 2013
    Ernest passed away on New Year's Day, 2013. He had been PC Music Director from 1958 to 1978, and attended our 50th reunion. See his page on this site.
  • Fritz Kempner died in 2013
    Fritz passed away on January 7, 2013 at the age of 91. He had been foreign language teacher at Penn Charter from 1953 to 1986, and attended our 50th reunion. See his page on this site.

  • Steve Edgerton died in 2014
    Steve passed away on December 16, 2014, at the age of 86. He was a chemistry teacher at Penn Charter for over 15 years, and attended our 50th reunion. See his obituary.