Class of 1981

Name: François Robert email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: May 5, 2011
Comments:Funny, how things change, the more they stay the same… after HS, got married, divorced, moved to Montreal to get into the illustration business w/dad, left Montreal to come back here in ’90-91, nowadays I’m designing t-shirts for a living, and leading a blues band on weekends, have 2 good kids, 3 grandkids now (!) life is doing alright for me now… flipped through some of the messages, and some names stick out, though a lot has faded over the years… does anybody remember me from then, 1st period art class with Whittimore, English class with Mr. Lane (hated that class!!) coach Toby?!?!?

Name: Mike Williams email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Tampa, FL
Date: Feb. 22, 2011
Comments: Hey! Been a long time! I am currently working and living in Tampa. I am an office manager for three different companies; Aardvark Automation, Bay Armature and Pump, and Laycock Systems. Not married, no children. Live near USF. Just bought a boat, now I need a truck to pull it. My cadillac will not adapt a hitch! e-mail me!

Name: Eric Skaggs email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Atlanta, GA
Date: Feb. 3, 21011
Comments: reunion website for the class of 81 has been updated.


Name: Kim Timpanelli email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey, Fl
Date: Oct. 7, 2010
Comments: The reunion committee is looking for a little help. Please answer the following questions so that we can make our 30th reunion the Best Ever!


1. What style of reunion would you like?
No preference

2. For a great reunion, what would you be willing to pay? (Please keep in mind 
that cost will affect things like availability of drink tickets as well as the 
general venue and meal.)
$30-$50 per person
$50-$70 per person
$70-$90 per person
Doesn't matter

3. Which of the following features would you like to see at the reunion?
1-2 Drink tickets per person
Space for dancing
Photo Slide Show
Raffle with prizes
DJ to play music

4. Would you be interested in attending a casual event planned the night before 
the reunion also? (At a local bar or night-spot). For example, are you willing 
to go out of New Port Richey? 

5. Would you like to have hotel accommodations as part of the package?

6. Any other input?

Name: Kim Timpanelli email
Class of: 81
Now living in: New Port Richey, Fl
Date: Sept. 22, 2010
Comments: Class of 81…We have started planning our 30th Reunion for next year (2011). Please pass the word on to all classmates. We would love to hear from as many as possible! Send us your information so that we can keep you updated on the details. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the planning of our 30th please contact us asap. You can also check out FaceBook for details of the reunion as they unveil.

And remember class of 81…we were & still are, “The Best of Times”!!!!

Name: Steve Cooley email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey, Florida
Date: Sept. 14, 2010
Comments: Planning for our 30 year reunion has begun! For details, check out the Facebook Event Page – “CLASS OF 81…..30 YEAR REUNION FOR 2011” All details and updates will be posted there.

Name: Catherine (Jiran) Stout email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Spring Hill
Date: Aug. 6, 2010
Comments: Time flys when life has you going. Well, I have two children by birth, Robert is 18 and Tiffany is 17, d for my adopted childre Jason is 21 , Lee is 11, Bobby is . I had been an Allstate agent for almost thirty years until my boss sold the business. Question we always asked ourselves when we were young what do you want to be when you grow up? I have no idea. Looking forward to the next chapter of my life. Would love to hear from classmates. I happen to move my son and met someone from school living right across the street from him.

Name: Mike & Lisa Gritton email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: NY
Date: May 24, 2010
Comments: I’m looking for Kathy O’Meara. Anyone have any idea where she is? Last I heard she was in Arizona.

Name: Amy (Peterson) Donegan email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Denver, CO
Date: Jan. 4, 2010
Comments: HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Name: Cynthia Marecki email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Vermont
Date: Aug. 19, 2009
Comments: Hello,

I now live in a solar powered home in Vermont, on a mountain. I have two great kids, Dillon 18 and Heather 25. I work as an artist doing everything from painting murals to web design. Don’t remember much from H.S. Maybe because I was considered a loadie not a jock. Remember that wonderful term. Mostly hung out in the smoking section while waiting for my biker boyfriend to come pick me up. Missed allot of school because of Crohns disease, but I am all better now.

Name: Elaine “Kollias” Halkias email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Tampa
Date: July 27, 2009
Comments: Wow! just found this site.. I have been married for 23 years. I have two sons -one who will be a senior this year and one will be a freshman. Have not made any of the reunions – hopefully I can make the next one…. maybe a 30 year….

Name: Monica Jonatzke Hines email
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Houston, Texas
Date: June 2, 2009
Comments: Married for 22 years. 2 boys, Kendall Adam 21 years, and Walter ‘Kerry” 19 years and is in the MARINES-stationed in Okanawa Japan for 2 years; Yes, I am a proud parent!!! Been in Houston for 27 years. Working for Harris County Appraisal District for 27 years, will be able to retire next year. I still come to NPR about once a year to see family. The only person I have kept in touch with is Karen Johnson, Now Karen Seltman.

Name: Nick Napoli
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Amsterdam, NL
Date: Apr. 29, 2009
Comments: Hello…

Yeah, I am here in The Netherlands, working. What a beautiful place. I will be living here until mid-July..

Hope all is well with all of you…

Name: robin andrews (grant)
Class of: 1981
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Mar. 14, 2009
Comments: still in npr have two great kids josh is 27 and kelly is 25, where has all the time gone!

