This page is dedicated to our classmates who were once part of our lives.
They may leave this world, but they will never leave our hearts.

The meanings of the colored ribbons posted near an alumni are as follows:
"Rest in Peace" "Brest Cancer" "All Cancers" "Heart Desease" Accidental Death Chrones Disease MS & ALS
Lung Desease/Hospice Spinal Cord Injuries


Peter George Jasenzak
"Pete" December 14, 1941- September 4, 2002

"Know thy self happily; then be a friend to all." Class of '61. . .green and white '56 Ford with floor shift. . ."Go, bad!". . . "Ginger, you're cruisin' for a bruisin'". . .friendly. . .Pizza and Beer by Louis Prima. . .salami sandwiches. . .Mr.Siano's 5th period History class. . .hunting. . .will enter the armed forces this fall. Pete passed away in the fall of 2002. He lived in Mahwah. The details of his life and death are unknown. Anyone with any information about Pete's life after graduation or his passing, Please write Gloria (Klaschka) @

William Edward Jenkins

"Bill" Class of 1960 "Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster." Shy, friendly, red -head. . . music with a beat... cream cheese sandwiches... no use for sloppy people... dreams of driving in the Sebring sports car race or having a girl with a 1960 Cadillac... great track man... architectural career. After graduating from MHS in 1960 Bill enrolled at Clemson University in South Carolina but left after one semester. He enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to an Army Intelligence unit in Germany. Upon his discharge he earned a degree in Industrial Arts Education at Western Michigan University. He later moved to Galena, Illinois and died there from injuries sustained in an accident.
A special thank you to Bill Batel, class of 1961 for sending me Bill's year book photo.

June Lois Jensen-Kline


"Health and cheerfulness make beauty.". . .Class of 1964. . .June bug. . desires to have long fingernails and straight hair. . ."are you kidding?". . .Old spice. . .chocolate. . .writing letters to Schenectady . .homecomings. . .Color Guard. . .College bound.June Married high school sweetheart Art Kline, class of '63. Art wrote 11/22/11:
After Mahwah HS, June attended Syracuse University and graduated in 1968 with a BA in Sociology. She worked for the Bergen County Dept of Welfare until 1969 when we were married and moved to Boston where I was working. She worked in Boston with disabled children until our first child Jennifer was born in 1970. Christie was born in 1975 and Timothy in 1979. We bought a house in Allendale in 1972. In 1985 she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. She passed away in late 1993 from medical complications associated with the myeloma. She was a great mother, wife and an accomplished potter. We all miss her very much.

Arthur Kane


"Kane". . 1960. . ."Science may be learned by role, but wisdom not.". . Shutterbug. . likes cars and St. Bernard Dogs. . .any type of photography work. . dislikes too much homework. . future plans include college. Arthur passed in 2003 from Cancer.

Joanne Kass Phair

Class of 1965

Richard King

Class of 1965
Dick served in the Military from '66 to '69. It is believed that Dick died in a fire.

Barbara Klein
She was divorced with two great kids Sean and Sara. Details of Barbara's life after MHS are not available.

Victor Kent Krzymowski

1942 - 1988

"Kriz" "Win without boasting; lose without excuse." Class of 1961. . .likes all sports. . .especially track and basketball. . .Red Skelton. . .boxing on T.V. . . .would enjoy being 6'6" . . . motorcycles . . .saddle shoes . . .will attend college. Other than his last known residence is at Orem, Utah County, UT 84058, we have no further details of "Kriz's" life. Anyone with information about his life after High School and his passing, Please contact Gloria (Klaschka) @

Gail Marie Kort

Gail was born in Allendale, NJ on January 17, 1942, the daughter of Lewis and Meryle Bowen Kort. Her parents had met at the Art Students League of New York, and they encouraged her interest in art. Her high school commissioned her to make a large stone sculpture to place by its entrance. She studied art at Oberlin College, graduating in 1964.
Gail lived in Spain for four years while her first husband, Craig Packard, was stationed at the US Naval base in Rota. She taught art classes for naval officers and spouses, and her eldest son was born there. She then lived in Columbus, Ohio, with a year in Belgrade, Yugoslavia when her husband had a Fulbright fellowship. Gail had enjoyed international folk dancing since high school, and in Belgrade, she became a member of a Yugoslav performing folk-dance group. While in Columbus, she made pen-and-ink drawings of Victorian houses, which its Victorian Village Society published in an annual calendar.
In 1978, Gail married David Hemmendinger, who shared her interest in folk dancing. They lived in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where Gail continued to draw house portraits by commission and to paint large landscapes. She was a founding member of the Village Artisans collective gallery there. She always worked on site, saying that cameras see in a way very different from how the eye and the mind do. She loved the sky, and over the years, it occupied more and more of each canvas, with some that she called, “Just Sky”. Gail moved to Schenectady, NY in 1989 when David came to Union College, and continued to paint. She particularly loved the view from the Thacher Park Overlook in the Helderbergs, where she painted landscapes in all seasons; she also painted many other local scenes. Gail enjoyed traveling with David in Europe, Turkey, Morocco, and the Caribbean, as well as in the US, and she painted and drew during her travels, particularly in France and in St. John, USVI.
Gail was a member of the Schenectady Oakroom Artists for many years, and exhibited her work in their shows. Her paintings were also in several of the shows of Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region and in other local galleries and art shows. She worked as a substitute teacher in Niskayuna, where she brought what she called “her bag of tricks”, demonstrations of color and optical phenomena. Some of her later works were landscapes painted on the inner surface of domes, to show people what a landscape view was like when painted on a curved surface rather than on a flat canvas, continuing to explore the relation between how we see and how we represent what we see. She described painting on site as a dialogue between what’s “out there” and the right-here of her dabs of paint.
Gail loved being outdoors, and enjoyed gardening. She was a warm and loving person, intensely curious about others and how they saw the world. Her enthusiasm was radiant and contagious, and she loved to see others open up and laugh. People found it easy to talk to her. Her humor was sometimes quiet but always there, even in the choices she made about what to put on canvas. She wrote, “I combine energy and intense observation to reflect the love I have for what I contemplate.”
Gail underwent treatment for lymphoma for over six years, and her good spirits, optimism, and determination persisted throughout. She continued to enjoy life, and particularly, to be with her sons and grandchildren. Her family is very grateful to all her friends who helped to provide support over the years, as well as to the staff at Ellis Hospital.
Gail is survived by her husband David, sister Carol Parson of Sonoma, CA, sons Boris Kort-Packard of Memphis, TN, Marko Packard, of Montague, MA, and Ben Hemmendinger, of Yellow Springs OH, and grandchildren Ansel Kort-Packard and Iris Atlee, Marko’s daughter.
There will be a memorial service at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, Gail’s friends are invited to contribute to one of the charities that she valued, Planned Parenthood or Amnesty International.

Marjorie Carol Kromka

Class of 1965

Margie was one of our MHS Majorettes. In an e-mail, her sister-in-law wrote: "I am Bonnie, Marjorie Carol Kromka's sister in law. I married Steven C Kromka (class of 1961). Marjorie died 2/2008 from complications of knee surgery. While I don't know specifics, I do know she graduated from Mahwah HS, Rutgers University and was a scientist at Hoffman & La Roche her entire career. She married and divorced Ken Muller. Her love of animals especially horses continued throughout her life. She enjoying riding and boarding them at her West Milfred NJ home. She is survived by 2 brothers, Ken in Houston Tx and Steven in Englewood Fl. both MHS alumni,and a sister Pat in Lomita Ca. a Ramsey alumni as well as 2 neices and 1 nephew." For further information, or to offer your condolences you may reach her sister Pat at 310-539-2926.

