FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS June 17, 2016
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I am in the market for a handicapped accessible van. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have one or who could recommend a company that deals with conversion vehicles.
Renee Maruka LeDonne is still searching for contact information for 1976 grads of Fairmont Senior High. The reunion is scheduled for this July 29-Aug.1. Send the info for you or a classmate with whom you remain in touch to Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org or message Rick Angeline or Renee through Facebook.
Class of 1966 needs your help in locating the following classmates. Please advise if you have a recent email or snail mail address.
Rebeca Sue Allard Shirley
Susan Virginia Bartholow
Dale Elizabeth Brown Stewart
Janet Gail Brown Hines
Theresa Harris Brown
Alice Chambers Griffith
Allen Bryant Cromer
Janet Marie Deem Vincent
Margaret Jean Dent Sabo
Margaret Elizabeth Fenton
Gilbert Michael Forte
Nila Joy Fritzman
Bradley Dale Glover
Paul Richard Miller
Sharon Marie Whitelock Baumgardner
Diane Winemiller Cutlup
The following is a complete list of the Fairmont Senior High School, Class of 2016 scholarship winners and awards totaling nearly $2 million. The list of scholarship and award winners from East Fairmont High School’s Class of 2016 will be published on Thursday, June 2 in The Fairmont News in print and on Facebook.
Anselene, Caleb; Anselene, Justin; Ashcraft, Brooke; Ayers, Alexandria; Bean, Kaitlyn; Bonasso, Tressa; Bosley, Jarrod; Burkel, Matthew; Craig, Claire; Cochran, Renzy; Davisson, Nicholas; DeSellems, Ryan; Efaw, Brianna; Freeland, Jonah; Guentert, Miranda; Helmick, Levi; Hershberger, Emily; Heston, Rainy; Hornberger, Ciara; Johnson, Jasmine; Kinder, Isaac; Leon, Joseph; Mason, Leah; Michalski, Sydney; Moroose, Olivia; Morris, Laura; Muller, Meghan; Nuzum, Michael; Okel, Justin; Petracca, Hannah; Plivelich, Tyler; Potesta, Robert; Ricer, Ryan; Rider, Gatsby; Rogers, Jordan; Sansalone, Sofia; Shaw, Conner; Sims, Hunter; Stevenski, Samantha; Stewart, Benjamin; Storms, Margaret; Suder, Timothy; Summers, Sarah; Swiger, Steven; Taylor, Ben; Travelstead, Greyson; Uphold, Madison; Urse, Madison; Van Horn, Jakeb; The following is a complete list of the Fairmont Senior High School, Class of 2016 scholarship winners and awards totaling nearly $2 million. The list of scholarship and award winners from East Fairmont High School’s Class of 2016 will be published on Thursday, June 2 in The Fairmont News in print and on Facebook.Wade, Kristina; Wyne, Bradley
Fairmont State University Promise Beyond: Laura Morris, Caleb Anselene, Ciara Hornberger, Emily Hershberger, Jarrod Bosley, Jordan Rogers, Kaitlyn Bean, Kristina Wade, Michael Nuzum, Miranda Guentert, Sarah Summers and Steven Swiger
FSU Pepsi Scholarship: Kristina Wade
FSU Falcon Scholarship: Kristina Wade
Charles J. Mcclain: Jordan Rogers, Caleb Anselene, Laura Morris
Blanche kinney Merit Scholarship: Sarah Esposito
Rogers’ Family Endowment: Kharon Harrell
Sharon Weaver Messmore Scholarship: Michaela Moore
William White Scholarship: Jeremy Sheppard
Datha Gene Smith Foundation: Jordan Birdsell
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Steven Swiger, Kain Lucente and Jordan Rogers
West Virginia University
Shenaddoah Scholarship: Rainy Heston, Nick Davisson, Madison Urse, Sofia Sansalone
Presidential Scholarship: Hunter Sims, Sydney Michalski, Levi Helmick and Connor Shaw
Mountaineer Scholarship: Tressa Bonasso, Justin Anselene, Brooke Ashcraft, Renzy Cochran and Brianna Efaw
WVU Valedictorian: Sydney Michalski
Vandalia Scholarship: Alexandria Ayers, Olivia Moroose, Claire Craig
WVU Mountaineer Parents Club: Olivia Moroose
Engineering Achievement Scholarship: Hunter Sims
Presidential Scholarship: Emily Hershberger, Brooke Ashcraft
