TJ Class of 1965

50th REUNION - JUNE 12 - 14, 2015

- Richmond, Virginia -

   

 

 

Thomas Jefferson High School webpage - click here  

Other TJ classes' webpages - click here

 

 

 

Click here for the Tee Jay Vikings Fund website

 

The Tee Jay Vikings Fund is a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization EIN#(45-5164961) that focuses on philanthropic/financial support and interest in Thomas Jefferson High School scholastics, athletics, music, arts and science.

 

 

 

Click here for the TJ Cadet Corps Alumni Association website

Next Tee Jay Cadet Corps Alumni Band concert will be at the Jewish Community Center on Monument Ave. on Monday, Nov.10 at 12:30 p.m.


 

 

In the News Recently

 

Mark A. Novick, owner of Silk Trading Co., dies at 67
By ELLEN ROBERTSON Richmond Times-Dispatch
November 6th, 2014


The salesman had just laid out fabric samples on a table at Silk Trading Co., a fabric store at 304 E. Grace St.
Seeing several that she liked, Maria Dorothea “Dee” Marzen, a company employee being taught the ropes of buying, let slip, “Oh, that’s so gorgeous!”
Immediately, the foot of her boss, Silk Trading owner Mark Allan Novick, came swiftly and uncomfortably down upon hers under the table, silencing her.
“I later asked Mark, ‘Why did you sit there and stomp on my foot?’ ”...

Click here to read complete article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch

 


 

August 18, 2014 - Classmate John Jay Schwartz

‘Man with Square Feet’ and First Ultimate Ram mixes business with passion Commercial real estate broker John Jay Schwartz has worked deals in 40 states in his storied career...

 

 

Click here to read complete article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Metro Section - August 18, 2014

 

 


 

In Memoriam

 

Classmates, Lost but not forgotten - click here

 

 

 

Obituaries

 

Posted since our 40th reunion - click here

If provided, obituaries may be viewed by clicking on the above link.

 

 

Mark Novick

 

NOVICK, Mark Allen, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Minnie Novick; brother, Dr. Maurice Novick; and an infant son. Mark was the owner of the Silk Trading Company in downtown Richmond since 1978, having taken over the business from his parents who opened the store in 1936. Known as the "Mayor of Grace Street," Mark was a member of Temple Beth-El and devoted his time and efforts for the betterment of both the Jewish community and downtown Richmond. He is survived by his wife, Karla; daughter, Amy; sister, Zelda Weiner (Gerald); nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Richmond Beth-El Cemetery at Forest Lawn on Alma Ave. Anyone wishing to process to the cemetery with the family, please meet at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., 10 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, Temple Beth-El School or a charity of your choice.

Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch November 6, 2014

 


 

Dudley Staples

 

Fitzhugh Dudley Staples, Jr., 66, formerly of Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland and Ijamsville, Maryland, died July 3 at his home. He is survived by his sister, Gray Staples Miller and her husband, John Cameron Miller, of Boyds, Md., their son, Marshall Gregory Miller and wife Stephanie Brandice Cunningham, and grand-children Liam and Adeline Cunningham-Miller. Mr. Staples graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Virginia, and Williams College, and received a J. D. Degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Mr. Staples was honored to serve in the U.S Navy for almost 30 years, including tours as Supply Officer, USS Wood County and as commanding officer of 4 Naval Reserve units. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain and acknowledged that he could not have had the success he did in the Navy without the help and cooperation of the many people with whom he was fortunate to serve. Mr. Staples was employed by and became a partner in the law firm of Venable, Baetjer & Howard (now named Venable LLP). Later, he was employed as general counsel of three different companies, two of which were public companies. Mr. Staples was one of the original founders of Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., a Maryland-based non-profit organization headquartered in Baltimore, and served as its second president for 2 ½ years, during which time the organization strengthened its community and government support, and acquired a new headquarters building. Mr. Staples was active in the alumni activities of Williams College and served for several years as head of the Maryland chapter of the alumni association. The family will receive friends at his home in Ijamsville from 1:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, July 20. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Staples' name to Williams College, Office of Annual Giving, 75 Park St., Williamstown, MA 01267 , the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203 or Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., Development Office, 421 The Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202. Letters to the family may be sent to Mr. Staples' home in Ijamsville.