Jessica Ann Kudrick


Class of 1960 "Jake" Fun, plus friendship equil a pleasant personality." "Yes, fruit"....always yackin... chicken, R&R... knitting... "Twilight Time"...The Platters.... driving... deams of being a lady wrestler...whitty... secretarial work." Jake was married and had two daughters before she died during surgery at the age of 24 in 1966.
A special thank you to Bill Bartel class of '61 for sending Jake's year book photo.

Michael Walter Kunisch,
July 7, 1941 - March 1, 2012

Michael Walter, 70, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 1st after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Mike is survived by his true love Bobbie (nee Storms), his wife of 46 years. He was the proud father of Chris and wife Jean, Craig and wife Denise, Katie and husband Pete Ohnegian, and Kenny and wife Jamie. Also survived by dear brothers Bob and wife Karen and Art Kunisch; adoring mother-in-law Jean Storms and beloved Aunt Connie Yoke. He was the beloved "Mick" to 11 grandchildren, Brianne, Caitlyn, Thomas, Carly, Shaun, Allison, John, Andrew, Michael, Jackson and Hudson. His life and love revolved around them. Mike was a dear brother-in-law to eight of Bobbie's siblings and their spouses and a special Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Mike owned and operated the Allendale Bar & Grill since 1967. Because of his passion and dedication the AB&G became a Bergen County institution and gave way to the Mahwah Bar & Grill and Manchester (VT) Bar & Grill. By example, Mike instilled in his children that a restaurant's success is measured by its impact on its community. Mike and Bobbie's life work has always been helping others, among them family, friends, employees and many charitable organizations. In lieu of , please help continue the legacy by making a difference and a donation to Sacred Heart School, c/o It's A Wonderful Life, 67 West Allendale Ave, Allendale, NJ.

Stanley Kwak


"Stan"There is a time for speaking and a time for being still." Class of '61 . . .tall. . .easygoing. . .enjoys hunting. . fishing. . ."Be good--if not careful!". . .steak and onions. . .dreams of owning a store. . .maybe army after graduation. Stan passed away in the fall of 2002 from cancer. Stan was the meat manager at Grand Union. He was married to Eileen (Morgan) class of 1962. They had two children Stan and Donna and two grandsons Joshua and Brett. Stan and Eileen are pictured above with Joshua and Brett.

Phyllis Lager

Class of 1965

Bruce William Liming


"Moose" Class of '62 "Chatter is a perfectly educated will." Math teacher...."I reckon so! huge feet. . . Mr. Litchfield. . .Flintstones. . .football. . .fishing. . .comic. . pilot. . . Run Away. . .strawberry floats. . .dislikes stuck up girls. The obituary published in Asbury Park Press on July 3,2010 Long Beach Island reads:
Bruce W. Liming, 66, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Southern Ocean County Hospital, Full Obituary for Bruce Liming is unattainable. I could only access 2 of 14 messages in Bruce's Guest Book| "Knowing B.L. was the highlight of my senior year at Ramapo, class of '69. Greenwood Lake on the boat,down the shore,upstate NY, giving my Mom a motorcycle ride, laughing all the time. You shall be..." - Laney-Fender Wilkins
"Mr. Liming was a great role model for all his students...personally, thank you for your words of encouragement after a win or loss, they were not forgotten" - Mike Nassar



"Unscrew the locks from their doors! Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!". . Class of 1961. . .beatnik. . ."Fantastic!". . . big blue eyes. . . long eye lashes. . . loves pizza, steak and French fries. . ."Diamonds and Pearls". . . known for poems and writings. . .hates revolving, bird watchers and carrots. . .secretly would like to live in Spain and own a Ferrari. . .college bound. "Frenchie" was a teacher. He was murdered June 2,1985. A former student of his sent me the following news paper artical:
Man Given 22 Years In Slaying July 15, 1986 By RICH POLLACK, Staff Writer. A 19-year-old high school dropout who faced first-degree murder charges in the 1985 beating death of a Delray Beach man pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of second-degree murder Monday and was sentenced to 22 years in prison. Johnny A. Knight of West Palm Beach was arrested last year after he fled to New Jersey. He was charged with the June 2, 1985, fatal beating of Maurice Leibruder, 42. Knight also pleaded guilty to robbery and grand theft charges stemming from the case. Had he been convicted of first-degree murder, Knight could have faced the death penalty, prosecutors said. Police contend that Knight and his roommate, Jeffrey Todd Lehman, had lured Leibruder to their West Palm Beach-area apartment because they wanted to rob him and use his pickup to drive north.Lehman is expected to accept the same plea agreement offered to Knight, Prosecutor Mary Ann Duggan said Monday. Duggan said the case had been scheduled for trial this week but a plea agreement was offered at the urging of Leibruder`s parents who did not want to go through a potentially painful trial.



"Ken". . .Class of 1963. . . Bowling. . .quiet. . . astronomy . . .football games . . 5th period English . . serious conscientious worker. . college. . .

Kenny married Georgette Klemchalk from Fardale (class of '64) and was an Accountant. He died from Cancer in 1994 at the age of 49.

Dianne Ruth Luchesi Jeffer

Dianne Ruth (Luchesi) Jeffer passed away at home in Largo, April 7, 2018 after a long battle with COPD. She is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Bernard Jeffer in 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Kathi Black; stepdaughter, Virginia Kucera; stepson, Thomas Jeffer; grandchildren, Carson and Connor Black, Joseph and Laurie Kucera, and Jane and Julia Jeffer; and great grandchildren, Lilly and Gavin Bush; sisters; Rosalie Deacon, Millicent McNearney, Sylvia Muench; her brother, Kevin has passed. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Special thanks to her best friend, Darlene Moss; neighbor, Theresa Parenteau; and special friend, Steven Hahn for their care and love for Dianne during her illness. A celebration of her life will be held July 14 at her daughter Kathi’s home. For details please contact the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation.

Byron P Marozin


1960. . ."Pudge". . . "A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.". . . Shy. . .good natured. . . draftsman. . "Fat" Domino. . .sparks the football field. . .secretly dreams of driving on the Ferrari Factory Tea, . . .hamburgers. . .sports. . .cars. . wonderful smile. . quiet. . .good friend.
On August 8th, 2014 I received this message:
"Hi, my name is John Grillo. I didn’t attend MHS but I was very close friends with Byron Marozin during grammar school (Immaculate Conception, Darlington). Over the past several years I have been involved in trying to contact old classmates for high school (I attended Don Bosco) and college reunions and I recently came across this tribute to Byron: Byron, Marozin age 68 of Fenton, died December 29, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Dear father of Lynne (Keith) Varcoe also of Fenton. Memorial visitation will be Saturday from 1pm until the time of his Memorial Service 3pm with Deacon Ron officiating. (Personal tributes can be found at:

Kenneth Lloyd Luberger
Class of 1962
April 29,1945 - January 12,2017

DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. -- Kenneth L. Luberger, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at the age of 72. Ken was born on April 29, 1944, in the Bronx, N.Y. He was the son of Lon and Helen Luberger. Ken was currently a resident of Dingmans Ferry, Pa. and previously resided in Wantage and Cape Coral, Fla. He was employed by Shaw Flooring and Carpeting until his retirement. Ken loved to be on the water. He got his captain's license and enjoyed boating and fishing. During the winters Ken spent time in Cape Coral, Fla., and was also a talented musician. He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Aleta Luberger; and his three sons, Kenneth, Chad and his wife, Angela, and Evan Luberger. Ken was the brother of Lon, Keith and Allen Luberger and cherished grandfather of Anika and Audrey Luberger.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m., at Somerset Hills Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Basking Ridge. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ken's memory to a charity of your choice . Please visit for additional information and to send condolences. Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 13, 2017

Jay Lawerence McEvitt


"Jay" Tall, blond, and good natured. . ."Doing a job". . Mr Dierman. . .baseball. . .water sports. . .college. . .wants to own a mansion in the Virgin Islands.

