Now everything you wanted to know about the IHS Class of 1966 is at your fingertips....as published in the 1966 Mirror Class History.
Class Historical Newspaper Articles....
1966 Facebook Public Page Created to share 50th Reunion Plans....
Timothy O'Connor named to CalPoly Engineering Board.....
Ilion Engineers – Timothy O’Connor - LinkedIn Networking Group....
Ilion Sentinel - 1966 Classmates
Classmate, Jeff Whittemore's dad Harold Whittemore and many of the articles Mr. Whittemore published in the late 1940s and early 1950s were featured for the June 2015 Cover story. Also included in the story were photos of other classmates that appeared in The Ilion Sentinel newspaper. Read the cover story for all five photographs of 'Our Gang'. (June 26, 2015)
Beginning at Christmas 1948 and annually until they were five years old, The Ilion Sentinel published the story of five babies. The children are members of the IHS Class of 1966 and named 'Our Gang'.
"Here are five of Ilion's junior population, posed in the same general positions in which they were photographed one year ago but with their expressions changed from left to right our obliging subjects are Jimmy Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cooper; Sharon Dibble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Dibble, Steve Garnsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Garnsey; Susan Strife, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Strife and Billie Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fisher. Perhaps typical of Ilion's extremely youthful population are the five boys and girls pictured above, The top photo was taken at, Christmas 1948, and the bottom one just last week, both by Howard Moore." - December 22, 1949.
Bill Burke's 30th Reunion Report
Bill shared an email from 1996 that was the reunion report. In the email, he stated "If you didn't make the weekend, you were thought of and as a treat we had 'Black and White Heros' for a snack. I believe I ate 4 or 5." You can find Bill's version of the "Black and White Hero's" recipe on Bill Burke's 30th Reunion Report.
Dr. James Patrei Memorial - Valedictorian and Salutatorian Trophies
IHS Combined Reunion Celebration Classes of 63 - 64 - 65 - 66 Reunion
IHS Combined Reunion
$15 Donation - Please RSVP with check by June 15th, 2010
Jerry Walsh "CakeEater Classic" Memorial Golf Tournament
"My Dad, Jerry Walsh, was a 1966 graduate of Ilion High School. Unfortunately, he passed away on August 13, 2008 after a 15 month battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Our family has decided to hold a golf tournament in his memory to benefit ALS of Utica for patient/family care and national research. We invite all Ilion alumni to join us on Sunday May 31 at Hidden Valley Golf Club in Whitesboro. For more information please call Carol Walsh at 894-9115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.cakeeaterclassic.com We hope to see as many alumni as possible. It is our hope that we can save other families from experiencing such a painful loss due to this horrible disease." Chris Walsh (May 5, 2009)
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1957-58 West Hill School - 4th Grade Picture.....
This submitted photo shows members of the class as they appeared in 1956 when they were 4th Graders at West Hill School. (July 18, 2004 - modified March 16, 2014)
Ilion Days Reunion Plans.....
Class Reunions for the classes of 1953 (50th), 1958 (45th) and 1968 (35th) will be the weekend of the July 25 - 27. These reunions coincide with Ilion Days and the Alumni JamFest 2003. Working in conjunction with The Ilion Days Committee, is the Special Events Committee and members of the Ilion High School Class of 1968, who wanted their 35th reunion to coincide with Ilion Days and a Jam Fest music event. The events committee scheduled the Jam Fest for Friday, July 25, following the annual Doo-Dah Parade, which gets under way at 6:30 p.m. from Remington Arms. For information on the event, contact Linda Whittemore at 894-6455. Whittemore wants to have classmates meet at the Jam Fest outside Eckerd's Mall where music will be provided from 8 to 9:30 p.m. by Boss V, last year's Mega Reunion band that will also play from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Ilion Elks. The Steve Rigo Band will play outside from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Disc jockey Ron Clive will be at the Knights of Columbus on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and Dale Edwards will perform in the evening at the Marine Corps League. Classmates will meet from 8-11 a.m. Sunday for breakfast at the Masonic Home on Otsego Street.