Published in Baltimore Sun on July 9, 2014


 

Wally Lawrence

 

LAWRENCE, Wallace H. III "Sweet Tooth Wally," son of Wallace H. Lawrence Jr. and Becky Doniel, passed away May 3, 2014. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ellen Huffman of Goochland; niece, Kerry Allen (Chris) of Goochland; nephew, David Huffman (Ann) of Glen Allen; great-nephew, Jonathan Huffman; great-niece, Tori Allen; long time friend, companion and caregiver, Katherine Hall; and his devoted pet, "Little-Bit." Wally was a member of the NRA, the Black Creek Cowboy Shooters and an avid freshwater fisherman. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.

Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on May 8, 2014

 


 

Wally Lawrence's Father 

 

LAWRENCE, "Chief" Wallace H. Jr., 96, of Walkerton, Va., died April 21, 2014 from a stroke. Born in Henrico on June 6, 1917, he was a lifetime member of both the Tuckahoe Masonic Lodge #347, where he achieved 32 degree Mason, and RVA Retired Firefighters Association. He worked from 1945 to 1976 in the Richmond Fire Department. He was married to Rebecca Lawrence, who passed in 1999. He is survived by his devoted children, Wallace H. Lawrence III of Mechanicsville, Va. and Mary Ellen Huffman of Goochland, Va.; grandchildren, David Huffman (Ann) of Glen Allen, Va., Kerry Allen (Chris) of Goochland, Va.; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Huffman and Tori Allen; as well as two devoted pets, Casey and Barney. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Riverview Cemetery, where friends may express condolences. Arrangements entrusted to the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home.

Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on April
23, 2014


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Improvements in the works for TJ

New Signage

More pictures of old marquee removal and installation of new marquee on August 5th - click here and go to bottom of page

...as a result of donations from the Classes of '58, '63, '71, and '72 through the Tee Jay Vikings Fund.

 

New Athletic Fields Proposal

Click on the above links to learn more and view PDF versions of the proposals.


 

 

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“65 turns 65” Party

(Held June 30 and July 1, 2012) 

Original Invitation <-- click here

Pictures from the party <--click here

(If you have more - send them to us)


 

 

Become a TJ Class of 1965 Benefactor - click here

 

View current list of Benefactors - click here

 

 



 

REUNIONS

 

Thanks to our "historian" [Ned Hood] we have added many pictures from our 20th reunion (1985) and our 40th reunion (2005).

 

Check them out here:

(click on selection below)

 

20th - Setting up

20th - Saturday night

20th - Sunday afternoon

 

40th - The whole weekend

 

 


45th Reunion

(Held October 1st - 3rd, 2010)

Click here for Reunion details

 

Click here to see who attended

 


“65 does 60” Birthday Party

(Held April 28, 2007) 

Original Invitation <-- click here

Pictures from the party <--click here

(If you have more - send them to us)


 

“SWEET MEMORIES”  DISTRIBUTION PARTY- click here

(Held February 25, 2006)

 


 

  40th Reunion - click here

( Held October 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2005)

 


 

20th Reunion - click here

 



 

ARCHIVES

 


In the News - Archives

(Click the above link to view older articles not on Homepage)


 

Photos and Comments from Classmates - click here

(Last updated 11/22/2010)

 


 

TJ - Then and Now - click here

 


 

Memory Lane - Selected 1965 yearbook pictures - click here

 


 

"forty65" Archives - click here

 


Music of Our Times

(click here or above)


 

Memorabilia Store - click here

 


 

 

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