Name: michael highhouse
Class of: 1981
Now living in: lafayette indiana
Date: Jan. 15, 2009
Comments: just stumbled on to the site

Class of: 1981
Now living in: CLEARWATER FLA
Date: Dec. 11, 2008

Name: Kelly McCarn
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Pensacola, FL
Date: Nov. 19, 2008
Comments: I have sad news. John Legrano, class of 1979, passed away November 16th in Spring Hill. He was a clown and a motorhead–just the best friend you could ever ask for. He will be missed.

Class of: 1981
Now living in: PINELLAS PARK, FL.
Date: Jan 30, 2008
Comments: Just checking in…still married for 25 years and in the electrical business. keep in touch.

Name: June “Rennie” Cassell
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Portland, OR
Date: Jan 5, 2008
Comments: Just came across this site and thought I’d update my info. I’ve been married for 7 years to a great guy named Chuck. No kids, just dogs and a cat, which is perfect for us. We left California this year (where I’ve been since graduating from UF in 1988) and now live in Portland, OR, which is a really awesome town.

Name: Dave Peterson
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Peachtree City, GA
Date: Aug 7, 2007
Comments: Greetings,

The Class of 80 is planning a Scramble Golf Tournament. Open to Gulf Grads 79, 80 & 81, Bring your friends. You are invited to our 4th Open Gulf High Scramble. It’s scheduled for Saturday September 22nd, 8:30 AM at Beacon Woods golf club. Anyone can play in this best ball format, 4 person teams. For more information try our online link:

Feel free to contact me:

To sign up, please reply with names of team members and handicaps, if known.

Thanks, spread the word and I Hope to see you there!

Dave Peterson

Name: Lorraine Bradley
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: May 23, 2007
Comments: I just wanted to let everyone know that Shavonne Mussatt (Class of 1983) passed away suddenly on May 2, 2007. She left behind two beautiful little girls.. Attached is the link to her obituary.

Name: Neina (Cook) Passarella
Class of: 1981
Now living in: NPR, FL
Date: Aug 12, 2006
Comments: Missed the reunion. Trying to reconnect with old friends.

Name: Eric Skaggs
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Atlanta GA.
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Comments: WOW!!!! What a Night… it was SO GREAT to see everyone again… I forgot my digital Camera (go figure) SO, anyone that has pictures from our night of memories I would like to get copies… email is just fine. In fact I have a gmail acct that would most likely be better suited the address is the Committee did an AWESOME Job…

Funny though… got to say that the 20 year Reunion from Largo that we “CRASHED” sure seem rather a BORE… especially when the Congo line headed back a second time… they had security at the door… (What a bummer)

Well… I will be updating the website as I get info and content. It was SO GREAT to hang out with everyone and catch up on what has happen over the years and where everyone is now… if You weren’t there we sure missed you and hope to see you during the 30th,

I will work on whittling down the “Lost Classmates” list and will then work on keeping everyone in the loop about the 30th so we can get even more folks at the next one. I will get with the committee and keep updates for this. There was a LOT of discuss about a “Cruise” for the 30th, Sounds like a Hoot, My aunt (which has her 50 coming up OMG!!!!) said a that here class went on a cruise and had a blast. I want to get as many folks notified as possible and have a Hum Dinger of a turn out.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to John Timpanelli for the GREAT JOB on the music… it was JUST AWESOME!!!

Hope to hear from you soon!


Name: Jesse Zuban
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Jul 25, 2006
Comments: I hope to be at the reunion this week. I live in Port Richey and have two children. Jesse is 14 and Virginia is 12. Would like to hear from old friends.


Name: Eric Skaggs
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Canton GA (Atlanta)
Date: Jun 27, 2006
Comments: Well, the date is set, the time is near. Hope to see you all there. 25 years have come and gone. Kids, Marrage’s and life flash by. What a Wild, Strange Ride.

The webpage has been update with the Reunion Info also.

A SPECIAL THANKS to all those on the Reunion Committee for their time and efforts in providing a means for us all to come together once again.



Information on the reunion updated on June 21 is on the alumni page.

Name: Thomas Gucciardi
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Coral Springs, FL
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Comments: Hello friends. I’ve been married for 3 years now. Yes, I waited until I hit 40! I have a beautiful wife named Tammy & we have our first child “Jessica” she is 10 moths old & I’m loving every minute of being a Dad.

Name: Maria (Naftis) Hadfield
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Trinity
Date: Jun 14, 2006
Comments: Looking forward to the 25th reunion. I can’t believe how time has passed. I’m sure we all look the same.

Name: Karen (Croft) McCauley
Class of: 81
Now living in: Largo, FL
Date: Jun 7, 2006
Comments: Hi everyone. Just thought I would say hi & look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. I have been married for 18 1/2 years & have a 17 yr. old daughter who will be a senior this fall. Talk more later.

Name: Bruce W. Sessler
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Trenton, Florida
Date: May 23, 2006
Comments: I’m still playing with the dead, and life has now caught up with me, This past year has been really an eye opener. Hope all the former Band drunks of Ed Frances are doing well.


P.S. work email is that’s the easy way to get a hold of me.

