Ilion High School

Class of 1935

Alumni News

1935 Mirror Cover

Digitized Class Yearbook....

The Annualogue 1935 from the New York Heritage digital Ilion Free Public Library Yearbooks collection. Link opens in new browser tab. (added March 24, 2021)


Class History....

Now everything you wanted to know about the IHS Class of 1935 is at your published in the 1935 Annual Class History.


Class Roster....

Class Roster, Officers and Honor Students, as published in the "The Annualogue 1935", are available on the 1935 Class Roster page. (added December 2, 2021).


Class Historical Newspaper Articles....

     Newspaper articles about the IHS Class of 1935 (added November 4, 2021)


Lloyd Shafer 1935 and Clarence Getman 1937 - 1930 Yearbook Art Editors....

Class of 1935 Ilion Alumnus, Lloyd Shafer, was featured on the June 2022 cover story. (June 1, 2022)


Million Dollar Gift to Clarkson University


Class of 1935 Ilion Alumnus, Francis (Frank) B. Campbell , age 88, and his wife Edie (Hayford) Campbell recently donated $1 million gift to Clarkson University in Potsdam. (Nov 3, 2006)


Village 'Wall of Fame' ...

Ilion 1935 Football Team
Ilion 1935 Football Team"

The village of Ilion's 'Wall of Fame' induction ceremony and plaque unveiling, honoring the Ilion High School Varsity Football team of 1935, will be held November 24, 2000 at 7:30 in the Ilion Municipal Building Auditorium. The 1935 Golden Bombers finished the season with a 9-0 record and outscored opponents 202-20. Team members included: Arthur Barnum, Kenneth Bleau, James Bowers, Sam Bubb, Frank Campbell, Jack Caswell, Richard Daily, James Foreman, Ted Leonard, Robert Long, John Mackin, Joseph Manion, John Morris and Konstantine 'Gus' Panarites. The team was coached by Joseph Bemis. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. See Full Team Image (modified May 30, 2002)


Press Steward at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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



Jeanette (Patterson ) Slocum-Pezdek, IHS 1935, 99, passed away Sunday June, 18, 2017 at the Folt's Home in Herkimer, NY. She was born September 2, 1917 the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Brooks Patterson and was a 1935 graduate of Ilion High School. On June 12, 1937 she was united in marriage with Oliver Slocum. He passed away in 1974. In 1982 she married Joseph Pezdek, he passed away in 1995. Jeanette was a 75 year member of the Ilion United Methodist Church and a 78 year member of The Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S). Jeanette worked for two local banks, two law firms, and the Ilion Light Commission. She retired in 1982 from the Herkimer County Tax Department. Jeanette is survived by her daughter Diane (Roger) Vaughn of Richfield Springs and son Thomas (Mary) Slocum of Syracuse, four grandchildren: Kenneth, Susan, Mark, Erin Leigh, and her great grandchildren, Sid, Ryan, Shy, Joshua, Cooper, Justin, Elise; one niece, one nephew and three step children. She was predeceased by her two sisters Marion (William) Hughes and Mary (Walter) Nason. A celebration of Jeanette's life will be held at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego Street, Ilion, NY on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The calling hours are 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Immediately following, services will be provided by the Rev. Wollaber and the Eastern Star Rite. Interment will follow at the Ilion Armory Hill Cemetery. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), 507 Kent Street, Utica, NY 13501. To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to (July 1, 2017)


1935 Winifred (Davis) Metter

IHS Class of 1935 Winifred (Davis) Metter
1935 Winifred (Davis) Metter

Winifred Davis was born on October 18, 1917. She graduated from Ilion High School in 1935. She was the oldest of the three Davis sisters. Winifred attended the Utica School of Commerce.

The marriage of Miss Winifred M. Davis to Richard W. Metter, son of Mrs. A. E. Metter and the late A. E. Metter, Wisconsin, took place Saturday April 18, 1943, at 4 pm, in the Ilion Presbyterian church. The Rev. Paul Wagner performed the ceremony. Her husband, Richard, was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He was an industrial engineer with the Remington Arms Division of DuPont company. Winifred worked in the Remington Arms during the war as a secretary. Mr. and Mrs. Metter made their home at 10 Frances Street, Herkimer right after they married.

