Ilion High School
Class of 1982
Digitized Class Yearbook....
Mirror 1982 from the New York Heritage digital Ilion Free Public Library Yearbooks collection. Link opens in new browser tab. (added March 25, 2021)
Now everything you wanted to know about the IHS Class of 1982 is at your fingertips....as published in the 1982 Mirror Class History.
Class Roster, Officers and Honor Students, as published in the "The Mirror 1982", are available on the 1982 Class Roster page. (added March 3, 2022).
Class Historical Newspaper Articles....
Newspaper articles about the IHS Class of 1982 (added February 28, 2020)
1982 Facebook Group....
Attention all IHS '82 alumni and friends: thanks to our intrepid yearbook editor, we now have an active group on Facebook called, imaginatively, "Ilion High School Class of 1982". Please use that for class related postings and to stay updated on the latest from fellow class members. Enjoy the vintage pictures and ongoing commentary! Hope to see you there.
Administrators of the group are: Amy Manion Ponder, Kim Paugh Ferdula, Dave Morris, Joseph Fusco, Ann Calicchia Frank, Deanna Stubley. (Added Jan 2009 - Thanks to David Morris)
Note - This is a public Facebook group which means anyone with a Facebook account can see the group, its members and their posts. However, you must have a Facebook account to access the group. Alumni without a Facebook account will not be able to see any of the posts.
Captain Laurie DeVaul-LaVine Featured in HCCC Alumni Magazine.
IHS 1982 Ilion policewoman, Captain Laurie DeVaul-LaVine, has been on the Ilion police force for almost 30 years. She started as a police officer in 1987 after graduating from the HCCC Criminal Justice Program. The Fall 2006 HCCC Alumni magazine featured Ilion Alumnus, Captain Laurie DeVaul-LaVine's service history with the Ilion police force. She shared memories of her student experience at HCCC and the positive impact her teachers had on her career choices.
The full HCCC Fall 2006 edition article is available in the pdf file link shown above. Look for the Alumni Profile - Giving Back to Her Community. September 30, 2016
Class 30 year Reunion Held....
30 year class reunion July 20 and 21, 2012
'BBQ and a Bonfire'
Saturday, July 21, day time events
Class 20 year Reunion Held....
Just to remind you all, Ilion Day's weekend, July 26-27th was planned for our festivities. Friday night was a casual get-together at the Knights of Columbus, right after the Doo-Dah Parade! Saturday evening dinner and DJ at the Townhouse in Herkimer, Saturday during the mid-day there was a tour of the new High School addition.
Invitation returns were sent to Carol (Duffy) Carney.
Please contact Mary or Carol for more info and to help make further plans.
Reunion Thanks from Donald Vivacqua....
"I would like to thank everyone who helped plan our marvelous weekend. Also, I would like to congratulate Annie Ahern and David Morris on either their new marriage or on the best goof two people ever pulled off. Way to go!" August 3, 2002
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree Earned....
Carol Ptasznik Vavra, valedictorian IHS Class of 1982 was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, at commencement ceremonies held May 15, 1998. Dr. Vavra received a bachelor's degree from the Air Force Academy in 1986. She and her husband, Air Force Major Paul M. Vavra , will be moving to Honolulu, Hawaii, where Dr. Vavra will enter small animal veterininary practice. (July 12, 1998)
Daniel Theodore Moreau, IHS 1982 Woolwich - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Daniel Theodore Moreau. Dan passed at his home with his loving wife by his side on September 27, 2022. Dan was born in Ilion, New York to Henry "Hank" and Beverly (Moss) Moreau on February 2, 1963. He attended Ilion schools and enjoyed playing football and wrestling. After graduating high school, Dan turned down a wrestling scholarship for college to instead serve our country by enlisting in the Navy. While stationed at BNAS Brunswick in VP-23, Dan met his best friend and love of his life, and future wife of nearly 37 years, Donna. Dan settled his family in Maine after Honorably being discharged from the service and began working at BIW in 1988. Dan was a proud Ls6 member of 34 years and has been on the Dry Dock as an outside machinist since its arrival. The dry dock, and the crew there, were like his second home. Some may remember him on Christmas time Sea Trials sporting his Santa suit. Dan was known by a few titles that he wore like badges signifying his fierce love, pride and dedication. He was Dan to those that knew him. Frog and the infamous Streak growing up. Danny to those that loved him. Uncle Dan. Dad to four. Puppa Dan to a few. Occasionally the man in the big red suit and even a special Santa Baby to one. Puppa to his dearly beloved grandchildren and their significant others. And his newest title of Huppa to two special little grandsons. By whatever name you knew him as, Dan was always there to quietly share his time, steadfast advice, a helping hand, or a Yuengling by a fire. Dan loved to spend time with family, both here in Maine, Connecticut, and in upstate New York. Dan enjoyed spending his summers camping and fishing, especially up to Caratunk and Moscow at the Dimmicks. Dan was also a deer hunter and spent countless hours in the woods pursuing whitetail with family and friends. Dan leaves behind his loving wife, Donna Moreau of Woolwich; a daughter, Audra and her partner David of Whitefield; a daughter, Amanda of Houlton; a son, Daniel and his fiancé Kate of Bath; a son, Joseph and his fiancé Kahla of Bath; grandchildren Christopher and his partner Kellie of Woolwich; Ashley and her partner Evan of Richmond; Tanisha of Woolwich; Brody and Jay of Whitefield; Javon and Isaiah of Houlton; Azarias and Ramiel of Bath; and great grandchildren Braxton and a new addition due in March; his mom, Beverly "Bev" Moreau of New York, his brother Jeffrey and wife Louise of New York, his brother Michael and wife Regina of New York, a sister Mary-Jo and her partner Bill of New York, nephews, a niece, great-nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles and many cousins. Dan was pre-deceased by his father, Hank, and a brother, Henry. A viewing is scheduled for October 11, 2022 from 4-6pm at Desmond Funeral Home on High Street, Bath, Maine. Graveside services and interment is October 12, 2022 at 10am at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross. Dan was a long time blood donor. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com. (October 5, 2022)
Patricia Lynn Darling, IHS 1982, age 56, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021, unexpectedly in her home after many years of health issues. Patricia was born in Ilion on October 8, 1964 with her twin sister Pam who is predeceased. She was the daughter of Janet (Johnson) Darling and the late Carl Ray Darling. Patricia was raised by her grandparents, George & Dorthy Darling. She graduated Ilion High School with the class of '82. Patricia was a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home and also worked for the Ilion head start program, Busy Bee, and Crossway's bar for many years. She is survived by her four children, Kaleena Moshier, Kendra Warn, Jared Lidano, and Joseph Lidano. Also leaving behind her grandchildren, Charles and Keith Warn, Aiden Johnston, Beyonka and Logan Moshier, and Aurora Burdick. She is also survived by her sisters, Kim Javitz and Tammy Darling along with many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Tim Darling. Due to Patricia's own wishes no services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. To leave a message of sympathy for Patricia's family, please visit www.whiter-hendrix.com (August 29, 2021)
