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•   Tom James  7/13
•   Miguel "Mike" Rojas  7/8
•   Sandy Aaronson  7/7
•   Patricia "Patsy" Apodaca (Samaniego)  7/2
•   Norma Martinez (Kernz)  6/17
•   Belinda Guerra (Quiones)  6/16
•   Dolores "Lola" Herrera  6/3
•   Helen "Elena" Zamora (Rodriguez)  6/3
•   Romelia Fernandez (Cisneros)  6/3
•   Ruben "Skippy" Andrade  6/1
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

3 live in Arizona
3 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
1 lives in Illinois
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Minnesota
3 live in New Mexico
1 lives in Oklahoma
1 lives in Pennsylvania
37 live in Texas
1 lives in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
230 location unknown
35 are deceased


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

Rewind for 7/23/14


The mothers of Amy Richardson and of Jerry Shapiro have passed-on

Amy Richardson Stonelake's mother, Joanna Franklin Dodge, passed away on 20 June 2014.  Mrs. Dodge, a native of El Paso, was a member of the EPHS Class of 1936.  To view the obituary of Mrs. Dodge, click here.

Mollie Grosser Shapiro, Jerry's mother, passed away on 28 June 2014.  Mrs. Shapiro was a resident of El Paso for 70 years and throughout her years she was an outspoken advocate for justice in employment, accommodations, and opportunity. To view the obituary of Mrs. Shapiro, click here.

An interesting footnote which ties these obituaries together is a long friendship between the children of the woman.  In tribute to her mother's accomplished career as a concert violinist, Amy asked Jerry, a professional violinist, to play a classical requiem at Mrs. Dodge's funeral service.  Jerry readily agreed; however, Jerry was unable to perform that paean because it was the same morning of the funeral that Mrs. Shapiro was rushed to hospital in a condition which concluded in her demise.  The enduring friendship of Jerry and Amy dates all the way back to their days at Mesita School.

  EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Set for September 2016  

Your Reunion Organizing Committee has decided to schedule the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion for 15 - 18 September 2016 to coincide with the EPHS Centennial Canivale, probably the beggest event of the Centennial Celebration Year.  Committees will be scrambling over the next several weeks to work-out a reunion schedule and reserve appropriate venues for the gathering of EPHS66 in 2016.

The Centenial Carnivale will take place on Saturday, 17 September 2016, and will be highlighted by three primary events:  an attempt to set a new world record for the largest high school reunion; the return of Saturday afternoon varsity football in RR Jones Stadium; and a concert in the stadium following the Homecoming football Game pitting the legendary Tigers against cross-town rivals, the Panthers.  The outdoor concert is expected to be capped-off with an aerial fireworks display.  Throughout the day, food trucks will be at the EPHS campus to provide a variety of fare for your gustatory delight.

You will not want to miss the 50-year reunion of The EPHS Class of 1966 nor the opportunity to be counted as an alumnus of EPHS on the day it completes it's first century of "molding minds and careers," and a whole lot more!  Stay tuned for additional details in the next two years.  Please save the dates!

Join Your Reunion Organizing Committee

Please mark your calendar for future meeting dates for the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee.  Reserve the dates and plan to attend the meetings.  Reunion committees are forming and volunteers are needed for this 50-year reunion of the Class of 66.  Specific times and location for future meetings will be announced as arrangements are concluded for each meeting.

2014 Reunion Organizing Committee Meeting Dates

Sat 06 Sep 2014   Meeting at an East side location

Sat 15 Nov 2014   Meeting followed by 3rd Annual Countdown Party open to all EPHS66!

Alumni Tiger Band Forming

If you were a member of the EPHS Tiger Marching Band at anytime, this is for you!  An Alumni Band is forming.  Even if you haven't played music in public since graduating high school, you have a couple of years to get back into action under the direction of UTEP Director of Bands Kenny Capshaw and Chito Portillo, formerly at UT-Austin.  If you are a musician, an EPHS alumnus, even if you didn't participate in band while in high school, contact the EPHS Alumni Band at Plans are for the Alumni Band to perform during the Centennial Celebration Year 2016 (maybe before and hopefully after, too). 

