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Now everything you wanted to know about the IHS Class of 1961 is at your fingertips....as published in the 1961 Mirror Class History.

 

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40th Reunion News.....

"The Class of 1961 is planning their 40th Reunion October 6, 2001 at the Ramada Inn in New Hartford, NY. There will be other activities planned during the weekend, Home football game, tour of school, class picture, etc. More news will be forthcoming shortly. We are currently looking for addresses for, Chuck Bowman, Judy Heintz Corey and Pat Luczynski Walter. If you have any information please to email . Hope everyone can come!!!" - Keay James Smith, email 5923 Cooper St. Vernon, NY 13476. (April 27, 2001)

 

Leonard Hendrix - County Legislature Chairman Retires from Legislature

Republican Leonard Hendrix, of Ilion, retired from the District 6 County Legislature seat after 37 years in November 2013. He was elected, unanimously, to serve as Legislature chairman in 2003. He took over the position held by Anthony Maneen. Hendrix was vice chairman under Maneen. He was first appointed to the Legislature in 1977 and served on each of the board's individual committees. He was nominated and unanimously approved by The Herkimer County Legislature to the position of chairman of the legislature in 2003. He was nominated and approved as the vice-chairman of The Herkimer County Legislature in 2002.

Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Anthony Maneen IHS 1964 passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in University Hospital, Syracuse. Maneen had battled diabetes, kidney and heart disease for some time. He represented District Four in Ilion for more than nine years. He was appointed to the Legislature to fill a vacancy on May 5, 1994. He was elected to the same seat, as a Republican candidate, in 1995. Anthony Maneen served on most of its major committees, including Education, Finance and Human Resources; he was also chairman of the Personnel Committee for a number of years. He was elected to a two-year term as chairman in January 2002.

The Legislature appointed Jean (Keddell) Maneen IHS 1965 to fill the seat left open by her husband's passing. She was administered the oath of office by County Judge Patrick Kirk. Her sons, Francis and Joseph, joined her for the ceremnoy which drew a standing ovation from legislators. Jean Maneen, R-German Flatts, retired from the District 4 seat after 10 years of dedicated service. (modified December 22, 2014 - published July 27, 2003)

 

Press Steward at the 1980 Winter Olympics

"I am writing regarding my dad, C. Edward Rhodes, IHS 1935. Dad was always very proud of the fact that he was a volunteer Press Steward at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. After he died in 2004, we donated his Olympic Collection - uniform, ID and numerous related items to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake. There is a 1980 Olympic exhibit in place which uses several of those items including dad's full uniform. I know he would be very proud. If you go to the museum and visit the exhibit, the blue uniform is his and if you look closely, you will see that the ID badge on the manekin is his, picture and all. I know he would be so pleased that his experience is being shared in this way. They have done a beautiful job with the exhibit." (submitted by daughter - Cynthia Rhodes Smith) (April 5, 2006)

 

Condolences.....

Donald G. Dack IHS 1961, 73 of Ilion, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 24, 2015 at Faxton­St. Luke's Health Care in New Hartford. Don was born on February 9, 1942 in Ilion, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Marion (Kennedy) Dack Sr. He was a graduate of Ilion Schools and in 1961 joined the Air Force serving in Vietnam. On October 4, 1975 he married the former Adeline Bergin in Ilion. Don worked as a machinist at Union Fork and Hoe until his retirement. Don was an active member of the the Ilion Elks Lodge, Mohawk American Legion, and the St. Francis Club. Don is survived by his wife Addie of 40 years, a daughter Megan and her husband Anthony Dischiavi and grandson Dax of Deerfield, a brother Kenneth and his wife Kitty Dack Jr. of Ilion and a sister Linda and her husband David Iamele of Utica, his many neices and nephews and many friends. He is predeceased by his son Robert James Dack and his brothers Bill and Dick Dack. Don was a loving and devoted husband, father and friend to all. Don loved camping, fishing, watching NASCAR (go Jeff Gordon!) and watching the New York Giants and The Dodgers. He was also a loving companion to Chance and Riley. A special thank you to Dr Manzurul Sikder and staff, the staff of the 6th floor, ICOU and David, Brian, Michele and Lucy of Radiology at Faxton St. Luke's Heathcare for their loving care and support. A funeral service for Don will be held on Friday May 29, 2015 at 5pm at the Whiter­Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion, Marianne Victor and family members will be sharing thoughts and memories. Friends may call on Friday from 2 pm until the time of the funeral. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The Mohawk American Legion will be conducting services at 4pm and the Ilion Elks Lodge at 4:30 pm at the funeral home. Please consider a memoral dontation to the Herkimer Country Catholic Charities, 61 West St. Ilion NY 13357. To send an online condolence please go to www.Whiter­Hendrix.com. (June 13, 2015)

