STEVE CRUEA
It is with great sorrow that we tell you Steve died on August 10th, 2016. Steve had been battling cancer. Please keep Linda and the rest of his family in your thoughts. His many good friends from our class are deeply saddened by the loss as well.
Funeral home obituary and guest book

click here.
 

Photo by Charles Schommer, FHS Class of 1944.
Photo by Charles Schommer, FHS Class of 1944.

OUR 5Oth REUNION!!
September 2016

Fri. 9th, Sat. 10th, Sun. 11th

Reservations for the reunion are
due by August 31st.
Make your plans today!
See the "50th Class Reunion" page
for all the details.

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Deedy Dryden is planning a wonderful 50th reunion event! Bill Kistner, Deedy and Dwight are shown above at the Dayton Country Club scheduling the September 10th Saturday night reunion to be held at this beautiful venue. Please go to the "50th Class Reunion" page to view the details.

 

 

OUR SENIOR YEAR ISSUES OF
THE TOWER NEWS

The 1965-1966 issues of our school newspaper are now displayed on the "Tower News Revisited" page
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FRESHMAN WELCOME LETTER
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FRESHMAN FOOTBALL CHAMPS!

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FRESHMAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF '68
FOR A NEW WEBSITE!

Click on the link below to view.
Class of 1968


OTHER FHS CLASS WEBSITES 
A great deal of work went into all of the Fairview sites and it shows! Check them out often. Click links below to view.
Class of 1965      Class of 1967
Class of 1958     Class of 1961      Class of 1963


 

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OUR MAY 2015 CLASS LUNCH
Many more luncheon photos are located on the "Class Luncheons" page. Shown here are: Dave Gates, Arlene Calico Gates, Leslie Bacon, Bill Kistner, Deedy Dryden, Marti Hoover Kistner, Karin Hendrickson, Dave Wyse. Twenty-one alumni attended!
 


 


FINAL TOUR VIDEO OF FAIRVIEW AND
THE DEMOLITION

The first section of this youtube video, created by John Moraites FHS '55, shows a great tour of the school followed by the demo. The last part shows the class of 1955 reunion in 2012 at Marion's Pizza.

FHS Final Tour Video

 

Photo of the Fairview Longnecker-Folger Fountain as it appeared at Fairview High School.  Photo taken by Tom McLefresh,
Photo of the Fairview Longnecker-Folger Fountain as it appeared at Fairview High School. Photo taken by Tom McLefresh, FHS Class of 1962. The fountain was created by the famous Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati, OH and presented to the school by the Fine Arts Association in 1934.

FAIRVIEW'S
LONGNECKER-FOLGER FOUNTAIN
GIFTED BY THE DPS TO THE
NEW NW BRANCH OF THE DAYTON METRO LIBRARY

New Library Where Fairview High
School Stood


The Longnecker-Folger Fountain, which proudly graced the first floor interior hallway wall facing the center stairway on Hillcrest, will be installed in the new Dayton Metro Library Northwest Branch.  This branch will be built on the former site of Fairview High School at the corner of Philadelphia Drive and Hillcrest in Dayton, Ohio.  It was announced at the Northwest Branch groundbreaking ceremony on June 24, 2014 by John Carr, Chief Construction Officer of the DPS, that the Dayton Public Schools is gifting the fountain to the Dayton Metro Library.
 
The fountain was originally crafted by Rookwood Pottery and presented to Fairview High School from the Fine Arts Association – 1934, as stated in the 1935-36 Fairview Handbook.  It was dedicated to Mr. Longnecker and Miss Folger.  The highly recognized Rookwood Pottery Company in Cincinnati, Ohio has been creating art pottery and architectural tiles since 1880. 
 