EPHS 2014 Homecoming Events for Alumni Announced (Updated 10 July)

Homecoming at El Paso High will be held the week of 13 October.  Please mark your calendar and join in these festivities:

Thursday, 16 October:  The 2014 Outstanding Ex Student Award Dinner is scheduled at 5 PM in the Main Hall with the Award Presentation in the Auditorium at 6 PM.  The Outstanding Ex Award Presentation concludes in time for everyone to witness the Eve of the E Ceremony at 7 PM in RR Jones Stadium.  For those not participating in the Outstanding Ex Dinner, the Homecoming Parade steps-off at 5 PM from the intersection of Virginia and Schuster and winds around the neighborhood to conclude at Angie and Cliff about 45-minutes later.

The EPHS Outstanding Ex Student for 2014 is Dick Savitt who, as member of the Class of 1945, was a member of the district championship Tiger Basketball Team and completed the year as State Champion in Boy's Singles Tennis.  Savitt went on to be a collegiate tennis national champion and in 1951, after winning the Men's Singles titles at both the Australian Open and British Open (Wembeldon) Tennis Championships,  he was ranked No. 2 in the world.  Watch for more details about the EPHS Outstanding Ex Student as Homecoming approaches.  Please join in this dinner and award presentation tribute to former EPHS Tiger, Dick Savitt.

Friday, 17 October:  Homecoming Game Morning Alumni Reception at the EPHS Museum in the Academic Building followed by a late morning Homecoming Pep Rally in CD Jarvis Gym (early release for students at noon); 7 PM Homecoming Football in RR Jones Stadium as the Battle for The Claw is resumes with the Tigers' defense of The Claw trophy against arch rivals, the Austin Panthers.

Saturday, 18 October:  Student's Homecoming Dance in the CD Jarvis Gym.

EPHS66 Rocks the Alumni Bowling Party

To get a glimpse at the EPHS66 contingent who bowled on three lanes, each sponsored by contributions from classmates, click here to go to the 2016 Reunion Organizing Committee Photo Gallery.  A total of 24 lanes were sponsored and hundreds of Tiger alumni, families, and friends were on-hand to spend a summer afternoon of enthusiastic if not top-notch bowling.  The EPHS Alumni Association plans to repeat the party next summer with the objective of having the entire 40 lanes sponsored by classes or other contributors.

Thanks to these EPHS66 contributors who sponsored three lanes of fun!

     Manny Salas             Irene Ochoa Sanchez 

     Fernie Lopez             Rose Mary Arreola Lopez

     Cynthia Marquez       Tony Baldi

     Belinda Quiñones       Norma Kernz

     Ramon Rosales          Bob Novick

     Steve Blumenthal      Ruben "Skippy" Andrade

     Angie Heredia           Anita Villa

     Al Heredia                Rita Pully

     Romie Pichardo         Jesse Pully

Silver Tiger Shirts promote EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion

  Introducing the Silver Tiger Shirt created by Irene Ochoa Sanchez.  Her idea was that the EPHS66 participants in the Alumni Association's  Centennial Celebration Kickoff Bowling Party should have the opportunity to wear shirts which identify them as a group and at the same time promote the Quinquagenary Reuion.  She also had an image of a silver haired tiger, the reason, Irene feels, should be obvious.  Working with Julie's Promotions in San Elizario, and being on a fairly short deadline, Irene and Julie created the embroidery seen at right and for cost purposes decided to put it on neon orange, polyester polo-style shirts.  The shirts were initially offered only to those who had contributed to sponsor three bowling lanes at the Alumni Association's bowling party for Julie's retail price of only $18 each ($2 additional surcharge for size XXL), plus applicable sales tax (total price $19.49 for size S to XL; $21.65 for size XXL).  The shirts come in Women's style with an open placket and Men's style with a three button placket.

If you would like to purchase one or more of the Silver Tiger Shirts, use the pricing above and contact Irene through the Message Center under Member Functions, or use the Contact Us button on the Main Menu.  Please include your name and a phone number to reach you, please.  These particular shirts are available only to EPHS66 classmates, their family members, and authorized guests.  Irene will aggregate orders; however, special arrangements may have to be made if there are too few orders for an embroidery run.  See additional images of these shirts in action in Photo Galleries/EPHS66 Reunion 2016/2016 Reunion Committee.

Disclaimer:  The Silver Tiger Shirts are produced at no expense to the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee.  Irene Ochoa Sanchez assumed the cost of the design and set-up fees.  Neither Irene nor the Organizing Committee realizes profit from the sale of these shirts.

