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•   Randall K. Jordan (1975)  6/27
•   Lina Shone (Ingraham) (1959)  6/27
•   Joshua Redelman (2009)  6/19
•   Aaron Naternicola (1989)  5/5
•   Delores Popp (Doak) (1964)  4/29
•   Steffen Schmauss (1992)  4/28
•   Candy Vincent (Marcum) (1992)  4/14
•   Edgar Jaynes (1964)  4/12
•   Lawrence R. Ash (1964)  3/13
•   Elizabeth Ann Powell (Permar) (1960)  2/18
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MISSING CLASSMATES


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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Charles Larry Abel III (1968)  7/11
•   Larry Fluharty (1964)  7/12
•   Debbie Brookover/Gower (1974)  7/13
•   Sharoyn (Sherrie) Lee Bunner (Haller) (1970)  7/13
•   Stacy Beckner (1990)  7/15
•   Jamie Howell (1984)  7/15
•   Kathy Tonkery (Tenney) (1972)  7/15
•   Kathryn Lynn Howes (Fanto) (1979)  7/16
•   Rosemarie Saporito (Stevens) (1972)  7/16
•   Amy Tarleton (Tarleton) (1980)  7/17
•   Heather E Martin (Shoulders) (1990)  7/18
•   Deborah Kay Waters (1971)  7/18
•   Asa Reese (1977)  7/20
•   Janet Sloboda (Garrison) (1960)  7/20
•   Joseph Frank Carlone (1960)  7/21
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Welcome Polar Bears to a website commemorating 90 years of exemplary education at the Loop Park campus on Oakwood Road in Fairmont WV.  Free membership.  Join today.

Voices of Fairmont Senior High School

by Carol J. Amos and Linda Orr Morgan

Help the Voices of Fairmont Senior High School authors celebrate a successful signing season.

Please R.S.V.P. on the event site on Carol's Facebook or respond to cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

a  9 x 12 hardcover book of 160 pages with history and archival pictures, 200+, from over 100 years of Maple Leaves, Hi-Life, submitted materials, books, oral interviews, and extensive research of the history of FSHS. We hope to preserve your heritage of 150 years of education at Fairmont Senior High School and celebrate Fairmont Senior's contributions to alumni, faculty, students, and the Fairmont community.

Submit memories about FSHS, the quintessential school of excellence, which prepares students for the future while preserving the building and its rich history. 

To buy a book $  50.00 Add $5.00 if you want it mailed.   

Send check to FSHS Foundation PO Box 91 Fairmont WV 

26555-0091 along with the following information:  name,

graduation year, address, phone number, and email as well

as the amount paid and if you want an autographed copy (no charge).

**PayPal and Venmo are now available for payment to 

fshsfoundation@gmail.com  If you use PayPal please designate gift so a service

charge will not be collected. 

If you've purchased and are reading the book, please share the stories that it brought back from your experiences. We don't plan to write Volume II but never say never. A myriad of ways exist to celebrate the milestones.

Demonstrate your commitment to Preserve FSHS.  Send check to FSHS Foundation PO Box 91 Fairmont WV  26555-0091.

 


 

 

Co-authors pictured above:  Carol J. Amos on left and Linda Orr Morgan. BUY A BOOK: SAVE THE STONE=$50.00 earns a book and a contribution to preserve and protect the engraving.  Please add $5.00 to ship.

"What we do shall be remembered."  Camelot

http://www.fairmontseniorhighschool.com

 

Seats in the auditorium remain available for sponsorship for $200.00 each.  A plate with three lines of information will commemorate the donation.  See a list of donors by clicking on Auditorium in the left panel of this home page.

Reminiscing, working on my next book, and counting my blessings. XOXO

Posted by Carol Amos on Friday, December 27, 2019

Many of you seemed to enjoy the Polar Bear Band music that Mike Nease used for his video.  He digitized this music several years ago using my computer and an old turntable and preamp that I had laying around the house. It's available in "the cloud" for you to download and listen to if you're interested at the following link: https://app.box.com/s/mc0ipj1uf52gr9a3oyvw   Enjoy the band, under the direction of Ron Wood.  The recording by the same.

http://www.wvalways.com/story/36194494/new-head-coach-leads-fairmont-senior-following-super-six-season#.WZ1uQVGCszI

 

100th West-East game

In celebration of the 100th West-East game money is being raised ed to purchase special throwback uniforms for the players. Classes who raise money for this project will have a patch with their class year sewn on a player's uniform. Jay Carpenter, son of the Voice of the Polar Bears, Jeff Carpenter, is heading up this project and has indicated that his class has already got a good start on other classes. Please consider a donation to this cause and let’s make this historic West-East game special for the players.

