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The Spartan Walkway, built in 2011 as part of the ELHS 50th Birthday Party, graces the entrance to our school.
 
 Apr. 19, 2021 - - - Paul Hendrick, brother of classmate Patricia Hendrick French, passes away
 
We extend our sympathy to classmate Patricia Hendrick French on the passing of her younger brother, Paul Hendrick, on Mar. 25, 2021. Please click here for Paul's obituary. We believe the references to "Longmeadow" should read "East Longmeadow." Paul's freshman year at ELHS began in 1972.
 
 
 
Paul in 1969 (E. L. United Methodist Church directory photo) and later in life.
 
 Apr. 17, 2021 - - - Lowerclassman Mark McCandlish, ELHS 1971, passes away

We bid farewell to Mark McCandlish, ELHS 1971, who passed away on Apr. 13, 2021. Mark was an outstanding artist and a great friend of our class. He painted our yearbook cover and page one of the introduction; drew the portraits of Mr. Robert Jarvis, E. L. Superintendent of Public Schools, and of classmate Ralph Nooney in our yearbook; and drew the likeness of ELHS that is on the inside cover of our diploma holder. During our senior year, Mark was also on the varsity swim and track teams. Please click here for a brief obituary notice and click here for our tribute to Mark and other members of the ELHS Class of 1971 who have passed away. If a fuller obituary is published, we'll post the link here.
 
 

Mark in 1971 (senior portrait) and later in life.
 
 
 
Cover of our yearbook and first page of yearbook introduction, painted by Mark McCandlish.
 
 
 
Portraits of Mr. Robert Jarvis and classmate Mark Nooney, by Mark McCandlish, in our yearbook.
 
 
Drawing of ELHS by Mark McCandlish on the inside cover of our diploma holder.
 
 
Mark continued his artistry into adulthood, often painting military aircraft. Here's his painting of some World War II B-25 bombers.
 
 Mar. 26, 2021 - - - Mrs. Katey Austin, mother of classmate Sheri Austin Murphy, passes away
 
We extend our sympathy to classmate Sheri Austin Murphy on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Katey Austin, on Mar. 25, 2021. Please click here for Mrs. Austin's obituary.
 


Mrs. Austin
 
 Mar. 22, 2021 - - - Mrs. Patricia Anderson, mother of classmate Jayne Anderson, passes away
 
We extend our sympathy to classmate Jayne Anderson on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Patricia Anderson. Please click here for Mrs. Anderson's obituary. 
 
 
Mrs. Anderson in 2009 at an outing of the East Longmeadow Garden Club.
 
 Mar. 19, 2021 - - - Upperclassman Carol Sullivan Acosta, ELHS 1969, and sister of classmate Sue Sullivan MacQueston, passes away
 
We extend our sympathy to classmate Sue Sullivan MacQueston on the passing of her sister, Carol Sullivan Acosta, ELHS 1969, on Mar. 16, 2021. Please click here for Carol's obituary and click here for our tribute to her and other members of the ELHS Class of 1969 who have passed away.
 
 
 
Carol in 1969 (senior portrait) and later in life.
 
 Mar. 16, 2021 - - - Upperclassman Timothy Thompson, ELHS 1969, passes away
 
We bid farewell to Timothy Thompson, ELHS 1969, who passed away on Jan. 13, 2021. Tim was a leading student-athlete in his class, serving as class president during his junior year. He played quarterback on the varsity football team and was co-captain of the varsity basketball team during his senior year. Please click here for his obituary and click here for our tribute to him and other members of the ELHS Class of 1969 who have passed away.
 
 
 
Tim in 1969 (senior portrait) and at his 50th class reunion in October 1969.
 
 Mar. 15, 2021 - - - Robert Larson, ELHS 1965, and brother of classmate Carl Larson, passes away
 
We extend our sympathy to classmate Carl Larson on the passing of his brother, Robert Larson, ELHS 1965, on Feb. 17, 2021. Please click here for Robert's obituary.
 
 
 
Robert in 1965 (senior portrait) and later in life.
 
 Mar. 15, 2021 - - - Dr. Wayne Porter, Superintendent of E. L. Public Schools during our senior year, passes away
 
We bid farewell to Dr. Wayne Porter, superintendent and assistant superintendent of E. L. Public Schools during our senior year at ELHS, who passed away on Mar. 11, 2021. He came to the school system in July 1969 as the assistant superintendent. When Superintendent Mr. Robert Jarvis passed away on Mar. 1, 1970, Dr. Porter was named acting superintendent. He was appointed superintendent by the school committee in May 1970, a position he held until his retirement in 1984. His son, Kevin, is an ELHS 1971 graduate. Please click here for Dr. Porter's obituary and click here for our tribute to him and other ELHS administrative staff personnel who have passed away.
 
  

Dr. Porter in 1970 (yearbook photo), again in 1970, and in 2019.
 
 Mar. 12, 2021 - - - Lowerclassman Thomas McQuillan, ELHS 1971, passes away
 
We bid farewell to Thomas McQuillan, ELHS 1971, who we've learned passed away from the effects of COVID-19 on Mar. 10, 2021. He resided in East Longmeadow. If an obituary is published, we'll post the link here. During our sophomore year, Tom was on the varsity swim team. Later in life, he enjoyed motorcycling with friends, boating, fishing, scuba diving, and playing Santa Claus at Christmas. Please click here for our tribute to Tom and other members of the Class of 1971 who have passed away.
 
  

Tom in his junior year and later in life.
 
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