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CALHOON, Ann  1960 
@Chad 56-60

CALLOWAY, Raymon Don  Chad Grad 1955

CARLISLE, Jack - 1962
@Chad 57-60


CARLSON, Allan  Chad Grad 1965 
@ Chad:  1960-1965

3/12/2002 & 2-18-03  Lost contact when I went to Southcom in Miami for two and half years. Where's Carol Tripp these days? Called her old number in Oklahoma and got a church!

  7-9-05  Glad to see you are still maintaining the website! Getting ready (in the next four months) to leave San Antonio for an assignment in Hawaii. Then back here to probably retire. Take care all 

5-14-07  [jpnote:  Allan wrote hello from Kaneohe, HI

1-26-09 Haven't looked at the site in awhile, my error. Nice to see so many people still keeping in touch. -

CARLSON, Ronald "Ronnie" 1967  See Chad Memoriam
CARY, Bill '69
@ Chad 1962-66
Graduate: 1969 - Cherry Hill West, NJ
12-14-06 Left Chateauroux after freshman year in 1969, met a lot of friends over the four and a half years we lived there. Great to find this site!

3-12-08  It's great to come back to the site every once in awhile!  I am truly amazed that after all these years when I search through the names on the site, the memories coming pouring back.  Thank you for keeping the "yester-years" alive and fresh.   Thought I would send a slightly more current picture than the yearbook picture!  [Bill on a California Beach.]

CARY, Fred - 1968 
 @ Chas: 1961-1966
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

11/16/2001  I feel like I'm back home! As with most of you who went to Chad, we moved every few years and left behind friends and memories. I had a great time there and stumbling onto Chateauroux American High School on classmates opened up many memories of great times past.

There are several folks that I would love to learn about that went to Chad between 61-66: Liz Kiner, Bernadette (Gidget) Westort, Jane Forman, Mary Dines, Otis Nellis, Jane Brimhall, Marjie Hillman, Pam Malone, Mike Rance, Vicki & Nicki Avera, Debbie Jensen, Roseann Revoir....OK, I can go on and on. The point is that I had GREAT times at Chad High - thanks for the memories! [jpnote: email sent to Fred with info regarding friends listed]

11-18-01 posted to another website:  I just found out that you could post for foreign schools!  Chad was home for 5 years.  I have very fond memories of the school and the great times that I had there.  I played in a rock band, the HoDads and the Red Barrons!  My first true love, Liz Kiner, the last "older woman" that I'd date (class of 1967)!  When the French ordered the Americans out it was really awful for me.  Liz left to go back to England before it was time for our family to go.  I still remember saying goodbye to her on a foggy morning and walking back towards the school, turning around every several yards to see her still waving to me but disappearing slowly in the fog.

We wrote to each other for a couple of years but youth can't sit around that long and soon the letters...and my daily memories of Liz, stopped.  That's how it's been for memories of the school as well, until now.  Thanks to everyone from Chad for great days, good times, and wonderful memories!

10-14-07 Fred's Comments on another website:
I'm very happily married to Ginger - we have Amelia (11) and Gabriella (3), plus our assortment of pets and friends. We live in Rancho Santa Fe, California, just north of San Diego. I'm the CEO of a technology company. We develop advanced video technologies that are being deployed for video on demand all over the country.  Life is good
Click here: IPTV Personalization for more info about Fred's company. 

