Lloyd Geoffrey Young ~ Class of 1967

Geoff Young ~ Class of 1967
Arrived ~ 5/1/1949

Departed ~ 1/31/2019

Lovingly reported by Pam Slutz through Vince Bennett.

Obituary

Lloyd Geoffrey Young
MAY 1, 1949 – JANUARY 31, 2019

YOUNG, Lloyd Geoffrey “Geoff” 69, passed away unexpectedly January 31, 2019. Geoff was born May 2, 1949 in Manhattan Beach, California to Stanley Young and Bernice Shupe Young. After growing up in Japan, Kenya, Thailand, and the Philippines, Geoff returned to the United States to attend college at Claremont McKenna College in California and then law school at Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Geoff practiced law in St. Petersburg and Tampa for over 40 years, building a successful real estate and bank oriented practice. Geoff had a wide range of interests in life, all of which he pursued enthusiastically. Those included a lifelong love of the water, boating, and scuba diving. Geoff’s love of scuba diving in Mexico led him to cenote diving in the cave systems of the Yucatan peninsula. There, he befriended Guillermo “Memo” de Anda, a professor of underwater archeology. This friendship led Geoff to participate in and underwrite, with funds and equipment, explorative expeditions that led to valuable discoveries and preservation of ancient Mayan civilization. Friends will remember Geoff for his intense loyalty, his exuberance for life, his wit (often expressed through incisive cartoon drawings), his love of fine wine, and his appreciation of beauty, exemplified in his wife, Melisa, his constant partner in the water, on the tennis court, and at the drawing table, where together they designed their dream home on St. Pete

Beach. With his passing, the world lost a vastly unique, generous, kind, and caring person. He will be missed beyond words. Geoff is survived by his loving wife, Melisa Ann French; his daughter, Alisa Heedy (David); his stepson, David; his brother, Jordan; Jordan’s wife, Bettie; and their three children, Jordan Keith, Shea, and Troy; and his half-brother, Wayne. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Geoff Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1-4 pm, at the TradeWinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. Anyone wishing to remember Geoff with a donation may make one in his name to the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo, FL 33773. Arrangements by Beach Memorial Chapel, St Pete Beach 360-5577. The family requests that attendees dress in beach casual attire. Complimentary free self parking at the TradeWinds Resort. The location of the Life Celebration is at the South Beach Lawn of the TradeWinds Resort. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

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Duncan Andrew Buchanan ~ Class of 1967

Duncan Buchanan ~ Class of 1967

Arrived ~ 7/23/1949

Departed ~ 12/6/1971

Lovingly submitted by Vince Bennett ’67

Duncan’s death happened on December 6, 1971. Duncan Buchanan class of ’67 was a 2nd Lt in the USA when he was killed by an accidental discharge. He was 22. I do not have an obituary for him. I did find the attached information. 

If you need anything else please let me know. Thanks for helping us remember.

Vince Bennett ’67

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Elizabeth Anne “Betsy” Hindman ~ Class of 1967

Betsy Hindman ~ Class of 1967

Departed ~ 10/20/2022

Amy Hindman ’71 wrote:

I wanted for inform the network that my sister, Betsy Hindman, died on Oct. 20th 2022, of a massive stroke and her service will be at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Denton, Texas on Sunday at 2 PM.

She went to ISB her senior year of high school and graduated in 1967.

Much love and Blessings!!

Her little sister, Amy Hindman, Class of 1971

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Paul Stephen Soderberg ~ Class of 1967

Paul Soderberg ~ Class of 1967

Departed ~ 10/7/2022

Lovingly reported by Paul’s brother John.


My brother Paul Soderberg passed away unexpectedly this morning, probably from heart-related issues. So many memories.

This photo, with a broken-winged eagle he saved, is the only one I have of him in Afghanistan when he was working in famine-relief as a Colonel in the Afghan Army. He saved the lives of 30,000 people during the country’s worst famine- shortly before the Russian invasion and occupation. This was in the winter of 1972. The Russians tried to kill him three times.

Paul was an unusual person. He was a Lawrence of Arabia type. He had a scientific mind, and was a Herpetologist at 14 years old (study of snakes,) and was curator of the museum in Bangkok. He and I spent countless weeks trekking through the jungles of northwestern Thailand hunting for rare snakes for the Smithsonian with the Lahu Hill-tribes.

