Mr. Harry Patterson ~ F-Faculty

Harry Patterson ~ F-Faculty

Arrived ~ 3/22/1940

Departed ~ 6/7/2024

Eric Dohlon

Teachers like Harry are hero’s (or is that heros). Harry was my Calculus teacher in my Senior year at the old campus on soi 15 (1978-79). He convinced me to keep going when I was just about ready to give up and drop out of the class. I couldn’t understand Calculus, but with his help, it finally clicked in my brain. I got a B at the end of the semester. Thank you Harry!

Fahim Qureshi

RIP Harry. You were a class act and a wonderful teacher.

Peg Keeney

Pat was truly a mainstay of ISB. May he rest in peace with George, Bob and others of our ISB times together.

Urmi Shah

A truly wonderful teacher. God bless

Jeff Evans

Sad to hear. He was a great teacher. RIP

Patricia De Martini Williams

He was so kind. So sorry to hear

James F. Westgate

Interesting that Anh Mather who Pat described as his ‘best math student—-ever’ died only a month before Pat.

Milton Jones

Warm memories of our years as colleagues. R.I.P., Pat. Sincere condolences extended to his family.

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Fred Jay Halsworth ~ Class of 1969

Fred Jay Halsworth ~ Class of 1969

Arrived ~ 5/15/1951

Departed ~ 9/9/1986

Lovingly reported by Candice Kranz Busch.

Fred Halsworth MP #67232)

Last Known Location
Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Circumstances of Disappearance
Last seen 09/09/1986 aboard the fishing vessel, Normar II, which sank in the Bering Sea, 70 miles northeast of the Pribilof Islands. Missing with Kenneth Ridgely (MP #66794), Richard Bennett (MP #66888), and Annabelle Moser (MP #66546).

https://namus.nij.ojp.gov/case/MP67232

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Bryan George Urquhart ~ Class of 1972

Bryan Urquhart ~ Class of 1972

Arrived ~ 11/27/1953

Departed ~ 5/2/2024

Janice Urquhart Lovingly reported:

Hi Dave. My brother, Bryan, just died on May 2 after long illnesses. Class of ‘72. Bryan George Urquhart. November 27, 1953 to May 2, 2024. I’m so heartbroken.

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David “Dave” Hudspith ~ Class of 1984

David Hudspith ~ Class of 1984

Arrived ~ December 5, 1965

Departed ~ April 5, 2024

David’s wife Cheri wrote.

It’s with great sadness and a peaceful heart that I want to share with you that David Hudspith passed away Friday early morning.

He had a long battle with a terrible disease but remained remarkably strong and peaceful throughout the journey.

Thank you for so faithfully encouraging us along the way. With love, Cheri

The funeral service will take place at Crossroads Bible Church
4101 Justin Road
Double Oak, TX 75077

3pm on Thursday the 11th

Thank you deeply for all your support for this precious family. ❤️

Lovingly reported by Rob Larson

Somber news to report. David Hudspith (Class of ‘84) passed away Friday night after a long courageous journey with Colorectal Cancer.

Please pray for the family in their time of need to find comfort and peace. Also, the family could use your help since, Cheri (Dave’s wife), is fighting her own Stage 2 battle with Ovarian Cancer.

Sad to start seeing so many of our classmates leave us so soon. Rest in Peace David.


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Marcel Aleksander Szabo ~ Class of 1986

Marcel Aleksander Szabo ~ Class of 1986

Arrived ~ December 1, 1965

Departed ~ June 15, 2008

Lovingly Reported by Saskia Malka c. 2013
I’m sorry for the long delay, Sasha and I had a hard time finding more information, but today we heard that Marcel passed away on June 15, 2008 due to a heart attack.

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Judith “Judy” Evelyn Butcher Friesen ~ Class of 1967

Judy Evelyn Butcher Friesen ~ Class of 1967

Arrived ~ October 16, 1949

Departed ~ March 29, 2024

Lovingly Reported by Vince Bennett Jr.

Judith Evelyn Butcher Friesen – Obituary – Elk City, Oklahoma

Judith Evelyn Friesen was born October 16th, 1949 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Elizabeth Ann (Luellen) and Orby Lee Butcher, Jr. She passed away at her home in Elk City, Oklahoma on Friday, March 29th, 2024 at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 13 days.

Judith, known by most as “Judy”, spent her younger childhood in Oklahoma City and Ft. Worth, Texas. At the age of 11 her father, being a medical missionary, moved to Thailand where she spent the majority of her formative years. She attended school at the International School of Bangkok graduating in June of 1967. Judy returned to the states where she attended Oklahoma Baptist University where she obtained her bachelors degree in nursing. In her father’s clinic she met a gentleman by the name of Dennis Jay Friesen. They were later married at Beaver, Oklahoma on June 5, 1971. Together they made their home in Oklahoma where she worked at Presbyterian Hospital in the Coronary Care Unit where she remained for 3 years. When Dennis began his residency they moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1974. They remained in that area until 1977 when they moved to Elk City, Oklahoma where they made their home. Judy was a substitute teacher at Pioneer Schools but for the better part of 20 years she enjoyed caring and teaching numerous children at Rainbow Lane Preschool. After 2013-2014, Judy retired and enjoyed quilting, cooking, reading, and spending time with her Bunco group. She and Dennis also enjoyed traveling to Chama, New Mexico where they were avid glampers and actively worked with the First Baptist Church out there during the summers.

She is preceded by her parents.