Winifred (Davis) Metter IHS 1935, age 97, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on August 28, 2015. Winifred also worked in the Remington Arms, as a secretary, during World War II. She and her husband, Richard Metter, never had children of their own. (May 30, 2016)


Glenn Goodrich IHS 1935, age 96, of 15 Arlington St. Ilion, passed away Friday January 6, 2012 at his home. He was born December 3, 1915 in Herkimer the son of the late Edward B and Grace Moore Goodrich. Glenn was a 1935 graduate of Ilion High School and was employed as a Registered Professional Nurse, graduating from the Brooklyn State Hospital School of Nursing. He was a graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida and New York University. He held a MA Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, a national honorary education society. He was also a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, receiving his diploma from the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Glenn was employed for a number of years with the Federal Government. For several months in 1944 he was with the Medical Department of the Maritime Service Training Station in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and then to Gorgas Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone, the Marine Hospital on Ellis Island, and St Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC. Later he was also employed, before retiring, with the New York State Board of Social Welfare, inspecting hospitals and nursing homes, retiring in 1976 as a senior consultant of Adult Institutions. Following his retirement he returned to Ilion and became active in various organizations, serving on the Board of Directors of the Central New York Health Systems Agency in Syracuse. Glenn also served on the Village Of Ilion Planning Board, and was Chairman of the Ilion Democratic Committee. Glenn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ilion, and was a Elder of the Church. He was also a member of the Collectors Club of New York, the Precancel Stamp Society and the Bureau Issues Association as well as other Philatelic organizations. Glenn also wrote and plublished several articles on the postage stamps of Korea. Glenn is survived by a nephew Edward Crough of Jenson Beach, Fl., he was predeceased by his sister June Crough. Funeral services for Glenn will be held on Tuesday January 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM from the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otesgo Street Ilion, with Rev. Victor Mc Kusick officiating, Burial will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery Ilion at the convience of the family. Friends may call on Tuesday January 10th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the First Presbyterian Church in Glenn's memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To light a candle please go to (Jan 8, 2012)


