Charles Chuck Fish ~ Class of 1978


Charles Chuck Fish ~ Class of 1978

Departed ~ 9/19/21


Charles “Chuck” Robert Fish, age 61, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, September 19th, 2021.

He was born on May 11th, 1960 to Esther Fish (Nickle) and Robert Fish. Growing up, Chuck lived in many places as a military brat but had a special fondness of his time in Thailand. As an adult, Chuck joined the United States Air Force as a Loadmaster. He spent countless hours transporting personnel and cargo of all kinds in C-17’s and C-141’s all over the world. His last assignment took him to Hawaii where he embraced the island life including kayaking across Pearl Harbor to work each day. He was passionate about his work and retired as a Master Sergeant after 25 years of service to his country.

Upon retirement, Chuck moved from Hawaii to Ohio for one sole purpose, to be close to his daughter and her future family. He absolutely adored his daughter and loved her and his four grandchildren more than anything. His hobbies included baseball, motorcycles, trivia, and video games. He had a remarkable memory and was especially fond of baseball statistics and the Oakland A’s.

He was preceded in death by his mother Esther Fish, and son Charles “CJ” Fish. Chuck is survived by his daughter Jeannette (Brad) Dennis, grandchildren Tucker, Harper, Cooper, and Xander Dennis, father Robert “Bob” Fish, siblings Marilyn (John) Mokwa, Edward “Ed” (Rhonda) Fish, Rachelle “Shell” (Nick) Maddaloni, Muriel “Sissy” (John) Hergenroeder, Charlene Glassmyer, Jeannine (Marc) Mason, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

To help the family celebrate his life you are invited to share during his visitation at Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home (92 W. Franklin St. Bellbrook, Ohio 45305) on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Life Celebration service and military honors will be held immediately following the visitation on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

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Randal Emory “Randy” Kalbfleisch ~ Class of 1978

Randy Kalbfleisch ~ Class of 1978

Departed ~ 1/30/2020


On Thursday, January 30, 2020, Randal Emory Kalbfleisch, of Harrisburg, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 59. Randy was born on April 18, 1960, on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to Darrel and Noreen (Eastman). Randy enjoyed singing, traveling, spending time outdoors, and being with his family. He also loved following extreme weather. He was known for his gentle spirit and love for the Lord. Randy is preceded in death by his mother, and survived by his wife Regina (Fritz), and two children, Kaleb of Mt. Laurel, NJ, and Emily, his father, three brothers, Keith and Cristina of Kissimmee, FL, Leon and Esther of Arcata, CA, Monte of Las Vegas, NV, and sister Julie of Arcata, CA. He is also survived by a nephew and niece. A viewing will be held at Neill Funeral Home at 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA 17111,on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 6-8 pm. Another viewing will be at 10 am on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Slate Hill Mennonite Church 1352 Slate Hill Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011. A funeral service will begin around 11 am with burial to follow on the church grounds. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First Alliance Church at 403 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Leon Kalbfleisch wrote:
With sadness, I’m writing to notify you that my younger brother Randy Kalbfleisch, also an ISB alumnus, passed away earlier this year. He was class of 1978. Please add this information to your much-appreciated site.
Randy never made it to a reunion, but was always very interested and often expressed his desire to go to one sometime. I believe he kept in occasional touch with one or more of his classmates.
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Ann Elizabeth Downer Hazell ~ Class of 1978

Ann Downer ~ Class of 1978

Departed ~ 11/19/2015 ~ ALS

Dear classmates, my family and I only lived in Bangkok for a year, 1972-1973. I attended ISB when I was in 8th grade, and my sister was in 7th. I am deeply saddened to report to you that my sister, Ann Downer-Hazell, died yesterday after a difficult struggle with ALS. She leaves behind her wonderful husband, Ed, and her nearly 16-year-old son, Ben. And me, and our mother Vesta. May Ann’s memory forever be a blessing. Judy Downer

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Mary Katherine Hensley Vining ~ Class of 1978

Mary Hensley ~ Class of 1978

Departed ~ 11/5/19


On 5 November 2019 Kathy passed away. She is with Love, free, at peace and at Home. She was my love and companion for over 38 years, my wife and mother of my children for over 30 years, my favorite grandmother for over 6 years. I am so thankful for every moment with her; the great and the not so great.

Kathy was preceded Home by her father, LTC Ret. James Hensley and mother, Sally, and grandson, Joshua. Kathy loved being a nurse because she loved caring for people. Caring was her love language. She was a caregiver who devoted her life to others. She was a woman in love with Jesus first, her family second, her country third and all of humanity. She strove to see the best in a fallen people while holding fast to a belief in Father’s plan for all. She raised two wonderful children who are well rounded, well- grounded and destined for great things of their own. Now those children have families of their own. Great families that Kathy cared for with a ferocious love of motherhood.

I am eternally grateful for just one day with Kathy in my life, more so for the nearly four decades together. She ran her race so very well. Rest well.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, November 7 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Keith Miller officiating. Burial will be at 10:30 EST on Friday, November 8 in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Shawn Ramsey Wrote:

Just to inform any of her friends on here…(Mary) Kathy Hensley Vining passed away this morning at 6:10 She will be Forever remembered and sadly missed! I will forever cherish and hold dear to my heart my wonderful childhood memories we shared in Bangkok, Thailand. I was blessed enough that she and another friend of ours looked for me and found me on Facebook a little over three years ago! I was also blessed that her wonderful husband kept me posted on her condition throughout her sickness! I am also very blessed to have been able to speak with her also with her husband’s help about a month ago and hear her precious voice one more time. Please keep her family in your prayers as they lay this Beautiful, Kind, and Loving woman to rest.


(Mary) Kathy Hensley Vining passed away this morning. She went by Mary Hensley when she and I were friends and attended ISB. Her Facebook is listed as Kathy Hensley Vining. She attended Jr. High at ISB and is in the 1973 and 1974 Erawans. She was in Bangkok years 1972-1974. Her class year is 1978.

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Jean Marie Drew ~ Class of 1978

Jackie Drew ~ Class of 1978

Departed ~ 2/23/1995

Medical Malpractice

Reported to me by her loving sister, Mayte Drew circa 2014

In loving memory of my beautiful sister, Jackie who passed away 22 years ago, 1 day before her 35th birthday. My family will always remember her carefree nature, her incredible sense of humor, and the unconditional love that she had for all of us. She left us with so many precious memories that we all hold close to our hearts. My baby sister was my best friend, my cheerleader, and my balance in life. My love is enduring and my cherished memories of her are clear, intact, and indestructible. The solace I feel is that she is justly reunited with her beloved son, Anthony and our beloved Mother in God’s heavenly kingdom.  Mayte Drew  February 23, 2017