January & June 1968 RHS Grads
January & June 1968 RHS Grads
Thank you Barbara James Pollock for updating the list in alpha order. As of Sept. 22, 2018
Beth lived her life with gusto and charisma. The friends she made at Redford, she claimed for life, always keeping us close physically and emotionally. She devoted her career to criminal justice and focused specifically on defending the rights of inmates. 'Bethie' had a great love of people and animals and world travel. We who loved her will always remember her passion, her brave spirit, and the most beautiful smile that could instantly brighten the darkest day. As she came near the end of her time here on earth, she asked only to be remembered for the joy she brought to many. And to this day, as promised, we do. We love you, Bethie. Obituary for Elizabeth J. Arnovits. Elizabeth Jule Arnovits died August 3rd, 2011 at Hospice of Lansing. Our beloved Beth departed us much too soon after a long battle with cancer that typified the courage and determination she displayed throughout her life. She was born April 12th,1950 in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. For 36 years she provided dynamic and creative leadership to the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency by lending her intelligence and strength to help the criminal justice system reach its ideals by effectively providing for the public safety in the fairest and most humane manner. In 2011 she was nominated for Greater Lansing Woman of the Year for her contributions to her field. Her friends, family and the young women she mentored have born witness to her generosity of spirit that blessed them, her beloved animals and any cause fortunate enough for her to give her heart to. Her sense of adventure led her to see places and things few of us will ever experience from polar bears near Hudson Bay to penguins in Antarctica to silver-backed gorillas in Africa and Darwin’s whole menagerie in the Galapagos Islands of the Pacific. She shared these with us in her wildlife photography that matched the best of National Geographic. She, along with her late husband were ardent patrons of the Potter Park Zoo. Each of us who knew Beth best can recount some critical moment or span in our lives when we needed her very badly and she responded with the full measure of her wisdom and warm strength. We feel blessed to have known her and only regret we had insufficient time to repay the debt. Beth was preceded in death by her beloved husband William Szafarczyk and is survived by her sister Mona Davis, niece Elizabeth Davis-Pennington, nephew Robert Davis Jr.,brother-law (Robert Davis) as well as her grand nephews and nieces: Colin, Davis, Elliot and Neve to whom she was the very generous and loving “Gramma Aunt Beth” and very special friend Susan Herman to whom the family wishes to express gratitude for her invaluable help and for loving our Beth so very deeply . A memorial will be held at the Grand Ledge Opera House at 121 South Bridge Street, Grand ledge, Michigan on Monday, August 8th at 4:00pm. Beth had requested any donations in her name be made to the Elizabeth Arnovits Juvenile Justice Fund at MCCD, 1000 West St. Joseph, Suite 400, Lansing, Michigan 48915. Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.
Colleen Haberlog - 6/68
August 1 1950 - November 22, 2011
Colleen was a single mother and did an excellent job raising her 4 daughters and one son. She died because of complications from diabetes.
It is with great sadness that I am posting this message. We just received word that Gary Mantalas suddenly passed away yesterday. He has been living in the Philippines and was looking forward to attending the 50th Year Reunion, planning on bringing his brothers, Jim and John. Rest In Peace Gary. You will be missed, 😢 (Thanks Delane Smith Thompson for the info)
— with Gary Mantalas.
When she said 'yes' those guys in the background cheered! (no sound in the video)
Claudette Tyrer died from injuries from a car accident just before graduation.
Sorry I don't have the date or her picture.
From Facebook List. Names will be updated
1968 Laurence R. (Larry) Green Passed April 14, 2014 Stuart, FL. Cancer
1968 Terry Tebedo, cancer date unknown.
1968 Oliver E. Halfyard, passed about 2010
1968 Tony Eihlers, KIA Vietnam about 1971
1968 Walter Silka 8/29/47-5/22/68, killed in Colorado, auto wreck
1968 Richard N. Miller, JR, passed away July, 2005
1968 Robert Fullerton class of 68. Passed 2014.
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--Chris Timco - May 8, 2011
- Contact Chris or Debbie Timco 313-377-2527 / 313-408-9983