Before you begin your 'scroll down' Memory Lane, I want to tell each and every one of you what an extreme pleasure it has been, to quote Harley Schneider, “providing a forum for classmates to reconnect with other classmates.” This was a project that began 14 years ago mainly to preserve gathered information in the event of a reunion that has blossomed into something wonderful! Through this directory many classmates were able to reconnect with those they have lost touch with over the years and old friendships have been rekindled. Many have had their own mini reunions.

Your words of thanks and appreciation have truly touched my heart. What started out to be a past time project has become a huge group effort and I want to thank you all for sending me your biographies, pictures and contributions. I must acknowledge Merry Monaghan Ettenberg who made sure I didn’t cross my i’s and dot my t’s! If you do find any errors, I can assure you it was something I added without consulting with 'my editor' first!!! Many of you have said “thank you for all your hard work”, but I want you all to know that this was truly a labor of love, and when you are doing something you truly love, it’s not work at all. With your continued support, I hope to keep this directory current for many years to come. Please, before you move, before you change your e mail, before you call 911, call Gloria first!

Our 50th Reunion was a tremendous success! Everything went smoothly and everyone had a wonderful time! Not every one of our surviving 109 classmates were able to attend and they were all missed. Below is a link to pictures of our entire reunion weekend so that those who were unable to attend may enjoy an on line reunion. For those who did attend this is a chance to relive all those wonderful moments all over again. If you have any photos you want to add, please send them to me either by e mail or snail mail!


Anyone who had Mr. Siano for History may remember being called “uhh” ‘A Bunch of Pineapples’!
Well, Mr. Siano, what do you think of all those pineapples now??

As of August 2013, we have learned that the class of 1963 has produced: a Doctor, Lawyer,and Chief of Police. As well as a Mayor, a Priest, two Ministers, a Major General, a published poet and composer, several published authors, a bunch of entrepreneurs, a dietician, ‘one of the Best Doctors in America since 2008’, enough Pre School, Elementary & High School Teachers & College professors to start our own schools, a female Yale professor, a forensic psychologist, several Real Estate and Insurance Brokers, award winning professional Photographers, a State ranked Tennis competitor, Decorated Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Vietnam Veterans, Presidents and Vice Presidents of major companies, and a whole alphabet of titles and degrees: CEO,COO,VP, MA, DDS DR. FSC,CNA-HHA RN LPN, MBA,CPA, BS, MS, PhD,BA, and lest we forget the A.B.P.G!!

To all our classmates who served in the US Military:
Thank You for your service!

To all our Vietnam Veterans:

And now, without further ado:


Sally Ahrens Gorman
501 Inaugural Drive
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

Sally received her BA from Trenton State College and her MA from William Patterson. She taught 2nd and 3rd grades in Ramsey for 42 years and loved every single day. She has been married to John for 22 years (2nd marriage for both of them). They have no children but enjoy their 2 wonderful little dogs. She retired in 2009 and moved to Tennessee. She never thought she would ever leave New Jersey but is so glad she did! Sally enjoys dance, zumba, line dance (a must in the Nashville area!), Mah Jongg, long walks with our 4-legged friends, exploring the Nashville area, making new friends, and family time. She and John have taken many cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean - a perfect annual vacation for the family to get together each year since we lived far apart, and has also enjoyed trips to California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Victoria Canada, and parts of Europe. Updated July 2013

Steven "Steve" Akin
55 Hillcrest
Weston MA 02493
Weston Home: (781) 891-4495
Cape Home: (508) 888-9312
Mobile: (617) 850-2272

Steve received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1969. He is a graduate of the Managing the Enterprise Program at Columbia University Business School. He also took courses at Harvard, Wharton, Babson, East Texas State, and Wright State. Steve was president of Sprint Long Distance Consumer Services Group. He also served as senior vice president of National Customer Operations for Sprint. In 1987, Mr. Akin was chief operations officer at United Telephone Company Midwest Group in Overland Park, Kansas. Previously, he served as chief operations officer for United Telephone of Indiana.

Steve joined Fidelity in 1992 as president of Fidelity Retail Investor Services (FRIS), where he oversaw the representative and automated telephone services for the retail business. From 1995 through1996, he served as president of Fidelity Retail Customer Development, which had responsibility for the retail distribution channels such as telephone operations, automated services and investor centers. In 1997, Steve was named president of Fidelity Investments Systems Company. In this position, Steve served as the chief information officer responsible for computer operations, global communications networks, and enterprise-wide applications support and development. He also served as chair of the Global Technology Board to provide enterprise-wide coordination of the Fidelity technology community. Steve was named president of Fidelity Capital, the emerging business development arm of Fidelity Investments in 1999.

He served as president and CEO of COLT, the publicly traded London-based Pan-European telecommunications company, from 2002 until returning to the U.S. in 2004. He served as executive vice president of Corporate Services overseeing the Legal, Corporate Affairs, Government and Public Affairs, Corporate Business Development and Regional Administration functions of the company until 2005. Prior to assuming his current role in July 2006, Steve was executive vice president for Fidelity Brokerage Company and head of FPI Distribution, responsible for directing the sales and customer service activities of FPI, including Fidelity’s national Investor Center network, retail call centers, and online activities.
Steve retired in December 2008 as president of Fidelity Personal Investments (FPI), a division of Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No.1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans and a leading online brokerage firm. Additionally, Steve has served as the president of the Mansfield Symphony and president of the Kansas City Lyric Opera. He is currently the chair of the Kents Hill School board in Augusta, Maine and is the chair of the Boston Lyric Opera. He is on the Board of Directors and on the audit committee of Fidelity Investments Trust Company and on Board of Trustees, and on the investment committee of The Harold Alfond Foundation, the largest private foundation in Maine. Most recently Steve is on The Board of Directors of Pioneer Industries, a public research Org. and The Harold Alfond Scholarship Fund.
Steve has been happily married to his wife Jane since 1973. He has two wonderful daughters, Kyla and Sus, His son in law is the head of foot and ankle orthopedic surgery at Massachusetts General and Harvard. Steve and Jane have two grandchildren: Grayson 2 and Wyatte 6 months UPDATED July 23,2013

William Bill Anderson
3929 Allan Place
Sarasota Fl 34241

Donald "Don" Beatty
Don died in a swiming accident while at College in 1963
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James "Benny" Bengaff
Box 31
Fairfax VT 05454

no e mail

Jim went into the US Army right out of High School and served four years receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He earned his BS in Biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Jim is a widower. He was married to Linda Carey for only 8 years before she passed leaving him to raise their two daughters Anne and Sarah. Jim has 5 granddaughters Laura, Linda, Jessica, Chantelle and Christa. Jim has worked as a Park Ranger and a deckhand on Ferry and Fishing boats and is currently driving a school bus. Jim’s travels have taken him to Europe, British Isles, Mexico, Guatemala and the United States. Jim is interested in anything old and historical. Updated 8/16/2013

Karen Berlin Terranova

Karen lived in Mahwah but attended Allendale Public school where her mother was a teacher. Karen was a 1967 honors graduate of Radford University, Radford, VA, earning a degree in Psychology. She was the former co-owner along with Carol Doninger of Help-in-Home Agency, Ocean Township, NJ. She was member of the West Long Branch Sports Association coaching young girls softball and the West Long Branch Community Center for many years. She also served on the Board of Directors and a volunteer fund-raiser for The Humane Society, American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. She loved gardening and spending time with her dogs. Karen was married to Patrick V. Terranova for 37 years and had two daughters: Julie L. Terranova and Jamie L. Terranova. Karen attended our '88 reunion and we all enjoyed seeing her again and reminiscing about our memories of our school days at Allendale and MHS. She will be missed along with the sixteen other classmates that have departed, but will be with us in spirit at our 50th.

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Bruce Bernhardt
12 Hamilton Dr.
Hewitt, NJ 07421

Bruce was an honor graduate from NCO Academy in Fort Benning, Georgia. Bruce served in Vietnam in the US Army with the 25th Infantry from 1968-1970 and earned a Purple Heart, three bronze Stars, V-device, and Army Commendation. Bruce has been married to Joyce Husby for 28 years and they have three adult children: Mark Husby (37), Karin Husby (34) and Elizabeth Bernhardt (23) and three grandchildren: Grace (5), Eva (3), Thor (9 months) and a forth grandchild expected in January 2014. Bruce is a heavy equipment operator and in his spare time enjoys sailing and going to the pistol range. Bruce has sailed from Bermuda to Tortola, BBI in a 41’ Morgan, and took a seven day sailing expedition in the British Virgin Islands.
Bruce’s words to his classmates are: You can believe what you want but that doesn’t change the truth. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6. UPDATED 8/2013

Laurie Beyer-Ridenour
9245A Sockeye Ct.
Farwell, Michigan 48622

I went to Indiana University and graduated with a BA and was planning to teach HS Spanish. I never did because I became very interested in learning the Bible and soon became one of Jehovah's Witnesses. I married my husband in 1969 and he is also one of Jehovah's Witnesses. We have raised our family in this teaching and we are all very active. We have three children, two boys (42& 41) and a girl (29), and Seven Grandchildren, two boys (19 & 13) and five girls (19,17,14,4, and 1). They are the joy of our life.
My husband is retired and spends much of his time teaching others the Bible. We also learned American Sign Language to help the deaf to understand the Bible and we were four years in an ASL congregation. That gave us a great deal of satisfaction to see someone who cannot speak, hear or read to be able to understand in their own language God's Word. My main interest is my faith and my family.
We have been able to do a lot of traveling. We have been to Africa twice to the countries of Swaziland, South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, and Zambia. While there we have been on many safaris and photographed some amazing animals. We've also been to England several times because our daughter married a Brit. They lived there for a while and then came back to Michigan to start a family. Italy and France is also on the list. We've been very fortunate to have had that opportunity. We are making plans to attend an International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses in Australia in 2014. And as this Reunion is taking place we will be in California photographing the Redwoods! Something we have always wanted to see.
What are my favorite MHS memoires? Wow! I'm doing good to remember what I had for breakfast!!!!!!!!!! Just kidding. But to be honest I would have to mention Marcelina. That was something special to have been a part of. I spoke to Marcelina on the phone last summer as did my sister. It was nice to hear her voice and I thank all who had a part in locating her. It would be nice to see her again. Any “words of wisdom” for your classmates? I'm sure they have all gotten along very well without any wise sayings from me but I would say to just make the most of your life. Take advantage of opportunities to reach out to others and make a difference. There is a great deal of satisfaction in focusing on others. Updated 8/16/2013

Bob Black
PO Box 61
Fairlee, VT 05045

Education: NEC/UNH: BA 1968
Graduate Assistantship Syracuse University 1970
Federal EPDA Fellow SAC/RIT 1971
School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology: MFA 1972
Career: Education: Secondary and Higher Ed Teaching
Business: Corporate Sales
Athletics: Skiing: College Varsity
Interests: Stoneware Production and Skiing
Note: Enjoys News from classmates and pictures of reunion.
I keep busy as a Manufacturers’ Rep P/T and as a Craftsman.
Looking forward to ski season.

