Hopkins Grammar School
The Class of 1965
|In 2005, after looking back over the opportunities that HGS
had opened up to a kid from Fair Haven, Dr. John Mordes and his parents
thought it would be a good thing to try to help others have a similar
To that end, he has established a scholarship fund in the name of his parents. Click here to see the School's announcement of the John P. Mordes, Sr. and Elizabeth Conway Mordes Scholarship Fund to benefit scholarship and financial aid at Hopkins.
On December 1, 2005, the school hosted a luncheon in their honor. Both were 88 at the time. It was a moving event for the family. Here are a few pictures.
|The December luncheon. From left, Head of School Barbara Riley, Dr. John, his mother Elizabeth, John's brother Robert, and his father, John, Sr.|
|John, Sr. and John, Jr. Dad likes to tell the story that he heard about HGS but didn't know how to go about having his son apply. So he drove me there one day, parked, and asked the first person he saw how to do it. That person was F. Allen Sherk....|
|Sunny Yando, John, Mom, brother Robert, and John, Sr.|
|Mom and Jim Waterman|
|The event was attended by Head of School Barbara Riley and several classmates who knew my parents from long ago. They included, left to right, Hutch, Jim Waterman, Alan Milstone, JPM, Bob Shultz, Bill Kneisel, and Bill Mack.|
|Bill Kneisel learns how dad found out about HGS.|
|Teacher of French, Nancy Katsaros, with mom.|
|Deena Mack and Mary Ginsberg of the Development office, with Dr. Regina Yando, John's wife.|
|Deena Mack, Barbara Riley, and Alan Milstone|
|Hutch and John, Sr.|
Pop had a great time
|Sunny Yando, Deena Mack, and Alan Milstone|
|Small world: Mary Ginsberg and my father discover common roots in Fair Haven!|
Tibi gratias ago...
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