John A. Koetteritz IHS 1935, 92, of Tannersville, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008. John was born on January 1, 1916 in Little Falls, N.Y., to the late Frederick Otto Koetteritz and Belle Golden Koetteritz. He had one brother, Frederick William, three years his junior. After spending his first few years in Little Falls, John and his family moved to Ilion in 1920 where his father Frederick became employed by the Remington Typewriter Company as Employment Manager and several years later as Assistant Factory Manager. John and his family resided at three different locations in Ilion, 41 2nd Avenue, 78 N. 3rd Avenue and finally at 109 N. 4th Avenue. He and his brother attended Ilion public schools starting with the West Hill School and finally Ilion High School. John attended Ilion High School until completing his junior year in 1934. John was active with high school activities including playing varsity football as a running back. During his youth, John worked summers as a survey crew member to his late grandfather Hans (John) Otto Bernhardt von Koetteritz, civil engineer and surveyor, of Little Falls, NY. J. B. von Koetteritz had been the Chief Engineer for the New York State Forest Commission and was commissioned by the State of New York to perform the first survey and mapping of the Adirondack Mountains. In 1933 John's brother was stricken with tuberculosis and in 1934 was moved to reside at the Trudeau Sanatorium in Saranac Lake, NY, for the treatment of tuberculosis. John and his family moved to Saranac Lake, NY, to be close to his brother. Frederick William died in 1939. John attended Syracuse University and afterwards gained employment with the Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Bethlehem, PA. John worked for Bethlehem Steel as a combustion engineer in their blast furnace division for more than 35 years. In 1948 John married Antoinette H. Poggi of Quakertown, PA, to whom he was married for more than 60 years, until his passing. During the course of their marriage John and Antoinette resided in Quakertown, Richlandtown, and since 1978 in Tannersville, Pennsylvania. John and Antoinette have five children, Antoinette M. Phillips (b.1948) of New Knoxville, Ohio, John F. Koetteritz (b. 1949) of Green Lane, Pennsylvania, William J. Koetteritz (b. 1951) of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Eric B. Koetteritz (b. 1952) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Frederick W. Koetteritz (b. 1957) of Dillon, Colorado. As his children grew up, whenever John wasn't at work he was home with his family, playing football (quarterback) in the yard almost every evening or partaking in some other family adventure. John rarely had to open his car door when he pulled in the driveway after work as he had five ambassadors waiting there to do it for him! John and Antoinette have also been blessed with twenty grandchildren. Following retirement from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, John worked as an independent engineering consultant traveling all over the world, as a civil engineering consultant for his son William J. Koetteritz at H. K. Dodge Associates, Inc. of Framingham, MA, and as a business associate with his son Frederick W. Koetteritz of Kodi Sports in Dillon, CO. In his retirement years, John also often traveled to the Dominican Republic to coordinate and execute a relief effort for those in poverty. John loved the outdoors and spent considerable time throughout his life hiking, camping and skiing in the wilderness of the Adirondack Mountains. For many years John would return to the Adirondack Park to spend his annual vacations with Antoinette and his children, in whom he instilled his love for the outdoors and its associated activities. John also loved the Mohawk Valley and would often travel back to Ilion and Little Falls to visit old friends and classmates. As an avid skier, John skied until he was 88-years old. His wife, Antoinette, and several of his children still ski! John was a Christian and strong believer in God and his Word, and was always a spiritual inspiration to his wife, his children and those close to him. Donations in honor of John A. Koetteritz can be made to: The Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, 897 St. Davids Lane, Niskayuna, NY 12309. (Sept 27, 2009)


Marie (Stevener) Emden IHS 1935, age 91, formerly of Wilson St., Ilion passed away peacefully Thursday, March 5, 2009 in Masonic Home. She was born in Ilion on June 20, 1917, the daughter of the late John and Rose Millbower Stevener. She attended Ilion schools and graduated from Ilion High School with the class of 1935. She was married to Fred Emden on December 31, 1942 in Annunciation Church, Ilion. Mr. Emden passed away on March 17, 1990. Marie was at one time employed by Remington Rand, Ilion and later was the owner and operator of the Smart Shop, Ilion. Following her retirement she enjoyed helping her daughter, Dawn, in the operation of Hilltop Greenhouse, Frankfort for many years. She was a communicant of Church of the Annunciation. Marie was known for being a devout Catholic and living her faith in her acts. She loved to help at church and would visit her neighbors, the sick at the hospital and nursing homes. Her hobbies which were more acts of love were baking, fritter maker, reading, her garden and prayer. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Marie is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Jon George Hosney of Frankfort; her grandchildren, Jon Scott and his wife, Amy Hosney and Maria and her husband, Jeff Engelbrecht; four great-grandchildren, Jarrett Engelbrecht, Katelyn Engelbrecht, Jon Paul Hosney and Scott Haejoon Hosney; her special niece, Beverlyan Tutty and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one brother, John Stevener and three sisters, Anna Joly, Bertha Forsythe and Veronica Tutty. Her funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 1:15 pm from the V. J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave. Frankfort and at 2:00 pm in Church of the Annunciation where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the V. Rev. Anthony Barratt assisted by Deacon James Bower. Spring interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 12-1 at the V. J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Marie's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of the Masonic Care Community's Manhattan Neighborhood and especially Dr. O for the wonderful care and compassion shown to her during her stay and passing. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marie's memory may be made to Church of the Annunciation, 109 West St., Ilion, NY 13357. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Marie's online memorial page by going to (May 5, 2009