Marcelina Blanco Gibbs
2455E Libra St.
Gilbert AZ 85234

Our AFS exchange student. After graduation Marcy returned to the Philippines (as she quoted in our year book) "to serve her people." No one had contact with Marcy since graduation. After 50 years, and a relentless search through many agencies in the US and the Philippines, Bob Shaver was successful in locating Marcy!! In Arizona no less! Marcy writes:

I have been married to Peter for 42 years and we have two boys: Allan (41) and Curtiss (28) and one grandchild, Ian Nathaniel (6).
I attended The University of the Philippines and earned my Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Political Science, one year College of Law, University of the Philippines New York University - Masters Degree, Major in International Relations. I have been with the IBM Corporation for most of my work life/career. I have done various jobs with IBM in different states and my last assignment is in Arizona, where we currently reside. My most challenging part of my career was being a manager for 10 years in Los Angeles, Burbank and Arizona, Customer Support Organization. I am still working as a Service Delivery Manager in the Strategic Outsourcing Division. I am planning to retire in 2014 and will travel back and forth to the Philippines and US.
My interests and hobbies include reading, writing, swimming. We travel a lot to various historical and tourist spots in the US, Hawaii and Canada and plan to continue traveling and visiting interesting places. We are involved with church and community activities.
My best life experience, most rewarding and maybe the highlight of my life was being an AFS Exchange Student at Mahwah High School! I learned a lot, and had the opportunity to visit various states in the US, stayed with different families at a fairly young age. This experience enriched my life dramatically. I had a chance, along with other AFS'ers, to meet with President John F. Kennedy at the end of my AFS tour of US in Washington DC. Last but not the least, I am so grateful to the Beyer family for being my foster family as they cared and loved me as their own.
I want to thank everyone who tried to locate me, sent emails and wishes and contacted me by phone. A special thanks to Bob Shaver, John Schaeffer, Maryellen Baumann, Laurie Beyer, and Linda DeMarino for the emails and calls.
I also am so sorry that I won't be able to attend the 50th Reunion and will miss the chance to meet everyone and catch up but please do keep in touch. Have a wonderful time at the reunion! If anyone perchance visits Arizona, please contact me so we can meet up; I am in the Phoenix metro area.
Enjoy life while you can and cherish the friendships made along the way. I will always remember, cherish and love the memories at Mahwah High School! Great teachers and awesome classmates!

Frances Bloomer Pearcy
Frances has been located. Her information is being withheld
upon her request, nor will she be attending our 50th Reunion.

Jackie Bowman-Bowns
124 Indian Hollow Rd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Jackie is one of the Allendale gals that started out with us in Kindergarten, but left in 1997 when her family relocated. Jackie is a Re-Max Real Estate Agent and has handled many of her former classmates real estate transactions. She has 3 children and is a grandmother. Jackie has also been very helpful in the location of our classmates who have left the New Jersey area. We are waiting for Jackie to provide us with additional information. Updated 8/30/2013

Monika Boyens Brackett
48 Holland Dr.,
Maggie Valley, NC 28751.
Updated 3/2012

Grace Briody
The only information we have found on Grace is that she was living in Park Forest, Ill.at the time of her death.
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Robert Bryan

Bob attended Wagner college but we believe he never completed due to his motorcycle accident in 1965. We lost track of Bob after the 1975 reunion. At that time he lived in Edison NJ and worked for Okinite Co. in North Brunswick. An extensive search for Bob found him living in Plainfield NJ at the time of his death.

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Mary Bourgholtzer Sullivan
33 Oxford Court
Ramsey, NJ 07446
mks3660@hotmail.com Mary was one of the Mahwah crowd who attended grade school in Mahwah and started out with us at MHS but had
to leave when her family relocated before graduation. Mary is working on her biography and it will be posted soon.

Gillian "Jill" Campbell Bevans-Barber-Higgins
New Jersey

After graduation I attended Glassboro State Teachers College. I was secretary for a Political Consulting Firm in Edison N.J., real estate agent for L&M Realty of Edison, and owner/operator of Gillian's, a gift and craft supply store in Forked River NJ. For the last 37 years I have been employed by Wakefern Corporation.I married/divorced Bill Bevans, had one child,I was married to John (who adopted my daughter) for 42 years befor our divorce, we have one grandson, a step grandson and step grand daughter and a step great-grand daughter. On March 16,2013 I married my High School 'sweetheart' Mike Higgins (MHS '62). We currently reside in New Jersey. UPDATED 2013

Joan Chapman Herndon
3513 Lothair Avenue
Boynton Beach Fl 33436

After graduating from Mahwah I attended Green Mountain College and after graduation I went on to attend the University of Colorado to major in business. I fell in love with Colorado and after marrying Ken Herndon (Class of ‘62) we moved to Colorado. I worked in downtown Denver at Joslins/Federated Department Stores as a children's wear buyer. Even though we loved Colorado, we missed family on the East coast so we moved back to NJ after 3 yrs. We lived in south Jersey for 4 yrs and had our daughter, Kirsten. I became a stay at home mom and Kenny commuted back and forth to NYC working as a stockbroker. The "rat race" got to us and we decided to sell our home in 1975 and move to Florida where my parents had retired. Best decision we ever made! Ken became a policeman and found his love of work. He retired as a Detective Sergeant of Crime Scene in 1994 from Delray Beach Police Dept. and six months later was urged to return to work doing the same thing for Boynton Beach Police Dept. where he finally retired in 2006. I did not work again until our daughter was in the 3rd grade. I went to work as a permanent substitute teacher for the School Board of Palm Beach County and continued to work for 32 years! I worked as a substituted at the same school for 11 years. During that time I became the girls Swimming Coach as well as the Cheerleading Coach (can you believe it?) My family became good friends with an Assistant Principal at the school and when he got promoted to Principal, he asked me to become his secretary. We continued our school careers together for the next 21 years! We worked at 2 middle schools - one for 3 yrs. and one for 5 yrs. and then completed our work with 12 years at the largest high school in Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens High School. I loved being the Principals Secretary and loved working at a high school, there was so much always going on with sports and activities, I also gained the nickname as the "Wicked Witch of the West" I think in good fun!!! I retired in 2009 and thought I would miss work but, actually I have enjoyed being retired.

Our daughter, Kirsten is a lawyer here in Palm Beach County and she has a daughter, Brianna who is 13. They both keep us busy. Brianna is an excellent soccer player and is on a travel team so; we travel all over Florida to watch her tournaments. We love it!

Over the years I was very active as a Sunday school teacher and rang hand bells in our church choir for over 20 years. Before retirement Kenny and I traveled to Europe as well as around the US and would love to do it all again! I exercise and swim in our pool. I love to read and I am always with a book in my hand.

We both have great memories of Mahwah High School. We often see Marianne (Triolo) Downs and her husband Joe as well as some other friends from Ken's class when we come to NJ or when they come to Florida. Ken had his 50th reunion last year in NJ and it was wonderful. I especially remember parties at my house and sleep overs with "the girls". Marianne and Bozo were my best buddies and actually Bozo is the reason I started dating Kenny to begin with and we are still together 47 years later! Can't wait to see everyone at the reunion!

Virginia (Ginny) Cloonan Zelnick,
20 Hilltop Rd.,
Cabot, Ar 72023.

Ginny who has been working since she was sixteen, went to work for O&R right after high school graduation. After about a year and half she found a job in New York City as Secretary for Islin Jefferson Financial and stayed there until she was married. Ginny has four children: Larry (45), Eileen (44) Michael (43) and Alison (41), and has had custody of her step grandson Peter (17) since he was 3 months old. Ginny has 5 other grandchildren ranging in ages from 3-15.
Ginny retired as a Ministry Assistant at the Mt Carmel Baptist Church in Arkansas and keeps herself busy with various part time jobs. She enjoys quilting, crossword puzzles, crocheting, and her family. Her travels are mainly to NY and Florida. One of Ginny’s favorite memories is of when” Doc Bishop” would announce a fire drill over the loud speaker saying “the Sy-reens will blow at 1 o’clock!” and “If anyone is caught riding a bicycle on school property ,the bike will be con-fist- a cated!” Since the 3013 reunion Ginny has re married! Her new husband is Richard Zelnick. Congratulations Ginny! updated 6/22/2017

James "Jim" Coates
62 W. Hague Rd.
Hague, NY 12836
518 543-6449
updated 2012

Joanne Collins

Joanne worked as a Secretary for several insurance companies in NY before moving to White Plains, NY around 1976 and taking a job with Nationwide Insurance. She had a son, Jeremy Collins, who was born on 2/6/77 in Boulder, CO where she had moved after leaving that position. Shortly after he was born she moved to Guilford, CT and became a Secretary for AM Bruning Co. where she worked until she became ill with Pancreatic Cancer in 1994. She passed away on April 1, 1995 surrounded by her friends and family. Jeremy and his wife live in Stamford, CT.

Sarah Comley-Derr
4217 Blueflax Dr.
Pueblo CO 81001

I am a retired Registered Nurse. My husband Jim and I have been married for 43 years and have two children: James and John and one grandchild Elizabeth (10) who is one of my great treasures.

I went to St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, the University of New Mexico, (where I met my husband) and West Virginia University where I earned R.N. I have worked in New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, West Virginia and Colorado. I have been Staff Nurse, Assistant, Head Nurse, Assistant Director of Nurses and finally Pulmonary Nurse.

I was close to the Waldo Canyon fire last year when I was in Colorado Springs 3 days per week. In 1979, my husband Jim took his sabbatical in Birmingham, England and I, with our two children lived with him there for 9 months. We lived in Massachusetts for one year for Jim’s faculty exchange at Clark University. We lived In New Braintree. We also have traveled to visit my brother in Millersburg, Ohio. It is lovely Amish country. When my brother took me to NYC to see Phantom of the Opera I got to visit New Jersey again and made a brief stop in Allendale to see changes that have been made since I have been gone. I am very interested in my *xeric gardening as I am living in a drought area. I loved the campus style High School and have fond memories of my Latin teacher Mr. Mescall.
Sarah is unable to attend our reunion but wishes everyone ‘a wonderful time!” updated 8/11/2013
*xeric gardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation.