Randall "Randy" Johnson IHS 1982, 58 of Mohawk, passed away at home on Monday March 29, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. Randy was born on March 3, 1963 in Ilion, he was the son of the late Bruce and Betsy (Warner) Johnson. He was a graduate of Ilion Schools and received an associate’s degree in botany while in California. He was an avid paver working for several paving companies over the years but most recently Jessie Brown in MA. Randy is survived by his companion and caregiver Betsey Dunckel a brother Greg "Scott" Johnson and his wife Patty of Birdsboro, PA; two daughters and a granddaughter; nieces and nephews Gabrielle, Mitchell, Lee, Asliyah and Anthony Johnson and JenniBeth Kalka; his very special great nephews Trent and Nikolai and close friends Mike Kelly, Jesse Brown and Billy Rivenburg. He also leaves his fur buddies Toogher, Kaiser, Diesel, Rosie, Bud and Lil. In keeping with Randy's wishes he was cremated, and his ashes will be scattered on North Hampton Beach, NH. (April 2, 2021)
Patrick H. Donnelly, IHS 1982 Funeral services for Patrick H. Donnelly, age 56, of Morgan Street, in Ilion, New York, will be held privately at the discretion of his family and his parents are in Foxwood Memorial Park, Ogdensburg, New York. Pat died Sunday, June 7, 2020, after being stricken at home. Surviving are his siblings, Roger Donnelly, of Wisconsin and Robin Donnelly, of Stephentown, New York; brother-in-law, Carl Clary; nephew, Colin Clary, of Ogdensburg; and aunts, uncles & cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Linda Lou (LaRock); his father, Arlen "Hank" Donnelly; and a sister, Kimberly Clary. Pat was born on January 7, 1964, in Ogdensburg, New York and graduated from Ilion High School, 'Class of 1982.' His dad, having become a machinist at the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company in Utica, where he worked for 30 years. He retired in 1996. Pat worked with Central Valley Academy within the janitorial division. The family has worked with the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, at 4309 Acme Road, in Ilion, New York (Town of Frankfort) to secure all arrangements, Funeral Directors Harry J. Enea, Jr., Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia (315) 894-8000. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patrick Donnelly, please visit Tribute Store. There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Patrick Donnelly. (July 5, 2020)
Mrs. Josephine Ellen (Ball) Macrina IHS 1982, age 47, lovingly known as JoEllen was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 5th, 2011, after her courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded with the love and support of her family and friends. She was born in Utica, NY, on March 3, 1964, to Kathleen (Macri) Ball of Frankfort, NY, and Delbert Ball of Richmond, VA. She graduated in 1982 from Ilion Central High School and attended HCCC. November 30, 1985, marked the beginning of her 25 year journey through life with her husband, Michael Macrina. JoEllen was previously employed at Great American as an Office Manager and spent the last 14 years with the New Hartford Central School District, a job which she truly enjoyed and made many wonderful friends. JoEllen and Mike were blessed with three beautiful children: Michaela, David and Danielle, all living at home. They were the joy of her life and she cherished every minute with them. Her Life was centered around her family and all the accomplishments they have achieved. Her family takes comfort at this very difficult time in knowing that JoEllen is now resting in peace with the Lord. JoEllen lived a blessed life because of her faith, love of family, strength, and determination. She is our Hero and Role Model. JoEllen was truly an angel on Earth. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Her unselfish acts of love, generosity and kindness extended to all who were fortunate enough to know her. JoEllen is survived by her beloved husband and her children at home; also her grandmother, Ellen Ball, of Ilion; her mother, Kathy Ball and Scott Leon; her father, Delbert Ball and Audrey Harwood; and her siblings, Delbert and wife, Susan Ball, and their children, Erika and Megan, of Herkimer, Robert Ball and wife, Kathy Girantino, and their children, Sheena and Kayla Goss, of Frankfort, and Regina Ball and her children, Matthew McLean and Jacob Blovat, of Ilion. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Sandra and George Majka, of NY Mills, Pamela Woodbeck and Janice Miller, of Herkimer, Sharon Yager, of Mayfield, Cheryl and David Culver, of Mohawk; and a host of nieces and nephews. JoEllen was predeceased by her grandparents, Stanley Ball, and Josephine and Louie Macri; sister-in-law, Corrine Short; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Short, Joseph Madison and Walter Madison. The family would like to thank Dr. Alicia DeTraglia and her staff at the Faxton Cancer Center, St Lukes Hospital, Hospice and Palliative Care, Roswell Cancer Institute, Pastor Tim Burns, and her extended family at the First Assembly of God for their care, compassion and many prayers. JoEllen always wanted to help others. Therefore, it was her wish to donate her body to Syracuse University Hospital for Medical Research. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. It will be held at First Assembly of God, 9427 Maynard Drive in Marcy, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to St. Lukes Hospital or Hospice and Palliative Care. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on JoEllen's memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com. A True Hero By: Michaela Macrina A never ending love. A countless amount of care. What you do for us children. You always put us first. Always smiling, Always happy. What you would give for us, Anything. Your heart is so warm with love, Your eyes sparkle with the fire of pride. Strength, Faith. Never give up. No, not a chance. This is a true hero, You are a lifetime hero. (March 13, 2011 - modified July 18, 2020)
Pamela Louise (Darling) Mann IHS 1982, 46, formerly of Ilion, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at home. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael Mann; children, including Christopher Streeter; two grandchildren; twin sister, Patricia Darling; brother, Timothy (Cheryl) Darling; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial service for Pamela will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., in Ilion. Friends may call on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Dec 24, 2010)
Kirsten E. (Prentice) Czupryna IHS 1982, age 44, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with her loving family by her side on March 6, 2009. Kirsten waged a terrific battle with breast cancer for nearly eight years. She was born in Ilion, NY, on June 2, 1964, and graduated from Ilion High School. She attended HCCC, graduating with a degree in Travel & Tourism. Her love of life and desire for learning allowed her to return to SUNY IT for a BS degree in Professional and Technical Communication in 2003. While battling cancer she obtained a Masters degree in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology from the University of Albany in 2007. At the time of her death she was employed by BAE Systems, Rome. Her last days were spent at home surrounded by her family. Kirsten was a loving wife, mother and daughter. She enjoyed snowmobiling with her friends and family, in Old Forge, and was an avid football fan. Survivors include, her loved husband and best friend, Steve; her cherished son, Michael; her parents, Gerald and Verla Hill; her sister, Rebecca Degroat; in-laws, Timothy and Paula Czupryna; sister-in-law, Julie Czupryna; nieces, Stephanie and Brooke Degroat; also aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends, especially Mark and Krista Rodzinka, Nancy and Den Anderson and Candace Cilbrith. A memorial service for Kirsten will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Wolanin Funeral Home, Inc., 266 Main St., New York Mills. Memorial calling hours will be Monday, March 9, 2009, from 47 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.(May 5, 2009)
