In Memoriam

Please honor those that have gone before us with your tributes and any pictures you want to share.


Becky Ruszkowski Bruton ( '76)

Birth Date: 1959-07-01
Deceased Date: 2009-08-24
Rebecca Ruszkowski Bruton, 50, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, August 24, 2009 at the Methodist Medical Center. She was born July 1, 1959 in Oak Ridge, the daughter of Albert Stanley Ruszkowski and Elaine Marselle Poe Ruszkowski, who are both deceased. Mrs. Bruton was a registered nurse and retired from East Tennessee Pulmonary Associates. She attended the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, traveling and the companionship of her three Pugs, Biscuit, Jezebel and Bubba. She is survived by Husband, Dr. Charles W. Bruton, Jr; Son, Jason Cunningham of Oak Ridge; Daughter, Lauren Cunningham, a student at UT Knoxville; Step-Daughter, Amber Watson and husband Kevin of Salisbury, NC; Sister-in-law, Ruthie Morris and husband Jackie of Troy, NC; Brother-in-law, Gene Bruton and wife Sheila of Smithfield, NC and 3 grandchildren, Zoe, Keeley and Q. Watson.
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Ronnie Hodge (\'76)

Birth Date: 1958-04-23
Deceased Date: 2001-07-12
Terry Jones - August 26th, 2015
   Good old Ronnie!  One of the best people I have ever met.  My Brother Randy and I have many good memories of Ronnie.

Carmen Gonzalez ('74)

Birth Date: 1954-01-13
Deceased Date: 1981-06-01
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Glenda Reiordan ('74)

Birth Date: 1956-02-24
Deceased Date: 1995-10-30
Paula Anne Heacker Legleiter - July 1st, 2020
Miss you girl and think about you often
Bob L. Johnson, Jr - August 11th, 2011

Gail Halchin Mitchell ('74)

Birth Date: 1956-03-14
Deceased Date: 2009-07-25
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Catherine Needham ('74)

Birth Date: 1956-03-23
Deceased Date: 1986-01-09
Bob Johnson - October 17th, 2011
Cath was a first-rate percussionist who studied at the Eastman School of Music.  She had a passion for music and all things percussion in High School.  Hard to believe she's gone...
Andie Lenhard - October 1st, 2011
Cath was a great friend in grade school and junior high. Nobody lived as fully as she did. I will always miss her. Love you, Cath
Bonnie Nestor - September 3rd, 2011
 A wonderful percussionist and a great person -- I remember Paul Ebert introducing her to Jim Gilpatrick when Jim was playing Charlie Brown in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" as "the little red-haired girl."

Paul Cuthbertson ('74)

Birth Date: 1956-03-24
Deceased Date: 2011-05-05
Vincent Sartin - July 19th, 2013
One ofthe finest people in Oak Ridge, Would help anyone with anything, He will be Missed and Forever Remembered

Charles David Wallace ('74)

Birth Date: 1956-04-27
Deceased Date: 2007-04-16
Hank Carter - October 14th, 2011
Never realized all the times we shared together until his death. Everything from JJHS,church league softball, high school, living in Rockwood with me and Bob Johnson and fishing. Dave was very funny fishing. He was really not much of a fisherman but he was great to fish with. I can still see him standing up in the back of the boat and jerking on his fishing rod because he had 1 of Bob's expensive lures hung up in a tree. I hadn't talked to Dave in many years but I will always remember him as being one of my best friends. I think about his sense of humor often and what a good friend he was to me especially after high school. I miss him and maybe one day we can fish together again.
Sandra Holloway Inman - October 8th, 2011
Think about Dave Wallace often.  Great times at Oak Ridge High were had by all.

Michael Shawn Fahey ('74)

Birth Date: 1955-05-18
Deceased Date: 2010-11-02
Leslie PhillipsBockmon - January 27th, 2016
I miss you Shawn...wonderful memories from the 70s and beyond!  See you on the other side!

William (Bill) Lewis Wright ('74)

Birth Date: 1956-07-17
Deceased Date: 1985-04-14
Sandra Holloway Inman - October 7th, 2011

What great times we had at all the Wright gatherings.  I miss him too! 

Philip Wright - September 4th, 2011
This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of us. I miss him every day.