Gertrude 'Trudy' (Hitchcock) Tangorra IHS 1961, 71, of 73 W. Rand St., Ilion, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Mohawk Valley Health Care in Ilion. Trudy was born on May 8, 1943, in Ilion, the daughter of the late Willis and Catherine Williams Hitchcock. She was a 1961 graduate of Ilion High School and graduated from Herkimer County Community College in 1988 with an associate's degree in applied science. Trudy was employed with the Ilion Housing Authority as a housing assistance representative, retiring in 2005. On July 21, 1990, she was united in marriage with Alexander Tangorra. Trudy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ilion, and member and past treasurer of the American Morgan Horse Association. She loved spending time with her family, doing crossword puzzles and reading. Trudy leaves behind her daughters, Denise Scialdo and her companion, Jim Jurgelewicz, of Marlton, New Jersey, and Deborah Haggerty and her husband, David, of Ilion; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elisabeth 'Chic' and Babe Del Grego of Ilion and Barbara Noffer of Ballston Spa; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Willis Hitchcock of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Jerry and Debbie Hitchcock of Gainesville, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Irene Hitchcock; a son-in-law, Keith Scialdo; her grandchildren, Teresa Mears, Shannon Haggerty, Samantha Scialdo and Sarah Scialdo; great-grandchildren, Mason, Gabriel, Ayden and Eli; two special nephews, Lawrence Del Grego and Craig Gay; and also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband, Alex; two brothers, Douglas and Robert Hitchcock; her sister, Jeanette Ridgeway; and her sister-in-law, Marion Hitchcock, predeceased Trudy. A special thank you for their kindness and caring go to Dr. Brehaut, Susan Griffing, N.P., Michelle, RN, and the EMTs from the Ilion Fire Department. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service for Trudy to be held on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. from Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion, with Rev. Robert Umidi officiating. Interment will follow in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the Ilion Ambulance Fund. (December 22, 2014)

 

Robert J. Ortlieb, Robert J. Ortlieb, 71, of Baldwinsville passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Atlantic City, was a graduate of Ilion High School and SUNY Delhi. Bob founded the R.J. Ortlieb Construction Co., Inc. in 1985. He was a member and former board member of the Syracuse Builders Exchange. He was a communicant of St. Mary's church in Baldwinsville and also of St. Bernadette's in Constantia. He was also a 4th degree Knight of Columbus Assembly # 777 Council #5082. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert H. and Lucia Ortlieb and two brothers, Thomas J. and James M. Ortlieb.

Robert 'Corky' Ortlieb - Ilion NY
Robert 'Corky' Ortlieb

Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Erminia; his children, Renee (Eric) Ames of Constantia, Robert J. (Charulata) Ortlieb of Staten Island and Joseph M. Ortlieb of New York city; his grandchildren, Quinn, Claire, Fiona and Hailey; a brother, William (Judy) Ortlieb of Charlotte, NC; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to extend gratitude to Dr. Scalzo and the staff at HOA and to the many friends who supported Bob with their companionship, loyal friendship and love. Bob enjoyed spending much of his free time at the cottage on Oneida Lake fishing and on the golf course. Calling hours are 4-8pm Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am Friday, April 11, 2014, in St. Mary's Church. Burial in Riverview Cemetery,Baldwinsville. Contributions: Hospice Of CNY, 990 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088-6148 or Hope For Bereaved, 4500 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse, NY 13219.(April 12, 2014)