 Lincoln Life Membership
The FSHS Foundation recognizes its lifetime members
on a plaque in the main hallway of FSHS.  Please consider becoming a Lincoln Life member, by making a generous $500 donation to support the mission of the Foundation. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Maruka
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar O Barrett
Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wakefield
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Conley
Mario J. Roman
Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Thompson
Orlando and Virginia Meffe
Virginia and Peale Davidson
Nick and Carmella Fantasia
Dr. Mohammad Roidad
Bill and Linda Furgason
Dr. Stanard and Linda Swihart
Janice, Stephanie and Megan Denison
Thomas Bradley Miller
Thomas S. Miller, M.D.
Adam S. Miller
Mrs. Carroll Ramage
William South
Drs. Prasad & Pramada Devabhaktuni
James P. Davidson III
Anne Bomar
Dr. Jack & Mary Ellen Koay
Tom & Lori Kliethermes & family
Diane Hutchinson Parker
Sara Harrold Miller
William Beckers
Jennifer Brumage Tombaugh
Becky Hoult Cassidy
Robert Petres, M.D.
Thomas Llewellyn
Gary, Bonnie, Kerry and Laurie Earp 

Royal and Janice Watts

Dr. Bob and Susan Hawkins

Dr. Thomas and Sharon Dunham 

Lynda Prickett Mathews

Mr. and Mrs. David G. Rogers

If you enjoyed dancing to Pee Wee and the Prophets at the Melody Manor or other dance clubs in the area, reminisce with this recording shared on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmfdfeTqdnM

WFHS-TV of Fairmont Senior High School continues a partnership with the Times West Virginian since 1999.  

 

FOUNDATION BROCHURE:  See the new brochure under announcements below to assist with school projects supported by FSHS Foundation, interested alumni, and the community.

Fairmont Senior High School Foundation Officers and Board Members

Ginny Davidson, President
Jeff Carpenter, Vice President
Edward Cheslock, Treasurer
Darlene Boyles, Secretary
Matt Delligatti
Gina Ezelle
Karen Finamore, Principal
Tom Kliethermes
Donna Metz
Eddie Parker
Carol Stephenson
Vera Sansalone
Rodney Stewart
Mike DeVault
Joanna Ross
 
 
 
Fairmont Senior High School Awards and Recognition

In 2010, Fairmont Senior was named a high-performing, National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education.  http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/awardwinners/

2007-2010  High School That Work Pacesetter School

Benedum Professional Development School

FSU Professional Development School

West Virginia School of Excellence

PBST Exemplar School

West Virginia Exemplary School

2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.

 
 RENOVATION SLIDESHOWS:  CLICK ON FOUNDATION Above in left banner

145,985  Can you guess what it's counting?

 

Fairmont Senior High School cornerstone recently cleaned with restoration of front facade

 

          

     Fairmont Senior High School
Fairmont, West Virginia

1867 - 2013


FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS

Scroll to first announcement below:          

    Fairmont Senior High School Polar Bears group on Facebook

http://www.classcreator.com/Fairmont-WV-Fairmont-Senior-1961

FSHS Foundation, Inc. expresses appreciation to our Fairmont neighbors and supporters of Fairmont Senior High School.  The FSHS Foundation, established in 1992, continues to provide opportunities for Polar Bears through scholarships, teacher grants, and major improvements such as the $350,000.00 restoration of the auditorium.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, here’s how you can help improve our school.

DONATIONS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO FAIRMONT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MAY BE SENT TO:
 Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Inc.