Judy is survived by her husband, Dennis, of the home; 3 children, Shelley Franklin and husband, Jeff, Oklahoma City, OK, Allison Curran and husband, Todd, Tulsa, OK, and Nathan Friesen and wife, Amanda, Elk City, OK; 6 grandchildren, Chloe Franklin, Caleb Franklin, Mason Friesen, Luke Friesen, Chelsea Curran, and Brooklyn Curran; 3 brothers, John “Steve” Butcher and wife, Lacreta, and Michael Butcher and wife, Rhonda, Peter Butcher and a host other relatives and friends.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief at BGCO Attn: Disaster Relief, 3800 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112 or online at www.okdisasterhelp.org.

Gregory Donald Greg Urquhart ~ Class of 1980

Greg Urquhart ~ Class of 1980
Arrived ~ 12/4/1962
Departed ~ 3/22/2024

Gregory “Greg” Donald Urquhart, 61, died on Friday, March 22, 2024 at home in South Dennis. He was born on December 4, 1962 in Bronxville, New York to Raymond Miles and Eileen Urquhart. For over a year and a half Greg lived courageously while fighting cancer with a quiver full of arrows.

Greg was a 1980 graduate of Cape Cod Tech and went on to study at Cape Cod Community College. He attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Later in his career, Greg worked for the Department of Public Works with the town of Dennis for twenty five years until his retirement in 2019. Because of Greg’s love for gardening he accepted a job at the Great Cape Herbs Farm in Brewster for several years. He was affectionately known as “Farmer Greg.” Greg planted over 2,000 bulbs at the farm and never forgot to say a prayer as he planted each one. He was a man of many talents. He was a self-taught artist who painted with oils and water colors, and drew with pen and ink. Greg has always been known as a gentle soul with a generous spirit and a quick wit. He loved to fish and for as long as he could, he went quahogging and made his specialty stuffed quahogs. He loved to read and study countries of the world, appreciated great jazz, loved sports, and followed the weather and the tides. Greg played a U.S. soldier in the classic film “Apocalypse Now” when he lived in the Philippines during high school.

He received outstanding care including chemotherapy and surgery at Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, radiation on Cape Cod as well as VNA Hospice during his long journey with cancer.

Greg was predeceased by his father, Raymond M. Urquhart, two brothers, David and Stephen Urquhart. He is survived by his mother, Eileen Urquhart, his brother, Dale and his wife, Veronica, his brother, Bryan, and his sister, Janice Urquhart. Additionally, he is survived by sister-in-laws Claudine Urquhart and Kathy Urquhart. Greg is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins, and close friends.

Greg leaves a legacy of genuine kindness, gratitude, creativeness, and love for family, friends, and the earth. He will be remembered for his courage and having the most gentle soul.

A service to honor Greg’s life will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Road, Brewster, MA. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall following the interment of ashes in the memorial garden. The family has retained the services of Bartlett Funeral Home of Plymouth, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to “Helping Hands” ? Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Road, Brewster, MA 02631 or Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Hospice, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601.


Lovingly posted by sister Jan Urquhart ’73

March 23, 2024

It is with a heavy heart that I share this morning that my sweetest little brother, Greg, died last night at home on hospice. He fought a valiant fight against cancer. It is our belief that Greg is now free of any suffering and is in peace. He always thanked everyone for all that they did for him and he lived with cancer so bravely and without complaint. We will miss him terribly. He had the sweetest, most gentle soul. I’m grateful that I could share more about Greg over this last year and a few months. He used to say to me, “Jan, don’t you worry about a thing.” I said that to him some over the past few weeks. Peace to you, Greg. And to all those living with cancer, I will continue to pray for you and for your journey. Love to all.

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Robert Allen Robbie Friis ~ Class of 1973

Robbie Friis ~ Class of 1973

Arrived ~ 1/14/1955

Departed ~ 5/22/2010

Lovingly reported by Nancy Dolan

Robert Friis Obituary
FRIIS WINSTON SALEM Robert A. Friis 1955 – 2010 Robert A. Friis “Sonny”, Has departed on his last deployment to sail the seven seas for all of eternity He passed away Saturday evening, May 22, 2010 at the Hospice of the Piedmont. Mr. Friis was born in Millington, Tennessee on January 14, 1955. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Auralie Friis “Sugie”; his children: daughter, Jennifer (husband, Travis) of London, England, Kenny (wife, Allison) of Atlanta, GA, and their daughters, Kayla (5) and Lexi (1); and his parents Robert A. A. Friis and Mary Frances Friis of Macon, GA. Mr. Friis proudly served our country in the United States Navy for 23.5 years before retiring in 1998 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. After retiring from the Navy, he continued to serve our country at Oceana Naval Base working on ships and naval equipment. He also worked at GEICO, Custom Tops and Towers, and Vanwin Coatings of Virginia. Upon retiring, he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grand-daughters and close friends. The rest of his time was spent doing what he loved so much, watching NASCAR and College Football and actively fishing and playing golf. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and fought hard to beat the odds with a strong spirit and positive attitude. He was greatly loved by all and will be deeply missed. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home, 10301 N. NC Highway 109 in Winston-Salem. His family is most grateful for the ongoing love and support of his family, friends, and the kindness and generosity of Hospice of the Piedmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont – 1803 Westchester Drive High Point, NC. www.hospice-careconnection.org. Online condolences may be made to the Friis Family at www.jcgreenandsons.com. Family and friends are invited to 5513 Summer Hill Lane, Winston-Salem, NC immediately following the Service for his Life Celebration.

Published by Winston-Salem Journal from May 25 to May 28, 2010.

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