April 30, 2023
i have even more good news for you. The Steering Committee has selected a venue for our 56th year reunion on Saturday, September 30 of this year. It is the Dempsey Event Center located just north of Columbus in Centerburg. It's a beautiful mansion which has been repurposed to hold events just like ours. Please visit their website at dempseyevents.com
There are numerous pictures of the grounds and mansion that will give you a good idea of how nice this place is.
I am sure you will be just as impressed as the members of the Steering Committee were when they toured the site a couple weeks ago. We are all certain we can hold a very successful class reunion at this site.
More information on menu, ticket prices and more will be forthcoming in the next 2 weeks so please keep checking this site for more information.
Larry Zitzke (on behalf of the Steering Committee)
April 22, 2023
I have great news for everyone this morning. Jo Ann McAdow Hill had successful kidney transplant surgery at the Wexner Medical Center in Columbus on April 12!
She is doing well while recuperating at home and wants everyone to know how thankful she is for all the thoughts and prayers over these past months while she waited for the call that a donor match had been found .
Larry Zitzke ( On behalf of the Steering Committee)
February 27, 2023
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
As our class reunion Steering Committee has been meeting we have become aware of a great need for one of beloved classmates. JoAnna McAdow Hill has been placed on a wait list and is in need of a kidney transplant. We want to use this platform to spread the word and help JoAnna find a living kidney donor match.
There are specific qualifications just to remain on the list so time is of the essence. Please let fellow classmates, family and friends know about this lifesaving need and hopefully we can help JoAnna find a match. If interested in more information go to: wexnermedical.osu.edu/kidneydonor
OR to take a history questionnaire go to:
osuwexmedlivingdonor.org. Jo's birthday is 10-25-1949. You may need this to access the questionnaire.
Thank you for any help you may have to offer.
1967 Brookhaven Class Reunion Committee
February 25, 2023
Big news Bearcats! Over the past 2-3 months we have put together an awesome Steering Committee and have been getting a lot of input on whether or not to have a reunion this year and if so, where and when. After a lot of deliberation the committee members voted unamimously to start planning what will be our 56th year reunion to be held on Saturday, September 30.
More information on the venue, food, and ticket pricing will be forthcomoing soon but we wanted to let you know so you can start spreading the word.
Please keep visiting this website as it will be the primary way for us to communicate additional information to you.
Larry (on behalf of the Steering Committee)
Last July I told you the Steering Committee was starting to investigate the possibility of holding our 55th class reunion in 2022. We had many discussions, mostly centered around the elephant in the room, COVID, and how or if it might impact our ability to plan and execute a successful class reunion. As everyone knows COVID did not go away or even greatly subside like we had hoped. Some classmates we spoke with were hesitant to commit to helping because of this uncertainty, and many venues were not willing to make reservations for 2022 events.
Even with this knowledge we decided to wait until after the Holidays to see if any of these circumstances had chanaged enough to give us hope that the 2022 reuion could still take place. Sadly very little has changed in this regard. Accordingly, we have made the painful decision to postpone the class reunion until 2023.
It is our hope that at least by late summer or early fall we will be able to start planning our 56th class reunion in 2023.
So hang in there, stay healthy, and we will be communicating with you again later this year, hopefully with the good news of a classs reunion next year.
Please feel free to get in touch with me or any of the other Steering Committee members with any questions, suggestions, or just to catch up! We would love to hear from you.
Until we meet again...
Larry ( on behalf of the Steering Committee)
July 26, 2021
As our country slowly recovers from this pandemic, as individuals we also seek to get back to business as normal. At this time of year, in particular, we find ourselves thinking about the possibility of having our 55th reunion next year. The Steering Committee has begun to have conversations about this and hopefully we will have some news for you in the next month or so. So please keep getting on our site to get updates on our plans.
Also, the Class of 66 is having their reunion this year and they asked me to invite all our classmates to attend a mixer to be held on Friday night, September 17. All necessary information follows.
Embassy Suites Atrium
2700 Corporate Exchange
Columbus, Ohio 43231
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Cash Bar/Onsight Restaurant
Larry Zitzke (on behalf of the Steering Committee)
April 14, 2020
We hope everyone is well amid this terrbile Coronavirus pandemic. Did you ever in your wildest imagination believe we would be dealing with this kind of disruption at this stage of our lives? But we are the baby boomers and our parents helped win World War ll and many of us are veterans, some of whom participated in the Viet Nam War, so we will survive! I believe we will emerge from this soon and will be able to have some sense of normalcy restored to our daily lives.
I am very saddend to inform you some of our fellow classmates have passed away since we had our 50th reunion.
Deborah Abbot Doss 2018
Mike Cummings 2018
Cheryl Wilkins 2019
Roger Edens Nov 18, 2019 cancer
Linda Campbell 3-28-20 leukemia
Roger was on the Steering Committee for every class reunion and participated to the fullest in the planning of our 50th even though he was gravely ill.
There are undoubtely more I am unaware of so please let me know if you have knowledge of the passing of other classmates.
As always, please review your personal profile, or create one, so we can keep in touch for future class reunions.
Larry Zitzke ( on behalf of the Steering Committee)
Classmates, I have been asked by Vicky Andreoni, sister of our classmate Martha Andreoni to post this obituary for her so that you can be aware that Martha passed away just a few days ago.
Martha Amalia Andreoni of Columbus, OH, peacefully passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at age 72. Her longtime friend/companion, Kim Little and her sister, Victoria Andreoni (Lou Saunders) were her care-givers.
Martha was born July 26, 1949 to Benny and Ruth (Stebelton) Andreoni. She was sister to four siblings. Martha worked as a bookkeeper for the State of Ohio in her early years and later Eventco an event planning company where she occasionally and thoroughly enjoyed imitating famous personalities. Martha was a graduate of Brookhaven High School 1967.
Martha danced to her own tune and lived her life doing what she loved, taking care of her animals, playing cards and spending time with her close friends. She was quick with an expletive and just as quick with a kind word. She will be missed by many.