Now everything you wanted to know about the IHS Class of 1992 is at your fingertips....as published in the 1992 Mirror Class History.
Class Info published via facebook.....
Class of '92 - 20th Reunion Plans 2012.....
The Class of 1992 is planning a 20th Class Reunion during Ilion Days - July 2012.
Friday, July 20th @ 5:00pm: Gathering at Elks Club (Doo Dah parade)
1992 Alumnus - Plans Film about Ilion, NY.....
1992 Alumnus - Michael Patrei is working on a documentary film about Ilion, NY. see www.ilionfilmcompany.com. "The history of Ilion, New York is A History of the United States of America. This documentary film takes a look at one small American town and how that town and its people have quietly yet potently moved through American history, from before the founding of this country to the present. It is not the dull and dry history learned from textbooks, it is the very real, very personal story of the people of Ilion, NY and how their lives are a reflection of this country as a whole."
If you or anyone you know has a story to tell about the history of Ilion please send email to: email@example.com
More information is available from The Evening Telegram. (July 13, 2008)
1992 Alumni - Produced/Directed Documentary Film 'Ballou'.....
1992 Alumni - Michael Patrei and Casey Callister produced and directed, Ballou, a documentary film about the Ballou Senior High School Marching Band. The high school is situated in an impoverished section of Washington, DC. The band and film were featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in October 2007. It was also screened at The White House. The documentary is being shown at the Syracuse Center for the Performing Arts on May 3, 2008 at 2 pm - Tickets. (April 30, 2008)
10 Year Reunion Plans...
Attention Class of 1992. It's not too late to RSVP and attend our 10th High School Reunion! We have a weekend of fun planned for Friday and Saturday,July 26 and 27.
Friday Night - Doo-Dah Parade and drinks at the Elks Club ($5/person)
If you haven't RSVP'd, but want to attend, email shannon or call Shannon at 617-964-3910, and pay by check or cash "at the door."
We also mailed invitations during the first week of June to 108 classmates, but we are still in need of many addresses. Help us find these remaining classmates so that no one misses out on this opportunity to party with old friends! Send any information or questions to shannon - email.
Addresses Still Needed For:
Jim Albin Gary Borliska Alissa Carey Jim Charles Dan Coher Darius Collinson Greg Collinson Lysa Crossett Johanna Emrich Jim Erwin Frank LiBritz Lloyd May John Parker Ben Pierce Eric Rotondi John Sadlon Tonia Scheiderich Melissa Stanek Ray Stock Pat Zoeckler
Check here for pdf versions of the Reunion Schedule/Invitation and Invitation RSVP files, which you can print and send in.
Hope to see you in July!!" - Shannon Manley (June 15, 2002)
"Scott Brownrigg '90 and Bridget (Curley) Brownrigg '92 would like to announce the birth of our son Matther Ryan. Matthew was born at Cape Canaveral Hospital, in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:47 PM on February 11, 1998. He weighed 8lbs 3ozs at birth and was 21inches long. Matthew joins two brothers, Brandon 4 and Kyle 1 at home. Mother and baby are both doing great!!!." (February 20, 1998)
Leslie C. Ritton IHS 1992, of Ilion, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2001, at home. He was born February 12, 1974, in Ilion, the son of James and Shirley Blanchard Ritton. He graduated from Ilion High School in 1992 as a high honor student. Leslie attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where he was a member of the Cosmopolitan Fraternity. He was a member of the Herkimer Reformed Church. Leslie is survived by his mother, Shirley Ritton, of Ilion; a brother and sister-in-law, Kristan and Kimberly and their son, Mason, of Holland, Michigan; his grandmothers, Elizabeth Jones, of Herkimer, and Irene Blanchard, of Hannibal; his Godparents, Kenneth and Sharon Snell; many aunts and uncles as well as several good friends. Leslie was predeceased by his father, James Ritton, in October of 1999. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery in the spring. Funeral arrangements were through Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorial donations to the Friends of Russell Park. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. (March 9, 2001)
Jason W. Everson IHS 1992, age 24, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 8, 1998, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Jason was a 1992 graduate of Ilion High School and was employed at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. He is survived by his mother, Karen Everson of Ilion, his father, Stanley Everson of Mohawk, his sister Wendy, his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Estella Steacy of Rome and many other close relatives. Funeral arrangements were through the Graves-Applegate & Day Funeral Home, Mohawk/Ilion. (February 9, 1998)
Bombers Buzz Website....
Phil Zaffarano, Self Employed/painting & remolding, email, Sherwood, AR, re-registerd. (July 11, 2009)
"Hey everyone check out the family blog to catch you up. Things are happening fast so we will try to keep everyone up to date. Check out the family Blog link below and check it periodically as it is always being updated."
Tabetha Sportello, email, Herkimer, NY, re-registered. (May 29, 2009)
John Llewellyn-Santiago, office manager, email, from West Palm Beach, FL, registered. (Sept 5, 2008)
Julie Conover Rudwall, Consultant, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (Aug 13, 2008)
William Murphy, Principal, Hamilton E/M School, from Baltimore, MD, email, re-registered. (July 13, 2008)
Michele Albin Lewis, Consultant, email, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (June 6, 2008)
Maria Carmen (Maica) Gomez, 1992 foreign exchange student from Spain, email, from Valencia, Spain, sent news. (Jan 26, 2008)
"I don't know if some of you still remember me. I am Maica, your foreign exchange student. I just wanted to say hi to everybody and let you know how I am doing. I have two kids, Vicente(3) and Miguel (1). I still live in Valencia (Spain). I hope all of you are fine. I keep thinking about my senior year all the time. It was a great experience for me and I thank you for everything. I hope we have a 20 year reunion, so I will be able to see all of you again. If anyone remembers me and want to keep in touch, please e-mail me. I am sorry if I made any mistake in my writing, but I don't practise english too much. A big hug to everybody and I hope we see each other some time." - Maica
Robin Sportello Lima, Licensing Analyst/Pilot Corporation, email, Knoxville, TN, re-registered. (Aug 10, 2007)
Mike Williams, Finance, email, from Lorton, VA, sent news. (May 11, 2007)
"It's been a while since I updated, but wanted to let everyone know that my wife, Lauren, and I have a new addition to the family. Our son, Brady Dylan, was born October 28, 2006...he's now 6 months old and doing great. Also, after many moves for graduate school and work, we have settled (for now, anyway) in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, where I recently left US Airways to take a finance position at the Federal Aviation Administration. Hope all is well with everyone!"