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's wife, Maria wrote:
Jay died very suddenly. He was not ill. We were traveling to the christening of his grandchild in Charlotte N.C. We stopped and spent the night in Chapel Hill. When he got up the next morning he went down for coffee in the hotel. I met him five minutes later and he had difficulty breathing. He was taken to Duke University Hospital where he died early that evening of a pulmonary embolism. My son and I were there. My stepdaughters had time to come from Charlotte and were with him also. Unfortunately my daughter Kristen was spending a semester in Spain at that time and could not make it in time. It was devastating to all of us. He was a very sweet, considerate, loving and decent man. We all miss him. Condolences may be sent to:

Everett Jacob Meester

January 8 1948 - October 24 1968

Class of 1965. Everett lived in Mahwah and was one of our proud military that served in the United States Army. He was deployed to Viet Nam but never returned. He is listed as: Specialist Four 271ST ASHC, 307TH AVN BN, 164TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV. He was killed in action in Phong Dinh. Everett is on the Viet Nam Wall in Washington DC at Panel W40, Line 29.

Mary G. (Mihok) Vranesevic


Class of '63..............Sence of humor..........gets along well with others........ .dark hair and eyes......"Oh, sure!".......knitting.....beautition school. Published in The Record/Herald News on August 29, 2007:
VRANESEVIC Mary G. (nee Mihok), 62, on August 28, 2007 of Mahwah. Beloved wife of Nebojsa Vranesevic. Loving mother of Lisa Vranesevic of Detroit, MI, and Nenad Vranesevic of Mahwah, NJ. Dear sister of Ralph Mihok of FL, Michael Mihok of Middletown, NY, and Suzanne Kosowicz of Monroe, NY. Cherished daughter of Mary Mihok and the late George Mihok. Adored grandmother of Matt. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday August 31, 2007 at 10 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary R.C. Church in Mahwah. Interment will follow at Mahwah Cemetery in Mahwah. Donations may be made in Mary's name to: The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 341 West 38th Street, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10018-2918. Please send tributes,
condolences and memories at www.vanemburg

Patrick "Sonny" Miraglio

July 14th 1942 - January 10th 1985


"Sonny's daughter Catherine Miraglio Hardway writes:
After graduation from Mahwah High School, Sonny enlisted in the U.S. Army. His 2 year tour of duty took him to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he met Shirley (Sylvester) Edwards. They were married March 6, 1965 and had 2 daughters, Catherine (born April 24, 1966) and Debra (born February 10,1968). Sonny and Shirley initially lived in Mahwah but later bought a house in Warwick, New York, where Sonny lived until his death in 1985. After the Army, Sonny went to work as a crane operator for the American Brake Shoe Company in Mahwah. He worked there for over 20 years until the plant closed down in the early 1980’s. He then took a job as a line supplier for Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, N.Y. Sonny enjoyed watching football and auto racing, and going to the beach. Family vacations were spent on the Jersey shore, and at Disney World in Florida. Sonny is remembered as a hard working man who loved his family and enjoyed life.

Sonny's daughters were kind enough to share pictures of Sonny and his family. Above is Sonny at Christmas time, Sonny and his wife Shirley and his two daughters Cathy and Debbie, and Sonny and his wife Shirley. Although Sonny's life was cut short, he was blessed with a wife and two daughters who love and miss him so much.

Margrate "Margie" Miraglio

Margaret A. Miraglio, 62, of Spring Valley, died November 17, 2006 after a battle with cancer. She was born in Mahwah, NJ. She went to Immaculate Heart of Mary School, graduated MHS and went on to earn her Bachelor's degree from Dominican College in 1983. Margie loved her family and friends and enjoyed music and loved to dance as well as shopping, traveling and spending time with those she loved. She is survived by her longtime friend for over 25 years, Frantz Lamarre, of Spring Valley, NY; her son Paul Boddy and his wife Rhonda; two granddaughters, Heather and Hallie of Ohio; two nieces, Cathy and Debbie of Olympia, WA; her dearest and lifelong friend, Emma Dickerson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her father Joseph Miraglio, mother Anna and brothers, Sonny and Joey, all of New Jersey.

Thomas Peter McLaughlin

"The devil is a gentleman. . " "Brother Bruce". . .loud, but happy. . .likes Buddy Holly, music wise. . .steak. . .frence fries, food wise. . .cares little for girls who smoke or drink. . cars, cars, cars,... money fiend. . .relaxing and taking life easy. . .would like to make a million. . .future undecided. Tommy's obituary reads:
McLAUGHLIN Thomas P., 67 of Wayne, New Jersey died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, while hospitalized following routine surgery. Tom was born in Brooklyn, NY, grew up in Allendale, New Jersey, and attended Ramapo College after graduating from Mahwah High School. He worked at the Fairlawn processing Lab of Eastman Kodak (later Qualex, Inc.) for thirty nine years.
In addition to his wife, Barbara, surviving are two loving daughters; Jacquee Newman of Woodland Hills, CA and Maureen McLaughlin-Matisoff of West Hills, CA, a cherished sister; Christine Byars of Greenville, SC, and three grandchildren; Katelyn, Nathan and Max Newman.
"For thirty-three years, Tom was my loving and devoted husband, my soul-mate, and my best friend. When my mother developed Alzheimer's Disease, Tom put his long-anticipated retirement on hold to help me care for her. No matter what I asked for or what I asked of him, he never refused. In every way, Tom and I were a team. Whether we were restoring our Corvairs or playing golf or nursing a desperately sick feline, orphaned bird or other critter in need, we did it together.""It would be difficult to find a gentler, more compassionate, more principled human being than Tom. The depth of my love and respect for him cannot be measured and it will outlast time itself."
Friends may visit on Monday, November 23, 2009 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 from the funeral home, then to Our Lady of Consolation RC Church, where at 11 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. For a photo and more information visit Published in The Record on Nov. 21, 2009


"Jackie". . . "Rest and be thankful". . .Class of 1960. . .Easy going. . .tall. . .enjoys a keen sense of humor. . .delights in hunting and horseback riding. . .plans a career in the Marines.
The details of John's life and death are unknown. It is believed John lost his life in Viet Nam. However, there are 4 John Morgans listed on the Vietnam Wall and none of them are John's age. Anyone with information about John's life after MHS and his passing, Please contact

Virginia 'Ginger' Morrison

As written in the Class of 1963's on line Reunion Directory in 2013: "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."
Ginger had since sold her family home in Mahwah New Jersey. Ginger passed away Friday, March 25th in New Jersey from complications of a viral infection.
Ginger's obituary reads: Ginger Morrison, longtime resident of Mahwah and recently of Mendham, NJ passed away on March 24, 2017 after a long illness. Ginger spent many years in the travel industry and was a competitive equestrian and spent many hours with her beloved horses, Baby and Magic. Ginger is survived by Bruce and Mimi Morrison; Paul and Lisa Morrison; Dick and Ann Morrison; Larry Morrison; Dave Morrison; and, Tom Morrison. There are 25 Nephews and Nieces who Ginger loved more than anything and they miss her very much. Ginger is also survived by her aunt, Audrey McGovern whom she spent much time together traveling, shopping and enjoying each other’s company. Ginger touched many people’s lives whether it be a co-worker, a friend from the barn or her family. She will be dearly missed. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be from the funeral home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph’s R. C. Church on West Main Street in Mendham. A private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ginger’s memory to Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson, 777 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013.

