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Last modified: 05/18/18

INFORMAL GATHERINGS 2018

Whenever any of us get together outside of the Reunion and Senior Trip gatherings, it's a newsworthy event. All across America there are small groups of us meeting when the opportunity arises. Sometimes we meet in a restaurant or in each other's homes. Send your pictures when you do this so that we can share with everyone in the class.


Congratulations to Phyllis (Peckman) and John Purkey who celebrate 20 years of marriage on May 22.


Congratulations to Sandy (Parrish) and Del Duvall who celebrate 48 years of marriage on May 16. Wishing you many more.


 

 

 On April 28th a reunion for the Florida classmates took place. Pat McCauley Mangels, Carol Manning Del Prete and Honey Murway Cottrell did all the organizing. There are a lot of pictures so you will need to be patient while they get sorted, labeled and organized. Keep checking for more this month. Below is what Honey had to say about the event:

The reunion was a huge success. Carol and Pat did such an awesome job with the food, drink, decorations and there were ticket drawings and 'memory games' and everyone received a goody bag full of memorabilia from our youth. I can only touch on a few of the things those two ladies did to pull off such a great day.

Pat made the white hat with flowers and Carol made the $bill roses in the vase for me as gifts. It was all so special. The center pieces were made by Carol and the signs by Pat.

Their husbands, Sal and Rich were the Soda Jerks who served the special Chocolate Egg Creams that most of us grew up enjoying, in small coke glasses. They were such good sports and I think had fun dressing up in apron and hats Carol made for them to we
Check out the corsages made by Carol. Since today was Barbara O'connell's birthday she was presented with the Sweet 16 corsage and I chose the life savers for mine, Pat had everyone sing Happy Birthday to both of us. I just cannot express how great it was to spend the afternoon with classmates reminiscing.

Attendees in addition to us and husbands

Ann Greenblatt
Marilyn Lerner-Workman
Gale Shadwick-Sorenson (class of 62}
Louis Capria-Farrell (class of 62)
Betty Csontos-Shuster
Buzzy Testagrossa
Barbara O'Connell
Carol Cooper-McComisky (and husband Gerald)
Laura Allen-Lalley (and husband Dick)
Joe Garafolo (and wife Val)

I thought I took more photos than I just sent, but was tough to visit with everyone and remember to take pictures. Thought if you just pick out a few to post on the website. I meant to take one large group photo and then forgot to follow through.

It was so much fun that another Florida Reunion may happen again in 2020.

PS. Buzzy brought an album of pictures from the 35th reunion to pass around. Several of us were in those photos. More reminiscing. He had a picture from the Senior Prom on his phone, which I will ask him to send to you for the website.

All in all, a really great get together.


 

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Corsages by Carol

Gale & Honey

Val, Joe & Carol

Marilyn with Honey

Betty Csontos Schuster with chocolate egg cream

“Soda Jerks” Sal Del Prete and Rich Mangels. Husbands of Carole and Pat.

Buzzy Testagrossa and Tom Cottrell

Barbara O’Connell Lawrence
Carol Cooper Mc Comisky on Barbara’s left.

Pat McCauley Mangels and Carol Manning Del Prete

Valerie and Joe Garofalo sitting Marilyn Lerner Workman standing

Laura Allen Lally and husband Dick


Anne Greenblatt, Betty Csontos Schuster, honey Cottrell and Carole Manning Del Prete
 

Carol Manning Del Prete and Anne Greenblatt

Louise Capria Farrell and Gale Shadwick Sorenson Both from class of 1962

Group shot

Buzzy Testagrossa

Sign by Pat McCauley Mangels



Valerie Garofalo, Gerald and Carol (Cooper) McComisky
Betty Csontos Schuster, Joe Garofalo and Carol Manning Del Prete

Gale Shadwick Sorenson


Gerald and Carol (Cooper) McComisky

Barbara O’Connell Lawrence and Valerie Garofalo

Marilyn Lerner Workman and Honey Murway Cottrell
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Obituary for LeRoy W. Bish Jr, age 84, died March 2, 2018 at his home in Vail, Arizona from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
 
Roy was a proud veteran serving in both the Marines and the Navy. After high school, he enlisted in the Marines and served in the Korean War. He then attended Parks College at St. Louis University where his love of flying began. He graduated with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, joined the Navy and attended the Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, FL where he got his Naval Aviator wings.
Roy piloted the AD Skyraider while serving on the carriers USS Constellation and the USS Lexington. He then became a Navy test pilot of the A6A Intruder and the S2F Tracker at Grumman Aircraft Corp. He left the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant Commander and continued flying for the Naval Reserves at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY.