A. Perry Scholarship: Hannah Hillberry, Hannah Petracca, Kaitlyn Bean
Board of Governors: Ryan Ricer, Leah Mason
Marshall University Honors College Scholarship: Ryan Ricer and Leah Mason
West Virginia Wesleyan
Presidential Scholarship: Gatsby Rider, Timothy Suder, Benjamin Stewart, Timothy Suder
Deans Scholarship: Meghan Muller
Legacy Scholarship: Meghan Muller
Mason Crickard Scholarship: Meghan Muller
Nicholas Hyma Scholarship: Benjamin Stewart
Nellie & Kathryn McLaughlin Scholarship: Benjamin Stewart
Athletic track Scholarship: Benjamin Stewart
Adiel Sherwood Scholarship: Jasmine Johnson
Partners Scholarship: Jasmine Johnson
Point Park University
Conservatory of Performing Arts @ PPU: Kathryn Scarbro
Distinguished Student: Kathryn Scarbro
Student Book Grant: Kathryn Scarbro
Timms Family Scholarship: Kathryn Scarbro
Justice Federal Credit Union: Kathryn Scarbro
University of Miami
Presidential Scholarship: Joseph Leon
West Liberty University
Elbin Scholarship: Margaret Storms
Theatre Scholarship: Margaret Storms
DYD Leadership Scholarship: Madison Uphold
University of Rio Grande’
Basketball Scholarship: Tyaira Horton
Greater Fairmont Community
James and Derek Hotsinpiller Scholarship: Ciara Hornberger
J. Jackson Pauley Scholarship: Sofia Sansalone
George W. Bowers Memorial Trust: Levi Helmick
Fairmont Board of Realtors: Sofia Sansalone
Mon General Foundation: Tressa Bonasso
Elks National Foundation: Most Valuable Ryan Ricer
Teen Court Scholarship: Madison Uphold
Dr. Delbert Smith Scholarship: Steven Swiger
Seth Burton Memorial Scholarship: Hannah Petracca
Anthony Pizatella Scholarship: Madison Uphold
Davidson Family Scholarship: Hunter Sims
Fairmont South Rotary Scholarship: Claire Craig
Rex Stalnaker Memorial Scholarship: Tim Suder
Ross and Delores Maruka Scholarship: Bradley Wyne, Brogan Raddish, Jarrod Bosley, Anthony “Skip” Delligatti and Michael Nuzum
Rick and Linda Parker Scholarship: Jeremy Sheppard, Michaela Moore and Steven Swiger
WV Italian Heritage Scholarship
Angelo S and Carolyn Arena Petitto Memorial: Ryan Ricer
WVIHF Board of Directors: Claire Craig
Margaret and Joe Robert Spatafore Scholarship: Justin Anselene
General: Caleb Anselene, Justin Anselene, Brooke Ashcraft, Joseph Leon, Olivia Moroose, Ryan Ricer, Ben Stewart, Ben Taylor
Your Community Foundation, Inc.
William “Will” Charleton Bridges: Caleb Anselene
Seth Burton Memorial Scholarship: Hannah Petracca
Jean and Laurence S. DeLynn Scholarship: Olivia Moroose
Jacob Bower “Bower Power” Memorial: Olivia Moroose, Caleb Anselene and Justin Anselene
Mu Alpha Tetha Scholarship: Tim Suder, Sydney Michalski, Justin Anselene, Emily Hershberger, Laura Morris, Steven Swiger and Miranda Guentert
Baseball: FAIRMONT — The Big 10 Conference announced its Big 10 baseball team for the 2016 season Thursday and five Marion County baseball players were named to the first team.
From Fairmont Senior infielder Ryan Ricer and pitcher Ryan Valentine were named to the first team.
Representing Marion County on the Big 10 second team are Fairmont Senior's Austin Kuhn.
Earning honorable mention status from Marion County Fairmont Senior's Damien Davis, Vince Sabatino, Ian Fairley, Steven Swiger and Zach Lovejoy.
Philip Barbour's Sean Curtis was named the conference's Player of the Year, while Bridgeport's Hunter Haddix was named Pitcher of the Year and his coach, Robert Shields, was named Coach of the Year.
Here are very tentative plans for a 50th Reunion for Class of 1967.
August 25, 2017-Friday-BYOB get together at site to be determined
August 26, 2017-Saturday AM-FSHS tour
Saturday lunch--maybe Colasessano's or Muriales--on your own
Saturday evening-dinner etc at Field Club (possible Muriales cater if FFC doesn't have ability to serve food then)
August 27, 2017-Sunday breakfast ???Here are very tentative plans.