We have several alumni to thank for the preservation of this historic fountain.  First, Bob Mousaian FHS ‘62 for initially contacting the DPS to obtain permission to remove the fountain along with the 1929 Fairview Tower Fountain prior to demolition of FHS and then storing these two fountains.  Also thank you to Al Donaldson ’65 and Betsy Hopkins ’63 for assisting Bob with the labor-intensive removal.  Thank you to Dan Wolfe ’65 for his continued contact with the DPS concerning FHS artifacts and establishing a conversation with the Dayton Metro Library and Ruetschle Architects to encourage them to consider displaying at least one significant FHS artifact in the new NW Library.  Plans have been drawn for installing the Longnecker-Folger Fountain. Dan Wolfe attended the groundbreaking and provided the information and photo.  Please express your appreciation to those dedicated alumni mentioned above when you see them for helping to preserve FHS history.  Thanks to all alumni who have voiced their concern and desire to save Fairview High School artifacts.


OPENING OF THE NEW NORTHWEST BRANCH OF THE DAYTON METRO LIBRARY
Saturday April 23, 2016
Grand Opening on April 22

(click here for Metro Library details) 
(Dayton Daily news article click here)

The Longnecker-Folger Fountain shown after restoration and installation in the new library. The library stands on the ol
The Longnecker-Folger Fountain shown after restoration and installation in the new library. The library stands on the old Fairview High School lot. Fountain restoration was done by Bob Mousaian, class of '62. Photo by Bob Mousaian.
Architect plans for installation location of the Fairview Longnecker-Folger Fountain. See the brick wall area in the roo
Architect plans for installation location of the Fairview Longnecker-Folger Fountain. See the brick wall area in the room rendering and the red circle on the floor plan map. Photo supplied by Dan Wolfe, FHS Class of 1965.
Al Donaldson, FHS Class of 1965, helped Bob Mousaian remove the Longnecker-Folger Fountain. Bob kept the fountain in sto
Al Donaldson, FHS Class of 1965, helped Bob Mousaian remove the Longnecker-Folger Fountain. Bob kept the fountain in storage until ready for installation in the new library.
Betsy Hopkins FHS 63, Al Donaldson FHS '65 and Bob Mousaian FHS '62 also removed the FHS Tower Fountain. Fountain remo
Betsy Hopkins FHS 63, Al Donaldson FHS '65 and Bob Mousaian FHS '62 also removed the FHS Tower Fountain. Fountain removal was labor intensive work!
Remember running to your next class up these steps? This is the center stairwell of Fairview High School facing Hillcres
Remember running to your next class up these steps? This is the center stairwell of Fairview High School facing Hillcrest. The FHS Longnecker-Folger Rookwood Fountain, which was located on the first floor, can be seen under the archway as it stood during our years at FHS. Photo by Robert Hauff, FHS Class of 1963.


 
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APRIL 12, 2014 CLASS LUNCHEON

Our Annual Spring Lunch, in honor of Nancy Marker’s birthday, was sponsored by Gary Goldflies and held at the Dublin Pub in Dayton, Ohio's Oregon District.  A great group of classmates attended. (from left to right but not necessarily by rows):  Bruce Trowman, Gary Goldflies, Gerald Arnett, Dave Wyse, Bill Kistner (far back middle), Leslie Bacon (front in black shirt), Mary Nancy Smith (behind Leslie), Forest Midlam (far back), Susie Harris (front), Don Moshos (white cap), John Landsiedel (back, Class of '67 in black cap), Deedy Dryden (front in stripe sweater), and Dwight Woessner.  Suzanne Wellbaum had to leave before the picture was taken.  Gary, thank you for a special lunch and our appreciation to Deedy for supplying the photos.

Don Moshos, Dwight Woessner, Susie Harris
Don Moshos, Dwight Woessner, Susie Harris
Suzanne Wellbaum and Gary Goldflies
Suzanne Wellbaum and Gary Goldflies
Dwight Woessner and Forest Midlam
Dwight Woessner and Forest Midlam
Gerald and Judy Arnett
Gerald and Judy Arnett
(back) Susie Harris, Dwight Woessner, (front) Don Moshos, Leslie Bacon
(back) Susie Harris, Dwight Woessner, (front) Don Moshos, Leslie Bacon
Gary Goldflies
Gary Goldflies


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BRUISER! OUR BULLDOG MASCOT

Perhaps you remember this popular cheer at FHS sporting events:

"We are the Bulldogs.  Mighty, mighty Bulldogs.
Everywhere we go people want to know

who we are.  So we tell them.  We are the Bulldogs.
Mighty, mighty Bulldogs!"

