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Medicare: Avoid this genetic testing scam
I thought this notice from Medicare was worth sharing, as many of our members are "of age."

Have you heard about the latest scam? Scammers are offering “free” genetic tests and claiming Medicare will cover it — so they can get your Medicare Number and use it to commit fraud and identity theft. They’re targeting people through telemarketing calls, health fairs, and even knocking on doors.

Only a doctor you know and trust should order and approve any requests for genetic testing. If Medicare is billed for a test or screening that wasn’t medically necessary and/or wasn’t ordered by your doctor, the claim could be denied. That means you could be responsible for the entire cost of the test, which could be thousands of dollars.

Here’s how to protect yourself:
  • Don’t share your Medicare Number, Social Security Number, or other personal information with anyone who offers to give you a "free" in-person genetic screening or cheek swab, or a DNA testing kit in the mail.
  • If you get a genetic testing kit in the mail, refuse the delivery or return to sender unless your doctor ordered it.


If you suspect Medicare fraud, call 1-800-MEDICARE.

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Gary Ranker '60, friend, father, career coach
Dr. Gary Ranker (TCHS 1960) of Deer Harbor, WA, and New York, NY, passed away at age 76 in New York City March 28, 2019. The following is excerpted from an obituary by his son, Kevin Ranker, a member of the Washington House of Representatives.

"Drawn to other cultures, he left days after graduating from Redlands to go to Europe. In Cologne, Germany, he studied at the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft and Thunderbird. By age 30, he was the European Marketing Director and acting CEO in Germany and France for Hallmark International and was later CEO of Textron in Australia. He received his doctorate from Fielding Graduate University in 1983.

Having been approached by Jack Welch to be one of GE’s first change agents, he was known as the father of executive coaching. He was cited by Forbes as being one of 'Top Five Executive Coaches on the World' and the Financial Times described him as 'One of the 50 Most Important Global Thought Leaders.'

He was nationally recognized for his powerful activism and bravery as an early champion of the Gay Rights Movement.

Throughout his incredible life, our dad inspired and empowered so very many people to be better, to treat those around them with love, respect and dignity and to absolutely love life. This is how he will be remembered. This is how I will always remember him."
--Kevin Ranker

Publications:
Gary's Website
Gary Ranker. Kindle. Global Mindset Coaching: Perspectives and Practices from a Coaching Pioneer

Complete Text of Obituary

C/78 Loses Rhemrev, Holcomb
Kathy Keithley '78 reports that two classmates passed away recently. They were Linda Rhemrev on December 21 and Bryan Holcomb on January 5. We have added Linda posthumously to the alumni directory. We will update if more information becomes available. As always, registered members may add comments.
Former Oak Ave. Teacher Ronda Carlson Celebrates 80th Birthday
I've received the following from Dean Carlson regarding his mother, Ronda Carlson, a former Oak Ave. School yearbook advisor, English and home economics teacher from 1970 to 1998, who is turning 80 years old on the 18th of January.

Her son Dean Carlson asks, "Please send a brief note to her through my email. How she made a difference in your life I would like to see just how many people's lives she touched through the years , I'd like to share with her this info while she can still comprehend the magnitude, impact she had on all you. I believe some 8000 students over 28 years went thru her classes. In advance I would like to thank you. This will be nice to hear how she touched all your lives!!!!"

Editor's Note: Registered members can also comment below within this article.
Update: It would appear not too many people discovered this article before the actual date of interest. If you're a late arrival, I'm sure Mr. Carlson would still like to hear from you. —RC
'70s Rams Roundup!' theme for 'Class of 73 PLUS' reunion
Early buyers will enjoy discounted tickets for the 70s Rams Roundup reunion sponsored by the Class of ’73 entitled , scheduled for October 12.


Sign in and comment below this article and let us know if you're coming or not or join our Facebook group, “Temple City High School Class of 1973 – 45th and counting reunion!”.

Details: Join us from 6-11 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803. Plans are currently being developed for other events over the weekend.

To keep current, watch this article for updates or email Wendy Ashton McKenna at wendy.mckenna2@verizon.net or Becky Agajanian Flammang at beckyflammang@gmail.com to get on our mailing list.
Class of '69 Reunion Search Continues
Based on a Facebook post, it appears whoever in the Class of '69 was assigned the G-J classmates fell asleep at the switch.
Cher Coleman Mahoney to Temple City High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion: Our May 17 reunion is quickly approaching and I have been unable to reach the following classmates. If you in contact with anyone on this list, PLEASE ask them to join this page for reunion info and/or ask them to contact me or a committee member! I have sent messages and friend requests for those on Facebook and Classmates but have had no response. Please let me know. Thank you for your help!.