Attention: Ed Cheslock, Treasurer
PO Box 91
Fairmont WV 26555-0091

FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS           February 29, 2020    

 

This document is a personal creation and is not an official statement by FSHS. Although I make every effort to verify the facts, mistakes can be made. Please advise me of any errors. I would like the chance to make any corrections. I do not want any misinformation circulating. I’ll correct errors in the next newsletter. If you forward this or any other newsletter to other individuals, please credit the source and send or print the newsletter intact. To see pictures and other special features visit http://www.classcreator.com/Fairmont-WV-Fairmont-Senior-1961 Be sure to put my address cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com in safe email list in address book along with postmaster@classcreator.net so newsletters and emails go through to the inbox. If you don't designate it as safe it will likely go to junk mail. To receive the free monthly newsletter visit the website above and ask for the current temporary password. A profile must be created by each individual so the website administrators know of your interest. Identities are password-protected, your privacy is respected, and your information will not be sold or compromised. Contact me with questions or suggestions at cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

 

Happy Birthday to all those Leap Year babies who have waited for four years!  My writing buddy and I both celebrated a birthday this month as well.

2020 Prom Court

Maddie Balzer

Victoria Blickenstaff

]Kate Dillon

Naykiah Clay

Sophia Flower

Gracie Gonzalez

Bailey Gouzd

Rachel Lemley

Caroline Maxwell

Natalie Mazelon

Maddie Mouser

Eliza Wilson

Girls’ Swimming at states:

Mylan Park Aquatic Center on the final day of action at the WVSSAC State Swimming Championships unfold.

Abruzzino paced her team to a sixth-place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay and a seventh-place finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay and individual events, and captured the third-place finish in both the 200 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle.

Abruzzino’s pair of bronze-medal performances at the state meet cap a highly successful sophomore season which comes on the heels of her making waves in her freshman season. That year, she placed fourth in the state in the 500 freestyle and fourth in the 200 freestyle. With her finishes on Friday, she eclipsed her marks at last year’s state meet in the 500 by 14 seconds and in the 200 by three seconds.

As a team, the Polar Bears took seventh overall — other individual finishes include junior Ella Broadhurst who took eleventh in the 100 yard freestyle and ninth in the 50 yard freestyle, freshman Ashlyn Bennington earned eighth in the 500 yard freestyle, and freshman Alexis Ramsey finished eighth in the 100 yard butterfly.

Musically talented:  Years of hard work practicing the saxophone are paying off for Fairmont Senior High School junior Nicky Keefover, who’s been named a member of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Amy and Andrew Vaughan Fellowship and the West Virginia All-State Band.

Keefover, who plays alto saxophone in Fairmont Senior’s band, is one of only four students in the state to join the fellowship this year, an honor he said is very humbling.

“They take high school students from all over West Virginia, and they go through a process where applications are sent in,” Keefover said. “Then they narrow that down to a select group of finalists who go and audition. Whoever they select gets to go to all of the concerts and the rehearsals for the orchestra, and they do extra little research projects on the pieces that the orchestra is playing.”

Boys’ Basketball beat Lewis County 85-34 then zoomed past Weir in regular-season finale.

Boys’ Basketball scores big win over BRIDGEPORT — Fairmont Senior has picked a perfect time to play its best basketball, for the Polar Bears closed out the regular season with a strong defensive game, earning a 48-33 victory over Bridgeport in Big 10 conference action on Wednesday night.

The Polar Bears (10-12) held the Indians to their lowest point total of the season, mainly by forcing 16 turnovers.

Washenitz was again the main factor for Senior making back-to-back 3-pointers from the right-wing area to score eight points, while Gage Michael added five points, including a trey of his own.

Washenitz had game-high totals in both scoring and rebounding for the Polar Bears with 15 points and six rebounds. Johnson followed with 11 points, while Gage Michael and Eric Smith added nine and eight points, respectively.

The Polar Bears will begin postseason play Tuesday as the section's No. 2 seed against No. 3 East Fairmont at the 201st 

Girls’ Basketball Jenkins sparks Polar Bears to earn Player of the Week.

Wrestling:  As they compete in state championships here’s a look at how they placed in a tri-state meet and regional qualifier to earn a state berth.

#3 in the nation Zach Frazier beats #10 in the nation Jacob Padilla 5-0 in the championship finals of the prestigious Brooke Classic!

Zach wins outstanding wrestler award, Polar Bears 5th as a team out of 17 tough teams from WV, OH, & PA!