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BRUISER'S NEW HOME

Directly above, Bruiser is shown residing in his new home at the Fairview PreK-8 School.  The school, which opened in 2011, is located at the corner of Elsmere and Hillcrest.  Our marble Bulldog Mascot is now encased in glass and standing ever proudly in the PreK-8 lobby.  It was stated on page ten in our '66 yearbook, "Bruiser symbolizes the spirit, the enthusiasm, and the diligence with which we have striven to take advantage of the countless opportunities available to us to become responsible citizens in the American society."  We hope his mighty Fairview spirit reaches out to many young students in his new home for decades to come.  During our years at Fairview High, Bruiser stood on a pedestal in the senior cafeteria.  He was later moved to the Third and Main hallway. GO BULLDOGS!

 

Leslie Bacon, Carol Frakes, Susie Harris, Suzanne Wellbaum, Andria Cowan, Dwight Woessner, Don Moshos, Deedy Dryden, Rob
Leslie Bacon, Carol Frakes, Susie Harris, Suzanne Wellbaum, Andria Cowan, Dwight Woessner, Don Moshos, Deedy Dryden, Robert Perkins, Gary Goldflies, Bill Kistner. Also attending but not shown were faculty members Arlene Calico Gates and David Gates. Thank you to all who attended!

JUNE 2013 CLASS LUNCH

Saturday June 1, 2013 was our annual celebration of Nancy Marker's
birthday.  It also marked the 65th birthday for all of our 1966
classmates!  The luncheon was held at Little York Tavern in Vandalia.
  More photos are located on the "Class Luncheons" page.


 

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Shown above is the Fairview High School Seal.  In a statement written about Principal Don Longnecker’s 42 years of service at Fairview, the then Assistant Principal Theresa Folger noted,  “Every student and teacher feels the warmth of his smile and his hearty handclasp.  This handclasp is exemplified in the seal of the school which he helped to design many years ago.  The motto which stands over the entrance shows the breadth of education which he envisions for everyone.  This school proposes to lead youth towards healthful, broadminded, service seeking adult life.”
(The quote is taken from a document printed in the 1962 FHS yearbook.)

 

Principal Don Longnecker and Assistant Principal Theresa Folger welcome students at Fairview's main entrance.
Principal Don Longnecker and Assistant Principal Theresa Folger welcome students at Fairview's main entrance.
 
 
MR. ROBERT BRUGGEMAN
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Mr. Bruggeman passed away on September 25th, 2015 at the age of 88. He was a well known Fairview faculty member. Our sincere sympathy to his family, many friends and the vast number of students who admired him.  An interesting interview with Mr. Bruggeman is shown on the "Faculty and Staff" page of this website. His obituary may be found by clicking on the links listed below. The Dayton Daily News obit is legacy.com, however, the tributes.com obit contains more information.
tributes.com     legacy.com


 

FHS BASKETBALL COACH
DON BARGER

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Faculty member, Don Barger, died at age 85.  For thirty years, he dedicated his life to serving as an admired coach, teacher and discipline administrator.  Coach Barger passed away February 16, 2013.  We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.  For a link to the obituary please click here.

 

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SAFETY PATROL
You will see some of your classmates and friends in this old photo. 
Take a look back at the 1959-1960 Fairview Elementary Safety Patrol boys and girls.

 

ARE THOSE REALLY OUR SCOTCHETTES?

For the 1963 Fairview Follies, our athletes entertained us as Scotchettes!
For the 1963 Fairview Follies, our athletes entertained us as Scotchettes!
 
 

A MEMORY FROM THE PAST!

Thank you Alan Gaines and Jim McLefresh for this image. Does anyone have a photo of The Mascot to submit, please!
Thank you Alan Gaines and Jim McLefresh for this image. Does anyone have a photo of The Mascot to submit, please!

