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The recent gathering of a few of the Northwood ladies at Dutch's Daughter, in Frederick, MD on July 13th. From L-R are Helen, Phyllis, Carole, Betty, Mary Ann.

Classmates, here's a recent photo of a few of the Northwood ladies that get together for an occasional luncheon, which takes place at different locations, with no set dates or times. It was a nice sunny day, so they ate outside and we apologize for the shadow effect in the photo. Seated L-R is Phyllis Proctor (Parker), Betty Nutter (Fulton), Standing L-R is Mary Ann Wheeler (Kraft), Carole Morgan, (Oursler), Helen Toomey (Tassara), Joy Rollins, (Pierlioni).

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The photos below are random photos, taken at the Class of 1959's 60th reunion. The event was held at the Leisure World facility, in Aspen Hill, MD., on September 21st., as posted on this website. The Class of '59 invited the classes of 1958 and 1960 to join them in celebration. There was one member from the class of '58 and about 20 from the class of '60. Please check back to the website because I am still receiving photos from different people

A small gathering at Leisure World with the classes of 1959 and 1958

Leelynn's Dining Room & Lounge in Ellicott City, MD

A small gathering of a few of the ladies from Northwood High School class of 1960


Jerry White's Grandson, Zach

Casey Allwein...June 29, 1998
Son of Rusty & Stacey (Oursler) Allwein

Gene Korth....6/9/98
Below is a photo of Gene and Shirley Korth's grandson, Samuel Gurowitz


Curtis Morgan

Jerry White....3/7/98
An update:  I just became a grandpa for the first time this morning.  An 8lb. boy.  Picture can be seen at (or below). I'll see you on the site.

The group picture at the resturant in Kensington on 3/7/98
L-R seated: Carol Levin, Helen Toomey (Tassara), Tahma Indritz (Metz), Carole Morgan (Oursler), Gloria Levin,
Charlotte Rubin (Rosenfeld)
L-R standing: Peter Levin, Louis (Tom) Tassara, Howard Metz, Kenny Oursler, Rich Rosenfeld, Steve Westerman,
Bob Rudnick
I apologize for the poor quality of the photo..I guess I needed more light. T.


November 4, 2012

Longtime Brevard County basketball coach Kirk Stewart of Mims died Monday, October 22, 2012.

Stewart, 70, coached Brevard Community College to two men’s basketball state titles in between coaching stops at Titusville and Astronaut high schools.

Stewart led the Titans to four conference titles in addition to state titles in 1979 and ’80. He also spent two years coaching in the Arab Emirates and ran local basketball camps for 43 years.

Former BCC athletic director Rob Anderson of Rockledge said, “He was one of the best organizers, the most knowledgeable coach of basketball that I ever worked with.”

Longtime Titusville coach and administrator Dan Diesel was a student at Titusville during Stewart’s tenure.

“He was a gregarious, outgoing guy, just a really, really nice guy,” Diesel remembered. “He made a big impact on Titusville High School.”

Stewart coached three boys playoff teams with the War Eagles, most recently in 2000. His Titusville teams qualified for the postseason in 1975 and ’77.

Retired Astronaut girls basketball coach Gregg Hostetler coached both of Stewart’s daughters and considered him a friend.

“As a teacher and coach, he was a little bit old-school, which is fine. He believed in doing things the right way and not making excuses,” he said. “He was very supportive of me. It’s a big loss.”


On Thursday, December 13, 2012 of Rockville, MD. Beloved husband of Judy Hartman; loving father of Lisa Saavedra; cherished grandfather of Juan Antonio and Reyna Isabel Saavedra; brother of Steven Hartman, James Hartman, Janet Walker, Mary Lee Walker, Susan Sullivan and Margaret Haney. Also survived by three children from a previous marriage, Anthony, Michael and Gina Hartman and their families. The family will receive friends at PUMPHREY'S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD on Wednesday, December 19 from 12 to 1 p.m. where funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made in Ed's name to a charity of your choice. Please view and sign the family guestbook at:




Dr. Stanley Alford (1925 - 2013)


Dr. Stanley C. Alford
June 29, 1925 - August 26, 2013
West Columbia, S.C.

