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Hello Hornets:

Here are some items that might be of interest:

1.  PHOTOS WANTED OF JUNE 25-27 EVENTSOn the Foundation's web site, we're starting to collect photos from the great events of the June 25-27 weekend.  If you have any that you think folks would enjoy, please email them to me at, with caption information, please.

2.  MORE COMPUTERS DONATED TO THE SCHOOLThanks to the extraordinary generosity of Gloria Blandford Rickett (71) and Paul Rickett (69), and Paul’s company ESI, the Foundation has donated 20 Dell computers to the School.  These computers, which were delivered to the School this week, will go a long way toward modernizing the School's computer hardware.

As many of our readers will recall, when the Foundation was first established, our first big project was to arrange for the donation to the School of over $250,000 worth of computer equipment.  Ten years have passed, and that equipment is now obsolete or at the end of its useful life.  Therefore, we've started a second drive to acquire computers (and related peripherals) for the School.  If you have contacts at any employer or other organization that donates computers to non-profits, please contact me at

Note to federal government employees:  many federal government agencies have little-known programs for the donation of "gently used" computers to 501(c)(3) entities like the Foundation.  If you are a federal government employee, please consider asking around at work to see if your agency could make a contribution toward this very important Foundation initiative.

3.  SURRATTS COOKBOOK UPDATE Here's an update we received from Surratts Cookbook Coordinator Leslie St. Clair (70):   "Hi All:  In regards to the Cookbook project, many of you saw the example cookbooks at one of the reunion events that the publisher provided to me and you know where I am going with this.   If you would like to purchase a cookbook, please send me an email to  It looks like the cookbook will cost about $30 (postage included).  We now plan to take orders – and additional recipe submissions -- through September, and to get the cookbooks out in time for holiday gift giving.  Your recipes so far have been great – this will not be your usual cookbook!  It will be a cookbook with recipes that are diverse and varied, and you will not be disappointed!  Thanks, Leslie"

4.  ALL CLASSES/FACULTY/STAFF DIRECTORIES AVAILABLEThanks to the herculean work of Pat Becker Oles (71), the Foundation's 2000 Alumni/Faculty/Staff Directory has been updated for 2010, and now includes fascinating "what I'm up to" paragraphs from those who submitted directory information.  If you would like a copy of the Directory, send a $20 check payable to the Foundation to:  Henry Smith, One W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 950, Towson, MD 21204.

5.  UPDATE ON "SURRATTSVILLE ALUMNI" WINDOW STICKERS.  Pat Becker Oles (71) also kindly handles the Foundation's "Surrattsville Alumni" window stickers project.  Pat notes that the stickers are not the "static cling type," that stick to the inside of a window.  Instead, they are the "stick to the outside type," that can stick on a window or bumper, and use "repositional adhesive" (meaning no sticky residue).  Information about purchasing the stickers can be found on the web site at

6.  CLASS OF 2001 PLANS REUNION.  The Class of 2001 is beginning work on planning for its ten year reunion.  Please contact Jacquelyn Towns at or Courtney Graham at if you have any contact info on members of the Class of 2001 or if you would like further information.  The Class also has a Facebook page called “The Official c/o 2001 Reunion Page,” which contains photos and information to date.

7.  CLASS OF 60 TO HOLD FIFTIETH REUNION.  The class of 1960 will be holding their 50th Class Reunion at the Holiday Inn in Solomons, MD on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 6 pm to 10 pm.   Contacts are:  Dick Wildes, 301‑373‑5858,; Becky Moyle Hintze and Benson Perrie, 301‑475‑0132; and Diane Kirchmer Black, 301‑392‑0992.

8.  BOOMERANGS AVAILABLE.   The Foundation has a limited supply of yearbooks from 1991, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.  If you'd like one of these yearbooks (which are available for $15 including shipping and handling), please send me an email to

9.  BOOMERANG WANTED.   Jean Monroe (71) is seeking a paper, or digital, copy of the 1971 Boomerang.  Please contact Jean at if you have any information that might be helpful.

10.  POSSIBLE 80/81 REUNION.  The Classes of 80 and 81 are planning a possible reunion for June 2011.  They need a contact person for the Class of 80.  Please contact Teresa Blandford Pepper at to provide contact info.

11.  SURRATTS FACEBOOK PRESENCE UPDATE.  The "Surrattsville Alumni" Group on Facebook continues to grow, as do the various Class-specific Facebook Groups, and lots of photos from the June events are posted there.  Please consider joining these free on-line communities as a way to keep in touch and to stay informed.

12.  GREAT ACCOKEEK BANK HEIST ITEM SPURS MEMORY.  We received this item from Dawn McDowell Walker (78): "Dear Henry:  I used to play golf with Dick and Alice Knowles.  Dick, who was mentioned in the item about the Accokeek bank robbery, is a wonderful man and none of that story surprises me in the least.  He is also the father of Ronnie Knowles, Class of 77 I believe.  Perhaps someone knows where they are these days and can get his version of the story.  Dawn"

13.  TOP CHEF UPDATE.  We received this truly incredible Surrattsville small world update from Lori Pinkey (71):  "Hey Henry:  Sorry to see Timothy Dean was eliminated this evening on Top Chef.   How ironic that the guest judge was chef Patrick O’Connell (63)!  Lori"


[Ed note:  Patrick, and Timothy and Greggory Hill (79), were the three internationally renowned chefs who received the Foundation's Achievement Awards in 2007!  It appears that the judging of that night's culinary creations was entirely unbiased!  Photos and bios of all of the Foundation’s Achievement Award recipients can be found on the web site at]


14.  CLASS OF 85 25 YEAR REUNION PHOTO BOOK.  The Class of 85 is putting together a photo book commemorating their very successful 25 year reunion.  There is a mid-August deadline for submission of photos for the book.  Please contact Mary Beth Glick (85) at if you would like to submit photos or order a book.