THINKING OF RETIRING? 
LEARN SOMETHING FROM MR. BRUGGEMAN

View this Dayton Daily News article from April 12, 2012.
Click on the article to enlarge for better viewing.  Sorry the image is slightly blurred.

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ENJOY SOME PHOTOS FROM
OUR JUNIOR CLASS PLAY!

Murray Horwitz, surrounded by fellow cast members left, Sharon Sickels, and right, Ginny Dilts. They were getting into c
Murray Horwitz, surrounded by fellow cast members left, Sharon Sickels, and right, Ginny Dilts. They were getting into character for our April 2, 1965 Junior Class Play "Charlie's Aunt" performed in the FHS auditorium. (photo courtesy of Tom McLefresh and Jim McLefresh)
Patience was the key word for Director Mr. Binkley as he went over the plays notes with student director Jim McLefresh f
Patience was the key word for Director Mr. Binkley as he went over the plays notes with student director Jim McLefresh for our Junior Class Play "Charlie's Aunt" presented April 2, 1965 in the FHS auditorium. (photo courtesy of Tom McLefresh and Jim McLefresh)

Rehearsal for Fairview's production of 'Charlie's Aunt' took a certain amount of line direction.  The cast listened
Rehearsal for Fairview's production of "Charlie's Aunt" took a certain amount of line direction. The cast listened to Director Mr. Binkley. The cast shown are front, Ellen Phillips; second row, Polly Grimsley, Sandie Sturdivant and Pat Patterson; third row, Don Kitain, Andy Allen, Dave Feltz and Harvey Mayerson. (photo courtesy of Tom McLefresh and Jim McLefresh)

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AVAILABLE TO ORDER!!
A NEW BOOK ABOUT FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Understanding

Is your memory of Fairview still vivid?  At times do you feel like you could reach out and the grand old lady would be as she was in the 1960s?

Rediscover her and learn more about Fairview than you may have known during your four years there.  A new book is now available about Fairview High School that has been in the making for a number of years.  Understanding (Fairview High School, 1960s, Dayton, Ohio) is hardback, full color, 102 pages with 200 images.  Take a giant step back and have an in-depth conversation with Fairview.  Enjoy images that may be fading from your mind.  Understand her.

Written by Dan Wolfe, Class of 1965, this book is a definite keepsake!  Layout and design by Jeri Jones Bland, ‘66.  Photos were taken by Charles Schommer, ’44; Tom McLefresh, ’62; Jim Lied, ’62; Robert Hauff, ’63; Dan Wolfe, ‘65 and Jeri Jones Bland, ’66.  Many others also donated photos and memorabilia or responded to the Legacy Project questionnaire.

The book is available to you at cost directly from our online printer.  (NO compensation of any kind goes to any alumni involved with creating this book.)  The printer's current cost is $48.39 plus shipping.  To order and to view a preview of the book, please click on the printer's direct link  http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3214610 .  Or view their website at www.blurb.com/bookstore and enter Understanding in the search bar.   IMPORTANT NOTE:  $48.39 is blurb.com's pricing at the date of this posting and is subject to change without notice.
 

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HIGH QUALITY PEN & INK RENDERING OF FHS AVAILABLE IN TWO SIZES!
This wonderful pen and ink rendering of Fairview High School was created by Doug Hauff, class of '65. Click on the image for enlarged viewing. The drawing is available in two sizes. 11"X17" prints priced at $15.00 each plus shipping and 8"X10" prints priced at $10.00 each plus shipping. To purchase, please contact Doug by email at dhauff65@yahoo.com

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OUR FHS 1966 and 1965 YEARBOOKS
View the yearbooks page by page thanks to Tom Kender.  
Click
 YEARBOOK


BRUISER'S REVENGE BLOG
by Dan Wolfe, FHS '65 - click on the link below

www.bruisersrevenge.blogspot.com/

 "I read the news today, oh boy"
a blog by our classmate Tom Kender.

ireadthenews.blogspot.com


FAIRVIEW CLASS OF 1959 YEARBOOK WANTED
Please contact us if you have a Fairview '59 yearbook that you would like to sell or donate to alumni from the class of '59. Simply use the "Contact Us" option from the side menu.