"The Special Events Committee joined us to bring back some of the memories of last year's Megan reunion," Whittemore said. "It was an exciting experience and we wanted to do it again this year and invite all former Ilion High School students to join us."
The committee will sponsor tours of the high school from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., July 26, and will raffle a "travel package" that includes a voucher from Liberty Travel, good for any travel, committee chairman Dick Bly said. Only 1,000 tickets at $5 each will be sold by local merchants and at the village offices. A winner will be drawn prior to the July 27 fireworks.
The raffle and a donation booth set at the mall during Ilion Days will help fund several projects the committee has undertaken, including erecting a memorial to deceased classmates in the school's new courtyard, the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Project at the municipal building and the committee's efforts to save the Ilion Pool. (July 14, 2003)
Michea S. (Ludden) Supry IHS 1966 age 68, of N. Columbia Rd., Ilion (Town of Columbia), passed away peacefully on Sunday Nov. 8, 2015 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford, with her loving family by her side. She was born on April 12, 1947 in Ilion, the daughter of Myron C. and Bertina (Curtis) Ludden. Michea graduated from Ilion Central High School and Utica School of Commerce, receiving an Associates Degree in accounting. On July 23, 1983, she was married to Fred L. Supry at the Ilion Baptist Church. Michea was employed as a bookkeeper at Williams Furniture Store, Herkimer, for over thirteen years. She later was a bookkeeper at the Evening Telegram newspaper, Herkimer, for over ten years. Mrs. Supry was a member of the Ilion Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Fred; her sons, Chuck Boulia and his wife, Kelli, of Ilion, and Randy Supry, of Lake Luzerne, NY; her daughter, Patti Cook and her husband, Ron, of Hadley, NY; eleven grandchildren, Jessica, Randy II, Christopher, Bridget, Daniel, Laura, Beth, Justin, Fred III, Zachary and Autumn; eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Faith Smagalski and her husband, Gary, of FL; many nieces and nephews, who lovingly referred to her as 'Aunt Mike'; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Betsy Warner; her son, Fred Supry, Jr.; and her grandson, Jared Cook. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home's larger location at 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion (old Main St., between Ilion and Frankfort). Funeral services will immediately follow at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Chris J. Wintermute, officiating. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Michea, or add to her online memorial, may go to: applegateandday.com In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Jesus Never Fails Community Church, c/o Sandy Dievendorf, 446 Spohn Rd., Ilion, NY 13357. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home during calling hours and services on Thursday. The Supry family has entrusted Michea's funeral arrangements and supervision to their family Funeral Director and friend, Don Applegate. (November 14, 2015)
Barbara J. (Alexander) Coriale IHS 1966, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 7, 2015. There are no prior calling hours. A mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at St. Michael's Church, Penn Yan, followed by burial in St. Michael's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's Church, 210 Keuka Street, Penn Yan, New York 14527. Barbara was born October 28, 1948, the daughter of Neil and Helen O'Connor Alexander. She loved spending time with her family, enjoyed bingo and traveling to Las Vegas, and was an avid Giants and Yankees fan. She also loved shopping. Barbara is survived by her husband of 45 years, Salvatore; children, Salvatore James (Anna) Coriale of Stanley, and Mrs. Christa (Tim Moniot) Coriale of Dresden; two grandchildren, Matthew and Leah; one brother, Robert (Carol) Alexander of Oneida; and a sister, Patricia Morey of Sherrill. She was predeceased by her parents, Neil and Helen Alexander. Friends may sign the guest book at www.WeldonFuneralHome.com. (July 10, 2015)
