Copley High Class of '72
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COPLEY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972 50TH REUNION (yes, you're that old)
(all activities are optional, pick and choose what you want to attend)

Here's a list of classmates who are planning to attend!


Friday, September 16:

  • 1 p.m. Nine holes of golf at Good Park, 530 Nome Avenue, Akron 44320

  • 4 p.m. Informal gathering at the Holiday Inn Express at 3150 W. Market Street, Fairlawn, OH 44333
    • Food and drink at your own expense
    • There are special rates at the Holiday Inn Express, if you'd like to book a room over the weekend. Call 330-666-4131 and mention the Copley Class Reunion, or book online at http://www.holidayinn.com/Akron-West and use code COP.

Saturday, September 17:

    10:45 a.m. Tour of Copley High School building which will last about an hour.
    • Text Kris (King) Chapman at 330-808-2102 if you'd like to attend.

  • 12 p.m. noon Lunch at Skyway–just like old times.
    • Text Kris (King) Chapman at 330-808-2102 if you'd like to attend.

  • 5:30 p.m. Cocktails (cash bar), dinner at 7 p.m., and a short program at 8 p.m. at Portage Country Club..
    • Dinner buffet includes chicken with smoked gouda cream sauce and crispy bacon, grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce, chef-carved prime rib of beef served with pan jus and horseradish cream, mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and Italian or White French dressings, sea salt Yukon Gold potatoes, buttered sugar snap peas with matchstick carrots, rolls, butter, and dessert.
    • To reserve a spot (or two), and pre-pay for a dinner ($65.00), contact Karen Schwab Bader at 330-864-1863 (landline) OR email at sevenrus@aol.com and mail a check to her at 81 Clemmer Avenue, Akron, OH 44313 made out to Karen Bader. Reservations for dinner are needed by September 1.



Many thanks to Tim Wigal for volunteering to create a playlist for our Saturday evening event. He would like to compile tunes that were meaningful for us, so please send your favorite titles and the dedication to Tim at tlwigal@uci.edu.

We would like to display a photo slideshow accompanied by a play list of songs from our high school era. If you'd like to help with this, want to contribute photos, etc., please email CopleyHS1972@gmail.com.

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Special Project:

As we continue to refine details of our Class of 1972 50th Reunion weekend, we would like to let you know of a philanthropic opportunity designed to help us celebrate the gift of education that we each received. We would like to help the Copley Outreach Center purchase a new HVAC system, and we are hoping to raise $12,000 for that project.

The mission of the Copley Outreach Center, started in 1995 by Guardian Angel Catholic Church and the Copley United Methodist Church, is to support families in the community who need food. Additionally, they began specifically serving students who qualify for the Copley Cares program of the Copley-Fairlawn City School District through providing bags of food each weekend of the school year.

Our classmate, Maryann (Mink) Henry, is now the Director of the Center. Through grants and business support, she has renovated the historic building over the past two years. The last thing needed is the new HVAC system.

Donating to this cause will enable us to “give back” to the community that supported us through the years; for some of us, that was kindergarten through senior year — 13 years!

No gift is too small. Together, we can truly make a difference.

For more information and to make a donation, please visit this special page at Copley Outreach Center.

When you make a donation, please be sure to use the drop-down menu and tap Class of ’72 so that we can track our total in the months to come.


Also see our Facebook group.

Email CopleyHS1972@gmail.com with any questions and comments.


This page updated 6/9/22.

Please check the "Missing" list - we are trying to find contact information for these classmates.