4-8-08  I found this info about Fred on another website:  "Imagine Communications was founded last year by Ron Gutman, CTO, and Doron Segev, VP engineering, recognized experts and inventors in the field of digital video. Joining them are Fred Cary, president and CEO; Marc Tayer, SVP marketing & business development; and Doron Mick, VP operations. Together, they create a seasoned management team with a wealth of industry experience, including digital TV and statistical multiplexing pioneers and industry leaders who have decades of experience in developing and deploying successful digital video products." (info on the Executive Team page about Fred)

CASALENGO, Roger W. "Rocky"  1958 - Dorm Kid from Poitiers

4-26-08  Roger's mother, Sylvia DiPietro has passed away.  [Notice forwarded by Janice Mitchell]

DiPIETRO, Sylvia (Bighinatti) Sylvia Maria (Bighinatti) DiPietro, 95, of Kensington, the widow of Sebastian "Sam" DiPietro, died Tuesday morning (March 25, 2008), at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Born in Venice, Italy, the daughter of the late Floriano and the late Palmina (Ferrarrino) Bighinatti, she grew up in East Berlin, owned and operated her own dress shop and cleaners in Kensington, was employed by both federal and state governments, and retired from Cedarcrest Hospital in Newington. She was a member of St. Paul's Church, and the League of Women Voters, lived and traveled throughout the world with her husband's military service, was a renowned cook, and was lovingly known as "Nonni" by everyone who knew her. She is survived by a son, Ret. Col. Roger Casalengo of Alexandria, Virginia, two daughters and a son-in-law, Palma "Pam" and Thomas Pethigal of East Berlin, and Beverly Symonaitis of Rocky Hill and Port St. Lucie, Florida, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Casalengo of Berlin, a sister, Laura Ferrero of Kensington, and left to cherish "Nonni's" memory are twelve grandchildren, William and Judy Charamut of Rock Hill, Rebecca Charamut-Cass and her husband Michael of Berlin, Chuck and Demaris Charamut of San Antonio, Texas, Rachael and Jason Hoops of Manchester, Debbie Mills in Kentucky, Denna and Eric Singer in Virginia, Roger and Debbie Casalengo in Florida, Milissa and Alan Dumont of Kensington, Christy and Steven Miano of Berlin, Tom and Tammy Pethigal of Woodbridge, Doreen Pethigal of Berlin, and David Pethigal of Berlin, and twenty-four great-grandchildren, all whom were her life and joy, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Agnes Toffolon, and two brothers, Donald and Enso Bighinatti. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9am from the Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church, on Alling Street. Burial will follow in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 -8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made to the American Red Cross, Central Connecticut Chapter, 45 Russell Street, New Britain, CT 06052. Directions to the funeral home can be found at

Published in the Hartford Courant from 3/27/2008 - 3/28/2008

CASTOR, Sandra Chaney 
@ Chad:  1963-65
Still Moving Around

CATANESE, Susan 1961  
@ Chad:  1956 to 1959

CATANESE, Roberta Chad Grad 1959  46x46
@ Chad:  1956 to 1959
2000:  Received this website through my youngest son, and was thrilled to learn about it and some of my old classmates are still around. I often wondered where they were and what had become of them. I left Chateauroux in September 1959 for McConnell AFB, Kansas near Wichita, Kansas where my father was stationed. I met my husband John who was also stationed at McConnell. For the next twenty-four years I followed him to various duty assignments. We spent two years in England and ten and one-half years in Germany. While in Germany, we had a chance to visit Chateauroux with my mom. We went by the base and the Chateau where we lived.

We have three sons. Our eldest, Tony, lives in Fresno, California with his wife Tracy and son Tanner. Our second, Jerry, is currently in the Air Force stationed at Holloman AFB, NM. He has been in for almost eighteen years. Our youngest, Michael, lives in Las Vegas with his wife Vanessa and two sons, Alex and Ahren. When my husband retired from the Air Force, we moved to Merced, California. We lived there until May 2000. We are currently residing in Lincoln, Nebraska, but are planning to return to Merced once my husband retires from his current job. I had a Civil Service career for twenty-three years. I retired in 1999 when Sharpe Depot near Stockton, CA was closing and moving to Tracy.

[jpnote:  Roberta & John attended the 2003 Lake Tahoe reunion.  I visited in their home in Merced on my return trip to my home in Texas.  They have the most fabulous collection of German memorabilia including beautiful hand-carved massive pieces of furniture and every style of German beer stein you can imagine.  What a nice visit we had with them and their birds.)