Barbara (Stubbs) Sorokas IHS 1961, age 70, of Rome, died December 25, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness. She was born June 20, 1943, in New York City, the daughter of the late Arthur and Frances Konicka Stubbs. She graduated from Ilion High School in 1961, received degrees from Herkimer Community college and Utica College, and a Masters Degree from Boston University. Her first husband, Thomas Shepherd was killed in action in Vietnam. Barbara later married Thomas Sorokas. She worked in several secretarial positions in her younger years, and later, for 8 years, as a Hospice Bereavement Counselor. Barbara is survived by her husband, Lt Col Thomas P. Sorokas, USAF, Ret'd; five children, Patricia McCallops of Barberton, OH, Robert Sorokas and wife, Laura of Plains, PA, Thomas Shepherd and wife, Leila of Cooksville, MD, Daniel Shepherd and Sara Gordon of Rockville, MD, and Andrew Sorokas and wife, Lilly of Mauertown, VA; 10 grandchildren, Zackary, Samantha, Robert, Aikira, Magnus, Abigail, Laith, Leo, Esher and Mikayla; and a great grandson, Thomas. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 AM from the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street, and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM , at St. Joseph's Church, Lee Center. Burial will be in Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home, Sunday 2 to 5 PM. (Dec 27, 2015)

Dr. Anthony 'Tony' V. Angelichio, DMD, of 94 West St., Ilion, passed away on his birthday, Monday, March 12, 2012, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford, after a brief illness, with his loving wife, Donna, by his side. He was born on March 12, 1943, in Herkimer, the son of Vito and Frances (Licari) Angelichio. Tony attended Herkimer Schools and graduated from Ilion High School in 1961. He was also a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1968. Dr. Angelichio started his dental practice in Ilion in 1968 and served local valley residents for over forty-three years. Tony married Donna on June 28, 1973. 'Doc' was a Football official for many years and member and past President of Mohawk Valley Certified Football Officials. He was a member of Ilion Elks Lodge 1444 and was a past Exalted Ruler, past State Vice President and past District Deputy.

Dr. Anthony Angelico - Ilion NY
Dr. Anthony Angelico - 1961 Class Contact

Dr. Angelichio was a member of the American Dental Society, NYS Dental Society and Fifth District Dental Society. He was also a member of the Ilion Knights of Columbus and its 4th Degree Assembly, Marine Corps League and Herkimer Co. Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his wife, Donna; his mother, Frances; his children, Ronald, of Cashiers, NC, Michael and his wife, Elizabeth, and Tony's grandchildren, Emily and John Anthony, all of Kennebunk, Maine, and Joseph Laura and his wife, Stacie, and Tony's grandchildren, Anthony Joseph 'A.J.' and Jake, all of Chester, NY; his brother, Gerald, and sister-in-law, Karen Angelichio, and their family, of Ilion; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends. Tony was predeceased by his father, Vito Angelichio; his son, Anthony Angelichio, Jr.; and his daughter, Jamie Laura Carter. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services at 12 noon, Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Church of the Annunciation, West St., Ilion, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Anthony Barratt, Pastor, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Burial will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Calling hours are Friday, March 16, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion (formerly Main St., old Rt. 5S, between Ilion and Frankfort) (895-7722). The Ilion Elks Lodge # 1444 Funeral Ritual will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2012, at the funeral home, and will be conducted by the past District Deputies from the NY Central District. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the Church of the Annunciation, 109 West St., Ilion, NY 13357 or St. Jude Children's Hospital Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Please omit flowers. Thank you. Donna and her family have entrusted all funeral arrangements and supervision to Tony's close friend and neighbor, Don Applegate, Funeral Director. (Mar 24, 2012 modified March 20, 2016)

Douglas William Fay Sr. IHS 1961 age 63, passed peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning, June 13, 2007. He is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Amanda, sons Doug and John, as well as his mother Jeanne Nabinger, father Bill, and his sister Leslie. Doug was born in 1943 in Ilion, N.Y., where he spent his childhood. He left Ilion to attend the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated in 1965 and fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a metallurgist. Doug married Betty in 1972 and they moved to Claremont in 1978 to raise their three children. Doug spent the majority of his career at Pine Tree Castings, where he became one of the industries' leading and most well respected metallurgists. Doug was a brilliant metallurgist whose ideas helped reshape the industry he loved so much. He had recently retired at the end of April to spend more time with his family. To his wife Betty, he was an adoring and devoted husband. To his daughter Amanda and his sons John and Doug, he was an amazing father. To his grandson Sam, he was a superhero and they shared a bond stronger than any alloy he had ever cast. In his spare time, Doug enjoyed many activities. He loved reading about all subjects and was a sponge for knowledge. An antique muscle car would always stop him in his tracks and taking sunrise photos of Lake Champlain would always bring a smile to his face. Nothing could compete however with sipping a good cup of coffee while being enveloped by af avorite blues record emanating from one of his many vintage stereos, perfectly tuned to feel every crack and hiss from the speakers. Doug Fay was a loving husband, and a devoted father and grandfather, but he was also a renaissance man, a brilliant man, with the mind of a scientist and a soul of a poet. His love warmed everything, like rays of sunshine and he will always be loved and truly be missed by all who ever had the pleasure of knowing him. A time of fellowship and sharing will be held Tuesday evening, June 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont, N.H. The family suggest that donations may be made in his memory to the Sullivan County Humane Society, P.O. Box 111, Claremont, NH 03743. To view an online memorial, send a message of condolence or for more information visit, www.stringerfh.com. (June 27, 2007)