THE METCALF STAINED GLASS HAS BEEN
TOTALLY RESTORED AND IS NOW HANGING IN THE NEW
FAIRVIEW PRE K-8 SCHOOL
.
More on the "FHS Stained Class" page.


TWO ALBUMS ON THE PHOTO ALBUM PAGE
DOCUMENT PART OF FAIRVIEW'S HISTORY!

Thanks to Charles Schommer, FHS Class of 1944, we can view the 1913-1914 Fairview Yearbook. Charles complied the pages from the old book and sent them to us. They are now viewable in an album on the "Photo Album" page. This is wonderful look back in time. Charles also created a slide show of photos in the album titled A Look Back, showing Fairview High the way we remember it. Thank you Charles!! To enjoy these photos please go to the "Photo Album" page and scroll down to the albums near the bottom of the page.


CHECK THIS OUT!
  • FAIRVIEW WWII ERA jumbo post card which was sent to alumni serving in the military has been added to the "Memorabilia" page. 
  • View the new "MR. and MRS. FAIRVIEW" page for a brief audio-visual presentation starring two of our favorite former FHS principals.
  • FAIRVIEW STORIES - GREAT LINK!  Click on this link:  http://fairviewstories.com/  for the entertaining web site created by our '66 classmates Tom Kender, Marc Jennings, Darlene Glaze Jennings and also Ed Stout '65. They tell some great stories about their years at Fairview . . . thus the title Fairview Stories — The Greatest Stories Never Told.  Let them know how much you enjoy their creative work. 
  • OLD DAYTON SCHOOLS! This site contains photos and info about old schools in the Dayton area. You will find FHS, Loos, Cornell Heights, Gettysburg, Fairview Elementary and many other schools familiar to you!  http://www.oldohioschools.com/montgomery_county.htm
  • DAYTON HISTORY LINKS!! Excellent! You will enjoy these! Carillon Historical Park link:  http://www.daytonhistory.org/index.php . View a memorable video titled "Let's Go Down To Rikes" by Think TV at  http://video.thinktv.org/video/1434909165# Dayton History Books link: http://www.daytonhistorybooks.com/index.htm

GREAT OLDIES MUSIC!
Click the link to listen to some of the
Top Hits from 1966.
Recently found the website below which includes videos!  Try it out!
http://www.1959bhsmustangs.com/VideoJukebox.htm#

Select your favorites from many decades of tops hits. 
 

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While viewing the site, we hope you remember everything that made
Fairview great and many dear old friends. Come back soon!

"Fairview High School was no different from any other high school in Dayton, Ohio in the 1960s. It was simply made of brick and stone and glass. What was different though, were the friendships. The bonds that were forged by a chance meeting of students in a hallway, sharing a table at lunch or simply sitting behind the same person for fours year in a homeroom. A point in time when life was simple. When we cruised the drive-ins and when we learned about 'rock and roll' and 
most important we discovered friendships."

 
(written by Tom Kender, February 2009)


YOUR WEBSITE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Jeri Jones Bland, graphics and site management
Jim McLefresh, calendar, directory, maps and communications
Sandie Sturdivant Merriam, site advisor
John Pichler, technical and internet advisor

Dwight Woessner, finances
Bill Kistner, financial assistant

Special recognition, appreciation and thanks to Deedy Dryden for her dedication to our class.  She plans and coordinates our reunions and many class lunches.  She also continually updates her facebook page about FHS.

Our many thanks to Mike Levitt, who was kind enough to write the "Conditions of Use Notice" and to Rick Bader for assisting Mike. Also thank you to Tom Kender, who has given us the stories on the "Tower Of Memories" page. Special thanks to Dan Wolfe, Class of '65, for renewing our acquaintance with some of the FHS faculty through his creative writing, also for his concern and efforts to document existing Fairview artifacts. Thank you to many, many others for your continued encouragement and kind words of support!

FAIRVIEW CLASS OF '66 WEBSITE NOTICE ON CONDITIONS OF USE

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