Name: Amy (Peterson) Donegan
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Highlands Ranch, CO
Date: May 17, 2006
Comments: Hey Buccaneers,

What a blast to see where everyone has landed. I lived in Orlando from ’81 – ’96 working for SunTrust Banks. Remarried in 6/96 and moved to Toronto, ONT, then Alpharetta, GA and now Denver. My husband (Bob) and I have 3 boys and 1 daughter, ages 18-21. Our money is spent at CSU, Stetson, CU and now Mesa State. My best to everyone! Amy

Name: Eric Skaggs
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Atlanta GA.
Date: May 8, 2006
Comments: Hello Everyone,

I have updated the website @

I have a link to the flyer with info on the 25th reunion location and a list of missing classmates. I just located one and I am in the process of figuring out the best course of action to keeping that updated and letting everyone know about this and future reunions. also anyone that would like something added to the webpage Just shoot me an email… I feel this is OUR webpage…

Hope to see ya at the reunion…


Name: Denise (Garone) Noble
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Trinity, FL
Date: Apr 7, 2006
Comments: Haven’t been to any of the reunions. Never been contacted. Hope everyone is doing well. Just fell into this site. Hello everyone!

Name: Anne M. Cirelli (Fox)
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Weeki Wachee, Florida
Date: Feb 28, 2006
Comments: One kid in college, one to go. Looking forward to retirement in 9 years from the Pasco County School System and heading out on the road with my partner, the travel trailer hitched to the truck, and the dogs. Like to hear from former fellow band geeks via my updated email address. Still watch the GHS band at FBA competition, since my son is a band member at Hudson High. Saw Ed Francis about a year ago at Makin Music in Brooksville.

Name: Greg Sammel
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Clearwater, Fl
Date: Feb 16, 2006
Comments: Just looking for the schools address and spent an hour catching up on fellow classmates. I have been working for 21 years at Pinch A Penny. Married for 16 years with two boys, Matt (a Freshman a Countryside) and Casey who is in fifth grade. Have not been able to make any reunions. It is nice to see alot of classmates listed here.

Name: Daphne Grega DelPrete
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Largo, Florida
Date: Feb 11, 2006
Comments: Just came across this site

Wondering if there is any current information on a 25 year reunion

Name: Rich Shortman
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Columbia SC
Date: Jan 14, 2006
Comments: Been married going on 19 years now to Debby. Have 2 beautiful daughters; Kaitlin (Freshman in High School) Kacy (who is in the 8th grade). Both of whom I am very proud of. We are all very active in the local Hockey team here in Columbia. Would like to hear from some old class mates.

Name: Michael Sutton
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Texas (Go Figure)
Date: Jan 13, 2006
Comments: Just realized my last posting has a wayyyyy outdated e- mail address. Living in Texas, I know, I cant imagine how that happened either. I have been in contact with many old friends. Some just seemed to have disapeared (Cindy) Hopefully you or somebody sees this. MAN, our music is “oldies” and “Classic” Our old cars are worth 10-20X’s what we bought them for, I keep missing reunions, but some of the memories of GHS are still pretty fresh an vivid even if I’m not. Would love to hear from any friends or not so friendly, dosent matter much these days….Take care..Hope to talk soon

Name: June Rennie Cassell
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Dove Canyon, California
Date: Sunday, November 06, 2005
Comments: 48 Club Vista, Dove Canyon CA 92679-3747

Name: patrick lombardi
Class of: 1981
Now living in: st petersburg
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005

Name: Heather (Wright) Williamson
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Safety Harbor, Fl.
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Comments: Hello everyone!!

I can’t believe that it’s time again to start planning a reunion! What a pleasure it was to be involved with the 20th!!

Please keep in touch so that we can keep everyone informed.

I am currently living in Safety Harbor, Fl. and working with our classmate Rick Schell as his Marketing Director. My daughter is in her 2nd year at Murray State University studying for a degree in theater.

I’m looking forward to seeing several of you soon at the GHS Band Alumni night!!

Class of: 1981
Now living in: ST. PETERSURG, FL
Date: Sunday, October 09, 2005

Name: Chris Gross
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Brooksville
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2005
Comments: Wow, I came across this while doing research for a clients high school reunion…..great idea though.

So let’s see… got married, two kids one of each, got divorced after 17 years, bought some land in Brooksville (wow!)…run my own web applications business and hang with my kids. Very happy and have thoughly enjoyed the ride so far!

Name: Kevin Goehrig
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Merritt Island, FL
Date: Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Comments: It’s been a while since I last checked in here. Tried the marriage thing a 2nd time…same result as the first. Live and learn. Been in touch w/ Rick Brown recently, otherwise Ive lost touch over the years. Bye for now!

Class of: 81
Now living in: TAMPA
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2005


Name: Julie “Tudor” Travis
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Springfield, MO
Date: Monday, February 07, 2005
Comments: I just have a whim to check the school website. It would sure be great to hear from some old friends.

Name: Mark Thom
Class of: 81
Now living in: Seattle, WA
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2004
Comments: I left to join the Air Force in 1980 and lost contact with a few friends in the mid-80’s. Looking for anyone who still might have contact with or an e-mail for:
Tim Carrol
Jackie Robert
Dean Flabbi
Would appricate any help

Name: Kelly McCarn
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Pensacola, FL
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2004
Comments: Feeling nostalgic lately…would like to hear from some old friends that I’ve lost touch with.

Class of: 1981
Now living in: CRESTVIEW, FL
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Name: Kip “Tom” Bennett
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Chicago, IL
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2004
Comments: What a long hard trip it’s been so far….

Name: Cathy (jiran) Stout
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, January 16, 2004
Comments: Sorry, I forgot to put my maiden name down. Would love to hear from Classmates. Does anyone know where Raymond Brown is? I happen to find Eric Skaggs website for the yearbook and wonder where alot of the class was? Alot of faces I don’t remember.

Name: Catherine Stout
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2004
Comments: Hi! Well, cannot believe it’s been 20years. Must I face the fact that I am getting older. I am divorced, with two children 10/12. New Port Richey has been my home for my life and my children. I work at the Allstate Insurance as an Associate Agent and have been an insurance agent since we graduated. I would love to hear from classmates, my especially my jr/high school sweetheart. I didn’t mean to break your heart. You were right!!!

