SQUIRREL HILL (KDKA) – It started with a snowball fight nearly 40 years ago. The search for a missing class ring finally ended this year in a Squirrel Hill garden.
Ruben Gonzales weeds his Squirrel Hill garden under the supervision of his granddaughter, Bella. ‘
However, when he was raking the weeds in the spring of this year he found something special.
Gonzales found a class ring for Taylor Alderdice High School’s Class of 1972.
Max Zach Yoffee is currently a sophomore at Alderdice.
“Since it was right up here, we figured we could put up signs, and we made it big so people who were walking by could figure out that a ring was found,” Yoffee said.
They didn’t know that the ring had been tucked under that hedge for nearly 40 years. When signs didn’t work Yoffee’s mom joined the hunt.
She noticed the initials inside the ring and cross-referenced it with an old yearbook online.
William Delaney said he lost his ring in a snowball fight with friends.
“I reached into the bushes right around here, and made a snowball, and just tossed it at them. When I looked down at my finger, the ring was gone. I searched the bushes every day for months,” Delaney said.
Until the day when Yoffee and his father knocked on his door in Point Breeze.
“He just reached into his pocket and pulled out a ring. I was just totally stunned, 40 years later,” Delaney said.