The EPHS Class of 1966 has a Centennial Commemorative Tile

At some point months from now, scores of 16"x16" personalized tiles will become a permanant display on the campus of historic El Paso High School.  The tiles, commemorating the EPHS Centennial, are a project of the El Paso High Friends & Exes organization.  Installation of the first 100 or so tiles is partially completed on the back side of the press box at R.R. Jones Stadium (see EPHS Campus Photo Gallery).  The second installation of Centennial Commemorative Tiles may be affixed to a wall on the east end of the Library & Cafeteria Building. 

The Centennial Commemorative Tile for EPHS66

The EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee voted to assure that EPHS66, as a class, would be represented among the tiles which become a permanent reflection of the school's first century as it embarks on its second century.  The expectation is that the tile inscribed "The EPHS Class of 1966"  will be among the second group installed, but that is yet to be determined.

So that the purchase of the commemorative tile would not place a burden on the reunion organizing committee's treasury, it was agreed to off-set the cost with voluntary contributions from EPHS66 classmates.  Those who have contributed are listed below, but you may now join the list with your contribution of from $5 to $20, sent to EPHS66 Reunion, 2227 N Kansas St, El Paso 79902.  More infomaton about the Centennial Commemorative Tile Project and how you may purchase one is displayed elsewhere on this Home Page.  Thanks to these contributors:

Arthur Nieto (Denver, CO)

Richard Baron (Santa Fe, NM)

Grace Ruiz (Albuquerque, NM)

Freda Nelson Evans (Tustin, CA)

Angie Enriquez Heredia (El Paso)

Rose Mary Arreola Lopez & Fernie Lopez (El Paso)

Romie Pichardo Monteros (El Paso)

Norma Martinez Kernz (El Paso)

Bob Novick (El Paso)

Steve Blumenthal (El Paso)

EPHS66 Donates to Campus Improvement

The EPHS Class of 1966 is to be listed among the donors who have contributed to the El Paso High School PTSA's Outdoor Improvement Project for the school campus.  The EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee voted to sponsor the planting of a tree on the campus during the 2014 beautification project in advance of the Centennial Celebration and thereby contribute to the enviornmental enhancement of the community during the school's second century.  The plan is to plant 100 new trees which will restore to the El Paso High campus its original compliment of trees during the first decade of "The School on the Hill."  Shrubbery and a memorial garden are also part in the beautification project.

The PTSA's Outdoor Improvement Project includes installation of secured trash recepticals variously around the campus to provide additional sites at which to deposit trash and to reduce litter in the area when the wind blows.  Additional picnic tables on the plaza outside the cafeteria are also part of the project as are replacement and additional concrete benches on the campus.

El Paso High to Get Birthday Makeover

That's the headline for an El Paso Times article discribing the Beautification Project at EPHS to ready the campus for the EPHS Centennial Celebration.  Although there are some inaccuracies in the Times story, it does describe the project which expects to plant 100 new trees and shrubbery on the campus along with a sponsored memorial garden, addition of concrete benches and tables, and the installation of commemorative tiles on the backside of the press box.  Read the "Makeover" story on the El Paso Times website: .  

For more information about ordering comemmorative tiles and about the EPHS PTSA's Beautification Project, scan down on this Home Page to the content section with the white background.

Museum Features Richard Baron's Art Photography

Groundedan exhibit of photographs of the New Mexican ground, will be on display at the New Mexico Musuem of Art in Santa Fe, from 7 March through 17 August 2014.  The exhibit, curated by Katherine Ware, includes work by Aaron Siskind, Frederick Sommer, Elliot Porter, William Clift, Lee Friedlander, & others; however, the centerpiece of the photographic art is an installation of 16 prints from Still Lives, New Mexicoan ongoing project by Richard Baron of anonymous grave sites throughout the Land of Enchantment.  
Richard, an EPHS66 classmate, is a resident in the Santa Fe area who has created art through the lens of a camera for more than four decades in the US and Europe.    
The New Mexico Museum of Art is located at 107 W Palace Avenue in Santa Fe and is part of the Museum of New Mexico System:  NM Museum of International Folk Art; NM Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and New Mexico History Museum.   The Museum of Art is open 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Sunday with hours extended on Fridays until 8 PM.  Beginning the last week of May, the meuseum will open regular hours on Mondays.  Admission to the New Mexico Museum of Art is $9 for Non-Residents or $6 for New Mexico Residents.  