His flying career continued as an airline pilot for Pan American World Airways, first as a navigator, then as a first officer on the 707 and then as Captain on the L1011 and 747. He served with distinction for over 27 years and never lost his love of flying.

When Roy wasn’t flying airplanes he was pursuing his love of history, with a particular interest in the Civil War that began as a young man growing up near Gettysburg, PA. He had an extensive library of Civil War and history books and traveled to many of the historic battleground sites throughout the United States. He also took advantage of many overseas trips as a pilot to explore historic sites around the world.
His other hobbies included renovating old houses in his younger days and bass fishing with his grandkids off his dock at his home in Florida, where he lived for 18 years.
Roy was born in Hanover, PA to LeRoy W. Bish, Sr. and Hilda Collins Bish. He grew up in Littlestown, PA with his two sisters, Anna Mae Reinaman Snodgrass and Jean Bish, who both predeceased him.
He is survived by his wife Lois, his son Christopher, his daughter-in-law Vicky, and his two grandchildren Sara and Connor, also of Vail, Arizona, as well as beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews and dear friends. His daughter, Tracy, predeceased him.
Funeral to be held at a later date and will be announced.


  Condolences to our classmate Lois Christensen Bish. Her husband Roy passed away on March 2nd after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. She has given me permission to share his obituary with you. Roy and Lois can be seen here in their wedding photo from 1964. You may notice that the  bridesmaid by her side is classmate Janet Columbia. Lois can be reached at
lbish43@aol.com.


Frank Curtin received this from Al Hoppe. Thank you Frank for your efforts in helping us find updated information on our classmates.
Honey will be asking Al for an old Army picture so we can include him in our Veteran
section.

Hey Frank....WAS GREAT TALKING WITH YOU!
Here is the info you requested:
Wife: Anne J Hoppe
Birthday: 09/16/43
Anniversary: 10/14/72
Tel: Cell: 203-829-2742
Home: 561-865-7076
You have the address incorrect:
It's 7525A Lexington Club Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33446........not 33447
E-mail ahoppe203@gmail.com
University of Florida 1966
USArmy Vietnam 1968
Pic attached!
Be Well!
Al HoppBe Well!
Al Hoppe


Congratulations to Bob and Billie Lent who celebrate 49 years of marriage on April 5.


Jeff Chasan and Ernie Brodsky Caught up with Ernie for a beer earlier tonight Always feels like we just hung together last week


Congratulations to Honey and Tom Cottrell who celebrate 55 years of marriage on March 3.
 Wishing them many more years together and many more trips. Their years together have been one big adventure
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Honey sent me this photo of Pat McCauley Mangels, Carol Manning Del Prete and Honey.
They met on February 7 for lunch to discuss plans for a small get together of class of 61 Florida residents. We will be hearing more about that in the days to come.


 Here is the photo from our time in Myrtle Beach with MaryAnn Lavery. Left to right: Harry Turk, MaryAnn Lavery Turk, Betty Csontos Schuster, Chuck Schuster,
taken outside a local ice cream shop a few months ago. Please post on the LMHS '61 web site. Also, please give me the info for sending a donation for such a great web site.

 Betty Schuster bettyss@optimum.net


Hi Marcy

Hope you are doing well.

I was browsing the website today and realized that the photo you have of me is 15 years old. So, I’m attaching a newer shot taken 3 years ago.

Also, our mailing address has changed. Here is my current info.

212 Rugby Lane

McKinney TX 75070

Mobile 214-789-4173

Blessings to you and your family.

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Regards, Vic Sassone


Congratulations to Arlene (Brambora) and Ron Campbell who celebrate 55 years of marriage on January 19.
 I believe they are the couple that is married longest from our class. Wishing them many more years together. 01-15


Honey Murway Cottrell and Suzanne Handwerker Anderson got together for lunch on January 11th.

 It was the first time they had seen one another since the 50th reunion in 2011. Honey says the plan is to do this more often.