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Welcome to our place to catch up with one another. It may not be as cool as painting The Rock, but it'll do. Say hi, tell us what you're up to, connect with friends and classmates, as we rev up to the big 40th.



On August 11, 2011 2:39 AM, London Nanny wrote:

As a person in his sixties, I find it unedifying watching Gloria Steinem arguing against the tv show based around the Playby Club. It's like watching dinosaurs arguing long after their extinction dates. I'm absolutely for womens' rights myself, and one of those is the right to walk around in skimpy clothing and let men make fools of themselves for money if they want to. Gloria, enough already!

On March 15, 2010 12:42 AM, Barbara Manzi Rocco wrote:

A mini-reunion has been planned for Saturday, March 20th at Gallery One/Doubletree in Ft. Lauderdale. Dinner is at in hotel lounge around 6 - unfortunately I have to cancel as Bob is in the hospital. Please have a great time and have a drink for me! Love & miss you all!

On February 9, 2010 2:10 AM, Carrie Rockwood wrote:

Just wanted you all to know that I am became engaged this past Christmas. Those who were at the reunion met Bernd. No date yet, but not until 2011. We are very happy and hope to have many years ahead of us together.
I know that someone commented to Bernd at the reunion that he/she knew my first marriage wouldn't work out - I just want to say to that person and all of you, that I have no regrets about my marriage to Jody. We had some wonderful years and have two incredible children. Apparently Jody read some of my earlier comments on this website - and took offense - I just want to say, should he still be following this site, that I meant no criticism of him as a father...In my comments, I was somewhat exaggerating - and come on, I was such a "goody goody" that those who were not had appeal to me. I remember one of Jody's friend telling me that if I didn't "have to get all A's, I would've been a great singer"... maybe so, but I was what I was... I did learn - or was reminded - from this "incident"t hat everything on the internet is fair game to all and will be more circumspect in my comments in the future!

On January 19, 2010 2:11 AM, Dan Collins (Sue Varney) wrote:

I cannot help smiling; looking for someone, I stumbled on 'our' site and the more I read, the more I must smile (tinged by the passing of notables).

Five kids, mostly gone, I (we?) must make it to the next reunion!

Dan and Sue Collins

On January 14, 2010 7:36 PM, Barbara Manzi Rocco wrote:


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On December 24, 2009 7:33 PM, Ken Bernstein wrote:

I was not able to attend the reunion for family reasons, but have looked at the website and photos, several times, once with Trish Flaster, who also lives in Boulder, with yearbook in hand trying to recognize people. It was quite fun. Trish had a little dinner party for Boulder area classmates, Steve and Carol Adler, Andy Feld, Jim Goldfarb, and myself. A mini reunion.

Looking at the photos of the reunion, brought up good memories and mixed emotions, but it wasn't until I looked on the graffiti wall and saw a couple of comments about Neil Winter from Carrie Rockwood and Bill Galante that I was compelled to write this. Neil was my cousin and best friend, we even went to college together. It is heartening to know he is still thought of. He was a bright light, living life to the fullest, to the very moment of his passing.

This made me think of others in our class who have passed, with fondness and sadness, but I mostly wanted to write this letter to acknowledge and appreciate the joy that I saw on the faces of my classmates and friends in the reunion photographs. Bravo to all who put in the enormous effort to make the reunion happen, and I wish health, joy, and happiness to everyone as we enter 2010. Ten years after the millenium, wow.

On December 15, 2009 1:34 AM, Barb (Manzi) Rocco wrote:

We gathered together the twelfth of September
And had the best time, one we’ll always remember.
I saw many old friends and made lots of new
But the time went so fast; I only talked with a few.

Reminiscing together made me see
The bond we all share – how lucky are we!
Mike and Trish hosted our first get together
It was such a great time – no one noticed the weather.

That night we gathered at the hotel bar
As classmates arrived from both near and far.
Oh my God…it’s Patti, Vicki, Leigh, Jeff, and Chris
I really didn’t know how much they were missed!

Some guys went golfing, some went to the school
Others wished for sun so they could sit by the pool.
We decorated for that evening – the room looked great
Then it was naptime – planning to stay up quite late!

Too many to mention each one by their name
But one by one on Saturday for the party they came.
We laughed and we talked about the present and past
And dancing and singing…it was really a blast!