The family of Lloyd C. Schafer IHS 1935, age 91 and Jayne M. (Leary) Schafer IHS Alumnus age 88, were saddened by their deaths only three weeks apart. Lloyd passing away on Sunday, June 8, 2008, in Ocala, Florida, and Jayne passing away Sunday, June 28, 2008, at her daughter Joanne and Jack Valent's home in Cashiers, NC. Lloyd was born in Utica, N.Y., the son of the late Charles and Blanche Schafer on November 24, 1916, and received his education in the Ilion School District. After graduation Lloyd served in the Marines during WWII in the South Pacific. On October 26, 1940, he married the former Jayne M. Leary. Jayne was born in Ilion, N.Y. on October 16, 1919, the daughter of the late John and Mary Walsh Leary, and received her education in the Ilion School District. Lloyd was employed as a design engineer with Remington Arms in Ilion, Jayne was a stay at home mom, raising their children Linda and Joanne. Lloyd was a well-known artist in the area for many years. After his retirement they moved to Old Forge where Lloyd has his Singing Waters Art Studio in Old Forge, N.Y., and later in Silver Springs, Florida. During his retirement, Lloyd completed and sold over four thousand watercolor paintings as well as helping out in community projects such as painting the signage on the Inlet Fire Dept.. trucks, and the train bridge in Old Forge. Both Lloyd and Jayne were members of the Old Forge Art Council and members of St. Joseph's Mission Church in Silver Springs, Fla. Surviving them is a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Jack Valent of Cashiers, N.C.; five grandchildren and six great-grand children. Lloyd is survived by a sister, Ruth Hanson in Silver Springs, Fla., and Jayne is survived by a sister, Louise Falzareno of Ilion. They were predeceased by their daughter, Linda Schafer and a grandson, Anthony (Chipper) Angelichio. In keeping with Lloyd and Jayne's wishes, there are no calling hours. There will be a memorial service held in Cashiers, N.C. and Springlake Village at a later date. Lloyd and Jayne were married for 68 years and will be laid to rest together in Old Forge, N.Y. in the fall. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc., 100 Otsego Street, Ilion. Friends re asked to consider memorials in Lloyd's and Jayne's memory to the Arts Guild Endowment Fund, PO Box 1144, Old Forge, New York, 13420.Online condolences may be left by going to (July 13, 2008)


Mrs. Ruth I. (Short) Keddell IHS 1935, age 90, of West State St., Ilion passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2008 in Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 19, 1917 in Troy, NY daughter of the late Benjamin and Emma (Thiede) Short and graduated with the Ilion High School, "Class of 1935". She was united in marriage with Francis W. Keddell on January 13, 1940 in St. Francis Rectory, Herkimer. He passed away after 58 wonderful years of marriage on June 14, 1998. Ruth was last employed with Remington Arms, Ilion as an inspector. She was of the Catholic faith. At one time she was a member of the Catholic Daughters, was active with the Annunciation Church PTO, served as a girl scout leader, volunteered her time with Meals on Wheels, and also belonged to the Herkimer County Historical Society. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. In her spare time she enjoyed researching genealogy and visiting the historical society. She is survived by nine children; Lorita Keddell of Johnstown, Sister Margaret "Peg" Keddell, CSJ of Albany, Jean Maneen of Ilion, Barbara Griffin of Ilion, Mary Patelos of Loudenville, James and Patricia Keddell of Ohio, Paul and June Keddell of Va., Peter and Deborah Keddell of Ne., and Kenneth and Francine Keddell of Little Falls; twenty two grandchildren, twenty five (and counting) great grandchildren; two sisters in law: Rita Turner of Herkimer and Katherine Hadcock both of Herkimer; sister in law and brother in law: Robert and Ruth L. Keddell of Naples, Fl.; a sister in law and brother in law: Joseph and Betty Keddell of Oneonta; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; by a son Daniel in 1971, a brother: Jack Short; a sister: Gladys Fake; a son in law: Anthony "Tony" Maneen in 2003. The family will be present in the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., between Ilion and Frankfort to receive relatives and friends on Sunday, April 20th, 2008 from 3-6 p.m. Father Anthony Barratt will conduct a prayer service at the funeral home on Sunday. Mrs. Keddell's funeral will commence at 9:30 am on Monday, April 21st, from the chapel of the funeral home where aprayer service will take place and at 10am from Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Frankfort where the Rev. Alfred Lamanna, pastor emeritus and the Rev. John Yanas will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial. Procession will follow to Armory HillCemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Kindly consider memorial offerings to the Sisters of St. Joseph or to Catholic Charities; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. (Apr 18, 2008)


