I would like to say a few words about Tony Pumphrey. I believe he was one of our classmates that died the earliest. I knew Tony very well, he was part of that bunch of characters that hung around on Tenbrook Drive. Of all of them he was probably the biggest character. Even after all of these years I don't think I have ever met anyone that could make me laugh as hard as Tony could. I have many fond memories of Tony in that customized black 1950 Mercury. It was a beautiful car and he had purchased it from Rusty Sellers of the class of 1958. The car could do anything but start without a great deal of human intervention. I believe that I and the other guys spend more time behind the car pushing to get it started than actually riding inside of the damned thing. Tony was also one of the guys (Bob Dubin, Kenny Ladd, Denny Rafkin, Ken Simons, and Gary Claypoole) that joined the Coast Guard Reserve. His zany antics continued in the Coast Guard both in boot camp and at reserve meetings. He was a good guy and a good friend...
Bob Marks (Moskowitz)