And if you have not seen the DVD as yet
It really is something you ought to call up and get.
Memories of Livingston, news from our past,
Our 40th reunion – sharing times that will last!

This 40th reunion has brought out the best
We now have a group called “The Roosterettes”
We get up each morning and start out our day
At 5 o’clock am – with really nothing to say!

I’m planning a get together in March 2010
And hope lots of you will plan to attend.
We’ll be in Ft. Lauderdale – GalleryOne Doubletree
Oh I wish you would please come if you are free!

And so in conclusion…I wrote this poem for you
Because you are special and I just wanted to…
And also because the holidays are here
So to you & your family…

On December 6, 2009 3:31 PM, Barb (Manzi) Rocco wrote:

Happy Holidays!
The holiday season is here!
And I just want you to know
That March is just around the corner
And I hope it's Ft. Lauderdale you will go!

So enjoy the next couple of weeks
because they are filled with cheer
and I'll see you on March 20th
in Ft. Lauderdale next year!


On November 5, 2009 7:10 AM, karenne jo bloomgarden wrote:

you guys are amazing-I just got the reunion DVD-it was great!!! I'm so glad you wore name tags, cause I had trouble figuring out who was who. All the work Marilyn so graciously took on and the committee who followed along have provided many of us with much needed connection. To all my fellow graduates this is an open invitation-I live in Ballito, S. Africa right by the Indian Ocean-I have spare bedrooms and would love to share my new country to you. I moved here over 2 years ago to continue my volunteer work in several communities. The people are amazing, the animals in the bush are amazing-I'm loving my life-come visit.

On November 1, 2009 10:41 AM, Barbara Manzi Rocco wrote:




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On October 9, 2009 5:51 AM, David C. Williams wrote:

To all:

It sounds like I missed a great time since I still keep in touch with a lot of the class of 69 ever since I moved to St. Petersburg, Florida after high school graduation. Following college I returned here to work for the State of Florida and then for the Circuit Court. Since I am also involved with the NFL and season was just starting during the reunion I was unable to attend. Leigh P., Debbie S.. and Cheryl T. keep me posted and I plan on attending the get together in Florida when decided which is a great idea. Whatever it takes, count me in ! After seeing pictures and getting emails I can tell you everybody had a great time. Take care and please keep in touch.

David C. Williams
3226 Bayshore Blvd. N.E.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33703

I see Debbie Searing frequently who lives 70 miles north. Happy Holloween. Dave

On September 21, 2009 5:47 PM, gale bravakis wrote:

Undoubtedly, the reunion was a very memorable experience for all those who attended. I hope you have all chilled out now and are back to the serious world of a daily schedule!!
At least, it's easier for me to think of you all "back in place" from Florida to Washington to
Maine etc etc. That is definitely my way of compensating since I was not there!
Thank goodness for the internet because I was up until midnight, last night, looking at the photos and trying to figure out who is was sort of like saying: "wait, wait, don't tell me"...
Anyway, I just wanted to write that the enthusiasm and magic of that weekend is contagious and I find myself walking around with a smile, even though I wasn't there.
So now that,that is over, what's next?!

wishing everyone a glorious Fall season
Gale Bravakis

On September 18, 2009 4:25 PM, Glenn Burnside wrote:


So sorry I missed the festivities, it sounds like the event turned out extremely well. It’s obvious how much effort went into planning this and I truly appreciate it. If I wasn’t so busy here at Texas A&M University I would have loved to attend. Maybe next time!
Thanks and Gig’em
Glenn Burnside

On September 16, 2009 8:58 PM, Barry Shapiro wrote:

It's Wednesday the 15th and I just got off the phone with Bonnie Gerber. I wanted to thank her personally for the wonderful job she and her husband did at the reunion with the video clips. In fact, I am still walking around with this exhilarated feeling. The entire weekend was special and will be remembered by many, I am certain, as being a life affirming and enriching event. Simply perfect.
I read Mark Rich’s post on this wall and only wish that he would have been able to experience the genuine warmth and amity between former classmates, many of whom had no common bond other than the fact that they attended the same high school. I made a point of trying to speak with as many people as possible (and it was impossible to speak to everyone) who I really did not know well in high school and I am really glad I made those connections. How great to hear Laurie Treuhaft tell about her experiences in the United Nations, Stan Cymansky share about his life as an artist in Colorado, get a genuine(manly!)hug from Roger Sorehagen and one from Joann Smith and Pat Gannon too. In fact there were many hugs and smiles and they all seemed quite genuine.
While helping the committee locate as many graduates as possible over the last several months I was able to engage in some interesting phone conversations and emails with several people I really didn’t know back in the 60s. I had great exchanges with Mitch Singer and Ken Neger, just to name two - and was glad to see them both at the reunion. I was hoping to see many of these people Saturday night and managed to catch up with a few. I was only sorry that I didn’t get to chat with old friends like Alan Tinquist or Mo Chimes. I couldn’t find them!
The Friday afternoon prior to the reunion, at Mike and Trish Duffy’s house (and what a party they threw), I ran into a few people I had not expected to see. It was a pleasure to be welcomed by Alex Seigle and Nancy Parker in addition to people I speak with fairly regularly like Chris Johnson and my Florida cohort Jeff Mathesius. It was there when I got the impression that this reunion would be something different. That feeling carried forward to the bar at the Marriott later that evening.
Saturday morning, in miserable weather on what for me was an impossible course, I played golf with 14 other alums, all guests of Chuck Bleakley. Despite the rain and the many lost balls I don’t think I laughed so much for 4 straight hours in my life. At one point, when we were all on the driving range and Chuck and Steve Bernstein were cracking jokes, someone turned to me, I think it was Greg Maguire, and said “Wholly _ _ _ _, it’s like we’re still in high school!” It really felt like it but in a different way. This time there was so much history and experience and growth there seemed to be no boundaries or barriers to our communication with one another.
Of course by the time we all gathered at the ballroom there were no barriers left – just a feeling of harmony and good will. Even my wife had a blast. She enjoyed meeting so many people (that was Patricia at the sign in table) and dancing up a storm. She had a nice chat with Jack Bleiberg even though I didn’t have the chance to catch up with him. Even she noticed the feeling in the room and commented upon the unusual warmth generated by just about everyone there. I was also touched by the sentiments that I often heard about those of our group who have passed on or were unable to attend because of ill health. Nancy Phelan, I was thinking of you!
Here is where I have to compliment Marilyn as well as Martha, Laura, Cheryl, Steve and all the committee members. What a brilliant job. And Wendy Berger’s whimsical and artfully crafted ‘Rocks” were the perfect centerpiece to a pretty magical evening. Most people could have gone on for hours longer and some did when Steve broke out his guitar and began to play. Just think – the opening act for Herman’s Hermits right there in the lobby with the LHS 69 Alumni Chorus!
I have had the opportunity to speak in front of large groups and produce some major events in my career but I cannot remember a time when I was in a room with so many people who all seemed so genuinely happy to see one another.
I could go on and on but I know you all have your own impressions to share. I look forward to doing this again and next time, I hope that Mark Rich has the good fortune of joining us. I thank you one and all for sharing your lives with Patricia and I.

On September 14, 2009 6:02 PM, Barbara Manzi Rocco wrote:

Hi Guys! Thought I already posted this...but I don't know where - I love you all and sorry for those I didn't get a chance to chat with! What a class we have - omg!!! We are amazing!

Special thanks to Marilyn, Martha, Jan, Laura, the Roosterettes, me, and Jeff (for carrying all the rocks to the tables),etc.

A very special thanks to Margo, Trish, Doreen, etc. for helping out at the reception table!

AND Mike and Trish - what can I say - the best kick off party ever! Thank you for opening your home to a bunch of crazies!!!!!

Mini Reunion - Boca Raton - March 19th! Don't know where yet...but mark it on your calendars if you are in the area!!

Love you all and miss ya already!

On September 14, 2009 4:59 PM, Jack Bleiberg wrote:

It was my first reunion also. It was Awesome! Would you believe GROOVY!

Kudos to all of those who worked so hard to pull it off!

On September 14, 2009 5:10 AM, Barb Manzi Rocco wrote:

My first reunion - and it was absolutely the best! Great time with great friends - So much fun!

Thanks to all for making this an oustanding event of my life! I love you all!

On September 13, 2009 1:48 PM, Lou Fink wrote:

It's " The Morning After ".........................

