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Contingent from Cuyahoga Falls High School Class of '56 is 'close-knit,' member says

Published: August 14, 2016 12:00 AM

A group of 10 women from the Cuyahoga Falls High School Class of 1956 have remained friends since the eighth grade: Marcia Jordan, Jean Gresham-Wurzbacher, Dolores DeMarinis-Hudson, Nancy DeHart-Fabry, Mary Jo Vinciguerra-Heller, Judy Reese-Ray, Geri Ward-Wirth, Nancy Harnack-Brislinger, Nancy Toomey-Norris and Margaret Weston (deceased).

The women have celebrated engagements, weddings, babies, grandbabies, as well as happy and sad times together, according to Mary Jo Vinciguerra-Heller.

The women and their husbands often gathered at the Hellers' summer house for a three-day weekend and also shared Christmas at each other's homes.

One summer they spent three days at the Wurzbachers' summer house on Lake Chautauqua, New York. Several couples have taken trips together to destinations such as Alaska and the Grand Cayman Islands.

Though the group has experienced some deaths, they are "still close-knit," said Vinciguerra-Heller. Each group member checks in with one another regularly.

The Cuyahoga Falls High School June Class of 1956 will host its 60th reunion on Aug. 19 and 20. The gathering on Aug. 19 will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. in the upstairs party room of the Giant Eagle Market District Cafe.

The dinner on Aug. 20 will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at Fairlawn Country Club. For more information, email Dorothy at 2grahams@sssnet.com or call Dale at 330-928-3346.

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