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Sharon N. Smethurst Schwab

Profile Updated: August 5, 2019
Residing In:
Trumbull, CT USA
Daughter - Melissa; lives in Shelton; born in 1965
Two sons - Geoffrey; lives in Oxford, born in More…1967, and Jimmy, born 1979 and deceased June 5, 2016. We all miss him terribly but he lives in our hearts forever.
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I accepted Gloria Laks Schnyder's challenge to begin posting baby pictures and have posted a picture of me taken in front of my first Christmas tree at eight months. Okay, Gloria, your turn!

Attended Butler Business after graduating from Central and then worked at Sikorsky Aircraft as a secretary until I had my daughter; I had a son a year and a half later and was a stay-at-home mom for several years and then went back to Sikorsky and worked for a few years and left to have my third son; I was home again for about three years and then went back to Sikorsky again. I had several administrative positions, however, the last fourteen years, I supported three different presidents.

In January 2012, I decided to retire and my husband and I went to Florida in March of that year and I have been doing some projects around my home -- just taking time to enjoy retirement.
After joining our website in 2012, I began to work on the committee planning the 70th birthday party and had so much fun reconnecting with classmates that I have been working on our past two events. Our website has served as such a catalyst to renew friendships and make new friends. Kudos to Terry Ryan for introducing our class to it and maintaining it until Gloria Williamson Moreau volunteered to maintain it for us. Many thanks to both of them.

Since joining the website, it has given me the wonderful opportunity to reconnect with so many classmates that I had lost contact with over the years. The website has given us all the tool needed to communicate with classmates that were such an important part of our lives and gives us the opportunity to relive the wonderful memories we had at Central.

I had the pleasure of attending Central's graduating class of 2014 Annual Award's Ceremony where Gloria Cerreta Manning presented a leadership award from the Central Class of 1961 to the Micayla Hall, Class President. The "leadership award" presented to Micayla was the only award of its type presented that evening and she was very appreciative to receive it. She is planning to attend college in Palm Beach, FL and is a lovely young lady and very deserving of the award. I was very happy to attend the ceremony and witness this young lady receive this award from our class.

I have the pleasure of working on the committee to plan the 55th reunion of our class for August 12-13th of next year. It has been such a rewarding experience for me to again reconnect with so many friends that shared a very special part of my life. I do hope to see many of our classmates attend the reunion and share memories of this time of our lives -- we all shared a lot of laughter and tears together and I'm sure everyone would agree that we had a wonderful time at our 70th birthday party and I would love to see as many classmates attend the reunion to join the fun!

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Sep 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Gayle, hope your upcoming birthday is a special one.

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Sep 02, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Posted on: Sep 01, 2019 at 11:25 AM

Bob, Happy Birthday and hope you have a great day!????

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Aug 22, 2019 at 1:28 PM

Posted on: Aug 22, 2019 at 11:14 AM

Dennis, a very Happy Birthday wish. Hope your day is special. It’s been so good getting to know you and working with you on our reunion committee!!

Aug 22, 2019 at 11:11 AM

Priscilla, wishing you a very happy upcoming birthday. It was so good seeing you during your visit to CT! Hope to see you at our 60th!!

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Aug 17, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Posted on: Aug 17, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Pat, you are now an official member of our class!! We are thrilled to welcome you to the CHS Class of ‘61! We thank you for all the many things you have done for our events and want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done.????

Aug 15, 2019 at 8:22 AM

Ann Marie, Happy Birthday and hope you enjoy your day. We missed you on Tuesday and have to try for another day.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 12:13 PM
Aug 14, 2019 at 7:15 PM

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Roger, I saw your comment on Tom DeCerbo’s page and just had to reach out to say “hi’ and see how you are doing. In reading your profile, I noticed you worked at Sikorsky. After Butler Business School, my first job was at Sikorsky and then I left a few times to have children and finally went back in 1982 and stayed there until I retired in 2012. I worked in several different departments and finally ended my career in the Executive Suite and supported the last three presidents. It was a good place to work and I have a lot of good memories. We are planning a 60th reunion in 2021 and would love to see you there - we could catch up on our days on Woodbridge Circle - those were the days.????

Aug 11, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Marilyn, welcome to our website. It has brought back so many memories of our days at CHS and has been a great opportunity to reconnect with so many of our classmates.

Aug 11, 2019 at 7:13 AM

Tom, Happy Birthday!!

Aug 11, 2019 at 7:12 AM

Arlene, hope your upcoming birthday is a special one. So good seeing you at our 75th birthday party last October.

Aug 11, 2019 at 7:09 AM

Lorna, wishing you a belated Happy Birthday.

Aug 07, 2019 at 12:04 PM

Ed, about a week early, but hope your upcoming birthday will be a great one. Such a pleasure working with you on our reunion committee.????????

Aug 06, 2019 at 12:07 PM
Aug 05, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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Jul 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Posted on: Jul 31, 2019 at 11:23 AM

Nancy, so hoping your upcoming birthday is a special one. I am enjoying working with you and the other members of our committee for our CHS events!! Happy Birthday.????

Jul 21, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Kathy, an early Happy Birthday wish. Hope all is well with you.

Jul 21, 2019 at 1:32 PM

Tom, an early wish for a very Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day.

Jul 01, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Charlie, hope you have a great birthday.

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Bob Buebendorf and me at our Senior Prom, Moonlight Serenade, June 9, 1961.
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My three children. From left to right: Geoffrey, Melissa and Jimmy
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My first Christmas, December 1943.
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