Dear Younger [ not THAT much younger ] Brethren, and Sistethren too !!

Lou Fink here from the 68 reunion team sticking his older larger nose into your business again. Just here to say that as I visited your Epees Essen brunch Saturday, stowed away on your H S tour [ I had to. When we did ours last year the place was a construction disaster and I wanted to see it all spiffed up ], and finally a visit to your " big night " after our little mini reunion broke up in Sparta............long sentence...............I was boldly struck with the one year old nostalgia of our 40th reunion weekend of '08. In opening those giant doors at the Marriott last night at about 11:30 and entering the same setting, smiles, and atmosphere of our own past gathering, I just had the warm fuzzy feeling once more of how good it all really was......and is.

So my congratulations to Marylyn, your entire committee, all your alums, and wish you the best the future can bring...............but DON'T forget the past !!!!.....................


Lou Fink

On September 8, 2009 8:10 PM, Dave Cramp wrote:

How about a contest to see who can do the most convincing, "I've fallen and I can't get up."

On September 7, 2009 1:57 PM, Bob Furman wrote:

Love the Peter Kooiker addition. (How was he left out of the yearbook?)

The guy sure looks familiar. He must have been with us in Mr Fyfe's computer programming class.

On September 6, 2009 3:49 PM, Barb (Manzi) Rocco wrote:

It's right around the corner....are you ready??? I can't wait to see everyone! Thought I'd post a couple of "happenings" in NJ for Sunday, Sept. 13 - in case you are looking for something to do.

Fall Chester Craft Show, Municipal Field, Rt 24 Chester 10-5 (230 artists)

Antique and Classic Boat Show, Tuckerton Seaport (classic wood and glass boat exhibitors, demonstrations, workshops, toy boat making, crafters, vendors, toy boat making) 11-4

2009 NJ Offshore Grand Prix Race - Noon off Jenkinson's Pt. Pleasant Beach!!!

I'm sure there's so much more to do....(NYC, Atlantic City, etc.) these were just a couple of announcements in today's paper.

Those interested....some of us are going to football game on Saturday and beach on Sunday!!!

See you soon!

Barb (Manzi) Rocco

On August 27, 2009 7:42 PM, Barbara Manzi Rocco wrote:

I wrote before, but I guess it wasn't approved...I agree with Jeff Collins - "Life is way too short, Mark, you should get over it!"

Admin note: Barb-your original comment is there; you wrote it on Mark's page.

On August 22, 2009 9:22 PM, Al Small wrote:

Patti(seggel) and I will unfortunatly miss the reunion. There are so many that we would love to see again!! I guess we'll have to wait until the 50th. Take lots of pictures....someone in our class has to be a videotographer!!!!!!
God bless you all.
Patti said I'd better win this Tournament!

On August 22, 2009 9:08 PM, Carrie Rockwood wrote:

To Mark Rich,
I'm sorry you have such terrible thoughts of LHS. I don't think many people had perfect teen lives, that goes with the territory, but I do remember many, many nurturing teachers at the high school. But our class was certainly huge compared to many other high schools. I remembering so wanting to be "cool." Could never be. Life does continue to get better and better - I feel that I'm really the happiest, or content...than I've ever been. I, also, remember thinking that for many people junior high would be the high point of their lives, or high school. As I read about your life after high school, and how good it became, I really wonder why you are still so angry about LHS? Rather than just being happy that you have done so well?

My son, Jake, was super difficult. As I was a well-behaved, studious child, it was difficult to be the parent of a child who was frequently in trouble, was suspended, who cut school endlessly his senior year (of course, I must remember who the father was), even as I loved (and love) him to bits...anyway, I always knew he would do much better in life than if school and that is true (the reverse seemed true for me for a long time which can be much worse!) And he always had mentors outside of school who respected his talents and abilities. And great friends. I wonder if he is as bitter as you about high school...(he is a professional musician and failed band the last semester of high school!).

Anyway, be happy with all your accomplishments and your family. Maybe the reunion really wouldn't be so bad.

