Ilion High School

Class of 1981

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1981 Ilion Yearbook


Class History....

Now everything you wanted to know about the IHS Class of 1981 is at your fingertips....as published in the 1981 Mirror Class History.

 

Archived Class Page......

See Archived Class News for news items published prior to 2009.

Prior news updates that were published on a separate geocities.com site have been archived and are still available.

Ted Carney is the Official Home Page Class Contact for the Class of 1981. Ted is no longer maintaining an additional web page/site for the Class of 1981 but his work has been archived here. You can still access the photos, Class News, Email Directory etc from the archive. Future updates for the class of 1981 will appear on this new page. (Sept 27, 2009)

 

1981 Facebook Group....

Facebook - Ilion High School Class of 1981.

1981 alumni and friends have an active group on Facebook called "Ilion High School Class of 1981".

Administrators of the group are Sandy LeClair, LouAnn Brien-Garrison, Kelly Tallman Gehring, Dana Beran Guernsey. (November 25, 2014)

Note - This is a Closed Facebook group which means only someone with a Facebook account AND membership in the group can see the group, its members and their posts. You must have a Facebook account to join the group. Alumni without a Facebook account will not be able to see any of the posts.

 

Mott Marathon 2016.....

2011 Ilion Mott Marathon Winner - Max Koenig
2011 Winner - Max Koenig
(overall winner and
men's division winner 4:40:41)
Ilion's Foreign Exchange student - Germany
Photo courtesy of Ilion Central School District

The 2016 participants will run the 26.2 mile marathon in memory of Jack Day IHS 2011.

"This year, celebrates the life of 2011 Ilion graduate Jack Day. Jack continues to impact the the lives of students and faculty in a positive and meaningful way. The Class of 2016 will embody his legacy and fighting spirit when they step onto the Central Valley Academy track on Thursday, June 9." Members of Jack’s family are also running as a team.

Event Date June 9, 2016 at 3 pm at Central Valley Academy Track.

Jack's mother, Patty (Vayo) Day IHS 1986 and Barringer Road School Aid is married to Tim Day, IHS 1981. In a related story, Patty shared Jack’s six-year journey from his initial diagnosis to his sad passing in August 2015. Read the full story here: Jack Day’s brave tale sets the stage for the 2016 Mott Marathon. " She hoped Jack’s story would teach people to watch for the disease [melanoma], to take steps to prevent it, and spare others from enduring the sadness. In that hope, she finds her therapy." (March 25,2016)

 

 

Condolences

Ms. Mary Susan Timperlake IHS 1981 , age 52, currently of Ilion, and formerly of Midway, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, September 24, 2015, at the Siegenthaler Center, surrounded by the comfort of her family at her bedside. Born on July 23, 1963, in Oxford, NY, Mary is the daughter of Sun Y. (Cho) Timperlake and Peter Andrew Timperlake. Raised in Ilion, she was a graduate of Ilion Jr./Sr. High School with the Class of 1981. Upon graduation, Mary furthered her education at Herkimer County Community College where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Travel and Tourism. Mary’s career in the airline industry spanned over 30 years. She began her employment as a reservation specialist with Empire Airlines in Oriskany and through a series of mergers, relocated to Winston-Salem, NC, where she was currently employed by U.S. Airways/American Airlines. An easy going and fun loving woman, Mary loved her time spent with family and friends and she especially loved the holidays. She also loved spending time with her nephew, Robert, especially their walks in the woods and playing golf together. She was a true people person and a kind soul who always put others before herself. She thoroughly enjoyed travel, and took advantage of her position in the airline industry to take many trips throughout the world. She was an avid reader and sports fan, the constant supporter of both NASCAR and Syracuse Men’s Basketball. Mary will be dearly missed by those she leaves behind. She is survived by her parents, Sunya Timperlake and her fiancee, William Szablak of Ilion and Peter Andrew Timperlake and his wife, Nancy, of Oxford; her sister and best friend, Janet Brown and her husband, James of Mohawk; her beloved nephew, Robert H. Brown, also of Mohawk; and her half-brother, Andrew Timperlake. Her memory will live on in the hearts of many dear friends she made throughout her life, especially Patricia Moynihan, Beverley Sweeney and Pamela Marsh. She was predeceased by her fiancée, Jimmy Tolbert. Friends and relatives are invited to attend visitation on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s newly reopened home at 102 West, St. Ilion. Mary’s funeral service and Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00PM immediately following visitation, at the funeral home, on 102 West St., Ilion with Reverend Sally M. Heiligman, Priest-In-Charge, of Grace Episcopal Church of Mohawk, officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. The family would like to extend gratitude to the healthcare team at the Siegenthaler Center for their compassion and care shown to Mary in her last days. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 9 E. Main St., Mohawk, NY 13407, or The Siegenthaler Hospice Center 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Mary’s service arrangements and supervision were entrusted to family friend and Funeral Director, Don Applegate and Funeral Director, Martin L. Ciaccia. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Mary, or add to her online memorial, may visit our website at www.applegateandday.com. (October 11, 2015)