Joyce Consiglio-Miller
PO Box 23
Mahwah N.J. 07430

I have held the position of Accounts Receivable/Credit & Collections Specialist over forty years for Reinauer Oil Company, Philips Electronic Instruments, Weatherseal /JB Fireplaces and Pentax Medical Company. I have been caregiver for my father for the past six years and retired in 2010 to care for him full time until his death in 2012.
I have been widowed since 1995 and have a son, Jeffrey, who is single. I am very “proud” of the person he turned out to be and all of the accomplishments that he has made since overcoming all the difficulties after his father’s passing when he was seven teen. I enjoy doing crossword puzzles, working outside in the yard, going to watch my son play ice hockey, babysitting for my great nieces and traveling.
The most memorable moment I have from MHS was the first day of our freshman year when I met Molly Haight (Rapp) who befriended me since came from Catholic School and didn’t know anyone. We remain friends to this day and I have treasured that friendship for the past fifty-four years. Updated 2013

Sharon Bobbie Crane-Stadtlander
4201 Wildcat Road
Aubrey, TX 76227
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Joseph "Guiseppi" Crisci
18 Utopia Ave
Suffern N.Y. 10901

Joe spent two years at Rockland Community College before entering the US Army. Joe has been married for 41 years to Sally and they have two daughters ages 39, and 36, and four granddaughters ranging in age from 19 months to 9 years old. Joe is retired. He was a Utility Plant Foreman for RCC for 37 years.
Joe and his wife own a summer home on Indian Lake in the Adirondacks. He enjoys power walking and biking every day. Joe belongs to The American Legion in Suffern, NY “wearing many hats there”. Joe remarks that he is still changing diapers at age 68, and remembers instead of walking, driving his ’56 Chevy to school.

Conrod Milton Christopher-Boone
4510 West St. Clair Place
Denver, Co 80212

Jack Curzon
520 Spaulding Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80524

After graduation, I spent 6 years in Rochester, NY making new friends, working, and enjoying life. Part of that time I attended the University of Rochester and completed three years. Wander lust engulfed me and I traveled this beautiful country several times during my early 20’s. I’ve lived in Lincoln, Nebraska; LA; San Francisco; Seattle, Washington; and places in between, for weeks or months as the spirit moved me. I’ve traveled through most of the continental United States and visited many of the National Parks.
It’s funny, I traveled this country, lived in various cities, but I finally met the love of my life when I returned to NJ. A beautiful young lady from Ridgewood stole my heart. We lived in Allendale, traveled the country, lived in Boston, and then moved to Freedom, NH. We purchased an old farm house in Eaton, NH and were married under an apple tree in our field. We both worked in restaurants and I also worked construction. We became part owners of a restaurant in North Conway, NH. After 6 years I grew tired of the long hours, left the business and worked full time as a carpenter. We both became certified SCUBA divers and enjoyed diving in the Florida Keys, off Cancun, and Cozumel, Mexico. We raised dogs and cats until we could afford children. Then one day we realized that we’d never have enough money for children, so we had two boys. John is 27 and Chris is 26. We lived 20 years in NH before we searched other areas for a better educational system for the boys. (The long, cold winters were another contributing factor for our move.) Orlando, Florida; Eugene, Oregon; we finally settled in Fort Collins, Colorado, a town I had visited several times before. Since our last visit, 3 of my sister-in –laws had moved here. After 2 ½ years of construction related jobs, I joined Poudre School District as a maintenance carpenter.
We lost Sheila, my wife, to cancer, Christmas Eve 1998. We had been together for 27 wonderful years. John and Chris were both in Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. They’ve both lived on their own but currently live with me. They both work full time and attend school part time. I worked for Poudre School District for 19 ½ years, the last 10 as the head of the Carpentry Department. I retired June 10, 2013.
But, I still have plenty to keep me busy; two dogs and two cats; an old house and a small acreage; growing plants and trees in a high desert environment. I also pasture friends’ 2 horses. John and I enjoy classic cars. We have a ’72 GTO in good condition, a ’67 Mustang in good mechanical condition, and a ’72 Ford Ranchero that needs a lot of work. I still like to travel and have a trip to Yellowstone planned. Then time in Montana and on to Bend, Oregon to visit my brother. After that, it’s off to Florida to see my sister. But first, our Reunion! Updated September 24,2013

Maryann D'Aprile Hugo
3208 Karen Lane
Monroe, NC 28110

Maryann received her Early Childhood Certification from Centenary College. She has two children: Michelle (43) and Brian (42). They have blessed her with five grandchildren. Gianna (12), Michael (10), Marina (8), Adele (9) and Vincent (7).
Maryann found her calling later in life and became an Early Childhood educator for 12 years. She is most proud of becoming an assistant for a five star Child Development Center for 9 years. She has been retired for almost seven years and is just happy being around her grandchildren.

Maryann enjoys reading, movies, going to socials and playing poker with her friends and family, and is taking up oil painting.

Travel mainly consists of visiting family from Florida to California. Her favorite place to visit is Vegas and is planning a trip to Italy in the future. Maryann’s advice to her fellow classmates is simply: “It’s O.K. to be silly!” She remembers Mr. Lazicki’s class fondly.Updated 8/2013

Karen DeGraw-Spicer
618 Hettley Circle
Glouscer, Ontario CA K1BOA3

Karen married the Archer Memorial United Methodist Church's Youth Minister in the mid to late 1960's. Karen is remembered by all who knew her as 'the girl with the beautiful singing voice". Those who attended her wedding where awed by Karen walking down the isle singing the words to her chosen wedding processional. For those who can remember back to their elementary school years in Allendale, it was Karen's grandmother, "Mrs. DeGraw" who was the 'lunch room lady' that prepared our school lunches. I believe her 'Apple Crisp' hot out of the oven was everyone's favorite. Yum! Karen had inherited her grandmother's flair for baking. I remember running into Karen in the Ramsey ShopRite where she was picking up more baking supplies. She had baked over 100 dozen cookies so far and was still going! That was the last time I was to see Karen, but she was apparently happy and well into her element! Her smile is the last thing I saw. Karen's husband was assigned a United Methodist Church in Canada where they have resided since the mid to late 1970's. Unfortunately, somewhere between locating them in Canada in January 2012 and when the Invitations went out in June 2013, they relocated and left no forwarding address to our knowledge. "The Locators" are on it and hope to find her and her husband well and enjoying their retirement years. Updated 8/24/2013

Daniel B DeGrote
219 Post Road
Slate Hill NY 10973

Linda DeMarino-DeFalco
175 Herbert Ave
Closter N.J. 07624

Linda has been married to Anthony for 43 ½ years and have a daughter Tara (40). Linda is the former owner operator of “Cleaning Service”. Linda enjoys decorating, gardening and hiking. Linda and her husband love traveling have traveled all over US and Europe and plan to travel more for as long as they can. Linda’s MHS memories are of ‘cutting class’ and of the wonderful friends she made. Linda’s words of wisdom to her classmates are: “Enjoy life and keep doing what you are doing. Updated 8/15/2013

Carolyn "Carol" Dembia Russo

Carolyn married Joseph Russo and lived in Franklin Lakes, NJ for most of her life. They had three children Kelly, Michael and Joseph and opened a business, "Computer Discount of New Jersey" in West Milford, which Joe Russo Sr. still operates today. Carolyn loved being an active mother and business owner, but sadly developed lung cancer in 1994 and passed in 1995 at the age of 49. She would be thrilled to know she has two beautiful daughter in laws, a son in law and six amazing grandchildren... with one on the way! Her youngest son, Joe Russo is currently the drummer for The Grateful Dead, now known as“Furthur". Summited by Kelly Russo Roque: kelroque@hotmail.com (updated 3/8/2016)

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William "Bill" Dicker
Hopatcong N.Y. 07843

Bill recieved MA's in History and Education from the University of Wisconsin in 1969. Bill and his wife Ann are high school teachers

Jeanne Marie Dunn
438 Stanton Place
Longwood FL 32779

Maralyn Edwards-Myer

After an intensive search we believe Maralyn lives in MD. Several messages and letters have gone unanswered. But, with only her name and parents old address to go on, the "Locators" did a bang up job!

Nancy S. Erickson, Esq.
172 Fifth Avenue #31, Brooklyn, NY 11217

I am an attorney, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. I have two very wonderful and talented daughters. Tania (38) is principal at a school in a small village in Alaska. Most of the residents of the village are native Yupik eskimos. Tania has a daughter who is 4 ½ years old and who is bilingual English and Yupik. They usually visit the “lower 48” in the summer and at Christmas time. Laura (32) is younger and is in her third year of a four-year residency in psychiatry at a hospital in New York City. She visits once a week and we sing together in the Brooklyn Women’s chorus.
In 1973 I graduated from law school and began teaching law at New York Law School in 1975. In 1979 I received a Master’s in Law from Yale Law School. I continued to be a law professor for several more years, and taught at Cornell (Ithaca, NY), Ohio State (Columbus, OH) and Seton Hall (Newark, NJ). I taught Family Law, Sex-Based Discrimination, Evidence, Constitutional Law, among others. Then I decided to go back to the practice of law in New York City, where I worked as an attorney for the City of New York, then for the National Center on Women and Family Law, then in private practice, then at Legal Services, specializing in representing battered women in divorce, custody, and child support cases.
In 2005, I received a Master’s in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and now I am back in private practice, where I do mostly consulting relating to forensic psychology issues. I have written books and articles on family law, including domestic violence, child support, custody, marital property, attorneys for children, custody evaluations, and adoption. I am currently researching and writing in the area of custody evaluations.
I was in the Peace Corps in India after college and was a caseworker for Department of Social Services in Harlem, NYC, before law school. I love to read, especially biographies and autobiographies of people who accomplished good things, and writing about law. My favorite Mahwah High School memories are of my pals Priscilla Shaw, Linda Hurban, and Patricia (Tish) Worrall. Priscilla’s parents were some of my favorite people. Linda moved before we graduated, but we get in touch once in a while. Tish and I sang folk songs back in the day, and we still see each other fairly often. She usually stays at my house when she needs to be in New York City overnight. In recent years, we sang together in the “Revels” performances for two years. I have no plans to retire and will keep on practicing law and writing. Updated 8/12/2013