I hope this finds you staying cool and well-hydrated during this record-breaking summer!

All the best, Henry Smith (71)


In Memoriam

RICHARD DOLFI (68) died in June, in Summerville, SC.  He is survived by his wife Charlotte, his two children Christopher and Kimberly, his mother Eva M. Dolfi, his father Mario Dolfi, and his sister Joyce Dolfi Steele (64).

WAYNE "LOVEY" JOSEPH MILLER (87), died suddenly on June 9 at the University of Maryland Hospital.  He was 42.  While Wayne was diagnosed with Burketts lymphoma on May 24 and began chemo treatments on May 25, a brain hemorrhage suffered on June 8 ultimately caused his death.


Wayne was a member of the Miller Farms farming family in Clinton, Maryland, which traces its roots in Clinton back to the middle 1800s.  He was an essential part of the family’s ever growing business.  His main function for the family business was as Produce Buyer and Wholesaler.  With the help of his sister Betty, the two expanded the business to include the Farm Market Nursery.  Wayne’s favorite time in the nursery business each year was September and October when he would see the fruits of his labor in the 6000+ big, beautiful chrysanthemum plants he and Betty would grow.  For 15 years, Wayne attended the DC Open Air Farmer’s Market at RFK Stadium on Saturdays.  Growing up on the farm kept him very busy and instilled a strong work ethic, love of nature and the respect of life and family at a very early age.  All of which he passed on to his children, nieces, and nephews.


Wayne attended St. John the Evangelist School in Clinton before attending Surrattsville.  Wayne married Wendy Hager (1987) in 1992.  They began their family and lived in Clinton until moving to St. Leonard, Maryland six years ago.  They had four beautiful children together: Cassidy, 11, Halie, 10, Wayne, Jr. 7 and Lila, 2. Besides being survived by Wendy and the children, Wayne is survived by his mother, Joan Miller of Clinton.  He was the son of the late Henry P. Miller, who attended Surrattsville until he left to work full time on the farm.  Wayne is also survived by five siblings, all of which work in the family business on Piscataway Road.  His siblings and their spouses are Henry Philip Miller, Jr (1972) and his wife Sandi (Shelley Miley) Miller (1982) of Clinton, Cherie Miller Barry (1973) of Waldorf, Betty Miller Fugate (1974) and husband, Ted of St. Leonard, Lynn Miller Dunston (1977) and husband, Dale (1977) of Mechanicsville, and Ronnie Miller (Gwynn Park 1979) and wife, Charlotte Hubbell Miller of Clinton.   Wayne was the son-in-law of Carl and Carol Hager, Sr. of St. Leonard, and a brother-in-law to Carl (1978) and Cathy Hager, III of Dunkirk and Donnie (1980) and Pam Hager, of Huntingtown.  “Uncle Wayne / Uncle Lovey” was a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends.


A Memorial Mass for Wayne will be held Monday, August 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Jesus the Divine Word Catholic Church, 885 Cox Road, Huntingtown, Maryland.  A memorial fund has been established to assist with the future educational costs of Wayne’s four children.  Should anyone wish to contribute, contributions for the Miller children’s education may be sent to, Wayne J. Miller Memorial Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 8101 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings, MD 20736.




Bob Marr (71)
Debbie Cox Marr (72)
Steve Profilet (71)
James Coffren (68)
Margaret Edmondson Loveless (39, and former School Nurse), In memory of Truman S. Klein
Dan Bayne (71)
Linda Dorsey Blum (66)
Vicki Forsht Williams (65, and former faculty), In memory of Eugene Colgan and Mildred Biedenkapp)
Susan Curtis Sturgill (65), In memory of Greg White (65)
Vince Antonioli (69)
Terry Zinneman Antonioli (70)
Helen Bovbjerg Niedung (54), In honor of Band Director John Mathena
Victor Negron (71)
Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (60)
Janet Goddard Sullivan (54)
J. Paul Rickett (69)
Gloria Blandford Rickett (71)
Jean Hurley Wilhelm (39), In memory of members of the Class of 39
Carol Fite Mothershead (65)
Larry Mothershead (65)
Edward Webster (65)
Sharon Till Webster (66)
Jaquie Goss Leach (65), In memory of Fred Goss, brother, and Class of 70 valedictorian
Jeanine Carroll Maclary (73)
Coach Lew Jenkins (Former faculty for 25 years)
Mike Gifford (84)
Mary Watson Crowley (37), In memory of Ruth Affron Sellner (36)
Ruth Kessler (Former Faculty)
Mary Garner Whittington (46)
Deborah McAllister Brown (72)
Richard Brown (72)
Mary Jo Sputo (76), In memory of Cindy Thompson Vutsinas (76)
Tom and Sally LaPla Travis (72)
Lawrence Romjue (57), In memory of Lois Marie Osgood (57), "You were always on my mind"
Vicky Simontacchi Young (57), In memory of Lois Marie Osgood Honeywell (57)
Vera Twigg (Friend of the Foundation)