Richard Charles Janis IHS 1966. If the world seems a little dimmer, it is because a dear soul has moved on from this earthly existence. Richard Charles Janis (DJ, Dick, Dicky Chuck, Ricky) exited on May 5th, 2015. He brought a lot of love and joy into the world, and more than a few laughs. His insight and compassion were evident in his various occupations. Always the teacher, DJ developed the freshman studies program at SUNY Morrisville and coordinated the HEOP program at Syracuse University, where he met the love of his life, Jane. A stint teaching English at Fowler High School was followed by 10 years at the NYS Division for Youth. He took a break from human services to form the Parkside Painting Company but returned five years later as a Crisis Counselor at Cayuga County BOCES. He will be missed by many, but mostly by Jane, his wife of 28 years, daughters Emily Klink (Dave) and Abigail, and son Joseph. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 16th . All are welcome. Contributions can be made to the Fresh Air Fund. (May 29, 2015)
Carolyn 'Kay' G. (Wardle) Weiss IHS 1966 died peacefully in her home on February 10, 2015 at the age of 66. Born in Ilion NY, she was the daughter of Ernest Wardle and Betty Murray. Kay and her late husband Dennis moved to Western Massachusetts in 1973, where they raised their family. Carolyn worked at Smith & Wesson, Friendly's Ice Cream and The Hampden County Sheriff's Department before taking early retirement due to Dementia. Kay was an ambitious and strong woman who accomplished whatever she set her mind too. She was a dedicated mom who made her life all about her children. She loved to bake and always had a special homemade treat waiting for her kids when they got home from school. Kay's passion was her home, whether it was tearing holes through her wall to make a new entrance, putting in her own yard, or redoing flooring, she did it all and always on her own. Kay joins her beloved husband Dennis Weiss and parents Ernest Wardle and Betty (Mosher) Murray. She is survived by her devoted children Kelly (Weiss) Reyngold and her husband Boris and their children Jacob and Nicholas Reyngold, and Scott Weiss and his wife Cathy and their son Nicholas Rivet; her brother Raymond Wardle and his wife Joanne, her brother William and his wife Marie, her sister Barbara, and brother James and his wife Cathy; and her many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and dear friends. Visiting for Kay will be held on Sunday, Feb. 15th in Ludlow Funeral Home from 1:00-3:15pm concluding with a Celebration of Life Service at 3:30pm. Burial will be held privately by the family in Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) in honor of Kay. For additional information please visit www.ludlowfuneralhome.com. (Feburary 22, 2015)
James E. Maddocks, Jr. IHS 1966 SAUGERTIES - James E. Maddocks, Jr., 66, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at his residence. Born October 7, 1947 in Ilion, he was the son of the late James and Addie M. Davis Maddocks, a former resident of Ilion and Herkimer, had resided in Saugerties since 2000. Jim was a truck driver for Spindler Bulk Transport in Washingtonville. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 182 in Utica, and had driven for several companies over his career. He was a boy scout in his youth and later was a scout leader. He was a graduate of Ilion High School, class of 1966. He enjoyed camping in the Adirondacks and was fond of all animals. He lost his beloved pets, Gus and Mandy. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Georgia Myer Maddocks, a daughter Chrystal Maddocks of Marcy, a son James E. Maddocks III of Pa., and his pets, Rosie and Miss Kitty. Friends will be received Saturday 11a.m. to 1p.m. at Lasher Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Tinker St., Woodstock. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Saugerties. Contributions to the UCSPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, 12401, would be appreciated. Published in the Daily Freeman on July 4, 2014 (October 23, 2016)
Kenneth E. Wood IHS 1966, died on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 65. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc., 123 W. Main St., Palmyra. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, at Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra. In memory of Ken, please consider donations to Zion Episcopal Church, 120 E. Main St., Palmyra, NY 14522, Rochester Breast Cancer Coalition, 840 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 or the Macedon Emergency Squad, 1620 WaynePort Rd., Macedon, NY 14502. Ken was an active member of Zion Episcopal Church, where he served in several capacities including as a Steven Minister and longtime choir member. He was a 38-year member and past board member and president of the Rochester Curling Club. Ken had been active with the Finger Lakes Chorale. An old hippie at heart, Ken loved rock and roll and was also a civil war enthusiast. Ken is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Melanie (Brian) Rellinger; son, Nathan (Deborah) Wood; brother, Victor (Linda) Wood; grandchildren, Evan and Elise Rellinger and Leah and Bryce Wood; mother-in-law, Minerva Robbins; aunts, Carolyn Roberts and Joyce Prosser; uncle, Harry Wood; nephews, Jason, Justin, Jonathon and Jerrod Wood; and his faithful companion, Zeus. Online condolences at www.rlyostfuneralhome.com. (February 21, 2014)