Name: Kenneth R. Schmidt
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Iraq
Date: Saturday, October 04, 2003
Comments: Just want to say HI to everyone. I joined the Army right out of school and have been proudly serving since. I am sorry I could not make the reunion, sounds as though I missed a great time. I would really love to hear from any one.

Name: mikie Gauvin
Class of: 1981
Now living in: n.p.r.
Date: Wednesday, October 01, 2003
Comments: someone get ahold of me please—it would be kool—- hello—-luv all

Name: Melissa “Williams” Adair
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Houston, Texas
Date: Friday, August 29, 2003
Comments: HI: I just found this site..let’s see…I left NPR in 1983 and haven’t been back…love Texas…married a wonderful man and have three beautiful yet rotten girls..16, 11, 6..would love to hear from any of the class

Name: Anne-Marie (Fox) Cirelli
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Spring Hill, Hernando County
Date: Saturday, August 09, 2003
Comments: Hi to everyone from the class of 1981, especially those from the Buccaneer Band! I am still involved in the Pasco County School system- in my 19th year as an English teacher at Hudson Middle School, and only one of three dozen teachers in Pasco County to be Nationally Certified in my subject area. Plus, I can retire in 12 years!! I have four kids- two in college, one a junior at Hudson High, and one a seventh grader at Hudson Middle. How weird it is to root for Hudson High after rooting for Gulf for so long! Anyone who’d like to email me is welcome to!

Name: Marie (Sabo) Warren
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Charlotte, NC
Date: Monday, June 30, 2003
Comments: It’s really interesting to see how this website has been used to share information between fellow Gulf High Alumni’s. I wanted to pop in to say hello and share a few of my stats: After graduation, well maybe I won’t go that far back. I’ve lived in Charlotte NC for about 8 years now – a great place. Bank of America has held me captive for 16 years, actually an accomplishment with all the downsizing I’ve managed to dodge. I also enjoy practicing Real Estate with my husband of 3 years Dane (as in Dane Warren Real Estate). To share more than just the facts, let me add we have a very active homelife, always changing gears with the business, bank and children coming and going. I went from pleasent solitude to a man in the house and 4 exceptionally great stepchildren ranging from 18 to 7 who give me the pleasure of seeing my mother and father in me. I also am a mother by my own right. We had a girl named Dana who is 19 months old. I am enjoying motherhood. I might even have another one. On a bragging note may I say we both turned 40 this year, not a big deal to admit since you’re all 40 too, but…to celebrate we’ve planned a trip to Italy for just the two of us. We can hardly wait to go! I enjoyed making contact :), be well fellow classmates!

Name: Lillian “Medina” McDermott
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Oviedo, Fl
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2003
Comments: Please keep me in mind when planning the next “class of 81” reunion

Name: David Cunningham
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Powder Springs, Ga.
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2003
Comments: Just wanted to say Hi to anyone who might remember me. It has been a long time hope this finds a lot of old friends doing well.

Name: Thomas Gucciardi
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Coral Springs, FL
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2003
Comments: I’m saddened today as we lost a fellow classmate, Anthony Citowitz. He passed away Feb, 2nd. 2003 He was my best friend in High School. God Bless you Anthony.

Name: David Collins
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Memphis, Tennessee
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Comments: Greetings to all from the class of 81! Had a great time at the reunion. It would great to hear from you – send me an e-mail when you get a chance.

Name: Elizabeth Buttemore Fowler
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Tennessee
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Comments: I went to Gulf Jr. High from 1975-1978. I went to school with Erik Helfrich, John Battista, Denise Romanowski, Patti Fowler, Bob Unger and others. Would love to hear from any and all of you. Take Care,

Name: Anna Henze Miller
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Hudson, FL
Date: Thursday, December 05, 2002
Comments: Still stuck in Florida. Am on my 2nd marriage. Have 2 daughters from previous marriage who are now 18 and 15. My oldest will graduate Gulf this year. My youngest, unfortunately, goes to Hudson High. I also have a 16 yr. old step son. Have found a few old friends, would love to find more.

Name: Daniel A. Boschelli Jr. (DJ)
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Newport news, VA
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2002
Comments: Just wanted to say hi to everyone. Had a great time at the reunion. Married as of Sept 7, 2002 to Lori Kugler. and I would love to hear from you guys so just write us.

Name: Devon Myers
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Tallahassee, Fl
Date: Monday, November 11, 2002
Comments: Life is grand here in Tallahassee. Go Noles!

Name: Thomas Gucciardi
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Coral Springs, FL
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2002
Comments: As i look back at the reunion last june, I now realize that we were a special “class” I’m on top of the world & wish every other classmate the best. I’m finally engaged, after a 8 year relationship! She can be seen on my company website WWW.GLOBALFINANCIALADVISORY.COM
Tammy is her name.
Life is great & I have fond memorys of New Port Richey.
Thomas Gucciardi

