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10th Annual NHS FALL All Class Alumni Reunion
Saturday Novemebr 29th
4:00 to 8:30 PM

$10.00 per person
(proceeds benefit the NHS Alumni Scholarship Fund)
Cash bar
Hors d'oeuvres
Elevator available for those who need it.

In the event Deer Park parking lot is full, you can use the U of D Trabant Center Garage across from the Deer Park. Lot is open 7am - 1:30 am.

Pax Thomas Williams
May 24, 2014

Pax Thomas Williams, 54, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 24, 2014 while scuba diving.

Pax was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He graduated from Newark High School, and went on to college at the University of Delaware where he received bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science in 1982 and 1985. Pax was an accomplished competitive swimmer and never lost his love of the water. Pax married Kathleen McKearin in 1985 and lived for 17 years in Maryland before moving to Kennett Square in 2002.

Pax worked in the area of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defense technology for over 28 years, first as a civilian employee of the Department of Defense, and then for Battelle Memorial Institute. He led the technical development of multiple pieces of equipment currently employed to protect soldiers from CBRN threats. In addition to the wide technical expertise required, Pax was known within the CBRN community for being exceptionally kind to all of the staff that worked with him on these programs.

Pax was a devoted father, husband, recent grandfather and great friend. Pax loved skiing, hiking, scuba diving and cycling and enjoyed all of these activities and more with his family and friends.

Pax is survived by his wife Kathy, his son Sean Williams, daughter Casey Irwin, son-in-law Scott Irwin and his precious granddaughter, Gwen Irwin, his parents, Ralph and Bernice Williams, and his brothers Rim and Todd Williams.

A viewing will be held at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707 on Thursday, May 29th, from 6-8 PM. Additional visitation will be held at Willowdale Chapel, 675 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348, on Friday, May 30, from 9-10:30 AM with the funeral service to follow at 10:30 a.m. The burial immediately following at Head of Christiana Cemetery in Newark, Delaware.It is that time of year again for the next NHS ALL Class Reunion at the Deer Park!

NHS All Class Reunion
was a Success with the Class of 78 showing their spirit!

We had a great turnout for our get-together on Nov. 30!  We had 193 people (that signed in!), a few more than a year ago and many more than the 110 that we had in March!  The earliest class represented was 1956, with the most recent being 2007.  The class with the most attendees was the class of 1978, with 17 people attending!  The 1970's and 1980's had the biggest turnouts.  We cut down on the amount of food ordered this time; it seemed to be the right amount.  After paying the Deer Park, we cleared $1301! 

Thank you again to everyone who helped out and who came and supported us! 


Pictures of the reunion are now online for your view pleasure
To see the pictures please CLICK HERE

We would like to thank both Nancy Baldwin Alexander and Dave Cameron for taking and making these pictures available to us.

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Alumni News

Out 35th High School Reunion Picture - Has it really been that long?

Our 25th High School Reunion Picture - Where has the time gone?

Fellow Classmate Bob McCall captures a Yellow Jacket in California.

According to Bob, "The land where Norwalk CA is now was called Suka - "place of the bees" - by the Native Americans... The whole station has a bee motif..."

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