Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

The passing of the following alumni has been reported to the Alumni Association office:

John Nicewander '33

John was one of our oldest alums at age 102. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's. He attempted, with his son's assistance, to contact all his surviving classmates for a "paper reunion" while in his early 90's.

Virginia Patterson Reynolds-Rogers '42

Virginia went back to school after raising her sons and graduated from Penn State with honors in her 40s.  She was a speech and language specialist and noted civic and religious public speaker.

Russ "Corky" McFarren '46

Corky was a Tiger Swing Band grad who kept music as a part of life.  An insurance agent by day, he played in several Southern California noted big bands and orchestras by night well into his 80s.

Rheta Warstler Thompson '48

A popular hair stylist for decades here in Massillon, Rheta was also involved in the early alumni association days on various committees, most notably on the newsletter mailing days which was originally a 3-day ordeal.

Harold Germer '53

Harold was president of Ottawa University in Kansas. John Burton wrote a remembrance of Harold which may be found here.

Tom Kimmins '53

Tom, one of Stark County's longest serving attorneys, was active throughout his life in many civic phases of Massillon including serving on the Board of Education.  He played football on the '51 and '52 Tiger Machines of Coach Chuck Mather.

John Givens '72

A gifted musician, John was one of Mr. Billingley's "go to" students in the Tiger Swing Band. He went on to be a gifted teacher at Cambridge (Ohio) High School and officiated OHSAA volleyball, baseball, and softball.

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