We are in the midst of deciding; how, where, and length of time to display and appropriately honor our fellow classmates who have passed on. All input is welcome. Any omissions and/or wrong information are purely unintentional and we ask, in advance, for your forgiveness. This page will be used for other Northland news as well.

We hoping to have a blog install on this site in the very near future - keep checking back

Northland High is having a clothing drive for the school. They are looking for casual pants, sweat pants, shirts, skirts/dresses and belts in good condition in all sizes. Northland needs them for kids caught between extra-curricular activities and home, school accidents ( i.e. mash potatoes in your lap at lunch, corrosives on the clothes from science class), school projects, etc.

Contact Ric Johnson for drop off points

Joe Heasley, a Northland 77 grad, is an assistant coach for our NHS baseball team and is looking for sponsors for the high school boys summer league teams.  He can be reached at jahgcc .  Any donations would be appreciated these are good kids and they deserve support just like we got growing up. Pay it Forward!   I, for one, would like to congratulate Joe on the great work he does.


We are trying to gauge interest in an Alumni Softball tournament.  Contact Sean Milner 86 at  if interested.



Sandusky, Lynn E.   (Hedges)  class of 91


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SANDUSKY Lynn E. Sandusky, 35, of Gahanna, formerly of Columbus, passed away on August 1, 2008 at home. She was born on June 18, 1973 in Columbus. Lynn bravely fought a 2 year battle with cancer, yet never lost her sense of humor, zest for life or her compassion for others. Lynn is survived by her soul mate and devoted husband, Michael; step-sons, Zachary and Dillon; and her furry children, Maximus and Mollie. Also her loving parents, Ed and Linda Hedges of Lancaster, Ohio; and brother, Jon Hedges of Columbus, Ohio. Wonderfully loving grandfather-in-law, Arnold Johnson (PawPaw); father and mother-in-law, John and Susie Sandusky; brother and sister-in-law, John and Jana Sandusky, Jennifer and Dan Burkett; and special nephews, Jason, Jordan and Jeremy Sandusky; and a niece, Valerie Matteson; as well as many other loving and caring family members, and friends from all over, who were blessed to share her life. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 1 p.m., Mifflin Presbyterian Church, at 123 Granville St., Gahanna, Ohio to celebrate the life of Lynn Sandusky. Pastor Stephanie Boaz will officiate. The family would like to request that in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to one the following services or charities, Mt Carmel Hospice at, OSU's The James Cancer Research at, the Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research at in Lynn's name, or the Columbus Area Human Society at Sign the online guestbook at

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on 8/3/2008

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Daniel, Jay R.   class of 72


DANIEL Jay R. Daniel, age 54, Wednesday, May 21, 2008, Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Graduate Northland High School, Class of 1972. Former member of The National Guard. Survived by parents, Owen B. and Jeanne Daniel; sister, Becky (Larry) Rish; brothers, Jeff Daniel, Tim (Annette) Daniel, Paul (Sherry) Daniel; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral service Saturday 4 p.m., EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., where friends may call 2 hours prior to service. Pastor P. James Freshour officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cat Welfare Association. Sign the online guestbook at

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on 5/23/2008

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Gouhin, Timothy John   class of 80
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GOUHIN Timothy John Gouhin, 46, died Saturday, August 2, 2008. Tim is survived by parents, Tom and Nadine Gouhin; and brother, Brian Gouhin. Tim was a graduate of
Northland High School and received a Bachelors of Science in Education from The Ohio State University. He was a member of the American Philatelist Association and an avid stamp collector. Tim was also a published poet. Tim was a lifelong member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1300 Urban Drive, Columbus, Ohio, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2008, with Father Petry officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences to Sign the online guestbook at
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from 8/4/2008 - 8/5/2008
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Porter, Stevan   class of  72


