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05/06/19 01:42 PM #8    

Pat McCracken (Shigley)

 Hi Start High Friends,  Sorry to miss the party  in Aug 2019. Hope we can come another year! Just celebrated my 70th!   How did we get this old ?   Stay Healthy ! Pat McCracken Shigley 




07/31/19 04:43 PM #9    

Barbara Jones (Malkoski)

The class of '67 "Lunch Bunch Ladies" are hoping that many of you will attend the All High School Class Reunion event at Centennial Terrace on August 17, 2019.  We will be there!!!  The class of '66 attends and it is fun to try to recognize them, too!  LOL!  

08/01/19 01:28 PM #10    

Jalna Scarvelis (MacLaren)

I plan to attend the event on August 17th. Looking forward to it. Jalna Scarvelis (MacLaren)

08/01/19 02:28 PM #11    

Craig Ragg

Want to be sure that is an evening event right? Coming for sure!! See you all there. Craig Ragg

08/01/19 04:06 PM #12    

Dan Braithwaite

I’m getting a new left knee Aug. 13, so I think I won’t be traveling back.  Or dancing.  My seventieth will be next month.  Have a great time y’all!

08/01/19 04:26 PM #13    


Dale Norts

Planing on being there.

08/02/19 12:08 PM #14    

Dennis Keil

Was planning on attending, but we got invited to a wedding in Aspen, CO Friday the 16th so we will be flying back the evening of the 17th. Hope everyone has a great time.

08/02/19 05:36 PM #15    


Don Weber (Class Of '66 Website Administrator)

The Start High Class of '66 would like to extend a cordial invitation to the Start Class of '67 to start your 70th birthday celebration early by joining your fellow Spartans on Friday, August 16th for a Mexican Fiesta at Tekela Mexican Cocina y Cantina, 5147 Main St. in SylvaniaWe've reserved one of their private rooms so we can mix & mingle and all the fun starts at 6:00 p.m.  There's no admission charge and to make things easy, you'll be able to order food from a special menu of their most popular Mexican dishes as well as drinks (both soft & "adult") and simply pay for whatever you order.  All we ask is that you let us know you'd like to join us so that we can let the restaurant know how to set up the room and plan for staff.  This may be accomplished in one of two ways; either drop us an email at, or send us a quick note using the "Contact Us" feature of our Start Class of '66 website.  We really hope you'll join us!

08/05/19 09:55 AM #16    

Douglas Gross

I plan to attend the 70th Birthday party Saturday night. Happy 70th Birthday to us all. Looking forward to seeing "old" friends. Thanks to the organizers for planning the event

08/14/19 11:26 AM #17    

Sue Crapes

I plan to attend, barring unforeseen circumstance:)

08/20/19 04:11 PM #18    

Douglas Gross

I had a wonderful time visting old friends at the 70 th birthday party. Thanks to the organizers and thanks to those that attended from far and near. It was great to see you all.

08/25/19 03:20 PM #19    

David Greene

Unfortunately, we lost another classmate this past week.  Bob Poore passed away on August 22, 2019.  His obituary is posted in the In Memory section of this site.

08/27/19 09:13 AM #20    

David Greene

A bad week for the SHS Class of 1967.

On August 24th we lost James McGowan.  His obit is posted in the In Memory section of the web site.


10/22/19 01:34 PM #21    

Terry Harris

Hello Classmates, I hope all of you are doing well, check out the following youtube video clip of the City of Toledo including our beloved Start High School, wow so many memories... enjoy

10/22/19 03:46 PM #22    

Terry Harris

whoop[s, the link to the you tube pictoral history of Toledo including SHS is as follows:


10/23/19 11:50 AM #23    

Michael Anderson


10/24/19 12:09 PM #24    

Terry Harris

Hello Classmates, concering the message I posted regarding the Pictoral Video of Toledo, instead of the link which that would not connect, try "Toledo Ohio Memories A Baby Boomer Looks Back"  Again this is a youtube video.  Enjoy

09/18/20 11:27 AM #25    

Larry Logsdon

I missed the last reunion. When is the next one ?

Larry Logsdon



07/28/21 10:06 AM #26    

David Greene


I received a message from Barb (Jones) Malkowski to post on the web site.

DeVilbiss Alumni are, again, sponsoring an All Toledo High School Reunion at Centennial Terrace on Saturday, August 14. Centennial is located on 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, OH. The cost is $10/person with a cash bar and snacks. The entertainment is provided by "Cheeks". We, locals, would like to get a couple of tables together for anyone who is interested in attending. 

Anyone who is interested in attendng please RSVP to Barb at

06/10/22 09:13 AM #27    

Terry Harris

A belated Happy Birthday Mike, my Friend, Buddy and Classmate at Regina Coeli, (that prison on Bennett Road) and of course Start High School, & the Great Class of 1967.

I tried calling you yesterday, and the number I dialed was no longer in service, Mike you need to pay your phone bill for crying out loud.

Anyway, I just wanted say that you are really getting old, and I keep getting younger, Mike you need to do what I do, instead of adding another year, I subtract a year, so now I'm 39... too bad for you.

Anyway I hope that you had a great Birthday, we need to have lunch sometime, however I can't get in touch with you, so pay that phone bill, ok

All the Best to you Mike 

Your Buddy, Terry Harris 









08/14/22 10:35 AM #28    

Michael Anderson


I did not attend Regina Coeli. You memory is gone. I attended Longfellow.

08/15/22 03:07 PM #29    

Terry Harris

I know that Mike, I was trying to send a message to Mike Etue, on his Birthday, I know that you didn't go yo Regina Coeli, I have no idea how I sent that personal message to Mike Etue to you. Nice left handed  reply Mike, very much appreciated. 

11/14/22 01:05 PM #30    

Charlie Shapiro

Connection between Start High School and The Voice 2022


For those of you who watch The Voice, I thought you'd find it interesting that there is a remote connection between one of this season's contestants and Charlie Shapiro who is a graduate of Toledo Start High School Class of '66.


Omar Cardona is one of the contestants on the current season of The Voice.  Omar is the lead singer in the Epic Party Band out of Orlando, and Charlie Shapiro's son Brad is the lead guitar player for the band.  Many of you know Brad and have seen him perform at a variety of venues in Orlando or around the country.


We've known Omar for several years, and he is very nice and very talented. I thought you might enjoy knowing of this connection to Toledo, which might add somewhat of a personal interest in watching this season of The Voice.


Epic Party Band posted on Facebook that Monday night (11/14/2022) is Omar's first night of Live Shows on The Voice. It's time for us to SHOW UP for him with love and support and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. The show is at 8PM(EST) and you can vote 2 different ways. ONLINE:  OR you can download the app and do it there. We are able to vote 10x's on each platform. Let's show him some global love and VOTE!

#teamlegend #omarjosecardona #nbc #nbcthevoice #thevoice #EpicPartyBand

08/31/23 05:28 PM #31    

Larry Todak

Although I was a "super nerd" in grade school, Sue Iring was always nice to me. Sorry to hear of her passing.

01/01/24 02:55 PM #32    

David Greene

1967 Classmate Jim Gracyk was interviewed on the Sunday Chat in December 24, 2023 Toledo Blade.  


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