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January 31, 2017
This is our 25th year online!


Robin MacArthur

February 5, 1942 - January 16, 2018
Kensington, Maryland

A beautiful mother, artist, and friend, a quiet rebel, activist, peacemaker, and devoted matriarch.

Preceded in death by her parents Harry Alfred MacArthur and Eleanor Frances MacArthur (ne Mitchell), and Aunts/Uncles Jean MacArthur Lier, Alan MacArthur, John MacArthur.

Survived by many family members; her brothers John H. MacArthur (Lourdes Tudela) and Christopher MacArthur (Anna MacArthur), daughters Dawn Robyn Petrlik (Robert Rosenbaum), Joy Noel Johnson, and Karen Marie Petrlik Cox (Bruce Cox); grandchildren Tony Barbitta, Skye Dantzler, Sabrina Rosenbaum, Nicolas Cox, Angela Cox, Christopher Cox; great grandson Bentley Reedy; first cousins Karen L. "KaeLi" Schurr, Margaret MacArthur, David MacArthur, Michael Lier, Laurie Corson, Ann MacArthur, John L. MacArthur; and her Uncle Edgar MacArthur; and Aunt Sally MacArthur; and, nieces and nephews Tony, John, Molly, Joyce, Rose, Carolyn, Beverly, William, Mark, Stacy, Mariana, Andres', Katerina, Kevin, Matthew and Brian.

Robin was born in Washington DC, at Garfield Hospital, to Eleanor and Harry MacArthur, the first child of the couple. Soon after, they moved to Kew Gardens NY, while her father was a navigator during WWII. He couldn’t pass the Army physical, so he joined the Civilian Air Patrol, and flew over the Himalayas' (called 'flying the hump') delivering supplies to China. After the war, they returned to the DC area, to Porter St, where the kids could walk to the end of the block and look down into the elephant enclosure of the National Zoo. Another move to a home on Lanier St, until in 1952 the family settled on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, MD, where Robin grew up with her younger brothers. Robin graduated from Northwood High School in Silver Spring, MD in 1961. Their childhood was marked with the normal adventures of siblings which she was able to recount in this last week as family gathered to see her./strong>

Dear Northwood Classmates, while going through some old VHS tapes, I came across several hours of video from the 30th reunion in 1990. Please remember, these tapes are almost 30 years old and needed to be converted first to DVD, then to a format that the computer could read, before uploading them to YouTube, so please excuse the poor quality. The camera was usually sitting on a tripod therefore only those in front of the camera are on the tape. Not everyone at that reunion is visible and it is not the almost three hours of video recorded but there is about two hours now uploaded. Click here to view. Carol Cremonese also contributed to these videos with their camera.

Click here for a quick trip down Memory Lane!

Sent to us by the Harders

Please Help Us Find These 25 Classmates, Still Missing as of 03/31/2017

Gerald Lee Bain, Jeanette H. Bruton, Ronald Bunting, Bernard Buscher, Corinne Coleman, Richard L. Crowder, Diane C. Fox (Oden), Jeffrey Goldman, Jr., Judy Lynn (Heath), Arthur Jennings, Alice Sheila Kelly, Jane E. Logan (Babbitt), Susan Anne Marshall, Tim McCoy, Peggy Jeanne Melton, Louise Kathryn Miles, John H. Porter, Thomas E. Rigdon, Jeffrey W. Rubin, Robert Schulz, William (Bill) Smith, Martha R. Taylor (Jacobs), Joseph Thorpe, Allan James West, John Wilhelm