Calvin Eriksen
5732 Monte Verde Dr
Santa Rosa Ca 95409

Following graduation, I attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. After suffering from small-town Midwest culture shock and a few misunderstandings with college admininstration, I returned to Allendale and graduated with a BS in Science from Fairleigh Dickinson (Teaneck) with my good friend Bill Anderson. I married Marie “Cookie” Trenz (Ramapo ‘64) in 1970 and we will be celebrating our 43rd anniversary in September.
I was employed by Med-Science in 1972 to develop a rep network for the thirteen western states headquartered in northern California. We enjoyed this opportunity to relocate and travel through a large part of the western U.S. In 1975, I started Cardio Respiratory Equipment as a rep organization selling and marketing diagnostic systems, specializing in computer automation. Cardio Respiratory Equipment merged in 1984 with Livingston Medical Products of San Francisco becoming a medical equipment and supply company. I started a new business venture with a partner in the early 90’s called Electronic Marketing Systems where we designed and manufactured our own electronic device to gather market research data. Clients included large healthcare organizations, Ford, Northwest and United Airlines, Darden Restaurants, and our favorite, Senor Frogs. The last 8 years of my work career were spent working for GlaxoSmithKline, a large pharmaceutical company. This was not fun for me so I was very happy to retire in 2011 and I am enjoying every day! I spend my time cycling, hiking and backpacking, gardening and trying to get my golf handicap down to a ten before I am too old. I also volunteer at Canine Companions for Independence, Habitat for Humanity, a local church where I am the Property Commissioner, and counsel people recovering from addiction.
Cookie and I have two children that continue to delight us and make us proud. Jessica is 39 and lives in the Sacramento, CA area with her husband, Mike, and children: Jillian (7) and Jackson (4). Jessica is a Physical Therapist, as well as her husband. Mike is also CEO of Operations for Berger Rehabilitation and just recently became a partner in a gym, WellFit. Our son Jacob is 36 and lives outside of Denver with his wife, Colleen and sons: Chase (4) and Cole (2). Jake is a Regional Sales Manager for Miller-Coors in the states of Wyoming and northern Colorado. Colleen is a manager with Enterprise, Ecko Division. Cookie and I are very excited to be coming to my 50th High School Reunion to see dear and old friends.
Some of my favorite memories of high school are smoking in the boy’s room with our beloved and respected Biology teacher, Vince Herold, and of course, the Mahwah High School Band! Updated 8/19/2013

Judith "Judi" Ferber

Judy described herself in the '88 Reunion Directory as a 'professional housekeeper and mother". She was active in Woman's Liberation, N.O.W., and the Feminist Movement. Her interests included, antiques, silver, martial arts, decorating and design. Judy also traveled to Europe and Hawaii. Judi was married and widowed twice. She had three children Rory, Sean and Tiffany. Judi was living in New York State at the time of her death. We all were saddened by Judi's passing. Judi attended our 25th reunion in 1988, five years before her passing, and we were blessed to have had the opportunity to reunite with her that one last time. Classmates from both Allendale and Mahwah remember her fondly. Judy was a majorette in both Elementary and High School. If anyone could be labeled 'prim and proper' it was Judi! If your given name was Robert, but the whole world called you 'Bob' or 'Bobby', Judi would call you Robert! Judy was a 'good friend' to those who were fortunate enough to call her friend.

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Marilyn Feuerhake-Smith
114 Rudder Rd
Millboro, DE 19966

I moved to Mahwah when I was almost 8 years old. Attended school in Mahwah until the second half of seventh grade. I then moved to California (Northridge) until 1961. I returned to NJ, but lived in Allendale and attended MHS for my junior and senior year! (How lucky was I?!!!)
I went to Drew University and met my husband, Bob. WE were married after his graduation and moved to Delaware 47 years ago! We have three children - 2 boys and one girl and NINE grandchildren (6 girls and 3 boys) WE THINK that's all! We moved to Sussex county, DE (5 years ago) from Wilmington DE.(we lived there for 42 years). We are in the Lewis/Rehoboth area. We both love the beach, bike riding, gardening, reading, hiking, and traveling, now that we are retired!!! I worked for CIGNA/ACE USA for 21 years...ugh!
We spent much of the years when our children were growing up following them around to soccer games and track meets! Both our boys played professional soccer. Rob - middle son - was on the 1996 Olympic team and then went on to play for the Columbus Crew. He still lives in Columbus. Eric played for the DE. Wizards. Katrina was a Div. 1 runner at Univ. of SCarolina. We really miss all that but are starting to enjoy it again with the
grandchildren!!! We are BOTH looking forward to the reunion in September! UPDATED 2013

Anthony "Tony" Fitzgerald
232 W Allendale Ave
Allendale N.J. 07401
Anthony, or "Tony" as many like to refer to him as, married his High School Sweetheart, Dee Dee Dicker MHS Class of 1964.. Dee Dee is the sister to our classmate, Bill Dicker. at our 1975 reunion, I believe Anthony said in his biography that he was a photographer in New York City. What Anthony is currently doing is uncertain, but he does own a home in Allendale, which is no small feat these days, and is still married to Dee Dee. Anthony brought his sister Eileen to the Class of 1960 & 1961's joint 40th Reunion pre party at Joe Triolo's home in June of 2000. I, (Gloria) was also there as a guest of the class and had the opportunity to see Anthony and Dee Dee. For further details of Anthony's life after MHS, we will just have to wait for him to send in his bio!!

Arthur "Barry" Fowler
365 Hillside Ave
Allendale N.J. 07401
no e mail

Barry attended Union College in Schenectady, NY with Mike Kaufman and Art Klein. Art tells of a water gun fight on the dorm's balcony where Barry fell off and broke both arms and a leg. Although Barry and his family apparently still reside in Allendale, we have lost touch with him over the years. Barry is married and has one son that we know of, and apparently prefers to be called 'Arthur' now. All our calls and letters have gone unanswered but we are still hoping to hear from him and that he is doing well. Updated 8/24/2013

William "Fritz" Friscino
131 Warhol Ave
Mahwah NJ 07430

Cynthia "Cindy" Garrabrant-Beall

Cindy married Ralph Beall (MHS '62) in 1965 and lived in Howard county MD. They had two children Steven and Laura. While the children were young, Cindy enjoyed being a ‘stay at home’ mom. Later, Cindy worked for the Howard County Government. She enjoyed family vacations all over the US, camping in all the big national parks and trips to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and England.
Cindy was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer in Dec. 1987. While undergoing an advanced treatment program at John Hopkins University Hospital, Cindy continued to travel and work. She was a true fighter and an inspiration to her family. Cindy lost her battle in May of 1992.

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Molly Haight-Rapp
1083 Devon Ct.
Mahwah N.J. 07430

Molly has been married to Ed for 46 years. They have three boys, Charles, 41, a teacher in Mahwah NJ, and 34 year old twins, Daniel, a Probation Officer in Hackensack NJ and James, a teacher in Wayne NJ, 34. They have three, soon to be five, grand children, Rhiannon 13, Luke 11, Alexia 6 and twins due in August. After working in the Mahwah school system as a Paraprofessional with special needs children, Molly and her husband retired in 2007.
Next to loving to be with her grandchildren as much as possible, Molly enjoys watching her grandson play baseball, cruises, hanging out by their pool and just enjoying life! Molly writes: “My best experience was working with children with special needs. They give so much to our lives. I met lots of great parents and formed a lot of nice friendships.” Molly’s message to her classmates is: ”Keep the memories close to your heart, but make new ones every day. God Bless!!. Updated June 2017.

Thomas "Tom" Hattrich

Tom married/divorced Elsa Oshner, they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren, according to Tom's sister Janice, MHS '60. Tom and Elsa, although divorced, remain friends and see each other often.
Update: Tom, or Tommy as most of us remember him as, passed away September 29th 2015. He is survived by his son Brian and 2 twin grandchildren. He was predeceased by Elsa and his daughter.

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Thomas "Tom" Heflin
40 Kenilworth Lane
Warwick NY 10990
no e mail

After high school I attended Arizona State University. I was drafted in the US Army in 1965. I served in Vietnam from 1966 - 1967. After returning home I started my career as a Heavy Equipment Operator and married my childhood/High School sweetheart Beverly Wall and we have two children: Tiffany and Troy. I remarried in 1984. Elizabeth and I moved to Warwick, New York, and have a daughter, Christine. My three children have blessed us with four wonderful grandchildren.
I retired in 2009 and enjoy playing golf. I drive a school bus for the town of Warwick, NY. One of the things I enjoy most is a father's day weekend camping trip with the ‘grumpy old men’: Kunisch, Wilson, Downs, Rumsey, and sometimes Morrow, Cohen, Pommedesso, with Bloom and Storms joining the fun. Updated 8/14/2013

Bruce Heppa
1002 W.Bogart Rd
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-626-0495 bheppa@aol.com

Bruce attended Union Institute and earned his BS. Bruce was in the US Marine Corps. and did one tour of duty in Vietnam. He has been married to Mary for 35 years and they have two children: Michael (33), and Katharine (30), and one grandchild, Emily (7). Bruce retired from General Motors after 37 years. Bruce enjoys bowling and golf. To quote Bruce: “If I had it to do all over again I would have sold auto insurance.”Updated 8/15/2013

Jane Heydt-Morris
1424 Wylie Court
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Jane recently relocated to Florida from her Middletown New York Residence. She has remained close friends with Joanne Williams Patterson over the years. Joanne reports that as Jane would truly love to join us at our 50th reunion, family obligations are preventing her from doing so. Jane attended our 25th reunion in 1988, and truly enjoyed being with all her friends and classmates. We are hoping once Jane gets settled in her new home she will have the time to fill us in on her life after MHS! Updated 8/24/2013