Paul graduated with a degree in Anthropology from ASU in Tempe, Arizona. He was first runner up for the Rhodes Scholarship. He was also an artist, and one of my favorite paintings is one he did of Blue Herons at sunset.

After he returned to America from Afghanistan, he became a published author and worked as a columnist with the Scottsdale Progress. He impacted many thousands of lives, and left us too early. Via con Dios, brother ❤️

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Jeffrey “Jeff” Alan Niese ~ Class of 1968

Jeff Niese ~ Class of 1968

Departed ~ 4/22/2020

OBITUARY
Jeffrey Alan Niese
APRIL 21, 1950 – APRIL 22, 2020

Jeff Niese, 70, was a kind and gentle man. Jeff was born in Beech Grove, Indiana on April 21, 1950 to William and Carol Niese. He was preceded in death by both parents.
He is survived by one sister, Marilyn Weed and her husband Jim of Universal City, Texas, and niece Anne De le Rosa & husband Edward of San Marcos, Texas and nephew John Wilson & wife Cindy of Odenton, Maryland. Grand nieces Claire and Ellie Wilson and nephew Aiden De la Rosa.

Graveside services are being planned at Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Texas.

Born in Beech Grove, Indiana, Jeff’s youth was spent with his family as his father’s work took them from Indiana to Baltimore Maryland, Tripoli Libya, back to Indiana and then to Vietnam (before the war), then to Bangkok Thailand. Returning to Indiana to finish high school, he graduated from Purdue University at Indianapolis with a degree in engineering.

He worked at IUPUI Bursar Office (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) for many years. He also was a founding member of the museum of the 20th Century Warfare. He was an active re-enactor for nearly 40 years with various impressions including the Civil War, WWII and Vietnam. He was known for extensive knowledge of Viet Nam era memorabilia.

Jeff will be missed by his friends at Museum of 20th Century and his family.

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Bernard “Bernie” Kinney ~ Class of 1967

Bernard “Bernie” Kinney ~ Class of 1967

Departed~10/09/2014

It has taken me a good deal of time to make this decision as it concerns my younger brother who attended ISB from 1964 until 1967 and graduated with the class of 1967. My brother, Bernard (Bernie) Kinney passed away from medical issues on October 9, 2014 in Monterey California.

Bernie the son of Earl J and Adelle E (Jarvis) Kinney, born February 7, 1949 was a long time resident in San Jose California and previously from Northern Virginia and Maryland.

A Vietnam Veteran with the 101st Airborn Division. He is survived by myself Gary E also an alumni of ISB. I attended the school for one year from 1964 until 1965.

I was going through some family matters and came across the records and decided it should be known by his friends and classmates at ISB. I would appreciate someone in the association including his name and memory in the gone but not forgotten directory listing on the association web site.

I thank you for taking care of this matter.

Regards,

Gary Kinney
Class of 1965

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William Bill Henry Napier Ellis Jr. ~ Class of 1967

Bill Ellis ~ Class of 1967

Departed ~ September 7, 2016 ~ Cause unknown

William Henry Napier Ellis Jr.

11/14/1949 – 09/07/2016

William “Bill” Henry Napier Ellis, Jr., 66, passed away on Sept. 7, 2016, at the Medical University of SC in Charleston, after an extended illness. The memorial service will occur on Friday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal Markley Chapel, 10 N. Church St., in downtown Greenville, SC. A visitation reception will follow the service in the McKissick Room.

A Celebration of Life Marina Potluck will be held to honor Bill at the Charleston City Marina Megadock, 17 Lockwood Dr., in Charleston, SC, on Monday, Sept. 19, from 6-8 p.m. Shelley Waters will perform.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made payable to Charleston Transplant Home and sent to P.O Box 1126, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465. Or, donations may be made to the MUSC Living Donor Institute, payable to MUSC Foundation, 18 Bee Street – MSC450, Charleston, SC 29425.

Bill was born in Fort Eustis, Va., on Nov. 14, 1949, the oldest son of William Henry Napier “Nap” Ellis and Frances Elisabeth “Libby” Woodward Ellis. As the son of a career Army officer, he moved frequently with his family starting in Alaska (before it was a state), Knoxville, TN; Long Island, NY; Okinawa, Japan; Atlanta, Ga.; and back to Virginia.

