Russell Scott Perritt ~ Class of 1981

Scott Perritt ~ Class of 1981

Arrived ~ 3/9/1963

Departed ~ 4/10/2019

Randy Perritt wrote:

Here is my Little Brother Scott’s info.
Born in Yokota, Japan on March 9th, 1963 at Johnson, AFB
He was in Thailand 69-72.
He passed a month after his 56th birthday on April 10th, 2019 in Wesley Chapel, Fl.

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McKinley “Mac” Anthony Drew ~ Class of 1977

McKinley Mac Drew ~ Class of 1977

Departed 7/15/2022

Mayte Drew lovingly wrote:

With our hearts heavy and grief-stricken, my oldest brother, Donnie and I bring the news of the passing of my twin brother, McKinley Anthony Drew (Mac) who was 63 years young. He has been extremely ill for several months and passed away in his sleep Friday night.

Donnie has taken care of my brother for the past 4 months and being there for my brother when no one else could. No greater love can be expressed than to be the one who takes care of you when you are sick. My brother Donnie is that selfless and generous brother who stepped up to take care of Mac. Donnie is an extraordinary man and brother who I cherish. There were 4 of us kids. Donnie being 2 years ahead of Mac and I and Jackie just 14 months younger than the twins.

As a family we traveled around the world 3 times each time consuming 3 months of intense travel. We certainly got to know each other very well through traveling. These travels lead us places that at the time only people read about those places in books.

This is a tribute to my family and my twin. He was my best friend growing up. I was his sidekick when we went outside to play Cowboys with him imagining himself as Bat Masterson or Jungle Jim in the sixties. He was the one who said “She is on my team” when the neighborhood boys said “No girls” get to play sports. He is the reason I had a happy childhood playing sports and hanging out with the guys.

In Thailand, we would play basketball, football, soccer, swam every day by ourselves with our friends in Rishi Court. In my junior high years, we would play half-court basketball almost every day with our friends in Rishi Court at the outdoor court at ISB. I watched every little league baseball game that my brother played, was scorekeeper, and participated in the practices as my Dad was the Coach of those little league teams.

For our last 2 years of college, we both went to Beirut, Lebanon attending American University of Beirut where again I got to play with boys being the only girl to pay in all male fast pitch softball league. We lived through an intense environment in Beirut and came home to the States. He later came to Texas in his mid-twenties where he lived 18 years there before his work lead him west.

We came into this world together, we played make believe together, we traveled, we played sports together and we cried together. His gift to me was the freedom to enjoy my childhood by participating in something I loved and getting to hang around the guys. This shaped my life in so many positive ways and Mac’s gift to me gave me confidence, freedom, and happiness.

I can never fully express the love and appreciation I have for my twin brother, Mac. I love him with my whole heart and soul, and I know that he has been reunited with with my beloved Mother, Juanita, Sister, Jackie, my nephew, Anthony, my Aunt Rosemary, Uncle Vern, and Cousin John. It is my fervent prayer that the Lord take care of my family in body and spirit. God bless my family.

Special prayers for my father who is 92 years old who just lost his second child and my cousin Gary.

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Lanny Mitchell ~ Class of 1968

Lanny Mitchell ~ Class of 1968

Departed ~ 7/15/2022

From: Pamela Mitchell Boyd pamelasboyd51 at gee mail dot com
Subject: Lanny Mitchell

Lanny attended ISB as a Jr and Sr in 1966-1968. He was the bass player in the band, Flowers. I wanted anyone who remember him to know that he passed away on Friday, 7/15/22 peacefully at home. We miss him already.

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Michael “Mike” Joseph Daly ~ Class of 1971

Mike Daly ~ Class of 1971

Arrived ~ 7/15/1953
Departed ~ 11/2001

Michelle Daly Rooney lovingly posted 7/15/22.


Happy Heavenly Birthday Dad! You’d be 69 years old today and a proud grandfather of 7. Wish you were here enjoying all the fun that life brings. Mikey and Billy are excellent students and phenomenal athletes, loving hockey, baseball and basketball. I started coaching their baseball and Anthony coaches their hockey. I know you’d be at every game if you were here.

