Martha Johnson Miller

Martha J. Miller, 73, passed away suddenly on December 7, 2022 in Columbus. Martha grew up in Worthington, where she formed numerous lifelong, treasured friendships. She is survived by her husband Terry Miller, her son Tim Miller and her brother James Johnson. Martha was a superb student, and her thirst for knowledge was perpetual, so she read avidly throughout her life. She was a valedictorian of Bishop Watterson High School and an honors graduate of Ohio Dominican University. Martha became a member of the Ohio Dominican President’s Club and served on multiple university planning bodies. Martha was an indefatigable doer of good deeds. Martha sang in the Immaculate Conception Church funeral choir for decades. Martha essentially functioned as an extra mom to some of Tim’s childhood mates, and she was the mother to a succession of cherished canine and feline adoptees. A memorial service will be held on January 24, 2023, the 74th anniversary of Martha’s birth, at noon at the Chapel of Christ the King in Sansbury Hall on the campus of Ohio Dominican University. Read full obituary »

Wednesday Get-Together!

Now that the excitement from our 55th Anniversary Reunion has subsided, and Phil Mumm is paying a visit, it’s time to get together again. All alumni and family and friends are welcome. As always, it’s an opportunity to share experiences, 1963 and since, with those of us who have fallen out of contact or are in our daily golf foursome, and everywhere in between.

When: Wednesday October 5; 4:00 p.m.
Cost: None, unless you wish to order food or beverage.
Where: Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
4109 N. High Street, 43214 (keeping it close to home!)
West side of High Street near Glenmont Ave., south of BWHS, north of Whetstone Park & Library.

Phil, having been away for awhile, promises to be there. If you’re in town or close-by, come and enjoy the fun times.

John Fallon, RIP!

John Thomas Fallon, Jr., 74 of Columbus, OH, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 9, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marie and Jack Fallon, brother Michael Fallon, nephew Brian Lange and brother-in-law Robert Overman.

John will be greatly missed by sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy Overman of Columbus, OH, Pat and Clark Lange of Ava Maria, FL, Chris and Mike Hilty, Suzy and John Echenrode and Michelle and Bill McGarity all of Columbus, OH, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as many extended family and friends who he loved dearly.

John attended Immaculate Conception School, Bishop Watterson High School and North High School. He then served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971, when he was honorably discharged. He then spent his adult life working in the food and beverage industry working in bars and pubs in Columbus and Buckeye Lake. A loyal Buckeye fan, John loved to collect Buckeye memorabilia. But his real passion was gardening which filled him with much satisfaction in recent years. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Memorial service will be at Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, 9571 High Street, Lewis Center, OH on Saturday May 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM and graveside burial immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of John Fallon to Immaculate Conception Church Grotto Restoration Fund, 414 E. N. Broadway St., Columbus, OH 43214; or to The VA Central Ohio Healthcare System (757).

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May Happy Hour!

It’s Spring at long last—late May should be perfect weather for an outdoor happy hour—with plenty of indoor space if we do need to escape rain/hail/wind/tornado or anything else that Central Ohio can throw out there!!

Jody Keefe Ryan and Rocky Amicon

Jody Keefe Ryan and Rocky Amicon

Molly Siemer Carty and Kathy Picl Rosati

Molly Siemer Carty and Kathy Picl Rosati


Wednesday, May 25, 2022
4:00 PM til ?
Woodlands Backyard Bar
668 Grandview Avenue, Columbus 43215
(614) 488-2114

A couple dozen attended our April get-together. Hopefully with the weather improving and the ability to be outdoors we will see an even larger crowd this month! We are all getting older, but for certain we’re still young-at-heart! Would love to see as many of you as possible! Please spread the word!!


55th Anniversary RSVP

The final attendance count is needed in less than 4 days (May 9, before 3:00 p.m.) for our 55th Anniversary Class of ’67 Reunion in July. We already have a large number of RSVPs, yet not everyone has checked in, so if you have not already done so, we’d like to hear from you; please RSVP to Tracie. If you’re bringing a spouse/guest, please include their name with your RSVP.

