2009 Classmate Obituaries

Hi, Bob.

I’m Roger’s brother Steve (in Colorado). I know you kept in touch with Rog from time-to-time. I thought you should know he passed away last month at 61 in Cocoa. He wasn’t in good health for several years. They are presently looking into the cause but we suspect complications from his health. He liked to reminisce about the good old days in Cocoa and I guess he kept in touch with some people from your class but I’m not sure who. So if you could pass the info on that would be nice.

Thanks for being a friend to Rog!

Steve Windom

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Helen Marie Rogers Osborne
This sad message was posted on Facebook on 7/29/09 by Diane Vickers Oliver:
We lost a dear friend and classmate yesterday morning at 6:45am. Helen "Marie" Rogers Osborne went to be with the Lord. Gale Bennett, Joyce Crisafulli and I went to be with her the day before, she was in a coma but they say that you never know if they can hear you or not, we talked to her as though she could, we all had some wonder memories over the years. Her family needs your prayers.

I just received an email from Steve Windom informing us of the recent death of Roger Windom. Roger was a personal friend of my whole family. He will be dearly missed.

Roger Windom

James C Cowan  
James Cowan - Cocoa - James "JC" Cowan, was a dearly loved son, brother, uncle, stepfather, grandfather and coach. He passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009. He has touched the lives of many through his Coaching endeavors at Cocoa Little League and Pop Warner Football. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on April 4th at Cocoa Little League. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Cocoa Little League to continue JC's legacy of supporting the children in sports.


Robert Ritter
Robert Ritter - Merritt Island - Robert L. "Bobby" Ritter, 62, of Merritt Island, passed away May 2, 2009. He is survived by his wife Jean; two daughters, Connie and Regeana; son Larry and six grandchildren. Bobby owned Bobby & Son Towing in Merritt Island from 1984 to 1998. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the family at P.O. Box 542643, Merritt Island, FL 32953. A memorial service will be held at Rotary Park in Merritt Island, Saturday, May 9th from 3 to 7 pm. Arrangements by Funeral Solutions in Cocoa. 321-638-1373.