Donald Mowbray
Class of 1965

"Donald Leslie Mowbray was born 16 May 1947, the son of Hazel Rudolph Mowbray and the late Thomas Mowbray of Allendale. He attended the Allendale Public School and graduated from Mahwah High School in 1965. Donald was an honor student at Rockland Community College where he received his associate degree in 1967. He continued his studies at the University of Bridgeport and received a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Graphic Design in 1971.
Following graduation, Donald lived and worked as an artist and designer in New York City from 1971 to about 1980, where he continued his studies and received a diploma from The Fashion Institute. Some of his major design projects included the well-known tiger head and tiger stripe design for Faberge products. He designed children’s clothing for a number of companies, among them Rob Roy, that were sold by retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s in New York, and Dillard’s of Fort Worth. Freelance graphic design projects included advertising and stationery for the Plaza Hotel. In the early 1980’s Donald moved to California, first to San Diego, and later to Los Angeles, finally settling in Highland, California. He worked for several companies and traveled extensively to Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Singapore to oversee the production of numerous lines of clothing that he designed.
Donald loved nature, and most of his drawings and paintings included graphic representations of fish, animals and plants. His gardens in California produced magnificent blossoms all year long.
Summited by his brother the Reverand Thomas Mowbray

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

Terry went K-8 at Allendale Elementary 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.

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Suzanne Nailor


"Someday I will reach my place in the sun.". . .Class of 1964. . .Nails. . .long hair. . .guitar?. . extravagant impulses. . .sleeping till noon. . .Peter, Paul and Mary. . .bare feet. . .pinkie rings. . . Siamese cats. . ."growl!". . .Greenwich Village. . .future plans: art school and modeling. Further details of Suzanne's life and death are unknown.

Laura Margaret Nixon-Kidd

July 11,1944 - 26 Feb. 26,1994

1962. . ."Laurie". . ."Full of fun and fancy free, that's the way she'll always be.". . Plans to work. . .blond. . pizza. . .Mr.Siano. . Mr.Herold. . Lucy. . .to be a member of the armed forces. . Matt. Rosemary Trusewicz Kidd writes:
Laura Nixon Kidd was my sister-in-law.  She married Donny Kidd.  They moved to Sebring, Florida.  Laura and Don divorced. Neither remarried.  Laura died as a result of cancer which she thought she had beaten years earlier. She is survived by three children Donna, Bonnie Kidd Glover, and Charles D. Kidd of Sebring and 7 grandchildren.

Donald “Donny” Kidd

Joyce Arlene Norton


"A peaceful mind arouses no antagonism." . . .Class of 1964 . . .Joy. . .soft spoken . . ."What?". . . .Mr.Finch. . .Walking home and sports don't rate. . .plans to be a beautician. Further details of Joy's life and death in 1965 are unknown. It is thought that she may have died in an automobile accident.

Elsa Ochsner Hattrich

Elsa lost her battle to Cancer in June 2014. She married '63 classmate Tom Hattrich. They were divorced but remained 'close'. The had two children and two twin grand children. A daughter predeceased Elsa in 2012. Tom's sister, Janice Hattrich Creighton from the MHS Class of 1960 wrote: "We all knew Elsa's time was close, what a shame; she was a sweet heart, very kind to everyone."
RIP Elsa, your classmates have nothing but fond memories of you:

It is so tremendously sad. I will always remember her as beautiful and young. So many losses in such a short time. It is hard to take in. But it makes each day and all of you all the more precious.
Maryellen Sworski Bauman

So very sad to hear about Elsa. I have so many found memories of her.All my best,
Dottie Wilson Sargent

I like Elsa a lot. We met years ago when I was visiting my sister and Jim in New Jersey just before I got married.
Bill Anderson

This is very sad. It's been a bad year for our class.
I am stunned. Only the best memories of my first real girlfriend. She was super special and I have never and will never forget her.
Jim Hyman

Oh my! Elsa was a special person…and I am very saddened by this news. John Lisack Jr.

I am in Atlanta, Tommy (Heflin) was here as well but left before I got your email. Life is ironic, we had been talking about Elsa and a time we went to my family farm - it was after high school. and Elsa was dating Mickey Vaughn a guy from Glen Rock - I think losing a child would make anyone ill- I was close with Elsa in high school and for a while afterwards.
Bev Wall VanBuren

I also am very sorry to hear of this very sad news. We have lost a lot of our classmates lately. I do hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas and will have a most Happy New Year! Take care of yourselves. We’ve had too many tragedies already.
Karen Horton

Thank you so much for keeping us up to date, Dan and I are so far away it's great to get the e-mail, even though they have been very sad ones lately.
Nancy and Dan Phair

This is such sad news. My heart breaks for Tom and their son having so much loss. Elsa was my idol in high school. She was blonde, beautiful, had STRAIGHT hair, could do gymnastics and ski, had traveled and her mom worked some nights so we could say we were going to the library or some other excuse and hang out at her house and have so much fun. I will always picture her as young and full of life as she was. I feel like some chunk of my life has gone away with her passing. I hope she is in a good place with her daughter.
Joanne Williams Paterson

So sad to hear about Elsa. Joanne, I think we all wanted to be like Elsa. She used to say some lines in Swiss German to heal a boo-boo, and I always wanted to get her to write it down. I still say it to my kids and husband, but incorrectly. It will be said with special love and thoughts in the future. I join all of you in remembering our beloved classmates, may they all rest in peace.
Diane Tremitiere Monaghan

I was stunned to hear of Elsa's death. She was always so full of life. She was courageous, kind & so much fun, everything was an adventure. Very sad.
Ginger Morrison

I was also quite saddened to hear about Elsa. Last fall she called me to ask about our help in coming to the reunion. She said she really wanted to attend, but that she probably wouldn't if Tom didn't go. Obviously, Tom didn't come so neither did Elsa. I have some very fond memories of her. She was always nice to me and she just seemed to be so genuine in her kindness. 2014 was not a very good year for the class of '63, so let's hope 2015 is much better.
Skip Kelley

I am so sad about hearing about Elsa. She was such a fun loving, wild child. We will all miss her and will remember lots of adventures we went on with her. Let's hope 2015 is a better year for all.
Merry Monaghan Ettenberg

Heidi Ochsner

If silence were golden, she'd be bankrupt" Class of 1961. . .Heidi. . . always talking. . .always laughing... Likely to be found eating in front of the TV. . .dislikes conceited boys and chemistry tests. . hopes to be the first woman on the moon. . .secretly aspires to give a certain English teacher a spanking. . .college bound. The details of Heidi's life and death are unknown. Anyone with information about Heidi's life after High School and passing, Please contact Gloria @

Linda Olendrak

Robert C. Olszewski

'63..."So, what else is new? ..... flirt......girls with longhair..... water sports..... Navy and travel in the future. Robert C. Olszewski, 66, of Little Egg Harbor, passed away, Saturday, September 3, 2011, after a long battle with Cancer. He was born in Suffern, N.Y., residing in Mawhah, prior to going into the U.S. Air Force, then moving to Little Egg Harbor. Bob worked in Real Estate most of his life, retiring from sales in 2005. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, and driving his '77 MG. Bob was the heart of the family, and was his family's biggest fan, always providing an abundance of love, support, guidance whenever needed. He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen, of 40 years, daughters, Kimberly Pharo and husband Scott, of West Creek, N.J., Wendy Becker and husband James, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., and Shannon Olszewski, of Tuckerton, N.J., brothers, Edward Marvin Olszewski and wife Janet, of Montague, N.J., Albert Olszewski, and wife Margaret, of Vilas, N.C., John Olszewski, and wife Melanie, of Oceanview, N.J., Donald Olszewski, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., sister Patricia Halasz, and husband Richard, of Marathon, FL., Carol Egan, lifelong friend of Kate and Bob, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the proudest of grandfathers, to Tristin, Saige, Jillian, and Drew, who were the light of his life. Dad will be missed greatly by his family, who held him so dear. He was the best!
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, September 10, at 10:30 A.M. with a gathering prior from 9:30-10:30
A.M., at WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN ST., TUCKERTON, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 1582, 290 Mathistown Rd., Little Egg Harbor, N.J., 08087.