I can only imagine how you’re celebrating up there, but it probably includes warm tropical weather, Jimmy Buffet/Beach Boys, Thai food and a nice cold drink. Enjoy! Miss you and love you lots! xoxoxo #legend#captainoffun]#missandloveforever

Tribute by: David Wilkerson

For those of us that knew Michael Daly (’71), I’m sure you were as shocked as I was hearing of his sudden passing November 2001. I will always remember Mike’s strong sense of family and his devotion to his children who he was so proud of. Mike was a charismatic, fun loving man, who lived everyday as if there would be no tomorrow.

Mike was an early pioneer in the Class Rep system, volunteering his time and boundless energy beginning in 1986. He was a key player in the organization and central to the success of the ’88 Boston reunion. Mike’s strong connection to ISB carried through in his efforts with the ISB Network. For Mike, there was no excuse great enough in his relentless quest to get people to attend a reunion. Michael loved the ISB Network and all it stood for. In fact, Mike never missed one single reunion in my 13 years. His desire to reconnect with ISBers, whether it was at a formal reunion, mini-reunion, or just passing through a city was contagious. On many occasions Mike would call to inform us that the data in his directory was incorrect, it seemed he had tried to call or email someone and the phone number or email was bad.

The first reunion I attended was Boston ’88. Mike was my classmate in Bangkok and the first person I saw when I arrived at the hotel in Boston. At all of our reunions he was the Captain of Fun, never a dull moment with Mike at the helm — and never a lack of Mekong. I can’t imagine not seeing Mike’s face at our future reunions and I know I speak for everyone in saying that a true friend of all ISBers has passed on and is greatly missed!

Presently my need to reconnect continues to grow stronger as I reflect on events such as September 11th, as well as my friend Michael’s sudden passing. I think it is important to remember how precious life is, and how valuable our friends are.

Many of you may feel that there will always be time for “the next reunion”– maybe it will be closer to home, etc. One thing I am sure of, and I know Mike would agree, we need not put off reconnecting one more minute because you just never know what card life will deal next and when.

I had planned on not attending the 2002 50th anniversary in Bangkok because of reasons that seemed so trivial to me now. I changed my mind and attended the 50th Homecoming in Bangkok with my 18-year-old son, and then the of course, the 2002 “Hot Fun in the Summer Sun” Phoenix reunion. I am fully registered for the 2004 Incredible Summer Bash Reunion in Florida and challenge you all to sign up as well.

My thoughts and prayers continue go out to all of Michael’s family and friends especially his wonderful children.

Till we see you again old friend,

Sawadee Khrup!

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Sumalee Anne Karwacki Hatchett ~ Class of 1993

Sumalee Karwacki ~ Class of 1993

Arrived ~ Dec. 17, 1974
Departed ~ Jun. 20, 2022

Sandy Simpson lovingly wrote: Thailand made us a family. There is no place our sister loved more.

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Bartlett “Bart” Alexander McLennan Woodward ~ Class of 1971

Bart Woodward ~ Class of 1971

Arrived ~ April 1, 1953

Departed ~ April 2, 2022

Bartlett Alexander McLennan Woodward

Obituary

A Foreign Service brat, Bart was born to Keith and Hugh Woodward in Bern, Switzerland on April 1, 1953. His childhood was spent in La Paz, Bolivia, Bonn and Bremen, Germany, and he went to high school in Bangkok, Thailand. Bart attended college at Case Western Reserve University, where he met Lisa Soule (he needed a housemate, and she answered the ad); he graduated with a double degree in Political Science and Communications.

Following graduation, Bart stayed on for a year as the Assistant to the Vice President of the University, then followed his dreams into advertising. After one too many freezing Cleveland winters, he returned to his home-between-posts of Washington, DC, where he and Lisa settled in Bethesda, MD. They were married in 1983, and their identical twins Diana and Corinne were born in 1986, followed by Ali in 1989.

Bart continued his work in advertising and communications, working for various ad agencies and production companies until going out on his own as a freelance writer and producer. He had a combined 30+ years of experience in video producing, and script writing for non-fiction promotional videos, winning numerous awards throughout his career. His clients included NASA, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, US Army, Planned Parenthood, numerous non-profit associations, government agencies, and universities.

His skills at interviewing and script writing were the hallmarks of his professional work; at home, he was an excellent listener and storyteller. He was a practical, logical thinker when it came to life advice. He taught his daughters those skills, imparting to them the confidence to be independent and to think for themselves. But he also knew how to engage with his family on an emotional level, and to offer unconditional love and support when it was most needed.