Name: Peter Bradfield
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Atlanta, GA
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2002
Comments: I thought I’d finally acknowledge that I’m still around. I work at the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System as a Library Associate, hopefully someday soon I’ll go back and get my Master’s degree in Library & Information Services and become a full fledged Librarian (with more money, that hopefully I will be able to use to come to future Gulf High reunions), in the new Global Access Department. Some of you here in Atlanta and I noticed a couple of my classmates are up here — I extend an open invitation to come and visit me at the Central Library’s 4th floor. Now for a brief bit of sermonizing, for some of you that thought I would never graduate high school, let alone college — well fooled you all — I got a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University Of South Florida back in 1987. Anyway, I moved up here to Atlanta in 1994, for both health and economic reasons. Yes, I’m still involved in politics (this is mainly for Debbie Prewitt, if she signs in again), this year I’m trying to help re-elect Max Cleland as Georgia’s senior U.S. Senator, amongst others. I hope everyone is fine and really hope that no one was affected too closely by the events of 09/11/2001. Anyway, I wasn’t able to attend the reunion last year, because I was too much working on going to Lincoln, NE, about the sametime for my family’s reunion, sorry but everytime the class of ’81 has a reunion, it seems I’m always involved with some other event. Of course keep me informed about a possible 25th or 30th reunion, if we make it to those two. Keep safe.

Class of: 1981
Now living in: CRESTVIEW, FL
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Name: Robin Steinert Clark
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Alabama
Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2001
Comments: I meant to post a message here and instead put it on the message board. It was to thank everyone who worked so hard on our reunion. It was alot of fun and great seeing everyone again. Thanks again to those who did all the work! Robin

Name: Julie (Tudor) Travis
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Lake Forest, IL
Date: Saturday, August 04, 2001
Comments: Hey, I’ve moved! I unfortunately had to miss the reunion because we were moving then. I’d sure love to hear from ya’ll. I’d especially like to hear about the reunion.

Name: John Battista
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Orlando, Fl.
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Comments: Had a great time at our Reunion we all had a lot of fun! I have a new e-mail address it is hope to here from you. See ya at the 25 year Reunion!

Name: Hank Ford
Class of: 81
Now living in: New Port Richey Fl.
Date: Monday, June 18, 2001
Comments: When i first checked in i was in a hurry so i will do this again. I am married to Heidi (My Bubby Always) since 12/4/99. I have a wonderful son named Adam (13) and a beautiful daughter Ciarrah (7). I am employed by Pacific Fire Safety Of California. It was great to see so many familiar faces at the reunion friday night. I had a great time. Thanks to all of you who worked so hard to put it all together. look forward to seeing all of you at the next one.

Class of: 81
Now living in: NEW PORT RICHEY
Date: Monday, June 18, 2001

Name: Michael Sutton
Class of: 1980-81
Now living in: Texas
Date: Monday, June 18, 2001
Comments: I’ve been in contact with quite a few pepole since my last post. This is now a current e-mail address. Was talking with Cindy Lierly a few times but she seemed to have vanished. Does anybody have a current e-mail for her. Wont be able to make the reunion, I have prior commitments. Would love to hear from any old friends..even old enemies, dont matter.

Name: Kathy Westing Stillman
Class of: 81
Now living in: Iowa
Date: Saturday, May 05, 2001
Comments: Married George Stillman class of 82. We moved here from Phoenix last July. George is a pilot with United Airlines and the Des Moines Air National Guard flying the F-16. We have been married for 15 years & we have a 7 year old daughter. I am looking for Kathy Aiken, Eileen Clifford.

Name: Kevin Goehrig
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Merritt Island, Fla
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2001
Comments: Hi all! Found this page surfing the web one day, already been in touch w/ a couple of you. Its been a fun 20 years! Have a beautiful 5 year old daughter (the love of my life). I got married the weekend of the 10 year reunion, maybe I should have attended the reunion instead! Translation: it didn’t work out (haha). if anyone remembers me, drop me a line, and I’ll return the favor.

Name: Sue (Meskill) Smothers
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Canton, Michigan
Date: March 3, 2001
Comments: Hello everyone. I had a great time at our 10yr and I’m really looking forward to our 20th reunion. I’ve been married and living in the Detroit area for 8 1/2 years now. Please feel free to email me, I would love to hear from you.

Name: Tom Carpinone
Class of: 1981
Now living in: hudson, florida
Date: March 3, 2001
Comments: Looking forward to the 20th reunion. I am a Driver Engineer for Pasco County Fire Rescue. I have been married for (soon to be 17yrs) to Karen (Ryder) who graduated in 1983 from Gulf. We have two children Bidget who is 10 and TJ who is 6. Looking forward to seeing everyone in June.

Name: Karen Hoffman Gutowski
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey, FL
Date: Jan. 30, 2001
Comments: Hey everyone! Looking forward to the reunion. Did not get to the 10th. I still see lots of Gulf High 1981 Alumni that I kept in touch with. Am passing the word about the reunion. I am married 14 years now and have 2 children, Jessica 13 and Zackery 6. I am the office manager at Pediatric Therapy Services. Hope to see all you soon.

Name: Rich Shortman
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Columbia, S.C.
Date: Jan. 13, 2001
Comments: Looking forward to the reunion. Would like to hear from some old classmates

Name: Russell Marlowe
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Dec. 26, 2000
Comments: Our 20 Year Reunion will start with an informal social on Friday, June 15, 2001 at East Lake Woodlands. A formal dinner will follow on Saturday June 16, 2001 also at East Lake Woodlands and possibly a picnic on Sunday. Additional information and requests for suggestions will be sent out in January. If you will either forward me your email address (and I’ll add you to the list), or register at, you’ll get copies of the emails that the committee sends out.
Russell Marlowe
Class of ’81

Name: Stacy St. George
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Dec. 17, 2000
Comments: It’s hard to believe…20 years. I’ve been in the area for most of the time. I work as an Occupational Therapist for Pasco Co. Schools, which has been highly rewarding. I have a son who is 14 and a freshman at Gulf High. I moved to Fl. during my junior yr. but made quite a few friends during my short stint at Gulf…kept in contact with a few and still seem some smiling alumni “hangin” around NPR. I am looking forward to seeing old faces (not literally, ha) at the reunion.