Help us find Robin Gross, Steven Gross, Ronald Guthrie, Debbie Hahn (Tutt), Carol Haley, Michael Hamilton, Deborah Harbert (Matson,) Debbie Harding, Gail Harper (Groh), David Harris, Sheryl Heiberg (Hartwell), James Henry, Arthur Hines, Bradley Holland, Maria Hoop, Cynthia Howe,l Donna Hueckel (Bertiger), Gail Irwin (Smith), Susan Jackson (Norby), Jesse James, Steve Johns.

Sign in to comment and help the organizers.

The Boys of May
Rocky Curtiss '62 reports: The class of '62 held its inaugural golf tournament on May 16, 2008, at The Ranch at Moreno Valley Golf Club. The "boys" divided into three teams representing Emperor, Cloverly, and Longden schools.

The Longden team of John and Randy Laur, Mark Pocino, and Bill Gorisek were the victors. Other participants were Rich Borger, Ron Fazzi, Joe Terry, Gary Langdale, Roger Gould, Gary Skelley, Corky Fontana, Dick Swan, and Rocky Curtiss. We hope more will join us next year. (Click the image for a larger version.)

We will leave it to your discerning eyes to match the names with the faces after 46 years. After we've had our way with you we hope to reveal the truth.

Assn. to Compile Comprehensive List of Alumni
Because TCHS has no comprehensive list of former students, TCHS Alumni News is attempting to compile one. Round One is to ask for volunteers who will carefully type the names from each class yearbook — including "camera-shy" and otherwise unlisted students into a spreadsheet and send them to the editors. If you can help, you will be doing fellow alumni a great service.

How you can help

Class of 1989 Reunion to Occur September 28
The Class of 1989 invites its members to make plans to join them at 7:00 PM, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott Pasadena/Monrovia.

Private Reception/Buffet/Socializing, $ 90.00 before 07/28/2019, $ 100.00 after 07/28/2019. Informal Cocktail Attire Suggested. No Host Cash Bar. All reunion prices are per person.

Reunion alumni directory/biography booklets are complimentary with alumni reunion attendance. Walk-in reservations will only be accepted if space permits.

Sleeping Room Reservations: Courtyard by Marriott Pasadena/Monrovia or call 800-927-8195, mention Temple City High School Class of 1989 Reunion for very special pricing, space is limited, offer expires 8/28/19.

Make your music requests to the organizers before 8/28/19.

REUNION hashtag: #TCHS1989.

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Class of 1959 Reunion Announcement
Just a note to those who may not be on our email list: the Class of '59 will be meeting on August 24, at Clearman's Galley, 6:00, for our 60th reunion. Contact Judy Hoyt, 949-713-4713 with any questions.
Don't shoot; I am not black!
The recent Michael Brown affair in St. Louis has reminded me of a similar earlier event. In 1977 a high school classmate of mine named Ron Burkholder was shot and killed by an LA police officer after being confronted for bizarre behavior, namely running naked through the street and playing Don Quixote at the mill, tilting in this case at a phone booth. At least one witness said he had his hands up when the cop fired.

Ron was the classic high school intellectual. Quiet, speaking mainly only to the other bright boys. I cannot remember his non-academic interests. He earned a scholarship to Johns Hopkins. He walked away from his high school graduation over some petty nonsense with a petty administrator, his scholarship having obviated the need for a diploma.

He later graduated in chemistry according to online sources (I never saw him after HS). He had various research interests, apparently including the wonderful world of recreational chemistry, which perhaps contributed to his tragic end, given the testimony of his behavior that night.

The affair led to considerable public outcry, and the city police and many other agencies were forced to change their use of force policies as a result.

One Richard Cohen produced a documentary of the event in 1980. The excerpts are eerily evocative of the past month in MO; only the races are changed to protect the innocent and the guilty.

It’s interesting how the news media, who are of course now made up of people younger than the event, have not made the connection. I asked around among people I know who knew him, and even some classmates are unaware of it.

If you're interested, a Google search on "ron burkholder lapd deadly force policy jerry brown william gates" will give you a good starting point.

