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02/01/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Bud Lankes

John M. Lankes
(06 Apr 1917 - 30 Jan 2010)

Morrison High School Class of 1933

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news to report today.    Bud Lankes, Morrison High School Class of 1933, father of    Elizabeth Lankes (Hampton HS - '71) of VA,       Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA, John Lankes (Hampton HS), and Robert Lankes (Hampton HS), passed away in Hampton on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the age of 92.

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HAMPTON - John M. 'Bud' Lankes, 92, passed away Jan. 30, 2010.

He was born on April 6, 1917, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Julius J. and Edee Bartlett Lankes. He had been a Peninsula resident since 1925. Mr. Lankes graduated from Morrison High School in 1933, and attended Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He graduated from the Bliss Electrical School in Takoma Park, Md., now Montgomery College, in 1939. In 1982, he retired from Newport News Shipbuilding, after a 42-year career as an electrical designer. He was a member of the Peninsula Retired Men's Club.

Preceding him in rest are his wife, Mary Todd Lankes; and his sister, Elizabeth Lankes Howard.


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Surviving members of his family include his four children, Elizabeth F. Lankes, Jean M. Lankes, John E. Lankes, and Robert W. Lankes; brother, J.B. Lankes of Hampton; and sister, Emily L. Fournier of Seaford.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 35010, Richmond, VA 23235.

Service arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from February 1 to February 2, 2010.
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February 01, 2010
I knew Bud for a long time, and his demise ends an era of tough people who lived through some tough times. He will truly be missed. My sincere condolences to the family.
Tom Waters

~ Tom Waters, Lively, Virginia

February 01, 2010

My deepest condolences to Elizabeth, Jean, and the rest of the family. Very sorry for your loss.

~ Frank Vretos, Parker, Colorado
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February 01, 2010

To Mr. Lankes' family, I WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. I WISH I COULD HAVE MET this great man BEFORE I DID. I hope you all are at peace knowing that your dad is truly where he wanted to be. I enjoyed his stories, and listening to whatever he wanted to talk about. I will miss him. He was very happy with all his family. I hope these words will comfort you through these tough times ahead. Jean, Betty, John and Robert, he truly loved you all. Thank you for letting me in, even for a brief time, to know him and enjoy his company, Thank You, Kellie.
~ Kellie Goodman, Hampton, Virginia
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February 02, 2010
My deepest sympathy to Elizabeth and the entire Lankes family.
~ Ann Etheridge, Myersville, Maryland

February 02, 2010

My heartfelt condolences to Betty and all of her family. I hope you find comfort in memories of good times past and may God grant you strength in the upcoming months.
~ Mary Helen Gregory, Lorton, Virginia

February 02, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jean and Lankes family.
~ Gary Whaley, Dillwyn, Virginia

February 02, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to Elizabeth and the Lankes family.
~ Nello Caramat, Alexandria, Virginia

February 04, 2010

My deepest sympathies to Jean and the entire Lankes family.
~ Steven Massey, Newport News, Virginia



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Lankes family and their friends at this difficult time.

      From Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - 72) of VA - 02/01/10, 11:24 AM - "RE: With Sincerest Condolences":

     Elizabeth Lankes (Hampton HS - '71) of VA - 02/01/10, 4:45 PM - "RE: With Sincerest Condolences":

Dear Carol,
Thank you so much for honoring our Dad's memory with your Memorial page. It's kind words and deeds like yours that give us comfort at a sad time like this.
Elizabeth and Jean Lankes

   It was my honor, Betty and Jeanie - and again, you have my deepest sympathy.

      From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 02/01/10 - "Swinging_J_J_Lankes":


In your note about the passing of 
 John M. 'Bud' Lankes, it mentioned that his father was Julius J. Lankes.  I assume that he is the same as the Virginia artist, J. J. Lankes.  
  My parents framed a set of his woodcuts, and had them displayed on our living room wall.  

I have a number of them.  I scanned "Swinging", which is from "Virginia Woodcuts", Copyright by J. J. Lankes, 1930. Published by The Virginia Press, Inc., Newport News, Va.


   Oh, my! See how linked and intertwined we all are!

   Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Cousin Henry!


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Adagio for Strings

- Samuel Barber
(9 Mar 1910 - 23 Jan 1981)

Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (sequenced by Bjorn Lengton) midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 02/10/05
Thanks, Dave!

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of 02/10/05

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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