Ilion High School
Class of 1923
Class Roster 1923 ....as published in the Alumni book "History of the Union School", which was published in 1925. The book contained the names and address of each alumnus, as of 1925. The names appearing in that publication do not accurately reflect the actual class members. For the complete class roster, refer to the names appearing in the below articles.
Class Composite Photograph....
The Composite photograph for the IHS Class of 1923 has been added. This contains the names of all the students in the composite image and enlargements for each student, courtesy of Mike Disotelle and the Ilion Free Public Library. (added July 22, 2021)
Newspaper Derived Class Roster ....
Class Roster, as published in the 1923 class historical newspaper articles, are available on the 1923 Class Roster page. (added March 9, 2022).
Class Historical Newspaper Articles....
Newspaper articles about the IHS Class of 1923 (added July 9, 2021)
Charles V. Byrnes - IHS 1923 Pharmacist
IHS 1923 alumnus, Charles Byrnes, was among the graduates who pursued a career in pharmacy and were featured in the November 2020 Cover Story. His education, career and obituary were published as Charles V. Byrnes - IHS 1923. (November 27, 2020)
Earl Derby - IHS 1923 Pharmacist
IHS 1923 alumnus, Earl Derby, was among the graduates who pursued a career in pharmacy and were featured in the November 2020 Cover Story. His education, career and obituary were published as Earl Derby - IHS 1923 - Pharmacist. (November 27, 2020)
Myron L. Walker - IHS 1923 Pharmacist
IHS 1923 alumnus, Myron Walker, was also among the graduates who pursued a career in pharmacy and were featured in the November 2020 Cover Story. His education, career and obituary were published as Myron L. Walker - IHS 1923 - Pharmacist. (November 27, 2020)
Dr. Paul Martin Schneider - IHS 1923 Psychiatrist
IHS 1923 alumnus, Paul Schneider, was also among the graduates who pursued a career as a physician and was added to the Alumni Physicians Tribute. His education, career and obituary were published as Dr. Paul Martin Schneider - IHS 1923 - Physician. (February 20, 2021)
Earl F. Derby, IHS 1923, age 99, passed away December 1, 2004, at the Little Falls Hospital. Earl was born in the Village of Tupper Lake, NY, on August 15, 1905, and lived in Bloomingdale, NY, before moving to Ilion at a young age. He attended Ilion schools, graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1925 and was a registered pharmacist. Earl was preceded in death by Ruth Freeman Derby, his beloved wife of 54 years. During the depression he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps on the Construction Crew that built the Fish Creek Public Campsite, adjacent to Saranac Lake, in the Adirondack Mountains. Earl was called to Army service in the draft preceding World War II and was scheduled for discharge the week following Pearl Harbor. His discharge was postponed for four years with Earl serving as Sergeant in the First Armored Division in the Invasion of Africa where he participated in the Battle of Kaserine Pass and then in France. After the war, Earl was employed as a salesman for the Squibb Pharmaceutical Company in New York City before returning to Ilion where he worked for many years as a Pharmacist at the Daly Drug Store and the Little Falls Hospital. After retiring, Earl worked at the Lennox Bros. Pharmacy in Ilion. Earl was a former member of the Ilion Elks Lodge 1444 and the Ilion Knights of Columbus, a life member of the Ilion Post 920 American Legion and the First Armored Division Society. In addition to Ruth, a longtime Social Studies teacher at the Ilion High School. Earl was predeceased by his sisters, Teresa (Mrs. John Ireland) of Burlington, VT, Frances (Mrs. James Mullins) of Amherst, NH, Mary Derby and Margaret, both of Ilion; and his brother, Joseph Derby. Earl is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Beth Munger Derby of Byron, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, December 4, 2004, at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion with Fr. Anthony Barratt officiating. Interment will be in the North Columbia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego Street, Ilion. (December 3, 2004)
James F. Bunting IHS 1923, 82, a retired executive director of the National Board and National Council of the Young Men's Christian Association of the United States, died of a stroke Feb. 7, 1989 at the Herman Wilson Health Center in Gaithersburg. He lived in Gaithersburg. Mr. Bunting served as executive director of the Metropolitan Washington YMCA from 1960 to 1964. He began his career with the YMCA in Rochester, N.Y., in 1927. He held YMCA positions in New Haven, Conn., and Newark, N.J., before moving to the Washington area in 1960. He moved to New York City in 1964 and became executive director of the National Council. In that post he provided direction for 1,725 local associations and branches and more than 5 million members. He retired in 1971 and moved back to the Washington area. Mr. Bunting was born in Ilion, N.Y. A graduate of Syracuse University, he received a master's degree in education from Yale University. He received a distinguished alumnus award from Syracuse University and the Cross of Mount Athos from the Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Emma Lee Bunting of Gaithersburg; two daughters, Elizabeth B. Barnett of Wilton, N.H., and Margaret B. Comings of Gaithersburg; a brother, Robert W. Bunting of Holden, Mass., and four grandchildren. (February 4, 2023)
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