Mr. John Cacciatore IHS 1935, age 90, formerly of South Frankfort St., most recently residing with his dedicated daughter and son in law Rose Mary and Dick Myers, 145 Litchfield Road, Frankfort, passed into the hands of the Lord on Sunday morning, Nov. 25, 2007, in the Siegenthaler Center, New Hartford. He was born on Jan. 27, 1917, in Frankfort, son of the late Joseph and Rose Cacciatore and graduated from Ilion High School, "Class of 1935." His marriage to the former Mary Manno took place on November 25, 1944 inSt. Mary's Church, Frankfort. The couple shared a blessed union of 58 years until Mrs. Cacciatore's passing on Nov. 20, 2002. John was last employed as a polisher/grinder with Kelsey-Hayes/Drop Forge, Whitesboro. He was a member of the Assembly of God faith. In his spare time Mr. Cacciatore enjoyed coin collecting and hunting. A loving husband, father and grandfather, his family will always remember the kindness and thoughtfulness that he provided to each and every one of them. Survivors include his beloved family: his daughter and son in law, Rose Mary Myers and husband Richard of Frankfort; his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph J. Cacciatore and wife Lynda of Wappingers Falls; son-in- law, Jon A. Riddell of Port Orange, Fla.; the greatest joy in his life were his grandchildren: Lorie Gates and husband Roy, Jon A. Riddell II and wife Debbie, Catherine Cacciatore, Peter Cacciatore, Mary Cacciatore and John's great-grandchildren: Amanda Gates, Jessica Gates, Ashley Reed and Jon A. Riddell III. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and a special work friend: Stan Piekielniak. John was predeceased by his daughter, Vincie Riddell on Oct. 21, 2007; by two brothers, Sam and Frank Cacciatore and by four sisters, Rose Nicolette, Madeline Salvaggio, Josie Puleo and Jennie Pileggi. There will be no public calling hours. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to his funeral service commencing at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from the chapel of the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, between Frankfort and Ilion, 894-8000 with Mr. Cacciatore's nephew, the Rev. Dave Pileggi, officiating. Procession will follow to Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frankfort,where committal service will take place. In lieu of floral offerings, kindly consider memorial contributions to Hospice/Palliative Care, Inc., or to the Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department; envelopes and donations can be made at the funeral home. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the following health care professionals for their tender love and care: Dr. Norman Freund, Hospice/Palliative Care, Inc., Siegenthaler Center, doctors,nurses and staff at Little Falls Hospital, At Home Care, Inc., and also to Karen Miers for her special friendship. We will never forget the special care that you all gave to our father. To add to Mr. Cacciatore's online memorial, please access your computer and visit on the World Wide Web. (Dec 15, 2007)


Jean (Morton) Baker IHS 1935, 89, of 10 Fourth St., Ilion, passed away Friday, May 26, 2006, at the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home, Ilion. Jean was born May 21, 1917, in Ilion, the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes Rauscher Morton, and graduated in 1935 from Ilion High School. She was employed with Remington Arms from 1936 until 1941, working in the payroll section for Grover Radley. She was then united in marriage to Philo Baker on Nov. 22, 1941, in Merriam, Kan., by Fr. Bigalow, assistant pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Mo. During World War II, Jean was employed in the office of chief of ordnance personnel section of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., placing disabled discharged veterans. Mrs. Baker was a member of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Ilion, the Mohawk Valley General Hospital Guild, and was an avid golfer and bridge player. She also loved knitting and reading. Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband, Philo of Ilion; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Frank Austin of Greece, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Matthew Baker Austin of Greece, N.Y., and David Baker Austin and his wife Katrina of Bethesda, Md.; three nieces, Mary and Don Ruland of Annapolis, Md., Catherine Way of Jamestown, N.Y., Vicki and Gregory Saga of Oneida, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In keeping with Jean's wishes there are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society in Jean's memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St., Ilion. (September 7, 2006)