Keith Richard Crain IHS 1982, 42, of 210 Second St., Ilion, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, while visiting his sister in South Carolina. He was born Oct. 21, 1963, at Fort Stewart Army Hospital in Georgia, the son of Richard J. and Mary Ann Butts Crain, and was a 1982 graduate of Ilion High School. He was employed as a certified nurses aid with the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home in Ilion, and also worked at the Subway Shop in Ilion. Mr. Crain was an avid dart player with the dart team at JD's Lounge in Ilion. Mr. Crain is survived by his parents, Richard and Mary Ann Crain of Ilion; his children, Kaleena and Michael Moshier and Kendra Crain, all of Ilion; and Loren Crain of Utica; his brothers, Timothy and his wife Wanda Crain of Sidney, N.Y.; and Chris and his companion Linda of Plattsburgh; a sister and brother-in-law, Wendy and Phil Tumolo of Rockhill, S.C.; two grandchildren, Aurora and Trevor; also several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and family on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, from 3-5 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St., Ilion, where a memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. with Fr. George B. Greene officiating. (September 7, 2006)
Steven G. Wildey IHS 1982, age 42, of 3665 Southside Road, Frankfort, formerly of Ilion, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford. He was born on Aug. 13, 1963, in Ilion, the son of Gerald and Jean (Armstrong) Wildey and graduated from Ilion Central High School and Herkimer County Community College. Steve was a competition pool player, participating in several state and national tournaments sponsored by the American Pool Players Association, Inc. Survivors include his mother, Jean Wildey, of West Winfield; his grandmother, Mildred Sheppard of Ilion; his sisters and brother-in-law, Colleen Napoli of Herkimer, Christy and Jamie Grescheck of Frankfort; several nieces and nephews including, Shelby, Abigail, Morgan, Trista, Kyle, Ryleigh, Frederick, Tamara and Michael; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his best friend, Carl Johnston of Ilion. He was predeceased by his father, Gerald; his grandfather, George Armstrong and his brother, Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at the Applegate & Day Funeral Home, 102 West St., Ilion, with theRev. Robert Wollaber, pastor of the Ilion United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Frankfort Center Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the Applegate & Day Funeral Home. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Steve or add to his online memorial may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet. (September 7, 2006)
Michael (Mike) Esford IHS 1982, age 35, of Loganville, GA, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, April 18, 1999. Mike was born in Ilion on May 31, 1963. He is the son of William Esford Sr., of Ilion, and Carol Austin Williams, of Loganville, GA. Mike was a member of the IHS class of 1982. He was employed by the Ashland Chemical Company. Mike is survived by his wife, Connie; 3-year-old daughter, Carly; his sisters, Jeanene, Suzanne, Tricia; his brothers, James and William Jr., all of Georgia. Mike is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Services were entrusted to Tom Wages Funeral Services, Inc, with interment on April 21, 1999 at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, in Snellville GA. (April 29, 1999)
Class of '82 Contact Person....
Note from David..
Apologies to all who may have sent updates and haven't seen them posted. Several thousand "junk" emails flooded by personal email account and got deleted. I just realized that it was that same personal email account that was linked to this page... So, yours may have been among the "deleted".... Anyway, you get the idea. PLEASE RESEND YOUR UPDATES!!! We'd all love you hear what you're up to! I have the email cleaned out and running now and so should be able to get posts up much sooner. Please send pictures or links to websites! Hope to hear from you soon. (updated Jan 7,2006)
Dr. David Morris, is now Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in New Haven, CT. He was also Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco General Hospital. (updated August 22, 2003)
New Kids on the Block...
Here is a photo of the newest honorary member of the Class of '82, Miss Mary Irene Ahern-Morris!! (March 10, 2003)
Melissa Joyce-Rosen, Customer Test Manager, email, from Pittsford, NY, sent news. (November 14, 2001)
"On April 11, 2001, my husband Jay and I welcomed our daughter, Corinne Gloria. Corinne joins her brother Benjamin who is now 3 1/2 years old. I have returned to work and have a new position at Xerox. I am the Product Launch Manager for Office Color Products. We've been back in the Rochester, NY area for 2 years now and are thrilled to be back in Upstate NY and so close to home. My parents and brother continue to live in Ilion, so we do get back frequently. My thanks in advance to all those planning the 20th Reunion. Hard to believe it's been that long."
Amy Manion Ponder, and her husband are proud new parents.
"Hello all I just changed status to "Mother" on November 12, 1998. Now I know why I waited till 34 to have a child, that's why they call it Labor! We have a beautiful baby girl named Ellen Ann Ponder (named after both of her grandmothers). Monk is thinking of starting a girls softball team with all of his granddaughters (This is his seventh grand-daughter and only one Grand-son) I would love to hear from classmates and other alumni. Missing Ilion, I will always call it home." - Amy (November 1, 1998)
Congratulations to Liz Cunningham Welch and her husband, Phil. They are the new parents of Taryn Elizabeth who was born in Rochester, NY on July 21st. "Grandpa (a.k.a. 'Mr. C')and Grandma Cunningham are thrilled about their new granddaughter. It is their first grandchild! After 12 years of working in the advertising field as a copywriter and account executive, I have decided to pursue a freelance writing career so that I can spend more time with my baby. It was great to learn what fellow classmates are doing. I plan on e-mailing old friends soon! - email." - Liz (modified October 21, 1998)
News from Sandy Morton Walls about her sister, Stacey Morton Kattato...
"Happy news for the Morton family. On November 18,1997 Stacey Morton Kattato (CLASS OF '82) gave birth to an adorable baby boy. Little Nicholas Raymond Kattato weighed in at 7lbs 7oz. We're all thrilled!!! Especially my Dad! The baby gets his middle name from his Grampa." (January 1, 1998)
From Dana Lennox Tate...
"Happy New Year! Just wanted to check in and let you know of the birth of our son Joseph Lennox Tate on November 14, 1997. He joins his big sister Karlee, (who turned 4 on December 28th) at home. In fact, we moved to a new home 10 days after he was born! I am a Pharmacist with CVS and my husband, Karl, is a Massage Therapist and owns his own business in Greenville, SC where I have lived since college graduation in 1987. That's for keeping IHS alive and well in Greenville, South Carolina." (January 1, 1998)
Bombers Buzz Website....
Maria (D'Allessandro) Haney, Customer Service Rep., email, Morrisville, PA, registered. (Sept 16, 2017)
Kim Paugh LaVeck, Case Administrator, email, Frankfort, NY, re-registered. (July 22, 2011)
Kelly Tucker Torrey, Teacher, email, Yorktown, NY, re-registered. (Aug 29, 2009)
Anthony Fresco, email, from Mohawk, NY, registered in the directory. (Jan 20, 2009)
Joanne Rasbach Ferguson, email, Iron Station, NC, sent news. (Sept 5, 2008)
"Chad Ferguson (Class of 1976) and I have been together since 81' and just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We recently added a son, Logan Sumner Ferguson, to our family in February 2007. Our daughter, Caitlin Ferguson just turned 16 and is looking at colleges. We still reside in NC. I recently left my position at Wachovia to spend more time at home with the kids. The last 26 years, especially the last 16 have gone by too fast. It's time to slow it down some."