1st-285 Zach Frazier

2nd-113 Marko Tarley

3rd-120 Kolbie Hamilton

3rd-132 Mikey Jones

4th-138 Tanner Hoskinson

6th-170 Nick Scott

7th-106 Dominic Armistead

7th-145 Angelo Manzo

7th-160 Zach Anderson

8th-195 Bennen Matheny

8th-220 Iain Campbell

Winning matches in lower bracket:

126 Tyler Harrison

152 Andy Mines

160 Jace Dalton

182 Germaine Lewis

Winning matches in JV bracket:

132 Tadeo Huggins

138 Ryan Bohn

145 Sage Toothman

Polar Bear wrestlers finish 2nd in the Region in a close battle with Oak Glen!

Placewinners:

1st-120 Kolbie Hamilton

1st-132 Mikey Jones

1st-138 Tanner Hoskinson

1st-285 Zach Frazier

2nd-160 Zach Anderson

2nd-170 Nick Scott

4th-113 Marko Tarley

4th-220 Iain Campbell

5th-106 Dominic Armistead

5th-145 Angelo Manzo

6th-152 Michael Kruzel

Wrestling championships on Day 1:

Polar Bears off to a 4-0 start on the day already landing 113 Marko Tarley, 120 Kolbie Hamilton, 132 Mikey Jones & 138 Tanner Hoskinson in tonight’s championship semifinals!

Bears currently in 2nd place with 170 Nick Scott & 285 Zach Frazier left to wrestle in the championship quarterfinals, and 160 Zach Anderson & 220 Ian Campbell yet to wrestle in the consolations!

Day 2: Junior 160 Zach Anderson won his first-round consolation match via pin! Win and advance!!

Sophomore 132 Mikey Jones won his semifinal match by decision to advance to Saturday night’s championship finals!

Senior 285 Zach Frazier won his semifinal match by decision 10-3 to reach his 4th straight state title match!

FSHS Foundation sponsors an Elimination Dinner at the Knights of Columbus 1529 Mary Lou Retton Drive on April 17, 2020.  Social hour at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. $50.00 per couple donation.

OBITUARIES

"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

Kay Millicent Brown passed away at her home in Atrium Village, Owings Mills, Maryland on January 23rd, 2020.  She was born on November 3rd, 1951, the second child of the late Dr. Walter B. and Florine Brown of Fairmont, WV.  Kay attended West Fairmont Senior High School, graduating in 1969. Five years after receiving her 4 year RN in nursing at West Virginia University, she finished her Juris Doctorate at WVU, becoming one of only nine law-nurses in West Virginia. 

She began her law career as the first female associate at the law firm of White & Williams in 1979 and later worked with the law firm of Dehay & Elliston.  She was licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.  

Kay met Stephen Wehner while hosting a party at her apartment and they were married in 1980.  She and her husband also founded the law firm of Wehner and York in 1992.

Kay was a brilliant litigator who was known best for her formidable skills at drafting legal briefs. Kay and Steve never lost a case they worked on together.

Sadly, Stephen died in a car accident in West Virginia on January 21st, 2000.

Kay always appreciated the intense beauty of nature and the world.  She loved photographing local wildlife, building birdhouses, and restoring furniture.  She was kind to everyone she met and will be terribly missed by children, relatives, and friends.

Kay is survived by her two children, Matthew Wehner of San Francisco, CA, and Amanda Hendry of Alexandria, Virginia, son-in-law Frank Hendry, two grandsons, Stephen (Alex) Hendry and Charles Hendry, and brother and sister-in-law Walter K. (Kent) Brown and Nancy Brown of Fairmont.

A memorial service will be scheduled in Fairmont, WV, at a future date.  The family has entrusted Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV with the local arrangements.  Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com

Update:  A service honoring Kay Brown's life will be held at Ford Funeral Home, RC Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Rd., Fairmont WV on Sunday, February 16th at 1 pm, followed by a family internment.

A reception will be held at Backwoods at the Belmont, 608 Bellview Blvd, Fairmont WV, at 3 pm. All are welcome to join and share memories of Kay with friends and family. 

Rev. Paul D. Taylor, 70 of Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of Fairmont, WV went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

He was the son of the late Arthur J. and Catherine D. Taylor.