Jennifer Sanderson, Manager, email, Cushing, ME, re-registered. (April 13, 2007)
Robert Smalldone, email, from Park Ridge, NJ,wrote..."Hi Everyone!". (Mar 24, 2007)
Earl (Richard) Farber, email, from Rochester, NY, sent news. (Mar 24, 2007)
"In February I was appointed as the Principal for the Andrews-Trahey Campus School (Hillside Children's Center-Monroe Avenue Campus) in Rochester, NY."
Rebecca Kinney Shearer, Service Desk Analyst, email, Louisville, Ky, registered. (Mar 24, 2007)
John Llewellyn, Office Manager, email, West Palm Beach, FL, re-registered. (Mar 24, 2007)
Francis Arrigo, Auto Tech, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (Feb 27, 2007)
Todd Dewan, Sports writer, email, from Rome, NY, registered. (Jan 2, 2007)
Suzanne Kasarda, email, from Herkimer, NY, re-registered in the directory. (Dec 1, 2006)
Tonia Scheiderich Berning, Administration, email, from Camden, NY, re-registered. (Sept 14, 2006)
Jim Irwin, from Sunnyvale, CA, email, registered. (July 14, 2006)
"Hello all, Its been a while since I checked in. I missed our 10-year as I have been living in California since '98. Married now to my lovely wife Kendra for 5 years. She was born and raised in the Bay area. We live in Sunnyvale which is 15 minutes north of San Jose and about 45 minutes from San Francisco, unless you hit 101 traffic in which case it might be several hours. Our 2nd baby was just born 6 weeks ago, a beautiful daughter, that we've named Selah Esther Rae. My son Isaac is now almost 3 and provides me with most of my entertainment & exercise these days. It's funny how I never appreciated the arbitrary, free time I had until now. I work as a security/authetnication specilaist for VeriSign in Mountain View, CA, which is in the heart of what they call the "Silicon Valley". Within 15 minutes of my house, in any direction, are: HP, Apple, Google, Yahoo, Motorola, VeriSign, eBay, the list goes on.....It's interesting to jump on the class site every once in a while & see what everyones up to. I guess a good portion of us have reached the parenthood stage at this point. That's all for now. Drop me a line to say hey. I'm in the office at VeriSign M-F. or email."
John Llewellyn, dental office manager, email, from West Palm Beach, FL, re-registered. (July 14, 2006)
Jim VanWormer, email, from Midland, MI, sent news. (April 5, 2006)
"My wife Sandi and I have been living in Midland, MI for almost 3 years now. We have 2 daughters, McKinley (2), Amelia (1) and are expecting in May. There have been many diapers changed, but I'm glad that our family will be so close in age. I'm teaching physics at Saginaw High School and do a little work for a local college as well. I still return every year to Utica to run the Boilermaker (I'm the guy who is double fisted during the party). I hope everyone is doing well, it's nice to hear the news from the class. Kind of brings you back home."
Jacqueline Moreau Giruzzi, email, from Ilion, NY, sent news. (Feb 28, 2006)
"Hey guys...what's going on? After reading through all the past submissions to this site I decided to make this short and sweet. I have now had my fourth child! After all the trauma that we went through we decided to have one more. Her name is Adrianna Rose and she was born July 4, 2005. I could not name her Independence...anyway she is awesome. I have 2 girls and 2 boys. Still an MRI tech and loving it. We finally built our house on Brook St. We have been living here for over a year since we moved in January 2005. So much fun being pregnant and moving. I have not seen many people since reunion and we could potentially have a 15 year reunion next year. A real sign that we are getting up there in age is when my 12 year old daughter considers the 80's music weird old music. Now I know what my parents felt when I called their music from the 60's weird or old. Oh well, take care all."
Tabetha Sportello Green, Sr. Customer Service Rep @ AFSA DATA CORP, email, Herkimer, NY, registered. (September 18, 2005)
Alissa Carey Brown, HomeMaker, email, from Little Falls, NY re-registered. (August 3, 2005)
Jessica DeJohn Barbuto, Pastry Chef, email, from North Providence, RI, re-registered. (June 30, 2005)
Jennifer Hartigan Stutz, email email, from Sioux Center, IA, sent news. (October 22, 2004)
"I think that it has been awhile since I last sent an update. In March of 2003, my husband Matt and I welcomed our precious daughter, Grace Caroline, into our lives. She is such a blessing and a joy to us! In summer of 2003 we moved from Durham, NC to Sioux Center, IA. Matt has finished his graduate studies and is a professor at Dordt college, here in Sioux Center. We have had some time to get used to Iowa and in general we like it. We are too far away from friends and family, though! I have been staying home with Grace and am enjoying that very much! "
Eric Hoffman, CCIE -- Network Engineer, email, from Waterbury, CT, re-registered. (October 4, 2004)
Chad Dickinson, Staff Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, email, Camp Lejeune, NC, re-registered. (September 6, 2004)
Heather Stone Bernard, Infection Control Practitioner, email, Hamilton, NY, re-registered. (September 6, 2004)
"Hello everyone, just thought that I would update on the happenings down here in Hamilton. My husband and I had a beautiful baby boy on November 3rd, 2003. Zachary James Bernard who is now 9 months old and trying his hardest to walk. 5 days before Zachary came, my younger brother Larry and his wife had a baby girl named Jessica Lynn (after me) Stone. Even thought they live in Kentucky, we have seen them several times and they are so fun to watch together.