Tony Fresco, cna/retired, email, from Mohawk, NY registered. (July 13, 2008)
Jeannine Dunckel Petriski, email, Mohawk, NY, sent news. (July 13, 2008)
"I am having a hard time believing that we have been out of school for over 26 years... Seems like just last year than I look around and run and know it has been over 25 years My husband has MS but his spirits are excellent and we are planning our 25th anniversary trip which will be a cruise. We make several trips a year to the OBX as I and some friends have found away to kill ourselves by Sail and Kite boarding we love it and even dabble in some surfing not good at that at all, Still in Mohawk at this time enjoying our home and our camp on the weekends. Our son is now 21 and attending UA where he is studying history and archeology. He is an avid reenact-or and travels more than we GO FIGURE. We are planning on a move to the south closer to OBX we have purchased a place in the area of, Kitty Hawk near the home of the first flight. try to use it as much as we can .Also we have lots of friends and family in the area. Parents will also be going to complete the family and we have spent many a week in the area like it a lot. our destination will be in the area of (Greensboro NC) its time brother had a kid and I plan to be there to spoil them. I am still at Herb Philipsons but am now the General Manager and located out of the New Hartford location. I do love working for them and will be one of the hardest things to leave when we go. Have given myself 3 years to get all paid for and be debt free so we can go and enjoy not worry about working .... Would love to hear from all of you." jeannine
John Calderera, email, from Nashville, TN, sent news. (July 13, 2008)
"Whenever I get a chance, I like to check the website to read what's going on with everyone. I hope everything is fine with you. In June of 2006, I moved to Nashville TN with some family. I'm still investigating Fraud and keeping busy. I just wanted to update and say hello. Have a great summer."
Joseph Fusco, email, sent news.
"Brian Miller and I got together at his house in Maryland recently (on my drive south, actually) and reminisced about "back in the day." I recorded part of the conversation and, after deft editing for gentlemanly discretion, posted the audio file on my website. Perhaps other members of the Class of 1982 would find the banter and musings about our friendship and time in high school mildly interesting. Or incredibly annoying. Either way...here's the link if you'd like to post it on the alumni website:
Mary Coffin Day, Library Clerk, email, from Ilion, NY, sent news. (Apr 13, 2008)
"Hello everyone! I thought I would update my info since I hadn't done it since 2001! I have been married to Greg Day ('75) for 21 years. Our oldest son Ryan (28) will be getting married in May of '08. Matthew (19) graduated '07 from IHS and is attending HCCC/after that he would like to get an engineering degree. Adam is (17) and a junior here at IHS, with a promising ART career ahead of him... All is well, I am still the Jr./Sr. High School Library Clerk (9 yrs) I have probably had a few of your children here in the library. Recently built a retirement on the St. Lawrence River in the village of Clayton. Hope to hear from my classmates soon, and we should start thinking about a 30 year reunion! Let's be different let's do a 29 year instead. :)"
Ronald Stafford, Architect, email, Ilion, NY, sent news. (August 19, 2007)
"Hope all is well with everyone. Hard to believe my oldest, Andrew, graduated IHS in 06. He lives in Herkimer now and is giving life a try. My daughter, Cherisse, is going into 10th and is on the tennis team and talking about learning to drive. My youngest, Cory, is just going into 7th grade and is signed up for football. We are looking forward to being in the grandstands again and seeing all of you who still live in the area. My wife Jewel is currently pushing parts at Autozone and looking for something a little more rewarding (anybody have any suggestions - she has a degree in accounting). works for me right now tho as I am building an 83 K20 Chevy pickup (lifted - big tires, strong engine, etc.).... it's kind of like all the home improvements we did when she worked at Lowes. It all works out in the end. I am still at Nelson Associates as an Architect - still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up! Can you believe we are out of school 25 years now .... should we be talking about a 25 year reunion???? ..or maybe a 30? I know my memory is shot, but I think Mary and Carol (along with others I am sure) were the wonderful people who brought us together last time, and maybe with a little noise we could coax them into starting something up again. What do you think ?see ya soon, Ron."
Deanna Miller, Family Care Provider, email, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (May 11, 2007)
"Just an update on what's been going on in my life. I am still a Family Care Provider. I take care of developmentally disabled adults in my home.I have been doing this since 2001. I have 4 sons. Anthony 23, Brian 22, Brett 20 and Brandon 17. Brandon will graduate from Jarvis High School in Mohawk in June of 2008. I am now a grandmother. I have a granddaughter Elizabeth who will be 4 in June and my grandson Anthony IV turned 3 on May 6. Being a grandparent is really nice. I can spend time with them, spoil them and then they go home! Then it is back to peace and quiet! Most of my family has moved to Florida. I think maybe down the road I'll think about moving there too. I love the hot weather and I am getting where I don't like the snow anymore. Well that's it for now. If anyone has any information on a 25 year reunion please email me. Or if anyone would just like to say hi feel free to contact me. Take Care"
David Morris, Physician, email, Portola Valley, Ca, re-registered. (Feb 27, 2007)
Dan Kraft, Gloversville, NY, email, sent news. (Feb 15, 2007)
"Hey, I haven't updated in quite some time. My wife and I moved up to Gloversville about 3 years ago, To be closer to the family. I'm still working for IBM, I took a transfer up to Albany and now work at the Albany Nanotech Facility at the SUNY Albany campus. Still in the research and development area. Trying to make those computers smaller and faster. Hope all are doing well and sad to hear about those that have recently left us."
Mary Jaquish Sands, email from Idabel, OK, re-registered. (Oct 11, 2006)
"Hey ya'll. Have lived down here in SE Oklahoma for almost fifteen yrs. It's funny because the town I live in is Idabel, and my kids attend IHS... ironic. Just found out about this from Donna Nowack Marsh. Thought I would say hello and try to get everyone to write me. I don't get a chance to visit NY much. I'm still looking for Lynne Yardley, so maybe she'll see this and write me. I'm the Children's Librarian here at the public library. My oldest son is nineteen and my daughter will be fourteen in November. The weather is very hot...So everyone write me and let me know what u've been up to..again write me."
Scott Jette, from Waterboro, ME, email, sent news. (Updated Oct 11, 2006)
"Hello, Well where's my life been ,2 yrs. ago almost 3, I sold my business and retired to our florida house. That lasted about 5 months, now I am a studio musician in nashville for blue desert records(sony),when we're not working and staying in nashville i am selling boats in florida, life's been good having a lot of fun. We are buying a house in herkimer county just so we can have a place close to my family, well see you all soon." - Scott
Larry Cooper, email from Boston, MA, re-registered. (Oct 11, 2006)
Donna Nowack Marsh, Supervisor, from Taberg, NY, email, sent news. (August 10, 2006)
"Hi all! Things are going well and I'm thrilled to announce my oldest has made me a grandma!!! My first grandchild, a boy, was born on May 28th of this year, his name is Harper David William Marsh and he is absolutely beautiful!! Mom , Dad, and baby are doing great and I truly can attest to the fact that "there is absolutely nothing like being a grandparent"!!! It is the best!!! Hope everyone is well and I'd love to hear from anyone!"