Name: Nonie DiCorte Carman
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Crystal Beach, Florida
Date: Nov. 22, 2000
Comments: See ya next year at the 20 year.

Name: Eric W. Skaggs
Class of: 1981
Now living in: On my way to Atlanta GA
Date: Sept. 15, 2000
Comments: Wow.. what a ride.. I took a new job in PA. only to have an offer that I can’t refuse in Atlanta… this is why the Webpage hasn’t been update in a while.. you can go there now and click on the words REUNION INFORMATION… the info is a little lean.. but the committee is hard at work and as they update me with the new and exciting events to come I will post them there.. once I get settled in I hope to add a lot more of the year book to “stir up those ole memories…” and any suggestions and/or content would be greatly appreciated… I don’t want this to just be Eric’s page. I want it to be the Class that Kicked Ass page.. (uh.. thats us of course:?) will look forward to hearing from all of you…
Eric W. Skaggs
Class of 1981

Name: Julie (Dubbeld) Wankel
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Smyrna, TN
Date: Sept. 10, 2000
Comments: Just attended my husband’s reuion and had a great time. I am looking forward to ours! I have two great kids and am teaching sixth grade in Smyrna. The Gators just killed our small football team, MTSU. Go Gators!!!

Name: James Adams
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Florida
Date: Sept. 6, 2000
Comments: None-Oops, I didn’t know it was going to print that. I would love to hear from old classmates, if anyone remembers me. E-mail me, I’m just getting used to this and just got the e-address.

Name: Mike Pijanka
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Lexington, Ky.
Date: Aug. 15, 2000
Comments: It’s great to find you all here!!! I would really be interested in coming to a reunion.. Anyone who’s got firm info on it e-mail me.. I retired from the Navy last year (2 years early), and have settled here with my wonderful wife on a beautiful piece of Ky. Bluegrass…!! I’m an engineer, and would love to hear from anyone I hung with… Just like in school, it seems my crowd is not here in force!! Anyone know the whereabouts of Max Reamil?

Name: Kim Douglas Santilli
Class of: 1981
Now living in: North Port, FL
Date: Aug. 7, 2000
Comments: Hey everyone!! I am looking forward to our 20th reunion!! I have been married for 18 years and have 2 kids, I am a Billing and Reimbursement Manager for a medical practice in Venice. I would love to hear from some old friends. See you all soon.

Name: Karen (Croft) McCauley
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Largo,Fl.
Date: July 27, 2000
Comments: This site is great. I was wondering about our 20 year reunion. I can’t wait to see everyone. I still live close by and I am married with an 11 year old daughter. I can’t believe it is almost 20 years. Please keep me informed on the reunion.

Name: John Battista
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Orlando
Date: July 27, 2000
Comments: Anyone interested in helping to plan our 20 year reunion please drop me an E-mail. We had a meeting last Friday to try and get some plans in the works. We are open to any ideas or suggestions you may have. Hope to hear from many classmates!

Name: Julie (Tudor) Travis
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Syracuse, NY
Date: July 26, 2000
Comments: Hi Guys! Talk about a blast from the past! Something made me search for a Gulf High site and low and behold there is one. I would love to know more about a reunion if there is one. It would be a great excuse for a vacation. I would sure love to hear from some of my old friends, don’t hesitate to drop a note and let me know how your all doing.

Name: Eric W. Skaggs
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Battle Creek MI/ Coudersport PA
Date: July 26, 2000
Comments: I had to move the webpage. That’s what happens when you use free services and work on a shoe string. the new URL is If you have any problems with this page please email me. Thanks, I will try to keep it updated and as I get info about the reunion I will post that info there also.
Eric W. Skaggs
Class of 81

Name: Eric W. Skaggs
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Battle Creek MI.
Date: July 22, 2000
Comments: Well I have just accept a job in a place called Coudersport PA. I will be starting there Aug 14. I have all the 1981 senior pictures scanned and will have them on the webpage as soon as I can. with the move though time is a rare thing right now that is why there has been no activity on it as of now. Hey Deb if I can help the in anyway with the webpage and the reunion, I would love to. Rick Abbott. I tried to email you back the reply was rejected. until the next update… God Bless.. and see ya all on the flip side. Eric

Name: Catherine Dagin Kamin
Class of: 1981
Now living in: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date: July 21, 2000
Comments: Hello everyone! I am looking forward to seeing some old faces and friends at our reunion. In the meantime, please feel free to e-mail me.

Name: Deb Prewitt
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: July 21, 2000
Comments: Hello Again
I am having trouble reaching e-mail by clicking the highlighted names — my email is
I saw Donna Ristow Seman (Spelling?) today. She has been to a few other reunions and wants to attend ours. Sooooo… we are looking for a few good committee members

Name: Deb Prewitt
Class of: 1981
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: July 19, 2000
Comments: Hello All!
Yes, I am still here — a stint in local politics and now a full time Master’s student at USF — I will graduate in December looking to teach at the Comm. College or University level.
I have the pics from the 10 Year — I have old addresses I am sure Nonie DiCorte Carmen and I have been playing telephone tag to set up a planning meeting for the 20 year — it seems with everyone sending info via the net we will have a great turn out. Anyone who lives in the area and wants to get involved please email me
Take Care — It still is the Best of Times plus 20 Years

Name: Pam Emanuel Randall
From: Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Date: 2000-07-17 09:23:16
Comments: class of ’81..wanted to update my email address for any news of our reunion. I’m enjoying life in the Carribean with my husband and nine year old daughter. Pretty funny I should sign on right after my big bro….go see him play! Would love to hear from any schoolmates or anyone who wants to know where in the hell Curacao is!! take care all…

Name: Jane Atkinson- Lubinsky
From: Charlotte, NC
Date: 2000-07-01 16:32:10
Comments: Looking forward to seeing the Class of ’81 next year!