Karen Horton
172 Stafford Rd.
Holland MA 01521

My education after MHS includes: BA in Home Economics at Iowa Wesleyan College, courses at Iowa State University Dietetic Internship, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Denver, Colorado; Springfield College, Springfield, MA., Masters of Education in Guidance and Psychological Services with emphasis on behavior modification at Nichols College, Dudley, MA—MBA. I served in the military 32 years (10 years Active and 22 in the Reserves). I attained the rank of Full Colonel 2006 of which I am very proud.
I am a registered and licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a dietitian for 46 years. I am currently retired but offer advice as asked. I served in military and civilian hospitals, nursing homes, “Head-start” and a Dialysis unit. I hope to do a lot more traveling and would love to take an African Safari and a Mediterranean Cruise. I am an avid gardener. I spend much of my time landscaping my yard with unusual trees. I have a large vegetable garden but to some people’s dismay, I am not an organic gardener. If I am going to plant a garden, I want to get vegetables and fruits out of it!! I exercise regularly besides gardening. I used to walk a lot but lately, I have been using machines. Have to love those “Pats” no matter what #81 did or didn’t do! I’m a “fair weather” Red Sox fan. This year they are doing great!
Having been in the Army for many years, I have done considerable traveling In the US and I also was fortunate to get to Europe a couple of times. I have also traveled for pleasure to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and around the US. One of my most memorable trips in the US was white water rafting on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon for a week! Quite the experience! Currently, I volunteer delivering “Meals On Wheels” locally. I find this very rewarding. I have worked with the elderly for years as a dietitian. I am very involved with my local Congregational church as I am President of The Women’s Fellowship (and have been for the past 10 years!), I am one of the Worship Leaders and have served on many Church Boards, currently, the Prudential Board.
I believe I have had a very full, active and rewarding life with my only regret being never having children. I believe we all have to think positive looking forward and always remembering to help out and lend a hand whenever possible. I remember all those buildings at MHS, changing buildings for almost every class and carrying everything that I brought each AM all day no difference what the weather may provide! UPDATED 2013

Richard "Dick" Hostrup**
530 Rutile Dr.
Ponta Vedra Beach FL 32082

Karen Huebner-Utzinger
29 Captains Crossing,
Savannah GA 31411

I am happily ensconced in Skidaway Island, GA, playing golf, bridge and doing volunteer work when not visiting my four adorable grandchildren in CT and CA. Been married 42 years to college boyfriend and wrote for four weekly papers over the years. Got my masters in '94 at Drew and substitute taught for 11 years at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ.
I had planned to attend the reunion and told several classmates I would see them there, but life has interfered. I am in kidney failure and am on home dialysis. I am not yet ready to travel with this machine and all the equipment I need. Plus I am waiting for a transplant and can't be too far away-hours can make a difference in a transplant situation. I do expect to recover and keep on golfing, swimming, playing bridge, reading up a storm and traveling as well as enjoying my kid's two families with their four children. They are the light of our lives.
Except for this rather annoying inconvenience in our lives, life in Savannah is good. I remember ditching school in senior year with four friends to go to the Mall and my mother writing on my excuse: Karen had ‘Spring Fever’! My hair is still red, a little faded, but still red! Take care, Karen (Marb) Updated 8/14/2013

LInda Hurban Schaefer
6111 N. Bloomfield Rd.
Canandaigua, NY 14424-9724
585 396 1718 lindaschosenplace@yahoo.com
Linda is a Mahwah gal who left in our sophomore year. She promises to send us
past and present pictures along with her biography of her life after she left MHS.

Eleanor Hutton-Harris
1771 North Orange Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Updated 2012

John "Butch" Hutton
5218 Central Ave.,
Riverside, CA 92504
951-359-5127 Huttonfamilyca4@aol.com

I live in Riverside California. I have 2 children, a son (50), and a daughter (48). I have three grandchildren ages 32, 29, and 25 and 2 great-grandchildren. My wife and I were married 48 years before she passed away in 2011. I drove for UPS. We liked to travel and I like to fish. I would like to say to all: “Live life as best you can and enjoy every minute. Life is too short!” John also says; “Hi everyone!” Updated 8/15/1013

Jim Hyman
1025 Jupiter Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Home phone: 719-447-9730
Cell: 719-351-8153

Jim started out with us at MHS but left before graduation. Jim was awarded a football scholarship to Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass, and attended graduate school at the U. of Colorado. Jim married Barbara June 1, 1968 and has three children: Nancy, Todd, and Christine, and eight grandchildren: Dylan, Kyra, Molly, Katie, Cody, Zaydee, Christian and Trevor. Jim was in retail management from 1968 – 1977, Real Estate brokerage and development from 1977 - 1987, Health Care (Vision and Dental) from 1988 to the present. Jim retired as the President of Anthem/WellPoint Blue Cross Blue Shield Specialty Products in 2006 and started his own business in 2008.
Jim enjoys golf, and travel. Jim’s favorite memories of MHS are of Coach Marcolini, Mr. Carpenter, and being on the Sophomore State Championship Football Team. When asked for something to boast about Jim writes: Mostly my kids and grandkids, but, believe it or not I was a guest (through my brother) of ESPN at 2012's Super Bowl and watched Eli and the Giants beat the Patriots from the ESPN Luxury Suite while sitting with Eli's family (mom and dad Archie and Olivia, brother Cooper and family, and Eli's wife and baby daughter.) An unbelievable and unexpected experience." Updated 8/2013

Ronald "Ron" Jeker
14 Glencrest Drive
Newton N.J.07860
973-383-2249 (H), 973-670-1702 (C)

Ron served in the US Army Air Corp from 1964-1967. He was stationed in NJ, Alabama and Vietnam and in 1966 received an Air Medal. Ron has been married to Beverly Damms Jeker, MHS Class of 1964 for 45 years. They have a daughter, Deborah Campanella (41) who graduated from Centennary College, NJ, and is employed by Catholic Health Initiatives IT Department. They have three grandchildren: Devyn Lalli (22) who graduated West Chester University, PA, Michael (13) and Delaney (9).Ron and Beverly are expecting their first great-grand child in mid-September.

Ron started his career as an electrician, however, has been working in Biotechnical Service for McKesson, Fairfield, NJ (Formerly PSS Physicians' Sales & Service) for 23 years. Ron enjoys tennis, golf, fishing, motorcycles, home remodeling and landscaping. Ron’s travels have taken him up and down the East Coast, Las Vegas and Arizona.
Ron writes of a surprise reconnection with Sam Linville after many, many years. “Sam actually rode his motorcycle from CA to NJ to visit family and went out of his way to see me. During that time we enjoyed a motorcycle ride back to Mahwah. I also cherish our long-time friendship with fellow-classmate Ken Osborne and his wife, Patty. I have fond memories of my favorite teacher, Mrs. Eddy. UPDATED 8/2013

Ralph Jordan
11312 Sundial Court
Reston, VA 20194
Phone: 703-435-4747

After graduating from Palmetto High School in Florida in 1963, Ralph joined the Army and earned the rank Captain. He attended and graduated from Medical College in Virginia with a degree in Dentistry. In 1973 Ralph started his own private dentistry practice in Virginia and retired in 2012. Ralph was married/divorced and had one son who is now deceased. Ralph remarried and has one step son. He enjoys golf. Updated 8/22/2013

Gigi Jordan Atkins
601 Sea Coats Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: 757-491-8371

After graduating from Palmetto High School in Kendall, Florida, I moved to northern Virginia where my Mom lived. I was very fortunate and landed a great job with NASA and even got to watch the landing on the moon from the private viewing room in NASA Headquarters in D.C. Had to leave NASA after the birth of my son and was going to go back to work but couldn't stand to leave him! I played the role of wife and mom but the wife role ended. After a few years I remarried and had another wonderful son but that marriage didn't work either. So I rejoined the workplace and found a job with Intel in Northern Virginia. I was then fortunate to be asked to transfer to the Phoenix, AZ, headquarters for Intel. So the boys and I along with Mom moved to Phoenix. We loved it there and had a great time!! Then I met someone and moved back to Virginia where he lived. His job eventually took us to Birmingham, AL and I was able to get another great job with the largest advertising firm in the southeast. When my husband announced we were moving to Virginia Beach where his twin daughters lived, I wasn't thrilled. But, needless to say, Virginia Beach became my "for good" home even after that marriage ended on good terms! I work for a hospitality company and helped in the development of hotels and resorts throughout Hampton Roads. I've been with them 23 1/2 years and now have the best job ever! I'm the Journey Ambassador at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront and have more fun that I can describe.
Even more importantly, though, I am the grandmother to four!! Each son has a boy and girl and there is no better role that I can think of than being Nana Gigi! It really is awesome!! While Ralph lives in northern Virginia, we do get together a few times a year to play golf. He's so much better than me but we have great fun. He has sold his dental practice, is loving retirement and looks fabulous - would you expect anything less!!! Once in a while I think I about retiring but I'm having too much fun and they even pay me to do it!! I had a big scare in 2001 when I felt ill at the gym and the doctors found a brain aneurysm that had started to bleed and another smaller one. I was extremely fortunate and both surgeries went very well with no negative side effects! I am a very lucky lady and appreciate life to its very fullest! Please give my best to all!!!!!

Linda Jordan Collins
134 Main Street
Groton, MA. 01450

Linda received her undergraduate degree in education from Montclair State. She lived in Paris, France, teaching English to airline executives then moved to Vermont and got married. She taught French in a Public School. Linda is now divorced. She enjoys travel and competing horses. She is now retired and is living outside of Boston and all in all has had a happy, good life. Linda will be abroad and unable to attend the reunion but hopes it will be a big success and sends her best regards to anyone who may remember her!! Updated 8/27/2013

Dr. Michael "Mike" Kaufman
968-C Bromley Road, Charlotte, NC.
Charlotte NC 28207

After attending Union College, Dr. Kaufman received an M.D. degree from Duke Medical School. His post- graduate training was performed at The New York Hospital, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and the Mayo Clinic. Mike held faculty positions at Emory and Duke before a 14-year career in private practice. In 1993 he joined the Department of Neurology at Carolina Medical Center, where he organized the first MS clinical research center in the Carolinas. This Center has conducted more than 90 clinical trials in MS and has contributed over 80 articles, abstracts, and book chapters to the MS literature. Mike has been selected as Professional of the Year and for the Leadership Award by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is also a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee. He has served on its national Health Care Delivery and Policy Research Committee and Clinical Care Committee. He serves as the current president of the Consortium of MS Centers, the largest organization of MS health professions in North America. He is the past Chairman of the Integrative Panel of the Congressionally Directed MS Research Program. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2008.
Mike and his former wife of many years, Helen, have three children and three grandchildren (so far). As all of you with children and grandchildren know, all of one’s children and their children are adorable and brilliant. Mike still plays tennis poorly but enthusiastically. In semi-retirement he is trying to catch-up on the many things he neglected while obsessing over work. He is currently writing a love story. UPDATED 2012

Skip Kelley
16 William St
Westwood N.J. 07675

Skip was a Sergeant in the U.S Air Force from 1964-1968 and served in Vietnam from 1966-1967. It was while he was in the Air Force he met his wife of 44 years, Nina. They have three children: Tom (43) Tim (42) Erin (32) and four grandchildren Shane (5), Chris (17) Colleen (3) and Amanda (14).
Skip was in the restaurant business for 14 years before spending the next 22 years in Bergen County government where he served as a Westwood Councilman 5 years and as Mayor of Westwood for 8 years. He is a Founder, or Founding Member of several organizations. Skip organized the largest parade in Bergen County history which was A “Welcome Home” parade after Desert Storm. He has also organized the annual “September 11th Memorial Observation” in Westwood for the past 11 years. Skip and his wife Nina are being honored on October 17th 2013 as ‘Citizens of the Year’ by the Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
For nearly forty years, Skip has been involved in coaching baseball, football, and softball. He enjoys his family, golf and traveling. For the last 5 years, Skip has been in real estate, both residential and commercial. He has no plans for retirement in the foreseeable future.
One of Skip’s favorite MHS memories is “singing along with the juke box at lunch.” His advice to his fellow classmates is : “Stay active, take each day as it comes. Try to do things that you’ve always wanted to do but never got to do it. Life is short, so have fun!!!”