Tigers Varsity Volleyball & Football Schedules Posted

The quest for another championship by EPHS Volleyball gets underway on 12 August at 1-6A defending champions Coronado and another 6A powerhouse, Franklin at Franklin, on 19 August. In between, the intrepid Tigers travel to Canyon, Texas, for a tournament including  District 1-5A challengers Canutillo and Chapin.  Before district competition begins on 2 September, the Lady Tigers compete against strong fields in the Americas Tournament and Franklin's Margaret Hussman Tournament.  The regular season concludes on 28 October when the Chapin Huskies come to CD Jarvis Gym in what may be the decisive game of the newly re-conformed District 1-5A.

The varsity football season begins 29 August in RR Jones Stadium when the Tigers host Clint and seek revenge for a loss to the Lions to start the 2013 season.  The Tigers face arch-rival Austin in the Homecoming Game on 17 October.  The following week, action shifts to the Sun Bowl Stadium on Saturday, 25 October, with a tussle against the Andress Eagles.  The regular season closes with a Thursday-night game against perennial district power Chapin at the Irving HS stadium.

For details of EPHS Varsity Sports schedules, go the EPHS Athletics and click Current Season Schedules.

Read The Tatler On-Line

The EPHS student newspaper is still The Tatler but it's not a weekly anymore.  The newspaper is published bi-monthly and is available on-line.  Here's a link to the December 2013 edition of The Tatler

Link to KTSM-TV Special Report: The 1963 Battle for the Claw; the battle that never fought

This will link you to the KTSM-TV website for the story broadcast on 8 November concerning the football rivalry dating from 1930 between EPHS and Austin High and the interruption of that string of battles between the Tigers and Panthers in 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated.

"You only understand the tradition if you were blessed enough to live it."

Welcome to the El Paso High Class of 1966 website

See a satellite view of the EPHS campus via Google Earth http://googol/maps/Xwd0L.  
 EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion & EPHS Centennial Celebration

Planning for the 50-Year reunion of the El Paso High School Class of 1966 is underway. The reunion will coincide with the Centennial Celebration of EPHS (1916-2016) at it's majestic location “on the hill.” That's why this website has been created, to help bring the class back together for some fun, some reminiscing, and to keep fresh the memory of our departed classmates. Make a commitment today to be a part of the Quinquagenary Reunion: it's not a reunion without you!

The Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee has already formed and meets quarterly to plan a very special experience in 2015 or 2016. Want to volunteer or have suggestions for reunion events? Just send an E-mail through this website – first register, please. Find the Members Log-In box on this page and create your Classmate Profile. If you're not on the current list of classmates, please use the Contact Us tab on the left to get in touch. There is no cost to create a Classmate Profile and you decide what information may be displayed to other classmates.

The Organizing Committee elected these classmates to head the committee: Chairperson: Steve Blumenthal; Vice Chairperson: Bob Novick; Secretary: Doris (Chacon) Valdovinos; Treasurer: Norma (Martinez) Kernz.

Reunion Committees are forming and volunteers are welcome.

In addition to working toward a meaningful and memorable Quinquagenary Reunion, the Organizing Committee is also dedicated to assisting with the George Hodge Monument Project. You'll find information about the project honoring your classmate below on this Homepage. Your contributions for the monument project as volunteer and as donor will be appreciated.

Bookmark the website, return often, and look for new announcements as well as new Classmate Profiles. Help spread the word to other members of EPHS66 and friends from those good ol' high school days. If you Facebook, watch for news of the reunion, the centennial, and the George Hodge Monument Project at EPHS 66 Reunion 2016.

Whether as a visitor or as EPHS66, we want you to enjoy this website. Tony Baldi is the website administrator so suggestions, problems, and compliments should be addressed to him through the Contact Us tab.

Who is EPHS66? If you attended El Paso High School in the class that began as lowly 8th Graders in September 1961 and which graduated in May 1966, you are EPHS66. You needn't have attended throughout that five year period; you didn't even have to have graduated from El Paso High School; nor did you have to begin in 8th Grade: you are a member of the EPHS Class of 66 if you are a classmate and at heart an EPHS Tiger!


