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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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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Delia Valentin ~ Class of 1971

Delia Valentin ~ Class of 1971

Departed ~ 9/21/2017

Delia Valentin of Kapaa died September 21, 2017, at the age of 63. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 30, 1953 and was an actress.

Delia is survived by her husband, Morgan Liddell; son, Marc Valentin; mother, Lucia Valentin and brother, Adelino Valentin Jr.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Lihue Christian Church at 4:00 p.m. For more information please check “Delia Valentin’s Memorial Service” event on Facebook.

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David Douglas Thomas Neiman ~ Class of 1971

David Neiman ~ Class of 1971

Departed ~ 11/22/2020

 

David Neiman ~ Class of 1971 ~ Departed ~ 11/22/2020
David Douglas Thomas Neiman May 13, 1952 ~ November 22, 2020 (age 68) With extreme sadness we announce the passing of David Douglas Thomas “McNasty” Neiman. David passed peacefully in his sleep Sunday, November 22, 2020 after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was born May 13, 1952 in Philadelphia, PA. The son of Jack Neiman, Jr and Elizabeth Neiman, both deceased. His sister Meda Neiman Jones passed away in 1975. David is survived by the love of his life, his wife Susan Neiman. Theirs is a love story 50 years in the making and cut way too short by this horrible disease. David attended International School in 1969 for a few months. Susan and David reconnected after 50 years just prior to his diagnosis. They had two life and love filled years together. David is also survived by two brothers, John Neiman of Colorado and Mark Neiman of Florida, and his sister Evelyn Neiman Green of Florida; Two stepdaughters, Brianna and Tacia; one granddaughter; Several nephews and one niece also survive; One grand nephew, two grand nieces and one more unrevealed grand niece or nephew (due in May) also survive. He is also survived by his sweet little fur babies, Luna and Lilli, who he loved greatly. David is also survived by many other “family” members, both biological and simply adopted by his love. David lived an adventurous life traveling all over the world. He embodied brotherly love and was generous with his smile and laughter. He was loved by all he met. He loved life and spread cheer wherever he went. David worked for many years for Cadence in Dallas Texas. He followed the sun from Texas in the Spring and Fall to Colorado in the Summer and if it got too cold he headed to Belize in the winter. He lived in Hawaiian print shirts, shorts and flip-flops. David, his smile and laughter will be missed by all who knew him. David was married for 37 years prior to finding the true love of his life, Susan Mulholland-Neiman class of 74.
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Michelle Elaine “Micky” Moore ~ Class of 1971

Micky  Moore ~ Class of 1971

Departed ~ 7/18/2008

Published in Houston Chronicle on Jul. 24, 2008.

MICHELLE ELAINE MOORE, age 55, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2008. She was preceded in death by her father, John E. Moore. She is survived by her mother Joyce Elaine Pearson Moore, her uncle and aunt, Earl and Louise Pearson Nichols and her family and her aunt, Mary Bain Pearson and her family, along with numerous cousins and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Memorial Service is planned for her on Saturday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room at the Towers at Clear Lake, 18707 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, Tx 77058.

 

June 17, 2020 – Phyllis Clemensen Halton wrote:

Michelle, you crossed my path in Bangkok and eventually became a friend. Your smile, your joy and happiness filled everywhere you passed. You loved life and people but most of all you loved your parents, your family and Texas! We were fortunate you visited Brasil when my husband was terminally ill. You made him laugh again; we stayed up all night for Carnaval, then headed for the beach and fell asleep on the sand. Best Carnaval! Thank you for sharing your too short life; thank you for always being positive, kind and thoughtful. You are greatly missed.

 

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Carol Turnbull ~ Class of 1971

Carol Turnbull ~ Class of 1971

Departed ~ 9/15/1998

Carol with her dog Kelly, who was very supportive during her illness.

Carol beside her houseboat where she was living while attending grad school at University of MN.

Cover of a catalog for the Lawrence Hall of Science at Berkeley where she worked for a while.

Carol Turnbull

Carol Turnbull, former direc­tor of robotics and technical ser­vices at the Lawrence Hall of Sci­ence died in Berkeley on September 15 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 45 years old.

Ms. Turnbull was also an ac­complished athlete. She  won  a gold medal in swimming at  the Gay Games in New York in 1994.

Her varied life included work as a pastry chef at Cocolat in Berkeley. She also enjoyed coun­try -western dancing and had a love of music that ranged from opera to Hawaiian slack key gui­tar.

Ms. Turnbull was born June 26, 1953, in Egypt. She graduated from high school in Thailand and re­ceived her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a MacArthur Scholar at the University of Minne­sota forestry department, study­ing for her doctorate, when she was re-diagnosed with cancer.

Ms. Turnbull is survived by her parents, Robert and Dorothy Turn­bull; her sisters Ann Turnbull of Brainerd, Minn., Janet Sheldon of Monmouth, Ore., and Nancy  Loh of Sunnyvale; her brother, Lee Turnbull, of Iowa; nieces Haley Sheldon and Samantha and Lindsey Turnbull; and nephew Eli Shel­don.

Memorials in Ms. Turnbull’s name may be sent to the Women ‘s Cancer Research Center, 3023 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, Calif. 94705; Kaiser Hospital hospice pro­ gram, 280 W. MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, Calif. 94611; or te De­partment of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota,  115 Green Hall, 1530 Cleveland Ave. N., St. Paul, Minn. 55108.

Ann Turnbull wrote: Carol died of breast cancer September 15, 1998.

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Somnath “Sam” Sen ~ Class of 1971

Sam Senn ~ Class of 1971

Departed ~ 1/28/2020

Submitted by Ralph Tarquino:
In looking thru some old photographs, I can across these of  Somnath “Sam” Sen. We lived in the same apartment building, (Maharaja Ct) in 1970-71 and shared a love of the Beatles.  A friend, who shared his gentle but thoughtful sense of humor with us.

Maharaja Ct

I just found out that one of our own, Somnath “Sam” Sen ’71, passed away on 1/28/20 at Vanderbilt hospital, in Nashville, TN. I don’t have any details but I used to see and talk to Sam during my 25 year stint in Nashville. I spoke to him around the time of our reunion in Nashville 2018, but he was trying to recover from the recent loss of his wife, and didn’t feel like socializing. Here is a youtube link on a tribute video to Sam. Sam’s friend Gary used a track of Fire and Rain that he recorded of Sam playing and singing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp52wQczJOY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2Ko5lolWibum3N1ulyjNIdtcVCSPinvV1l22ismH5uFVzSB80VtnNVaAM

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Norman Hale ~ Class of 1971

Norman Hale ~ Class of 1971

Departed ~ 3/2013

 

 

March 31st 2013 – Posted by Randy Hale

RIP Norman Hale My brother Norman was laid to rest a week ago. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean near San Diego where he spent so many happy days of his life surfing. He is survived by his four children: Ryley 10 Gabriel 12 Conner 14 Julian 20 We will miss you Norm.