Marilyn J. (Deller) Caruso IHS 1961, age 57, of Frankfort,passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, in Faxton Hospital after a courageous year long battle with cancer. She was born in Utica Dec. 17, 1943, the daughter of the late Harry and Muriel Schwartz Deller. She attended Ilion schools and graduated from Ilion High School with the class of 1961. Marilyn was married to Lee Caruso Jan. 20, 1968 in St. Mary's Church. In 1962, her employment began with the Utica State Hospital and she later became the data clerk for the town of Frankfort for many years. Marilyn embraced the Catholic faith on Dec. 4, 2001, when she received all her sacraments through Father Lamanna. She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Community of Our Lady Queen of Apostles and was an Avon lady for 24 years. Mrs. Caruso is survived by her beloved husband, Lee; one son, Mark Caruso and his special friend, Peggy, both of Ilion; three daughters and one son-in-law, Susan and Dominick Sciorilli Jr., Oriskany, Patricia Caruso and Michele Caruso, both of Frankfort; her grandchildren, Tanya Sciorilli and Dominick Sciorilli III; one brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Joanne Deller, West Winfield; her sister-in-law, Josephine Lee, Rome; her nieces and nephews, Loralei and Phineas Marr III, Amy and Rodger Pape and Christopher Deller; her beloved feline companion Ernie; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Her funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:15 a.m. from the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, and at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church with the Rev. John Yanas, pastor, and the Rev. Alfred Lamanna, pastor emeritus, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home Inc. Contributions in Marilyn's memory may be made to the Frankfort Volunteer Ambulance Corps or Mount Olivet Cemetery Chapel Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Marilyn's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Samir Desai, Dr. Fayer Chahfe, Dr. John Crawford, Dr. William Parker and Tom Givens and their staff for all the care and compassion shown to her during her illness and passing. A special thank you is given to Father Alfred Lamanna for his spiritual guidance during this trying period of their lives. (December 6, 2001)

Kenneth "Ken" V. Wright IHS 1961, age 56, Ilion, passed away Monday, May 1, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Ken was born Aug. 3, 1943, in Ballston Spa, son of Harry and Vivian (Hodom) Wright. He was a graduate of Ilion High School, class of 1961 and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving his country in Vietnam war. On Nov. 29, 1964, he married Jeannie DeGristina. He was currently employed at Utica Corporation in Whitesboro and prior to that the Bendix Corporation and Chicago Pneumatic. Survivors include his beloved wife, Jeannie; three devoted sons and one daughter-in-law, Kenneth "Ken" J. Wright and his wife Abbie of Ilion, Michael A. Wright at home in Ilion and David M. Wright of Mohawk; three granddaughters, Courtney, Christina and Carol Wright; his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Harriet Spine of Frankfort, Grace Sweet of Ballston Spa, Frances Cardone and her husband John of Utica, Jon Wright and his wife Marsha of Newport, Robert Wright and his companion Kathleen Darling of Ilion, his mother-in-law, Florence DeGristina of St. Johnsville and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; his special friends, Jimmy McKinney of New Hartford and Kathy and Larry Cole of Sylvan Beach. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Harry Wright Jr. and sisters, Faith Kozma and Marion Niznik. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Applegate & Day Funeral Home, and 11 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated by Father Joseph Benintende, pastor, and Father Alfred Lamanna. Interment will follow Mass in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion, with full military honors. Family and friends are invited to visitation Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the Applegate & Day Funeral Home, Ilion. Memorial contributions may be made in Ken's name to the Church of the Annunciation or the Ilion Ambulance Fund. Donation envelopes are available at the Funeral Home. (May 2, 2000)

