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Peter Scarborough Blue Obituary

It is with deep sorrow that we have been informed of the sudden passing of our classmate Peter Blue. Peter was caring, humorous, talented, and socially aware. He will be greatly missed.


Peter Scarborough Blue


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Peter Scarborough Blue died suddenly Friday, August 30, 2019. Born in Cody, Wyoming, Peter grew up in St. Louis, Mo. and Webster Groves, graduating from Webster Groves HighSchool in 1973 and attaining his BA degree in theatre arts from Webster College.

His entire life was spent working as a theatre technician which led to his traveling throughout the UnitedStates, parts of Canada, the Caribbean, and Singapore. Some notable theatres where Peter served as a technician: The Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger,Washington DC, PlayMakers Repertory Co., Chapel Hill, NC, Municipal Opera, St. Louis, MO,and St. Louis Repertory, Webster Groves,Mo.

After settling in Sarasota he became a member ofthe local 412 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees working on stage crews for the Asolo Theatre and the VanWezel.

Peter is survived by his mother, Sue Blue, Sarasota, FL,brothers Chris Blue, Madison, WI, Robert Blue, Staten Island, NY, sister Robynne Blue Axtman,Sarasota, FL and St.Louis, MO, half-brother Scott Blue, Atlanta, GA, niece Emily Majeski, great niece, Margaret Majeski, St. Peters, MO, aunts and many cousins.

Peter’s cremains will be interred in the Scarborough Family plot at Manasota Memorial cemetery.

New WGHS step/repeat banner donated by the class of 1973

We are pleased to announce that your class of 1973 has donated and now delivered a brand new step/repeat banner to the Webster Groves Alumni Relation Dept.


Chaired by Martha Reitz Kratzer and Anne Davis Grothe the banner was officially presented to Pat Voss on behalf of Alunmi Relations.

The need for the banner and the majority donation was the idea of classmate Holly Williams Thomas. Without her generosity this gift may not have been possible.


The banner is now available for a variety of School District related events such as Reunions, sporting events, welcome days,recruiting and other activities.

We are proud of this type of gift that will be of use for many years to come. Please note the class of 1973 is acknowleged at the bottom of the banner.


Jay Carl Ferger Obituary

Jay Carl Ferger

Ferger, Jay Carl Jay was a master of murals, scenic design and a talented artist. He was Assistant Art Director of the Muny for 6 seasons and a proud menber of the Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze. He had a prolific career in design. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. The world will be less colorful with him not in it.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 4, 2019

It is with deep personal sadness that we report the passing of our classmate Jay Ferger. For all of us who knew Jay we will miss his genuine friendly personality and will admire his professional accomplishments of unique creativity.  We will miss you greatly our friend. 

If anyone has the specifics of the planned memorial service please send them to anyone on the reunion committee and we will try to post to this website.

Thank you Class of 1973
45th Reunion Fund Raiser Update

Class of 1973 Rocks

In recognition of a generous $1,000 donation from our class of 1973 for the Jerry Knight Auditorium renovation project a plaque with the words "Class of 1973 Rocks will appear on 2 premium seats in Row D  #10 & 11. 

The plaques are expected to arrive sometime in June.  

We sincerely Thank the many of you who contributed to this project. We also thank Martha Reitz Kratzer for woking with Pat Voss to secure these premium seats.

We look forward to having these seats provide an enduring reminder of our class and improved audience experience.


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