Class News from the 1940’s and earlier
George Crosby ’44
Enjoying retirement in Cupertino, CA
Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse II ’44
Received the Distinguished Citizens Award from The Cape Cod and Islands Council, Boy Scouts of America at their annual dinner on June 21, 2018 at the Yarmouth House Restaurant in West Yarmouth. Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col.(ret) Enoch Woodhouse II was honored for his service to the community.
Richard Walsh ’48
Dick is enjoying his retirement years in Naples, Florida. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and later graduated from Suffolk University with degrees in history and law. His career spanned many years in federal government in Washington, DC, New York City and Boston. He was recently named to the Dean’s Council at Suffolk Law School.
Wilbert R. Lannon ’36
A proud graduate of English High School, Wilbert has recently turned 101 years young. Wilbert was very pleased when his daughter, Elizabeth, took his photo explaining that she was sending it to the EHSA to post on the website. Wilbert lives at Royal of Cotuit in Mashpee, MA.
Lloyd Johnson ’46
After a spectacularly undistinguished career at EHS, Lloyd went on to graduate from Howard University; earned a graduate social work degree and became deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Following a stint as a senior administrator at Columbia University, Lloyd went on to become one of the first senior staffers in the U.S. Congress;,received a law degree from Georgetown University, appearing countless times before fellow EHS alum Gerry Devlin. Retiring to Savannah, GA, Lloyd continues the struggle for real social justice by serving as president of the Savannah 100 Foundation, Inc.
Saul Finestone ’44
Having celebrated my 93rd birthday this past October, I am thankful that I am in good health and able to continue a life full of meaningful activities which include serving on the executive board of the Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Longmeadow, Senior Center. I also facilitate three open discussion groups and one Journey To Jazz group, each meeting once a month. In addition, I manage to go out dancing at least two, sometime three nights a week. Believe it or not, we still call it “jitterbugging”. And, yes, I still drive. I am blessed and very lucky to be able to do all of the above, and more.
Lloyd A. Johnson ’49
Savannah, GA, a retired career prosecutor, is president of the Savannah 100 Foundation, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization which uses the law for social justice. The Foundation provides scholarship and mentoring support to promising students who aim to become attorneys and work for real social justice. He is a graduate of Howard University and the Georgetown University Law Center.
John Ahigian ’46
John Ahigian, played baseball at EHS. His ambition in his yearbook says he wanted to become a pro ball player. Instead he began a life-long career as a businessman in the electronics industry. He is now President & CEO of “You-Do-It” Electronics in Needham MA, the most unique wholesale and retail electronics store in the country. But before starting his career he did a stint in the Marines. John was one of the last 30 Marines to leave Peiping (now Beijing, China) in May of 1947. His detachment was guarding the American legation at the height of the Chinese civil war. John and the “China Marines,” were highlighted in a book by Bill Hook , “Liberating North China—1945.” “ You-Do- it” Electronics Center is a long-established electronics specialty firm serving the industry since 1949. Even at 91 John continues to oversee the company’s business operations. He resides in Westwood with his wife Margaret of 70 years, his sons and daughter and a gaggle of grandchildren.