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12/04/18 12:12 AM #6    

Cheri Bell (Pendergraft)

So sad to hear this news. It does indeed remind us of our mortality and encourages us to reevaluate what is most important in life and what is our purpose. Deepest sympathy to Jeff’s family and to you Eric, on the loss of a dear friend. - Cheri 

12/04/18 12:37 AM #7    


Gaylon George

Thank you Eric for letting me know about Jeff. I had just wished him a Happy Birthday on Nov. 8th and we had been planning on getting together for lunch since his last birthday in 2017, and I just kept not being able to make it to San Antonio. He had told me he wouldn't be able to make the 45th reunion last year. Now I'm really sad that I didn't make it. I hadn't seen him in so long and really wanted to get caught up. I can't believe it. You are so right about his unique abilities. I loved playing football with him. He could hit harder than anyone I knew. I was so amazed at his ability to play any instrument he picked up. At A&M he, Corky, Dan Barrow, myself and others would go down to the crapper on the weekends and they'd play in the shower which was like a big microphone. I couldn't play or sing a lick, but he was incredible. He picked up the accordian and just started playing it or he'd play the guiter or the banjo. I just couldn't believe how talented he was and it's hard to believe he is gone. My condolences go out to Jeff's family and to you Eric as you were so close to him. I will miss knowing he is no longer a part of this world

12/04/18 12:32 PM #8    


Stan Carlson

So sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. We were great friends at Wilshire elementary and Garner JH (then lost touch a bit at Mac). He was such a kind person. I was a skinny little guy and he was a great athlete; he was like my big brother always looking out for me. We got back in touch online a couple of years ago and had planned on getting together for lunch when I was in SA, but it never worked out. My heartfelt condolences to his family and other friends.

12/04/18 01:01 PM #9    


Roxanne Gilley

What a wonderful person; he will be missed.

The "heart like the mind has its own memories"...very sorry for your loss

...and upon reflection...we are at a place of many Winters do any of us have left in our travels...?

Peace and Blessings to all during this Holiday Season.


12/06/18 12:20 PM #10    


Les Romo

So sorry to hear about Jeff Large passing away.  He was such a nice guy. I remember visiting him and John Temperrelli when they were at A&M.  Jeff could play the banjo like a pro.  He and his family are in our prayers. - Les Romo

12/07/18 08:33 AM #11    

Donald Giles


Sorry to hear about Jeff.  Great guy and good friend. When I moved to San Antonio midway through my junior year Jeff was my first friend and welcomed to the area.  RIP Jeff

Don Giles

12/07/18 12:22 PM #12    


Sterling Fletcher

It's with a heavy heart to hear of Jeff's passing.  I, too, recollect those A&M days listening to Jeff, Eric and Dan strumming away on their banjos and guitars in a dorm room, especially remembering when they would break out into a rendition of "Dueling Banjos."  Thoughts and prayers for his family and close friends.  RIP Jeff. 

Sterling Fletcher


11/20/20 08:47 AM #13    


Les Romo

Praying for Bob Kirk and family.  May God be with them during this very difficult time. - Les Romo

11/20/20 04:38 PM #14    


Roxanne Gilley

Definitely lighting a candle..praying for Bob and family.

Roxanne and family

11/22/20 11:25 AM #15    


Betsy Wilson (Killingsworth)

Dear Bobby, I will miss your smile, your laughter, your craziness! RIP my sweet sweet friend. Know you are loved. 



11/25/20 10:23 AM #16    


John Temperilli

As I approach the final chapters of a fortunate life lived, and the silhouette of fate's final accounting is seen less dimly, I am reminded of how grateful I am for the people I have been fortunate enough to encounter.  Bob Kirk was one such eternal individual. While I did not know Bob well, I appreciated his laconic humor, subtle mayhem and fixed lack of seriousness in which he engaged in Mrs. Atchley's senior English class.  His was a constant subtle barrage of his own observations made public.  His flying encounter with Delaney Wells in the auditorium (during a film study) was one of the most spectacular Kirkisms at which I was privileged to be present.  I believe the world is a far less interesting place without Bob.  Rest In Peace.  

Thank you Jim Huber and Cassie Grim for making us aware.  Thank you Danny Armstrong for being the keeper of the memories and notifier-in-chief.  Godspeed, good will and grace to all my classmates.  I hope this message finds you all well, COVID-free, and in the throes of a happy and mindful Thanksgiving week. 