Name: Steve Johnson
From: New Port Richey
Date: 2000-07-10 22:30:30
Comments: Hey! Just wondering if we were going to have a 20 year reunion? If so I’d appreciate if someone would email me with the information. Just got married February 12, 2000. Only took me 36 years to do it. I am self employed. Hope everyone in the class of 81 is doing well!

Name: Robin Steinert
From: Birmingham, Al.
Date: 2000-07-10 14:41:02
Comments: Hey everyone from the class of ’81’…..I’m looking forward to a 20 yr. reunion. Let me know what’s going on with it. I’m a nurse in a pediatric ICU here in B’ham. I have a son, 15 and a daughter, 11 who wear me out on a regular basis. Really, it’s great. If anyone remembers Tony Clark from ’78’ they are his children also but as in keeping with the statistical figures these days we have been divorced for about 6 yrs. Looking forward to hearing from some of my former classmates since I’ve lost touch up here. See ya…..2001!!!

Name: Gina Shlopak
From: Boston, Ma.
Date: 2000-06-27 14:32:32
Comments: Class of ’81. I am a grad of FSU (GO NOLES!!!) and currently reside outside Boston, Massachusetts and have a wonderful six year old daughter. I just wanted to check in and look for some familiar names. Looking forward to the 20th reunion next year. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me…………

Name: Tom Gucciardi
From: Ft.Lauderdale,FL
Date: 2000-06-20 12:39:06
Comments: Hello class of 1981. If anybody has any details on our 20th year reunion, let me know. I’ve been in the insurance business since 1984. I own an agency in Ft.Lauderdale. I’d love hear from old friends. I went back to New Port Richey last month for the first time in 14 years. I felt like I was in a time capsule!! The city looked identical to the way it looked when I graduated! Not much growth. But is was a blast from 78 to 81.
Tom Gucciardi

Name: Chris Keyes Hartley
Date: 2000-06-16 15:18:53
Comments: Checking on friends from 1981. Chris

From: CLASS OF 81
Date: 2000-06-16 12:57:33

Name: Eric Skaggs
Website: Gulf High School Class of 1981
From: Battle Creek MI
Date: 2000-05-29 23:55:25
Comments: Well… The idle threat is over. I started the Class of 81 web page. I am open to suggestions for content. I plan on scanning a lot of the yearbook. (That Ought To Be Fun) and it looks like I am going to have to start begging for Pic of the past reunion. Anyone that wants something added to the page just let me know and I will get it placed in there. I hope to make this a tool for our reunion committee, Whom ever that may be? I will try to get this page to hit on keywords that our fellow classmates might use. Thanks, Later
Eric Skaggs
Class of 81

Name: Jack McFadden
From: Ebro, Florida (Panama City area)
Date: 2000-05-28 05:59:18
Comments: Hello Class of ’81!!!! I entered Gulf High into Keyword and could’nt believe what I found. It’s great to see some familiar names. Would love to hear from friends from our class and those I knew from class of ’80 and ’82 and anyone else who remembers me. Would especially like to hear from John Ross (’81), Cyndi Foster (’82), Peter Pinto (’81), and Brad Caksackkar (’81). I’m living in Ebro, FL (just north of Panama City Beach)and work for a Civil Engineering contractor at Tyndall AFB. Spent 8 1/2 years in the USAF and still serve in the USAF Reserve. I’m married and have one stepson (Justin,19) and two sons (Joshua, 16 and Jacob 14)from a previous marriage. The ten year reunion was great. Hope to get some information about the 20th soon. Hope to hear from you all soon!!!!!!

Name: Sandra (Hauver) Will
From: New Port Richey, FL
Date: 2000-05-14 15:51:46
Comments: Hello–I graduated from GHS in 1981 and participated in band. I have been married to Charles Will (who graduated from GHS in 1983) for 13 years, and we have two boys (ages 7 and 9). I currently work as a hydrogeologist for an engineering firm in Tampa. It has been an interesting and exciting career, especially since I have been working at NASA (Kennedy Space Center)! Charlie is working as a computer engineer for Hewlett Packard at Tech Data in Largo. We would love to hear from any of our fellow classmates and former band members! Take care!

Name: Vincent & Sharon Salb
From: New Port Richey Fl.
Date: 2000-05-08 05:46:19
Comments: Hi everyone! I was Class of 1981 and my wife Sharon L. Garner was Class of 1984. I was peged with the nick name yosimmity Sam (Sam) for short by Forrest Shaw and it stuck. I was intrested in the 20 Year reunion. I missed the others I was in the military and moved around a lot. I am one of those luck Gulf War Veterans with Gulf war syndrome. Sharon and I have Three Children Josh 10, Kiani 7 and Jessica 4. Would love to here from any Class mates From either Classes of 1980, 1981 or 1984. I went to Gulf in 1980 for about 5 months and move back up north for about 9 month moved back and graduated in 1981. Need info on any reunions for these years, Please send email or look us up in the Phone Book Take care and hope to hear from you.