Harold "Whitey" Osborne

Class of 1962. . . Whitey's obituary reads:
Harold W. Osborne February 7, 1943 - June 13, 2010

H.W. Osborne PhD quietly went to be with the Lord Sunday June 13, 2010 after a brief illness. he was a self employed entrepreneur and chemical engineer. Harold was a veteran of the United States Navy , Mason and a proud Shriner. He is survived by his wife Betty: sons: Ted Osborne, R.J.,Greg and Bill Rahn. Sisters: Pat B...eggs and Joann Bober. Seven Grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was also uncle to Nanci,Michael,Hal and Susan. Memorial services will be 1 pm Thursday June 17, 2010 at Baldauff Family funeral home with visitation with the family 11 - 1 pm Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Herbert William Pelzer Jr.

In an e mail dated 6/29/2013, Herbie's daughter Laurie writes: "Herbert William Pelzer, Jr. Died on June 16, 2013 from a massive heart attack in Hollywood, Florida. A memorial service will be held at Assumption Church in Morristown, NJ on July 6, 2013 at 10:00am. Herb was the captain of the football team when he went to Mahwah High School. His obituary will be in the Bergen Record Sunday 6/29/2013.
Laurie Pelzer Georgen (daughter) 973-769-3732
Published in The Record/Herald News on June 30, 2013:
Herbert William Jr.70, of Hollywood, Florida, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Born and raised in Mahwah, NJ, Herb was the sole child of the predeceased Herbert W. Pelzer, Sr. and Esther Monahan Pelzer, founding owners of Pelzer's Tavern in Mahwah, known as Nobody's Inn. He was an avid sports fan and an amazing dancer. He enjoyed living in Florida for the last 26 years of his life and loved the beach and the ocean. Herb will be sadly missed by his loving daughters, Kristine Chorske and her husband Tom and Laurie Georgen and her husband Bill and his six beautiful grandchildren, Haley, Brett, Billy, Hannah, Jack and Andrew, the mother of his children, Suzanne, and his wife, Mary.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Assumption at 94 Maple Avenue, Morristown, NJ on July 6, 2013 at 10 AM.

Patricia Joan Phair Sicoli

Pam Phair, Pat's twin sister writes:
Pat died 3 years ago; and so did her 39 year old daughter - both were sick with cancer. We are still not over it. Eileen was sick for 2 years and Pat one year. The doctor said Pat got a rare form of cancer from the stress of Eileen's illness. Pat married Bob Sicoli and had 4 children. The oldest, a son Bobby , a daughter, Eileen, and 2 other sons, Brian and John. They all are married with families, giving Pat and Bob 13 grandchildren. Bobby lives in N.J. while the other 2 boys and their families are close to Bob in Florida. They were, and are a close knit family and have suffered thru this great loss. Pat had been a stay at home Mom until the kids were all in school. She joined the work force in several different capacities, including banking, but found the job she really enjoyed working for the state of Florida as a DMV Inspector. When her daughter Eileen became sick, she left her job and devoted herself to taking care of her. The stress was enormous and within a year Pat was diagnosed with the same disease. She fought hard, but seemed to give up when Eileen died only 3 weeks and a day before she joined Eileen. It's been four years and it is almost as fresh as it was then. Pat called Bob 'a saint' for the way he cared for her - and he was extraordinary. His boys and his wonderful daughter's-in-law are a great support for him as he works thru his grief. For me, I have never laughed as hard as I did with Pat - she could be so crazy and so funny and when we were together, words were never needed to explain it; there was just a connection and an understanding that said it all. I miss that the most. She will always be a huge part of us.
Pam Phair Cloonan


Richard Poore
11/03/1946 - 11/09/1993

Rick died at the age of 47. He was residing in San Francisco California at the time of his death. Details of his life after MHS are unknown. Anyone with further information about Rick, please contact Gloria Klaschka Pease at:


Karen Pryde

Beverly Quick Cotton

Virginia Evelyn Ritter-Buhr

Class of 1961. . ."Ginnie". . ."Is she as kind as she is fair". . cute lass. . "Alright". . .not a worry in the world . Love Me Tender. . .easy going. . .a certain senior rates high. . always smiling. . secrete ambition is to own a horse ranch in Texas. . .plans to become a secretary. The details of Ginnie's life and death are unknown. Anyone with information about Ginnie's life after High School and passing,Please contact Gloria Klaschka Pease at:

Gordon H Randall

Silence is golden". . Class of 1961. . .Gordy. . . our new boy. . .steak. . Hound Dog. . .dislikes homework and getting up early. . TKB. . .vice-president of class. . .future plans include college. Gordon H. Randall, of Phoenix Arizona passed away June 23, 2002. He was married to and survived by his wife Emma Lou Randall of 34 years. He had been fighting health problems involving his heart and cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-son. Survivors include his wife, children, Vicki Bennet, Kathi Stucky, Mark Rutter, Joe, Mike, and Jeff Randall. Along with 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Nancy Reik

The details of Nancy's life and passing are unknown. Anyone with information about her life after High School and passing, Please contact Gloria Klaschka Pease at @

Richard M Rubel

'63. . . "No Sweat!". . . Blue eyes. . .Pontiac convertible. . .girls iwth long hair. . . tall dark and handsome. . .quiet. . .college,Dick lived most of his life InIndianapolis. He had a son Rick and a grand son Richard III. Dick had leukemia and went to the City of Hope for treatment in LA. where he later passed.
Bob Shaver, '63 writes: Dick and I double-dated he was older and he had his drivers license before the rest of us. We used to paint houses together, including a barn during the Summer. It was Dick's family that found me a room at the Kean's when my family moved to Viet Nam. That was such a life-changing experience, and blessing, for me. Dick ived at the end of Midwood Ave., Ozzie lived next door, Karen Heubner across the street, Marilyn behind the Keans and Kiehl down at the corner on Franklin Turnpike. It was a wonderful time for me and Dick was a such agreat friend.

