2003 news: (listed in order received)
Al Ristori: Classmates saw Al at the NY Boat Show at the Javits Convention Center in NYC the end of December '03 and beginning of January. Al presented seminars and appeared at the Fishing Line TV & Radio Show booth. Al also presented three seminars at the Garden State Sportsman's Show in Edison the second week in January '04 -- and co-hosted the Salt Water Sportsman Seminar in Boston on March '04. Click here to read an update letter from Al.
Sad News: We've been informed by his wife, that Emil Tucek passed away in 2001. Also, Carol Ferguson Bunze, passed away about 1998. Our condolences to both families.
This n that:
Claire Affourtit Stefanik Claire just sent us a few photos
from their new
in Hawaii. "It's a hardship post (just
kidding)." Husband Al is the Priest in Charge at the Church
of the Holy Innocents in Lahaina,
Bill O'Connor just sent in a photo taken from his home in Eagles Point, Oregon. Glorious view of Mt. Pitt! Click here to go to page.
Sad News We have been informed by husband Mal, that Elsie Siltanen Sigman passed away on April 6, 2003. Our condolences to Mal and the family.
Doris Parrella O'Brien Doris moved to California in '62; married to Walter; three children; six grandchildren. Worked in Special Education for the Santa Barbara school district. Hobbies: golf. Retired as volunteer Assistant League, Montecito CC Board member.
Happy Birthday on March 13 to Al Frankel!
Warren Wissemann tells us that they finally have moved into their new house in Virginia. Hooray! Meanwhile click here for more photos and news.
Martin Welch Lived in Sayville, New York for forty years with wife Charlotte and three children. Now lives in Bolton Landing, New York and Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Follows the Mets and plays softball. Retired Principal (seventeen years) of Ronkonkoma Jr. High.Says hello to all particularly Janet and Ted Bailey and Chike Dyott. Would like to hear from anyone at my e mail address (check our e-mail address page).
Bob Ferrigno Bob is living in Florida and owns his own business, which makes air conditioners and refrigeration equipment for the Defense Department.
Arline Beyer, living in Virginia, recently remarried (October) to Hal Nguyen. She has seven children.
North Bellmore Elementary School graduating class photos have just been uploaded. Click here for the images. Does anyone have the the photo of and Mrs. Mediros' class?)
Also looking for photos from the Merrick Elementary School, as well as St. Barnabas. Contact Carol at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Hall has sent us photographs from the Class of 1950 graduating class at Bellmore Elementary School. Click here for the images. He's in Myrtle Beach for the winter months to perfect the great game of golf (and escape Connecticut snow.) Retired in '96 from private law practice, but still active as an Attorney Trial Referee for Tolland County Superior Court. Assistant Coach of local high school golf team. Married, father of two children. Huge UConn basketball fan. Bill is on the reunion committee and working as our "Mr. Keene, Tracer of Lost Persons." Or is he our Mr. Tracer, Keener Than Most Persons? (Remember Bob & Ray spoof of the legendary radio series?) :0))
Marge Meurn Broderick has just moved to new digs in Stratford, Connecticut. Meanwhile, click here for a photo taken of Marge and several of our classmates at a class picnic in the 8th grade at Newbridge Road School.
Sad News: In searching for classmates for our upcoming reunion, we've found two more classmates listed in the Social Security Death Index: David Wilson (1-31-1996) and Virginia Vause Morochnick (2-26-1995). Our condolences to their families.
Robert Meurn Bob was featured in an article in the July 29, 2001 edition of Newsday: "Reliving Wreck of Andrew Doria." Capt. Meurn is a professor at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and instructs students in Bridge Watchstanding on the CAORF simulator. He graduated from Kings Point in 1958, sailed for 20 years and has taught at USMMA since 1978. He will retire from Kings Point in 2003. Bob will be sending us some photos from Mepham circa 1954. Click here to view.
Carolyn Summers Herrera has just sent us a few historical photos from her collection. Old Merrick, Post Office, business district, St. John's Church, North Merrick school and Fire House. Click here for a look-see.
Toni Elling is now operating her crystallized flower business, Meadowsweets from upstate New York and California. Click here to read about it and view some photos.
George Munnich is keeping busy following retirement as a teacher from our school district lifeguarding at Fire Island during the summer and assistant wrestling coach at Kennedy High School during the winter.
Al Haggerty spent the summer sailing out of Mystic, CT. Here's a snap he took at sunset of a local touring yacht. Al has retired after almost 40 years in Aerospace with Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, finishing up as the Vice-President-General Manager of Military Aircraft and Missiles for Boeing. He and wife Iris now live in Mystic about seven months of the year in an 1829 restored home overlooking the Mystic Seaport. In the winter, they live in Scottsdale, AZ. Al is a Visiting Professor at MIT in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics this year and "commutes" to Boston, so he doesn't forget what snow and cold weather are all about.
Warren Wissemann and wife Sue have made the big move from Long Island to Virginia this past spring. Warren contributes regularly to our web site. Check out the following:
Carol Alger Way Carol and husband John retired this year and moved to Maine in December. She's involved in nature-related organizations; husband John with the Maritime Academy.
Elaine Burney Hazell Purchased motor home and spent six months in Florida. Visited with Sue Gustafsen Hennessey and husband Paul, as well as Blossom Diener Grimm and Fran Robbins.
Rita Deschler Yeazel Our resident class gourmet, Rita, tested bread recipes for "Artisan Baking Across America" by Maggie Gletzer, published in March 2000.
Cathy Dina McCabe Cathy was recently elected president of the Rochester Council of the Navy League of the US; she's been a Councilwoman for the Town of Henrietta, NY since 1993. Elected first lady president of the Kiwanis Club of Henrietta. Presently is secretary. Charter member of "Operation Welcome Home." Co-owner of DINA Enterprises (www.dinasigns.com). And check out her web site at: www.cathymccabe.com.
Bette Lacza Raymond She and husband Bill celebrated 41years of marriage last June. Three children, five grandchildren.
Virginia Mecking Hennig Married 42 years to Bill; two children and six grandchildren. Retired from banking and lives in New York and North Carolina.
Robert Nufer Retired from IBM; has over 60 inventions and patents, a Fellow of Society of Plastics Engineer. Broker/owner of Seven Oaks Realy in Dutchess County, New York.
Fred Quaderer Fred has been a contractor/carpenter for many years.
Bob Raacke Retired Director of Guidance at Riverhead High School.
Randall Russ is
a retired aeronautical engineer, living in Oregon.
(Click on photo for larger photo).
Robert Remski Retired International Manager at Honeywell in Minneapolis. Working part time as consultant enginner. Graduated California State with a BSME. Four daughters.
Al Ristori Al lives the best life! Fishing and writing for a living! Type his name into the Google search engine, and you'll find some of his writing, photos. Click here for his latest letter to us.
Kathleen Shannon Neumann (Inverness, Fl) Kathleen tells us that she has been married 46 years, has four children, eight grandchildren. She is employed at Citrus High School and oversees the student information systems and computer operations. Hobbies were and still are car racing and restoring vintage autos. Her two boys are now running their auto upholostery shop in Inverness.