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In Memory

Richard Blakemore - Class of 1967








The Fugitives

World's Fair - Flushing Meadows, NY

September 2, 1965


The original band from Left to Right Rick Blakemore ('67), Bob Danylchuck ('66), Rich Leavy ('67), Bruce Lerner ('64).  (not pictured is Andy Topinka('66) who joined the band in 1966)





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01/15/14 04:59 PM #6    

Ron Braham (1967)

Tick and I spent three years in homeroom together. I will always be grateful for his introducing me to the blues and especially to the Blues Project. A really great guitarist who left the rest of us behind too soon.

10/26/14 10:12 PM #7    

Cathryn Behnke (1967)

Think of you often Rick...  My home room buddy...  A lot of memories...  Going to the Zacharly Show with the Fugitives....   Great guitar...  Remembering  you taking me to see Our Man Flint. ....   Party on Alpine Drive...   Love you and miss you...

10/27/14 07:37 AM #8    

Linda Viehoefer (Weierstall) (1967)

Missing and thinking of you and the Borg Ward!!!


10/28/14 07:01 AM #9    

Gary Vaccaro (1967)

I played in our band  "Legz" for two years

standing 4 feet away from Ricky most of

the time unless we had a nice stage. 

No one wanted to be a top Rock star 

more than he!! We had lots of fun and

Played great music for a good long while

those were the days. What a witty and

clever guy. 




10/28/14 11:50 AM #10    

Rich Leavy (1967)

Rick and I played music together in a few different projects that were all wonderful.  His talent was incredable.  More then just a band mate, Rickie was my friend and I still miss him.  Too bad the world had to miss what he was desten to become.

Rich Leavy

10/29/14 03:17 PM #11    

Linda LoPresti (1967)

One year we had a sock hop fundraiser for the Future Nurses Club.  That great band donated their services and made it a very successful event.  Such a shame - but nice that so many of his friends are remembering him.


10/30/14 01:21 PM #12    

Robert Meixner (1967)

      Not having grown up in Paramus, moved there in 9th grade, I didn't know Ricky as well as most of you. However, we did become friendly in school, and I always enjoyed being around him. R.I.P.

10/31/14 03:40 PM #13    

Ron Landauer (1967)

Rick and I had some good times together.  Will miss him....




Ron Landauer

02/06/20 09:11 PM #14    

Mike Danylchuk (1967)

I remember meeting Rick for the first time in High School. He had such a great personality and a was real  natured cut up.  I remember I was so impressed when he took out a comb, grabbed a piece of paper and made a kazoo sounding instrument and started playing the Star Spangled Banner. He was so tallented. My brother and Rick played in groups together for many years. On one of my trips back to Paramus, Rick said, "Hey Little Puck a bunch of guys are going to get together and hit the softball around."  Did I want to join them?  I was so impressed how good a baseball player Rick was.  I never knew he was such a huge Yankee fan. There was one trip where Fandango came out to SF and played a free concert at the pier at Fort Mason.  So of course I had to see them.  Latter on that evening the boys in the band joined me at my apartment complex. I remember laughing so hard in the pool and hot tub with those guys and their comic creativity influenced by champagne, smoking and creating the Great Jacuzzi. I'll never forget you Rick.

02/07/20 11:06 PM #15    

Virginia Behnke (Lutton) (1967)

Rick was my homeroom buddy, but mostly I remember him as the best biology lab partner ever! As we were dissecting that frog in Charlie Long’s class, Rick was making jokes about the poor thing and cracking me up.  Mr Long nick-named me ‘Bubbles Behnke’ because of Rick, but it sure made that class bearable! 

Miss you Rick!




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