Monika Kietzman-Rhoades
Star route 1
PO Box 3 Rt. 38
Sloansville N.Y. 12160
UPDATED 2/2012

Robert "Bob" Kiehl
12168 Kirchbrook Dr.
Saratoga CA 95070

Bob received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA and was an Engineer and Manager at Ford Motor Company, for 36 years. Bob has been retired for 13 years. Bob is married to Ann and they have two children: Barbara Beach (42) and David Kiehl (40), and five grandchildren: Justin Beach (12) Brandon Beach (9) Jordan Beach (7) Morrison Kiehl (9) and Mason Kiehl (7).
Bob’s travels have taken him to Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Maui, Nassau Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and camping at Clear Lake, CA. His hobbies are classic car restoration and model railroading. Bob and his wife are the owners of a bar/nightclub named Murphy’s Law in Sunnyvale, California. Bob enjoys snow skiing at Lake Tahoe, wakeboarding, hiking and running. Bob fondly remembers: “Driving my 1956 Mercury Convertible to High School with my girlfriend “. Bob’s advice to his fellow classmates is to “Enjoy retirement, I am! “Updated 8/21/2013

Gloria Klaschka-Abrams-Pease
1040 Violet Ave #29
Hyde Park N.Y. 12538

I attended Como Beauty College a few weeks after graduation and was employed as a beautician at "Burh Studio"(owned Billy and Kieth Buhr's dad) for four years until I married Ernie Abrams (MHS class of '60). We had 3 children.
After two not so very nice husbands and a few not that good relationships, I can finely say that for the past 32 years I have been happily single. As a single mom I had to wear many hats over the years in order to support my family. In addition to hairdressing, I have worked as a chambermaid, fork lift operator, house keeper, custodian, a McDonald's 'do you want fries with that?' counter person, a "Ding Dong Avon Calling" Lady, a Tupperware Demonstrator, a office assistant, and nurses aid/home health aid. After locating some rather hard to find classmates for our reunion, I can now add detective to that list! But of all the jobs I have had over the years, my 27 years as a Home Health Aid has been the most rewarding. I looked upon it as 'on the job' training for when I had to take an early retirement to care for my elderly, vision and hearing impaired father who was battling Alzheimer's.
I have had to relocate twenty times with in three states during the past 50 years and am currently residing in Hyde Park NY. I am active in tho Hyde Park UMC where I am chairman of The Inter-generational Activities Committee, and director of Vacation Bible School. Both positions challenge my creativity where I design costumes and scenery and write skits and plan various events. I am currently serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of Venture Lake Homeowners Association. I discovered a flair for writing and poetry in my early thirties and with the the help of a web TV and my sister Barbara, I learned how to create web pages and putting music and graphics to my writings. When I am not at the key board working on the MHS Alumni Directories, I care for three of my six grandchildren week days and some weekends.
As much as I have enjoyed help plan our 50th reunion and locating and reuniting classmates, I must insist that in the event of a 60th Reunion, everyone must be fitted with a 'tracking device' or pinkie swear that before they change their name, address, phone number, e mail address or die, they must notify me first! UPDATED 2012

Arthur "Art" Klein
7 Drew Court
N. Caldwell NJ 07006

Hi to all! First, thank you Gloria for the wonderful work in organizing this directory. I’ll try to be brief as much of this is in the “Heavens Year Book" for my late wife June Jensen Klein.
After graduation in 1963, I departed for Union College in Schenectady, NY with Mike Kaufman and Barry Fowler on the recommendation of Mr. Dierman. What a great recommendation! After a great four years I returned to Allendale and worked for an insurance broker in NYC while living at home. As many of you know June and I started dating at Mahwah when she was a sophomore and I was a junior. She went off to Syracuse and we continued to see one another as much as possible.
After a year living with my parents in Allendale and working in NYC, I decided it was time to live someplace else. Wait until you hear what happens over the next 30 years. I moved to Boston which was probably the furthest I had ever been from home except for a trip to Europe after graduating from Union.
June and I were married in 1969 and lived in Boston. I was still an insurance broker, as I am now and she a social worker for handicapped children. In 1970 our daughter Jennifer was born. We decided to move back to NJ and bought a house in, you guessed it, Allendale. Christie was born in 1975 and Tim in 1979. All three went from Archer Nursery School through Northern Highlands High School. On graduation Jenn went off to Dartmouth and now lives in Newton, MA with her husband Jack and our grandson Eddie who is 8. Since I started this Jenn, Jack and Eddie have moved to Orinda CA as Jenn got a great opportunity at Chubb. Christie departed for Colgate, did not like it and transferred to NYU and loved it. Tim gave me a break on the $$$ and went to the U of Maryland in College Park. Christie lives in NJ and works for Marsh, the world’s largest insurance broker. Jenn is a VP with Chubb Insurance and Tim is an environmental engineer in San Diego. Through all of this my job took me to more than 50 countries and I thought I would not get far from home! Most people say that when they retire they want to travel, not me!
As I started this off, June died in 1993 from multiple myeloma which was tragic for all of us. She was a great mother and wife. Tim was in eighth grade and Christie a senior at Highlands. My claim to fame in life is that I did not screw things up too badly.
Several years later I met and married Beatriz Gomez, a psychotherapist at the University of Medicine in Newark. She was born in Cuba and escaped during the revolution. I have been very fortunate to be blessed with two wonderful partners.
I sold the house in Allendale in the mid 90’s and we moved to a townhome in North Caldwell where we both continue to work. It was both great and sad to see the bios of my wonderful classmates. Both Mahwah and Union were fantastic years and I look forward to seeing you in September. Art Updated 7/2013

Carol Kowalcyk-Garmendia
1495 Ratzer Rd
Wayne NJ 07470

Carol graduated from Rider College. Upon graduation she worked at a couple of medical facilities: Medical Economics and Hoffmann La Roche and ITT as an administrator. Carol married John and they have two adult children who both live in CA and own their own businesses. For many years Carol has been working at a cancer center for children where she, among many other things, does fundraising and applies for grants. With their children out west, Carol and John are considering moving closer in the near future. Carol enjoys sketching and making pottery. UPDATED 8/2013

Dennis "Killer" Kowalski
145 E Village Rd PO Box 125
Tuxedo NY 10987
845-351-2449 cell 845-709-3257

After graduation Dennis was in the US Army from 1964-1967. He was stationed in Kaiserslautern Germany. He married Betty. They have a son Joseph (34) a daughter Victoria (30), and one granddaughter Lelianne (2). Dennis is retired. He worked at Avon for 33 years and Wal-Mart for eight years. Dennis and Betty own a second home in Bellaire, Michigan. Dennis is a member of the American Legion and enjoys his granddaughter, fishing and gardening. Updated 7/31/2013

Barbara "Barb" Koehler-Franicola
Barbara has been found! We are relaying Reunion information to Barb through her sister Phyllis.

Kenneth Lentz
Kenny married Georgette Klemchalk class of 1964, Ken worked as an Accountant until he passed from Cancer at the age of 49.
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Barry Lewis
2108 Mansfield Rd
Mineral, VA 23117

How do I summarize 50 years in a short biography? Thinking of high school brings back memories of racing my dad’s 1961 Bonneville convertible up Rt. 17 for a quarter mile in front of the Ford plant. After high school, I attended Rockland Community College and made good grades until I was drafted in 1965. I spent the next three and a half years in Vietnam, I was E-5 in the USAF. Started out as a gunner on a Huey, then ended up flying it. I was shot twice in the same battle on the same day—Dec 17, 1968.
I married a nursing student from South Carolina and brought her to NJ where I had a job working as Line Supervisor at Ford Motor Company. My first wife and I had a lovely daughter, Jennifer born in 1971. After my father died in 1974, we moved to South Carolina to be near her family, and I became a police officer. I worked my way up from City to County to State, then decided I had enough so I resigned.
My wife and I separated, then divorced. I moved back to New Jersey, remarried, and got into asbestos removal, working out of Westwood. I started as Foreman and moved up to General Superintendent. Then I moved to Virginia as a Bidder for the same company, IDGAS Corporation. I routinely won million-dollar government jobs. During this time, wife #2 and I had a son, Ronald, born in 1981.
After 12 years, I was ready to try something new so I opened my own business, WinterHawk Transportation in 1987. I had 4 Grand Marquis limos and 24 Aerostar vans. I ran WinterHawk in Fredericksburg, VA and the DC metro area for 8 years.
After closing WinterHawk and my second divorce, I returned to Mahwah briefly and worked for UPS in security. I decided I needed another change, so I became a long-haul trucker. From 1996-1999 I covered the 48 contiguous states over the road. In 1999 I returned to central Virginia. While working as a caregiver at a group home, I suffered a work-related injury that led to disability. Unfortunately, my living arrangement led to an odyssey I never dreamed of. My roommate, who was a former classmate, sued me. After more than three years of court and legal fees, the classmate lost.
Luckily, I met my lovely wife, Sharon in 2003 and we were married in 2004. I think I finally got it right. She encouraged me to pursue my long-time dream of building trikes. So in 2008 we launched “Cycle Transformers.” Since that time I have done very well. My most recent accomplishment was winning BEST IN SHOW at the AVA International Rally in Logan, OH this year with a custom trike I built on a Honda VTX 1300-C.
My daughter has given me two grandsons and my son has a precocious five year-old daughter. I live in Mineral, VA, with my wife and her dogs, cats and chickens, and my motorcycle shop. UPDATED 7/2013

Sam Linville
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Apparently photographers, and artists are expected to provide some information about themselves. Very well then, I’ll try to not buck convention, too much. While some paths are easier, and more conventional, as long as the path is forward, and does no harm, we will have different, and exciting stories to share. I have jumped out of perfectly good aircraft in the dead of night with darkness obscuring any hope of seeing where I was about to crash. I have been thrown off a perfectly good boat a mile off shore with small craft warnings in place, and yes once again,in the dead of night. I have handled high explosives, and yes sometimes in the dead of night. I have swum in rivers with ice floating by. I have slept in swamps, and 15 feet of snow. After reading what I just wrote, I want to clearly state for the record I am not now nor have I ever been, a vampire. I have driven race cars on Laguna Seca, and Sears Point Raceway. I have ridden my Harley across the United States from the Pacific to the Atlantic and up over the great lakes in Canada. I have owned my own business, and managed some for others. I have worked in high tech and low tech. I am uniquely me. Updated 2012

John Lisack Jr.
12039 Stoneford Dr.
Woodbridge VA 22192
703-491-2317 work: 703-248-4701

John graduated Marshall of the Class from the University of Massachusetts School of Engineering, earning his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and his Master’s in Business Administration. He served eight years in the Army Reserves with the Rank of Captain.

