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•   Kathleen Cunningham (Rittenhouse-Wolff)  6/16
•   Jim Volz  12/29
•   Michael McClellan (McClellan)  10/14
•   Linda Lyons  9/16
•   Russ Pilcher  9/16
•   Vern Hastings  9/14
•   Dale Pfiffner  9/11
•   Barbara Baumann (Kinman)  9/9
•   Kathy Jesberger (Hanlon)  9/9
•   Pat Aylward  9/9
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Arizona
1 lives in California
1 lives in Georgia
2 live in Idaho
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Nebraska
8 live in Oregon
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Texas
35 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
3 location unknown


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Welcome to the DeSales Class of 1969 Website! 

If this is your first time here, please go to the "First Time Visitors" tab and follow the instructions to set up your log-in and complete your profile page. My profile is complete (kind of).

Your volunteer team so far:

Chairman: Pat Aylward

Website Administrator: Tim Kleespies

Event Planning Comittee: Pat Aylward, Eileen (Bell) Bussell, Brian Christiano, Dave Clark, Gary King, Bud Locati, Jack Lyons, Mary MacDonald, Dale Pfiffner

Q's and A's:

1. When is the reunion? The weekend of September 13 - 15, 2019. Activities include

  • A "no-host" social Friday at the Big House Brew Pub beginning at 6 PM and going until whenever.  Food and drink are no host.  Order your own.  Pay for your own.
  • Wine-tasting Saturday in downtown Walla Walla. Meet in the lobby of the Marcus Whitman around noon and split in to small groups who can then decide which tasting rooms they would like to visit.  The tasting rooms are all within walking distance.  This will be a no host activity.
  • A Saturday picnic will be hosted by Jim and Monica Gaffrey and Dale Pfiffner and will be held at the Gaffrey home located at 1389 SE Independence Dr., College Place.  Please thank them. It will be held from approximately 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.  Food provided by Gaffrey and Pfiffner. Feel free to drop in after wine tasting.
  • Saturday dinner will be at the Courtyard by Marriott. $50 per person. Includes sales tax, gratuity, room rent, etc.  Does not include alcohol.  It will be available but you will buy your own.  Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 PM.  It will be what is described as a BBQ buffet.  Entrees will be flank steak and a chicken dish.  Dress code consists of a clean shirt. We have asked Mary Pontarolo, our senior class president, and Jack Lyons, our student body president, to say a few words.  We will also have a very short recognition of our deceased classmates.  Pat Aylward will also take just a minute to thank all the people who helped to plan and put together this reunion.
  • Sunday Mass will be at DeSales at 9 AM on Sunday.  Father Dave Clark will officiate.
  • Sunday brunch will be at DeSales at 10 AM on Sunday.  There will be a very nice catered brunch.  Cost is $15 per person, which is all inclusive.   

The reunion committee also requests that you pay an adminstrative fee of $5 per participant to help defray the costs of putting the event together.

2. Do I have to plan on attending the reunion to join the website? No! The website is a forum for you to both tell us what you've been up to and to catch up on what your classmates have been up to for the last half-century. Whether you plan on attending the reunion or not, we'd love to have you join us on the website.

3. Why are there ads? The website hosting company, Class Reunion Creator, provides a free base product, but loves to sell add-ons. I'm avoiding add-ons, at least for now. It costs a lot to get rid of the ads.

4. Why is the class picture from the 1968 yearbook instead of the 1969 yearbook? Because your webmaster is in this picture. 

I look forward to seeing your profiles.


I hope this finds everyone doing well. Anyone with cabin fever? For me, this is almost like being at sea on a submarine, except I can go out and walk around in the rain and sunshine.

I am working from home or from my office, since I am a single person operation. And I am teaching an engineering class at Midlands Technical College as an adjunct professor since January. This week, following a two week spring break, I began teaching a virtual class. Monday was my first class and it went very well with all but two students tuning in for the class.

stay safe, wash your hands often and love thy neighbor. God bless all of you.