PS duPont Class of '59

Wilmington, Delaware

Welcome to PS duPont High School Class of ’59


This blog site is dedicated to fond memories of P.S. duPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware and to the graduating class of 1959.

Here’s to our 50th Reunion to be held November 7, 2009. As time marches on for all of us, this weekend is being organized to see “old” friends and renew relationships that have been special to all of us over the years. For RSVPs, room reservations, call for memorabilia, and up-to-date info on the reunion, check out

To our health, peace, and friendships! Stay well!

Fred Kagel

July 14, 2009 - Posted by | 50th Reunion, General, Memories | , , , ,


  1. Hi Classmates-
    While reading Fred’s comments my thoughts when back to the old Dan-Dee Drive-In where buddies like Joe Lutes, Ron Shelly, Ray Richardson, Jake Getty, Bunky Bennett and Charles “Hands” Moudy used to gather at least 3 to 4 times a week for Hamburgers & Fries.
    Anyone not wanting the Hamburgers we would send someone, usually me, to Jan’s Steak House which was just a walk away for CheeseSteak Sandwiches.
    I’ve never ever tasted a better CheeseSteak in my life and everytime I think of Jan’s my mouth still waters for one of her CheeseSteak Sandwiches with grilled onions.
    Then on weekends 4 to 5 of us would pile into someone’s car and go to the Drive-In Movie just opposite the Dan-Dee Drive-In Resturant.
    I still to this day miss some of the greatest guys I’ve ever known and some of the best times I’ve ever had in my life.
    Who would have ever guess back then that at least to me some of the best days of my life would be my High School years at P.S. duPont.

    My favorite teacher back then was Math Teacher, Leon Davis, who was also the Assistant Basketball Coach and Coach of the JV Team.
    In the 10th & 11th Grade I was the Manager of the Baskeball Team and there were no greater bunch of guys that you would ever find on those Teams that included Don Goldstein (Goldy), Big Man Tom McLymore our Center, Orville Crabtree, and the player that I just idolized back then, Hennie Booth, who was a Senior when I was a Sophomore.
    I used to watch Hennie in practice and then try to imulate everything he did and even though I was just the Team Manager Hennie took the time to show me the correct way to hold the basketball when taking a “Jump Shot” and the way to hold the ball when shooting Free Throws.
    He did a great Job because as a Junior I won a Trophy representing Brown Boys Club for my Age Bracket in Free Throw Shooting, making 48 out of 50.
    Buddy Clark, the Basketball Coach and also my History Teacher was one of nicest Men I’ve ever known and he and Leon Davis really made up a great Duo in Coaching our Basketball Team.

    I remember “Senior Morning” and the stage skit that allowed some of us to performed in a fun skit called “Goldy’s Saloon Girls” with Goldy playing the Madamn and about 6 of us playing Goldy’s Saloon Gals.
    I remember when Goldy’s gals went into the Audience and we choose our Favorite Football player sitting in the Audience from our Graduating Class and then we would sit on his lap as part of the skit.
    I choose Bob Vair’s lap to sit on but you could hardly see Bob’s face for my “huge” fake Boobs.
    The entire audience was in stitches laughing with Bob just staring at my huge Boobs.
    Bob always was the “Ladies Man” and one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known and I hear that he hasn’t changed at All except the Ladies just keep getting younger and younger as Bob gets older.

    Those were the “Good Times” and when I just sit and remember they seem like just yesterday.
    Wouldn’t it be great to be able to go back in time like in the Movie “Peggy Sue Got Married”.
    Here’s to the Best Class Ever, the “Class of 59′”.

    Love & Best Wishes to All Always,
    Bob Guessford

    Comment by Bob Guessford | October 16, 2009 | Reply

  2. Dear Classmates,

    I’ve been digging through old boxes of photos and finding some real treasures. (I knew there was a reason to be a pack rat!) I’m sending some to Fred to post for all of us.

    I invite others to share some photo memories.

    You know what they say about the worth of a picture vs. words …. There’s nothing like seeing an image to bring back old memories.

    Comment by Pat Hoffman Hostetler | October 26, 2009 | Reply

  3. my husband went to p s DuPont high school and we are disputing the school colors can you help us?

    Comment by ralph ponte | August 19, 2013 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: