Ilion High School

Class of 1980

Alumni News

1980 Mirror Cover Ilion


Digitized Class Yearbook....

The 1980 Yearbook from the New York Heritage digital Ilion Free Public Library Yearbooks collection. Link opens in new browser tab. (added March 25, 2021)


Class History....

Now everything you wanted to know about the IHS Class of 1980 is at your published in the 1980 Mirror Class History.


Class Roster....

Class Roster, Officers and Honor Students, as published in the "The Mirror 1980", are available on the 1980 Class Roster page. (added March 1, 2022).


Class Historical Newspaper Articles....

     Newspaper articles about the IHS Class of 1980 (added March 10, 2023)


Congratulations to Michael Cunningham

2024 January cover StoryThis is a great start for 1980 graduate, Michael Cunningham. He is the Screenwriter and Producer - The Christmas Letter(January 25, 2024)


Congratulations to Leo Sammon III

A coach's milestone - Lowville girls' soccer coach Leo Sammon was in search of career win number 500 as the Red Raiders met Immaculate Heart. (October 14,2023)


Congratulations to Brian Lynch IHS 1980 CVA Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee 2019

Distinguished Alumnus - Professional/Career Achievement

  • Graduated Ilion Central School – 1980; St. John Fisher BS Management; Rochester Institute of Technology MBA
  • President of Carter's Inc., the largest branded marketer of baby and children's clothing in the United States
  • Vice President Strategy & Concept Development, Merchandise, Food and Imaging at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
  • Director of Merchandising at Champion Products Inc. (May 24, 2019)

    Timothy Seymour IHS 1980, 2016 Community Visionary winner....

    Community Champions for the 2016

    Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. (MVCAA) celebrated 50 years of helping people, changing lives and ending poverty in Oneida & Herkimer Counties. MVCAA announced the Community Champions for the 2016 anniversary year. The awards were presented at MVCAA’s 50th Anniversary Gala held May 13th at Hart's Hill Inn in Whitesboro. Mr. Bill Phillips was the Honorary Chair of the evening of celebration.

    Timothy Seymour, Commissioner of Social Services, "Herkimer County, is the 2016 Community Visionary winner. Commissioner Seymour was selected for his dedication to helping low-income families throughout Herkimer County. He has worked to create a strong partnership with MVCAA, as well as other service organizations, to insure that the help families need is easily available. His leadership was instrumental in assisting numerous Herkimer County Residents during the floods of 2006 and 2013 who suffered the loss of their homes and property. He acted quickly and worked with MVCAA and families to insure that people got the immediate and long-term help that they needed. Commissioner Seymour has been one of the first to address homelessness in Herkimer County. We applaud his tenacity and compassion towards those who do not have this most basic necessity. His continued efforts will have an impact on those who are homeless throughout the County." (November 24, 2016)


    CYO County Basketball Championship Team 1976....

    1976 CYO County Basketball Championship team

    Thank to Michael Cunningham for sharing his photograph of the CYO County Basketball Championship Team 1976. Team member names are listed on the Annunciation Parish and School sub-site page which holds a larger image. (December 18, 2014)


    1980 Facebook Group....

    Facebook - Ilion High School Class of '80 30th Reunion!.

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

    Administrators of the group are John Geloso and Michael Cunningham. (November 28, 2014)

    Note - This is a Public Facebook group which means anyone with a Facebook account can see the group, its members and their posts. You must have a Facebook account to see the group. Alumni without a Facebook account will not be able to see any of the posts.


    20 Year Reunion Plans for Class of '80!

    The 20 year reunion for the Class of 1980 has been scheduled for the weekend of July28-30, 2000. This weekend is coincident with the now popular "Ilion Days" festivities. Details are being discussed. Please forward comments, questions and suggestions to:

    Brian and Patty (Bulson) Johnson
    email - Brian Johnson

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please help us identify the where-abouts of the following classmates!

    Deborah Dunham            Katherine Platts Melnick
    Daniel Johnston           Victoria Roth
    Terri Lewis Burns         Alicia Williams San Miguel
    Milissa Lincourt          Lisa White
    Kevin Maurice             Anne Zabry Wells


    Class of '80 Contact Person....

    Theresa Dennis Corsette, Foster Parent, email, from Mohawk, NY, is your Class Contact. (modified October 17, 2023)


    Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce has New Leader!

    Matthew Stubley, IHS '80, was appointed by the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce as executive director. He succeeds Ted Adams, who has been the executive director for the past 26 years. Matt, 37, lives in Ilion with his wife, Deanna, and their daughters. He has been a photographer for the past fourteen years. Currently, there are 750 members in the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce. (modified November 30, 1999)


    New Kids on the Block...

    News from Mike Cunningham ...."Just getting around to telling everyone that my wife and I had our first child, a son, John Francis, born August 24th and weighing in at 9lbs. 1 oz. and 22 inches long. He's a great little guy and a real smiler. He's already got more hair than his Dad! We're truly blessed. Parenthood sure has a way of making you look at the world differently. Hope all of you are well and Merry

    Christmas!".(Jan 13, 2001)

    Congratulations to Judi Bosquet Kenney and husband Frank on the birth of their son, Daniel Jacob, born December 1, 1998. He weighed in at 9 lbs., 14 oz. and joins big brother Joey! (submitted by Terri Murphy Evans - December 29, 1998)

    Congratulations to Maureen Morris Arciero and her husband, on the birth of their son Michael "Mickey" Anthony Arciero, June 11, 1998!! (June 18, 1998)



    Mr. Robert Salvatore Treen, Sr., IHS 1980, age 61, of Vernon Center, formerly of Ilion and Frankfort, passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 30, 2023 in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center with his wife by his side. He was born in Ilion on December 23, 1961, the son of Robert and Ann Minosh Treen. He was married to Suzanne Raux on November 15, 1985 at the Herkimer Pentecostal Church. Bobby was at one time employed with Union Fork and Hoe, he worked as a security guard for the Department of Criminal Justice, Stuyvesant Plaza, and The Albany Institute of History and Art. Then he became a full-time caregiver for his daughter, Christie. His passions were many; bowling, boating, jet-skiing, snowmobiling, traveling, cars, drumming, dancing, painting, hunting and his family, friends, dogs, cat, and chickens. He is survived by his beloved wife, Suzanne; one son and daughter in law, Rob Jr. and his wife, Abby; one daughter, Christie; one brother and sister in law, Jon and Vanessa Treen; two sisters and one brother in law, RoseAnn Treen and Nadine and Danny Basler; his father-in-law, Ronald Raux, Sr.; brother in law, Ron Jr. and his wife, Melissa and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Bobby is also survived by his dogs, Emma, Jack, Shira and Kronos; his cat Tempeste and his chickens, Chimmken, Pot Pie, Fajita, Stir Fry, Nugget, Fratata, Poached, Omlet, Scrambled, Sunnysideup, Overeasy, Skillet, Quiche, Deviled, Rosie, Annie, Marie, and Bea. He was predeceased by his mother, Ann; father, Robert; grandmother, Rose Minosh; mother-in-law, Bea Raux; dogs, Snowball and Star and chicken, Roast. In keeping with Bobby's wishes, there will be no public services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego Street, Ilion, NY 13357. To leave condolences for Bobby's family, please visit (October 13, 2023)


    Kathryn M. (Raux) Moss, IHS 1980, passed away peacefully, on September 2, 2023, in Little Falls, NY. Kathryn (Kathy) was born on February 24, 1962, in Fitchburg, MA the middle daughter of the late Theordore Raux and Shirley Johnson. She loved being part of such a big family and had so much love for her siblings: Barbara Guy, Ruthie Mazarin, Jackie Petley, Brenda Hall, Ted Raux, Thomas Raux and Cherish Raux Goodman. She attended Reingold Elementary and then moved To Ilion NY. She went to Ilion High School, which is where she met her husband and built a life she was proud of. She is predeceased by her parents, Shirley Johnson and Theodore Raux; her siblings, Michelle Kennedy and Raymond Raux; and her beloved father-in-law, Howard Moss. Her passing comes after 43 years of marriage to her soulmate and best friend, Howard Moss, Jr., and they have proudly raised 5 children: Christina Rinehard, Charles Moss (Brittany Edwards), John Moss, Mary and Nick Sheppard and Christopher and Ashley Moss. She was a loving and dedicated Nana to Jacob, Keegan, Riley, Wesley, Janessa, Kristian, Ian, Brody, Tiffany, Taylor, Aiden, Amayah, Taner, Lucas and Sophia, Donte. She cultivated a unique and sweet bond with each and every one of them as well as so many other family and friends. Kathryn was an amazing woman who found pure joy in her family, friends and faith. After raising 5 children she went back to school and obtained an Associate's Degree in Human Services so she could keep making a difference. She found meaning in her work fighting for kids' rights at Family Services. Kathy was a part of the Lighthouse Baptist Church where her faith brought her profound peace and comfort. She enjoyed working with the children on the bus ministry where she felt privileged to share her faith. She has touched so many people in our community and changed their lives for the better. The family wanted to say a special thank you to Danielle Martello (Levi), Dale Treen, Lisa Bennett, Carrie and Douglas Blaise, Wayne and Debbie Johnson and Uncle Harold “Butch” Moss for their compassion and meaningful relationships during her life. An additional thank you to the staff at Foltsbrook and Little Falls Inpatient and Emergency Room staff for their patience, caring and understanding of Kathy and her family during their most trying times. Funeral services and interment will take place on Friday, September 8, 2023 and will consist of calling hours at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, in Ilion, NY, from 10:30 a.m. until 12 Noon, at which time a Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home chapel with procession to follow to Cedarville Cemetery. Kathryn's funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Enea, Ciaccia & Applegate Funeral Directors. (September 13, 2023)


    Victoria L. (Snyder) Ainsworth, IHS 1980, age 61, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at her residence. Victoria was born on December 29, 1961, in St. Augustine, FL and was the daughter of the late Carl and Nancy (Rhodes) Manucy. Victoria graduated from Ilion High School. She later went on to work as a secretary for the Saratoga County Planning Department. She loved word searches, playing computer games, watching the show The Walking Dead, reading books, and spending time with family and friends. Victoria is survived by her loving children Raymond (Renee) Ainsworth, Trevor (Melynda) Ainsworth, Collin Ainsworth, and the late Leanna Hall. She was a loving grandmother and friend to many. Along with her parents and daughter, she was predeceased by her husband, Jan Ainsworth. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, NY. A prayer service will conclude the hour. Victoria will be laid to rest with Jan in Sweetman Cemetery, Charlton, NY. (July 21, 2023)


    John Patrick Stubley, IHS 1980, age 60, of Caroga Lake, NY, formerly of Ilion, passed away peacefully, on Monday, December 26, 2022, at home. He was born on November 9, 1962, in Ilion, the son of Herman "Ben" Thomas Stubley and Frances (Damanda) Stubley and attended Ilion schools. John was a self-employed House Painter for many years. In the end, Johnny was a simple man. He loved hunting, fishing, riding Harleys, his children, buying and selling antique snow mobiles and walking his dogs (Jill and Jake) in the woods. He was our mother's world. RIP Johnny. Surviving family members include his mother, Frances Stubley; his two children, Derek and Ericka Stubley; his 4 sisters, Judith Stubley Cox and her husband, Michael, Barbara Stubley Lozano and her husband, Amado, Jacqueline Stubley Thomas and Robin Stubley Baker and her husband, Andrew; his 2 brothers, Thomas Stubley and his wife, Lorraine and Charlie Stubley and his wife, Lisa; 3 grandchildren, Kai, Harmony and Shaun Stubley; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends. He was predeceased by his father, Herman "Ben" Thomas Stubley; his brother, Timothy Stubley; and his sister, Nancy Stubley Day. A Celebration of John's Life and Graveside Service will be held later this spring, at a date and time to be announced, at the family plot, at St. Agnes Cemetery, in North Ilion, NY. (Tentatively June 1, 2023). Anyone wishing to share a memory of John, or add to his online memorial, may go to In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be mailed to the Johnstown Animal Shelter, Maple Ave., Johnstown, NY 12095. (or online, at John's service arrangements are entrusted to his long time family friend and Funeral Director, Don Applegate, of the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home's original location, at 102 West St., Ilion, NY (315-895-7722). (Jan 2, 2023)


    Anne Marie Getman, IHS 1980 The world lost a bright star when Anne Marie Getman passed away peacefully, at her home, in Barneveld, after a brief illness, on March 24, 2022. Born in Ilion, NY, on September 27, 1962, Anne graduated from St. Lawrence University and Cornell Law School. She dedicated her law career to helping families through the Lewis, Herkimer and Oneida County family court systems. However, her most cherished role was as a mother and she took great pride in celebrating the many talents and accomplishments of her three children, Colin, Kathryn and Meaghen Baldwin. Anne loved baking and cooking and enjoyed discovering and experimenting with new recipes and sharing them with others. Anne also had a passion for running, completing over 25 Boilermakers, numerous local races and the Marine Corps Marathon. She had an inquisitive mind and enjoyed meeting new people and exploring new places. Her genuine interest in and compassion for others shined through in these encounters. Anne also loved traditions and many enjoyed the delicious samples from the annual holiday cookie exchange she hosted for many years. She particularly enjoyed the family’s annual treks to Maine. Anne was the daughter of the late George and Hazel Ross Getman and leaves behind her husband, Robert Baldwin and their three children, Colin, Kathryn and Meaghen Baldwin. She also leaves eight brothers and sisters and their families, G. Stephen (Suzanne) Getman, Ilion, Susan Cadwallader, Bristol, VA, Margaret Getman, St. Paul, MN, William (Suzanne) Getman, Waterville, Sarah (Jeffrey) Steele, Eaton, Carole (Howard) Halpin, So. Windsor, CT, Ross (Maureen) Getman, Syracuse and Gail (Joel) Prosser, Cape Coral, FL. A Celebration of Anne's Life will be held later this spring. A memorial site has been established at Anne’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion/Frankfort, NY, Funeral Directors Harry J. Enea, Jr., Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia (315-894-8000). (March 29, 2022)


    Mr. Daniel J. Palmer, IHS 1980 age 55, of Ilion, passed away after a brief illness on Monday morning, August 7, 2017, in the privacy and comfort of home. Daniel worked for the NYS Thruway Authority as a toll collector for many years. Subsequently, he enjoyed his time bartending at the Ilion Knights of Columbus. He held memberships with the K of C, the American Legion, the Ilion Elks Lodge, the Ilion Moose Lodge and the Ilion Fish and Game Club. He had many friends throughout the community and was well-liked by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Survivors include an aunt, Mary Murphy; several cousins from the Palmer and McKeon sides of the family; and many loving friends from his workplaces that he considered to be his family. In keeping with Dan’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. His earthly remains will be laid to rest with his parents in Armory Hill Cemetery at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Harry and Kevin Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, funeral directors of the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Town of Frankfort, Ilion, NY (August 19, 2017)


    Timothy Laymon IHS 1980, 54, of 249 South Main Street, passed away on Thursday March 31, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica. Tim was born on October 4, 1961 in Ilion the son of the late Daniel and Eltha Hodge Laymon, and was a 1980 graduate of Ilion High School. Tim was, at one time, employed with Union Fork and Hoe and later as a stock clerk with Walmart in Herkimer. Tim was an avid bowler and golfer, and was a daily supporter of "Denny's Coffee Group". Tim is survived by three brothers and sisters in laws Jerry and Elizabeth Laymon of Ilion, William and Phyllis Laymon of Malone and Larry and Rebecca Laymon of Ilion, two sisters Jean Haggerty and Donna Crim both of Herkimer, his brother in law Ronald Young of Herkimer and an aunt Edna Mitchell of Clinton, also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Tim was predeceased by two brothers Daniel (Butch) and Frank Laymon and 2 sisters Norma Young and Nancy Laymon. Friends are invited to attend calling hours for Tim to be held on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego Street, Ilion. Tim's memorial service will be at 7:00pm following calling hours with Sister Mary Jo Tallman officiating. Interment in Armory Hill Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. To light a candle please go to (April 16, 2016)


    Robin S. (Nichols) Williams IHS 1980, age 40, of 8341 Cardinal Road, Ft. Myers, Florida, passed away Friday, October 4, 2002, as the result of a truck accident. She was born August 11, 1962 in Ilion, the daughter of Edwin and the late Elaine Watson Nichols. She was educated in the Ilion school system. On November 14, 1989, she married Mark W. Williams. Mrs. Williams was employed as a truck driver with the Lee-Mar Construction Co. in Ft. Myers, FL. Robin is survived by her husband, Mark; a son, Cory Williams and a daughter, Melissa Williams, both of Ft. Myers, FL; her father, Erwin, of the State of Washington; three brothers, Gary Nichols, of Saudi Arabia, Steve Nichols, of FL and Kevin Nichols, of Ft. Myers, FL; and two sisters, Terry Nichols, of Ft. Myers, FL and Diane Pett, of Ilion. She was predeceased by her mother, Elaine Nichols, in 1963. Calling hours and a funeral service will be held in Florida on Tues! day, October 8, 2002, at the Bonita Funeral Home, Bonita Springs, Florida. Local calling hours for Robin will be held on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. from the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego Street, Ilion. The funeral service will commence on Friday morning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Greene officiating. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. (October 8, 2002)


    Bombers Buzz Website.....

    Larry Fitch, sgt. n.y.s. corrections, email, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (July 3, 2010)

    Gregory Jones, Sales/Route Manager Enviromed of Bay County, email, Punta Gorda, Fl, re-registered. (May 8, 2010)

    James Gilberti, email, New Hartford, NY, re-registered. (April 25, 2010)

    Shari Morton, Proposal Coordinator, email, from Rome, NY, registered in the directory. (July 25, 2009)

    Brian McNeal, Manager, email, Binghamton, NY, registered. (July 11, 2009)

    Sharon Stephenson Williams, Nuclear Medicine Tech, email, from Hartwick, NY, re-registered. (May 23, 2009)

    Lisa Noll, President/CEO, email, Boynton Beach, FL, re-registered. (May 5, 2009)

    Teri Lewis Burns, Business Broker, email from Elizabethtown, PA, registered. (Feb 22, 2009)

    Allyson Brown Hutson, Social Worker, email, Selma, NC, registered. (Jan 20, 2009)

    Daniel Gay, Marketing, email, from Princeton Jct, NJ, re-registered. (Oct 12, 2008)

    "Hey all fellow Golden bombers, over 25 yrs now....NO way..WOW.Anyway I am in central NJ, Near Princeton, married and have 3 daughters the eldest of which we just sent away to COLLEGE...I'm getting and now feeling old...:-)"

    For all who want to stay in touch.....Get a facebook account and then you can register by high school as well as college. Anyway thats my $.02. I still have some family back in the valley but haven't been there in quite a while. Take Care all and if you get a facebook...look me up and we can catch up!"

    Lori Loomis Salvagni, email, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (Oct 12, 2008)

    Lisa Barnard Francoforte, email, Orlando, FL, re-registered. (Sept 4, 2008)

    "Just wanted to post my latest email address to everyone. It changed so long ago & it will probably change again in the near future...I'll try to keep up on it! Hope everyone is well. Keep in touch!" -Lisa

    Donna Urtz Jelovich, email, from Sanford, NC, re-registered. (July 13, 2008)

    "Hi I haven't been here for awhile so I thought I would resign in and update my information. I have been married for 7 years to a great guy. We have a lot of fun golfing and spending time with our family. I now have 6 step-children and 4 granddaughters with one more grandchild on the way. I would like to hear from old classmates some of you I think of you often and wonder what you are doing these days." - Donna

    Rodger Hall, Visual Manager, email, from Norfolk, VA, registered. (July 13, 2008)

    Linda Madigan, email, from Denver, CO, sent news. (Apr 13, 2008)

    "Greetings from Denver
    I had been recently thinking a lot about all the good ole days back in High School and noticed this website the other night. It caught me up on some things that I didn't know. I was excited to see the postings, old and new (Hi Andrea!). It made me go back in time in my mind and really miss the old days. Man were they the best! I'd love to hear from any of you guys. I lived in Atlanta for 3 years back when I was married, but I have lived in Denver for 22 years now! I can't believe that myself. I'm thinking of moving back to the East Coast, maybe southeast to be closed to some of my family. Colorado is awesome though! Talk to you soon!" Linda

    Donna Seelbach Edmonds, Payroll Clerk, email, from Elka Park, NY, re-registered. (Apr 13, 2008)

    Andrea Daily O'Connell, email, Yorktown Heights, NY, sent news. (Jan 26, 2008)

    "I haven't been on the site in a very long time. I speak to Ilionites frequently, yet where I've been living for a very long time, I am still reminded of Ilion. I invited a few people over to my house after friends of mine were playing guitars (yes, I still enjoy that) and found out that they know Timmy Teeter. Small world Timmy...Potsdam??? Yesterday my friends were listening to satellite radio and someone called in from Ilion, New York. Since they have known me for 20 years, they know the name "Ilion" and had to tell me. It is such a small world...again. My sisters and I still come home a couple times a year since my parents aren't here anymore, on this earth. We kept the house and meet there as much as we can. I'm lucky that my sister Linda still has awesome friends that still live there. Thanks girls...Thank you for having this site still be here. Many of us will always appreciate it."

    Dan Johnston, machinist, email, from Dolgeville, NY, registered. (Dec 14, 2007)

    Brenda Werthman Woolver, email, from Johnstown, NY, registered. (Aug 10, 2007)

    Theresa DeRocco, Office Manager, email, from Tampa, FL, re-registered. (Feb 15, 2007)

    Susan Nellis, email from Ilion, NY, re-registered. (May 18, 2006)

    Jody Sondej Creeley, Office Assistant, email, Surprise, AZ, re-registered in the directory. (May 18, 2006)

    Tim Seymour, Coordinator, Herkimer County Child Support Services, email, from Ilion, NY, re-registered. (April 5, 2006)

    Billy Coffin, Motor Equipment Operator, email, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (Jan 7, 2006)

    Sandy Simonette Theobald, School Secretary/Registrar, email, from Chandler, AZ, re-registered. (Jan 7, 2006)

    Mary Remis Woods, Director of SMCG Mustangs, email, from St Mary's City, MD, re-registered. (April 3, 2005)

    Maureen Morris Arciero, Attorney, email, from New City, NY, re-registered. (Feb 20, 2005)

    "Is anyone interested in trying to get together for a 25th year, I can't believe how old you are, reunion? Could be something informal like pick a weekend and head to Ilion? Since I was pregnant at the 20th, I would like to actually get together and stay up past 9:00pm!"

    Gregory Jones, Port Charlotte, FL sent news. (May 22, 2004)

    "Hi to all just to up date everyone on my life in Sunny Florida. I now live in Port Charlotte, Florida, and work for SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS out of Tampa Fl. I'm a Marketing Rep. for the S.W.region of Florida. My phone is (941)766-0789. I'm still riding my Harley, and I'm not married anymore. My Daughter Kayla is graduating from high school this year!!! Man do I feel old."

    Pamela Fowler Foster, Medical Assistant, email, Sauquoit, NY, re-registered. (Feb 29, 2004)

    Bruce Waldvogel, Supervisor, Statistical analysis, email, from Charlotte, NC, re-registered. (July 13, 2003)

    Kevin Jette, Technical Analyst, email, Oakville, CT, re-registered. (May 28, 2003)

    Sandra Zutter Melo, from Punta Gorda, FL, email, registered. (April 19, 2003)

    Yvonne Edgett, Chef, email, Naples, Fl, re-registered. (February 8, 2003)

    Brian Johnson, Dir. H/W Engineering, email, Ilion , NY, re-registered. (December 30, 2002)

    Penny Busch Daley, Managing Editor, email, from Middle Grove, NY, re-registered. (December 8, 2002)

    "Hello from the Daleys! We are located 9 miles northwest of Saratoga Springs NY. I currently work for The Adirondack Wildcats professional basketball team out of Glens Falls and also recently accepted the position as Managing Editor of The Real Estate Book in the Greater Capital Region of NY. I work out of my home office-it's wonderful! Hello to Miss Patty and her family in Herkimer! Stay in touch."

    Mark Johnson, Toll Collector, email, from Herkimer, NY, registered in the directory. (October 6, 2002)

    Kelli Fitzgibbons Hughes, mom, email, Colorado Springs, CO, is re-registered. (August 21, 2002)

    Lynn Schierholtz Jenks, email, Clifton Park, NY, is attending the mega-reunion. (June 15, 2002)

    Jodi Waterbury Flo, clerk/NYS Court System, email, Yorkville, NY, re-registered. (May 28, 2002)

    Ben Parker, Consultant, email, San Diego, CA, re-registered. (May 15, 2002)

    Jim Paul, Motorcycle Mechanic/Part time Pistol Smith, email, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (May 5, 2002)

    Russell Dack, Marketing Manager, email, Mendon, NY, re-registered. (April 19, 2002)

    John Geloso, email, from Ilion, NY, submitted the reunion survey. (March 23, 2002)

    Joan Pickens McMullen, email, from Warwick, RI, submitted the survey. (March 11, 2002)

    Patricia (Patty) Lytwynec, Restaurantuer, email, from Franklin Park, NJ, re-registered. (Feb 25, 2002)

    Michael Cunningham, email, Rochester, NY, registered. (February 22, 2002)

    Robin Nichols Williams, Truck operator, Ft Myers, FL, registered. (May 30, 2001)

    "Hey classmates! It took me awhile to get with you, but here goes my story. I am living in Florida on the gulf coast and loving it. I drive a big rock truck for a living, 40 ton end dump. Can you believe it? I have been married for 20 years to Mark (he is a great guy). I have two kids, a daughter Melissa, who is 19. She graduated in the class of 2000 and is now going to college. We are very proud of her. I have a son, Cory who is 12 and is a handful. I can't understand where that came from.........Well that is all for now, take care..."

    Tracy DelGrego, email, registered. (Feb 3, 2001)

    Lisa McKinney Cloutier, email, from Richfield Springs, NY, registered. (October 29, 2000)

    John Geloso, Ilion, NY, sent news. (October 20, 2000)

    "Hello everyone.... Well I just arrived back in good ole Ilion a week ago, and I can't tell you how good it is to be back. We had just traveled 2500 miles across the United States. My wife (Jodi Theobald..remember her?), our daughter Renee and our 2 month old, Noah John, left Chandler, Arizona for cooler weather and lots of snow.....we hope!! I know you probably think we're nuts but you have to live there to know what we're talking about. Well its good to be here and we hope to see some of you if your still in town or just pass in through. Thats all for now." - John

    Sue Hammond Zwart, teaching, email, from Madison, WI, registered. (February 1, 2000)

    Rhonda Lynch Greiner, Office Manager, email, from Houston, TX, signed the Guestbook. (modified January 5, 2000)

    "Hello everyone! This entry is mainly to update my e-mail address. But since I'm here we're still in Houston as you can see. Joe and I are lucky in that we work close to home and the kids' schools. Justin is almost 14 and 5'9". Kara will be 10 in June. As y'all know, they keep you busy. Take care and hope to hear from you soon!!"

    Ben Parker, Consultant, from San Diego, CA, registered. (December 26, 1999)

    "I am home visiting my parents in Ilion for Christmas and I just had a chance to read the updates posted on this website. What a great way to catch up on old friends! I am visiting with my wife, Cheryl, and two sons, Brent and Drew. Brent is five years old and Drew was born in May. I have been working as a management consultant for about 13 years now. I started my own company, INTESYS Consulting, last year. My wife operates a fine art & auction company. We both work run our companies out of our home in SanDiego, which is great way to spend a lot of time with our boys. I hope to make it to the 20th reunion next year, but if I don't I will look forward to visiting this site again for future updates." - Ben

    Joe Marley, Installation and Service Technician, email, from Rochester, NY, registered. (December 21, 1999)

    Jodi Waterbury Flo, clerk/NYS Court System, from Yorkville, NY, registered. (Modified November 14, 2000)

    "Hi everyone!! Just updated my computer @ home so I can finally be a part of the 21st century. I'm living in Yorkville (right outside of Utica) with my husband Bob and my dog, Henry. I'm still working for the NYS Court System (almost 12 yrs now) in Herkimer Surrogate Court. I run into a few of our classmates now and then and it is nice to catch-up. Look forward to hearing from some of you and seeing you at the 20th reunion." - Jodi

    Vicky Snyder Lewis, Secretary, email, from Ballston Spa, NY, registered. (modified July 7, 2001)

    Keith Lyman, US Navy Seabee, email, from Gulfport, MS, registered. (November 9, 1999)

    "Hey, What's up? Long time no hear. Still doing time in the Navy. I'm currently on deployment with NMCB 7 to Atsugi, Japan. I will be going back to Ms. in March. I am on the final countdown, one year to go!!!!!! Back in Ms. I have a wife, Judith, of 17 years, a son, Brian, who is 14, and a daughter, Andrea, who is nine. Not sure if I will make it up for the reunion. That's all for now." - Keith

    Brenda McDowell, Dining Center Director, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (October 16, 1999)

    Christina Squire Holgate, email, from Fayetteville, NY, registered. (modified Feb 29, 2004)

    Judith (Judi) Bosquet Kenney, Bank Asset/Liability Consultant, email, from North Andover, MA, registered. (updated May 24, 1999)

    "Hello Class of 1980! Imagine my surprise when I finally found this website and went to our page to see what everyone was up to and found the announcement of my second son's birth already posted!! (Thanks Terri!) Well, I have two adorable little boys - my oldest Joey is 4 and has inherited both my temper (!) and my goofiness. My youngest, Danny is almost 6 months old and is far too good natured and laid back to be mine!! My husband (Frank) and I have been married almost 7 years now and we live in MA, about 30 minutes north of Boston. I work for a small asset/liability consulting firm doing work for banks nationwide. Life is like everyone else's - very hectic and very nice. Hope we can all get together at our 20th! (Can you believe it's been that long??) Later." - Judi

    Russ Dack, Computer Product Specialist, email, from Rochester, NY, registered. (May 3, 1999)

    "Hi everyone! Well, did you see me? You know, in the latest movie starring Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck. Forces of Nature is currently playing in the theaters and yes, yours truly is in the movie as an extra. Look for me when the stars run out of a massive hailstorm and take refuge in a Savannah, Georgia K-Mart store. The biggest thrill was being able to flirt with Gwyneth Paltrow while her current ex-Ben was busy acting. Some things never change! I wonder if Helen Panarites has some time on her schedule to fit me in. Ha Ha. After a 14 year career with Eastman Kodak I have currently become a victim of corporate downsizing. I am collecting a good severance and should be looking for work but I'm playing on the internet. Take care." - Russ

    Billy Coffin, MEO, from Ilion, NY, registered. (April 10, 1999)

    "Hi everyone. Just figured this thing out. Not too bad, only took ten days. After graduation I left for Navy in Aug. '80. Retired Feb '87. Came back home and was hired by the Ilion Department of public works in June of 88. In Sept. '89 got married to Bonnie Kehoe. Have three kids, Lindsay, 7, Abby, 5, and Andy, 2. It's kind of ironic that I'm now plowing the same streets that I was delivering newspapers on 23 years ago. Well gotta go for now. I wish people could email me but I have not gotten that far yet. It'll probably be another week or two. See ya for now." - Billy

    Robert Pardee, Auto sales/repair, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (March 5, 1999)

    Dan Gay, registered in the directory. (December 30, 1998)

    "What a Great Idea! As an update to all my 1980 classmates. I live in NJ in the Princeton area. I am married (since 1987) and have 3 daughters (Alissa-8,Megan-5,Julianna-8mos). For the last year I have been North American Sales Manager and work for a company out of the UK. I am fortunate to be working for them right out of my house, which has some great family benefits. Previously I was involved in Asian and European Sales. Who would have thought me traveling around the world ?? Anyway I would love to hear from all of you and to get information on our upcoming 20th year (already, man we're old) reunion. Take care all." - Dan (AKA "Happy") Gay

    Matthew Stubley, executive director Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (modified August 21, 1999)

    Victoria Snyder Lewis, from Ballston Spa, NY, signed the Guestbook. (November 3, 1998)

    "Hi everyone! It would be great to hear from some of you guys. I have four children, Leanna (17), Justin (13), Trevor (9), Collin (3) and two grandchildren, Kyle (2 1/2) and Leah (2 mos.). I have been doing well, and often think about everyone. Please -mail me so we could talk some more. Love ya all." - Vicky

    Terri Murphy Evans, Program Coordinator at the OARC, email, from Cazenovia, NY, registered in the directory. (modified November 4, 2001)

