GIRARD COLLEGE - CLASS OF 1972
This is a list of all classmates from the Class of '72 who entered Girard College, but did not
graduate. Some may have left due to family pressures and peer pressure. Others may have been removed due to the social
unrest of the era by their families. Some of my classmates, I must admit, I was glad to see depart. Others, I felt were
unjustly asked to leave or be expelled.
What follows is a list of our "fallen comrades:"
While the list above includes all of our "fallen comrades," it is my classmates and others who were unjustly expelled or "asked to leave"
that I dedicate this web page. The Class of '72 had 5 seniors who departed Girard College the same year we graduated. That equates to
one tenth of our remaining class of 50 entering the 12th Grade. We all experienced Girard College together, both the good and
the bad. In the late 60's and early 70's we heard the pickets and demonstrators outside the wall. Sometimes we would leave
the gates and enter a surrounding neighborhood that was very dangerous. Back inside the hum we studied, we played, and yes,
we sometimes got into trouble. Needless to say, like almost all hummers, by the time we got to 12th grade, our class had become
very close. Our senior year we had 5 classmates"sent home". These seniors had made it so far. These classmates will
never be forgotten! They represent all of the hummers who at one time or another have been unjustly or unfairly expelled
or asked to leave.
Update May 19, 2007: Albert Bodick, Eric Cobelens, Tom Glusco, and Dave Peterman received thier diplomas in a ceremony at the chapel. They will now be listed among the graduates of the Class of 1972.
Please forgive me. Some of our "fallen comrades" names may be "missing-in-action." If you know the name of a class
of '72 classmate not listed on this page email me.
I want to thank Murray Blumberg who contributed 41 names of "fallen comrades" for publication on this web site. We continue
to see many of our "fallen comrades" at reunions. In fact one of our beloved "fallen comrades" actually helps plan our reunions.
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