My position at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton has changed, I am no longer working in the ICU, I have taken a position as the Infection Control Practitioner. Even though I miss the direct patient care, I love my job and learn more every day about keeping our patients free from infection while they are in the hospital. My husband has decided not to go to PA school, but has gotten certified in MRI and is running the new MRI department at Oneida Healthcare."
Ted Fournier, State Trooper, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (August 3, 2004)
Earl (Richard) Farber, email, from Rochester, NY, sent news. (May 18 2004)
"Hi! Hope you all are well and happy in your pursuits. I wanted to let everyone know that on Feb.2, 2004 my wife Lora and I welcomed into the world our 2nd child, Trey Joseph Farber."
Kristen Fischer, an Occupational Therapist, email email , Mooresville, NC, sent news. (Feb 1, 2004)
"OK, it seems like I just updated this. However...again, my residence has changed. In the summer of 2003, I moved to Mooresville, North Carolina, (which is just North of Charlotte), and am currently the supervising Occupational Therapist for a local school system here. I cover approximately 35 sites within the county I work in, and oversee the school system OT program. This position was an excellent opportunity for me to advance in my career, as well as a positive change in my life. I hope everyone is doing well, drop me line, I always love to hear from old classmates." - Kristen
Jacqueline Moreau Giruzzi, Addictions Specialist, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (September 29, 2003)
"Hello again!! Well I finally finished x-ray school last year and I have been working at an outpatient MRI facility (CMI). Dave and I had picked out our plans to build on Brook Street and we were going to start fall 2003. Here we are and we have not started yet. My kids are now 9, 7 and 4 and we are facing the decision to re-locate to Charlotte, NC.
Long story short, despite any rumors anybody may have heard, I will give a glimpse of the truth of what has been going on. My husband, as you may or may not know is a cattle dealer. The middle man for farmers and auctions. His job is to drive with truck and trailer to farms/various places to pick up and transfer cattle. At the end of the day he comes home to Ilion. As a dealer, he needs to carry money to conduct his business. On August 6, this year, an acquantance of his met up with him early in the morning while he was starting out his day on a farm in Frankfort. Unexpectedly and for no other reason than money, this guy attacked my husband, stabbing him 3 times in the neck, groin, and right lower back. Dave fought for his life and after dragging this kid Andy along side his truck down the road, he escaped and drove himself, truck and trailer with a bull loaded to St. Elizabeth's ER.
By the grace of God, the stab wounds did not touch any vital organs and he was released from ICU after 3 days. Needless to say that this kid is on Herkimer County Jail now. Dave is strongly considering a career change. The kid is charged with Attempted Murder in the 2nd and First Degree Assault. The trial should start in January. I hope he is sentenced to the maximum, which in NY it is 25 years.
A nightmare yes. But it has caused me to do a lot of soul searching since. As I bring my kids to the pop warner games that they cheer/play flag football for, I feel like just yesterday we stood on that field for graduation.
I miss all of you. How simple life was. Yes very boring at times, but so many great memories. Next time we all get together, let's let it be at a huge bonfire whereever. Amanda, I just read one of your updates about the music we listened to. So funny but it will always be a part of everyone of us who shared those times together.
I will stop hogging all the space. I hope all of you are doing fine and Heather, if you are reading this . . . I am so sorry for whatever I did or said that upset you so much that you were able to throw our friendship away like you felt you had to do. Call me, I would love to talk. Anybody , feel free to write, maybe I will catch you next time you are "home". If not see you at the 20th!"
Thomas Allen, Sales, email, from Cary, NC, registered. (September 29, 2003)
John Kowalczik, Banking/Sales, email, from Charlotte, NC, re-registered. (July 13, 2003)
Benjamin Tyo, Carpenter/Welder, email, from Greene, NY, re-registered. (June 1, 2003)
Phil Zaffarano, Sherwood, AR, registered. (May 29, 2003)
"Well, it's been a bit since I have been home and I really haven't seen or talked to many people from back home in quite some time. I have been married for almost two years to my wife Jeanne. We have a beautiful 3 year old daughter name Oksana Maria and there soon will be a son to grace us with his presence in July. So we have damned ourselves to the ballpark for he next 20 years. Unfortunately, last summer we lost a daughter at birth, but Jadelyn is always with us as a reminder of how humbling life can be. We are entertaining thouhgts of returning to the village to live, but sure are enjoying not suffering through the long winters. Feel free to give a call or drop an email, we would love to hear from you. IF anyone sees Scott Nelson give him my number. Thanks."
Heather Wright Lombardo, from Frankfort, NY, email, registered. (April 3, 2003)
Eric Rotondi, Direct Care Staff - Lexington Residential Homes, email, from Edinburg, NY, re-registered. (March 10, 2003)
"Hi, everyone! I hope everyone is doing fine. I'm happily married. I married Jennifer Frye (now Rotondi of course) on September 22, 2001. We have a daughter named Aleah Star Rotondi, who was born June 10, 2001. We also have a dog named Lybbie, who is barking her ass off right now! I live in Saratoga County, New York, also in the Southern Adirondack Mountains. In fact, my house is on a mountain overlooking the Great Sacandaga Lake. We have a lot of forest land surrounding our home. I currently work for Lexington ARC in their residential homes as Direct Care Staff. I enjoy my job. I'm sorry to have missed the reunion; I never even looked to see if our class had a website. But it's wonderful to know that our class has one, and we can keep in touch with each other that way! Again, I wish everybody the best, and if anyone wants to e-mail me, please feel free!"