    "Hi Everyone! Greetings from Cazenovia. This is a great website and a great way to keep in touch. Mark and I have two daughters, ages 10 and 7, that keep us very busy. They are both athletic. They definitely take after their Dad. I am a Program Coordinator at the Oarc in Syracuse. I'm looking forward to out 20 year reunion. It won't be long now!" - Terri

    Bob Carney, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (September 7, 1998)

    John Geleso, general manager, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (July 14, 1998)

    Kelli Fitzgibbons Hughes, from Lakewood, CO, signed the Guest Book. (July 12, 1998)

    "Hello everyone! It sure is great to see how everyone is doing. I live in a Denver suburb with my wonderful husband of 7 years, Tom. We have a 21 month old boy, Jackson and a 3 month old girl, Julianna. I gave up the Insurance biz to be a stay at home Mom. Needless to say, I'm extremely busy and loving every minute of it. I would sure love to hear from some old classmates. Take Care" - Kelli

    Sandra Zutter Melo, from Punta Gorda, FL, registered in the directory. (July 12, 1998)

    "Well I never thought that Ilion High School would get up with the times and get their own web site. I still live in the same area of Florida as I did at the 10 year reunion but life has sure changed for me since then. I am happily married to a Corrections Lieutenant, Jim, for the past three years, we have a 23 month old daughter (Jaimie Lynne) and I have medically retired from the Sheriff's Office due to a back injury. We just purchased a country home that sits on 5 acres, it looks like it belongs on upper Barringer road. Looking forward to a return visit to Ilion for the 20 yr. reunion. Keep yourselves safe and never forget where you came from. Your 1980 misfit classmate. - Sandy AKA:Chuck

    Theresa DeRocco, from Tampa, FL, signed the Guestbook. (updated June 30, 1998)

    "Great Web Site! My sister Jennifer told me about this, what a great way to keep in touch with Ilion. I've been living in Florida for almost 10 years. I work in the financial department for a health care company. My daughter Angela is 16 and getting ready for the end of her sophomore year. Hope to hear from any classmates!:-)" - Theresa

    Jean Gilberti Akselrod, Banker, email, Sunrise, FL, registered in the directory. (May 12, 1998)

    "Hello to all my former fellow classmates!!! Hope this finds all of you doing well. I have been living in Florida for the past 10 years and working in the banking field. I have a 16 year old son and a 19 month old daughter. I am married to a police officer (pretty ironic, huh?) I would love to hear from any of you sometime." - Jean Gilberti Akserlrod

    Victoria Snyder, from Saratoga, NY, signed the Guestbook. (April 12, 1998)

    "Hi fellow classmates! It's good to see that a lot of us would like to keep in touch. I really miss all of you. It was fun, even though at the time we didn't think so. I hope all is well with everyone and would like to hear from some of you. I have four children and am very happy. I work in the middle school in the guidance office. My children are (Leanna-17), (Justin - 13), (Trevor - 9), (Collin - 3). Hope to here from you soon. Love you all." - Victoria

    Lee Woolver, email, tried our Guess the Grads. (April 8, 1998)

    Pete Etienne, email, a student from Mohawk, NY, registered in the directory. Pete please resend your email address domain name. (March 5, 1998)

    "Hello all. Heard about this sight and had to check it out. Glad I did! I moved back to NY two years ago and I am currently going to MVCC for Heating air conditioning and refrigeration. I just can't get enough of school. Wish you were all in school with me! Like to hear from you. Have a nice day :-)" - Pete

    Linda Grieco Rosbrough, email, from Wellington, FL, signed the Guestbook. (January 30, 1998)

    "Hi everyone, this is a great site! I am a teacher of the Visually Impaired Orientation/Mobility Instructor in Palm Beach County Florida. Patty (Bulson)Johnson told me of this site. My father (John Grieco)would be so proud of his former students, (Dad died of cancer in 1993). I have lived in sunny Florida since I graduated in 1980. I have been married for 13 years and have two beautiful sons ages 6 and 9. I would love to hear from some old friends:-)"

    Leo Sammon, a Biology Teacher, email, from Lowville, NY, registered in the directory. (modified March 14, 2000)

    Andrea Dailey O'Connell, a math teacher, email, from Mohegan Lake, NY, registered in the alumni directory and signed the Guestbook. (December 24, 1997)

    "This is so great. I'm glad I finally got the address and took a look. I'm living an hour North of Manhattan. I've been married for 10 years and have two girls, Caylie, who is (look and acts just like me, it's kind of scary) and Allison who is four. I hope to hear from people and I wish everyone a great holiday."

    Dr. Helen Panarites, a Child Psychiatrist from Atlanta, Georgia, email, the third alumnus from the Class of 1980, to register in the alumni directory. (October 25, 1997)

    James Martin, Missouri City, Texas, email, the first alumnus from the Class of 1980, to register in the alumni directory.

    Mike Cunnigham from Rochester, NY, email, left a note for the Class of 1980 on The Guestbook.


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