George Hodge Ball Park Monument Project

Available Now!  Take a virtual of tour of George Hodge Ball Park in the Photo Galleries menu tab.


A Conceptual Image displaying the George Hodge Monument at the site in the ball park where it is to be erected.

On January 8th, 2013, the El Paso Iindependent School District Board of Trustees approved an application from El Paso High School to name the new (completed in 2011) baseball & softball facility for EPHS in memory of George C. Hodge (EPHS Class of 66). The approved application included a monument concept of a tall hunk of quarried limestone on which would be attached a cast bronze plaque displaying a relief of George Hodge and a biographical sketch of him.

The El Paso High School Alumni Association has been authorized to collect donations for the George Hodge Monument Project. Contributions should be made payable to “EPHS Alumni Assn” and mailed to the following address:

EPHS Alumni Association

El Paso High School

800 E Schuster Ave

El Paso TX 79902

When sending a donation by check, please write in the Memo “George Hodge Monument” and your EPHS Class above the date (e.g., Co1966). All donations will be acknowledged. The EPHS Alumni Association is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations may be deducted for income tax purposes to the extent allowable.

Any donation is welcome, but it is asked that all donors consider a minimum contribution of $15 – the equivalent of just $1.25 per month for a year. EPISD provides no funding for this project: all funds and donated materials and services must be collected from EPHS alumni and from the community. If you can help collect in-kind donations such as contractor services, transportation for the monument stone; the stone itself; etc., please contact Steve Blumenthal or Tony Baldi, administrator for this website, through the “Contact Us” tab or “Classmates Profiles” tab.

Carl Campos (EPHS Class of 69) volunteered to provide architectural services for the George Hodge Monument Project and has created four conceptual shemes for the monument and ideas for a paved plaza with coordinated benches to surround the monument.  An EPHS committee adopted the design concept (see above) for the monument on 3 December 2013 from which final design work will be produced.  A architects rendering of the monument as it will ultimately appear within the ball park is forthcoming. That rendering will be displayed in this website, on the EPHS 66 Reunion Facebook page, on the website of the EPHS Alumni Association (, and will be used in releases to news media in El Paso.

El Paso High School Alumni Association

          • President:  Michael Montes (Class of 1997)

          • 1st Vice President & Treasurer:  Ana Cisneros (Class of 1999)

          • 2nd Vice President & Assistant Treasurer:  Rebecca Armenta Robinson (Class of 1991)

          • Secretary:  Melissa Lea Cruz (Class of 2005)

El Paso High School Alumni Association – 800 E. Schuster – El Paso, Texas 79902

Annual Dues $10.  For meeting notices, events and other information:

"You only understand the tradition if you were blessed enough to live it."



EPHS Centennial Tile Project

El Paso High School has been a part of you for decades.  Now, as the historic "School on the Hill" is preparing to observe its Centennial, El Paso High Friends & Exes has devised a way for you to become a part of EPHS, literally.  Above is the 16-inch square tile purchased by the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee with individual contributions.  The displayed tile will be installed at the school to commemorate the Centennial Celebration.  Each high relief, etched tile is custom made with from one to three lines of personalized text (limit 21 characters and spaces per line). A tile may represent a family of EPHS students, an individual, a graduating class, a business, or a message.

The price per tile is $125 payable to El Paso High Friends & Exes. 

For more information or to obtain an order form, contact EPH Friends & Exes Treasurer, Sandy Aaronson by E-mail or by phone 915-588-7888 (or use the Contact Us menu tab on the left to request an order from; be sure to include the E-mail or street address to which you want the form sent). 


Campus Enhancements Progress
Take a look at the continuing change at the corner on Schuster and Virgina. The top photo is of transformation from a weed ridden yard within a short chain-link fence to a school bus waiting area as it first appeared early in 2014.  The bottom photo is of that space now that some landscaping has been added and taken hold (April 2014)  

This is significant enhancement undertaken by the El Paso High PTSA, but it is by no means the only improvement undertaken by parents, faculty, and students to spruce-up the campus before the Centennial Celebration Year, 2016.  Additional evidence of the PTSA Outdoor Improvement Project is now displayed in an EPHS Campus photo gallery open on this website.  

