Leon ‘Butch’ Headley

Leon ‘Butch’ Headley

Leon Sidney Headley, Jr. was born in 1941 in Panama City. Lived in Gamboa. Left in 1945 and moved to Paraiso. He returned to Gamboa and attended Santa Cruz Elementary and graduated from Paraiso High School in 1960. He left for the US in 1960 attended the Wisconsin State College…

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Ricardo ‘Butch’ Millett

Ricardo ‘Butch’ Millett

Ricardo (Butch) Millett is the third boy in the Millett’s five children clan. While the Millett’s lived in Old Gyambo in the late 1930’s and moved to Front Square in the early 1940’s Butch only remembers life in Church Square (Bldg. #319) where he grew up with challenged in the…

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Carlos ‘Jumbo’ Alleyne

Carlos ‘Jumbo’ Alleyne

Carlos Richard Alleyne, was born in 1941 and lived in Old and New Gamboa until 1966. He attended Santa Cruz Elementary School and graduated from Paraiso High School in 1960. After completing The Panama Canal Apprenticeship Program, he migrated to the U.S. and was employed as a Marine Pipefitter with…

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Emerson ‘Emy’ Cooper

Emerson ‘Emy’ Cooper

Emerson ‘Emy’ Cooper was born on March 28th 1944 to Harold and Florence Cooper. Their family first lived in Front Square on building #310. They later moved to Parallel where they lived on building #272. Emy attended Santa Cruz Elementary School and graduated from Paraiso High School with the class…

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Levy ‘Mitch’ Evelyn

Levy ‘Mitch’ Evelyn

Mitch is the first born of six children from the Levy Evelyn/Pearline Spencer union. Over the time of his residency in Gyambo he lived in Buildings # 306, #280 and #327. He graduated with the class of 1961 from Paraiso HS, and completed an apprenticeship in welding with the Panama…

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Arlene Baxter-Punnett

Arlene Baxter-Punnett

Is the third child of the Baxter Family. The Baxter's moved to Gyambo in 1935 and resided at building (s) 314 and 317. She attended 'Santa Cruz Elementary School" and later Paraiso High School where she graduated in 1958. J n 1960 following graduation from Canal Zone Jr. college Arlene…

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Daniel “Danny” Christopher McFarlane

Daniel “Danny” Christopher McFarlane

Daniel "Danny" Christopher McFarlane, was born in Gamboa in 1942. He is the youngest of 5 children born to Vincent and Edith (Anderson) McFarlane. Danny graduated from Paraiso High School in 1961. After graduating high school he left for the United States and lived in New York for a year…

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The Gyambo Reunion Committee acknowledges the extraordinary contributions of Shelva Bullock and Thomas Scott, younger generation members of Danny McFarlane’s family, and Andre’ Perkins. They joined this effort with great enthusiasm, lending their computer and video/film making skills to hone our raw materials to the production of this “community- inter-active website’ that we hope you will enjoy, and support in ways that continues to knit and engage current and future ‘Gyambo’ generations.

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