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Maureen Ann McLaughlin Guignon ~ Class of 1967

 

 

 

Maureen McLaughlin Guignon ~ Class of 1967

Departed January 9, 2017 ~ Complications related to Alzheimer’s disease

Maureen Ann McLaughlin Guignon For the first time in her life, Maureen Ann McLaughlin Guignon listened to her father. Unfortunately, she listened to his advice, “Don’t get old, Mo.”

At 67 years old, Maureen passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born December 18, 1949 in New Orleans to Captain Jack and Marjorie McLaughlin, Maureen lived an adventure filled childhood as a Navy brat with her three sisters, Patricia, Shawn and Mary Ellen. Maureen graduated from the International School of Bangkok in 1967 and briefly attended Marymount University. During her first year in college, she met the love of her life, Joseph Guignon, and together they continued their adventures around the world. Living in Germany, Egypt, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and many states around the United States, Maureen and Joe raised their three children in a warm and loving home. Maureen was extremely proud of her children, and her children will profoundly feel her loss. In 2011, Maureen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and participated in several drug trials in order to help future generations. After her diagnosis, Maureen and Joe continued their adventures, but closer to home, by volunteering for Honor Flight receptions, swimming, walking, and spending time with family. Maureen and Joe celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on December 22, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia with their children.

 Maureen graduated from George Mason University, with her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Art History. Maureen taught at GMU as an Art History interim professor from 2000 to 2014. Maureen is survived by her devoted husband, Joe; children, Aimee, Shannon and Blythe; and three sisters, Patty, Shawn and Mary Ellen Reutinger (David).

A memorial service will be held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at the Army Navy Club, Fairfax, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Honor Flight Network, (www.honorflight.org/donate-now/).In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Honor Flight Network, (www.honorflight.org/donate-now/).
Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 11, 2017

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Kenneth Richard Ken Bryant ~ Class of 1967

Kenny “Ken” Bryant ~ Class of 1967

Departed ~ 3/4/2018

Obituary

Rev. Kenneth “Ken” Bryant, age 68 of Greenville, passed away Sunday evening, March 4, 2018 at his home in Greenville.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday March 24, 2018 at the Greenville First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kurt Simon officiating. The family will receive friends there on Saturday March 24th from nine a.m. until service time. For those who desire memorials in Rev. Bryant’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Missions Fund at the service or at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

Ken was born in Hong Kong to Richard W. and Evelyn (Coovert) Bryant. He grew up in Thailand where his parents were missionaries. After graduating from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, he returned to Thailand for 2 years as a Volunteer in Mission. He graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1977 and was ordained to the ministry of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church, USA. His first pastorate was the Presbyterian Church, Chow Chilla, CA. He served the Yoked Parish (Methodist/Presbyterian) in Green Valley, IL; Little Cedar Presbyterian Church, Little York, IL; and Sugar Tree Grove Presbyterian Church, Monmouth, IL. He accepted a call to Greenville First Presbyterian Church in 1994 and served there until his retirement in 2015. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters Christine Bryant and Sara (Jacob) Trautmann; grandchildren: Ezra, Jaida, Angelique, and Keatyn; sisters Sharon Bryant, Carol (Tim Narby) Bryant, and brother John (LeeAnna) Bryant; and several nieces and nephews. Ken was a member of the Presbytery of Southeastern IL, the Lion’s Club, the Greenville ministerial alliance, and served as welfare secretary for the Greenville Salvation Army unit.

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My brother, Ken, and his wife, Susie, with my sister Carol and me on Easter Sunday.

The week before Christmas 2013, the doctors discovered a tumor in my brother’s brain that had, in three days, destroyed his ability to use his right arm and his right leg, and had taken away his speech.  As pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Illinois, he was unable to preach the Christmas sermon or participate in many Christmas activities at the church.  The week after Christmas, the doctors in St. Louis operated and removed the tumor. Since then, he has been on an aggressive treatment plan with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to destroy any residual cancer and physical therapy to restore his ability to use his arm, his leg and his speech.

 

 

 

 

Rev. Kenneth R. Bryant Delivers the Resurrection Message on Easter Sunday

My last day in the USA this year was Easter Sunday. My sister and I flew to Greenville and spent two days with my brother and his wife. On Easter Sunday morning, we rejoiced to see and hear him deliver the resurrection message to his congregation. Oh, God is so good!