Bart couldn’t let a day go by without solving multiple Sudoku puzzles. He could also be found reading novels and listening to his favorite music in his home office. He enjoyed riding his big tire bike around Rehoboth, and loved driving his Chevrolet Camaro convertible. His dogs were his favorite passengers as they didn’t complain about the wind messing up their hair.

Bart is survived by his wife and daughters, his “terrible terriers,” and his brother Christopher.

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Michael Gerson ~ Class of 1959

Michael “Mike” Gerson ~ Class of 1959

Departed ~ 10/27/2011

Monique Gerson ’84 wrote:
He was my father and passed away on 10/27/2010 from heart congestion. Sidney is my first cousin. Sidney’s father was my father’s older brother. My dad was a great man and I miss him every day.

Sidney Gerson ’72 wrote:

Mike (Mickey) was my uncle. There is pictures in a year book from when he was at ISB. I think he was class of ’59 but actually graduated from Worcester Academy. He said the hardest class he ever took was Latin with my mother as the teacher. She did the same to me so no one could say she was playing favorites.

Mike class of ’59 and daughter Monique class of ’84.

David,

You are missing a couple of past individuals. When I was in 12th grade, Michael Gerson was in 10th grade. He WAS a great kid! He passed away several years ago. His nephew Sidney Gerson of ISB could give you more info on Mike. Barbara Harris was in my class and she died around 50 years old of cancer. I don’t have her married name.

Best regards,

Chuck

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Barbara Jean “Barb” Harris ~ Class of 1957

Barbara “Barb” Harris ~ Class of 1957

Departed ~ c. 1990 as reported by Charles “Chuck” McAndrew

David,

You are missing a couple of past individuals. When I was in 12th grade, Michael Gerson was in 10th grade. He WAS a great kid! He passed away several years ago. His nephew Sidney Gerson of ISB could give you more info on Mike. Barbara Harris was in my class and she died around 50 years old of cancer. I don’t have her married name.

Best regards,

Chuck

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George Henry Ellis ~ Class of 1959

George Ellis ~ Class of 1959

Arrived ~ 5/22/1942

Departed ~ 1/12/2021

George Henry Ellis of Pleasant Garden, North Carolina


May 22, 1942 – January 12, 2021


George Henry Ellis, 78, of Pleasant Garden, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Beacon Place in Greensboro. Graveside Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 16 at Chisholm Family Cemetery in Candor, with Rev. Steven Jarman officiating.

Born in Bahia, Brazil on May 22, 1942, the son of Franklin and Elisabeth Roosighn Ellis. He was a computer data processor with the Greensboro City Schools and had served in the US Air Force. George enjoyed flea markets and collecting military antiques.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Chisholm Ellis of the home; 2 sons, George Franklin Ellis of Archdale and Joseph Thomas Ellis of Waxhaw; daughter, Kristina Ellis Cockman of Limestone TN; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

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Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Addington Jones

Amanda “Mandy” Addington ~ Class of 1994

Arrived ~ June 22, 1976

Departed ~ September 27, 2014

AMANDA’S GUESTBOOK
Scott M. wrote on Mar. 17, 2015
.. never really got to say goodbye, I wish I had been around more I always had fun with you around 🙂 .. even though your mom always thought we were tryin to “hook up” lol. I miss you sister

Donna Gonzales wrote on Sep. 28, 2014
I never got to meet Amanda but from everything I saw and heard about her she was a beautiful person. She will be sorely missed by many

Dianna Schoenrock wrote on Sep. 27, 2014 Mandy was one of my best friends when I lived in Thailand. She was always so full of life, full of laughter, and full of love. Oh, did we have so much fun in Bangkok together! And did we laugh! No one could ever be a better friend or confidante. The world has lost a beautiful soul, but heaven has gained a new one.

Tamara (Tammy) Sandoval wrote on Sep. 27, 2014
My heart is broken finding out this has happened to our Manda. My mind reflects on memories of her jokes that made me laugh as we were kids, her quick witted responses, and her beautiful smile. We all will meet again when God calls us. Rest in peace my cousin.

AMANDA’S OBITUARY

On behalf of the Jones, Brandt and Addington Family we thank you for your support and Love for our Beautiful Mandy.

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