Please spread the word and get contact information to me at email@example.com, especially emails and/or join Facebook group of Fairmont Senior High School, Class of 1967 50th Reunion.
"No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." John Donne
Richard Parks Beebe, 69, of Clayton, NC passed away Friday, August 21, 2015.
Left to cherish his memories are a spouse, Jody B. Beebe, Clayton, NC; a daughter Evalina Beebe, Clayton, NC and sons, Rickie Beebe ( Jennifer), Philadelphia, PA and Garrett Beebe.
The family will receive friends at 555 Southwick Ave., Clayton, NC.
Alexander "Alex" Lee Harris, 18, of Fairmont, passed away Monday (June 13, 2016).
He was born July 8, 1997, in Midwest City, Oklahoma, son of Roger Lee Harris of Fairmont and Angela Rae Starker of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Alex was a 2015 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School. He was formerly employed at McAteers Restaurant and Shop-n-Save in Fairmont.
He was an avid video game player and liked to make videos for YouTube. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and hiking.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Stephanie Nicole Harris and Kimberly Grace Harris, both of Fairmont; his paternal grandparents, Roger and Suzanne Harris of Buckhannon; his maternal grandparents, Ray and Judy Starker of Konawa, Oklahoma; and his paternal great-grandparents, Walt and Susan Knowles of Edgewater, Florida.
Cremation has been chosen as his final disposition. The arrangements are under the care of Domico Funeral Home in Fairmont. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alex's name to the Marion County Humane Society: P.O. Box 905 Fairmont, WV 26554.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com
Printess Allen Winston IV, 16, of Fairmont, began his going-home journey on the early morning of Monday (June 13, 2016).
We were blessed with his birth on Oct. 8, 1999, in Fairmont, and every day after.
The proud parents are Bonnie Winston and Printess III "Grazhopr" (Tami) Winston, all of Fairmont.
He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Kyle (Ashley) Brown of Morgantown and Knight-Shawn Winston of Fairmont; two sisters, Taylin Dobbs and KaShylin Winston of Fairmont; niece, Avaya Brown of Morgantown; grandmother, Irene Brown of Pennsylvania; grandparents, Printess II and Dellmon Winston of Morgantown, Red and Debbie Hines of Fairmont; aunts and uncles, Dellmon (Joe) Wilcox of Morgantown, Winshel (Donald) Hill of Maryland, Georgia Winston of Maryland (also his godmother) and Nick (Alisha) Hines of Fairmont; godfather, Derric Hill of Maryland; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family who loved him very much.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, David (Jinks) and Marguerite Cottingham of Cleveland, Ohio, Willie and Clifford Mae Winston of Chaplin; aunt, Nicole Ulrich of Pennsylvania; uncle, Gary Brown of Pennsylvania; and many other family members. Our family has lost too many young family members.
Printess began his athletic career at the age of 4 with the Suncrest youth softball league. Printess continued his athletic career playing basketball for Hoop Dreams in Fairmont and the Cavs of Morgantown. He was a rising junior at Fairmont Senior High School. Setting his sight on one day owning his own custom automotive shop, Printess started this journey alongside his dad and brother at their new family-owned business, Winston Wheels and Tires in Fairmont.
He also enjoyed listening to music, fishing, shooting his bow and just having fun with his family and friends. Printess was well-known for his beautiful smile and hair. He recently got a tattoo in memory of his great-grandfather, Dave, who recently passed away.
Printess touched the hearts of many people, and his life mattered!
Services will be held at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home at 10 S. High St., Morgantown. Viewing will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday and again from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday with Gabriel Kinsey officiating. Cremation services will follow.
Condolences may be made at www.fredjenkinsfuneralhome.com.
Allan Lee Williams, 57, of Morgantown, passed away Thursday (June 2, 2016) at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Allan was born April 23, 1959, in Clarksburg, son of Everett Lee Williams and Virginia Gribble Williams.
He was employed for 37 years at Dominion Hope as a warehouse man. He was a member of Hope Federal Credit Union, enjoyed motorcycles, boating and his dog, Rolo.
In addition to his parents, Allan is survived by his wife, Kathryn Williams; a brother, Randy Williams of Fairmont; a stepson, Ryan Hays and wife Joann of Florida; a granddaughter, Rylan Hays of Florida; a nephew, Shawn Williams and wife Melissa of Morgantown; and a great-niece, Hayden Williams.