Dr. Stanley Carlyle Alford, 88, died on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Providence Heart Institute in Columbia, S. C. Stanley was born June 29, 1925 in Mullins, S. C., the son William and Mattie Smith Alford.
He was a lifelong educator, accomplished artist and pianist. He graduated from Mullins high School in 1942. He attended the University of South Carolina for a year and half before being drafted into the army. He served two and a half years in the South Pacific and Philippines during World War II as an army medic. He then returned to the University of South Carolina, graduating in 1949 with a B. S. in Biology and Chemistry and in 1955 with an M.Ed. He began his teaching career in S. C. in 1949 teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics for almost 30 years. He taught in Walterboro, S. C., at Brookland Cayce High School in Cayce, S.C., and at Northwood High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. While in Maryland he furthered his education at The School of Education of The George Washington University. In January 1976 he received his Doctor of Education degree with his dissertation titled "The Historical Development of Hagerstown Junior College: 1946 to 1975". He retired from teaching in 1978 and resided in West Columbia, S. C. Nothing defined his life more than his generosity and devotion to his family.
He was predeceased by brothers, Jerome Alford, Herbert Alford, Frank Alford, Chessie Alford, Neil Alford and Sisters, Dorothy Cornett, Mildred Byrd and Virginia Alford.
Surviving are sisters-in-law Marie Alford, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Faye Alford, Surfside Beach, S. C.; and Ruth Alford, Marietta, GA.: and many nieces and nephews ; Cindy Watson, West Watson, Mattie Watson, Linda Black (John), Eddie Byrd of Columbia, S.C.; Billy Alford (Dawn), Randy Alford, Wells Alford of Myrtle Beach S.C.; Kay Brown, Jesse Brown (Camisha), Chip Alford (Lynn), Matt Alford of Surfside Beach, S.C.; Frank Alford (Bettie) of Florence, S.C. ; Jerry Alford(Sharon) , Winter Springs , FLA., Debbie Alford , Marietta, GA; Dorothy Ann Hatcher, Aiken, S.C., Natalie Temples(Brett), GA. ; Daniele Nagy (Dave),NY.
Services celebrating Stanley's life will be held on Saturday, August 31 at 12PM at Cox-Collins Funeral Home Chapel in Mullins, S.C., with burial to follow at Smith Cemetery. Family will receive friends following the service at the Mattie Smith Alford Farm.

Published in The Sun News on August 29, 2013



Our former vice-principal, Mr. Ahlberg, turns 90 this Thursday, Sept. 19, and I send the following email to the class of 1959 and to Nelson Lawry who handles the class of 1958. I thought I would also send you a copy of the email I sent in case you wanted to send it to your class. I love your website.

Although most of my emails to you are not very uplifting, here is a nice change of pace for you. I have kept in touch with our Vice-Principal at Northwood, Richard (Dick) Ahlberg, through his son. Dick is doing as well as can be expected for a man who turns 90 on September 19, 2013.


I thought it might be fun for as many of his former students to send him a birthday card. I know he would get a kick out of it. I also know that he has a fabulous memory and recalls most, if not all, of our class.


His address is:


Richard Ahlberg

9823 Veirs Drive #1,

Rockville, MD  20850

Ken Simons
Reunion Committee
Northwood High School Class of 1959
Please visit our website at


Below is the obituary for our former teacher and father of fellow classmate, Phyllis Proctor Parker:

On August 19, 2013, Charles McDavitt Proctor, Jr., beloved husband of 73 years to Lorraine S. Proctor; devoted father of Phyllis Parker (Jim), Pat Proctor (Linda) and Richard Proctor (Debbie); cherished grandfather of Doug Parker (Jill), Chris Parker (Colleen), Patrick Proctor (Chelsey), Matthew Proctor (Yesha), Justin and Jesse Proctor and the late Jamie Parker. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.


