In Memory

John Sexton (Faculty)

John Sexton (Faculty)

John M. Sexton passed away on July 4, 1967 at the age of 57.  He suffered a massive heart attack on the day of a planned trip to celebrate his 40th high school class reunion in Iowa.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane, daughter, Suzanne, and son John Dennis.  He became the first Principal of Northeast High School in 1954.


(Betty Jane Sexton passed away on September 19, 2019 at the age of 100.)

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11/13/09 02:53 PM #1    

John Vodenik

I have always felt that it was an honor to have our school led by "Big John" Sexton. He was voted, by his peers, the President of the National Assn of Secondary School Principals.

R.I.P. "Big John".

10/13/20 07:22 PM #2    

Christine Hollingsworth (Dietrich)

I remember when I got my diploma from him he said he enjoyed my art work.  I was floored.  I didn't even think he knew who I was!  I've taught under 8 different Principals in my 30 year career and he had to have been the best of all of them.


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