Darryl Johnson, Assistant Director, from Apalachin, PA, email, re-registered. (July 14, 2006)
"Hello Everyone!! It has been a long time. Everything is going OK down here. Still a little water around from the flood, but we're surviving. Getting married next year! Work is going good, Assistant Director at Farm To Market Home for individuals with developmental disabilities. So things really couldn't be better. Hope all are doing well. DJ"
Carl Cotton, Nurse's Aide, email, from Ilion, NY registered. (August 3, 2005)
David Plunkett, Senior Pastor, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (April 3, 2005)
Laura Oldick Watchers, email, from Utica, NY, sent an update. (February 20, 2005)
"I hope everyone is doing well. I was surfing the net and decided to drop in and realized that I haven't sent an update in 2 years. I am still living in Utica with my 2 cats Pj who will be 22 and Ollie who will be 17 this year. I am single and currently not dating as my health has not been the greatest the past 6 months. In August 2004 I suffered a major stroke, (number 3) and was in the hospital for about a month. I had to stay in a rehab for intensive therapy to learn to do EVERYTHING again and was home in time for the holidays and had a wonderful Christmas with my family. I am retired due to my health and no longer am able to drive so I concentrate on getting as much function back as I can everyday by going to therapies and practicing at home. I can walk with braces and a walker and I have some use of my left arm and hand. My speech is funky (My family says I sound like Sophia from the Golden Girls) but I am still doing the things I love online, genealogy and volunteering with the kids at the UCP ArmoryTherapy Dept. One of which has said his first words in his whole 25 yrs. It was AWESOME!! I am hoping that I will be able to drive again but until then I am working hard at getting my strength back. Take Care, Laura Watchers " - Laura Watchers (February 20, 2005)
Donna Nowack Marsh, Supervisor, from Taberg, NY, email, sent news. (June 3, 2004)
"I hadn't updated in awhile. I'm still living out near Boonville and still working At Hartford Insurance. I became a supervisor over a year ago and they keep adding to my staff. I really enjoy the work and the people. My oldest is completing his Civil Engineering degree and does Carpentry jobs on the side, he's completing a remodel for me now. I was unable to make the 20 year reunion because of his high school graduation party, but am looking forward to the next get together.. My youngest graduates next year and has his drivers license now. Oh the joys of Teenagers!! Would love to hear from anyone!"
Tom Haggerty, email, from Victor, NY, sent news. (March 15, 2004)
Hey all! Haven't submitted an update since before our 20th reunion, TWO Years ago already! Just started a new job right in my own back yard here in Victor. I am a Billing Specialist at Info Directions Inc. a Telecommunications Billing Software Development company.
My wife, Laurie and I have two daughters, Kelley 8 and Kirsten 6 that keep us busy and out of trouble. We visit mom and dad a few times a year, but the weekends are lost between catching up with them and my brother Dave, still in Ilion. We try to at least catch up with Bruce and Jayne when we are in town. Small world! They have a camp up north near my Father-In-Law's.
Most of us are turning 40 this year, all the best to us all and make it a Great Year!
Annie Ahern, artist, email, Woodbridge, CT, re-registered. (Feb 1, 2004)
Amy Manion Ponder, a Teacher from Thomasville, GA, re-registered. (Jan 5, 2004)
Ronald Stafford, Architect, email, Ilion, NY, sent news. (November 13, 2003)
"well they promoted me to Vice President of Operations and Managing Architect at Nelson Associates AE. When I started with the firm 4 yrs ago there were 6 employees .... we have since grown to 16 or 17 ( I can't remember now ) and our projects have grown in size too. hopefully , in the future I might have the priviledge of designing something that you may experience ..... maybe I already have ...... see us at nelsonae.com. .... the site is a little dated but it tells the story. see ya soon.
Kirsten Prentice Hill , Webmaster, email, from New Hartford, NY, re-registered. (September 29, 2003)
JoAnn Ploof Percy, Administrative, from Canastota, NY, email, re-registered. (April 3, 2003)
Sheila Kelly Conant, email, Glenmont, NY, re-registered. (February 8, 2003)
Mark Sorenson, U.S. Marine Master Sergeant, email, Hubert, NC, registered in the directory. (October 19, 2002)
Kelly Conroy Myrtle, Medical Transcriptionist, email, Liverpool, NY, is registered in the directory. (October 19, 2002)
Sandy Simonette Theobald, email, Chandler, AZ, re-registered.(September 4, 2002)
Judy Bullis Burgeson, Tech Support, email, Fairport, NY, registered.(August 24, 2002)
"TO THE CLASS of 1982 members that attended the recent 20 year reunion... it was fun and I know I had a couple shots of some pretty good times, however I seem to have misplaced my camera to prove it! There were some first shots of my son and his uncle too that I'd absolutely love to get back. ANYONE seeing this camera or possibly picking it up, please call or email me! Thank you - Judy You can contact John, Gene or Peter too, they'd appreciate it."
Tracy Smith Hyer, email, is attending the mega-reunion.(August 24, 2002)
Shari Wengert, teacher, email, from Saint Cloud, FL, sent news. (August 13, 2002)
"Hello everyone, I have recently bought a villa within the city of Saint Cloud, Florida. I'm presently teaching 8th grade American history and enjoying life! Take Care."
Tammy Bottini, Assistant Administrator, email, from Lebanon, PA, sent news. (August 10, 2002)
"The class reunion was a blast!! Hard to believe it has been 20 years!! Looking forward to seeing everyone in another 5 - 10 years."
Warren Cross, Network Engineer, email, from East Hampton, CT, registered. (July 29, 2002)
Sally Anthaume Reile, Retail Art Gallery Owner, email, from Norhtville, NY, re-registered. (July 24, 2002)
Steven Runnion, Financial Advisor, email, Huntersville, NC, re-registered. (July 23, 2002)
Carl Cotton, nursng home nurse's aide, email, sent in a reunion volunteer feedback form and registered. (July 2, 2002)
Donald Vivacqua, email, re-registered. (July 2, 2002)
Cathy Eaker Wheelock, Account Executive, email, Frankfort, NY, registered. (June 26, 2002)
Hello to all my 1982 classmates: I have been married to my husband Kevin now for 13 years. Hold on to your Hats! We have four children Jason, Jim, Brett and Jennifer. We also have 6 grandchildren Andrew, Kevin,Meghan, Carli, Alexis and Tyler. Hard to believe our 20 year is right around the corner. I am an Account Executive for a Direct Marketing Firm out of Danbury Conn. The best part is I work from home. I hope I can make it to the reunion and catch up with a bunch of you!!! C-ya then.
Joseph Fusco, from Rutland Town, VT, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Vermont Council on Rural Development. (June 22, 2002)
The Council advises the governor, state agency officials and the state legislature on rural development policies, and works with Vermont communities on developing, coordinating and implementing public and private economic and cultural resources. The appointment follows a six-year term as a director of the Rutland Economic Development Corporation, where he served as secretary and chairman of the public policy committee. A resident of Rutland Town, Vermont since 1995, Joseph Fusco is currently vice president of Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Sandy Simonette Theobald, email, Chandler, AZ, is attending the mega-reunion.(June 21, 2002)
Gregory Hyer, email, Raleigh, NC, is attending the mega-reunion.(June 7, 2002)
Kim Ashley/Kennedy Faubert, from Ilion, NY, is attending the mega-reunion.(June 7, 2002)
Shelly Lyman DiSano, Owner/Admin. Software Engineering Co., email, King George, VA, re-registered. (May 9, 2002)
Alan Steele, Teacher, email, Herkimer, NY, registered. (May 3, 2002)
Tracy Smith Hyer, email, re-registered.(May 2, 2002)
Patrick Lynch, email, Camp LeJeune , NC, registered. (May 2, 2002)
Kevin DuMont, Pepsi Cola Company PPG, email, Sarasota, FL, registered. (May 2, 2002)
Carol Ptasznik Vavra, Veterinarian/Navigator-USAF Reserves, email, Niceville, FL, re-registered. (modified June 26, 2002)
Brian Millar, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (April 22, 2002)
Linda Murphy Redmond, LPN, email, Baldwinsville, NY, registered. (April 19, 2002)
Brian Miller, Director Collaboration Services, email, Parkton, MD, re-registered. (April 19, 2002)
Jacqueline Baldwin Fogerty, Self employed, email, Old Hazen, AR, registered. (April 13, 2002)
Sally Anthaume Reile, email, from Northville, NY, submitted the reunion survey form. (March 25, 2002)
Elissa Trefzger Anderson, email, from Randolph, NJ, re-registered. (March 12, 2002)
Robert Gage, email, from Ilion, NY, is a Correctional Officer, and is married with two children. (March 9, 2002)
Joseph Fusco, from Rutland Town, VT, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (March 7, 2002)
Gary Wadsworth, from Ilion, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (March 7, 2002)
Liz Cunningham Welch, email, from Pittsford, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (March 7, 2002)
Steve Laymon, email, from Frankfort, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (March 4, 2002)
Beth Fikes Davis, email, from Central Square, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (March 1, 2002)
Cheryl March Darling, email, from Ilion, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (Feb 28, 2002)
Dorri Basler DeRollo, email, from Frankfort, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (Feb 28, 2002)
Sherri Raymond Sales, email, from Laguna Niguel, CA, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (Feb 27, 2002)
Daniel Tallman, email Chesapeake, VA submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 23, 2002)
Matthew Stubley, email, Ilion, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 20, 2002)
Deanna Burt Stubley, email, Ilion, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 20, 2002)
Daniel Moreau, email, Woolwich, ME, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 18, 2002)
Shari Wengert, Technology Teacher at Holy Redeemer Catholic School, email, from St. Cloud, FL, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 16, 2002)
Robert Paddock, email, from Ilion, NY, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 16, 2002)
Tammy Bottini, Assistant Administrator, email, from Lebanon, PA, submitted the mega-reunion survey form. (February 16, 2002)
Jennifer Paul Herkel, School Psychologist, email, Barneveld, NY, registered. (February 12, 2002)
Ronald Stafford, Architect, Ilion, NY, registered. (February 12, 2002)
"hey guys !!!! hope everyone really starts hitting this site now that it is the year of our 20 yr reunion ..... a special thanks to Carol and Mary and everyone else for their efforts .... Cocktails !!!!! a Message to Brian Miller ... Brian , when are you and Mary back in town ? also can you send me Jimmy's address .. i have a jar of that hot mustard from the Village Tavern in Clinton for him !!!! See ya soon
Just a short note....looking forward to seeing every one at the 20 yr reunion. my wife Jewel, three children - Andrew 13yr, Cherisse 9yr, and Cory ( Cordell ) 7yr, and I live in Ilion still ( 136 West Prospect st. ( Mr softy,s old house ). I am a registered Architect at Nelson Associates in Clinton NY. ( home ph 315 894-5414 ) let me know how to help w/ 20 yr reunion ..... see ya soon." (February 12, 2002)
Michael Price, Bakery Supervisor/ Nurse, US Army, email, Greenfield, CA, registered. (January 15, 2002)
Lisa Marcil,Licensed Veterinary Technician, email, from Myrtle Beach, SC., registered in the alumni directory. (modified January 5, 2002)
Robert Williams, Mixer Driver, email, from Mohawk, NY, registered. (November 20, 2001)
"Hi, Everyone.......just updating my e-mail address. All is well. The kids are getting big. Lauren is 5 1/2 and Tristen is almost 3. Still working at Maddens. Not much has changed except for getting busier at home and work. Hope to see everyone at the reunion. Bye."
Lynne Yardley McGraw, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (November 4, 2001)
George Frenyea, email, Clinton, NY, registered. (August 11, 2001)
Robert Paddock Sr. , FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC, email, Ilion NY, registered. (July 21, 2001)
Laura Johnston Horning, Nurses Aide, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (July 21, 2001)
Jacqueline Baldwin Fogerty, Self employed, email, from Hazen, AR, registered. (Feb 19, 2001)
Kim Paugh LaVeck, Case Administrator, email, from Frankfort, NY, registered. (Feb 3, 2001)
Mary Coffin Day, Library Clerk, email, from Ilion, NY, sent news. (modified January 8, 2001)
"Hello everyone, Just thought I would update my information. I am the Senior High Library Clerk at IHS. Work a lot with the students doing research and so on. This is my Third year there and I love it. Still happily married to Greg Day ('75) we have 3 sons Ryan 21 is a Senior at Cortland State, Matthew 12 is in 6th grade at Barringer Road, Adam 10 is in the 4th grade. Hard to believe #2 will be up in the jungle this fall!!! I can hardly wait for next year our 20 year reunion can you believe it. Well until then take care and we'll talk with you soon..." Mary Day
Susan Stanley Llewellyn, Customer Service Rep. - HSBC-Ilion, email, from Miller's Mills, NY, registered. (September 17, 2000)
Patti Putch Lytwynec, email, from Syracuse, NY, signed the Guest Book. (August 14, 2000)
"Hi Guys, Just wanted to say hi to everyone!! Johnnie and I are still living in Syracuse with our only son, Sam (6 yrs old). I was recently in Ilion for the Doo-Dah Parade and ran into Amy (Manion) Ponder and Deanna (Burt) Stubley. Wish I had seen more of my classmates. I hope you are all doing well and I can't wait to see you all at our 20th." Patti
Robert Zutter, Firefighter/ Ilion Fire Department, email, from Ilion, NY, registerd. (July 20, 2000)
Cindy Anderson Martin, Clerk for NY State, email, from Ilion, NY, registerd. (July 17, 2000)
Linda Murphy Redmond, LPN, email, from Baldwinsville, NY, registered with her own email now. (April 23, 2000)
Jim, Emerson, cable cutter, email, from Ilion, NY, registered. (modified April 10, 2001)
"Hi. Been in the valley since 1992. Currently single raising two children. Josh is 13 and in 7th grade at Ilion High. I also have a 3 year old named Cory. Their both big for their age. Josh was born in Turkey where I was stationed with the Air Force. Cory was born in Little Falls, N.Y. I'm currently working for Fiberdyne Labs in Frankfort N.Y. Been with the company 4 years and hoping to make another move to supervisor of cutting fiber optic cable. Am dating a wonderful women who I care about very much after being separated for 9 months. Like to here more about the class of '82 is doing. See you at the class reunion." - Jim
