Welcome to the Highland Park Class Of 1971 web site.
Larry Lee Weckbaugh passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2020 due to complications of cardiac arrest. He was born in Topeka, Kansas on May 7, 1953 to Ethel and Lee Weckbaugh. Larry attained the rank of Eagle Scout at the young age of 14, graduating in 1971 from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. He was appointed to the Naval Academy, graduating with the class of 1975. Following graduation, Larry attended nuclear power school and then was assigned to the USS Texas CGN39. He served in the Navy for 5 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the reserve. Following his time in the Navy, he joined Baltimore Gas and Electric at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. His 38 year career began at Baltimore Gas and Electric and spanned to Exelon. On June 6, 2014, Larry retired as the Exec Director of the supply chain for 5 nuclear power plants on the East Coast.
Larry was involved with Calvert Hospice, the Calvert County Chamber of commerce. In retirement he devoted himself to veterans issues, receiving an appointment by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Maryland Veterans Home Commission.
He married Raleigh Renick, of Rocky Mount, VA on October 22nd 1977 in Williamsburg, VA. Following his navy career, they moved to Dunkirk, Maryland in 1980. Larry is preceded in death by his parents Ethel and Lee Weckbaugh. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Raleigh Renick Weckbaugh; his children Todd (Andrea) Weckbaugh of Fishers, IN and Casey Kwitkin (Gary) of Catharpin, VA, his 5 grandchildren Addison, Carolyn, Connor, Camden and Cooper; His brothers Gary (Marcia) Weckbaugh of Topeka Kansas and brother Terry Weckbaugh of Kansas City, Kansas; in laws, Rev. Van and Kathryn Renick, of Rocky Mount, VA and brother-in-law Van Renick, Jr of Roanoke, VA along with his nephew, nieces and numerous cousins.
Memorial contributions in memory of Larry Weckbaugh can be made to Charolette Hall Veterans home for specialty wheelchairs.
Please mail to:
Charolette Hall Veterans Home
29449 Charolette Hall Road
Charolette Hall, MD 20622
(Please place in the memo line that your donation is for “specialty wheelchairs.”)
The class of 1970 has invited graduates for all the years that would have joined them in the halls. If you are interested in attending please join the Facebook group "HPHS 1970 REUNION TOPEKA KANSAS" for the details. Their reunion will be taking place September 25th and 26th, 2020.
….. to the HPHS Class of 1971 website on ClassCreators.com - built and maintained by HPHS 1971 Alumni. Our purpose is to provide a free and ad-free social networking site for the members of the class of ’71 (and the occasional special guest).