Philo D. (Dee) Williams, IHS '55, age 63, of Ilion, passed away November 25, 1999. He was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Cortland, the son of Richard and Euphemia Bentley Williams. He graduated from Ilion High School ind 1955 and served with the U.S. Army. He married Diane Selwood, on July 30, 1966. He was employed as an electronic and radar technician with GE, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin, and retired in 1996. He also served with the Ilion Housing Authority as a board member and chairman. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons, Brian, of Alexandria, Va. and Michael, of Arlington, Va.; a sister, Arlene Marchione, of Rome; and a brother, Lawrence of Seymour, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, November 28, 1999 from the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Ilion. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery. Friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Leukemia Association. (November 27, 1999)

Mr. Jerry Bourgois IHS 1961, age 55, of Ilion, passed away on December 20, 1998. He was the son of Joseph and the late Estella May Wright Bourgois. Mr. Bourgois was employed as a gunsmith with Remington Arms. He was married on September 24, 1994 to the former Caroline Barringer in Ilion. He was a member of the Remington Arms 25 Year Club, a member and Secretary of the Ilion Fish and Game Club, and Trap Chairman at the Fish and Game Club. He traveled extensively, througout the country, for Remington Arms and was well known in his field. He is survived by his wife, Caroline, his father, a son, Jeffery of Ilion, and a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Shawn Hall of San Antonio; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Elwood Wainwright of Ilion, a step-son, Matt Masur, his mother-in-law, Sylvia Barringer and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were December 24, from the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, with internment in Armory Hill Cemetary. Memorial ccontributions may be made to the Ilion Fish & Game Club, Frankfort Ambulance or Ilion Ambulance funds. (December 24, 1998)

Susan Walrath Edick IHS 1961, 55, passed away Thursday, November 12, 1998 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown after a long, courageous battle. Susan was the daughter of S.J. and Gladys Smith Walrath. She was a 1961 graduate of Ilion High School. Survivors include her husband Ken Edick, two sons and two daughter-in-laws, one daughter, five grandchildren, her parents, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, two brothers and two sisters-in-law. Susan was predeceased by her daughter Bonnie, who died in 1962, and her son Mark, who died in 1968. Memorial contributions may be made in Susan's name to the Mid-County Ambulance Corps. Funeral arrangements were by the Applegate & Day Funeral Home. (November 21, 1998)

 

Bombers Buzz Website.....

Roger Jones, retired, email, from Sharon Springs, NY, registered. (Sept 20, 2015)

Edwin Button, Engineer-Retired, email, Shortsville, NY, registered. (July 3, 2010)

Kenneth Sweeney, email, Quezon City, Philippines, sent news. (May 8, 2010)

"Retired as of January 1, 2010 and living in the Philippines."

David Paul, retired, email , from Mohawk, NY, registered. (Mar 26, 2009)

Nancy Widger Zaffarano, Retired, email from Frisco, TX, registered. (Feb 22, 2009)

Martin Gienke, email, from Cambridge, United Kingdon, registered. (Mar 6, 2008)

Retired from Cambridge University, Audio Visual Aids Unit 10 years ago. Now active as lay minister of a Unitarian congregation in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Living in Cambridge with spouse Gillian. Two children Charlie, living nearby in Newmarket, and Helen, running a ski chalet business in Winter Park, Colorado (see Chalets-USA onweb.)

I came across a gold record of the Ilion High School Orpheus Choir 1958-59 and put it on audio CD if anyone is interested, or I can send it as a Quicktime file.

Bill Yavornitzki, Retired School Superintendent, email, New York Mills, NY, re-registered. (Oct. 26, 2007)

Karen Angell Suker, Retired, email, from Newport Beach, CA., re-registered. (May 24, 2007)

Kathleen Seymour Fuhrer, Office Manager, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (Mar 24, 2007)

Brian Hamilton Retired, email from Millsboro, DE, re-registered. (May 18, 2006)

Louis Spencer, from Ilion, NY, registered. (Oct 3, 2005)

Beverly Dunckel Matusik, email, Frankfort, NY, registered. (May 29, 2003)

Mike Morris and Jeanne Castle Morris, email, from Atlanta, GA, will be attending the mega-reunion. "I am anxious to come back and listen to my brother Steve Castle play in the Boss Five after all these years!!" (September 2, 2002)

Ermina Fortuna Ortlieb, and Robert 'Corky' Ortlieb, email, Baldwinsville, NY, are attending the mega-reunion. (August 24, 2002)