James (Chad) Smith, LPN/Paramedic, email, Mohawk, NY, re-registered. (January 11, 2003)
"I am no longer working in Herkimer at the Bassett clinic, I am now working in Cooperstown at Bassett Hospital. I also am a clinical instructor for the Paramedic program at Bassett 2 days a week. I am now persuing my RN degree through a program with Bassett and Delhi College. I just recently started working part time for Kunkle Ambulance as a Paramedic. (I felt I needed a bit more excitement in my life, and what could be more exciting than working for an ambulance in the wonderful City of Utica?!)" - Chad
Stephen Christopher 'Chris' Getman, Architect, email, from Princeton, NJ, is registered in the directory. (modified December 30, 2002)
John VanPelt, customer service rep, email, from Fort Edward, NY, re-registered. (December 8, 2002)
Patrick Zoeckler, U.S. ARMY (Communications Specialist), email , from Fort Drum, NY re-registered in the alumni directory. (September 27, 2002)
Heather Patterson Jackson, a Cosmetologist, email, from Ilion, NY, has a new email address. (August 13, 2002)
"Hi everyone! I wanted to say thanks to Shannon and everyone who help her on the class reunion. Great job!!! It was wonderful to see everyone again. See ya in a few more years!!"
Michelle Sweet Musella, email, from Mohawk, NY, sent news. (July 31, 2002)
"Hi everyone My husband and I reside in Mohawk. We have two children Nate who is 10 and my daughter Jordyn who is 5. We are currently expecting twins in Sept.. I am a cosmetologist and a nail tech. My husband is a C.E.O of J&N Logging INC. We presently reside on Casey Rd. in Mohawk where we built our log home. Hope to hear from you soon." (July 31, 2002)
Earl (Richard) Farber, Special Education Teacher, email, from Rochester, NY, sent news. (July 29, 2002)
"Hey everyone! It was great to see all of you who attended the reunion. Great job to all that helped to plan the activities. For those who didn't hear or weren't able to attend, I would like to let everyone know that my wife, Lora, and I had a daughter July 2nd. We named her Emma Elizabeth. Hope all is well with you!" (July 29, 2002)
Donna Lewis Watson, merchandising manager, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (July 29, 2002)
Melinda Courage Carlberg, Research Associate Child Development & Human Relations, email, Urbandale, IA, registered. (June 29, 2002)
Maria Carmen (Maica) Gomez, 1992 foreign exchange student from Spain, email, from Valencia, Spain, sent news. (June 7, 2002)
"Hi Everybody, I am going to the reunion!!!!!!!!I can't believe that I am going to see all of you again after 10 years. I just wanted you to know that I will be there to share with you that important event. For me is a long trip to do, but I hope it will be worth it. I hope almost all of you will go. You don't have any excuse, because I am going from Spain. I want to be there to thank you for the wonderful year I had in Ilion in 1992, It was great and all of you will be in my heart forever. I will go with my husband "Vicente", we will arrive to N.Y.City July 11th, July 12 we will go to Washington (Wyndham Washington Hotel) in a small trip, but the 13 we are back in the city (Radisson Lexington Hotel N.Y. East), and we will be there until July 16th, when we will leave the city to go to Ilion. We will stay in Ilion until the reunion weekend. We are going to stay at Andrea's house. (Andrea Watkins'93) If any of you are in this places at this times, please contact to me and maybe we could meet.
Anyway I hope to see all of you at the reunion.!!!!!
See you soon." - Maica
Amanda Corriero, Specialist - Contemporary Art, email, from NYC, NY, sent news. (May 15, 2002)
"Attention class of 1992"
What would a class of í92 reunion be without a proper soundtrack? Could Stoney walk through the door to anything but Steve Miller (ok- maybe the Cars.) Would Angela and Carrie D walk away happy without hearing "The Right Stuff" played at least once? And what about those of us who spent our Friday nights shivering by the bonfire listening to "Love Bites" while waiting for a ride back to McDonalds?
In order to make the reunion dinner (Saturday the 27th of July) as wonderfully reminiscent as possible Iíd like to ask all of you to submit a list of songs that most remind you of your high school days. Please only 3 Bon Jovi songs per submission (just kidding.)
Thanks and "Donít worry, be happy" - Amanda
Nancy Parker Geer, Executive Director, email, Rotterdam, NY, registered. (May 15, 2002)
D. J. Raux, Nursing Home Administrator, email, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (April 19, 2002)
"Hi everyone! My wife, Gina, and I moved back to Ilion to raise my kids, Derek(4) & Arielle(2), February 2001. I am the Administrator at Heritage Health Care Center in Utica, and Gina and I bought "Lou's Dari Creme" in Mohawk and turned it into "Roo's Ice Cream Shoppe and Grille". Stop over for great food and ice cream (mini-commercial). I am looking forward to seeing everyone in July!"