John has been featured in: Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges, and ECAC Weekly All-East Basketball Team. John also has earned: 3 Varsity letters; Ranked 12th in the Nation in Field Goal Percentage; 2nd Team All-Conference, three Varsity Letters in Track, two Varsity Letters in Tennis and was a Distinguished Military Student and Graduate. John has been married to Rosemary for 40 years and has three children: John Paul, Matthew Jason, Rebecca Jean and four grandchildren: Allison, Christina, Peter and Daniel

As far as John’s career paths, John is one of several classmates whose accomplishments can be found on Google.com! The following information was found on Google.com : John is the executive director of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and is a recognized professional with more than 35 years of experience in association management. As executive director of AAPS, John develops and establishes programs, policy and strategies that support the AAPS vision, mission and values, and oversees AAPS’ finances, personnel, meeting, educational offerings, and communication and information resources. Prior to serving at AAPS, John was the executive director of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), the executive director of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), and the executive vice president of the National Association of Personnel Consultants. John has served on several Convention and Visitor Bureau Advisory Boards and numerous other volunteer organizations. He is past chairman of the PCMA Board of Directors and a former trustee for the Education Foundation. Long after completing his responsibilities with the Board, he continues to stay engaged with PCMA.
He has captained the PCMA golf team for more than a decade and has raised well over $100,000 for the PCMA Education Foundation through his efforts.

On May 2, 2012, John was honored as Meeting Professional Honoree at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement.’

In tennis John is ranked first in the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Association (Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) in Doubles several times; Ranked 9th Nationally in Father/Son Doubles; and runner-up in Virginia Singles Championships. John loves the game of golf and has captained a Ryder Cup Format Competition at many different courses around the world.
John also enjoys Chesapeake Bay goose hunting, Virginia deer and turkey hunting, North Dakota and Colorado pheasant, deer and waterfowl hunting, Rock Bass fishing on the Chesapeake and Large Mouth Bass fishing from his kayak.
John has been fortunate to travel to many different countries but still feels that the good old USA is the greatest place on earth! John plans to retire in about a year; however, he is just having too much fun right now to retire.
One of Johns favorite MHS memories is meeting with Coach Vince Herold before class and talking about basketball. “We were very fortunate to have some of the finest coaches in high school and you only realize that when you enter college and have new coaches.”

Harold Luce
201 Beacon Ln.
Moneta, VA. 24121

Maria Mankiewicz Himber
125 Brakeshoe Place
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Maria received her BA in Mathematics from Rutgers University. She has been married to Robert for 48 years. They have two sons, Robert and Raymond, three grandchildren Johann, Kevin, and Robert Jr. Maria worked for Abex Corp.in Mahwah in the accounting office until closed, and as Credit Manager at Amalloy Corp until it was sold. In addition to gardening, hiking and bowling, Maria and her family enjoy their vacation home in Plymouth, NY. Maria also volunteers at a local animal shelter.UPDATED 2013

Patricia "Patty" Martin-Gilshian
2008 Cara Cara Dr
New Bern North Carolina

After graduation Patty attended Vermont College and earned her BS degree. She has been married to John for 24 years. Patty has a daughter Ann (44), a step daughter Shannon (32) and three grandchildren Dylan (23), Kate (20, and Jeremy (8).
Patty has worked as a Medical Technologist at hospitals and medical groups in New Jersey. She retired in 2008 and moved to North Carolina. She enjoys boating, gardening, travel, and reading. Patty is involved with community activities in New Bern and in her community and also volunteers for the Red Cross. Updated 8/15/1013

Pete Mattes
10 Carnot Ave
Woodcliff Lake NJ 07675

Edgar Allen MacAdam Jr
9358 Ingalls St.
Westminster, Co 80031

Edgar, we called him Allen, was in the Air Force from 1965 to 1969, spent 3 years in Germany with several tours of duty to Africa (LIBYA) and last 6 months in Homestead, Florida. While in the Air Force he was a pneudraulics repairman (high pressure hydraulics and pneumatics) working on F4-d’s (PHANTOM II).
After the service Edgar went to BCC in Florida where he studied electronics. He worked at Motorola for 4+ years before moving to Colorado in 1977. There he worked for AT&T and then Lucent Technologies until he retired in 2000. Edgar enjoys shooting, guns, computers, Tech magazines, and cars. Edgar spent a one week vacation in Switzerland while he was in the Air Force. Edgar has been married to Esther for 35 years. Their travels have taken them to most of the National Parks and Niagara Falls. Updated 8/11/2013

Jay L McEvitt
1945- 2/19/2006.

Jay attended DePauw University in Indiana. He was a middle school teacher in New York City before starting a hotel installation company. He later just did sales for another hotel installation company. Jay' first marriage was to Frances Lespier. They had two daughters, Leesan McEvitt Villa, who has 4 children and Charlotte McEvitt Crump, who has 2 children. His second marriage was to Maria Coba. They were married 22 years at the time of his passing on Feb 19, 2006.They had two children- Kristen and James.
Jay passed very suddenly of a pulmonary embolism while traveling to the christening of his grandchild in Charlotte N.C. on February 19th 2006. His family thought of Jay as a very sweet, considerate, loving and decent man whom they all miss. Condolences may be sent to: mcmcevitt@gmail.com

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Edward-Mathew FSC-Michelini
Reverend Edward L Michelini
Saints Peter and Paul Parish
106 Third Street Towanda, Pa. 18848
Phone: 570-265-2113

After High School graduation Ed received his BS from the District of Columbia Teachers College '69 , an AM from Stanford University '75, a MS from The Ohio State University '84 , a PhD from The Ohio State University '88 and a M.Div. from Blessed John XXIII National Seminary '05, Weston, MA.
Ed was a member of the De LaSalle Christian Brothers, a Catholic Religious Order, for 36 years prior to entering the seminary and being ordained a Catholic priest in 2005 for the Diocese of Scranton, PA. Ed is currently the pastor of Saints Peter & Paul Parish in Towanda, PA., located in the heart of the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Prior to entering the seminary Ed taught at the high school (Mathematics) and college levels (Computer Information Systems); he was a high school academic dean, a high school principal, and an Associate Professor at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY in the School of Business. As a Christian Brother, Ed traveled extensively throughout the United States both for education, business and pleasure.
While teaching at Manhattan College, Ed was invited to give computer application lectures for the passengers on Cunard's QE II. He has traveled to five continents the most memorable trip being a 45 day cruise from New York City to Sidney, Australia. Experiencing multiple cultures in a brief amount of time was an extremely enriching and revealing period in his life.
Ed enjoys Golf, Gardening, Cooking, Parties, and Cruises Ed’s MHS memories are of “Good friends, snow skiing in the winter, student government elections, lunch in the cafeteria.” Ed’s words of wisdom for his fellow classmates are to “Be real; do our best; be yourself!"

Mary Mihok-Vranesevic

Mary married Nebojsa Vranesevic. They lived in Mahwah had two children, Lisa Vranesevic of Detroit, MI, and Nenad Vranesevic of Mahwah, NJ. Mary passed Aguust 28, 2007 from breast cancer.

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Meredith "Merry" Monaghan-Ettenberg
23605 E. Alder Drive,
Aurora, Co 80016.

After graduating from Mahwah High School, I attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. I graduated from there in 1967 with a B.S. degree in Psychology. My first job out of college was with Lord &Taylor in New York City where I participated in the management training program to learn to be a buyer. After a short time I determined that I wouldn’t survive that environment and moved into Human Resources, specializing in the benefits area.

In 1969, I decided to move to Colorado primarily to ski but found a job in a bank as a Job Analyst. My career consisted of different positions in Human Resources but remained as a specialist in the compensation and benefits field for 40 years. Several of my employers fell victim to bankruptcies and buyouts so I worked in various different industries including banking, retail, airlines, the public segment and construction supply. While working for the original Frontier Airlines, I learned what it was like to go through a bankruptcy. I retired twice from my last employer and did consulting and special projects in the field of compensation and benefits until 2006 at which point I happily retired from Corporate America.

In 1971, I married Irv Ettenberg and am still happily married after 42 years. We had no children but we have many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Irv was a Denver judge and after retiring in 1995, he became a Sr. Judge and traveled all over the state filling in where needed. He, too, is completely retired. We have classic role reversals. Irv does all the cooking and I do all the yard work, maintenance work and house repairs.

Having a lot of time on my hands after I retired, I volunteered as a member of the Human Resources Committee for the HOA community where I live and felt like I was back in the office but with no paycheck. Our purpose ended when a property management company was hired to run the HOA so I started to volunteer at our local hospital which has become a true labor of love. I sit at the Information Desk, am president of the Needle Arts Guild and assist the employee health nurse when needed.

Irv and I skied all over the state of Colorado and then I became addicted to the game of tennis. I played on many competitive teams as well as competed in tournaments around Colorado for 30 years. My greatest accomplishment in tennis was being state ranked in singles for several years, the highest being ranked 2nd. Unfortunately, the injuries and multiple shoulder surgeries took its toll on my tennis “career” so I concentrated on golf. One of my shoulders is preventing me from playing golf so I took up biking and Pickleball (old persons’ tennis) which is kind to my shoulders. I am having lots of fun with my latest sports endeavors but miss tennis every day.