CAUGHRON, James (Bill)   Chad Grad 1958
@ Chad: 1956-1958




CAUSA, Raymond  1964     
@ Chad:  1959-1963

4/9/02 - Signed in

1-15-08  My mother, Kathryn (Kitty) passed away on 10/14/07 very suddenly. I know many of those that visit the site knew her at Chad.

CERONE, Shirley '66


CHANDLER  (STEEN) Robert "Bobby" - 1963 

2/23/00 - Hi, Attended Chad from 61 and would have graduated in 63, except dad was transferred to North Carolina in the middle of my senior year. I still consider myself a graduate of Chad. My name is now Steen, as I was adopted by my step-father. I spent a career in the army and retired in 1990 as a Command Sergeant Major. I now live in San Antonio, TX and work for the Department of Veteran Affairs. Will be glad to hear from anyone from Chad, especially class years 1963 - 1966.

4-13-08  [jpnote:  I found photos Bobby had posted on another website.  He wrote that I could post them here, but the other website has a block on that function.] Bobby wrote:  The Chad website is great! You are doing a wonderful job. Thanks. I should be posting more photos as soon as I can get them in some sort of order.

@ Chad 1955-1956

CLARK, James "Jim"

CLARK, Elizabeth   1968 

7-2-06  Hello from Liz.

Steve Fletcher '68 (Norman, OK);   Liz Cluff '67 (Washington State) and Liz Clark '68 (OK).  They got together awhile back in Oklahoma  and  probably ate some Mexican food - one of Steve's favorites.


CLUFF, Elizabeth Bolitho 1967  46x46

  See photos above

2/2/00 -  I attended CHAS from 1964 until the middle of my senior year in 1967. I graduated from Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington in 1967. I then attended Clark College and became a registered nurse in 1969. I worked in a Recovery Room at a local hospital for 17 years and then changed professions and for the last 16 years I have worked as a secretary for a local school district. I have been happily married for 32 years and have two wonderful children and two grandchildren and one due in June. I would like to hear from anyone who attended CHAS in 1964 to 1967. I am so excited to find my old friends from Chateauroux. I still have several I hope to find some day. Hope you are all doing well out there.

COBB, Jeff   1969
@Chad 63-65

Photo unavailable

CODRON, Barry  - 1961 46x46
@ Chad: 1957-1959

03/21/2002 : I don't like to think of myself as someone who "lives in the past," but I have a lot of very fond memories of those pubescent years in France and of the great folks I met there.  It's been nice to be able to keep in touch with at least some of them

COLEMAN, Randy 1960 Chad Grad CAHS Alumni Assoc Member
@ Chad: 1959-60

COLES, Barbara Ann - 1960
@ Chad: 54-57

   3-7-06  I graduated in 1960 from Burkburnett HS in Texas, while my dad was stationed at Sheppard AFB. I earned my R.N. at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. 

 [jpnote: 3-7-06 Connected old friends, Brenda Nesosis, John Natt & Dave  Riemondy.]

   Barbara and her husband, Toni

COLLINS, Alvin - 1959  46x46
@Chad 56-57
Graduated:  1959 Sapulpa OK
Surprisingly, Mr. Cliff Gunderson (a former Chad teacher and principal) and Al met up at a function in February 2009.  Mr. Gunderson took this photo of Al with his new toy.
COMPTON, Clayton 1967 


This is fun. Service brats do have a past. I've been going to other people's class reunions my whole life. I'm married to Keith and I have three children by my first marriage and two step children. My children are Germaine (25) Rosalind (23) and Henry (15). My step-children are Matt (12) and Casey (10). My step-children live with me full time because my husband's first wife died. I'm a CPA in practice with two other guys here in Sou. Pines.  I would love to get some email from my old friends. I would also make an effort to come to any more reunions that occur. Besides all my children ( who are frequently all here with me ) I have two dogs, a cat, three horses and a cute little pet white rat.  [jpnote:  Carl Peters '66 says Ginny played in the school band.]