Thad Smith, Construction Manager, from Saratoga Springs, NY, email, re-registered.(August 19, 2002)

Teddie Wilkinson, Utica, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (July 26, 2002)

Sal Coriale, email, from Penn Yan, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (July 26, 2002)

Cynthia Rhodes Smith, email , from Saranac Lake, NY, will be in Ilion for the mega-reunion weekend but will not be attending the Saturday evening dance. (June 24, 2002)

Leonard Hendrix, email, from Ilion, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (June 23, 2002)

Gail Mackin Trosset, from Ilion, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (June 5, 2002)

Trudy Hitchcock Tangorra, Ilion, NY, registered for the mega-reunion. (May 24, 2002)

Jerry Hitchcock, Gainseville, GA, registered for the mega-reunion. (May 24, 2002)

Paul Getman, email, Rochester, NY, registered for the reunion. (May 2, 2002)

Leonard Hendrix, email, from Ilion, NY, submitted the reunion survey. (March 16, 2002)

Marianne Kurkowski Feuerstein, email, from Wildwood, MO, re-registered. (March 13, 2002)

Cynthia Rhodes Smith, Retired, email, from Saranac Lake, NY, re-registered. (March 4, 2002)

Ann Durant Shepard, Semi-Retired, email, from Hendersonville, NC, registered. (March 3, 2002)

Matilda (Mattie) Enjem Sagaas, from Ilion, NY, registered. (email modified February 18, 2002)

"I work at Ilion Junior - Senior High School as the Library Media Specialist for the Junior and Senior High Libraries." - Mattie

Bev Seaman from Fort Edward, NY, email, sent news. (October 13, 2001)

"Hi Had a ball at our 40th class reunion sorry for you guys who didn't come." - Bev

Don Tibbits, Sun Lakes, AZ, Retired Cost Accountant, Semiconductor Product Engineer, Macintosh Administrator. Now, in retirement I do free-lance photographer, web desing, computer graphics, and teach computer graphics at Phoenix College. I also have produced a music CD of old rock and country songs with my synthesizer, guitar and voice. email, from the Class of 1961 registers in the alumni directory. (modified July 8, 2001)

Kenneth Sweeney, home base is Fairfax, VT., email. Kenneth retired in July 1999, from his position as a Sr. Technical Support Rep. with Lockheed Martin Corp - Burlington, VT. He is now employed by General Dynamics as a Senior Company Representative and is stationed in Abu Dhabi in The Unite Arab Emirates until July 2001. (December 1, 2000)

Maxine Kay Nichols Sitts, email, from San Leandro, TCA, registered. (November 14, 2000)

John Wright, Retired USAF, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (September 17, 2000)

Carol Rohmer Sorbello, Pre-k teacher. email, from Rome, NY, registered. (September 17, 2000)

Jane Hollar, from Liverpool, NY, registered. (May 12, 2000)

Judy Kerr Graham, email, from Chesapeake, VA, registered. (April 12, 2000)

Janet Bowen Kelsey, email,Secretary, College Admissions Assistant, from Ilion, NY, sent news. (February 10, 2000)

"Hi everyone! Just an update I never thought that I would be working at a College as an Admissions Assistant but here I am, guess I'll always be in Ilion. Hope all is well with everyone." - Janet

Eileen Catlin Carson, Social Worker, email, from Republic Marshall Islands, registered. (November 26, 1999)

Ben Reape, Pharmacist, email, from Newport, NY, registered. (October 20, 1999)

Lloy DeReus Kappel, email, from registered in the directory. (March 17, 1999)

"Does anyone know where or what happened to Dick Holland?" - Lloy

Nancy Widgar Zaffarano, Customer Service, email, from The Colony, TX, registered in the directory. (January 16, 1999)

Keay James Smith an Office Manager, email,from Vernon, NY., registered in the alumni directory. (modified January 14, 1999)

Barbara Stubbs Sorokas, Retired Bereavement Counselor, email , from Rome, NY, registered in the directory. (January 10, 1998)

Paul Getman, Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Activities, Dept of Psychiatry, from Rochester, NY, registered in the directory. (January 2, 1998)

Cynthia Rhodes Smith, from Saranac Lake, provided much needed information about "Mother's Restaurant", for the Retro-Vision pages. (December 01, 1997)

Mrs. Diane Selwood Williams from Ilion, email , the second alumnus from the Class of 1961 to register in the alumni directory.


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