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12/15/17 01:09 PM #1    

Robert Gentet (1957)

The following obituary is from The Journal:

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Paul Joseph Zapf, 63, died Feb. 5 of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Zapf, a former elder of the Worldwif Church of God and the Associated Churches of God, was born in Festus, MO, June 8, 1942. When he was 15 he and his family began attending services of the Radio Church of God, including festivals near Big Sandy, Texas. When Mr. Zapf came to Ambassador College, Pasadena, in 1958 at age 16, he was the youngest student to have entered AC. The WCG's Web site noted that Mr. Zapf is credited with beginning the selling of concession-stand items by students during the annual Rose Parade to help pay for student activities including field trips. He is survived by five children, Aletha Zapf Buckley, Katrina Zapf-McMillan, Elizabeth Triplett, Derek Zapt nd Carita Zapf; six grandchildren; his former wife, Patsy (Patterson) McHale; and a sister, Sarah Sneider.

12/16/17 04:53 AM #2    

Sarah Ellen Lingo (Baumgartner) (1959)

Was it 1958 that Paul Zapf entered Ambassador College?   I graduated from H.S. in 1956 and then went two years to Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  Then I worked 1 year at the SW Bell Telephone Co.  I met the Zapfs at the St. Louis WCOG church and learned of the Zapfs going from St. Louis, MO to Pasadena, CA to take Paul to Ambassador College.  I had recently been baptized by the pastor at St. Louis (and cannot remember his name) and was advised to apply to AC which I did.  I was accepted and the Zapfs took me to Pasadena with Paul, their son.  Sarah was along for the ride also.  Anyway I was thinking that it was 1959 that Paul and I entered AC as students.  I would have to check an old Envoy to find out the entry date.  I graduated and quite a few years later married Ralph Baumgartner who came down from Canada to work as an engineer at the Buildings and Grounds department.  He came on a student visa until he got his green card.  We met and married.  Ralph will be 82 in January, 2018 and I will be 80 in May, 2018.  We are both in relatively good health.  I wonder what happened to Connie Sandoval (Reinnecius?) and her husband.  Also Marlys Jantz who married a veterinarian and moved to Big Sandy.  Ralph and I walked away from WCOG (Denver, CO church) about 1973 or 1974.  We wonder what happened to those that we knew back then. 

Sarah Ellen Lingo (now Baumgartner)

We have one son, Curtis Wayne Baumgartner, who now lives in Los Angeles, CA.  Ralph and I are in Springfield, MO.

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