Ginny's Present Day Photo & Bio

"Virginia Compton Thomasson joined the firm and became a partner in 1988. She started her accounting career in 1973 in Savannah, GA. Ginny’s years of experience include individual, corporate and partnership tax returns; business compilations and reviews; and planning and supervising audits for nonprofit organizations.

Ginny earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Armstrong Atlantic University in 1973 and later received her CPA certificate. Ginny is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Ginny is a member of numerous local organizations including Friends of Weymouth, Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Arts Council of Moore County, and Sandhills Area Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Board of Directors of First Bank, Moore County Hounds and the Walthour Moss Foundation. Ginny is also the Secretary and Treasurer of the Moore County Hounds and Treasurer of the Walthour Moss Foundation."

COMPTON, Sally  - 1964 - See Chad Memoriam

COMPTON, Virginia "Ginny"  - 1969
@ Chad: 1964, 65, 67


COOKSEY, Mike  1958  See Chad Memoriam

COUCH, John  Chad Grad 1965     
@ Chad: 1959-1965

Didja know that John is a VP at Apple Computer?

5/15/00: Hello all Chateauroux Sabres from the Class of '65.

                This card is from Betty Adamek's ('68) Scrapbook





CRALLE, Pat - 1955

1954 Junior-Senior Prom

Pat & her date, Harold Karbley '55 on the right - Sonny Phillips '54 & Sally Sinsel '54 on the left


CRAWFORD, David - 1969
@ Chad: 1963-66

@ Chas: 1963-66
Las Vegas, NV

2/12/00 -  I attended Chateauroux from '63 to '66. I found out about this site from Terri Bauer. We talk regularly on the net and on the phone. I graduated in '69 in Hawaii and lived there for 20 years before moving to Las Vegas 8 years ago. I am single, father of a 24 year old daughter, grandfather of 3 year old girl and 4 month old boy. Would love to hear from any old friends from Chas.

[jpnote:  David is a firefighter in Las Vegas.  He and Philippe LeBourveau met and had dinner together with David's mom and Phil's friend, Sophie.]

8-5-07 [jpnote:  Last I heard from David was 2 or 3 years ago when he was thinking of retiring and moving back to Hawaii.]

8-17-07  I heard from Brenda Mann who told me David is fine and will be back online in September 2007.

CRAWFORD, Sherrye - 1967  See Chad Memoriam



CREIGHTON, Debbie  - Debbie is a friend of Suzi Greer

CROFUTT, Art    1963 Chad Grad    See Chad Memoriam 



See Art Crofutt's ('62) Personal Page  Even if you didn't know Art, you'll like these photos of him and his drawings.


CROFUTT, Carol Lee 1960 Chad Grad
@ Chas 57-60




CROFUTT, Ken 1964 Chad Grad    46x46
@ Chad 57-64

8-2-07  Been back to Châteauroux twice (1985 & 2006) and got a guided tour of La Matenerie including [Quontown]  Ken's friends were:  Mike Stone, Gary Williams, Mike Frost, Bobby Hoke, Alan Adamek, Bill Kidwell, Johnny Crawford; Ronnie Rourke, Dink Hillman, Chico Price, Bob Holmes, Joe Walsh, Joe Bailey, Mike O’Brien and many more;  Karen Teets (Art’s girlfriend),  Kate Heschel, Marti Hash, Janet Kidwell, Carol Tripp, Ginette Hines (last 3 were girlfriends at one time or another) and many more.



CUMMINGS, George R., Jr. 1962 Chad Grad
@ Chas 59-62

CURTISS, Paul - 1969 
@ Chad: 65-66

5-22-06 [jpnote:  Paul says he still has his letterman's jacket.] 

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