C. Edward Rhodes IHS 1935, age 88, formerly of 137 Brook Street, Ilion, passed away Friday, July 2, 2004 in Saranac Lake, NY. Mr. Rhodes was born May 29, 1916 in Ilion, the son of the late Rowland C. and Barbara I. Dutcher Rhodes. He received his education in the Ilion School System, and on April 2, 1942, he married the former Jane Melvin in Bridgewater, NY. Mrs. Rhodes passed away January 7, 2001. Mr. Rhodes was employed as a supervisor with time and production at Remington Arms, Ilion, for 39 years, retiring in 1978. Mr. Rhodes was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ilion and theFirst United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake, and was active in volunteer work with D.D.S.O. and R.S.V.P. Mr. Rhodes is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Mitchel Smith of Saranac Lake; two grandsons, Rev. Steven Smith and his wife Heather of Schenectady, NY, Eric Smith and his wife Sheri of Stowe, VT; five great-grandchildren, Caleb, Samuel and Jonathan of Schenectady, NY, Rachel and Chesley of Stowe, VT. Funeral services for Mr. Rhodes will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. from the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego Street, Ilion, with Rev. Robert Wollaber and his grandson, Rev. Steven Smith, officiating. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Friends may call Tuesday, July 6, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the First United Methodist Church, Second Street, Ilion, or High Peak Hospice in Saranac Lake in Ed's memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. (July 11, 2004)


Matt O. Williams IHS 1935, age 87, of 98 Harrogate Road, New Hartford, formerly of Ilion, passed away Monday, December 9, 2002, at the Presbyterian Home. He was born May 22, 1915, in Poultney, VT. The son of the late Thomas James and Mary Elizabeth (Owens) Williams. Matt was educated in the Ilion School System and played on the 1935 Championship football team, he then attended college at his Alma Mater Northeastern University at Boston, where he was also a member of the football team. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corp., where for 5 years he was stationed in the Galapagos Islands, a place he became extremely fond of. On July 31, 1948, he married the former Helen Milstead. She passed away on September 30, 1998. Matt was employed as a design draftsman with General Electric in Utica, retiring in 1977. Mr. Williams was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ilion, where he also served as Deacon, Elder and Trustee and was in charge of the Men's Breakfast Club. Matt was also a volunteer for the Mohawk Valley General Hospital for 5 years, delivered Meals on Wheels, and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Ilion American Legion Post 920, a member of the Ilion-Frankfort VFW Post 502, a life member of the Ilion Elks Lodge 1444, and a life member of the St. David's society. Matt enjoyed Syracuse University sports and was an avid New York Yankees fan. He was a jazz buff and spent many hours studying art in the local library's. Mr. Williams is survived by a sister, Dr. Ann L. Williams of New Hartford, with whom he resided for the past five years; two special nephews, Russell and Judd Finegan. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Lana Williams of Utica, and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Norman, Hayden, and Clifford, and three sisters, Ellen Brown, Edna Gorney, and Mary Connor. Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be Friday, December 13, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Second Street, Ilion, with Rev. Victor McKusick officiating. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego Street, Ilion. Friends are asked to consider Memorials to the Ilion Library, or the First Presbyterian Church, Ilion. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Matt's family would like to thank the 4th floor staff of the Faxton Hospital, especially Chris and Dr. Gasparovich for the excellent care provided during his stay and also a thank you to the staff at the Presbyterian Home. (December 16, 2002)


