TJ Class of 1965

- Richmond, Virginia -


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Steve Grossman's Mother


GROSSMAN, Sylvia Milkin, died on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Sylvia was the "THE Best" wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma and friend, adored by her family, friends and all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of almost 70 years, Frank "Chesty" Grossman; her children, Steve and Gail Grossman, Roxanne Grossman and Chris Wise, and Mark and Eileen Grossman; grandchildren, Sam and Jamie Rog Grossman, Pete and Mollie Powell Grossman, Jake Wise, David Wise, Joe Grossman and Michael Grossman; great-grandchildren, Anna Grossman and Leo Grossman; too many nieces, nephews and cousins to name; and granddogs, Dom and Pup Grossman. She also leaves behind another founding member of "The Group," her childhood best friend, Annie Cantor; and the Group Children, all who were her other family. Her parents, Meyer and Etta Milkin; sister, Rose Bass; brothers-in-law, Izzy Bass and Paul Cohen; brother, Irvin Milkin; and sister in-law, Lillian, predeceased her. Sylvia's first job was as a typist at Bellwood (Defense General Supply Center). She next worked as a short-order cook at Pike Grill, the "confectionary," she and Chesty owned from 1947 to 1953. She then was the receptionist, and with her brother, the heart and soul of Irvin's Beauty Salon, for more than 50 years. Everyone at Irvin's loved her and she loved them. Sylvia was kind, considerate, funny and smart. She also was a great dancer, mah jong player, artist and athlete who loved bowling, tennis and, of course, golf at Jefferson Lakeside CC. She also loved Tar Heel basketball and was a very proud Democrat. She was a lifelong member of Temple Beth El, its 1939 first confirmation class, and lifetime Hadassah member. Our family most sincerely thanks aides, Lily Abdalla, Irma Augustus, Brandy Kibamba, Catherine MacIntosh, Georgia MacIntosh, Ebika Odibo, Victoria Okurume, Elnora Pryor, Melody Turner; PT Mark Faulkner; and OT Maggie Hamilton for their skills and exceedingly kind, compassionate and professional care. A funeral service will be held 12 noon on Monday, August 15, at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Interment to follow at Workman's Circle Cemetery, Jennie Scher Rd. To honor Sylvia's memory, please consider charitable donations to Temple Beth-El of Richmond,, the American Parkinson's Disease Association,, the Michael J. Fox Foundation,, or to FeedMore,


Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch August 14, 2016


Larry Creeger's Wife


CREEGER, Carolyn Waters, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 10, 2016. She will be remembered by her loved ones, son, Matthew Creeger; and her husband, Larry Creeger; and joins her mother and father, Virginia and Roy Waters; and brother, Wayne, at peace. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Krewatch and her family. A celebration of Carolyn's life will be held 12 noon, Thursday, July 14, at Bliley's- Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Carolyn loved animals and was an advocate for medical research for diabetes. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to either the Richmond SPCA, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Va. 23220 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.


Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch July 12, 2016


Ronald Shaw's Mother


SHAW, Ann, wife of Nathaniel C. Shaw Sr., who preceded her in death, passed away peacefully April 20, 2016. She is survived by her stepson, Ronald Shaw; brothers, Floyd and Charles Folly; special nephew, Matthew Folly; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members. Her funeral will be on Saturday, April 30, at Providence Baptist Church in Ashland, Va. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.



Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch April 27, 2016

Bob Grebasch's Mother


GREBASCH, Marian F., 94, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. She is survived by her son, Robert (Colleen); grandson, Justin; and daughter, Patricia. Marian was born in Chicago, Illinois, July 16, 1922. She resided in Chicago, married Alfred Grebasch in 1944 and moved to Virginia shortly thereafter. Marian was dedicated to and proud of being a loving wife and mother and keeper of the family. She was often referred to as "an angel on earth" because of her loving, patient and selfless attitude toward life and her friendly smile. She was also an active member of her church, the Gideons and every activity and interest of each family member. Visitation will be Friday, March 11, between 6 and 8 p.m., at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m. A small reception will follow at Covenant Woods, 7090 Covenant Woods Dr., Mechanicsville, Va. Burial will be private at a later date, where she will be buried next to her husband, Alfred. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideons ( or an organization of your choice.


Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch March 11, 2016


Joan Stephens Ayers


AYERS, Joan Stephens, 69, of Richmond, went to join her beloved parents, John Wesley Stephens Jr. and Goldie Craft Stephens in God's Kingdom Thursday, March 3, 2016. She is survived by her three children, William Longman, Stephanie Rentz (Robert) and Heather Ayers; three grandchildren, Katherine, Richard and Nikos. Mrs. Ayers retired from the State of Virginia with over 43 years of service. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Richmond. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St., with the family to receive friends one hour prior to service.

Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch March 8, 2016



Winnie Goodman Fratkin's Father


GOODMAN, Dr. Harold, 97, of Richmond, died Monday, February 22, 2016. Born October 25, 1918 in Richmond, he was the son of the late Rose and Benjamin Goodman. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriett; son, Dr. Robert Goodman; and sister, Jackie Rosenbloom. He is survived by daughter, Winnie Fratkin (Barry); and son, Michael Goodman (Julie); and daughter-in-law, Denise Goodman-Keil; seven grandchildren, Bryan Fratkin (Erin) of Richmond, Amy Oelschlager (Keith) of Denver, Ben Goodman (Erin) of Melbourne, Australia, Emily Goodman of New York City, Daniel Goodman of Brooklyn, Laura Goodman of New York City and Samantha Goodman of Richmond; and six great-grandchildren, Molly, Juliet, Rose and Genevieve Fratkin of Richmond, Allie Oelschlager of Denver and Bobby Goodman of Melbourne. Dr. Goodman received his B.S. from of Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed his internship and residency. He then continued his post graduate training with a Radiotherapy Fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. He served as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps. Upon returning to Richmond in 1953, he became Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the Department of Radiology at McGuire Veterans Hospital. In 1957, he began 15 years of private practice before becoming a professor of Radiology at MCV, where he started the first mammography program there. Upon retiring from MCV in 1987, he worked part-time at Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He was a member of the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia, Jefferson-Lakeside Country Club, Weinstein JCC and Congregation Beth Ahabah. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, traveling, eating lunch at Stuffy's and spending time with his family. The family would like to thank the staff at Parkside at Beth Sholom for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Congregation Beth Ahabah or Life Enrichment for Assisted Living Services at Beth Sholom. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Interment to follow in Hebrew Cemetery.





Sandy Smuckler Short's Husband


Robert Trent Short, 65, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2015, in Charlottesville, comforted by the presence of his wife and daughter.Bob was a proud Charlottesville native, a self-made man, an honest, true Virginia gentleman. He grew up a member of the Belmont Boys, played with the Lane High School Band, built his livelihood, his life and his family here. He gave back to the community, but never just to participate; he led, because he wanted to help and people wanted him to show the way.He was a confidant, a mentor, a fixer, a visionary. And above all, he was the personification of integrity. His word was his bond, and his handshake a contract.Bob built Short Insurance Associates, Ltd., and served on the Boards of the Seminole Trail Fire Department, the national CPCU society, the Royal Coachmen, and as a vestry member of Christ Episcopal Church, to name a few. He also served as a Board member and President for the Greencroft Club, the Redlands Club, the Young Men's Business Club, the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, the Charlottesville CPCU society, and, most recently, as President of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.Bob is survived by his loving wife, soulmate and best friend of 41 years, Sandra Short, of Charlottesville. His legacy also includes his daughter, Melanie Gutierrez; son-in-law, Guillermo Gutierrez; and grandsons, Nicolas and Sebastian, all of Madrid, Spain. He is also survived by his brothers, Steve Johnson of Altavista, Virginia, and David Short of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and their families. He was the son of the late Scott Cameron Short and Rachel Toms Short. Bob will be missed by all of the lives he has touched.Visitation will take place on Friday, November 13, 2015, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Hill & Wood Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 1 p.m.In lieu of the gift of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Mr. Robert T. Short to the Surgical Innovation Fund at the UVA Division of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery at the UVA Health Foundation, P.O. Box 800773 Charlottesville, VA 22908.




Rita Waldman Bari Karp (posted here on 06-15-2015)


Rita [Waldman Bari Karp] of Boca Raton, FL, passed away on July 14, 2013. Survived by her devoted husband George, Ioving mother Blanche Waldman, sister to Edie Bergen, brother Bill Wolf, cherished son Adam(Deena)Bari daughters Tobi(Josh)Rifkin and Stephanie Bari adored grandchildren Gregory, Jonah, Elysa, Tamara, Andrew and Isaac caring stepdaughtersJennifer, Heather and Vanessa and step grandchildren Stella, Jeremy, Elizabeth, Conrad and Evan. Funeral service to be held today 12 noon LevittWeinstein Memorial Chapel 7500 N State Road 7 Coconut Creek, FL 954- 427-6500.



Richard "Dick" Landers (posted here on 03-22-2015)


LANDERS, Richard "Dick," husband, lover, father, grandfather, and friend, returned to his God whom he loved so much and served so well, on October 1, 2011. All who met him found a truly loving, caring and generous man. Dick was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus, member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, a Policeman for Henrico County for 9 years, and later employed by J. M. Smith Corp. He was an active member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and had a deep devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and made many Pilgrimages to Marian Shrines in the United States, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Medjugorje, Yugoslavia. His smiles, jokes, and endearing personality will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his wife, Anne Marie; his daughters, Christine Kump and her husband, Kevin, and Elizabeth Landers; his grandchildren, Nicholas, Tanner, Savannah, and Reagan; and his sister Mary Taylor. He was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Darlene. Dick's family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bliley's-Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., with the Rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bon Secours' Richmond Healthcare Foundation (Hospice), 5875 Bremo Road, Suite 710, Richmond, Va. 23226 or to St. Benedict Church, 300 N. Sheppard St., Richmond, Va. 23221.


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




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50th REUNION - JUNE 12 - 14, 2015

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


New Athletic Fields Proposal

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“65 turns 65” Party

(Held June 30 and July 1, 2012) 

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


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20th - Setting up

20th - Saturday night

20th - Sunday afternoon

40th - The whole weekend

50th - The whole weekend



45th Reunion

(Held October 1st - 3rd, 2010)

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“65 does 60” Birthday Party

(Held April 28, 2007) 

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(Held February 25, 2006)



  40th Reunion - click here

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



20th Reunion - click here





In the News - Archives

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Photos and Comments from Classmates - click here

(Last updated 11/22/2010)



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