Thank to the donors who made the Bus Wait Area project possible. The PTSA is still in need of donations and sponsors for these additions to the campus through the end of 2014:  Tree $200; Trash Receptacle $500; Classic 4' Bench $375; Classic 6' Bench $700; Classic Picnic Table $800; Round Table $900.  Click on the SONSORSHIP FLYER links in the EPHS ROAR below for more information.  The deadline for sponsorships is 1 January 2015.  The EPHS Class of 1966 has contributed for a new tree planted at our venerable alma mater; individual donors have contributed for additional items.

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El Paso High Is Turning 100!

The Lady on the Hill is turning 100 in 2016 and the PTSA has some very exciting projects to announce in anticipation of this historic event.

1. Because of an incredible gift by some very generous donors and the hard work and spectacular efforts of Jennifer Barr Ardovino and Desert Elements Landscape Design, LLC, the entrance along Schuster and Virginia will soon have new landscaping. Work will begin very soon. Our goal is to have this phase of the project completed by January, 2014.

2. You can participate in beautifying our beloved school and honoring your loved ones by making a general donation or purchasing trees, tables or benches for installation this Spring. All tables and benches will have a plaque stating in whose memory/honor the donation is made. All other donors’ names will be written on an El Paso High 100 Plaque, placed inside our school. Deadline for purchases is March 1. The sooner items are ordered, the sooner they may be installed. Please see the attached flier and/or go to the EPHS webpage – for more information.


3. Thanks to the generous donations of Pearson’s Tree Farm and the Christmas Tree purchases made by the following, we have planted beautiful new large oak trees at EPHS this week. We would like to thank:
Hugo Arreola, the Claflin/Crane Family, Diane Williams, Felipa Solis, Beth Lucas,
Gloria Ambler, Monica Benjamin, the Mowles Family, the Hallmark/Slavin Family, Judy Templeton, Susan Urbieta, Dan Knapp, Kristina Legan and Mike Bonilla.
The PTSA will again be selling Christmas Trees that will then be donated to EPHS. Look for a Tiger Roar announcement about this project soon.

4. El Paso High 100 will invite students to lead a national program, sponsored by El Paso Master Gardener Ileana Lazo-Kim, in partnership with Ms. Dawn Zumar. This group of students will learn about engaging in their environment and transforming spaces, all while serving and beautifying our school. Look for news about this exciting project coming soon...all students welcome. For more information you may contact Ileana L. Kim by email at
We hope you will join us in celebrating our city’s oldest high school!
If you would like to actively participate in this project or would just like further information, please contact Tricia Jay or Monica Henschel: We have many more plans to beautify our school and we could use your help to accomplish them.

EPHS Beautification Project Sponsor Sheet

EPHS is Turning 100!

PTSA OFFICERS - 2013/2014

President -
Monica Henschel

President Elect -
Victor Vazquez

1st VP-Programs -
Terri Bell

2nd VP-Membership -

Nancy Licon
Laura Leslie

3rd VP-Ways and Means -
Nancy Malooly

Secretary -
Julie Freund

Parliamentarian -
Angie Nickey

Treasurer -
Cindy Crane

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NEW (11 June 2013)

Brothers on the RunMinutes before a gang of murderous Nazis bursts into their home, nineteen year-old Gottfried and seventeen year-old Rudolf jump on their bikes and race to the German border. For the next four years, the boys ping-pong through Europe as illegal refugees fighting fear, poverty, illness, and injury. Denied entry into the United States, the boys ultimately decide to resist fascism as volunteer soldiers in the Spanish Civil War. Brothers on the Run, based on the brothers’ true story, chronicles the defining moments of their terrifying journey into manhood.

This book is the story of the fathers of two EPHS66 classmates: cousins Arlo (Ronnie F.) Kahn and Kenny Kahn. Arlo, now a physicain in Arkansas, is the son of Gottfried or Freddy Kahn; and Kenny (a psychologist now deceased) was the son of Rudolph or Rudy Kahn. Both Freddy and Rudy married after coming to the United States in 1937 and the brothers eventually settled in El Paso where six of their seven children (Pat, Gary, Marian, Ronnie, Linda, and Kenny) graduated from El Paso High School (Kenny's younger sister, Sandy, is a Coronado HS graduate). The book was written by Pat Loraine Simmons, Freddy and Fay's eldest daughter. Find more about the book, in softcover and e-book editions, at Profits from the sale of the first 250 copies will be donated to Ready Readers, a nonprofit that inspires low-income preschool children to become readers (