71, 72. CLASSMATES ON THIS PAGE ARE: Anthony Laudato and Lisa Laut
71. LAUDATO, Tony
Tony and his wife, Grace, live in Clinton, NJ.
72. LAUT, Lisa
Lisa (Laut) Van Rossum had been living in Charlotte, North Carolina, where cancer took her too soon from us on October 14, 2017....
With my neighbor, Mike Odom, at a pool party at my condo............ the year being about.........?????
(picture sent by Jim Cooper)
(photo submitted by Jim Cooper)
I believe this was taken about 2003, at a Wendy’s, where I was with a Chess Club;
I couldn’t play very well, so I took up piano, instead :=)
About 2008 ---
2011 (September) -- at our annual fund-raising luncheon last month for my job…. me and my (very short) boss.
And, taken for the church directory in January 2017 --- [ Editor's comment: LOVELY !! ]
After graduating Midland Park High in 1961, Lisa moved away from the northeast NJ area, and found her way down to North Carolina. Given Lisa's email address, it can be presumed that she liked to kayak; and from the pictures above, that she lived in a condo in the Charlotte, NC, area; that she enjoyed playing chess, and also the piano; and that -- in one of her last employment situations -- she was supervised by a vertically-challenged person who was her boss. :=)
Here is a brief summary of her obituary:
Lisa Dorothy Van Rossum (September 19, 1943 - October 14, 2017)
Lisa Dorothy (Laut) Van Rossum, 74, of Charlotte, joined our Heavenly Father on October 14, 2017. She was born September 19, 1943, in Flushing, New York to Phillip and Elizabeth Laut. A Memorial Service in her honor will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Southpark Christian Church, 6650 Park South Dr., Charlotte, NC 28210. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be considered for: Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Southminster (in Charlotte) where Lisa had been so well cared for in her last weeks.
She will be missed my many..!
A few comments from emails written by some of our classmates:
"... too young to go so fast..."
"... what a charming person she was..."
"...A very dear friend....."
"... So so sorry to hear this sad news...."
"... Heartbreaking. Her kindness was unmistakable...."
"... She was such a very nice person..."
"... Lisa had a wonderful spirit and energy..."
"... knew how to ask for what she wanted and listen at the same time...."
"... I will miss her...."
"... Lisa was such a sweet girl, and will be missed..."
"... I will miss her forever; we had such wonderful chats..."
".. she had such a positive, upbeat and caring spirit..."