Desiderio "Desi" Rodrigues
1942- 2005

'63. . . . "I don't understand". . . .to own his own restaurant and get married. . . black wavey hair. . . ....................steak and french fries. . . . . Air Force. Desi was married to Eleanor, they had four sons, David, Michael, Fichard, and Desi Jr. He owned his own Landscaping and Lawn Care businness "Desi's Landscaping" when he lived in Suffren NY Desi lived in FLorida at the time of his passing. Further details of Desi's life after graduation and his passing are unknown. Anyone with information please contact Gloria Klaschka Pease at

Carleton John Ryffel
August 19,1944 - July 14 2011

Class of 1962. . . "Carl". . There is a perfect pleasure found in the pathless woods. . "The kid knows!" . . . crew cut. . .dimples. . friendly . . Angel Eyes. . .Untouchables . . . Chinese food hunting. . dislikes fickle girls . . .to live on a desert Isle? . . college.... Carl's obituary reads:
Carleton John Ryffel, 66, of Fort Myers Beach, FL died on July 14, 2011 at his residence under the care of Hope Hospice. He was born to Henry and Fay (Giaquinto) Ryffel on August 19, 1944 in New York, NY. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and his Master of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning, both from Florida State University. Carleton has more than 36 years of experience in all aspects of planning for both the public and private sectors. He also served in the United States Air Force. In the private sector, he owned his own firm for 17 years. He used his expertise in planning, zoning and designing on more than 400 development projects and presenting land use amendments. In the public sector, he was the Planning Director for Sanibel Island, FL, Princeton, NJ and Cape Coral, FL. He was also the Environmental Planner and Zoning Administrator for the City of Gainesville, FL. Recently, he was the owner of Van Buskirk, Ryffel and Associates, Inc. along with Paul Van Buskirk. Carleton was a charter member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.Also, he was the Chairman of the Lee County (FL) Local Planning Agency, Lee County Land Development Code Advisory Committee for over 20 years and a member of the Town of Fort Myers Beach Local Planning Agency. He is survived by his children, Jennifer L. (Bryan) Matamoros of Fort Myers, FL, Amy F. (Jay) Kragh of Ocala, FL and Eric C. Ryffel of Lehigh Acres, FL, his parents, Henry and Fay Ryffel of Hilton Head, SC, his sister, Carolyn Procopio of Mahwah, NJ, his granddaughter, Stephanie L.Ryffel of Fort Myers, FL, an unborn granddaughter of Ocala, FL and his nephew, Jon Michael Procopio of Mahwah, NJ. A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 12 Noon at Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent in his memory to Hope Hospice.

Carlton was also activly involved with the planning of the Class of 1962's 50th Reunion to be held in 2012. Ironically, Carlton did all his planning and correspondence from the Hospice, and never let on he was ill. Only four months before he passed he told me that 'he was alive and well". His passing was a great shock.

Joseph Ronsonski

Class of 1963...Joe.."Clod"..reserved, but with a sense of humor...wrestling...bowling. .Mr.Finch bound.
Joseph W. Rozanski, SMSgt. U.S. Air Force, retired, passed away at home with his family by his side. Joseph was born in Suffern, NY to Joseph and Geraldine Rozanski, and was 62 years of age. He was a graduate of Troy University. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Susan C. Rozanski, of Crestview, FL, son Terrance R. Rozanski from Tallahassee, FL, daughters Kathryn L. Rozanski of Tucson, AZ, Meredith L. Robinson, son-in-law Bruce Robinson, granddaughter Britney N. Robinson of Pace, FL, a sister carol A. Bremer, nephew Erich Bremer, nieces Deborah Bremer, Allison Hornbeck, Tom Hornbeck, Carol Grace, and Ben Hornbeck all of Sayerville, NJ, brother-in-law Steven Smith of West Milford, NJ, Nephew David Smith of Warwick, NY, great niece Morgan Smith, niece Dawn Campbell and husband Tommy of Fredericksburg, VA. He leaves behind a large family in NJ, PA, FL, and NY and many friends. To Covenant Hospice of Crestview many thanks. A special thank you to Kathy, Shelby, Donna, Carol and Jennifer you are nursing angels. Graveside inurnment services will be held at 1:15 pm Friday, December 5, 2008 at Barrancas national Cemetery, NAS, Pensacola, FL with military honors.

John Schaeffer

John Mark Schaeffer Myrtle Beach, S.C. John Mark Schaeffer 69, formerly of Ramsey, N.J. passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. He was born August 24, 1945, in Paterson, N.J. a son of the late Kenneth William and Louise Florence Andrews Schaeffer. He was also pre-deceased by two brothers, Roger and Ronald Schaeffer. John was a longtime employee Sharp Electronics Corporation. Survivors include his wife of thirty-nine years, Francesca Schaeffer, his children, Elizabeth Ann Schaeffer, Sarah Urscheler and husband Shawn and Claudia Schaeffer. He is also survived by his brother, William K. Schaeffer and his grandchildren, Jack and Evelyn Schaeffer and Owen Urscheler. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the St. Jude Children Hospital in Memphis, TN. An online guest book is available at See more at:
The following is John's profile as it appeared in the class of 1963's on line directory 8/2013:
After graduation, John attended ECPI, Electronic Computer Programming Institute in Paterson NJ. In 1975 John was hired as a Computer Programmer / Systems Analyst for Sharp Electronics in Paramus NJ. In 1986 John transferred to Sharp Electronics in Mahwah NJ. where he remained for 29 years until his retirement in 2004. In 1975, John married Francesca, his wife of 36 years, and have three daughters, Beth 34, Sarah 32, Claudia 26 and three Grandchildren, Jack 9, Owen 20 Months, Evelyn, 18 Months.
After living most of his adult life in Ramsey NJ, John and Francesca moved to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2004 where they reside with two of their three daughters, grandson and granddaughter. John's interests include: Baseball, Bowling, Football, Basketball, Hockey, computers, electronics, and Ham Radio. John's favorite MHS memories included Mr. Lazicki’s Business Training course; Pep Rally’s, football and basketball games. John's plans to spend his retirement years as a Computer Programmer & Financial Systems Analyst and Consultant. John's advice for his classmates is to: "Do the best you can in any endeavor in life."

Gloria Klaschka Pease added this to his profile: Once upon a time in the year 2011, when plans for a 50th reunion were still in its infancy, a super hero was born! Armed with only an outdated contact sheet from 1988, and unlimited calling, John joined forces with Gloria Klaschka and together this dynamic duo set out to do the impossible and located the entire MHS Class of 1963! By March 2012, their mission was near complete. However, when it appeared that some classmates seemed to have just dropped off the face of the earth and haven’t been seen or heard from since ol’ Doc Bishop handed them their diploma, reinforcements were called in! ‘The Locators” worked tirelessly with the dynamic duo until every classmate was accounted for! But a hero’s work is never done. Even though his super powers seem to be fading, John continues working diligently behind the scenes updating the ‘new and improved’ contact list on a daily basis. It is his mission to keep each and every class mate’s information current! I would like to take this opportunity to say:

‘Thank you! You Super Hero You!’

John's daughter Sarah Schaeffer Urscheler posted this lovely tribute to her dad on my Facebook wall:
Waking up to the first day without my father. Relieved for him that he's no longer burdened by the broken down body that let him down time and time again. Dad was ill for longer than I knew him, but his heart was always strong. And I'm lucky enough to have so much of his heart and to have passed that down to my own boy - a daily reminder of dad. What the illnesses couldn't take was his sense of humor...perhaps what I'll miss most. You only get one dad and, boy, did I get a good one. Please lift my family up in prayer during this difficult time. For my mother who has been with dad since the age of 24. For my sisters and I who are now navigating life without dad's sage advice. And for three very confused grandchildren who are missing their Poppy. Dad...until we meet again. Keep them laughing up there. And, remember. In my life I love you more.

Upon hearing of John's passing, his MHS Class of '63 classmates and friends shared their memories of John:

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Bill Sica

William E., age 69 of Allendale died Thursday, November 27, 2014. Born in Hackensack, NJ he grew up in Maywood and moved to Allendale 50 years ago. Bill served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Bill was the owner and operator of Sica Enterprises, Ramsey, NJ. He was a member of the Maywood Athletic Club and attended Church of the Guardian Angel, Allendale, NJ. Surviving is his daughter, Christine M. Sica of Carmel, NY, his mother, Marjorie C. Sica of Allendale, his sister, Carolyn Finley Schellhase (Bill) of Mahwah, his brother, Michael J. Sica (Robert Ebel) of Wyckoff. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Jennifer Finley, Jeff Finley (Rebecca), Michael Tyler Ebel and grand-niece Olivia Finley and many aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends. Visiting Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home,, 257 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ. Funeral Mass, Wednesday 10 am at Church of the Guardian Angel, 320 Franklin Ave. Allendale, NJ. Interment, Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 would be appreciated.
(Billy's profile from 50th Reunion Directory)Bill earned his B.S. in Science at Bowling Green Ohio, and a M.B.A from Fairleigh Dickenson University. Bill served in the US Army from 1969-1971. Bill was married to Joan for 21 years before they divorced. They have one daughter, Christina (33). Bill is semi-retired from Sales in the aerospace industry. Bill enjoys traveling throughout the US and Europe. Updated 2013

Billy's classmates and friends write:

Just home from Thanksgiving and heard about Billy. Wow. This is especially painful because we called each other on New Years for the past thirty years! We shared a commitment to being Manufacturer's Representatives; although I'm sure SICA Enterprises far out weighted my own RJB Associates in terms of drive and success. A high-spirited life-long pal, RIP Billy.
Bob Black

I was shocked to have heard Bill had passed away. At our class reunion breakfast Bill sat next to me and reminisced about years gone bye. We were going to try and get together but it never happened. My sympathies go out to his family and to our class of 63.
Linda DeFalco

Lynn and I are so sorry to get the news about Billy. It's comforting to know that Eddie will be there and to know that he will do a great job representing us and letting Billy's family know that we loved him, very much. I'm so sad because this is such a surprise and, comes now, when we were just thinking about how thankful we are for all the wonderful people in our lives, including all of you, our wonderful classmates. Billy was always kind and smiling. I'm so sorry we've lost him.

Hello Classmates,
I've been contemplating how to respond to the loss of John and now Billy. Both emails with the news caught me in my gut as I'm sure it did for many of you. I knew John was sick but was hoping he had time left and Billy was such a shock. Life is so damn short as it seems like only yesterday we were in high school as well as enjoying our 50th reunion with our memories and much laughter. I will remember both John and Billy with warm thoughts. I wish their families peace and love as they go through this difficult time.
All my best, Dottie

I have to say, I was really floored by Billy's death. He and I worked out at the same health club, and saw each other almost every day until I moved to south Jersey. He was still the happy & laughing person he was in high school. Definitly will be missed.
Marianne Triolo Downs

Dear classmates,
I know we're getting to the age when we start hearing of more & more people we know passing away. But to lose 3 of our own in such a short time is a little over the top. I am completely shocked about Billy Sica. We've been close friends since he moved from Maywood many years ago. May he rest in peace.
I certainly hope that the rest of you are doing well, and please try to have a nice Thanksgiving. Even more reason for us to keep in touch and get together when ever possible.
Good thoughts for all,

Simpson William Frank

Bill was a resident to Columbus Ohio and served in Vietnam. Bill graduated from The Ohio State University and Capital Law School. He practiced law for many years with the law firm of Schottenstein and Dunn. He was employed by the Social Employees Retirement System at the time of his passing. He was married to Lauren and had no children. Frank was living in Columbus Ohio at the time of his passing.

Janet Lucille Strong-Graves

1960. . ."Jan" "Sweetness and understanding make for good companionship.". . . Sweet strawberry blond. . . Johnny Mathis. . "Oh!". . . English with Mr. Cash. . . . talking. . .secretary desires to coach football at West Point. JAMESVILLE, N.Y. - Janet S. (Strong) Graves, 62, of Jamesville, N.Y., passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at Community General Hospital. Born in Paterson, N.J., Janet enjoyed doing family genealogy and taking walks in the woods with her family. She loved gardening and was president of the Lafayette Garden Club.She always had a positive attitude, kind words, a great sense of humor and a big smile. Above all, she always put her family first. She was our best friend. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert G. Graves Sr.; three children, Cheryl and husband, Steven Bonawitz, of Lewiston, Maine; Robert G. and wife, Elizabeth Graves, of Rochester, N.Y., and John F. Graves of Rochester, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Eric Steven Bonawitz and Katherine Lynn Bonawitz; her mother, Lucille L. Strong of Syracuse, N.Y.; her brother, John Strong of Kittery, Maine; and several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

William (Bill) Shopland
6/04/1946 - 9/15/2008
Class of 1964. Bill died at the age of 62 and was residing in Florida at the time of his passing. He had two sons and one grand daughter.

Joseph Stypuloski
Joe was a MHS Class of 1964 Graduate. Details of his life after MHS are unknown.

Tadeuz "Ted" Sowa

'63....terrific runner. . .loads of spirit. . .Tocsam. . sports. . .particulary cross . . .college. . .or Air Force.
Ted attended Como Beauty Culture College immdeiately after graduation. He was to be hired at Buhr Studio after recieving his lisence, however, he decided this was not for him and became a carpenter. He married Audry. Further details of Ted's life and passing are unknown.

Torgersen Kari Waasjo

KarI was the class of '64's foreign Exchange Student. Her host family was the Sutherland's from Allendale. Kerri's profile was contributed by her lifelong dear friend, Jane Southerland Shaw
Kari loved her time as a foreign exchange student at MHS. She took home many wonderful memories from the USA. After returning to Norway, Kari attended college for teacher training and enjoyed a successful career. She received additional training over the years and eventually left traditional teaching to work helping groups of troubled inner city youth, using new teaching and intervention methods. She retired a few years before her death in March, 2007. Kari, her husband, and their Beagle, were avid sailors and spent the better part of many summers in their boat traveling to different countries. Kari loved collecting beautiful glass pieces. She was an experienced knitter and made her American family beautiful Norwegian sweaters, which they still wear to this day. She baked her own bread, loved to read and walk her dog along the gorgeous Norwegian coast. Kari never had children of her own but enjoyed her large extended family and her role of “special” aunt to her niece and nephews.
Kari and her American family remained close over the years through letters and numerous visits on both sides. She loved having her 2 Moms and families get to know one another. Kari relished life and wanted to live many years more. But she lived every day she had to the fullest. She possessed the wonderful gift of knowing how to enjoy the small everyday things as well as life's bigger events. If she were still living, Kari would want to thank her American classmates once again for a wonderful year together in 1963-64. She would want everyone to know that she would not have missed the 50th reunion of the Class of 1964 for any reason ---and also, that she never lost her love of American ketchup.


"Rejoice, O young man in youth.". . Class of 1960. . . Happy-go-lucky . . .cake . . . NewOrleans weddings. . .dislikes people who annoy teachers. . .likes Mr. L's and Mr.M's classes. . .Southern college. Rosemary Trusewicz Kidd writes (3/24/2011)  Stanley Trusewicz was my brother.   After graduating from college with a degree in chemistry, Stan worked  the US Food & Drug. After 10 years he came back east settling in Liverpool, NY (near Syracuse) and worked for Miller beer.    He died in a car accident in Liverpool, NY.  He is survived by his wife Susan, daughters Erika and Katie, his mother Catherine (Kay), his sister Rosemary Trusewicz Kidd ,both of Mahwah and 2 brothers Joseph and Thom both of Astoria, Oregon.

