Ann Groom (Blake) ~ Class of 1961

Ann Groom-Blake

Class of 1961

Departed ~ Circa 2008

Complications from a lung transplant


Tonia: Ann Groom Blake (Annie) pass away in 2008. She had a lung transplant at John Hopkins and it gave her a few more years, but her body rejected it finally and she passed. Bob Gleason ISB 1962

Ke-Yi Jim “Jimmy” Hsieh ~ Class of 1962

Ke-Yi Jim “Jimmy” Hsieh

Class of 1962

Departed ~ January 20, 2008





Ke-Yi “Jim” Hsieh

HSIEH, Ke-Yi “Jim”The fourth child of Haoling and Janie Lee born on June 2, 1944 in Chongqing, China, died unexpectedly on January 24, 2008, at home in Franklin, TN. He was a resident of Nashville and Williamson County for over 37 years with deep roots. His friends were everywhere. Jim is preceded in death by his parents; son, Erich R. “Yobi” Hsieh from former wife Barbara Ramsey. He is survived by sons, Brent and Loren Hsieh from first wife Carolyn Hall; sisters, Nancy Kuo of West Lafayette, IN and Lucy Yuan of Palo Alto, CA; brother, Johnny Hsieh of Tucson, AZ. Jim had a successful career as an independent commercial artist and illustrator, and was committed to teaching in Adult Literacy Programs. His joyful response to life through his art, music, humor, love of children, food, and service to others in different stations of life, have touched many and will stay with us. A memorial gathering to celebrate Jim’s life will be 2 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2008 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 4800 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville Rev. Randy Hoover-Dempsey officiating. Rev. Will Campbell will provide a remembrance. Bring your families, children, pictures, stories and music. View Jim’s work and life at
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Sue Pearcy (Sherer) ~ Class Of 1958

Sue Pearcy Sherer

Class of 1958

Departed 2/10/2007

Maiden name: Pearcy

Years attended ISB:

It is with regret that I have to inform you that Sue died on 10 February 2007 after a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis.  She is survived by her husband, Paul, four children and seven grandchildren and also her brother Mark, class of 1968.


Mark Pearcy

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Gilbert M. Hair ~ Class of 1960

Gilbert M. Hair ~ Class of 1960

Departed ~ September  15, 2004








Gilbert M. Hair passed away on September 15, 2004 at Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, Florida after a long fight against cancer. He was 63 years old. He is survived by his daughter Nicole Hair Vasbinder, his mother Jane MacMahon Hair Jantzen, his brothers Robert J. Janzten Jr. and Michael G. Jantzen, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Hair was born in Manila, Philippine Islands on March 16, 1941. In early 1942 he and his mother were put into Japanese prison camp. His father, John MacGavin Hair, was a British subject and volunteered for the American Army. He was captured by the Japanese Army and eventually died aboard a Japanese POW “hell ship”. After Gil and his mother were liberated in 1945 his mother married Robert J. Jantzen and the family lived in Singapore and Thailand.

After serving in the Marine Corps he started his career in the airline industry, working for Pan American World Airways and Continental Airlines. He went on to become a stockbroker and investment banker before founding the Center For Internee Rights in 1991 where he fought for the rights of civilian prisoners of the Japanese during World War II. He was an alumnus of Mercersburg Academy, International School of Bangkok, American University and Pacific Western University and was active throughout his life in various civic and social organizations.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 4pm at the Church by the Sea in Bal Harbour, Florida. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to American Ex-Prisoners of War.

Suzanne Ellen Marston (Borck) ~ Class of 1961

Suzanne Ellen Marston (Borck)

Class of 1961

Departed~ 16 January 2000

Complications related to MS





To Whom it May Concern,

I am Suzanne Marston (Borck)’s (class of 1961) son, Jay Borck. I recently received in the mail a request for more information on my Mother.

My Mother passed away January 16, 2000 due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis. She was 56 and is survived by two daughters, Kimberly and Amity, a son Jay, and 8 Grandchildren.

My Mother loved ISB and would talk with us often of her love for Thailand. I would love to visit one day and see where my Mother went to High School. Please keep me informed of Alumnae events of her classmates via this email address or my family’s home mailing address:

David Adams ~ Class of 1963

 David Adams

Class of 1963

SGT. Gilles David Adams

Killed In Action S. Vietnam

15 March 1968


Location on The Wall Panel 44E – Row 056

David Adams and Rick Throop