I still love knitting, crocheting and sewing though my sewing is mostly concentrated on making window treatments. I love to garden which is a challenge in Colorado. We are subject to droughts, blizzards, hail, and poor soil since we live on a high plains desert. Living somewhat in the country, we also have deer and rabbits who love to eat all the flowers, shrubs and trees.

My fond memories of MHS are Biology with Mr. Herold (ah, all those mice!), History with Mr. LaGarde, cheerleading for football and basketball games and all my friends, especially my dearest friend Bev Wall VanBuren.

Though life has been a challenge these past several years with my husband’s numerous bouts of cancer and lung disease and my diagnosis last year with breast cancer, I still feel blessed that I have the life I live today and I look forward to see lots of my classmates at the reunion. Can’t wait to see you all in September. UPDATED 2013

William "Bill" Montevechi
25 Rae Ave.
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Winter Home:
709 High Vista Dr.
Davenport, Fl 33837

Bill was in the US Army from 1965-1967 and worked as a superintendent of water distribution for the village of Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has been married to Donna for 43 years and they have a daughter Dana (41). Bill has been retired since 2002 and claims he plays a ‘bad’ game of golf! He enjoys auto racing and the NY Rangers. Bill’s message to the class is: “Let me say “your welcome” to those of you that will visit MHS High School. My Mahwah taxes are still paying for it!!!!!”

Theresa Morra Gesten
184 Race Street
Downingtown, PA 19335
484-593-4070 home
201-247-4270 mobile

After graduation I started working for a dentist, Dr. Robert Gesten, in Ramsey and attended classes at night for my certification and x-ray license. I was chair side assistant, receptionist, office manager and eight years later, in 1971, became Mrs. Gesten.

We have a daughter, Jodi, whose love of horses and riding made a horse show mom of me. She graduated from Dartmouth College and married a wonderful young man, Marc. They have two dogs, Emma and Tuck and a horse, Willow. They now live in PA and both work in finance. Bob and I worked together for 43 years and retired in 2006. It was a wonderful family practice, often treating three generations in a family.
In 2011 Bob and I decided to move to Downingtown, PA to be close to Jodi and Marc. During the week we enjoy dog walking, relaxing, reading and my now favorite pastime, PLAYING POKER. We enjoy living here, but we now put a lot of miles on the car on weekends visiting friends and family in NJ and NY.

UPDATED 8/2013

Virginia "Ginger" Morrison
17 Glasgow Terrace
Mahwah NJ 07430

Ginger attended St. Thomas Aquinas College. She owned a travel agency, but has retired. Ginger feels lucky to have six brothers who have blessed her with14 highly entertaining nephews and nieces, and10 great-nephews and nieces, who she also finds highly entertaining! She enjoys traveling and still owns a horse. Updated 8/15/1013

The Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Mowbray
324 Lexington Ave
PO Box 7
Nashua, IA 50658
Email: mowbray@q.com
UPDATED 2/12/2012!!

After graduating from Mahwah High School in 1963, Tom attended the University of Vermont where he studied civil engineering for two years before transferring to Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey where he studied church music, and graduated in 1969 with a triple major in organ performance, choral conducting and composition, and a minor in voice.
While a student at WCC, he performed under Leonard Bernstein, Howard Hanson, Sir Arthur Bliss, Leopold Stokowski, William Steinberg, Roger Wagner and Sir Malcolm Sargent, among others. At Westminster, he studied organ with Dr. Donald McDonald and Dr. George Markey, and composition with Warren Martin. His senior organ recital was reviewed as “one of the highlights of our school year.” His private organ teachers were Louise Clary, Earl Goodwin, and Virgil Fox, with whom he studied for six years.
Following his graduation from Westminster, he played the organ for the graduation ceremony of Princeton Theological Seminary at the Princeton University Chapel, after which he immediately departed with the PTS Choir, as their accompanist, under the direction of Dr. David Hugh Jones, on an eight- week tour of the Midwest, Northwest, western Canada, and Alaska.
When he returned from Alaska, Tom moved to Dover, Delaware where he began his duties as Director of Music and Organist of the Wesley United Methodist Church, with a graded music program consisting of fourteen choirs. Under his direction, the church’s high school handbell choir was invited to play Christmas music at the White House in December of 1969
. He was the first person to be granted the status of Certified Director of Music in the United Methodist Church by the Peninsula Conference of the United Methodist Church. During his tenure at Wesley Church, which was eventually terminated by a draft notice, he played numerous organ recitals in Delaware and surrounding states. David B. Kozinski of the Wilmington Evening Journal wrote of his last recital, Sunday 11 October 1970, before reporting for active duty in the U. S. Navy: Thomas L. Mowbray’s organ recital at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church last night was outstanding for its lyricism, sensitivity in colorful registrations, and musical values.... Mowbray celebrated last evening with a searching program that comments poignantly on contemporary questions with great taste and intelligent restraint, thus doubly underlining his own sensitive, creative, young artistry. Bon voyage to a fine, creative musician.
While attending Boot Camp at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Tom was the Staff Assistant Director of the Bluejacket Choir under the direction of E. D. Sandager. After nearly a year of schooling, he was assigned to the Naval Facility at the NATO Base in Keflavik, Iceland as an Ocean Systems Technician, where he remained for the duration of his tour of duty. He also served as Director of Music and Organist of the NATO Base Chapel, and played several organ recitals in Iceland.
On 08 June 1974, Tom married one of his choir members, Mary Katherine McPherson, who was a music teacher at the NATO Base grammar school. The ceremony was held at the beautiful church by the sea in Gardaholt, Iceland. They honeymooned in England and Scotland, and departed Iceland in August of 1974 to settle in Princeton, New Jersey where Tom attended Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his Master of Divinity degree in 1977 and was ordained that May. While a seminary student, he also served as the seminary’s assistant chapel organist and choir director first under James Litton and then under Dr. Eric Routley. Tom received his doctorate from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in 1986. While living in Dubuque he was on the faculty of Highland College in Illinois.
Before his retirement in 2001, due to a severe stroke, Tom served churches in New Jersey, Wisconsin and Iowa for more than thirty years as a pastor in both the United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, and as a Minister of Music in several denominations.
He is the author of four books, a writer for professional journals, a published poet and composer, a member of the Sigma Alfa Iota Composers Bureau, and a former member of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, the Royal School of Church Music, and dean of the Northern Iowa Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Tom and Mary have one son, Allen, who, with his wife, Mary Elizabeth, live in Portland, Oregon. Updated 2012

Kenneth "Mousie" Mowerson Jr.

Jack Rumsey MHS '62 is a cousin to Ken. He told our Merry Monaghan Ettenberg that Ken is living in Oklahoma and working for his son-in law's roofing business.

Major General Terrence P. Murray
United States Marine Corps (Ret.)

Terry went K-8 at Allendale Elementry School, attended Don Bosco HS and graduated in 1963 Terry is a 1968 graduate of the Naval Academy, and served 33 years with the Marines as an infantry officer, retiring as a Major General in 2001. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968. Terry earned a masters degree in public communications from Fordham University and, as a midshipman, was the 1968 recipient of the Naval Academy Athletic Association's Sword for Athletic Excellence. He is the co-author of the Corps' official history, "The Marines in Vietnam, 1970-1971: Vietnamization and Redeployment."

Terry was the first Marine Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen in 1992 and then the Marine Corps' Director of Public Affairs. He became the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Forces, Japan in 1996, and served his final tour as Director, Manpower Management for the Marine Corps. After completing The Basic School at Quantico, VA., and Army Ranger School, in 1969 he went to Vietnam and commanded a rifle platoon with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, before commanding Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines.

He commanded a rifle platoon, weapons platoon and a rifle company in Vietnam, and later in his career led Battalion Landing Team 1/1 and next the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit on deployments to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf. Terry also served as Operations Officer, Marine Barracks, 8th & I and as the Marine Corps Senate Liaison Officer.

Major General Terrence P. Murray is the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs/Director, Personnel Management Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. held a variety of billets, including platoon commander and company executive officer, at Officer Candidate School.
Assigned to the Naval Academy, he instructed in the Physical Education and English, History, and Government departments. Transferred to the Western Pacific, he was the Logistics Officer for 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, which later deployed from Okinawa as Battalion Landing Team 2/9. Following a tour as Inspector-Instructor of Company F, 2nd
Battalion, 25th Marines, he served as Operations Officer, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. and then attended the Armed Forces Staff College. He spent a year as a writer in the Marine Corps History Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, and afterward became the Marine Corps' Senate Liaison Officer. After serving as Executive Officer, 1st Marines, General Murray commanded 1st Battalion, 1st Marines which became Battalion Landing Team 1/1 and deployed to the Western Pacific as ground combat element of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. BLT 1/1 participated in Operation Fiery Vigil, the evacuation of Clark AB and Subic Bay, Phillippine Islands, following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo.

In 1990, General Murray took command of 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit which he led in deployments to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf. While assigned as Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen, U.S. Naval Academy, he was selected and promoted to brigadier general. In July 1994, he became Director, Public Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. He was Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces, Japan from July 1996 to June 1998. His next assignment was the Director, Reserve Affairs Division from June 1998 to June 1999. He assumed his present duties in June 1999.

His personal decorations include: Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with Gold Star; Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" and Gold Star; Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; and Combat Action Ribbon. He earned a masters degree in public communication from Fordham University. Terry is the Executive Vice President, Operations, at the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association.

Terry was a CNN military analyst in November 2004 out of Washington DC on CNN's Evening News



As of August 25,2013, we have lost 73 alumni from the classes of 1960 - 1965, 17 from our
class alone.I have created an on line "Heaven's Year Book" in memory our departed Alumni.
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It has come to my attention that some may have some valid reasons for not wanting their contact information posted on this site. If you wish to have your information removed please contact Gloria at "gloriadianne2945@yahoo.com. Unless instructed otherwise, your information will appear in the 50th Reunion Alumni Directory for classmates eyes only.

With the help of John Schaffer, ZabaSearch.com and unlimited
calling, we were able to locate about 90% of our classmates and
updated their contact information. When we exhausted all of our
resources,Bob Shaver,Joanne Williams Patterson and Maryellen
Sworski Baumann came on board to help 'pick up the crumbs'
and helped locate all of the classmates on the list. Some chose
not to respond, but everyone in our class has been accounted for!!
In our next life, "The Locators" plan to start a detective agency!!!

Bob Shaver has set up a "Mahwah" page on FaceBook. Many of our classmates have joined. Please
take a moment, go to FaceBook.com, 'friend' Bob and he will add you to our list. Come, join the gang!

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