RC
Fred Folsom '58
Frederick John Folsom, age 79, died Friday, April 19, in San Dimas, Calif., from complications of pneumonia and congestive heart failure. He had been in declining health for several years as a consequence of a heart infection.

Born Aug. 26, 1939, in Berkeley, Calif., the oldest child of John E. (Jack) Folsom and Betty Louise (Farmer) Folsom, the family shortly thereafter moved to San Gabriel. Aside from a brief, 10-month period in 1964-65, when he lived in Chicago, he remained in the San Gabriel Valley for his entire life. He attended Temple City schools from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating from Temple City High School with the class of 1958.

He followed his father into the foundry industry and later held sales positions in the foundry industry before retiring and turning his energy and his love of cooking into a catering business. Working side by side with his wife, Myra, the "Cooknduo" prepared and served dinners for banquets and trade shows, mostly located at the Masonic Lodge in Arcadia. His association with the Masons spanned more than half his life; he became a Master Mason in 1961.

He was married three times, to Barbara Anderson, Tania Stremel, and Myra Roberson, whom he had met through their mutual association with the foundry industry, and to whom he was married for 25 years.

He is survived by his mother, Betty; his sister, Sally Ervolina; his sister-in-law, Joyce Folsom of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; his sons, Fred Jr. (Jennifer), and Chad; his daughter, Clara Dyer (Marty); his grandchildren Shannon and Courtney Folsom; Kelsey, Alexis and Emily Bunt; Jonathan and Matthew Folsom; his great-granddaughter Brooklyn; and his friend since the age of 14, Art Leonard, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Excerpted in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Apr. 26, 2019. The complete obituary is available at the following link.

Tribune Obituary

Newspaper, Yearbook Take Writing Honors
Kathy Keithley '78 reports: "(TCHS) Templar (yearbook) - placed first in yearbook sweepstakes at this year's Eastern Los Angeles Journalism Education Association On-the Spot Write Off Competition. Rampage scored fourth in sweepstakes and TCHS earned third in super sweepstakes. The team of Valeria Chavez, Victoria Tran, Sophia Juan and Kayla Truong placed third in yearbook layout and fourth on copy. Jevana Liu, Ashley Peng, Elyse Cuevas, and Nancy Trinh's team placed 7th in yearbook layout. Yearbook staff Michelle Xian placed first in news photography and LeAnn Trac placed first in feature photography. Annika Chong and Jasmine Tran both placed for their photography submissions.

"Rampage newspaper staff member Philycius Tjong placed second in news writing. Rampage staff Kailyn Huang, Christina Zhang, Thalia Loi, Zoe Hsu, Kaiya Pomeroy-Tso, Kathryn Hoang, Steven Salas, Tuan Nguyen, Jackie Sun, Elisa Xu, Matthew Kwan and Michelle Le all placed in their competition categories."

After Facebook post.
Class of '89 Schedules 30th Year Reunion
From Kenneth Robertson: Make plans to join us Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott, 700 West Huntington Dr. Monrovia, CA 91016

7:00 PM Reception
12:00 AM Event End

Informal Cocktail Attire Suggested
No Host Cash Bar

Private Reception/Buffet/Socializing
$ 80.00 before 04/28/2019
$ 90.00 before 07/28/2019
$ 100.00 thereafter

Non Attendee booklet
$ 25.00

Add On Items
$ 25.00 Extra Booklet
$ 25.00 Business Card Ad

All reunion prices are per person. Reunion alumni directory/biography booklets are complimentary with alumni reunion attendance. Walk-in reservations will only be accepted if space permits.

Sleeping Room Reservations: Courtyard by Marriott Pasadena/Monrovia or call 800-927-8195, mention Temple City High School Class of 1989 Reunion for very special pricing, space is limited, offer expires 8/28/19.

To make your music requests for the reunion, see our Facebook page before 8/28/19.

Facebook Group

Never let it be said...
...that the TCHS Alumni News team procrastinates. (Or if 'tis said, say the only example is the publication of the following video slideshow from seven years ago.) The Class of 1960 reunion in 2010 in Pasadena was a classy affair with classy people. That's my story and I'm sticking with it. —RC


If your class has a similar video or a photo collection from your reunion, please contact me about posting images or links here. We can window content into the site or connect visitors to your own site. (Please don't just send undocumented images or video.)
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