John Temperilli




11/26/20 07:23 AM #17    


Paul Holland

Thanks John for your beautiful words of our friend & classmate, Bob.   I witnessed Bob's antics in Mrs Atchley's English class and I can attest he brought comic relief to the stereotypical senior English class.  In fact, thinking back on our English class, the only 2 characters that come to my mind are Mrs Atchley & Bob Kirk.  I'm glad to learn you were there too!  I am willing to bet if Mrs Atchley were alive today, she would crack a smile & give a chuckle if the name, "Bob Kirk" were mentioned in her presence.

I missed out on the incident in the auditorium between Bob & Delaney.   I'd love to hear the story as I'm sure others would as well.   Sadly, neither of the main actors are with us today.


RIP, Bob.

11/26/20 11:48 AM #18    


Camille Pety (Pety)

Bob, BOB!! You can't do this to us, we always thought you would be the eternal comic relief we all need and no more so than now. Deepest sympathy to his family but know that he was loved.

11/26/20 01:46 PM #19    

Robyn Coblentz

Will never forget both Bob and Charlie in Lilis's class. During the yrs I would run into Bob at different places of employment and would have a great time at the bar. RIP

11/29/20 12:40 PM #20    


Roxanne Gilley

Re Bob

Our fellow classmate Bob was such a character!  His memory will always live in our Hearts (...the Heart like the mind has a memory - Longfellow).

Condolences from Roxanne and family.

God Bless Bob, may he Rest In Peace

10/07/21 11:29 AM #21    

Sheryl Harris (Sharawi)

10/08/21 04:04 PM #22    

Cheri Bell (Pendergraft)

Tommy Benson, it will be a glorious reunion in heaven! 💕

02/23/22 12:18 PM #23    


Stephen Leas

I just heard about Tommy's passing. He was such a wonderful spirit and a great friend. I had a chance to run around with him at Mac. When ever he came to my house he would talk for hours with my Dad (who went to Marquette on a track scholarship) about running.  We went to many kicker dances in Quihi at the VFW. Lost touch after I joined the Navy. I know that he is in the best place and I will strive to meet him there one day. God Bless his family and friends. Steve

02/24/22 07:35 PM #24    

Dennis Harding

Well,joined up the other month looking for a person,could not belive all the Bramhas Tried and True, Class of 72. Brought back years of memory. I was able to hang with Mister Howdy and a few others, Jim Huber, Tom Howe, Keith Grassam, Bob and I were able to see other Bramhas, when allowed not to come around for awhile.
I was so miffed reading all the fallen class of 72ers, so many souls with memories. May grandma Mimi use to say if we lived for ever, we would look like shite. Thankful I am not circling the drain, see you latter to all that got ahead on the ladder to higher viewing. I remember many I never knew, but glad I do. Saying hi to all here and there,eat your vegetables wear glasses if you need to, feed your dog, don,t be mean to kids.
Love you Mr, Howdy, see you latter. Dennis '72

10/20/22 06:18 PM #25    

Paul Suhler

I heard from Randy Alles this week. He's travelliing on business and won't be able to make it to the reunion.

12/08/22 09:40 PM #26    


Nancy Clendenning (McCowan)

I hope I have the correct forum/page for this request. 
Does anyone have an extra 1972 yearbook? Perhaps someone that married a '72 classmate and each of you got a yearbook? I didn't get one and would very much like to have one. TIA. Nancy

12/09/22 06:45 PM #27    

Dennis Harding

Danny, could you gound this young lady Nancy a year book.I have one at my parents house in HP,both have passed but my son can go by and look, I have not been in area for quite some time. I have memorized year bool so am willing to pass it to Nancy.
Never knew her, but that is not what it is all about.

12/12/22 06:18 PM #28    

Daniel Armstrong

Sorry I only have one annual and I took it apaer to build the Website

12/13/22 12:33 PM #29    

Christine Richardson (DeVos)

Hello everyone who attended the reunion!  First off, it was great to see everybody!  And by any chance did anyone find a silver oval hoop earring at the event at Bracken Store on Friday?!  Thanks,  Chris Richardson DeVos

12/13/22 06:00 PM #30    

Dennis Harding

Could you in you large generous giving heart, give one of your gold oval loop earings so Christine has a complete pair. Men only need a single now a days. Thanks for all you do and have done for this page and the whole Mac 72 crowd. It has given all a good reason to kick me in the ass when they see me.
Ciao compadres

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