Margaret 'Peggy' Lacy Sadallah

Margaret 'Peggy' (Lacy) Sadallah

Ilion High School Class of 1981

Margaret 'Peggy' Lacy Sadallah, age 51, New Hartford, NY went to be with her God on Thursday December 4, 2014 with her loving family by her side. Maggie fought a courageous five year battle with breast cancer. She was born on July 23, 1963 in Ilion, NY a daughter of the late Robert and Jane Daly Lacy and was educated in local schools, having graduated from MVCC. On October 3, 1986 in the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, NY, she was married to S. Charles 'Chuck' Sadallah, a blessed union of 28 years. The simple things in life often meant the most to Jamie, spending time with family and friends, sharing good times and bad, and always being there for those she loved and cared about. She was a member of the Church of the Annunciation. Maggie enjoyed reading, music, talking with friends at the coffee shop, watching the Yankees, being kind to others but most of all, being with her family. She loved being a Mom, and her family meant the world to her. She leaves behind her beloved husband Chuck, her two beautiful daughters Michelle and Danielle and her k-9 friend Max. She also leaves behind her loving sister Jane Kline who was a constant support and comfort, along with her brother in-law Mike Kline; She also leaves her mother in-law Vera Sadallah; two sisters in-law and two brothers in-law, Diane Cosenzi; Marianne and Mike Durham and Mike Sadallah; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends. Maggie's family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Faxton St. Luke’s RegionalCancerCenter, where the nurses took wonderful care of her. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 1:00 pm at St. John the EvangelistChurch, Oxford Rd. New Hartford. Private interment will be in CalvaryCemetery. There will be no public visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maggie’s memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund c/o Susan G. Komen CNY 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, Suite 300East Syracuse, NY13057. Envelopes will also be available at church. (December 10, 2014)

 

Jay Andrew McTiernan IHS 1981, of Highland, NY died on January 4th, after a long illness. Andrew was born in Ilion, NY in 1963 to Charles and Joyce McTiernan. He graduated from Ilion High School and received his Bachelors Degree from East Carolina University. Andrew was the beloved husband of Linda Halaska McTiernan and the devoted father of Jack and Ewan. In building their family together, Andrew achieved his greatest accomplishment. Most recently, Andrew was part of the team at Studio Macbeth in Kingston, NY, that was awarded an Emmy for outstanding digital animation. And together with Linda, Andrew opened the Zipper Theater in Manhattan, which premiered several highly acclaimed off-Broadway productions. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the college savings accounts for Jack and Ewan to help ensure the bright future Andrew wanted for his boys by visiting www.AndrewMcTiernan.org. Memorial services for Jay Andrew will be held both near Highland and in Ilion. On Saturday January 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., a service will be held at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY. On Sunday, January 13, 2013 services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation followed by a reception at 1:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 74 West Street, Ilion, NY. Arrangements are under the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main Street, Highland, NY 12528. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.torsonememorial.com. (Jan 11, 2013)

 

Jay McTiernan.......

Jay Andrew McTiernan was a Television Producer for Studio Macbeth. Studio Macbeth won a News and Documentary Emmy award on Sept. 27, 2010, for work on the documentary "Stealing Lincoln's Body," for the History Channel. The award was presented by Dan Rather. The event took place at the the Fredrick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Other winners included: McNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams NBC Miracle on the Hudson Brian Williams, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric CBS Rape in America: Justice Denied Katie Couric, Dan Rather Reports HDNet Iran's Manhattan Project, ABC News Special Events ABC Inauguration 2009 Barack Obama, HBO Documentary Films HBO Which Way Home, Bill Moyers Journal PBS The Good Soldier.

The ceremony was broadcast on C-Span on Oct. 9th, 2010 at 8 p.m. (Oct 24, 2010)

 

Memorials.....

Margaret 'Peggy' (Lacy) Sadallah IHS 1981 passed away December 4, 2014.

Jamie Laura Carter IHS 1981 passed away January 28, 2005.

Brian Patrick O'Connor IHS 1981 passed away November 24, 2004.

David Springer IHS 1981 passed away April 8, 1999.

MaryCross IHS 1981 passed away May 10, 1984.

Ted Carney II, dedicated his village of Ilion beautification project, in memory of his father, Dr. Theodore R. Carney IHS 1936.

 

Bombers Buzz Website....

Lou Ann Brien Garrison, teacher, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (July 21, 2013)

Pam Sanchez Peoples, RN/ Network Marketing, email, Snow Camp, NC, re-registered. (Nov 7, 2011)

Andrea Rasmussen Behe, Sales Director, email, Bloomfield Hills, MI, re-registered. (Feb 9, 2011)

Dana Beran Guernsey, Administrator - Upstate Cerebral Palsy email, Herkimer, NY, re-registered. (Nov 13, 2010)

"Updating my change of name and to announce we are working on the 30th class reunion... everyone is encouraged to join FaceBook if possible."

Connie Wood Shepherd, District Scheduler for Congressman Michael Arcuri, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (Aug 29, 2010)

Kathleen Gressel Simo, Owner-Consulting Firm, email, Charlotte, NC, re-registered. (July 3, 2010)

Robert Marhaver, Collision Repair shop owner, email, web site northsidecollisionilion.com, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (May 8, 2010)

 

Class Page Editor....

Ted Carney is the Official 1981 Class HomePage Editor! Please email Ted with all the Class News!

 


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