Richard Lansing Wade


The future reflects the past" class of 1962. . .college. . .Mr. Dierman. . .math. . dislikes homework. . .sailing. . .tennis. . .all sports. . .editor-in-chief of Keneu. . secret ambition is to be a rich senator. Rick was maried to Christine Davies Wade Pisani of Knoxville, TN and had two sons Rick Wade and Jesse Wade


Elizabeth "Betsy" Wade Whitehead

Elizabeth Wade “Betsy” Whitehead, of Cambridge formerly of Scituate, Newton and a lifelong summer resident of West Yarmouth, died at her home on Wed Dec 1, 2010. A graduate of Mahwah (NJ) High School 1964, she earned a BA in Economics from Mount Holyoke College (1968) and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government (1981). During Betsy’s 18-year career in Public Finance at BayBank and BankBoston she played an executive leadership role in municipal finance including a leading staff role on the 1990 "Crozier Commission" tasked by Gov. Dukakis to recommend solutions to the state's fiscal crisis. From 2000 to 2006 Betsy led Finance and Administration at the Union of Concerned Scientists. An active Episcopalian, Betsy served Grace Church in Newton for over 30 years as well as the Episcopal City Mission and other charities. She also was active in the Hyannis Park Civic Association and was a past President of the Scituate League of Women Voters. An avid sailor and gardener Betsy treasured time with family on Cape Cod and the lively conversation of her book group. Betsy was the beloved wife of George A.N. Whitehead, loving mother of Elizabeth Louise Churchill of Arlington, George Richards Churchill III of Elmhurst IL, Jonathan Wade Churchill of Boxboro and Marcia Eaton Whitehead of Cambridge, the dear sister of Margaret Jacobs of Center Barnstead NH, Marcia Wade of NY,NY, Mary Jo Wade of Noti, OR, Marjorie Paddock of Vienna, VA, Robert Wade of Haddonfield, NJ and the late Richard Wade, and grandmother of Ethan, Elliott, Julian, Leo, Tynan, Charlotte, Maeve and Reed. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to VNA Hospice Care 100 Sylvan Rd., Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801 or Breast Cancer Research at MGH, c/o Dr. Lydia Schapira, 55 Fruit St. Boston, MA 02114. To share a memory of Betsy please visit

John Arthur Wald

<One ear it heard; out the other it went "Class of 1961`. . ."Jack". . . steak and french fries. . .corn on the cob GIRLS. . .MONEY. . .cars. . .physics. . . low on his list is Shakespeare. . .plans to become a mechanical engineer.The details of Jack's life and death are unknown. Anyone with information about Jack's life after High School and passing, Please contact Gloria @

Joseph Anthony Wald
The details of Joe's life after MHS and his passing are unknown.

Jerry Andrew Wald

Class of 1963. . .Friendly. . .tall and dark. . .'57 Ford Wagon. . .Money. . .skin Diving. . .frank. . .neat. . college and engineering.
WALD, JERRY A., 65 of Orlando, passed away on Sept. 2, 2010. Jerry retired from Lockheed Martin as a Director of Operations. He is survived by his wife, Maria; his mother, one brother and three sisters. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at 2 PM in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
On a personal note, I have nothing but fond memories of Jerry. We went through grade school and High School together. He had a quick wit. When an 8th grade classmate announced that her family was moving to Kansas City, Jerry quickly began sing:"They've got some crazy little women there and their gunna get another one!" Jerry was paralized in a diving accident shortly after graduation. Jerry was totally paralized from the neck down, but surgury restored the use of his arms. I visited him in re-hab the day he was told he would never walk again. He was depressed and discouraged, but in time and with the love and support of his family, he pulled himself up by the boot straps (so to speak) and led a successful life in a wheel chair. I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry again at the '88 class reunion in Mahwah New Jersey. Jerry drove from his home in Orlando. When people aproached him and spoke loudly and slowly to him he replied "I'm cripple, not deaf.!" When asked "what do you do Jerry?," he responded with his quick wit, "Oh, I have silver cup and I sit on the side walk all day and beg!" Then laughed and said, "I am director of Operations at Lockheed Martin." And when someone questioned why would he get married, he replied "I asked my wife the same thing, but she said she likes tall men!" Jerry, you will always stand tall in my heart and memories. You will be missed at our 50th reunion in 2013, but will be remembered with tears and laughter. Gloria


Suzanne Wieme-Whitlock

"The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute." Class of 1962......."Oh I am so pleased with it" Zone... tennis....singing....cats...shoveling one inch snow falls... reading.......hates soft ball.. would like to be tiny and petite....."

High School friend Sue Estler writes:
Suzanne Wieme -Whitlock went to Douglass College of Rutgers University as did I, Josie Kominski, and Patti Olson (as I recall). Suzanne and I both served as class officers before and after graduation. She died of cancer in 2010 and I wrote the following for the Douglass alumni magazine:
It is with sadness that I note the loss to cancer on October 23, 2010 of Suzanne Wieme Whitlock, our longtime class secretary. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted, in 1987 and is survived by her sister, Marilyn Wieme Maloney and nephew, Scott Maloney. Suzanne earned an MS from Rutgers after graduating from Douglass. She retired from Hershey Foods after 27 years of service. She served her community as a tutor with the Lebanon, PA, Literacy Council. She loyally supported our class as an officer both before and after graduation. We grew up in the same small north Jersey town, as two “Suzanne's” throughout elementary and high school. We are grateful for Suzanne’s service and friendships over the years and extend condolences to her family."

Barbara Yauch

Barbara had advanced Alzheimer's Disease. She had been in a nursing facility in Portland OR for several years. Because Barbara was unable to write her own biography for our 50th Reunion held in September 2013, her sister Arlene (MHS '60) wrote one in honor of Barbara.

Arlene wrote: Barbara moved to Studio City, California in the fall of 1974. She attended school and worked for our cousin's factory supply company as his secretary/Gal Friday. In October 1989 she moved to Gresham, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. She was an in-home health care worker mostly caring for Senior Citizens. She loved her work and her patients loved her. In 2000 we noticed she was having trouble with little things. She was forgetful and just couldn't focus on anything. In June we went to lunch for my birthday and when the bill came she couldn't figure out how much money she needed to pay for it. We knew then that something was seriously wrong. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. We moved her into an Assisted Living Facility but within a year had to move her to an Alzheimer's facility. Because she was so young when she was diagnosed at fifty-five, she was admitted into the Oregon Health Science University Research Program; all her medications and health care are provided by them. In return, upon her death her brain will be donated for further study. The disease took over very fast and for the last eight years Barbara has not been able to do any of the tasks needed to take care of herself. She doesn't know me and is usually asleep when I visit, no matter what time of day I'm there. Barbara never married but was a second Mom to our three daughters. Whatever Roy and I said no to, Aunt Barbara would say yes!! Our girls love her very much. I'm sure if Barbara were with you today she would raise her glass and toast you all, so I will do it for her. Best wishes to all of you!
Arlene Yauch Mefford

You may send your condolences to Barbara's sister Arlene at

Douglas Francis Young
Doug was a MHS Class of '64 grad and was living in Naples Fl. at the time of his passing.

Zitko William Frances
“Billy” was living in the Township of Washington NJ at the time of his passing.


This page was created by:
Gloria Klaschka Abrams Pease (class of 1963)
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Special thanks to: John Schaeffer '63, Sheila Klaschka Kubrock '64, Barbara Klaschka-Marsh '66, Dick Gregor '64,Judy Van Wagenen-Terry '65, and Dave Erickson '62, Carlton Ryfell '62, Arlene Dobbs-Vance '62, and Lary Delaney '62 for their contrabutions.

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