Monday, January 09, 2006

Alumni Obituaries Published in 2005

The 1990-Present Alumni Obituary Archives currently contain 62 obituaries of Madison Central High School alumni who died in 2005. Creating links to them is a very time-consuming process, so for now you will have to browse them. You may access this archive by clicking on the link in the right hand column.

Among the 62 obituaries is one for Irene Mary Newman, who died shortly before her 110th birthday. For many years she was the oldest living alumna of the UW-Madison. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel published a long story about her when she died, which you may read by clicking HERE. Other Central alumni who died in 2005 include Damian "Boozie" Schiro, who was valedictorian of his class, and Joseph Petrus Wergin, the first living person elected to the Cribbage Hall of Fame.

If the obituary indicated when someone graduated, the class year is shown in the post header. However, that information was not provided for many of these people, and I don't have time to check through the yearbooks right now. If you can supply this information for anyone of these alumni, please contact me by email (or leave a comment). Your help will be appreciated.

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