Mr. Robert J. 'Jeep' Urtz IHS 1966, age 68, a native of Ilion, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, December 5, 2013, in Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, CA. He was born in Ilion on October 25, 1925, son of the late Richard and Margaret Urtz, and graduated with Ilion High School, “Class of 1966”. Jeep moved to San Diego, CA, in 1978. Survivors include his sister, Ann Cotter, of Little Falls; a brother, Steven Urtz and wife, Celena, of Arizona; a sister-in-law, Robin Urtz, of Tennessee; nephews, Jeffrey Urtz, of Ilion, and Christopher Urtz and wife, Shannon, of Frankfort; niece, Lisa Urtz, of Ilion; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Thomas Urtz, in June of 2009; and by his brother-in-law, Jimmy Cotter, on September 30, 2002. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a graveside service at a time to be announced in the spring at St. Mary's Cemetery, Clinton. Funeral arrangements are in the caring guidance of Daniel J. Enea Funeral and Cremation Care, Route 5, between Herkimer and Little Falls, (508-5250). Those wishing may offer their condolences on his online memorial located at www.eneacaresvalley.com on the Internet. (February 21, 2014 - modified March 20, 2016)
Donna Darlene (Perkett) Barrett IHS 1966, age 66, of County Highway No. 24, passed away on Monday evening, March 18, 2013, in Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown. She was born on Oct. 13, 1946, in Ilion, daughter of the late Ellery and Mary Martin Perkett. A lifelong area resident, she was raised in Ilion and was a graduate of Ilion High School. For forty-two years, she had shared a loving and devoted marriage with Leo E. Barrett. For many years, Mrs. Barrett was employed by the Canajoharie Knitting Mills that were located in Richfield Springs. She retired in 2006. Donna had a strong belief in God and was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Richfield Springs. To all who knew her, she will always be remembered as a happy go lucky lady who loved to cook, listen to music and go hunting. To her many friends and family, she will be greatly missed. Along with her husband, Leo, she is survived by a son, William Barrett, of Richfield Springs; two brothers, Reuben Perkett and his wife, Barbara, of Schenectady, and Robert Perkett, of Melbourne, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Dubay, of Williamson, and Dawn Broadbent, of Dolgeville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Vincent, Gary (Rendell), Richard, Rodney and Randy Perkett, and three sisters, Dianne Snyder, Gloria Perry and Bertha Ellen O'Connell. A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Barrett will take place later this spring in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Richfield Springs. Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the American Lung Association of Mid New York, 311 Turner St., Suite 415, Utica, NY 13501. Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs. (March 24, 2013)
Douglas J. Brewer IHS 1966, age 62, died on Friday, April 23, 2010, after a brief illness. He was born on January 26, 1948, in Ilion, New York, to Marge and the late John Brewer. He was a 1966 graduate of Ilion High School, where he earned four varsity letters: one each in football, wrestling, hockey and track. He was a 1968 Mohawk County Community College graduate. In 1973, Douglas received his masters degree from Utica College at the University of Syracuse. He then worked as the director of the Herkimer County Department of the Aging. In 1966, he became the Herkimer County Administrator and continued as such until 1990, when he became the Greene County Administrator, until his retirement in 2001. He was an avid fly fisherman and golfer. Douglas is survived by his wife, Carol Stevens. He is the beloved father of Derek (Kanni Bassey) Brewer and Devin (Richard) Rappa; and beloved grandfather of six grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Terry (Betty) Brewer; and his sister, Cindy (Ed) Myers. He is predeceased by his brother, Jack Brewer. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, Windham. A private service will be held at the familys convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Douglas memory to a charity of ones choice. www.DeckerFH.com (April 25, 2010)