James VanWormer, Teacher, email, East Rochester, NY, registered. (April 19, 2002)
"After spending some time in Washington DC, as an engineer, I returned to college to get my physics teaching certification. I actually taught Physics at Ilion last year in the same room as we all had Mr K in. It was a great experience for me to work with all my old teachers. I recently got married and am teaching in a suburb of Rochester. As a member of the Air National Guard, I am currently deployed overseas with Operation Enduring Freedom. I'm hoping to be back for the Boilermaker and the reunion. It was fun to read about everyone. It brought me back to the good old days!!! I hope to see everyone soon." (April 19, 2002)
Michael Murray, email, Utica, NY, sent news. (April 4, 2002)
"I am the Telecommunications Coordinator here at Utica College of Syracuse University. I will most likely be moving to the Washington D.C. area in the next few months. My main purpose in registering is in pointing anyone who might be interested toward my news and discussion forum, Albatross, located at: http://forums.delphiforums.com/mikemurray/start - drop in if you have the time.">
Lloyd May, email, Peterboro, NY, sent news. (April 2, 2002)
"Just an update... now out of military living just north of Morrisville. Now a firefighter/emt with the Smithfield fire department, and an EMT with SEVAC ambulance check out the site at www.SEVACAmb.com. well I guess that's about it for now. Hope to see some of you soon."
Robin Sportello Lima, email, from Congers, NY, registered. (March 28, 2002)
Jennifer Sanderson, email, from Dresden, ME, re-registered. (March 28, 2002)
"HI EVERYONE, JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I WONT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO A REUNION, I WILL BE HAVING MAJOR SURGERY ON THE 12TH OF APRIL AND WILL NEED AT LEAST 2 TO 3 MONTHS TO RECOVER. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT TIME AND WISH I COULD MAKE IT. DRINK ALOT FOR ME, AFTER THE PAIN OF THIS SURGERY I WILL NEED IT. UPDATE: I HAVE TWO BOYS, XAVIER 3 AND ZACHARIAH 7, I AM NOT MARRIED BUT IS STILL WITH THE CHILDRENS FATHER. I AM HAPPY. HAVE FUN AND WISH I COULD BE THERE....JEN...AKA BIG RED..LOL"
Elizabeth Ray Colburn, email, from Ilion, NY, re-registered. (March 25, 2002)
John Llwellyn, Dental Tech / Interior decorator, Hamden, Ct, email, sent news. (March 23, 2002)
"Hello everyone. It's nice to hear that the ones who have registerd are doing well. Since I entered last, I have bought my second home w/ my partner and have been dabbling in freelance interior decorating. My f/t job consists of training dental assts. It's been interesting. I have excelled in my Spanish, and picked up German and Serbo-Croatian, since those seem to be the only people in CT. that want to work for dentists. I plan on going to the reunion which should be pretty interesting." - John
Wade Canipe, from Ilion, NY, submitted the reunion survey. (March 23, 2002)
Gina Evans, Social Worker, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (March 11, 2002)
Bridget Curley Brownrigg , email, from MAFB, NJ, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (Feb 28, 2002)
Suzanne Kasarda , Herkimer, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 25, 2002)
Andrea Clive Holmes, email, Ilion, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 20, 2002)
Melissa Webster, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (February 20, 2002)
Tabetha Sportello, Sr. Customer Service Rep @ AFSA DATA CORP, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (February 17, 2002)
Heather Stone Bernard, email, from Hamilton, NY, registered. (February 8, 2002)
"Hello all! I thought I would update my info since a lot of it is outdated. I got married on September 22, 2001 to a great guy who is also in the medical field as well as I. Still NO KIDS, not yet anyway. I'm still living in Hamilton, working at the hospital there. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Nursing Science in May 2001. I plan on going back to school this fall to attend graduate school. My husband will be attending Radiology PA school in the fall as well. Well I guess that's all the updates I have for now. GOOD BYE!!!!" - Heather (February 8, 2002)
Melissa Dunham Derella, Licensed Practical Nurse, email, Herkimer, NY, registered. (January 15, 2002)
Renee Tyner McGraw, Pharmaceutical Rep, email, Edgewater, FL, registered. (November 24, 2001)
"Well, I am a Pharmaceutical Rep for a company called Expert-Med. I travel within my county (Voulsia) We sell everything from Drugs,injectables to Equipment. I am still married to Mark McGraw (Mohawk) we have been married for 7 years. We have two children Sarah Rose 5, and Jonathan Michael 3. I am really looking forward to our 10 year! Dawn Hagan and I talk about the old high school days over coffee every morning. I will be home in June for my sister Christina's wedding. I hope all is well with everyone and hope to you soon."
Craig Kraeger, Naval Officer/Aviator(Helo), email, Neptune Beach, FL, sent news. (modified November 4, 2001)
"I have received numerous emails lately inquiring about my status as it pertains to operation "Strong Resolve". I have responded to those emails and to those classmates I would like to extend my thanks for your concern. For those of you who plan on contacting me, I will let you know what I know so far. My chances of getting involved in the Afganistan conflict are negligible. I am preparing to move to San Diego in January and I highly doubt anything other than that happening. This is not to say I am glad that I am not involved. I am quite prepared to do the job I am trained to do and I will be standing by until called.
I would like to recognize the sacrifice of any classmates who have been called to duty. I understand what it is like to be a thousand miles from home for many months in foreign lands and I salute you. Hopefully everyone will return home safe so we can all get together for the 10 year reunion. Ultimately that may not be the case, but that is the price of freedom. I look forward toseeing all of you. Later " - Craig
Maria Carmen (Maica) Gomez, 1992 foreign exchange student from Spain, email, from Valencia, Spain, sent news. (October 2, 2001)
"HI CLASS!!! FIRST OF ALL I CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THE TRAGEDY IN THE U.S., I AM SO SORRY OF THIS AND I THINK A LOT ABOUT U.S. I HOPE ALL OF YOU ARE FINE AND IF YOU NEED SOMETHING. I AM HERE FOR YOU. I JUST WANT TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES AND ALL MY LOVE TO EVERYBODY. I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. A BIG HUG FROM SPAIN." - Maica
"Hi everyone! Bill Murphy wanted me to let you all know that he's hard at work organizing the big reunion! Boy, does he have some BIG, EXCITING plans! Please e-mail him at email with any suggestions!"