Name: Devon Myers
From: Tallahassee, Florida
Date: 2000-04-07 16:11:56
Comments: Class of ’81 here. I’ve signed this before, and now I’m actually trying to locate an old classmate. If anyone knows how I might contact Caroline Rumley, please drop me a line and help me out.
Thanks, and…
Go Noles!

Name: Mike Gauvin
From: New Port Richey FL
Date: 2000-03-04 01:54:21
Comments: Looking for Alumni from class of 1981 “man that sounds old”

Name: rick abbott
From: class of 1981
Date: 2000-02-28 03:26:51
Comments: just moved back to the npr area, just checking in to get some details for my wifes 20 year reunion. she is class of 80

Name: Mark Gunsel
From: Virginia
Date: 2000-01-27 18:01:32
Comments: Class of 1981! I see alot of familiar names on these pages and it sure brings back great memories. I regret missing the 10 year reunion but saw the video. It looked like alot of fun. Nothing will keep me from the 20 yr. My contact attempt to Mike Sutton failed so I assume his info is old. Would love to hear from any of my “old” classmates from Gulf. Patiently await the reunion, Drop me a line at

Name: Laurie (Milner) Barber
From: Currently in Alabama
Date: 1999-11-11 00:45:39
Comments: I guess it would help if I said what class I was in…CLASS OF 81 YAHHHHHH. I sure would like to hear from everyone.

Name: Eric Skaggs
From: New Port Richey
Date: 1999-11-10 05:45:48
Comments: HEY… does anybody have an e-mail address that works for Mike Sutton… the in the guest book died.. I wanted to give him what info I had on Marie and some of the others he was looking for… thanks. Eric. Class of “81”

Name: Eric Skaggs
From: New Port Richey
Date: 1999-11-09 15:16:57
Comments: Unbelievable…!!! Class of 81, Oh the PARTIES we had. 20yr’s done flew by like the river Styx, It is ALL A GRAND ILLUSION @ the Paridise, this thing we call life 😉 I found out about the previous reunions after the fact. hope to make the 20th. I am a Paramedic/Instructor turned computer Geek, (Better Pay but I miss the streets). I hang out now in BATTLE CREEK MI. home of Tony the Tiger. Work over in dearborn(Detriot)MI for H.P. working on Ford Motor Co. Global Networks. course, class of 81 left behind a tradtion that could not be upheld or so I was told in later years by our underclassmen! They where saying how hard it was to find a GOOD party after we graduated. The graduation parties Rocked Though.. Hell I didn’t get home until 6:30am the next morning. anyone NOT remember the party at Marsha Sutterland place.. Drip…Drip >:p It is cool to see Darin & Kelly still together. and all the others listed in the guestbook. I have 3 great kids of my own. Hope to hear from you all KEEP THE FAITH. 20YRS 2001!

Name: Rick Schell
Class of: 1981
Comments: This is Great, I mailed several people that I found in the old guest book just yesterday and already I have had 4 responses! People that I haven’t seen in years and never would have thought that I would run accross them again. Any of the band people that were in during 1978-1981 give me a shout.

Name: Robin (grant) Andrews
Class of: 1981
Comments: Just surfed on still in New Port Richey, just wanted to say hi!

Name: Darin Dampier
Class of: 1981
Comments: Kelly and Darin met at Gulf Jr. High School in 1978 and are still togather in 1999 with three children living in Spring Hill

Name: Robin Steinert
Class of: 1981
Comments: Hey, this is really cool! It’s great to hear from everyone who e-mailed me back, thanks. I’m back in B’ham. and would love to hear from some of the “old” gang! (that term was used very lightly!) Still singing Jeff and whoever used to wonder…..can’t ever stop!

Name: Robin Steinert
From: New Port Richey-Alabama now
Date: 1999-08-28 00:53:27
Comments: I’m a graduate of the class of 1981 and would like to know if we are going to have a 20th. class reunion! Please let me know or give me a contact e-mail address. I truly appreciate any help on this matter! Robin Steinert

Name: Russell Marlowe
From: New Port Richey
Date: 1999-06-10 17:26:44
Comments: Class of 1981. I only left NPR long enough to go to college and law school. I still keep in touch with several people from our class and even run into Ed Francis from time to time.

Name: Jeff Tacy
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Date: 1999-06-04 06:56:51
Comments: Class of 81. Too many years and too many memories. Total Sound and Mr. Perdue – thanks for many great years!!!

Name: John Battista
From: Orlando,Florida
Date: 1999-06-03 02:47:41
Comments: Class of 1981 Mike Napoli told me about this I think its great ! looking forward to our 20 year reunion

Name: Luanne Watson Mcgill
From: Still In N.P.R
Date: 1999-05-03 03:35:57
Comments: Hi everyone from class of 81 ! would love to hear from anyone!

Name: Robin Grant Andrews
From: New Port Richey, Florida
Date: 1999-02-17 19:35:29
Comments: Class of 1981

Name: Neena (Morgan) Cusick
From: White Plains, Maryland
Date: 1999-02-17 02:03:12
Comments: Forgot to mention, had I stayed with Gulf High I would have graduated in 1981. Instead I moved to Seminole High in Seminole and left one year early (1980)to join the Air Force.

Name: Devon Myers
From: Tallahassee, Fl
Date: 1998-11-30 23:31:09
Comments: Class of ’81. I can’t believe I’m coming up on 20 years since I graduated from GCHS!