A small world after all

10 Jun

Another classmate finishes her race.

Less than six months to our 50th reunion, we have received the sad news of the death of  Fran Baker Fabish in June of 2006. Fran was a graduate of Northwestern University (1964) and married to Rich Fabish in June of that same year.

Rich sent along a picture taken in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2005 at their youngest  (Debbie) daughter’s apartment there in 2005. That makes at least two of us from the Class of ’60 with Turkish connections.

Turkey is a fascinating country that actually sits in two continents, Istanbul straddling the Bosporus Strait. My wife and I visited there in 1986 when our son was stationed in Adana in the US Air Force. Perhaps other of our classmates have had the joy of seeing Turkey. If so please leave your comment.

The mosque that used to be a church.

Saint Sophia with the “two” Istanbuls in the horizon. Turkey is a country that is very much in the news today. It is also the land of much of the history of the early Christian church and therefore it was thrilling to visit places I had only read about before in the Bible. We flew in from Greece on Turkish airlines and traveled extensively by rental car. We’d love to go back.

Thank you Rich for sharing this news of Fran with her classmates. We will add Fran to our “memoriam” list and try to get a link to her bio for a more complete remembrance of her life. Please accept our belated condolences for your loss of your beloved wife of 42 years.


2 Responses to “A small world after all”

  1. Rich Fabish March 3, 2014 at 10:55 pm #

    I’m Fran’s husband, Rich. I was just goggling Fran’s name, and this page came up. This is one of my favorite pictures of Fran, and I have it in the living room. She was 62 years old in this picture, and still beautiful. It has been 8 years since she died, and I still miss her every day.

    • Toddy2 March 4, 2014 at 6:53 am #

      Thank you Rich – We’re glad that you were still able to find this post via google & left a personal update. Our class of ’60 was a special class- it was the best of times in many ways.
      Fran was among a number of others that did not live to see our 50th Reunion but we tried to include them in our memories w/ gratitude for their lives. No doubt you have also many precious memories of your years together.
      As you honor what would be your 50th anniversary may you be comforted by her life well lived which blessed many.

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