Tricia Ames Warfel, stay at home mom/Social Worker, email, Conestoga, PA, registered. (September 9, 2001)
Maria Carmen (Maica) Gomez, 1992 foreign exchange student from Spain, email, from Valencia, Spain, sent news. (August 21, 2001)
"I am so excited because next year I will have the chance to see all of you again. Even that I are so far away from Ilion, I can't stop thinking about all of you. If I can do anything from here to make the reunion ready, please let me know, I will help in everything I can. As Jackie said, I need to know the date of the reunion so I can get the plane ticket and I will not be broke. JA,JA... About my life, there are not a lot of changes. I got married last April, it was a nice day and we had a wonderful wedding. I am so happy now, his name is Vicente and I hope you meet him next year. I talk to him about Ilion almost everyday and he is so excited about the reunion too. We live in Valencia, and I still working with my parents in their business, and Vicente works in a bank. No children now, We prefer to wait until the reunion so I will be able to travel. JA, JA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AGAIN FOR MY SENIOR YEAR, YOU WERE SO NICE AND I LOVE YOU ALL. AFTER 9 YEARS I REMEMBER ILION AND I AM SO GLAD THAT I CAN KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU AND I HAVE THE CHANCE TO SEE YOU AGAIN. SEE YOU SOON.." - Maica
Rob Smaldone, APAC Cust. Srvc, email, from Ilion, NY, sent news. (August 15, 2001)
"Hello all...Hope that all of my fellow alumni are doing well. I am still in the area, currently living in Newport, NY. I work for APAC Cust. Srvc. in downtown Utica. I also have an e-commerce business that seems to have the turtle mentality (things are slow). Since my last entry in the web page I have travelled to the UK (conducting youth conferences in England & Whales) & Dominican Rep. (missions & crusades). My next adventure is becoming licensed as a Financial Consultant. I am so excited about the up & coming REUNION!!! Hope to see everyone there." - Rob
Earl (Richard) Farber, Special Education Teacher, email, from Rochester, NY, sent news. (July 21, 2001)
"Hey everyone!! Hope everyone is getting real excited about our upcoming 10 YEAR Reunion!! It's so hard to believe, time goes by so fast. Thought I would just stay current with everyone. I'm still teaching Special Ed at Crestwood Children's Center and enjoying every moment I am there. My wife (Lora) and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary on July 10th, again how time goes by so fast is amazing. I'm looking forward to the reunion and Bill, if you need help planning, I can see what I can do from here in Rochester. See you all soon!"
Patti Fikes-Clive, email, Liverpool, NY, registered. (July 14, 2001)
Craig Kraeger, Naval Officer/Aviator(Helo), email, Neptune Beach, FL, registered. (modified July 13, 2001)
"I'll come clean with everyone and let you know I have been a class news voyeur for the last few years. I derived great pleasure reading the updates that you, my fellow classmates, so eloquently wrote, without actually posting any news concerning myself. I could no longer carry the guilt and last week I finally decided to leave my self-imposed exile from the class of '92 website, and reveal my whereabouts. By using this forum I also can eliminate a lot of the "what are you doing/where are you?" questions that I will certainly answer repeatedly if I make it to the reunion next year. Here is a brief synopsis of the last 3 years. In April of '98 I earned my wings after 2 years of flight school. I reported to HSL-40 to learn how to fly the SH-60B helicopter. After 6 mos, I reported to my first fleet squadron, HSL-42 (Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light), and started workups for my first deployment. I deployed on the USS Monterey from Sept'99 through Mar'00. During the deployment I had the opportunity to visit Rome, Cairo, Seychelles, and Gibraltar. In Sep'00 I made another deployment, this time on the USS Ticonderoga to S. America(Atlantic Coast). I will leave HSL-42 in January and as of now I do not know where I am going. In all likelihood, it will be in a flight instructor capacity somewhere. I am looking at try at the airlines when my time is up in 2005. Just to let you know what a small world it is, I just had a guy from the class of '86 check into my squadron. We did a lot of name dropping. If anyone is in the area (Jacksonville) within the ! next 6 months, let me know. Blah, Blah, Blah " - Craig
Rebecca Kinney, email, Northville, NY, says 'Hi everyone!". (June 21, 2001)
Jennifer Sanderson, email, Ft Dresden, Me, registered. (May 30, 2001)
Elizabeth Ray Colburn, Senior Lead, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (May 20, 2001)
Mark Booth, OTR-O/O DRIVER, email, Orange, TX, registered. (May 5, 2001)
Julie Conover Rudwall, Project Coordinator for the Tobacco Coalition, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (May 5, 2001)
Shannon Manley, Investment Educator, email, Newton Highlands, MA, registered. (April 27, 2001)
Carrie Plunkett Schrader, email, from Herkimer, NY, sent an update. (March 11, 2001)
"Hey Everyone! I just wanted to drop by for an update! I got married December 16, 2000 to a great guy named Rob that I met in college. We had a beautiful Christmas wedding. I brought him from Albany to live here in the Mohawk Valley! We bought a house in Herkimer. I graduated from Oneonta with a degree in Elementary Education and am working on my Masters in reading at The College of Saint Rose. I am a 5th grade teacher at General Herkimer Elementary in North Utica. Please take note that I have a new e-mail address. I hope everyone is doing well and I can't wait for all of us to get together again at our reunion! Can you believe it's almost 10 years already?!?! Take Care!" - Carrie
Jacqueline Moreau Giruzzi, Addictions Specialist, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (Feb 8, 2001)