Daniel Tallman, email, from Chesapeake, VA, sent news. (February 7, 2000)
"Hello all It's been awhile since I had a chance to update my where abouts. Pam, Zoe and I moved to Virginia in June of 98 and now live in the western branch of Chesapeake. I'm still serving time in the Coast Guard on board the Cutter BEAR. It's a pretty good tour of duty, but the time I have to spend away from the family is getting a little old. I haven't ventured to the valley in the recent pass. It seems like I've been traveling for the last 18 years of my life, oh wait I have!! Pam and Zoe are doing great. We all survived the great blizzard of 2000 ( we had a whopping 6 inches of snow, and they closed school for 4 days). Well that's about all for now. hope to see everyone at 20." Hugs & Kisses
Sally Anthaume, Retail Art Gallery Owner, email, from Northville, NY, registered. (December 21, 1999)
Cheryl March Darling, email, Ilion, sent news. (Modified November 26, 1999)
"Well things have sure been changing around the Darling household. I got a new job with the Radio Corporation or better known as (WRCK, WKLL & WTLB). It's very exciting, working with all the different people I deal with all day long. Also, our household will be getting bigger with the addition of a new son in April of 2000. Needless to say this was a surprise, but a happy one. The new baby will join his two brothers Ethan 9 yrs. and Josh 6 yrs. We have a new e-mail address, we also have yahoo messenger, if anyone else wants to join in." - Cheryl
Jon Kozenewski, Heavy equipment operator for Mohawk Adirondack & Northern Railroad, email , from Stittville, NY, registered. (November 8, 1999)
Donna Nowack Marsh, Unit Leader/Hartford Ins.,email, from Taberg, NY, registered. (September 25, 1999)
"I left the Valley shortly after graduation to pursue my chosen career; marriage and motherhood. I've been married now 16 years to the same guy and have two boys, actually young men, that I'm very proud of, Billy (Will) age 15 (yes he'll be driving next year), and Trevor, age 12. In fact my oldest is on JV football for Adirondack High and they play Ilion this weekend!!!(Sept. 25) I come back to Ilion to visit family as often as I can, but now am very busy doing the "career thing", I always did do things a little backwards! There's a lot to be said for having your children early in life!!! I work for Hartford Insurance as a Unit Leader for their Ocean Marine Unit, we handle insuring international shipments for companies all over the U.S.. I was at the 10th reunion and am hoping there will be a 20th, had a great time, kudos to the organizers!!! I would love to hear from fellow grads ." - Donna
Lee-Ann Buddenhagen Martin, Accountant/Auditor, email, from Great Falls, MT, registered. (September 1, 1999)
John Hazlett, email, from Elmira , NY, registered. (August 24, 1999)
"Very glad to have this site, through Jon Kozenewski, after a conversation. I haven't spoke to in quite some time!! Wish all a very well wish! After a very successful construction, inspection and consultant career, I'm under a major recovery, due to brain surgery! I'll just keep clicking!!!" - John
Steve Runnion, from Charlotte, NC, signed the Guest Book. (August 21, 1999)
"On this boring day in the stock market,I decided to "surf" and here I am. It's cool to find Ilion on the Web. I wish everyone well and look forward to the 'big 20'. God Bless" Steve
Tammy Bottini, Assistant Administrator, email, from Lebanon, PA, registered in the directory. (modified April 10, 2001)
This internet website has been a helpful tool for me in finding old friends. I am currently in touch with quite a few of my old buddies from school. What a wonderful idea!
I have recently moved south to Lebanon, PA to be with a man who asked me to be his lifetime partner. We live in a huge 3 bedroom home and will be building our 3 bedroom ranch home just east of here on our 2 1/2 acres of land.
Lebanon is in a centrally located area with Philadelphia, Reading, Hershey, and Harrisburg just around the corner from me.
Lebanon kinda reminds of the "old" Ilion when we had all the big buildings. There is even a railroad track right by the elementary school that I live close to. Kinda reminds me of North Street School.
I am currently working as a Contract Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for a company called CHAR Services, Inc. Check out our website-www.charservices.com. The company is a consulting engineering firm for Nuclear Power Plants.
I am also happy to annouce that my Brother Ralph's Wife gave birth to my niece in August-Tori Angeline Bottini! And just 6 months later my Sister Angie gave birth to Steven Samuel Sayles on February 2, 2001! All are doing well.
Here's hoping all is well with all of you and I am looking forward to seeing you in a year at our 20th!!! - Tammy
Elissa Trefzger Anderson, Software Engineer, from Randolph, NJ, registered. (June 7, 1999)
"For those of you who weren't at the 10 year reunion, here is some info on where I am and what I have been doing. After college, I moved from Troy, NY to Randolph, NJ. I have moved 3 times in the past 13 years, but stayed in the same town. This is as much home to me as Ilion. I have a son, Timothy, who is 8. Everyone says he looks a lot like me. I studied computer science at RPI and have stayed with programming. I took a few years off when my son was born. I went back to work full time when he went to kindergarten, and at which time I also became a single mom. I work for a great company called MYOB US, Inc. If any of you have your own business, check out our web site, MYOB.COM. I enjoyed reading all of the other entries from classmates. Great to hear what everyone is doing." - Elissa (June 11, 1999)
Nancy Bosquet Shepard, email, from Simsbury, CT, registered. (May 20, 1999)
"It has been a long time, hasn't it?! I am living in Simsbury, CT which is just outside of Hartford. I was married in 1990 - Nelson (Chip) - and we have two beautiful kids, Andy 6 and Kaitlyn 2. Even though I have been in CT now for over 9 years, I still call Ilion "home" - I guess I always will. Now that I have found the IHS website, I will check it regularly for class updates. PS. Does anyone know how I can get in touch with Chuck McTiernan? I would love to say hello. Thanks!" - Nancy
Linda Murphy Redmond, LPN, email, from Baldwinsville, NY, signed the Guest book. (April 26, 1999)
"I am currently going to Nursing School. I will graduate June of this year with an LPN degree. I have been married to Wayne for 16 1/2 years nd we have 3 boys and 2 girls. It was great to hear about this web site. Hope to hear from some old classmates. Nice way to stay in touch. Take Care." - Linda
Bryan Thomas, email, from Ilion, NY, signed the Guest book. (April 18, 1999)
Barbara Tillinghast Gonzalez, email, from Ilion, NY, signed the Guest book. (April 13, 1999)
"I just wanted to say I think this web page is great! I have been wanting to get in touch with few friends and now I can. I miss you all and I'm glad to hear your lives are going so well. Take care everyone!!!" - Barbara
Steve Eckert, Regional Sales Manager/Freelance Photographer, email, from St. Louis, MO, registered in the directory. (March 9, 1999)
Sherri Raymond Sales, email, from Laguna Niguel, CA, registered in the directory. (modified September 9, 2001)
"After college, I was married in 1988 to Tom Sales of Vestal, NY. In 1990 I moved from Rochester, NY to Southern California. In 1992, we purchased a home in Laguna Niguel,CA. I have a son Alexander, born 4/93 and a daughter Courtney, born 12/94. In 1995, I decided to make a career change from a management position at Household Finance to the IRS, where I currently work. I love being a "Mom" and through my children's life experiences, I relive a lot of happy childhood memories."
"My parents live in Little Falls, NY and I try to visit them every 2 years. We are planning a visit to the area in November, 99. Tammy Bottini will be coming to visit in April, 99 and I look forward to being her Tour Guide. The geography here is beautiful and there is a lot to do. If anyone from the class is planning a trip, please look me up. I would love to see you and even supply any info about So. California."