John 'Jack' Winslow IHS 1966, 61, of state Route 4 in Hudson Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at Glens Falls Hospital, with his longtime companion, Betty Moynihan, at his side. Born on June 25, 1948, in Ilion, he was the son of Mary (Ingro) Winslow and the late John Winslow, who passed away in February 2008. Jack graduated from Ilion High School and SUNY College of Technology in Utica. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from November 1966 to December 1970. Jack was in the Security Police Squadron, stationed at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base in Vietnam and he received many distinguished awards. Among those, he was selected as "Airman of the Quarter" from among 900 service men, earning him a five-day furlough from his duties in Saigon. He had previously won the title in his own 377th Security Squadron. In the citation, he was honored for his "outstanding professionalism in the performance of his duties, which leave nothing to be desired." Jack was a longtime resident of Ilion, where he was employed at Remington Arms, before relocating to Hudson Falls and becoming supervisor at Nibco in Glens Falls. Most recently, he was a part-time employee of Morlock News in Gansevoort. Jack was a very dedicated employee, giving 100 percent to every job that he ever had. Jack was an avid sports fan, who was passionate about the New York Yankees. He loved watching and cheering on his beloved team. Anyone that knew Jack, recognized that he would help anyone in need. Jack was deeply loved by his family and his many friends. He will be greatly missed. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his brother in law, George "Skip" Vandawalker. Survivors include his three children, Lisa Alexander and her husband, Robert of Ilion, John Winslow of Mohawk and Shelly Winslow of Ilion; his two grandchildren, Sarah Alexander and Nicholas Winslow; his brother, Steven Winslow of Ilion; his sister, Nancy Haugen of Ormond Beach, Fla.; his mother, Mary Winslow of Ormond Beach, Fla.; his longtime companion, Betty Moynihan, of Hudson Falls; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Vietnam Veterans of America, 8605 Cameron St., Suite 400, Silver Springs, MD 20910. (Sept 27, 2009)
Michael Lasky IHS 1966, age 59, of Mohawk, died December 17, 2007. Arrangements by Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., Ilion. (Jan 26, 2008)
Jon Stephenson IHS 1966, age 58, of 5821 Cypress St., N. St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in St. Petersburg. He was born in Ilion, the son of the late John and Ruth Alexander Stephenson, and received his education in the Ilion Central schools. Mr. Stephenson served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was employed as a traffic controller with the city of St. Petersburg, retiring in 2005. John is survived by a son Eric, of St. Petersburg, a brother Jeff Stephenson, of Ilion, and a sister Jill Balderston, of Salisbury. Funeral services were held in Florida. Cards of sympathy may be sent to his son Eric Stephenson, 5821 Cypress St., N. St. Petersburg, FL 33703. Local arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St., Ilion.(Oct 11, 2006)
Jean R. (Wakefield) Darling IHS 1966, age 60, of London Towers, Ilion, formerly of 27 E. Clark St., Ilion, died on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown. She was born March 18, 1946, in Utica, the daughter of Frank and Nellie (Ward) Kasprzyk. She attended Holy Trinity School, Utica, until 1954. Jean then attended Ilion schools and graduated from Ilion Central High School in 1966. She also attended Herkimer County Community College and Herkimer County BOCES for nursing. At one time she was married to Henry B. Wakefield. In her early years, Jean worked at the Masonic Home and also at Mac's Taxi as a dispatcher. For several years, she was an assembler and clerk at Snyder's Bicycle Shop and also worked as an assistant teacher at Oneida County Head Start Program. Jean also worked as a residential counselor for five years at Herkimer County ARC. For many years she was a school bus driver and later office manager at Cook's Taxi. To further show her love for people, Jean put a lot of her time into volunteering for the Herkimer County Helpline and the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, helping people who had disasters in their life. She also worked in the military division of the Red Cross. She was of the Catholic faith and a former member of the Ilion Chapter 31 Women of the Moose.Survivors include her six children, Henry Wakefield and his wife Wendy of Greenville, Tenn., Robert Wakefield of the town of Ohio, John Wakefield and his wife Cathy of Ilion, Tammy VanHorne and her husband Robert of the town of Ohio, Hope Darling of Florida and Kenneth Darling Jr. of Tennessee; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Kendra, Samantha, Jennifer and John (Jr.) Wakefield; her sister, Terry Simpson of Syracuse; two nieces, several cousins and her special companion, Donald Trask. She was predeceased by her grandson, Anthony Darling and her nephew, Warren Simpson. Funeral services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Friday evening, April 21, at the Applegate and Day Funeral Home, 102 West St., Ilion, with Father Alfred A. Lamanna officiating. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Utica. Calling hours are Friday from 5:45-8:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Jean or add to her online memorial go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Donation envelopes are available at the Applegate & Day Funeral Home. (May 18, 2006)
Gene T. Zimmerman, age 55, of South Fourth Ave., Ilion, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 27, 2004, at home. He was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Ilion, the son of Ross and Lorraine (Bennett) Zimmerman. He graduated from Ilion High School and SUNY at Stonybrook. On July 30, 1966, he was married to Helen Kubik at St. Killians Church, Farmingdale, L.I. During his career, Gene was employed for many companies in which he was instrumental as a troubleshooter on the A-10 aircraft, Harrier Jet, Howitser Tank and was a draftsman in designing the hull of the U.S.S. Nimitz. Most recently he worked at McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis, Mo., retiring in 1992. He also was a lecturer at the Archeologist Institute of America and was a professional photographer. Gene was an adviser for Boy Scout Troop 8 of Ilion and was a member of the Ilion Fish and Game Club and the Church of the Annunciation. He loved to write stories and enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. Survivors include his wife, Helen; three sons, Gene A., Carl and Thomas Zimmerman, all at home; father-in-law, Joseph F. Kubik of South Farmingdale, L.I.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, George and Kathy Boyle of Farmingdale, L.I., N.Y., Christine Kubik and Neil of Massapequa, Kenneth and Lorrie Kubik of Lake Ronkonkoma; several nephews, one niece and one cousin, Carol. He was predeceased by his mother, Lorraine Zimmerman on April 20, 1983, and his father, Ross Zimmerman on Jan. 10, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at the Applegate & Day Funeral Home, 102 West St., Ilion and at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Joseph Benintende, pastor. Spring burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, North Ilion. Calling hours are Thursday, April 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made directly to the family in Gene's memory. Special envelopes are available at the Applegate and Day Funeral Home, 102 West St., Ilion. (April 3, 2004)
Dr. James Patrei IHS Class of 1966 Valedictorian, age 54, a Syracuse-area ear, nose and throat doctor, died Friday August 2, 2002. Dr Patrei suffered an apparent allergic reaction after being stung by a bee. He was at his family's summer home on Skaneateles Lake, in Spafford, at the time of the incident. Dr. Sean Hodge, one of four physicians in practice with Patrei at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Syracuse, said "This is just such an unbelievable tragedy, something that just comes out of nowhere. Jim was really a wonderful guy, a great doctor. He was a very nice person, he has two boys that they raised, he and his wife, Sharon." Born in Ilion, he graduated from Hamilton College and Upstate Medical Center. He was a partner and physician with Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Syracuse for 18 years. He also was an attending physician at Crouse Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center and Harrison Outpatient Center. He previously was an assistant resident in otolaryngology at Upstate Medical Center. Survivors: His wife of 31 years, the former Sharon Antonucci; two sons, Matthew and Jonathan, both of Syracuse; his parents, Gil and Katherine Patrei of Easton, Pa.; a sister, Linda Lesko of Allentown, Pa. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pirro & Sons Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in Grace Assembly of God. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 514 Turtle St., Syracuse. Contributions: Grace Assembly of God, Fay Road, Syracuse 13219 (August 4, 2002)
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Richard (Rich) Reynolds, email , from Newport, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (September 4, 2002)
Patricia Callahan Cullum, Albany, NY, re-registered. (August 21, 2002)
Linda Abeling Roberts, from Jordonville, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (August 19, 2002)