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PORTER Stevan Porter, President of the Americas for InterContinental Hotels Group, passed away at his home in La Canada, CA, on Thursday, August 7, 2008 following a struggle with cancer. Steve was a resident of Atlanta, GA, La Canada, CA, and Manhattan Beach, CA. He was 53. Steve was recognized for integrity, enthusiasm, and passion in all facets of his life, including his career in the hospitality industry. Over the course of 32 years, Steve worked for Stouffer Hotels as a management trainee, later as an executive for Promus Hotels and Hilton Hotels, and, in 2001, as chief operating officer for the Americas for InterContinental Hotels Group. In 2002, he assumed the role of President. Steve also was a member of InterContinental's Board of Directors. A leader both professionally and personally, Steve served as an industry expert and was active with several philanthropic organizations. His popularity and innovative thinking put him in demand to appear at events around the world; his genuine warmth and compassion cemented lasting friendships with all whom he touched. Steve was on the Board of Directors of the IAHI Owner's Association, was the immediate past chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Government Affairs Committee, was on the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council, and served as Executive-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee. He also was named vice chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable and, in 2006, was named chairman of the Discover America Partnership, an effort headed by some of America's foremost business leaders to strengthen the image of the United States across the globe. Additionally, Steve was active with UNICEF, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the United Way, and the Center for Elimination of Violence in the Family. In 2005, Steve was awarded the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Corporate Responsibility Award; in 2004, he received the B'nai B'rith Community Service Award; and, in 2003, he was presented with the prestigious Oglethorpe Sword on behalf of the British American Business Group. A native of Columbus, OH, Steve was a graduate of Miami University and obtained his Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. He was a lifetime alumni member of Miami University, belonged to Miami University's Red and White Club, was a member and past chairman of the Business Advisory Council for the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University, and held membership in the 1831 Society at Xavier University. Above all, Steve was devoted to his family. His memory will live on in his wife of 32 years, Francey. Steve and Francey met at Miami University in Oxford, OH, and were married one week after graduation. Together, they enjoyed raising two sons, Steve Jr. and Charlie. The family's love of their husband and father remains in Steve's absence. Steve was preceded in death by his mother Patricia Anspach Porter, and sister Sherry Feeser, both of whom died of cancer. He is survived by his father, Evart Dean Porter of FL; and his brother, Scott Porter of VA; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His mother and father-in-law, Eva and Walter Page of Columbus, OH; and daugher-in-law, Michelle Rakiec Porter, also grieve his passing. Steve inspired life and joy in family, friends, colleagues and strangers alike. He lived his life as a model for all, and it is under the light of his beaming smile that all those whose lives he improved send him off to a better place: "Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!" (Oh, The Places You'll Go, Dr. Seuss) A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA, on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. In Steve's honor, his family requests donations be made to Miami University and the American Cancer Society. Sign the online guestbook at

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on 8/10/2008

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Williams Jr., Conrad R. "Rusty"   class of 73


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WILLIAMS, Jr. Conrad R. "Rusty" Williams, Jr., 53, of Dublin, went to be with the Lord on Sunday August 10, 2008. He was a longtime Information Technology Analyst in Columbus, OH. Graduate of Northland High School 1973 and The Ohio State University 1977 where he was a member of the OSU Marching Band 1973 and 1974. Member of OSU and TBDBITL Alumni Clubs. Graduate of Central Michigan University 1988 where he received a Masters in Administration. He had interest in jazz, fine art, painting, snow skiing and golf. Preceded in death by father Conrad R. Williams Sr. Survived by wife, Joan; daughter, Lauren; son, Alexander; mother, Lucille Williams of Columbus; brothers, Terry (Becky) Williams of Delaware and Matthew (Amy) Williams of Westerville; sister, Connie (Greg) Schwepe of Lewis Center; brother-in-law, Richard (Sally) Rowe of Cottageville, WV; sister-in-law, Margaret (L. E. "Bud") Burke of Richmond, VA; and many other relatives and friends. Member of Indian Run United Methodist Church, 6305 Brand Rd., Dublin, OH 43016 where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008. Burial Dublin Cemetery following the service. Family and friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME at POWELL, 450 West Olentangy St.(Powell Rd./St.Rt.750/1/4 mile east of Sawmill Pkwy.) Powell, OH 43065. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund for Lauren and Alexander Williams at any National City Bank (checks should be made to either Lauren Williams with acc't # ending in 69 and Alexander Williams with acc't # ending in 37) condolences to Sign the online guestbook at

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from 8/11/2008 - 8/12/2008

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