Evelyn L. (Hight) Bristol IHS 1935, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, in the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home. She was born in North Gage on Nov. 2, 1917, the daughter of the late Floyd and Marguerite Williams Hight. She attended Ilion schools and graduated with honors from Ilion High School with the Class of 1935. She was married to Donald J. Bristol on Dec. 24, 1936 in Sts. Peter and Paul's Church Rectory. Mr. Bristol passed away on May 22, 1978. Mrs. Bristol was employed by UNIVAC, Ilion plant, from 1956 until 1964 and later as a clerk for the New York State Department of Transportation, Utica office, until her retirement in 1979 after 13 years of dedicated service. She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Community of Our Lady Queen of Apostles and a member of the CSEA. She was a former member of the Prindle Tenants Association, the Legion of Mary of Sts. Peter and Paul's Church and was very active in the Bishop's Appeal for many years. Mrs. Bristol is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Donald and Judy Bristol of Springfield, Va., and Michael Bristol of Pottsville, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Entwistle, with whom she had resided in Frankfort; one brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Jeanette Hight, Gouverneur; one sister and brother-in-law, Winnie and Roy Kane, Schuyler; her brother-in-law, Anthony James Ricci of Schuyler; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one daughter, Dale Bristol DeAngelis in 2000; one son-in-law, Thomas Entwistle in 1995; one daughter-in-law, Lynn Bristol in 2000; one great-grandson, Michael in 1993 and one brother, Gordon Hight in 1999; two sisters, Ruth Olds in 1989 and Helen Ricci in 1994. Her funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 from the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, and at 9:30 in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Alfred Lamanna, pastor emeritus. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home Inc. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Evelyn's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. (August 11, 2001)


Beatrix Thora Baxter Greer IHS 1935, born April 2,1917, in Buffalo, NY, died June 14, 1999 in Williamsburg, VA. She was the daughter of George Mille Baxter and Beatrix Mae Law; sister of Carol Jane Baxter McLaughlin (IHS '41); wife of George William Greer; mother to Barbara Lynn Greer Elander, Lesley Alice Greer Shahriary, Christine Rae Greer Gibbs and Susan Jane Greer Moss; and grandmother to Scott, Tanya, Ben Jeffrey and Christian Elander, and Beau, Marya and Tyler Shahriary. She filled our lives as we grew up watching her teach, cheer, nurture and love us. All who knew her enjoyed her spirit and loved her. We will sorely miss Trixie, but we will all continue to enjoy her bright star in our lives. A service was held at Bucktrout of Williamsburg at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 19. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc. (June 21, 1999 contributed by Paul McLaughlin -IHS '41)


William L. Grimshaw IHS 1935, 82, of Ilion, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000. He was born May 1, 1918, in Ilion, the son of Fred and Ethel King Grimshaw. He was a graduate of Ilion High School and Colgate University. Prior to World War II, he worked as a chemist metallurgist for the Remington Arms Company. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served overseas in the ETO, in several posts, finally as a Staff Weather Officer of the 410th Bomb Group. He was discharged in 1945. Following the war, he worked as a college representative and later as science editor for two major college textbook publishers, John Wiley & Sons, and Prentice Hall, Inc., retiring in 1978. Mr. Grimshaw is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, James and Ruth Grimshaw, Rochester; two nieces; two favorite nephews, Peter Costello of Cooperstown and Edward Costello of Durham, N.C.; step-daughter and her husband, Paula and Jerry Burns of Ilion; three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.He was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Edward Costello of Cooperstown. Arrangements were by the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Ilion. (June 17, 2000)


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C. Edward Rhodes attended the mega-reunion weekend but was not able to attend the Saturday evening dance. (June 24, 2002)

Ed Couchman, from West Windfield, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (May 24, 2002)

Ruth Short Keddell, Ilion, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (May 24, 2002)

Frederic Ross, from Ballston Lake, NY, submitted the reunion survey. (March 17, 2002)

Kenneth Hanson, email, from Silver Springs, FL, registered. (Jan 27, 2001)

Ruth Short Keddell, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (March 29, 1998)


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