The final month: Comcast founder Ralph J. Roberts ‘proud to be associated’ with Germantown High

As the final day of Germantown High School’s 99-year history approaches — the Class of ’13 will don caps and gowns on June 19 — NewsWorks will present a series of stories including interviews with grads and former students.

Having grown up in New Rochelle, NY, Ralph J. Roberts moved to Germantown with his family in the late 1930s, when he was a 17-year-old.

Before moving on to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, United States Navy and founding the Philadelphia-skyline defining Comcast Corp., Roberts attended Germantown High and graduated in the late 1930s.

Comcast’s founder and chairman emeritus shared his fond memories of GHS with NewsWorks.

“Germantown High School not only provided a wonderful education, but it was a place for long-lasting friendships,” the 93-year-old said recently. “Those of us who graduated from Germantown High were proud to be associated with such a fine institution.”

NewsWorks wants to hear from graduates and former or current students in order to share their favorite memories from their time at the 99-year-old building.

To that end, we’re asking you to send your memories via email (subject line: My GHS Memories), the comments section or call (215) 351-1293.

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