"Hello everybody!!! I just re-read my last note and it seems to be quite outdated. First of all I would like to say that BILL MURPHY get a hold of me!! That is if you would like help in planning this bash which is just a little over ONE YEAR AWAY!!!! For crying out loud, we need to set something so Maica can get her plane tickets for less than 3000.00. Ya know? Well anyway, a quick update. I am back in school. Last time I wrote I already had my BA and wanted to get a PhD. Not anymore. I am now attending St. Elizabeth School of Radiography to work in x-ray. My goal is to work in MRI. Why the change? I had my third child on labor day in 1999 and I am completely too busy to go after my PhD. Now my children are 17 mos. Cameron, 5 yrs. Austin and almost 7 yrs. Samantha. Dave and I plan to build a house on Brook St. Waiting to finish school. I swore I would be out of Ilion, but ...not for now I guess. I have a new email in case anyone wants to write." Jackie(Moreau) Giruzzi" - Jacqueline
John Llwellyn, Dental Assistant Hamden, Ct, email, sent news. (December 1, 2000)
"Hello everybody, just a few lines from a guy who never had much to say in school. Since Ilion, I have been to college twice and have lived all over the East coast, where I finally settled down and bought a house here in CT. I have a good job in a dental office its not a glam title but it pays the bills. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the 10 yr. Well I hope everyone and their families are well, and maybe I will see some of you in good ole Ilion on one of my frequent trips home. Take care" - John
Maria Carmen (Maica) Gomez, 1992 foreign exchange student from Spain, email, from Valencia, Spain, sent news. (September 17, 2000)
"HI CLASS!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED THAT I CAN KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU. I MISS ALL OF YOU AND YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE IT BUT I THINK OF ILION ALMOST EVERYDAY. I HAD A GREAT TIME IN MY SENIOR YEAR, AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN. DOES ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE 10 YEARS REUNION? PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT IT BECAUSE I WILL NOT MISS IT. ABOUT MY LIFE, I WORK IN MY PARENT'S COMPANY, I AM DOING A LOT OF THINGS AS, ACCOUNTING, MARKETING, AND EVERYTHING TO MAKE IT GO WELL. I WILL GET MARRIED NEXT YEAR, APRIL 28TH 2001. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT. WELL I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU, SO PLEASE ANSWER ME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING SUCH A NICE CLASS, YOU MADE ME FEEL LIKE IN HOME, AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. MISS YOU, YOUR FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM SPAIN." - Maica
Melinda Courage Carlberg, email, from Des Moines, IA, signed the Guest Book. (August 20, 2000)
"Just found this site through the HCCC website. I was checking it out and thought I would sign this crazy guestbook. Hope all of you from '92 are well. I am heading back Monday to begin my last three semesters toward my four-year in Management Information Systems. Now I can have the degree to back me up with my Network Adminstration experience. I quit my Network Administration job to stay home with my baby girl who was born in March of '99. I have never regretted it one bit. I am out in Des Moines, IA because of my ex-husband. He was attending the Medical School here. Was planning on heading back to the University of Utah when we divorced to finish up but then I met my husband and ended up staying. Well if any of you are ever in Des Moines, stop by. Take care." - Melinda
Missy Montana, email, from Frankfort, NY, registered. (April 10, 2000)
"Hi everyone. This is Missy Montana. I am currently living in Frankfort NY with my boyfriend and my four children. I just had a baby in January of 2000, Joshua Edmund Robinson - he was 6lbs 12 ozs. I am working as a part time CNA at the Charles T Sitrin Health Care center and as a doggroomer in Frankfort. Please write me some time and I hope to see everyone at the 10 year reunion." missy
Jennifer Hartigan Stutz, email, from Durham, NC, registered. (January 20, 2000)
"Well this is my first time visiting the IHS website. I have enjoyed hearing everyone's news. I'm living in Durham NC where I am a middle school teacher in a Catholic school. I married Matthew Stutz (classof '91) in August of 1998. He is a graduate student at Duke University working toward a PHD in coastal geology. We are very happily married. I miss NY very much, especially Ilion and would love to hear from old classmates. Here in Durham we have had three snow days this week. It's unbelievable. That's why I've finally had time to register on this site. " - Jennifer
Dawn Hagan, from Charlotte, NC, registered. (November 8, 1999)
Jessica Mackin, American Museum of Natural History, Natural History Magazine ,email, from Tarrytown, NY, registered. (October 26, 1999)
D. J. Raux, Nursing Home Administrator, email, from Rutland, VT, registered. (September 12, 1999)
Pete Conover, graphic designer/web design, email, from Montpelier, VT, registered. (August 13, 1999)
"So.... its been a long time. Well, heres what i've been doing. After graduation, I went to college and recieved an associates degree in fine arts. Then I went again and got another associates in graphic design. I moved on to Fredonia State and graduated in '98 with a BFA in graphic design. I bummed around the state doing freelance, for a while, and then landed a job in Vermont doing web design. So thats where I am now. I also got married!! HEY! Who knew! I married Patty Jess, she is the best. We were married on May 29 of this year and just found out that she is pregnant. Can you imagine, me as a father! So thats all for now." - Pete
Bridget Curley Brownrigg, a Dental Hygienist, from McGuire AFB, NJ, email, registered in the Directory. (modified July 10, 1999)
Sean Karla, Admissions Counselor, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (July 5, 1999)
"In May 1996, I graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Business. After graduation, I accepted a position at HCCC as an Admissions Counselor. For the past three years, I have traveled extensively. In August, I will be a full-time student again. I am returning to Syracuse University, for an M.B.A.. During the two year program, I will also work in the Admissions Office at S.U.." - Sean
Chad Dickinson, from Albania, sent news for the class of '92. (June 7, 1999)
Cpl. Chad Dickinson is currently deployed with the 2-6 Marine Expeditionary Unit in Albania. He will be among those in the peace keeping force now on its way to Kosovo. Cpl. Dickinson joined the Marine Corps in August 1996 and is based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where he lives with his wife, Ida and their daughter Jenna Suzanne. They are expecting their second child, a son, in September.
