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Friday, February 22, 2008

Connecting with old friends from Canonsburg

This blog is a great idea, especially for those like myself, who have been gone for almost 50 years.
I do have limited contacts with Carmen Fragapane and Donna Livolsi and briefly see Carl Gump at the NCAA Wrestling Championships every year.
I did make the 40th reunion, had a great time, but was disappointed that very few of those who are still around town showed up. It was alot of us from distant locations who didn't know anything about those who are still in the area.
I'll give you an update on whats been going on with
me.........Pretty simple, I've had one wife, one job, and one real
passion, that has been coaching wrestling at the collegiate level.
My wife Leota and I have been married for 46 years and have two
sons and 5 1/2 grand children. Both of my sons were successful college
wrestlers and are coaching at the college level. Jack at the Univ of
Northern Colorado and Bret is my ass't coach here at North Dakota
State University.
My plan out of college was to coach here for a year and get my
masters degree.......I'm now finishing my 44th season. But it has
been a great career with alot more ups than downs. Basically, I really
like this area and have over the years turned down many job
opportunities in areas that have more appealing sounding addresses.
The winters are pretty tough but the rest of the seasons are great. We
live in Fargo during the winter and at our Lake Home about eight
months. It's only 60 miles and up here that about a 40 minute
commute. The Minnesota lake area is the best in the country. There are
over 10,000 lakes and in our area there are 1200 within 20 miles from
us. So fishing, boating, and all water toys and activities are our main
hobbies and recreation. We have traveled some but, since so much of my
job involves travel all over the country,we hang out mostly at the
lake during my down times.
If any of you are traveling through the area please give me a call and we,ll show you the area. I'm pretty
safe in that.........As I'm sure that Fargo is a spot you travel through alot.
I hope to make it to the 50th get together if it fits my schedule. It will be fun to see if all the cool guys and hot babes are the same at 68 as they were at 18.

Personally, I'm exactly the same......Bucky Maughan.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Alex M. Supinski


Alex M. Supinski Retired Canon-McMillan High School principal

Alex M. Supinski, 84, of McMurray, died Friday, February 15, 2008, in ManorCare, McMurray.
He was born Tuesday, February 5, 1924, in Canonsburg, a son of Adam and Alexandra Rucki Supinski.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Mr. Supinski attended Canonsburg schools and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a bachelor's degree. He worked as a school educator for Canon-McMillan School District and retired as principal of Canon-McMillan High School. He was a member of St. Patrick Parish, American Legion of McMurray and White Eagles Society of Canonsburg

His first wife, Rose Yanchak Supinski, died September 11, 1991. On April 25, 1994, he married Irene Chmiel, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Charlotte Rader (Kenneth) of South Fayette; a brother, Stanley Supinski of Canonsburg; a sister, Agnes Szymiatis of Canonsburg; a granddaughter, Christina Rader; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

CHS Class of 1959 50th Reunion Survey

Dear Classmate we are testing a new information gathering process concerning our CHS Class of 1959 - 50th Reunion. Please take a few moments to complete the following questions. As you are aware, it takes time and commitment to plan a class reunion, especially one as important as our 50th. Your input will be very helpful and most appreciated.

Please Help by directing other classmate(s)to this Reunion Survey.