 I was just checking up on the NHS website and saw Mr. Proctor's obit. I sent Phyllis a brief note of condolences, but it inspired me to check on another of my favorite teachers, Mr Warren [Robert D Warren - History] He passed in 2010 and indeed he too had a long life as did Mr Proctor.
Mr Warren inspired me in my love of history, especially American history. Although he did not know this I am sure. I did not realize he was active in WWII but probably many of our teachers in the 50 certainly had roles to play in that war.
Anyway - Though it might be worth posting  - I was not the only one who like Mr Warren, I'm sure.
I hope this finds both you and Helen well and active!  Carolyn and I are doing well.
Don & Carolyn
In Beautiful New Hampshire



Mr. Roy Kenneth Twentey, of Derwood, Maryland passed away peacefully, at the age of 86, on June 21, 2012, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He was the son of the late Roy Leslie Twentey and Florence Grossnickle Twentey.

He is survived by his wife, Dixianna Hungerford; a daughter, Janet Twentey Gross and husband William of Huntingtown, MD; a son, Kevin Philip Twentey and wife Tracy of Orlean, VA; a daughter, Phyllis Elizabeth Ruth Twentey McFarland (“Beth”) and husband John of Adamstown, Md; a step-son, Bart Hungerford and wife Mary of Goshen, MD; a step-daughter, Rebecca Rousey and husband Tony of Brookville, MD; four grandchildren and ten step-grandchildren.

His first wife Patricia Halley Twentey died in 2003.

Following graduation from Frederick High School with the Class of 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17 and served with the 86th Infantry Division in Europe and the Phillipine Islands during World War II. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star medal for combat service in Europe.

Upon his return to the States after the war in 1946, he completed college at the University of Maryland and started his career in education as a mathematics and social studies teacher at Brunswick High School in Frederick County in 1949. He transferred to Montgomery County in 1954, where he served as an administrator in several secondary schools. In 1969, he joined the Maryland State Department of Education staff and served as a Regional Coordinator of Education Services for seven Western Maryland Counties until his retirement. He later taught mathematics at Montgomery College.

He was an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg, MD and a charter member and past president of the Montgomery Central Derwood Lions Club. In addition, he was a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Maryland State Teachers Association, National Education Association and the Masonic Lodge of Silver Spring, MD. Other organizations included the Scottish Rite, Sons of the American Revolution and the Retired Teachers Association of Montgomery County, Frederick County, and Maryland.

He enjoyed family gatherings, traveling, reading, spectator sports, golf and participating in community and church activities.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on June 29, 2012 at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 9008 Rosemont Ave. Gaithersburg, MD. The Reverend Jennifer Fenner and The Reverend Gerry Green will be officiating. A luncheon will follow the funeral service in the basement of the church. Interment will follow lunch at the Cemetery of the Mt Zion United Methodist Church in Myersville, MD.


From Don & Carolyn Streeter....10/20/2013

I was reviewing our website today and was saddened when I saw where Mr Twenty and Mr Alford had passed on.
I was amazed though to read about Mr Ahlberg turning 90 in Sep 2013. I will send him a belated birthday card with a note.
These were faithful, caring teachers and administrators. I have very fond memories of them all. We as the Class of '60 were very blessed to have had so many memorable and wonderful teachers. I think of them often. I of course previously saw Mr Proctor's notice and sent you a link on Mr Warren's passing some years ago

I remember a very funny episode in Mr Alford's Science/Chemistry class when we were learning how to mix acids and water/or more appropriately HOW NOT TO! Not to throw anyone too far under the bus but this particular day Bruce Powell gota little ahead of himself and proceeded to pour a beaker of water into an almost half full beaker of HCL with the expected results of spattering everyone close by with the liquid, producing brown spots on the open skin areas within minutes. I believe we had acid proof aprons on so no clothes were ruined. Of course after reacting to the small explosion we all laughed. Mr. Alford was NOT so amused as you can imagine. Fortunately no one received any spattering on the head or in the eyes as I recall.

Hope all is well with yourself and Helen - we are doing well here in NH - getting colder after a wonderfully mild autumn with beautiful foliage after a few years of not so beautiful.

Share this on the website if you wish.
As a class I think I speak for all when I say this website has been a great connecting tool for staying in touch.
Thank you both for going the extra mile.

Don Streeter NHS Class of '60

Don & Carolyn Streeter
In Beautiful New Hampshire


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