Monthly Newsletter

     North High School Akron Ohio
Classes of 1921 - 2016





UPDATE ON THE North High Viking Site


All Items in Blue are either Web Links or Email Links



As previously announced, Bill Gilcrist has retired as senior site administrator of www.northhighvikingcom

If anyone would consider taking over the position to help keep this valuable website, please contact one of the administrators. 

Please don't let the site disappear.

It has brought friends, Family and Alumni together.

I would like to try to have someone in Mind for the site before our April, 2018 cruise.

We enjoyed our 2017 Cruise so much on the Ruby Princess, that we will be taking a two week Cruise to Hawaii on The Star Princess.

We will be on Board for 15 days visiting the following Islands 2018.

Vancouver, Honolulu, Port Allen Kauai, Lahaina Maui, Hilo, Vancouver. 




We have so many classmates from North High, but only a small amount has registered on the website.  Everyone has commented on their enthusiasm of having such a connection to old classmates.  Please spread the word to everyone to register before our connections are lost.  It has been a long road to set this website up and all the people that help keep it going are excited about it, but we need your help also.  Please send us any information, updates, obituaries and fun things your class is doing to stay connected.

Margie Moore (Newsletter Editor)  


If you would like to put an event (for any and all classes) in the Monthly Newsletter, please send it to Margie Ritter (Moore) 1967, Monthly News Administrator, at E-mail Margie.  MaryLou Hayward 1966, Monthly News editor, at E-mail MaryLou before the end of the month. We would like to have one website so all the classes can share their events and not miss out spending time with their classmates. Your event also will be posted on the Announncement Page. Please check this page often.


Our sincere condolences to family and friends of the following Vikings. They have been added to the Memorial page where you can also obtain more information.

AUGUST 2017:

Orlando DiCeglio,(1942) August 21, 2017

Wayne A. Bee, (1953) August 26, 2017

Mary Lou Cooper (Volleyball, Softball, Health, Physical Education Teacher) August 29, 2017

Judith L.(DeOrio) (1959) August 30, 2017



Ronald Gussey (1965)  September 4, 2017

James H. Dickey, III (1968) September 7, 2017

Edward T. Barkley-Hanson (1974) September 10, 2017 

Tyrone D. Gaines (1982) September 11, 2017

John Menesian (1946) September 11, 2017

Paul Aaron Brailer (1990) September 13, 2017

Kenneth M. Lawton (1998) September 13, 2017

Mary Jane (Russo) Sokol (1949) September 15, 2017

Nanette L (Quigley) Alexander (1951) September 16, 2017

Arnold B. Windon (2000) September 17, 2017

Julia (Bower) Dubetz (1948) September 19, 2017


Class of 1966

Any questions, please contact Mary Lou Hayward at (330) 592-3900 or email


Class of 1968

A committee has been formed to plan the July 2018 50th Reunion of the

NHS Class of 1968.   As a first step in this process, we have created a Facebook Group: NHS Class of 1968 50th Reunion.  


July 20, 2018 (Friday)  An informal “meet & greet” will take place at the Red Fox Bar & Grill on State Road in Cuyahoga Falls.   All food and drinks will be the responsibility of attendees..

July 21, 2018 (Saturday) a dinner/dance at Brico Prime on Route 93 in Akron.   This event will start with drinks (cash bar) and appetizers from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm and then music, dancing and socializing after dinner until 11:00pm.  

The Committee will continue to provide periodic updates as additional details are finalized..  

If you are a member of Facebook and have not yet joined the NHS 1968 Reunion Group on that site, please request to join so that we can also use that site for updates.  John Steinbrunner


Class of 1977

40TH Reunion North High Class of 1977. In June 1977, we started our lives' journeys down different roads. Come join us and tell us where you have been!

November 24, 2017 Mixer: • Stonehedge 7:30pm – 10 pm Food and fun $9.00 plus cash bar.

November 25, 2017 Main event: • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Registration, bar and hors d'oeuvres at 6:15pm Dinner, dancing and fun at 7pm – 10 pm $33.00 includes dinner, adult beverage and entertainment

Reservations will start June 15th


Join us on Facebook!  "Akron North High Vikings of 1977" There are quite a few of us in the group, lots of school pictures and conversation!  We are looking for YOU!

Tamra J. Junkins Dixon


Class of 1979

Please email me at for details or just e-mail me your address and phone number so we can reach you.


Class of 1982

35 Year Reunion on November 11, 2017 at Carovillese Club,  570 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron OH 44310.

Mark your calender!  More information to follow in January of 2017.

If you are on Facebook please request to be a member to the Class of 82 Akron North High page and/or register at .  Between emails, facebook and the alumni site, I am hoping to get the word out to as many of our classmates as possible.  I do apologize ahead of time for the overflow to the people that belong to all three sites!  Start spreading the news!  

Eat before you come...Come as you are!
Feel free to bring a snack or dessert to share.
Cash Bar/ We are thinking of having a pizza $1 a slice.
Please notify any classmate that is not on facebook.
Please message with any other questions you may have.

Hope to see you all there!

Sue Knapp-Spangler




Class of 1998


Planning stages for a reunion to take place the Summer of 2018. Please send contact information to Raia Presto at