On August 22, 2009 8:45 PM, Carrie Rockwood wrote:

Hey Sheila - remember singing and playing guitars! Wish you could be at the reunion. Carrie

On August 22, 2009 1:10 PM, Sheila Cohen wrote:

Hello all in the class of 69. I am so sorry I cannot be with you at the Reunion. 40 years has passed in what seems like the blink of an eye. And the years aren't slowing down at all, just going faster and faster. I am living in Florida now. My family is all here, they've moved south one by one and I was the last, having arrived almost 3 years ago. Prior to that I've had a fantastic career in marketing and advertising, and I've continued that here in Florida as an independent consultant. Times are tough, but I feel blessed to be with my family, including my parents who are in their late 80's now and doing well. I wish you all the best, enjoy the reunion, sorry to miss it, cheers!

On August 22, 2009 8:35 AM, gale bravakis wrote:

To all of thos involved in organizing the reunion, my congratulations!! Could someone please tell me what "kudos" means? I think I've been living here too long.
Which brings me to my next point. Rinchnach, Bavaria Germany is not exactly located the next town over. Consequently, I will not be able to see you all at the reunion but I certainly am having fun dipping into the LHS website!!
all the best
Gale Bravakis Hofmann

On August 19, 2009 2:49 AM, Marilyn Petrokubi wrote:

People have been asking me about what to wear for the class reunion. Here's a little excerpt from my reunion tips blog about what to wear.


Essentially the "place" seems to dictate the level of formality when it comes to dress code.

There is no question that everyone wants to look their best. For the banquet hall reunion at the Marriott that we are having, cocktail dresses and jackets and ties would be appropriate. But my advice is: don't overdo it, and make sure you look like yourself. You don't want to put people off.

I tell people to dress comfortably, look fabulous and be prepared to have fun. I've seen men come in expressive hawaiian shirts and women in leggings and tunic tops. I've seen tuxes and strapless cocktail dresses. It doesn't matter as long as you feel good about yourself.

Anyone else have thoughts on the subject?

On August 15, 2009 2:19 PM, jeff collins wrote:

Hey Mark,
I don't really remember you from LHS. But, to quote one of the best Eagles tunes: "Get over it!"

On August 13, 2009 4:34 PM, Amy Fershko Ellis wrote:

It was profoundly poignant to see the names on the 'in memoriam - deceased' list in the Directory. The last memory and associations with those names are frozen 40 years ago. Imagine! - their future selves barely etched in those blur-free faces confronting us on the pages of the yearbook. And now a period has been put to their lives when the last memory was of life beginning.
I notice that some people have spontaneously begun to fill in the gaps on the pages for these classmates. Perhaps we can all respond with information or memories we have to round out our own lives with the knowledge of the wending path theirs took. I gently remonstrate with those who see no point in revisiting people and times for which they have no fondness now. How can we become wise if we can't see the end for all those beginnings. My yearbook caption was "All my tomorrows" - it is happily, wonderfully "all my todays". Not yet my yesterdays. Thanks be Not Yet.

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On July 25, 2009 5:54 PM, Marilyn Petrokubi wrote:

Today I made a visit to the new and improved Livingston Library. We will have to make a stop there after our tour of the High School on Saturday afternoon 9/12.

I was going through their photo archives, trying to dig up pictures for our Party's Launch Video that Roy Gerber's sister Bonnie is producing for us, and I was struck by a wave of nostalgia that bowled me over. Photos of Silverman's, Livingston Center, the elementary schools, Mr. Welch, (Debby's father) the mayor, the Christmas pageant at the church at Northfield Center... the list goes on and on.

Please come to the reunion. If you are still sitting on the fence, please remember that it's going to be a full weekend of fun, not just a single 4 hour party.

You don't want to miss this. We will steep ourselves in wonderful memories. And I want to share it all with you.

On July 18, 2009 11:41 PM, Kathleen Monk Stolz wrote:

Ok, that email yesterday got to me. I've been trying to decide whether to make the trip from AZ, and, after talking with Pat Wallendjack, we both decided to go for it! It should be a fun evening!

On July 15, 2009 10:24 PM, David Mark wrote:

Jean D'Amico, my wife of 30+ years, will be attending. First she asked if any of my HS girlfriends would be there. When I said "No" she said she would attend anyway. So whoever is planning for name badges and whatever for spouses, add one.

On July 10, 2009 12:23 AM, Mark Rich wrote:

Ah, high school, so many lives ago. Since there was college, graduate school, 25 years as a corporate executive in New Jersey and Massachusetts, 11 years as a Consultant, 28 years of marriage, 2 children.