Event Details

Bishop Watterson Class of 1967 Reunion
Saturday July 9, 2022; 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Griggs Boathouse
3033 Thoburn Road, Columbus 43221

The $60 (p/p) fee includes food (cookout catered by PC Events on the Scioto River, a beautiful location!), adult as well as non-alcoholic beverages. And some of the best people around! We anticipate having music of some sort (preferably we can talk Jimmy Lee out of retirement for one more gig!) Come on Jimmy! You can do it! If not, we’ll supply other music.

Payment is made to Tracie McGarity via either Venmo or a check (3800 Lyon Dr, Columbus, OH 43220). If any questions, call me at (614) 395-9777. We will take walk-in guests who pay at the door but greatly prefer prior payment! We look forward to seeing you in two short months, or maybe even at the upcoming May get-together.

— Tracie McGarity

Street Players’ party!

Fifty-eight years after the “Mystics” I’m still playing in a band! After years of playing with bands such as Five Mighty People, I joined the Street Players in 1991.

The band is celebrating its 42-year anniversary on March 26 at Villa Milano Banquet & Event Center (1630 Schrock Road, Columbus, 43229). The celebration includes reserved-seat buffet dinner following which the Street Players take the stage from 8pm to 11pm to put on a great show.

Tickets are $40 p/p or $350 for a table of ten. More details are found on our Facebook page. Would love to see and entertain you there!

— Steve

Class Reunion 2022

Here are more detailed plans set for our Class Reunion at our 55th Anniversary:

Bishop Watterson Class of 1967 Reunion
Saturday July 9, 2022; 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Griggs Boathouse
3033 Thoburn Road, Columbus 43221

Casual Cookout
Catered by PC Events
$60 p/p; Cash Bar

It is now less than six months away, so make sure it’s in your calendar now and start to make any arrangements to attend. We’re so looking forward to spending the evening together! See more details»

Robert “Bob” Cotter

Robert Ross “Bob” Cotter, age 72, of Marysville, died peacefully Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at his home. A retired educator, he served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and coach. With a career spanning 40 years, Bob was a former principal at both Fairborn High School and Warren High School and served most of his tenure at Marysville, where he taught and was assistant principal at Marysville High School. His coaching career included varsity football and varsity wrestling. For many summers, he was the Marysville Municipal Pool manager and sports editor and writer for the Marysville Journal Tribune. A 1967 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School, he received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree from Wright State University. Bob was skilled in so many areas, as he wasn’t afraid of hard work. He was a dearly devoted husband, father and grandfather.

An avid reader, golfer and Neil Diamond fan, he was known for “never knowing a stranger” and his storytelling. Bob loved to help and serve others. His positions of servitude included, an honorable discharged member of the US Army, a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, …

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Underwood Funeral Home [Marysville] where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville, Ohio.

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Our deepest condolences to classmate Kathy and family! Save us a place, Bob!

Mark Barrett, Gone Ahead

Mark J. Barrett, age 72, passed away on December 8, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Mark graduated from Bishop Watterson in 1967 then became a MP in the Army and was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for Heroism. He furthered his education and was a graduate of Park College class of 1976 and Capital University class of 1982.

He originally started March 30, 1970 as a Deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s office—he was promoted to a Sergeant October 7, 1979—was promoted to Inspector… He retired January 31, 2014 as Chief Deputy.

Friends may call Tuesday, December 14 from 4pm – 7pm at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 West Broad, where service will be held at 10:30am Wednesday, Fr. Leo Connolly officiating.

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Sail On, Mary Lynn!

Mary Lynn (Hall) Stillinger died early Friday morning, November 26, 2021 at Brookdale Marysville after a brief illness. She was a fighter till the end; she is now looking over her loved ones as a very special guardian angel. Mary Lynn was born September 29, 1949 in Columbus to the late Lawrence and Mildred Hall. She was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Joan Hall. She was a graduate of the Mount Carmel School of Nursing and was incredibly proud of being a registered nurse.

A very spiritual lady, her faith meant a lot to her throughout her life, and her love of angels embodied her love for her faith. She treasured Lake Erie, and spent her free time boating up at Marblehead with her husband, Mike Stillinger. While she loved many aspects of her life, nothing compared to the love Mary Lynn held for her grandbabies and being their Mimi. They were her greatest joy.

Read Mary Lynn’s entire obituary at Ingram Funeral Service.