He leaves to cherish the mountain of memories one son Paul D. Taylor of Chicago, IL and one daughter Christine D. Taylor of Laurel, MD; one brother Daniel A. Taylor (Diane) of Detroit, MI; one sister Mary K. Tate (McArthur) of Fairmont, WV; nieces Stacy and Catherine Tate, Ashley Ilysee and nephew Thomas Williams all of Fairmont, WV.

Friends and family will be received from 3 to 8 P.M. Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, PA. Additional viewing will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10 to 11:00 A.M. the hour of services at the Grace United Methodist Church, Coal Center, PA. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to American Lung Association, UM Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Home of Hope in Nyadire, Zimbabwe, or WPA Annual Conference of The UMC's Camping Initiative. Online guestbook and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com

Charles “Charlie” Shaw, 84, of Fairmont, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born in Fairmont on October 27, 1935, son of the late Harry Shaw and Mary Cramer Shaw.

He graduated from West Fairmont High School in 1954. He enlisted in the United States Navy Reserves during his senior year of high school, in 1953. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, stationed in Okinawa, Japan, 1954-1958, and worked as an aircraft mechanic. He graduated from The Bailey Technical Diesel School in St. Louis, Missouri in 1962.

After serving for the Navy, he worked as a telegraph operator for the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. He was a retired machinist from Soles Electric. He was a member of the VFW Post 629, American Legion, Eagles Club, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Historical Society, and Sportsman Square Circle Club of Marion County. He was a great enthusiast and historian of steamboats, trains, and airplanes. He had a love for music and played many different brass and string instruments. He became a member of the Navy Bugle Corp. in 1953. He was an avid reader, enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting antiques, and restoring antique cars and motorcycles. Charlie was a wealth of knowledge about anything you wanted to know and was a fascinating storyteller. Charlie adored his times with his granddaughter, Abigail. They had a mutual love of music and reading books. They often played the trumpet together, talked about music, and swapped books about anything to do with history.

Charlie is survived by his daughter-in-law, Cathy J. Greco Shaw; granddaughter, Abigail Nicole Shaw, both of Fairmont; and nephew, Jeffrey Edgell, of Florida.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his son, Don Richard Shaw; sisters, Patricia A. Edgell and Carolyn E. Shaw; and brother-in-law, Paul Edgell.

The family will receive friends at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Avenue in Fairmont, on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. with Sister Stella Cronauer officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the West Virginia National Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.

Jamele Antoinette Dirden Finney, 70. transitioned this earthly life on December 25, 2019. Born in Fairmont, WV, she was the fifth child of Alphonso and Annie Rebecca Stubbs Dirden of Fairmont, WV. Jamele was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and aunt. She was a caring, loving, fun-time oriented woman. She’s touched many, and now we lay her to rest.

Jamele graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1967 and was hired at Westinghouse Lighting where she worked for many years. She also graduated from the West Virginia Business College and received a degree in Secretarial Administration. Jamele possessed a smile that would illuminate the environment. Throughout her life she maintained a demeanor that won the hearts of many. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her laughter, and joking around, will never be forgotten. Jamele also possessed the gift of song. She really enjoyed singing having performed with the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Terrestrial Choir as well as the Morning Star Baptist Church Choir. Jamele was also a soloist with the FYE Choir for many years.

Jamele loved to sing, write, read, pray, bowl, play cards and phone chat with friends and family. Though her health was failing for years, few people knew the extent to which she struggled. Jamele’s indomitable spirit kept her pushing through the pain. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie James Finney, her parents Alphonso and Annie Rebecca Stubbs Dirden, sisters Julia Frances Dirden Boone, Carolyn Yvonne Blackman Horton and beloved brother, William Lewis Dirden. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Elise Blackman Smith (Gurtis), brother-in-law Frank Horton, daughters Charity Antoinette Finney Jones, Celia Andreanna Finney, and grandchildren Hydia Ashune’ RaiAnn Finney-George, DiAveion Antoinette T’Kai Jones, and Eshawm Josiah Alphonso Jones. Jamele is fondly loved and remembered by a multitude of nieces, nephews, extended family and many good friends. She stood tall behind her family and will truly be missed and remembered through and through.