I remember my first day at BU when my next door dorm neighbor walked in, looked around and said, "You like Jimi Hendrix, Herman Hesse and playing chess, me too Dude!". Suddenly the geeky nerd is surrounded by geeky nerds (we all know now that the geeky nerds inherited the earth). For the first time, assigned reading is as interesting as the books I've discovered on my own. For the first time, relationships are formed with individual professors (I don't remember any one-on-one time with an LHS teacher). Graduate school more of the same: every class interesting, excelling in each, relationships with professors. Of course, that was a function of being able to study what I love (Psychology), but did there have to be so many boring classes at LHS with such a struggle to do the work to get a decent grade?

Next the world of work with mentors who see my potential, who gave actionable feedback which not only benefited my career but changed my life. Twenty-five years old and finally no longer an invisible part of a herd but noticed and recognized as an individual making a difference.

The most recent and important chapter - marriage and fatherhood. Can I raise my children to be strong, emotionally and intellectually independent, questioning of authority, never the victim of a bully and never a bully. I think I've succeeded, though in some cases too well - faking respect for authority figures is sometimes critical for survival by those who demand respect though they don't deserve it.

I am still close to a few high school friends but why would I want to go a reunion to be reminded of a place and time when I was a speck on the wall in an institution incapable of nurturing or facilitating growth. To be reminded of a time, as the films, "Milk" and "Revolutionary Road" remind us, when being different in anyway was impermissible and one kept one's differences closeted. To be reminded of the dress code and slips of paper to go to the bathroom. I would probably discover that many people felt the same as I and would make new "old" friends but, I am sorry, I just do not want to be reminded of the least interesting and satisfying time of my life given that I was blessed by each subsequent chapter as so much more interesting and satisfying, including the present. I will choose to remain in the present and look forward to an even better future!

On April 4, 2009 4:21 PM, David A. Mark wrote:

OK, OK, I bought a ticket. Still not sure if spouse (Jean) attending. She pointed out that I've skipped her reunions, so far. If not, I'll bring pictures.
Saddened to see how many from our class are deceased - feels like more than expected.

David A. Mark

On March 17, 2009 3:36 AM, Barbara Manzi Rocco wrote:

Hi everyone!
For those of you who are attending with a guest....please send me their names!! We want to make everyone a part of our celebration!!! I can't believe we started this only a few months ago and before you know it...September will be here! Can't wait to see everyone!


On March 12, 2009 8:52 PM, Rolayn Tauben wrote:

Yes, many kudos to all of you on this incredible site and pulling our 40th celebration together!

On March 1, 2009 3:51 PM, Eric (Hank) van den Heuvel wrote:

Like some of the other postings that I have read this will be my first reunion as well. Through the years I have lost touch with everyone from Livingston with my moving around to different Air Force assignments. I look forward to having the chance to catch up with those I remember and who remember me.

On February 26, 2009 5:51 PM, Stephanie (Zafferes) Crosio wrote:

You go class of '69. Taped the Today show yesterday cause I didn't want to miss a thing. You all looked great!!! I enjoyed seeing those of you who were able to be there and it was fun trying to recognize the faces since I hadn't seen anyone since graduation. September can't come fast enough....looking forward to it!! Thank you for all your hard work!!

On February 24, 2009 3:04 PM, Shelli Morgenstern wrote:

You've done a great job on this website. See you in September...Thanks!

On February 16, 2009 4:24 AM, Marilyn Petrokubi wrote:

Ticket report 2/15/09. Happy Valentines Day everyone. So far 116 people have signed up. The early bird special discount is supposed to end tomorrow, 2/16/09. Get your tickets today!

On February 8, 2009 11:32 PM, Marilyn Petrokubi wrote:

Ticket Sales Report 2-8-09. So far 83 tickets have been sold. We are over halfway towards our commitment of 150 people. The next 34 people who buy tickets will get a free drink courtesy of Mark Smith/Linda McDermott Smith, Joe Michaels, Bruce Miller and Bill Servis. So send checks or use PayPal. Buy your tickets now at the discounted rate!

