Honorary Classmates

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Honarary Classmates are those individuals who have been part of the Rosecrans family not only through their marriage to a classmate, but also through their support of all our reunion activities.  Our school years would have been greatly enriched if they could have been part of all four years of our high school experience.

 

                                                                            

                Dixie Mitchell Woodward                                   Sue Bintz Burkhart                                           John Burkhart

       Dixie graduated from ZHS in 1956 and married her           Sue attended Rosecrans with us but moved                John graduated from Rosecrans in 1954, was
        high school sweetheart and our 1954 football captain,     to Marion, Ohio before her Junior year where she        married to Mary Nunn before her passing and is
        Tom Woodward.  Dixie has attended our reunions            graduated from St. Mary's.  She attended St.               now married to Sue Bintz. John attends many
        and during the 50th was given the "Mother Theresa"       Nicholas where she was a playmate and friend           of our reunions and is known as a great
        award for keeping Tom mostly out of trouble.  Her            to many of us. Sue is married to John Burkhart            story teller, recounting many of our high school
        photographs have documented our reunions and             and attends our reunions and get togethers.              exploits to the enjoyment of all within earshot. He
        get togethers and many of these are included in this                                                                                             was also a key player on the 1953 football
        website.                                                                                                                                                                   team.         
                    
                                                                                                                                                                                       John's Profile from the May 1954 edition of the
                                                                                                                                                                                       Observer: 
"Burkie"..."I didn't do it"...hot rod of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Rosecrans...roughest looking player on the football
                                                                                                                                                                                       team...gum chewing keeps him broke...Judge for a
                                                                                                                                                                                       Day.

                                                                                                                                                                                       John's Class Prophecy from the same issue: John
                                                                                                                                                                                       "Babyfface" Burkhart
' while winning the heavyweight
                                                                                                                                                                                        wrestling championship of the world, suffered a
                                                                                                                                                                                        a severed ear. It required 879 stitches.

 

                                                                      
 

                                  Al Adornetto                                                     Peggy Fattlar Dinan

         Al graduated from St. Thomas in 1950 and married                               Peggy is a 1957 graduate of Rosecrans who
         Linda Hartlage in 1956. Throughout our high school                             is married  to her upper classman idol, Sherry Dinan.
        years Al followed our sports teams and was a featured                        Peggy has attended all the Rosecrans reunions
        speaker at our annual Sports Banquet celebrations. He is                    and has helped Sherry collect the photos of
        known as Zanesville's biggest sports enthusiast and an                       our reunions and get togethers. Through the years
        avid New York Yankess and Notre Dame football fan. Early                    Peggy has been a supportive golf widow to her
        in his successful career at Merrill Lynch  he established                         husband, Sherry, a member ot the Zanesville
        the Zanesville Touchdown Club that brought to our city                        District Golf Association Hall of Fame.
        well known sports icons such as Ara Parseghian,
        Paul Hornung, George Blanda and many others.

       Al has attended all our reunions with Linda. He passed on
       in 2008 and is deeply missed by all.   

       Check out Al's profile in the Moving On section.