In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Obituary of Stuart Milford Terrass, Husband of Mary Anthony McLemore Weaver Terrass

Stuart Milford Terrass, son of Milford Edwin and Jane Bullock Terrass, born October 10, 1932, in Highland Park, Michigan, died October 11, 2017, at Concordia at Sumner. 

A graduate of the University of Akron with a BA in philosophy, a BS in mathematics and an MA in history; he was a member of Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and a cheerleader. An ROTC graduate, he served as an Air Force officer in Okinawa and later served for two years in the Ohio Air National Guard as a training officer.

After completing his active service in 1957, he began his career as a collegiate administrator at the University of Akron. He held many positions at this institution including administrative faculty in the Student Services Office, Assistant to the Registrar, Registrar, and Director of Institutional Research. His fifty-year career also included positions at The College of Wooster, North Carolina A & T State University, Lake Erie College and Mount Union College.

Stuart served as an Ohio and a national NCES trainer; also as an active member and presenter in AACRAO, OACRAO and co-founder of OAIR. In 2003, he was particularly proud of being honored for his work as a registrar by OACRAO with the Garland Parker Award "for outstanding, distinguished service to the profession at both state and national levels."

Stuart was predeceased by his parents; his second wife, Mary Douglass and a step-daughter, Lucia Formanek. He is survived by "the love of his life" and third wife, Mary Anthony Weaver; his first wife, Shirley K. Terrass; his sons, Richard (Dora) and Stephen (Urvashi); his daughter, Susan Durr (Jeffrey); his step-children, Lisa Mullens (Richard); Hart Perry; Laura Pliskin (Dave); Ellen Perkins (Gary); Adele "Dini" Karam  (David); Matthew Weaver (Elizabeth) and his grandchildren, Charlotte Terrass; Lauren Emery (Matt); Andrew Durr; Ishan Terrass; Perry Formanek; Samuel Epstein; Garrick Zornes; Dayne Weaver; Maxwell Weaver; Mary Hannah Weaver; Kylee Zornes.

Stuart loved the outdoors and outdoor activities, especially biking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and gardening. He was a talented photographer, an avid reader, and lifelong bridge player. But most of all, Stuart loved animals and thought of them more as friends than pets. He often said, "I've never met an animal I didn't like." During retirement, he trained for and became an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. He was a volunteer at the Akron Zoo and at the Metro Parks Nature Realm, where he presented programs to school children about appreciation and respect for nature and its creatures.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, in the chapel of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1361 W. Market St. with the Rev. Mark Pruitt officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service at St. Paul's. Private inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. To share a memory, send a Condolence or Light a Candle, visit the Tribute Wall
at (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel).

Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2017

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