Visitation will be held on January 3, 2020, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, and Home Going Services on January 4, 2020, beginning at 11:00 am at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, located 135 Maple Avenue, Fairmont, WV. Jamele will be interned at the Grandview Memorial Park and Mausoleum, located at 93 Grandview, Fairmont, WV 26554. A luncheon reception for the family and close friends will be held at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church immediately following the Home Going Service and internment.

The family is deeply indebted for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support from too many people to name individually.

Mortimer “Mort” Williams Gamble V, 68, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, died at Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, on January 29, 2020. 

Born in Cumberland, Maryland on September 21, 1951, Dr. Gamble was the elder son of the late Mortimer “Bunkie” Williams Gamble IV and the late Elaine Cole Gamble of Moorefield, West Virginia.

He was a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor and Master of Arts in English, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership.  He graduated from Fairmont Senior High School with the class of 1969.

He was the Senior Vice President at Virginia Wesleyan University.  Previously Gamble had been Executive Assistant to the President at Bethany College, Bethany WV; Director of Donor Relations for The George Washington University, Washington D.C.; Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Hood College, Frederick MD; Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Director of the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. at Fairmont State College (now University), Fairmont WV; Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Waynesburg College (now University), Waynesburg PA; and Director of College Relations for West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon WV, also serving previously there as a member of the English and Humanities faculty.

Always close to his academic roots, he was a regular presenter at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association joint conferences, and was the author of book reviews, articles, essays, chapters and features on various topics for regional and national publications including Goldenseal, published by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. 

Although making a living in academe, Gamble’s life-long passion was the circus.  He specifically loved to research and present about the history of the American Circus.  He has authored in the United States book chapters, short stories and numerous monographs about the circus.  Gamble and his coauthor, Maureen Brunsdale, were completing their book on Arthur Concello (a colorful figure in the history of the Ringling Brothers Circus) at the time of his death.  While in college, Gamble toured for two summers with Circus Kirk which employed high school and college students as performers and staff. He also assembled a large model circus called the Mort Gamble--Cole Brothers Circus, beginning this hobby at an early age.

Gamble is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth “M. E.” Yancosek.  Mort is also survived by his only brother, David Cole Gamble, his Aunt, Carmen Gamble Silliman and several cousins.  Gamble was known as a true gentleman by all who knew him.

Given that Gamble lived in various areas, there will be several opportunities for visitation.  Friends will be received on February 6, 2020, at 4:30 pm at the Monumental Chapel on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach VA.  Additionally, there will be a memorial service at the Moorefield Presbyterian Church on February 8, at 11:00 am in Moorefield WV, and a celebration of his life at the West Virginia University Alumni Center, Miller Room, Morgantown WV, also on February 8 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Memorial donations are suggested to be made to any of the institutions where Dr. Gamble had the privilege to serve. 

"The world is too much with us." I mourn the loss of those I know and those I don't know.

We shall talk again soon,

Carol J. Amos, FSHS instructor, retired

"What we do shall be remembered." Camelot

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”  Virgil

Fairmont Senior High School--a National Blue Ribbon School

Voices From Fairmont Senior High School

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A National Blue Ribbon School

 A West Virginia Exemplary School

2005-2006

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

A West Virginia School of Excellence

A Benedum Professional Development School

A 2007-2010 HSTW Pacesetter School

A 2008-2009 SWPBS "Exemplar" School

US News and World Report has ranked Fairmont Senior High School as the # 3 high school out of 128 high schools in the state. See article at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/west-virginia

http://timeswv.com/local/x986699416/-Massive-undertaking-PHOTOS

Fairmont Senior High School invites the community to visit the school on Monday, April 22, 2013 for an open house from 5-7.

 

Renovations at Fairmont Senior about to be unveiled

FAIRMONT — After more than two years of extensive, ongoing renovations, Fairmont Senior High School is almost ready to unveil its improvements.

- See more at: http://timeswv.com/local/x986699416/-Massive-undertaking-PHOTOS#sthash.UdqVUy57.dpuf

Renovations at Fairmont Senior about to be unveiled

FAIRMONT — After more than two years of extensive, ongoing renovations, Fairmont Senior High School is almost ready to unveil its improvements.

- See more at: http://timeswv.com/local/x986699416/-Massive-undertaking-PHOTOS#sthash.UdqVUy57.dpuf

 

 

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Fairmont Senior High School Fight Song



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