"I am now a Corporal in the Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., although I am spending my summer in the Balkans! My wife Ida and I are celebrating our third anniversary this month and have a 2 yr. old daughter named Jenna Suzanne. Our second child, a boy, is due in September. We would love to hear from old classmates! Contact my wife at this email address until I get back in the states and we get online in our own house!" - Chad
Claire Kelly, from New Orleans, sent news for her class. (Updated April 6, 1999)
"I have moved to New Orleans. Everything is fine and happy. Hello, to all classmates. Hope to see everyone at the 10th reunion. xxoo" - Claire. (Updated December 26, 1999)
"Hello, fellow classmates. Just thought I would update my entry. I graduated from Alfred University in 1996 with a BFA in fine arts. My concentration was in glassblowing and metal sculpture. I am currently working at a glass studio in Vermont, however my situation is soon to change. I'll be spending the summer working in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), then I'll be jaunting off to Stockholm (Sweden), for a gallery show. After returing to the states I will immediately be moving to New Orleans. I've accepted a position at the New Orleans School of Glassworks where I will be blowing glass and working with my boyfriend. That's more or less the plan for now. Needless to say I've got a lot on my plate. I try to visit home as often as possible so maybe I'll bump into an old Ilion friend one of these days. I hope that everyone is doing well. Feel free to write or call. Maybe I'll be around." CK
Renee Tyner McGraw, email, from Eggewater, FL, sent news to the Class of 1992. (modified March 26, 1999)
"I wanted to touch base with everyone and give you all a update. I have left Fiberdyne Labs, Inc. and moved on to KENT DATA COMM where I do Networking for Fortune 500 companies. I have 2 children, Sarah 3 and Jonathan 1 and married to Mark McGraw from Mo awk,NY. I visit Ilion twice a year, July and Nov. I hope everyone is all doing well. Hope to hear from you all."
Benjamin Tyo, Cook, email, from Greene, NY, registered. (March 22, 1999)
Amanda Corriero, Specialist - Contemporary Art, email , from NYC, NY, has a new email address. (Modified October 7, 2001)
"I feel like I'm the last one in my class to post a message here. Better late than never? After graduating from HCCC I spent two years at Colgate where I majored in Art & Art History and left with a BA. I did a few things from there including work as a waitress on an island off the coast of Maine, as an au pair in Rome, Italy and then with a small auction house (Skinner) in Boston. I've since moved to Manhattan and have been working at Christie's for the International Director of 19th & 20th Century Paintings. I'm sarting to toy with the idea of entering grad. school and becoming a specialist in Contemporary art. I love my job and adore the city. My apt. is in "Hell's Kitchen" (midtown-west side) 51st Street between 8th and 9th Ave. around the corner from the Letterman studio and Rockefeller Center. I've managed to avoid the altar but am happily dating a few special someones. Contact with IHS Alumni usually occurs during trips home for Holiday vacations and those are occuring less frequently every year. I hope everyone is doing well and that Billy will get this 10 year reunion organized (with no help from me...?!)" - Amanda
Lynn Stone, Registered Nurse, email, from Hamilton, NY, registered in the directory. (January 25, 1999)
Patricia Richards, Lab Technician, registered in the directory. (January 25, 1999)
Benjamin Tyo, Cook/Horse farm, email, from Greene, NY, registered in the directory. (December 12, 1998)
Robert Smalldone, email, from Ilion, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey. (Feb 16, 2002)
"Well...where do I begin? I guess anywhere would be ok. God is so faithful..AMEN! Was recently located in NC, however the Lord called me back to New York for the revival that is taking place here. It is so awesome to see that IHS has a web site. I am currently a Legal Services Rep., a Customer Service Rep. at AFSA data Corp. also as a Youth and Young Adult (12-25) leader at Mt.Zion Ministries in Utica, NY. Getting ready to start an internship for evangelistic training...Praise God for the call that He has for my life! I hope to hear from fellow IHS Alumni...Take Care and God Bless you all!" - Robert
Colleen Morgan, Support Specialist, AFSA, email, from Herkimer, NY, registered in the directory. (modified February 8, 2000)
Shannon Manley, communications, email, from Newton, MA, registered in the directory. (July 14, 1998)
Rebecca Vandawalker, a graduate student, from Albany, NY, email , registered in the directory. (March 22, 1998)
Laurie Rowley Pierce, email, tried the "Guess The Graduate" feature. (February 18, 1998)
Scott Miller, night attendant disney animal kingdom, email, from Winter Haven, FL, registered in the directory. (modified April 29, 1998)
Paul Harney, Ilion, NC, email, Class of 1992 registered in the alumni directory and volunteered to help with the Class of 1992 home page. Paul will now be the chief contact for all news relating to the Class of 1992. (modified January 14, 1999)
Wade Canipe, Clarkston, Washington, email, is a Nursing Home Administrator. Wade left the following news...."I am currently living in the state of Washington and working as the Administrator of a Health & Rehab Center. I have lived here for 6 months after moving from Dallas Texas. I heard about the alumni site from my Aunt and am happy to see how some of my old High School friends are doing. I look forward to checking back often." (August 15, 1997)
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