He was kind, fun, a great athlete and I guess a bit troubled. David Abelson Dawn's mother and my mother were friends before either one of us were even born. She was a beautiful and talented woman who was very involved in school activities.
I remember her fashion sense as being "eclectic" and she was definitely a woman before her time. Elaine Perry is my cousin thru my father (Lenny Kohn). Perry, please keep an eye on the rest of us and say hello to Nana for me.
Bruce went through some difficult times, but even at his worst moments, he would give you the shirt off his back, and maybe the pants too, if that would make you laugh. Stewart Fox, 1972 I can still see Bruce the first time I met him. No matter what the occasion, Bruce had us laughing.He was always a good friend, ready to listen and I always knew I would walk away smiling.Life has it turns and Lance spun around in confusion. He was a loving father to their six children, Alice (Craft) Napolitano, Barbara (Craft) Dawo, Dorothy (Craft) De Franco, Burton Craft Jr., Paul Craft and Peter Craft. He wanted to travel around the world in a sailboat. His hair was so platinum blonde, it was almost white, with a reddish brown goatee. He loved to scuba dive and snorkel daily off Beach 5th Street. Anyway, still have to share some memories of Steve. Ronnie Kamm Tellerman While not a friend of Alan's, I did know his brother Steve and remember when Alan was on the FRHS football team, and later, when he would play paddleball at Bch. Arnie Wetzler is right, many people were afraid of him - but knowing the Wetzler family at the time, I don't think that Arnie would have cared for him if he didn't have some qualities that others never got the chance to see. Once, my foot got caught in the spokes of the wheel, Alan and I got full of splinters from the boardwalk.I don't dwell on those bad times, just the GRAND times. Warren Mitchell I just recently found out that Joyce has passed on. He also was a loving grandfather to thirteen grandchildren. While working for Republic he lost two fingers off his left hand. We are sure there isn't one day that goes by and someone doesn't think of him. Steve Elkin was one of the funniest kids I'd ever known. Then he took me to Jerry's Kinishes and the fudgy-wudgys man on the beach where he later bought me an icebar...let's not forget about Lenny's "Fascination", when he used to chase me home in the wee hours and "Ellies" luncheonette, where I spent most of my high school days cutting classes and my brother, kicking my butt for it.Teri Cooper Sobek, Class of 1963 David was extraordinary in so many ways - charismatic, talented, handsome, and genuinely beloved.
He was a preternaturally gifted musician, but most of all, he was an extraordinary friend.Those of us that played ball with this incredible athlete, ate breakfast every morning with him (don't take his fries!) when the football team went to Ellie's, or enjoyed his big smile in the hallway, will always remember this special person.I hadn't seen or spoken to Bruce in many years but was and still am very close to his cousin Amy so somehow, I always felt close to Bruce.I will always remember him with a smile Sharon (Stein) States, FRHS 1972 I was pleased to see that Lance had been remembered.Always a ladies man, he flirted with her the whole time. Bruce owned a small motor bike and let my friend take it for a ride. For years, his friends borrowed and stole from his "routines".