On February 1, 2009 4:08 AM, Marilyn Petrokubi wrote:

Ticket sales report 1/31/09. 60 tickets have been sold so far. People are rushing to take advantage of the early bird special and save $10 off the regular price. (And thank you Chris Johnson for stimulating sales by your generous offer!)
Love, Marilyn

On January 18, 2009 4:18 PM, Marilyn Petrokubi wrote:

Ticket Report: 1-18-09. Okay, we are on our way! So far 30 tickets have been sold. We only need 120 more to meet our committment to the Marriott. Remember 5 of your classmates have signed a contract with the Marriott for about $14K. They are on the hook for it until you send in your checks/Paypal payments. Please help them sleep better at night and take advantage of the $85.00 early bird special until 2/16/09. Thanks for your prompt response. Love, Marilyn

On January 12, 2009 1:20 PM, Richard Bellamy wrote:

Wow! 40 year reunion for the generation that wasn't goimg to live past 30! Remember that?
Hope to get to see you at the reunion.
Take care,

On January 11, 2009 10:07 PM, jan Reisen wrote:

Granted a cartoon of Pippi Longstocking doesn't count as my current photo, but very few of you have sent a photo or bio in. C'mon!! Everyone wants to see how well you've aged and all the fabulous things you've done. (Feel free to make something up.)

On January 7, 2009 4:25 PM, David A. Mark wrote:

Surely I cannot be one of the very few who has a current picture of themselves to post next to their high school picture??? My photo was taken on a 2007 bike trip. I am wearing a 2003 BIKE NEW YORK jersey. I gave up running (jogging, actually) in 1993 and have since cycled >30,000 miles. - David

On January 7, 2009 10:57 AM, Steven Kantorowicz wrote:

New Year Greetings to all from Singapore. No snow here EVER!

Hopefully we'll be able to make it to the Reunion.

In the meantime, if any of you travel out to Singapore let me know. Even if it's somewhere in Asia let me know; I can sometimes plan business trips to nearby cities & meet up with you.

Stay well.

Steven Kantorowicz

On January 1, 2009 2:03 AM, Barbara (Manzi) Rocco wrote:

A Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you and your families!

On December 23, 2008 2:36 PM, Trish Ott (Patti Dopf) wrote:

Wow! What memories seeing photos and reading the grafitti wall. I am anxious to see everyone at our 40th reunion.

On December 12, 2008 1:16 AM, Cathy Monson (Houghton) wrote:


I'd be happy to help out. A majority of my work now is event planning for large groups.

Let me know.


On December 9, 2008 11:43 PM, Donna Semplenski (Chhabra) wrote:

To all in charge..Marilyn, Jan

Need any help with reunion or e-mail me..let me know what I can do..

Donna S.

On November 25, 2008 3:16 AM, Glenn Roth wrote:

Can't believe its been almost 40 years! Didn't have many contacts in old LHS but, the ones I did have, meant a lot. The newest pics on website r me on a Alaskan cruise, me and the wife in Italy 2 weeks ago, and a pic of Rome. Chow Glenn

On November 7, 2008 4:11 PM, Doug Cunningham wrote:

I'm looking forward to our class reunion. It will a first one for me, as in the past I have always been upstate NY with my wife's family celebrating Thanksgiving. It is hard to believe that almost 40 years have past since high school days. And some of us (me included) are now grandparents. I will not bore you with photos of my 3 year old beautiful little grand-daughter right now - but she is that.

On September 3, 2008 6:53 PM, Marilyn Petrokubi wrote:

Hello Classmates: I am writing this about one year before the actual 2009 reunion, and we already have teams of people working to make this the best reunion ever. Jan Cohen Reisen is putting together this fabulous website with the help of Barbara Manzi Rocco and Patty Seggel Small.

Steve Bernstein spearheaded the search to find the first 250 of you. And Marcy Gendel is carrying on his work searching for the elusive remainder with the help of Laura Fieber and Ann McMurrough.

Martha Zucker Baum of Martha Baum Events (yes we have a professional party planner in the class!) is working with me to choose the right location at the right price on the right day. We hope to please the majority of you with our final decision, but even if we fall somewhat short, please come to the reunion anyway.

40 years is a long time, and we have a lot to celebrate! Stay tuned for more information.

Love and Peace to all of you.

Marilyn Petrokubi (Lieberman)

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