"I am glad I visited this Home page and I plan to revisit to see what everyone is doing in the future. I also look forward to our 20th Reunion in 2002? " - Sherri
Paul Thibault, email, from Ilion, NY, signed the Guest book. (March 5, 1999)
"Hello Everyone! Just a little note to send greetings and tell you "I miss ya all". I just found the site and think it's great for everyone to keep in touch if they can.I had a great time with many of you over the years and hope to hear from you soon. Best Wishes." Paul
Kirsten Prentice Hill, from Whitesboro, NY, sent news. (updated August 20, 2000)
"After 12 years at United Healthcare, I finally made the move! I am now at BlueCross/BlueShield of Utica-Watertown in the MIS division specializing in Electronic Commerce. Quite a big decision to make the move, but I am able to apply what I am learning in college. (Who would've thought I would turn out to be a computer geek, huh?)" (July 4, 1999)
"Hello fellow classmates! This website is great! Just happened to stumble across it the other day...I am in Whitesboro, NY, working as United HealthCare's NorthEast EDI Manager. I have a 5 yr old son, Michael, and have been divorced for about 2 yrs. I am also the full time organist at our local Methodist Church. In addition to all that, I am in my second semester at SUNY Inst. Tech. at Utica/Rome, working towards my bachelors in Computer Information Systems. Keeps me young going to college with all those 21 yr olds! Keep in touch and drop me an E-mail! " - Kirsten
Steve Laymon, Police Officer, email, from Herkimer, NY, registered in the directory. (email modified Nov 14, 2001)
Michelle Zaffarano Drabek, International Transportation Supervisor, email, from Lewisville, TX, registered in the directory. (modified April 10, 2001)
Deanna Burt Stubley, VP Homestead Savings Bank, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (December 22, 1998)
Joanne Rasbach Ferguson, Analyst, First Union Nat'l Bank, email, from Iron Station, NC, registered in the directory. (October 16, 1998)
"Married to Chad Ferguson (Class of '76). We have one daughter, Caitlin Ferguson, born January of '92." - Joanne
Bryan Thomas, Ilion Water Dept. Laboror, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (October 14, 1998)
Carol Duffy Carney, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (modified Nov 20, 2001)
Jayne Rowland Morgan, Sr. Scale Operator, Solid Waste Authority, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (August 11, 1998)
David Morgan, Treatment Plant Supr., Water Dept. Ilion, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (August 11, 1998)
Kevin Morgan, MS Carrier, Truck Driver, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (August 11, 1998)
JoAnn Percy Ploof, from Canastota, NY, signed the Guest book. (modified July 14, 1999)
"Hi everyone! I got married in 1988 to Joe from Wisconsin, after finishing my time in the service. We have two children Shayne (10 ) and Tanya (7). My husband is an environmental well driller and I am finishing up school and getting my degree." - Joann
Dan Kraft, Wappingers Falls, NY, signed the Guestbook. (March 1, 1998)
"This site is great. Dan Moreau just told me about it. It's great to see what's going on with everyone. I was married in 1990 to Shirley Perkett from Frankfort and now live down here in Wappingers Falls still working for IBM East Fishkill."
Dan Moreau, Jefferson, ME, email, signed the Guestbook. (February 25, 1998)
"Pretty cool! up here in wintery Maine. 20 yr old step daughter just had 6lb.7oz. baby girl. Also have 15 yr. old girl and 2 boys, 10 and 7."
Shelly Lyman DiSano, email, from King George, VA, signed the Guestbook. (January 15, 1998)
"Greetings! I got this site from classmate Sandy (Simonette)Theobald and am so glad she passed it on. What a great way to look up old friends. My husband Blase,myself and our two boys Blasie(8) and Dominic (1) have lived in VA for 7 years now, after moving from CA. It's good to be back on the east coast. Look forward to signing on again soon."
Garry Outtrim, an Attorney, email, from Ilion, NY, registered in the directory. (January 12, 1998)
"I was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1994. EMPLOYER:Law office of George F. Aney. Currently reside in Ilion."
Lynn Manley Reichard, Sr. Dir. Human Resources, email, from Montvale, NJ, registered in the directory. (January 12, 1998)
"Hi! I finally broke down and was married this past June at Cornell University where my husband and I graduated. What an adjustment to the single life!!! It has been a real change for me, but after 7 mos. I have finally adjusted! I would love to hear from people and see what's going on! I think this internet board is great!" - Lynn
Larry Outtrim, Business line manager, email, from York, SC, registered in the directory. (January 12, 1998)
"In 1991 I completed my master degree in management science from SUNY Binghamton. I was married in 1995 and I relocated with Chicago Pneumatic to the Charlotte, NC, area in 1997. My wife, Sharon, and I currently have no children. We have recently completed construction of our home and are enjoying the South."
Shelly Lyman DiSano, Administrative Assistant, email, from King George, VA, registered in the directory. (January 10, 1998)
Brian Miller, Director Network Services, email, from Annapolis , MD, registered in the alumni directory. (December 26, 1997)
"This website is terrific! This is definitely a great way to communicate with long lost classmates and friends. My wife Mary and I lived in southern California for 10 years and just recently moved back to Annapolis, MD. We have two little ones, Christopher, 3 1/2, and Lauren, now 1 1/2. We're glad to be back closer to family, friends and the beauty of the Adirondacks."
Joe Fusco, Vice President, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., from Rutland Town, VT, registered in the alumni directory. (modified Jan 14, 2002)
Joe Fusco recently completed his first solo flight, piloting a Cessna 172P. According to Joe, "It was a serene act of faith; still, for the most part, family and friends are not thrilled. Pilot's license should be completed by October..." (August 9, 1999)
Dave "My wife Christine and I, our two children (Andrew, age 5; and Katherine, age 1-1/2), and our three cats have been enjoying the tranquility of Vermont (8 minutes from Killington--plenty of room for guests!) since 1995. I look forward to sending, and receiving, e-mail and news from old friends and classmates."
Edward Bracken , a Salesman, from Mohawk, NY, email, registered in the alumni directory. (December 22, 1997)
Sandy Simonette Theobald, Event Planner, from Chandler, AZ, registered in the directory. (modified November 18, 2000)
"Hi Everyone . . .I'm back visiting again. Looking for more classmates. I just wanted to pass along to my 1982 classmates that I am having trouble sending e-mail to people with the aol.com address. Looking forward to chatting with everyone. HAPPY HOLIDAYS".
Rev. David Plunkett from Ilion, NY., email, registered in the alumni directory. (December 10, 1997)
Sally Earl Infarinato a Hair stylist, from Oneida, NY., email, registered in the alumni directory. (modified November 21, 1999)
Jon Kozenewski, email, from Stittville, NY., the sixth alumnus from the class to register. (modified March 31, 1997)
Warren Cross, took a stab at trying to Guess the Graduate. Sorry Warren...but no cigar. (September 7, 1997)
Scott Riddell, from Oswego, NY, email, the fourth alumnus from the Class of 1982 to register in the alumni directory.
Scott Jette, from Waterboro, ME, email, the third alumnus from the Class of 1982 to register in the alumni directory and the 3rd alumnus to register using WebTV. (Updated June 10, 1998)
"Well I never went to college, but I do have a beautiful wife, of 13 years, and 3 children. We both are musicians and have good jobs. We just bought a new home in Maine.I am hoping to sign with a major recording label in the fall. The name of my band is "HEMLOCK". Keep your ear open." - Scott
Don Vivacqua, PE Teacher, from Falls Church, VA, email, (Updated November 4, 2001)
Don writes..."Great idea! I just registered on the web site. I can't wait until I can search out other alumni. ...I'll check back at the site often to keep track of the progress. If there's anything I can do to help, please e-mail me. Good luck with the project." (September 3, 1997)
Congratulations Dana Lennox Tate : email, first 1982 graduate to register in Alumni Directory.
James Martin :email
"I heard about your web site by contacting tpetty at Ilion high school. I left Ilion at the end of 10th grade 1980 and moved to Texas (not by choice)anyway I lost contact with everyone it would be the class of 82 If you have a list of addresses it would be great to get a copy.The one person I would like to get a hold of is Andrew Roth. If you could find that out it would be great."
Send David Morris, email, all your class news.
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