Bill Bracken, email , from Altamont, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (August 17, 2002)
John Wainwright, email , Ilion, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (August 1, 2002)
Karen O'Connell Vosler, email , Mohawk, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (July 30, 2002)
Barbara Alexander Coriale, email , from Penn Yan, NY, isattending the mega-reunion. (July 26, 2002)
Jeffrey Whittemore, email , Dolgeville, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (July 25, 2002)
David Clayton , Graphic Artist, email , Rahway, NJ, re-registered. (July 18, 2002)
Richard Candella, email , re-registered. (July 5, 2002)
Steve Castle, email , Colorado Springs, CO, is attending the mega-reunion. (July 2, 2002)
Peter Donahue and Kathleen Carney Donahue, Ilion, NY, are attending the mega-reunion. (June 19, 2002)
Michea Ludden Supry, Bookkeeper, email , Ilion, NY, registered. (June 19, 2002)
Larry Hollar, email , Arlington, VA, is attending the mega-reunion. (June 15, 2002)
James (Kirk) Menard, email , Averill Park, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (June 15, 2002)
Leigh Potter, email , from Sumner, WA, is attending the mega-reunion. (June 13, 2002)
Darlene Millspaugh Pelletier, Albany, NY , is attending the mega-reunion. (June 11, 2002)
Sharon Russell Peelor, email , would like to know if anyone has any information on the whereabouts of classmate Michael Lasky. (June 7, 2002)
Joe White, email , from Ilion, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (May 30, 2002)
Sharon Vandawalker Dodge, from Ilion, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (May 24, 2002)
Sam DeRocco, email , from Ilion, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (May 24, 2002)
William MacDougall, Director of Operations, email , from Ludlow, VT, is attending the mega-reunion. (May 24, 2002)
Robert Burke, email , San Mateo, CA, is attending the mega-reunion. (May 24, 2002)
William Pelletier, email , re-registered. (April 13, 2002)
Deborah Smith Becker, email , from Amsterdam, NY, submitted the reunion survey. (modified June 9, 2002)
Leigh Potter, email , from Sumner, WA, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (March 9, 2002)
James Fitzer, email , from Clayville, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (March 4, 2002)
Dolores Rockwell Klippel, email , from Ilion, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (Feb 27, 2002)
Mike Albin, email Frankfort, NY submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 22, 2002)
Jeffrey Whittemore, email , Dolgeville, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 20, 2002)
Letitia Grindlay Michelson, email , St. Albans, VT, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 20, 2002)
Cleo Bartron Adams, email , Mohawk, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 17, 2002)
John Wainwright, email , Ilion, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 17, 2002)
Margery O'Connell Foose, preschool director/library assistant, email , Nunda, NY, registered. (February 11, 2002)
Rodney (Skip) Whalen, Remington Arms, email , Herkimer, NY, registered. (February 3, 2002)
Leigh Potter, NAV-Landing and Communications Technical Support - FAA, email , Sumner, WA, re-registered. (January 22, 2002)
Karen O'Connell Vosler, speech patholigist, email , Mohawk, NY, registered. (January 21, 2002)
Cleo Bartron Adams, Secretary, email , Mohawk, NY, registered. (January 20, 2002)
Timothy O'Connor, is President & CEO of Robson Woese,Inc. Consulting Engineers. Tim's firm, along with the Architect James Jordan AIA, designed Ilion High's new school which is now under construction. Next time you shop at the Carousel Center Mall in Syracuse, remember that Tim's firm provided mechanical and electrical systems design, as well as fire protection analysis and design to include life safety and fire protection provisions for this mall. (January 18, 2002)
James Kirk Menard, email, sent registration changes. (January 15, 2002)
Mega Reunion Class Contact.....
Directory information was used to contact classmates regarding the All-Class Reunion.
THE CLASS OF 1966 HELD A REUNION - THE 35TH - DURING ILION DAYS - DOO DAH WEEKEND. IT STARTED WITH US MEETING AT THE ELKS, AFTER THE PARADE ON FRIDAY. WE HELD A PICNIC ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AND ENDED WITH A BASH AT THE ELKS - SATURDAY NIGHT, WITH JOE ROSSI PROVIDING OUR MUSIC. ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT BILL REMMERS 894-8736. Submitted by, DARLENE MILLSPAUGH PELLETIER (Summer - 2001)
Original Class of '66 Contact Person....
Bill Burke was the original developer of the Class of '66 pages.
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