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Welcome to the Stranahan High Class Of 1962 web site. This site is intended to help us share the memories of our time together at Stranahan and the changes that have transpired in our personal lives since high school days. Please feel free to help us add content and further the exchange of information.

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Recent death of two classmates

Unfortunately, we’ve been notified that two of our classmates have died this year—Ron Pritchard and Carol Marshall Sharp. Carol was one of the leaders for our 50th reunion. Information about their successful lives is attached below:

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Former Commissioner Ron Pritchard dies, is remembered for advocacy, fiscal conservatism

Former District 2 Brevard County Commissioner, Ron Pritchard, who died on Jan. 22, was being remembered as an advocate for boaters and waterways, who had been involved in a wide range of community organizations.

He also was known for his fiscal conservatism, with campaign themes that included less taxes, less government and more accountability.

Pritchard, a Republican, served on the County Commission from 2002 to 2006, representing District 2.

"I have known Ron for 20 years or more," current District 4 County Commissioner Curt Smith said. "He was a force of civic pride and activism for Brevard County in general and specifically regarding water and boating issues. Because of his efforts both as a commissioner and as a private citizen, his presence will be greatly missed." 

Commissioner Bryan Lober, who now represents District 2, said: "Echoing the honorific of ‘waterways activist’ that some have appended to Ron, I am grateful, as well as honored, to follow in his footsteps and build upon the groundwork of environmental stewardship that he established."

Pritchard served as vice chairman of the County Commission from November 2003 to November 2004; and served as chairman from November 2004 to November 2005.

County Commission District 2 includes Avon by the Sea, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral and Snug Harbor, as well as most of Merritt Island, and portions of Cocoa, Rockledge and Patrick Air Force Base.

On his website, Pritchard cited his 27 years of service on the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department, retiring as a deputy fire chief. He also noted his years of public service as chairman of the Brevard Water Supply Board, Public Safety Coordinating Council and Value Adjustment Board.

Please note that Ron's wife of 55 years, Donna Milke Pritchard (Stranahan Class of '63), died two months after Ron.

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Carol Sharp Obituary (1944 - 2021) - Lexington, KY - Lexington Herald-Leader (legacy.com) 

Carol Marshall Sharp

August 21, 1944 - April 15, 2021
Lexington, Kentucky - Carol Sharp, 76, passed away Apr. 15, 2021. She was born in Cincinnati to Martha Sue and Carl Marshall. The family moved to Florida when she was young, and she graduated from Stranahan High School in 1962. She attended and graduated from Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1965. Carol worked in Lexington as an ER and ICU nurse, spending 36 years with Good Samaritan Hospital. She was beloved by her coworkers and loved her work. She will be dearly missed. Carol is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert Sharp, daughters Susan (Erik) Sharp and Laura (Kenn) Minter, and her cousin Linda (Moody) Herrington. A visitation will be held at Milward-Southland, 391 Southland Dr., Thursday 5-9 pm. Donations are encouraged to the Vasculitis Foundation, ALS Association, or the Lexington Humane Society.

Final version of 50th Reunion video

Right after the 50th reunion, a bunch of the attendees

purchased a copy of the "post-reunion" video. So, to 

be fair to them, the committee decided to delay posting

it on our web site for about two years. Now, the time

has come and it's been done. Click on the "50th

Reunion Video (final)" tab in the column to the left to

watch the final version of the video. The posted video is

a combination of the one that was actually shown at the

reunion plus some of the candid photos that were taken

during the weekend of the reunion. Enjoy!

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One of our classmates, Dennis Lynch, is married to

Lynn Durham from the Class of 1963. For the Class

of '63 50th Reunion last October, Lynn's class prepared

an excellent video that she and Dennis want to share

with our class. Please take a few minutes to view it at h

ttp://animoto.com/play/kwAtaYrIEZUQ6kRDEl61QQ .

You'll be glad that you did. Many thanks to Dennis and Lynn.