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The Spartan Walkway, built in 2011 as part of the ELHS 50th Birthday Party, graces the entrance to our school in this September 2012 photo.
 Jan. 22, 2023 - - - Deborah Roesler Demetriou, ELHS Class of 1969, passes away
We've learned that Deborah Roesler Demetriou, ELHS 1969, who we knew as Deborah Roesler, passed away on Jan. 21, 2023, according to our classmate Debbi Gray-Warren, a close friend. She was residing on Cape Cod. Please click here for her very brief obituary and click here for our tribute to Deborah and other ELHS Class of 1969 classmates who have passed away.
Deborah Roesler Demetriou in 1969 (senior portrait) and later in life.
 Jan. 16, 2023 - - - Mr. Frederick Lafayette, Birchland Park Elementary School sixth grade teacher, passes away
We bid farewell to Mr. Frederick Lafayette, one of our sixth grade teachers at Birchland Park Elementary School, who passed away on Jan, 12, 2023. He had a long career in the E.L. Public Schools system, from 1962-1999. Please click here for his obituary and click here for our tribute to him and other teachers and staff from kindergarten through eighth grade who have passed away.
Mr. Lafayette early in his career and later in life.
 Jan. 4, 2023 - - - Leslie Hastings Barrow, ELHS 1974, and sister of classmate Andrea Hastings Driscoll, passes away
We extend our sympathy to Andrea Hastings Driscoll on the passing of her sister, Leslie Hastings Barrows, who we knew as Leslie Hastings. According to Andrea, Leslie passed on Jan. 3, 2023 in a nursing home in Austin, TX from the effects of heart disease. She leaves a daughter in East Longmeadow and a son in Corpus Christi, TX.

Leslie Hastings Barrows in 1974 (senior portrait) and later in life.
 Dec. 7, 2022 - - - Mr. Raymond Lynch, father of classmate Tim Lynch, passes away
We extend our sympathy to classmate Tim Lynch on the passing of his father, Mr. Raymond Lynch, on Dec. 5, 2022. Please click here for Mr. Lynch's obituary and click here for our tribute to Mr. Lynch and all our parents who have passed away.
Mr. Lynch
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