Following Allan's wishes, a private family service was held at Domico Funeral Home in Fairmont on Sunday. He will be cremated and buried at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at domicofh.com
Melissa Merigay Miller
October 30, 1956 - May 22, 2016
Melissa (Kann) Miller, Kokomo, IN, completed her mission in this life and departed from us on May 22, 2016. She was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on October 30, 1956, to Elmer and Edith Kann who are both deceased. She was a compassionate, loving, and caring person who will be dearly missed by many. Her sister Shirley brought her and Preston Miller of Kokomo together in 1973, and in December of that year they married and for more than 42 years they were each other’s universe. She felt “very blessed in life.”
A spiritually centered person, Melissa was gifted with an artist’s eye for beauty and symmetry; she used her gift to create warmth and beauty in all her surroundings. Visitors to her home repeatedly commented on how comfortable it made them feel and how they could sense the love that was present. But her most endearing quality was the intensity with which she loved and cared for her family and friends. If you were in her orbit, she was your champion. Her sister, Kim said of Melissa, “She is beautiful in heart, a best friend and confidant, and an example for us all to be kind and generous to others.” Her niece, Rene, added: “I feel a deep love for Melissa and am honored to be her niece. She is the most compassionate, loving, and honest woman I have ever known. I admire everything about her, especially her strength and courage.” And from her niece, Beverly, “Melissa is a beautiful, compassionate, and selfless soul that always puts the welfare of others before her own – I love her to the moon and back.” Melissa’s other passion was reading and expanding her knowledge on a wide range of subjects; this resulted in a considerable personal library that she treasured.
Melissa graduated from Fairmont West-Side High School, in Fairmont, WV as a member of the class of 1974. She later attended classes at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas, where she focused on medical administration. Her studies led to her becoming a Certified Medical Transcriptionist. Over the course of her 17-year career, she worked for Hospitals in San Antonio; Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Colorado Springs, CO, and Morgantown, WV. She retired early to become a caregiver for her Mother that was followed by caring for her Father. Accustomed to being the one caring for others, Melissa was overwhelmed and humbled by the letters of support she received and by the number of people she learned that were praying for her recovery from cancer.
In addition to her husband Preston, she is survived by two brothers and three sisters: Shirley Miller, Russiaville, IN; Elbert (Mo) Moran, Kokomo, IN; Barbara Rowe, Fairmont, WV; Elmer Kann, Kokomo, IN; Kimberly (William) Thompson, Fairmont, WV, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Melissa shared special bonds with her sister Kimberly; her niece, Rene Sterling of Kokomo, IN; and her niece, Beverly Yates of Charleston, WV. She had a special place in her heart for her nephew, Tim Hill of Kokomo and her great niece, Jessica Yates of Charleston, WV. Melissa was also proud of her brother-in-law, William Thompson, for the loving care he gives to the residents of the Fairmont Arbors nursing home where he works, and for his devotion to her sister Kimberly.
No services are planned, but family and friends – old and new – are welcomed to visit at Ellers Mortuary on 725 South Main Street to share their memories of Melissa on Thursday, May 26, 2016, during the hours of 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Melissa would be deeply honored if donations were made in her name to one of her three favorite charities in Fairmont, WV: the Union Mission, the Sobrania Soup Opera, or the Marion County Humane Society. Melissa was very grateful for the love, friendship, and care she received from Julie Maggart and Debbie Zent of the St. Joseph Hospice.
Mark Allen Kisner, 46, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at United Hospital Center following a short illness.
He was born in Marion County on September 10, 1969 a son of Wanda (Fisher) Kisner of Fairmont and the late Donald Kisner.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca (Boore) Kisner.
Mark graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1987. He was currently employed at the Murray Energy Loveridge Mine in Fairview as a Miner. He was a proud member of the United Mine Workers of America. Mark attended the First Church of the Nazarene. His many interests included hunting, fishing, riding his Harley, being outdoors and his collection of Trans Am cars. Special to him, were his loving Dogs, Boots, Maddie, Harley and Bella. Most of all, Mark loved spending time with his family and many friends.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his brother, Donald Bradley "Brad" Kisner and a close friend, C.J. Fazio of Fairmont; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Richard and Karen Boore of Fairmont; and sister-in-law Amy Boore of Fairmont.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray and Edna Kisner and Oliver and Agnes Fisher.
Friends and Family may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street Fairmont on Thursday from 4pm to8 pm, on Friday from 1pm to8 pm and on Saturday 11am to 1pm. The funeral Service will be at 1pm on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Michael VanZant of the First Church of the Nazarene in Fairmont officiating. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover.
Condolences may be left at www.carpenterandford.com